Weekly News From The Hill

March 23rd, 2018

Important Dates

  • 2nd Grade Field Trip (Baltimore Museum of Industry) - 03/28
  • Crazy Hair Spirit Day - 03/29

Youth Art Month

March is Youth Art Month. Below is a list of art shows featuring students at Jeffers Hill! Please congratulate our hard-working students!


Third Grade Showcase is at the Howard County Department of Education Gallery. Jeffers Hill is represented by Aboriginal inspired paintings from Nelson A. and Kate A., and self-portraits by Zion C. and Aanya C.. The show runs until April 16th, 2018.


The Youth Art Month show opened March 1st at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. Congratulations to 5th graders Jacob B. and 5th grader Lily S.. who had their work chosen for the show.


Drawing for Understanding is at the Howard County Arts Council. This show features Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired still-life drawings from 4th graders Luke T., Andrew B., and Mai Anh N.. The show is open until April 20, 2018.


Coming up in April is the 46th Annual Columbia Mall Show, from April 10th-April 23rd. This show is our biggest, featuring artwork from about 50 students from Jeffers Hill. More information about this show TBA.


Thank you for supporting the arts at JHES!


--Ms. Odom

JHES Kindness Tree

Our Kindness Tree continues to grow. Take a look at our newest "leaves of kindness".
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Jaguar STEM Club

Today is the first day of our Jaguar STEM Club. Students were led in discussion by scientists from DSM Nutritional Products, Microbial Biotechnology. The students performed hands-on DNA extractions from fruits using dishwashing liquid. They also set up an egg yolk color estimation station. See the pictures below of the activities.

Inclement Weather Make-Up Days

Inclement Weather Make-Up Days Update (3/2/2018): To make up for the five inclement weather school closings this current school year, 2017-2018, schools will now be in session: Wednesday, April 4; Thursday, April 5; Friday, April 6; Friday, May 18 (dismiss three-hours early); and Friday, June 15 (dismiss three hours early). Additionally, to adjust for the June 15 last student day, Tuesday, June 12 is now a full day for students. Learn more about the calendar update → http://www.hcpss.org/calendar/

Community Fundraiser Event

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year is underway. Please call Ms. Taylor to set up an appointment. To register online, click the link below.

Kindergarten Online Registration


Please bring the following documents:


  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization shot record
  • Deed or Lease
  • Current utility bill (no welcome letters)


Click on the link below for additional information.


Kindergarten Registration


--Ms. Taylor

Online School Payments

We encourage parents to use our online service when paying for field trips. Doing so limits the amount of money that children have to carry and the amount handled in the school. Click on the link below to find your child's trip. Please note: Each trip has a drop down menu bar that displays the teachers' name. Please be sure to select the correct teacher.

If you have any issues with the system please contact Ms. Allen in the front office or email latonya_allen@hcpss.org. Thank you for helping us improve our money collection process.

Pay For My Field Trip


--Ms. Allen

PTA News

The next PTA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 19th at 6:30pm.

PTA Website


PTA Facebook


PTA Twitter

JHES Website

Community News

Click on the link below to find all information related to non-profit organization activities.

Community News

Association of Community Services of Howard County