Falcon Newsletter - all text

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 9:22am

Important Dates
Saturday, September 28            8am – 1 pm PTA Yard sale at PLES
Monday, September 30            No School    
Wednesday, October 2            7pm PTA Meeting in the Media Center
Thursday, October 3            6:30-8pm PTA Paint Night
Tuesday, October 8                Interim Progress Reports Sent Home
Wednesday, October 9            No School
Thursday, October 10            6:30pm Watch Dogs Night


From the Principal. . .
Dear Phelps Luck Families,

Thank you so much for attending our PLES Back-To-School Nights this week!  It was great to see so many families attend!  If you were unable to attend, the powerpoints are on our website.  In addition, the HCPSS Calendar and Student Handbook can be accessed on-line at www.hcpss.org.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

As many of you may be aware, HCPSS is in the process of redistricting.  Our school would be impacted if the current proposal is approved by the Board of Education.  You can access more information at www.hcpss.org/school-planning.  There are Public Input opportunities next week on September 24th and 26th.  The date is based on the high school your home is assigned to.  Please reference the website to determine which night to attend.

Lastly, we continue to enroll students and our kindergarten has grown!  We have received a 5th kindergarten teacher and have been working to hire this additional teacher!  We will keep you updated!

Michelle M. Leader


School News
From the Music Department

It’s time to sign up for band and orchestra!
Students in 3rd and 4th grade will be attending assemblies about the band and orchestra instruments that they can learn to play this year.  Students in 3rd grade may participate in orchestra, and students in 4th and 5th grade may participate in band or orchestra.   Enrollment forms are going home this week, but if your child would like to play an instrument, you can also sign them up online at https://sites.google.com/site/msstrawleysmusicsite/enrollment-form-2012-... Please make sure to read the informational letter before enrolling in these classes!  The deadline to sign up has been extended until September 20.  Please contact Ms. Strawley (karissa_bryant@hcpss.org).

From the Health Room
The Maryland Partnership for Prevention will be at Phelps Luck Elementary School on October 15, 2019 to administer flu vaccinations. If you wish to have your child vaccinated at school please return the flu consent form that was sent home on September 12th. Please return the consent NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2019. You may also fill out the online consent form at www.vaccineconsent.com.  Please contact the Health Room with any questions 410-313-6886.

Girls on the Run
Register for the Fall Season of Girls on the Run: Girls on the Run® inspires girls in grades 3-5 to be joyful, healthy, and confident by using running to teach valuable life skills. Teams of 15-20 girls meet twice weekly after school for 10 weeks. Each season concludes with the girls and their running buddies completing a 5K run. The Fall season will start the week of September 23, with the season-ending 5k scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2019, in Columbia, MD. Program registration fee is $175 and includes 20 lessons, 5K registration, water bottle, t-shirt, and all program materials. Financial assistance is available – no girl is turned away. Visit www.gotrcentralmd.org

Watch D.OG.S. Program
WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement organizations in the country. Since the program’s creation in 1998, more than 6,450 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program. Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school's administrators.

We are excited here at Phelps Luck to get the program started. We are calling our fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles and other positive father figures to volunteer at least one day. Please mark your calendars, and make plans to come to our WATCH D.O.G.S. Kick-off Pizza Night on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM. At this meeting, you will gain more insight into the program and how to sign up to volunteer. For more information, please email Mr. Blackwood at idboogie74@yahoo.com, or call Mr. McCleary or Ms. McGraw at 410-313-6886. Men, we are calling on you!
From the Community
Howard High School Color Run  

Howard High School PTSA will host a community wide Homecoming Week Kick-off Color Splash FUNDrun by Get Active Fundraising on September 22nd, 2019 at 2pm to raise money for our school. The Color Splash FUNDrun is an untimed Fun Color Run (on and off road) for all ages and fitness abilities.  Walk, jog, or run to the finish line!  One time around the course is .95 miles.  Choose to go once, twice or three times around.  Along the route, participants pass through vibrant colored zones, making it a “colorful experience.” This event is fun for all ages and a great way to make running fun and exciting! Additionally, during the race, participants are doused with colored water at various color zones ending with one grand finale color powder celebration at the finish line. Early Registration is $25 per participant.  Save $20 when your register 4 people. Participants that register by 9/8/19 will receive a t-shirt, race bib, and individual color packet. Late Registration fees will go up to $30 if you register after 09/08/19 and a race t-shirt, race bib and color packet will not be guaranteed.   

You can sign up for the run by visiting secure.getactivefundraising.com and searching for our event or by completing a paper registration form.  Business sponsorship opportunities are also available. This is a great way to promote any business and support your community. Please contact the event organizer Marilyn Sanchez-Henry @ marigavin@me.com for more information or visit our social media pages.

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