News from the PTA 6/15/20

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 9:08am

Clothing Bin:

We wanted you to know that the Clothing Bin is still accessible during the school closure.  Please feel free to donate any items to our Clothing Bin in our school parking lot.  This is a fundraiser and supports our PTA!  Last month, we earned First Place because we had the most weight in our bin out of all of the HCPSS clothing bins!!!


From the Community


Here is a list of food sources for you to access:


Grab and Go Meals:

Meals are distributed to children 18 years and younger Monday through Friday from 11:30am-1:30pm at Howard High School.  This is the closest site to our school.  You are allowed to send one family member to get food for everyone in the household.  It is recommended you bring a bag or backpack if you choose to do this.


If you can’t get there to pick-up food, you can use the information at this site to have someone deliver to your home.


Columbia Community Cares:

This group gives out food at Howard High during the Grab and Go Meal times.  They also give out food at Swansfield Elementary, Oakland Mills Middle, Wilde Lake Middle, and Lake Elkhorn Middle.   You can also fill out their form for food and they can deliver as well.


Form for food:

Open Doors Food Pantry:
Mount Zion United Methodist Church will be hosting The Open Doors Food Pantry on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Check-in from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Please bring ID with you to check-in. If you need transportation to the food pantry, contact the Rotary Club at


Mission 19:

A local company located in Maple Lawn is offering gift cards to Food Lion and some local restaurants, as well as CVS gift cards to help with any needed prescriptions. You can apply through their website,