PLES Newsletter 6/15/21

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 10:00am

Important Dates

June 26 11am-1pm Clothing Give Away (see attached flier)

June 27 2-4pm Clothing Give Away (see attached flier)

August 26 6:30pm Kindergarten Back-to-School Night

August 27 1:30pm Kindergarten Open House

2:00pm Open House (All Grades)

August 30 First Day of School

September 13 6:30pm 1st/2nd Grades Back-to-School Nights

September 14 6:30pm 3rd/4th Grades Back-to-School Nights

September 20 6:30pm 5th/GT Back-to-School Nights



From the Principal. . .

Dear Phelps Luck Families,

It is hard to believe that our school year has ended!!! Please mark your calendar with the dates above and be on the look out for some summer activities we are planning that will be in person! Also, please carefully review the info below with important information for the summer.

Wishing everyone a wonderful summer!!!


Michelle M. Leader



School News


Report Cards – Quarter 4

Report cards are visible today at starting at noon. They will not be mailed home this year.


To access your child’s report card:

1. Log in to

2. Select More Options from the left panel

3. Select Report Cards from the middle

FREE Grab-and-Go Meals

Grab and Go Meals will be provided this summer at several sites. Howard High School is the closest site to our school. Grab and Go Meals will be distributed at HHS on Mondays and Thursdays from 1-2:30pm from June 21-August 13.


Summer Device Assistance:

If you encounter issues with your child’s HCPSS Chromebook over the summer, please visit the link below for information on how to get assistance. Thank you!



Summer Math Ideas:

Earlier this year, we distributed various math materials to support your child’s learning. The link below takes you to our website where you can see different ways to use the materials and support your child’s learning over the summer!


School Supply List for 2021-2022:

Here is the link to our school supply list. If your child needs assistance with supplies, let his/her teacher know when we return to school. Thank you!


MAP Administration

Parents, thank you for your efforts in helping us access your child's academic growth through MAP this year!

PDFs of MAP Spring Home Reports

Similar to Fall and Winter of 2020, the MAP home reports can be accessed at It is the same location that report cards are posted. A notification was sent in Wednesday's parent news from HCPSS.

. To access PDF Home reports for test scores:

4. Log in to

5. Select More Options from the left panel

6. Select Report Cards from the middle

7. Select the applicable report from the Student’s MAP reports section.


News from the PTA:

Clothing Bin:

Our 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! Please place all items in a closed trash bag before placing the bag in the bin. Thank you!!!


From the Community


Here is a list of resources for you to access:


COVID 19 Rent Assistance:

Beginning October 5, 2020, Howard County residents may contact one of the participating providers to complete an application for assistance to pay past due rent and/or mortgage payments and/or to prevent eviction. Maximum assistance per household is 3 months of housing expense. Click here for details.


OMHS Food Pantry

OMHS Food Pantry will be open next week for distribution. For the foreseeable future, we will be distributing on the last WEDNESDAY of every month from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Our upcoming dates are:

Wednesday, June 30


Columbia Community Care:

This group gives out food at the Long Reach Village Center, Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, and Oakland Mills Middle School on Wednesdays from 5-8pm and Saturdays 10:30am-1:30pm. If you need food delivered fill out the form for food and they can deliver or you may have someone pick up for you as well. Website:


Form for food:


Howard High School Summer Camp Info:

The Lions' Pride Booster Club is proud to announce their summer camp lineup for the summer of 2021. Registration and details of each camp can be found here: Come out and learn about your favorite sports from the Howard H.S. athletic coaches. We look forward to working with you!




Okinawan Karate Dojo-Summer Camp!

Summer Camp? You BET! Every summer, our business partner - The Okinawan Karate Dojo - hosts their very popular Fitness Ninja Camps. THIS summer will be no different--Fitness Ninja Spring/Summer Camps 2021 are happening, COVID-safe and in and/or outdoor. Voted #1 Martial Arts School in HoCo and one of the best ChildCare Providers in 2021, this will be OKD's 21st annual camp season! These weekly camps are a great way for your kids, ages 5 to 13, to stay active, entertained and educated on health, wellness, sports, fitness, and karate this summer. As a licensed childcare provider, OKD will meet/exceed all state, local, and CDC recommendations related to COVID-19.


Dates: June 21st to August 27th, from 9am to 4pm each day. Before/After care available. Find additional information about the camp, online registration, and OKD's COVID safety policy at: Space is Limited. Questions? Call: 443 574 8999 or Email:


New HCPSS Community News and Programs Site: In response to community requests for resources, HCPSS’ new Community News and Programs website makes it easy for families to find educational and recreational resources, events and after-school programs beyond the school day by non-profit organizations. Community organizations requesting their announcements be shared in school newsletters should visit for more information. Questions should be directed to the Public Information Office at