Owl Observer September 28, 2018

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:35pm
Important Dates to Remember
Oct 3   School closes at 12:20pm/ No half-day PreK/RECC
Oct 4   Chick Fil A Spirit Night at Arundel Mills    4:00-8:00 PM
Oct 9   Interim Progress Reports sent home with students
Oct 12    Flu Vaccine Clinic at DLES
Oct 15    2nd Grade Field Trip to the Carroll County Farm Museum
Oct 16    PreK/ RECC Field trip to Clark’s Elioak Farm
Oct 18    Joe Corbi pizza fundraiser orders and money due
Oct 19    Schools closed for students- Professional Work Day for staff
If you shop at Giant please register your card.  We need you to designate your card for Ducketts Lane Elementary School.   For Giant Foods go to the following website www.giantfood.com/aplus and enter Elkridge, MD or enter the DLES code 18209.  Please take a few minutes to register your card for DLES!
Family File
It is time to update your child's emergency contact information in HCPSS Connect!  
Your Family file needs to be updated every school year.
Having this information is critical to us as soon as the first day of school.  The Family File MUST be updated before your student can go on a field trip. Several grade levels are planning trips in October and November.  HCPSS uses Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child, and can do so by logging in toHCPSS Connect and selecting the Family File tab and then clicking on Family File.
Once logged in, parents/guardians will be asked to provide or update the following information:
  • Student information
  • Parent/guardian contact
  • Emergency contacts
  • Medical information
  • Arrival/dismissal procedures
  • Media release (photo approval)
  • Data confidentiality
  • PTA/PTSA directory
Changes of address may not be made through Family File. If you have recently moved, please contact DLES at 410-313-5050 as soon as possible as we need to update your address in our files as well.  You will need to complete an Address Change Form and provide a copy of your new lease or deed.
Parents who have forgotten their login credentials for Family File may click the “Forgot Password” link on the sign in page. If you need additional assistance, please fill out this Connect Help Form.
Please complete the Family File through HCPSS Connect as soon as possible!
More Than Karate
More Than Karate (after school program) - This program, offered by Ducketts Lane business partner, The Okinawan Karate Dojo, is an exciting, engaging, perfect way to introduce your child to the benefits of martial arts training!  No experience needed. This 10 class session, will occur on Thursdays from 3:25 to 4:15 in the mini-auditorium, and will begin on Thursday October 4th.  Registration is stillOPEN, but must be complete by Tuesday October 2nd!   Register On-line:  www.OKDKarate.com or by using the registration form sent home with your child. Contact Sensei Stanley Crump for details/questions at morethankarate@gmail.com or 410 818 6982. 
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