Owl Observer: January 4, 2019

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:14am

Important Dates

Jan  15   5th Grade Band Concert     6:00-7:00pm at Thomas Viaduct MS

Jan  15   4th & 5th Grade Orchestra Concert    7:00-8:00pm at Thomas Viaduct MS

Jan  18  1st Grade Field Trip to Robinson Nature Center

Jan 21   Schools & Offices closed- Martin Luther King Jr. Day



January 15th - 6:00 pm – 5th Grade Band Concert @Thomas Viaduct MS

All 5th Grade Band students should report to TVMS by 5:30 pm.


January 15th - 7:00pm - 4th & 5th Grade Orchestra @Thomas Viaduct MS

All 4th & 5th Grade Orchestra students should report to TVMS by 6:30pm.  


January 23rd - 6:00pm - 3rd Grade Orchestra & 4th Grade Band Concert @DLES

All 3rd Grade Orchestra and 4th Grade Band students should report to DLES by 5:30pm.


Students will need their own transportation both to and from the concerts.

Concert Dress

All students should wear a plain white dress shirt with black/dark dress pants (or skirt) and dark dress shoes and socks. No tank tops please! Ladies, if you are wearing a skirt please be sure that it is knee length or wear black leggings/tights underneath.

The Winter Concerts are mandatory for all Band and Orchestra students.


Hearing and Vision Screening will be held at Ducketts Lane for grades Pre K, K, 1st  and new students to Maryland on Jan 15th and rescreen on Jan 31st.  Information will be sent home in the Thursday folders. Please call the health room if you have any questions at 410-313-1739. 



Submit Your Videos for our new CARE Connection Morning Announcement:

At Ducketts Lane we CARE!  We would love videos of Parents/Guardians/Families saying our morning CARE Pledge!  You can even say it together with your child in your video.  If your family speaks another language, feel free to submit your CARE video in another language.  You can submit your videos via email to Mrs. Shappell at misty_shappell@hcpss.org
Be sure to use the following script:

"Hi My name is _______.  I am _______ 's (Mom/Dad/Grandparent...etc).  
At Ducketts Lane, We CARE.
We are CARING, Achieving, and Ready to Learn Every Day!"

***If you are going to record in a different language, use the script below****

"Hi My name is _______.  I am _______ 's (Mom/Dad/Grandparent...etc). 
going to teach you how to say the CARE Pledge in ________. (language)

_____ ____ ______, ______, ______ _______ _____ _____ _____ _____."
Now you try it! Repeat after me: __________________________.

"Thank you for learning some _____(language) with us today!"

"More Than Karate" after school at Ducketts.  Fun and Structured...the perfect way to introduce your child to the benefits of martial arts training!  Register NOW - online - www.okdkarate.com!!  Classes held at DLES, beginning Thursday January 24th (every Thursday for 10 weeks), 3:25-4:15pm!  Led by adult Instructors from, THE OKINAWAN KARATE DOJO, students leave class smiling, focused, more respectful, and skilled with sound self-defense basics!!  Flyers will be sent home soon or REGISTER ON-Line at - www.okdkarate.com...by January 22nd.  Call 443-574-8999 or email morethankarate@gmail.com for more info on our AFTER-SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION and CAMP services!  NEW LOCATION - 4900 Waterloo Rd in 21043!