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Conferences

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 2:20pm

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on February 14 & 15, 2019 The conference window to schedule your conference will open to Parents/Guardians on Thursday, January 31st at 4:00 pm and close on Monday, February 11th at 3:00 pm. PreK/RECC, Kindergarten, First and Second Grade conferences will be held with your student’s Homeroom teacher. Third and Fifth Grade conferences will be held with your student’s PM teacher. Fourth Grade conferences will be held with your student’s AM teacher. Instructions on how to schedule your conference on HCPSS Connect are being sent home in your student's Thursday folder today. Please contact the DLES Front Office at 410-313-5050 with any questions.
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Class Pictures and Journey Pictures

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 2:17pm

Good afternoon. Today in your student's Thursday folder you will be receiving an order form for Class Pictures which will be taken on Thursday, February 7th or Friday, February 8th. Pictures will be taken on Thursday, February 7th for the follwing: Grade 1 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 and Mrs. Wilson's class Pictures will be taken on Friday, February 8th for the following: Preschool PreK RECC Kindergarten and Grade 2 (Wilson on Thursday) The second item coming home in your student's Thursday folder is an envelope containing photos of your student. This is called a Journey Photo Group. Instructions on these photos are on the back of the envelope. Please choose which photos you would like to keep and return payment for those photos in the enclosed envelope. Any unwanted photos are to be returned to the school. Please contact the DLES front office with any questions.
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3 Hour Early Dismissal 1/29/19

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 8:25am

ALERT: An important message from the Howard County Public School System All Howard County public schools will close 3 hours early today, Tuesday, January 29, 2019. DLES will dismiss at 12:20pm. There will be NO half-day Pre-K, including morning Pre-K and RECC. All aftercare programs, sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Department of Recreation & Parks in Howard County public schools, are canceled. Afternoon PreK is canceled. All school-sponsored and community-sponsored events, including high school athletic practices and games scheduled for this evening, are canceled. The Board of Education Public Hearing on the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2020 Budget, originally scheduled for this evening, has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m.
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Owl Observer: January 25, 2019

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 2:38pm

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER Jan 28- Feb 1 Spirit Week –see more information below Jan 28 School closes at 12:20pm- End of the marking period Jan 28 PTA Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese in Laurel 12noon-9:00pm Jan 31 Kindergarten (Sneeringer/Shull only) Field trip- Elkridge Library Jan 31 Cozy Night of Reading 6:30-8:00pm
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Read-A-Thon Link

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 9:14am

Please visit https://www.whooosreading.org/ to log in for Read-A-Thon!
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Owl Observer: January 18, 2019

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 9:05am

Important Dates Jan 21 Schools & Offices closed- Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan 23 3rd Grade Orchestra & 4th Grade Band Concert 6:00pm at DLES Jan 24 Middle School Orientation for Parents of Rising 6th Graders 6:30pm at TVMS
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Poe and the Walk Smart Program

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:28pm

Tomorrow, January 17th, Poe, from the Baltimore Ravens, will be coming to DLES to present his Walk Smart Assembly. Please have your child wear purple to school tomorrow. The Walk Smart Assembly teaches critical safety skills for walking to school, walking in neighborhoods, and waiting for and riding the bus. Thank you! DLES Administration
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Owl Observer: January 11, 2019

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:37am

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER Jan 15 Hearing and Vision Screening -grades Pre K, K , 1st & new students to MD 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
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Offering Support During Hardship

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 9:54am

The ongoing shutdown of the federal government has caused financial hardship for too many of our friends and neighbors. Additionally, we know that students are experiencing anxiety and fear for their family's financial situation. I wanted to let you know of a few supports that are in place to help at this time.
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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

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