We are looking forward
to working with you and
your child this year.
Arrival at School
Bus numbers are online at hcpss.org
Arrive between 9:10-9:25
Assistants will help Kindergarteners
find their classroom. First Graders will
meet in the cafeteria.
Breakfast is available in the
cafeteria daily between
The cost is $2.00.
The students will write across the
curriculum. The children will
practice writing narratives, opinions,
and non-fiction writing.
We follow the Common Core Standards.
You can find them on the Howard
County Website. We will teach each
child through games and hands on
Recess and Lunch
The children have 30 minutes of
recess and 30 minutes of lunch.
Don’t worry if they don’t eat much
in the beginning. A familiar lunch
from home the first few weeks is
easiest for most. Lunch menus are
available online. You can prepay
online at myschoolbucks.com or
send the money in a ziplock bag
with your child’s name.
Children will have daily experiences
speaking, writing, and reading. We
assess each student frequently and
provide appropriate challenges.
Please send a daily snack with your
child. They have a short time to eat
a healthy nut-free snack. No
spoons or drinks, please!
Our school uses an entry system to regulate
visitors. Each person needs to be admitted
through the front doors, sign in at the office,
and wear a visitor badge. Visitors should be
prepared to show ID if asked.
We welcome volunteers! For the first
few weeks especially, it is a big help to
have extra hands and eyes at recess
and lunch. Soon, each teacher will set
a volunteer schedule if you are
interested in working in the classroom.
There are also opportunities to
volunteer in the media center or for
the art teachers.
Students will have PE (wear
sneakers!), music, art (wear a
smock!), media, and Technology
Social Studies is integrated with
Language Arts. We will learn
about our world in many ways.
Science and Engineering
Students will learn and explore the
roles of scientists and engineers in
solving real world problems.
At 3:45, we help the children find
their bus, car, after care, or parent.
If you want your child to go home a
different way, we need a (big)
note in their folder. If it is
unplanned, just call the school. Do
not email dismissal information!
You can find the bus
number at hcpss.org.