Mon, 03/04/2019 - 10:22amCongratulations to second grade artist Emma G., Edgar M., Abigail P. and Connor W.. Their work is included in the Howard County Second Grade Showcase of artwork in the Department of Education Gallery. The work will be on display through April 11. If you are at the Board of Education, take a look at all of the excellent work completed by second grade artists.
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 10:21amResources for parents to review apps: https://protectyoungeyes.com/ https://www.bark.us/ - monitors activity and alerts parents, helps parents set up controls https://smartsocial.com/ - Rates apps in red, yellow or green to help parents select the safest platform for each type of app http://www1.k9webprotection.com/ - Internet filter and parental control software
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 10:21amIt is the goal of the Department of Special Education to provide high quality special education services in a consistent and collaborative manner. As a department, we are always looking for ways to improve our services and we value your voice. One way you can support our work is to complete The Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey. We will utilize the results of this survey to develop action steps toward continuous improvement. You are valued partners and we look forward to receiving your input. Surveys were mailed to families around February 4th. They must be returned by mail or online by May 17th. To complete the survey online use the following link; https://www.mdparentsurvey.com.
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 10:19amParents/guardians of children who will be five as of September 1, 2019 must enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents may begin the enrollment process online, followed by completion of the registration process at your child’s school. Online registration is not required and parents may elect to complete the full registration in person. - you can review all of the details here.
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:31amThe Longfellow Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) programs are making preparations for classes for the 2019-2020 school year. These classes include children with and without disabilities. The program’s focus is helping all children develop communication, literacy, math, problem solving, motor, and social skills. Parents of children who will be at least 3 years of age by September 1 may contact Cecilia Booth in the school office for an application package beginning February 15. All applications must be returned by the last Friday in March. A limited number of openings are available for children without disabilities. Children are selected based upon screening information given on the application form and the “Ages and Stages Questionnaire,” as well as observations of the child’s participation in a playgroup. If necessary, a lottery process is conducted. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Dailey at (410) 313-6879.
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:30amJump Rope for Heart is now known as the Kids Heart Challenge. It will be held on Feb 14th and Feb 15th based on the half day schedule. In the event, if we are closed due to weather event, it will be held during the regular PE classes. All students are included even if they are not able to raise the funds or if they do not know how to jump. There are three ways to donate: a) online- at heart.org/kidsheartchallenge (info on how to do this is on the site, b) check--made payable to the American Heart Association and c) cash- no pennies please. For the online donations-the online donation report must be included in the donation envelope before the donations are sent. The donation envelopes will be sent out the week of Jan 29th in the Wednesday folder. For students raising monies early, their character gifts will given when their donation gifts arrive. In order to participate successfully, students need to wear sneakers or rubber soled shoes-no heels or boots.
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:29amTitle I programs at each school will vary, depending on the needs of the school. Every child may benefit from the added services and programs that a School-wide Title I program can offer. A School-wide Program helps a school do more for all of its students. Early Childhood Compact Primary Compact Intermediate Compact At LoES, our Learning Compact and Plan includes goals for student achievement. This section of the LoES Eagle News will be used to share information parents can use to support their children in achieving the goals. We hope that this information is helpful to you! - LoES Goal: Reading aloud at home (all grades)
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 11:15amIn order to support families of children headed to kindergarten, the Office of Early Childhood Programs is pleased to announce the upcoming Road to Kindergarten informational workshops. Howard County parents with children who will be five years old by September 1, 2019 are invited to come with questions and concerns pertaining to the kindergarten process. The workshop offers information for the upcoming kindergarten year, such as kindergarten registration, school readiness and kindergarten curriculum. The workshop will be presented at several locations throughout the county and childcare is available for children ages 2 and older. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for child care sign-in; information sessions are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Check out one of the flyers for more information: English Flyer - Spanish Flyer
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 11:13amLoES is committed to providing a safe and nurturing school environment that values diversity and commonality. Acts of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment or intimidation are prohibited as these actions compromise the learning environment and well-being of students, staff and community members. Reports can be submitted online, in person or by mail. Once submitted, the administrative team will conduct an investigation within 2 school days. Investigations may include, but are not limited to: interviews with students and staff members, a review of available video footage, collecting written statements or a review of student records. Based on the findings, corrective actions will be implemented in accordance with the HCPSS Student Code of Conduct. The families of both the victim and offender are notified and given updates and a summary of the investigation. The full policy, including definitions and standards, can be viewed here.