Newsletter 10/21

Mon, 10/23/2023 - 8:40am
HCPSS Talbott Springs Elementary School  
Newsletter - 10/21/23


Greetings, TSES Families!  The week’s newsletter includes the following:

Important Dates

October 27:  PTA Trunk or Treat @ 6pm-7pm in the TSES bus loop

October 31:  End of Quarter 1

October 31:  Schools Close 3 Hours Early (TSES dismissal @ 12:15)

November 2:  Flu Clinic

November 6:  Connect Opens for Parents to Schedule Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 7:  Fall Picture Day (Fliers will be sent home)

November 8:  Quarter 1 Report Cards Available in Connect

November 11:  Trot for Talbott

November 16:  PTA Meeting @ 6:15pm

November 13-17: American Education Week (details coming soon!) 

November 20-21:  Schools Close 3 Hours Early (TSES Dismissal @ 12:15), Parent/Teacher Conferences 

November 22:  Schools Closed for Students,  Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 23-23:  Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday​​​​​​​

MLK Poster Contest

You’re invited to participate in the annual MLK Elementary School Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “Show how Howard County can be more welcoming to people of all backgrounds.” Although Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left us too soon, his powerful legacy and universal message of peace lives on today. See the image below for information on contest participation requirements. All poster submissions are due by October 31, 2023.


Each year, the Howard County Public School System partners with the Maryland Partnership for Prevention to bring flu immunizations into our schools for students.  This year, they will also be offering the latest Covid vaccine.  The clinic at TSES will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023, during school hours.  If you would like your child to be vaccinated against the flu and/or Covid at this clinic, please register at this link.  You are not required to provide your child’s insurance information.  Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is safe to receive the flu and covid vaccine on the same day. If you have any concerns about the new Covid vaccine, you are advised to speak with your child’s pediatrician. All in-school clinics will be closed to registration one week before the clinic date to allow our health room staff time to review and prepare the consents and make sure enough vaccines are ordered.  If you have any questions, please call your school’s health room at (410) 313-6918.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

The TSES annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will be held October 30 - November 16.  Please see the flier for additional details.  

How to Show Gratitude to Our Veterans

At Talbott Springs Elementary, we would like to thank family members of our students who have previously served or are currently serving in any branch of the United States military. Please click on the link below and share your information so that we can give special recognition to the children, on Friday November, 10th. Please submit your information using this link,  by Friday, November 3rd, to allow time for sharing information with classroom teachers to highlight during Social Emotional Learning time on 11/10. Thank you!

Young Author Contest

The Howard County Literacy Association invites students in grades 1-5 to submit their original poems and/or short stories to the annual writing contest called The Young Authors' Contest. Please see the Young Authors’ Contest Guidelines for information about the rules and guidelines. All entries must have a completed YAC Cover Sheet sent as a PDF. Submissions may be emailed to by December 11, 2023. Contact Erika Kennedy with any questions. All Young Authors’ Contest information can be found on the HCLA website. Howard County Literacy Association welcomes parents as members. Visit the HCLA Welcome Page for information about joining.