Newsletter 10/6

Tue, 10/10/2023 - 9:44am
HCPSS Talbott Springs Elementary School  
Newsletter - 10/6/23

Dear TSES Families,

We had another great week!  This week, we celebrated National Custodian Appreciation Day! We appreciate our amazing custodians who keep our school running smoothly and the environment clean.

Thank you to the more than 80 students and families who met up with the Bookmobile this past week! We hope our students are busy reading their books and enjoying their "fluency phones"! If you were unable to meet the Bookmobile but would like to hear about how you can help your child become a more fluent reader and also receive all the free materials and packets, please contact Mrs. Glassband at or call the school at 410-313-6915. She will be sure you get what you need!

Please remember all HCPSS schools are closed for students on Monday, October 9, for a professional learning day for our staff. 

In this newsletter you will find:


Super Singers

We are so happy to congratulate our students! Each week one student in each of our 1st through 5th grade music classes is selected as the "Super Singer." Students selected demonstrate consistent excellence in the school RISE expectations and/or the music skills that are being taught (singing, playing instruments, creating, and moving are some of the skills). 

Here are the super singers for the period of 9/12-10/4: Karly D., Callen F., Megan F., Adam J., Grayson L., Aurora P., Austin F., Jessie K., David G., David C., John A., Daniella F.B., Deborah O., Alana W., Eseosa G., Archer T., Skylar J., Savannah V., Xavier A., Samad J., Nathaniel V., Thiago L., JT R., Sofia R., Maeve C., Leah R., Peyton T.

Please see below for some community events:

Grace Community Church Winter Clothing Giveaway 


Annual Signature Coat Drive 


Oakland Mills Fall Festival

Saturday, October 7 @ 11am-7pm.  Check out the flier for details!



Wear Orange on Thursday, October 19th to Celebrate Unity Day

Wear Orange on Thursday, October 19th to Celebrate Unity Day

On this optional spirit day, staff and students are invited to wear orange to show their active support for anti-bullying.

Every year  in October, a very special event comes around — the Day of Unity, or Unity Day, as it is commonly called.  This year Unity Day will be celebrated at TSES on October 19th. This is the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month, also in October. The key message of this month, and this day, is to unite for kindness, courage, and inclusion, to prevent students from being bullied.  Get ready to help us celebrate!

Young Authors 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 attached 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. 

TSES Sunshine Snack Cart Request

The TSES Sunshine Committee wants to shower our wonderful staff with treats!  Please help us show our appreciation by donating some drinks and/or snacks (individually wrapped).  You can sign up through our sign up genius. You can drop your donations off to our front office staff so we can stock our giving thanks cart.  No time to shop, no problem.  Please send in a monetary donation (checks or money orders payable to Talbott Springs Elementary School) in a sealed envelope marked Attention Sunshine Committee. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Humphrey at

Join Scouting with Pack 914 for 2023

Scouting with Pack 914 is for boys and girls from Kindergarten to 5th grade and our next meeting will be October 10 from 7-8pm in the cafeteria at Talbott springs  ES. Discover the outdoors through hiking or camping or just exploring. Have fun while you develop skills you never knew you had. Help your community to be a safer and better place for families. Bring a friend and make more friends. Come out and find out how you can make Pack 914 your Pack.