Newsletter 11/19

Mon, 11/20/2023 - 10:19am
HCPSS Talbott Springs Elementary School  

Newsletter - 11/19/23

Greetings, TSES Families!

As we head into the week of Thanksgiving, I'd like to take a moment to express my gratitude for your support.  It was amazing to see so many families last week during American Education Week.  Our students loved seeing you during the school day at lunch and in their math classes.  Our math parent workshops were well attended, and we are thankful for your engagement. 

Please note that Monday, 11/20, and Tuesday, 11/21, are half days with dismissal at 12:15.  There will be no BRIDGES or ELA tutoring on either day.  Schools are closed for students on Wednesday, 11/22.  

Our teachers are looking forward to celebrating your student's progress during conferences on Monday, 11/20 (in person) and Tuesday, 11/21 (virtually).  Please call our front office at 410-313-6915 if you have problems logging in to a conference on Tuesday, 11/21.

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful and Thanksgiving.  We will see our students back at school on Monday, November 27.

The week’s newsletter includes the following:


Important Dates

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

December 7 - Fall Picture Re-Take Day

December 13 - Schools Close 3 Hours Early (TSES Dismissal @ 12:15)

Book Fair Information

The Book Fair will be open for student purchases during the school day on Monday and Tuesday, 11/20 and 11/21. The fair will also be open Monday ONLY from 1:00-7:00 pm. 

Ways to purchase books:

-Send your student with their wish list and cash/check to TSES/ewallet (use the link below)

-Shop online 

-Shop in person on Monday, 11/21 between 1:00 and 7:00pm

If you set up an ewallet for your child, please print the wallet or email  so we make sure they shop the fair!

Blessing in Backpack Donations for TSES - Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is on November 28. Check out this flier to see how you can support TSES students in need.

Picture Re-Take Day

Fall picture re-take day will be on December 7. See flier for details. 

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 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.