Newsletter For The Week

Sat, 05/14/2022 - 11:03am


                                                              Week 5-16-22

                                 Important Dates

May 18 - Schools Close 3 Hours Early. No Half-Day Pre-K/RECC

Monday, May 30th - Schools and Offices Closed for Memorial Day

June 8th - 3 Hour Early Dismissal for Students (dismiss at 12:15 pm)

June 9th - SCH 5th grade and Spirit Day: Dress Up Day

June 10th - Spirit Day: Hat Day

June 15th, 16th and 17th - (last day of school) - 3 Hour Early Dismissal (Dismiss at 12:15 pm)



    A Note From Our Administrators

Happy Friday MWES Community!!

HCPSS Pride Week

HCPSS is proud to announce the upcoming HCPSS Pride Week, June 6-12, 2022.  Throughout the week, there will be multiple activities and events for students, families and staff to show support for HCPSS Pride, including events at Busboys and Poets, book reading/discussion at Shake Shack, family hikes at Howard County Conservancy,  Centennial Park clean-up, and a fundraiser at the Main Event at The Mall in Columbia.  Friday evening, June 10, there will be movies at Long Reach High and Oakland Mills High…popcorn provided!  Many events require prior registration. Please view the following flyers for more information about each event.  Donation Day , Pride Week , Pride Day.

Thank You,

Carol DeBord

Jennifer Zinn
Assistant Principal


Important Information

MCAP Testing - Grades, 3, 4, and 5

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that states administer annual state assessments to all students in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics in grades 3-8 and once in high school.  

Manor Woods students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will take the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) in both ELA and math.  The MCAP provides information to educators, parents, and the public on student progress towards proficiency on the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.  For more information, visit  

The MCAP assessment window is Monday, April 25 - Friday, June 3.  Parents of students in grades 3, 4, and 5 received a Canvas message from your child’s teacher regarding specific testing dates for your child’s grade level.  Please make every effort to have your child attend school on testing days and to refrain from scheduling any appointments during these times.  There is no need to study for the MCAP.  To prepare, have your child get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive at school on time. 


Just a reminder, allergy season has arrived.  If your child is restricted to stay indoors during recess/Phys Ed class (this includes Field Day), a PHYSICIANS NOTE IS REQUIRED stating dates/length of time that the student is to be excused.  Students will need to report to the Health Room during that time frame.  Please keep in mind the Health Room is very busy, however, Health Room staff will accommodate space for these students as needed.

Please contact the Health Room directly at (410) 313-8326 if you have any questions.  

Free Summer Meals

HCPSS will continue providing free meals to all HCPSS students and any children aged 18 and under, weekdays from June 27-Aug. 12, with the exception of July 4 and 19. Full details, including site locations, can be found online.

AAPI Heritage Month Film Festival

In honor of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month, HCPSS’ Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and its AAPI Advisory Committee are sponsoring a showing of The Farewell on Saturday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Centennial High School Auditorium. The film sheds light on the cultural differences between East and West and between generations in philosophy, life, beliefs, tradition and the way to interact with family members

Call for Volunteers

HCPSS is seeking volunteers to serve as judges for the fifth-grade Simulated Congressional Hearings in May and June. This year’s program will be a hybrid event, with students performing together in the classroom and judges joining virtually.

Details on the Simulated Congressional Hearings, including a link on how to register, are available online.


Congratulations to the 4th and 5th Grade Choruses for two fantastic Spring Chorus Concerts on Tuesday, May 10!  We are extremely proud of you - you sounded amazing! You have made such great progress this year in your ensembles.  Remember to always "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" and to "Shine Your Way"!  ~Mr. Dobson and Ms. Rinaldi

Manor Woods Reading Incentive Bowie Baysox

MWES is excited for the upcoming Bowie Baysox game to celebrate Reading Night on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 6:35 pm. Each student at Manor Woods will receive two general admission tickets (one child ticket and one adult ticket). The tickets will go home on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Additional tickets for parents, family, and friends are on sale for a discounted rate. You can use the link below AND enter the promo code READ5 (all caps, no spacing) to receive special pricing for additional tickets. The promo code will only work for General Admission pricing (the same tickets the students will be receiving).

Also, you can go to and click on Tickets & Promotions in upper left corner and click Individual Game Tickets - click on Buy Tickets for Mat 21 - Use the Special Offer Code READ5 (all caps, no spaces) for May 21 when purchasing tickets.

Please contact the Baysox at 301-464-4873 or email Dani Fox at with questions regarding game and tickets.

The Bowie Baysox Stadium Address

4101 Crain Highway

Bowie, MD 20716

Any questions related to the MWES Reading Incentive Program please contact MWES Reading Specialist

Important Reminders From Past Newsletters

Repeated Information Click Here

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers and Visitors must complete both trainings (print certificate for each and bring to school during first visit or email to Jennifer Young

Child Abuse Training

Child Abuse Certificate

Confidentiality Training

Confidentiality Certificate

Learning Together Pre-Kindergarten at Waverly ES

click here

Public Library Summer Reading Program 

Information about Summer Reading promotion with the Howard County Library System is now available. All school librarians received this information on March 23. Please direct questions to your school librarian or to Melissa Daggett.

Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

Parents of students receiving special education services are encouraged to complete a Maryland State Department of Education survey, which will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services. Complete and return a hard copy recently mailed from MSDE to parents, or complete the survey online at no later than May 27.

Upcoming Spirit Days

Before winter break, intermediate students were surveyed about their spirit day preferences and student leaders reviewed the responses.

Based on popular vote, student leaders identified the spirit days listed below.

June 9 Dress Up Day

June 10 Hat Day

Howard County Health Department: Covid facts & testing locations

Community News & Events

Community News

In response to community requests for resources, HCPSS’ new Community News and Programs website makes it easy for families to find educational and recreational resources, events and after-school programs beyond the school day by non-profit organizations.

Community organizations requesting their announcements be shared in school newsletters should visit for more information. Questions should be directed to the Public Information Office at

Howard County Family Wellness Day

14th Annual Howard County Family Wellness Day on Sunday, June 19th from 8:30am to 1pm at Centennial Park South, brings together the entire community, challenging every organization, public and private, and every citizen, to make a commitment to healthy living. 

The event starts with remarks from our community dignitaries and the Matzohball 5K Run/Walk.  For more information, schedule of activities, and booth space availability, visit:

registration information

registration website

Sensory-Friendly Sundays @ Robinson Nature Center

Click Here for Information

Howard County Conservancy Summer Camp 

Click Here for Flier