MWES Newsletter

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 3:11pm


Important Dates


June 7th - Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM @ Marriotts Ridge HS 
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 10th - Kindergarten EOY Celebration
June 13th- 5th Grade Celebration
June 15th, 16th and 17th - (last day of school) - 3 Hour Early Dismissal (Dismiss at 12:15 pm)




A Note From Our Administrators


Dear Manor Woods Community,

Happy PRIDE!

The Howard County Public School System will host its first ever Pride Week June 6-12. All activities will be open to the community.

The week will kick off with readings by student authors who have been published in Rainbow Vision, a student-generated literary magazine featuring written material that has an LGBTQIA+ focus and is written by LGBTQIA+ authors and allies. The magazine provides students with an outlet to raise their voices and share experiences in a creative way through art, music, photography and the written word.

"This is a great opportunity for our aspiring writers to share their thoughts and be heard and supported by others," Danielle DuPuis, advisor for Rainbow Vision and media specialist at Hammond High School, said.

Pride Week programs include an author book-reading, movie nights, fundraisers at Main Event and Shake Shack, family hikes at the Howard County Conservancy and a community clean-up event at Centennial Park.

"HCPSS Pride Week provides voluntary opportunities to meet up and have fun in a variety of supportive, affirming environments, depending on the participant's comfort level," DuPuis said.

Additional information about HCPSS Pride Week, including links to register for each event, can be found online.

Thank You,


Carol DeBord
Jennifer Zinn
Assistant Principal






School News


5th Grade Farewell


A Note From Mrs. Hoskins

Dear Manor Woods students and families-

It is with mixed emotions that I would like to share news of my upcoming retirement.  It has been my greatest pleasure to teach art to Howard County students for 37 years, and here at Manor Woods for 28 of those years. I’ve learned so much and have been fortunate to have worked with amazing teachers, administrators, and staff who always put children first.  I am looking forward to having more time for making art, teaching yoga, travel, and family.  I wish you all well!

With fondness and deep appreciation-

Mrs. Hoskins

A Message From The Heath Room

If your child has any medication stored in the Health Room this school year, please arrange to pick it up prior to 1:00 p.m. on June 17th.  Any Medication that is not picked up prior to that time/date will be discarded. 


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

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

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

Join Us To Celebrate Pollinators!
Sunday, June 26, 2022
10 am - 1 pm
Howard County Conservancy
10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD 21163
Registration Required!
See the attached flyer for more information

Attached File

  • Pollinator Fest Flyer 6.26.22 (Version 3).pdf - 498 KB

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.

The Maryland State Boychoir

The Maryland State Boychoir is now in its 35th season of providing quality music education and outstanding opportunities for performance and travel to boys who love to sing! Group auditions for changed and unchanged voices will be held on Saturday, June 4 at noon and an outstanding music education, private voice and theory lessons, and gain poise and Tuesday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m.

About MSB
Choristers receive  self-discipline that remain with them throughout their lives. The MSB also provides ample public performance and travel opportunities. We are currently accepting boys into all levels of our program.

  • Resident Choir: provides a new singer with initial vocal and theory training
  • Treble Choir: continues a boy’s training while slowly introducing him to performances
  • Concert Choir: is a mixed SATB ensemble that presents concerts in Maryland, throughout the United States, and internationally
  • Tour Choir: is also a mixed SATB ensemble that presents the most challenging repertoire and enjoys unique performance opportunities.

Saturday, June 18, 2022 Backyard Wilderness (CC) 1-1:30pm
Robinson Nature Center
6692 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
Enjoy a movie with closed-captioning under the planetarium dome in Robinson Nature Center’s planetarium with newly upgraded seating. Appropriate for children seven and older, all children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Call 410-313-0400 to reserve tickets. No online reservations. No late seating. Sponsored by Robinson Nature Center.
$5 per ticket with general admission or annual pass
June 12, 2022 Summer Celebration
August 14, 2022 Beach Bonanza
October 9, 2022 Fall Fun
901 West Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21223
The B&O Railroad museum in Baltimore offers Sensory Sundays throughout the year. The day features a sensory activity, a sensory friendly train ride, and a sensory-friendly tour. Resources on the web site offer a social story about visiting the museum. Pre-registration is suggested, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information please visit

The Howard County Library System

The Howard County Library System loves connecting with students, families and staff at your school!

We are eager for families to know all the free, fun, and excellent enrichment they can get at the Library this summer. We've attached a summer reading promotional toolkit, with newsletter and social media content pre-written (English and Spanish) and a great video. Please click here to view promotional toolkit and click here for more details.

We are working to increase summer reading participation and support students having a literacy-rich break. Every elementary student will receive a paper gameboard through their media specialist during a presentation on HCLS summer reading.  We hope your students read all summer and complete the game!  In the fall, we will give every school that achieves 15% completion a certificate and additional recognition. 

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. 

With games, crafts, and performances along with vital health screenings, and health education, Family Wellness Day is a total community collaboration. 

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:

After School Activities HoCo Recreation and Parks

registration information

Marriotts Ridge High School Summer Camps

registration website

Free summer camp sponsored by theBoys and Girls Club
Activities include: 

STEM, arts, literacy, and social emotional skill building 
Weekly field trips
 Note: Lunch and transportation are NOT being provided. 
Family receiving services from one or more of programs listed on application (TANF, SNAP, Medicaid, etc.)
If you have a youth who would qualify but for some reason is not involved in one of the programs (i.e they are undocumented) they will also look at the household income in relation to number of people in the family.
Students must be between the ages of 6-12 by July 5, 2022.
Doodle Hatch
Long Reach Village Center
8775 Cloudleap Ct Columbia MD
Submit the Camp Application and/or any questions to Anna Piccirilli at