Fri, 06/17/2022 - 3:15pm




A Note From Our Administrators


Dear Manor Woods Community,

We did it!!! and we have a lot to be happy about.  This week was a great week of celebrations.  We celebrated with our Kindergarten students as they performed for their families singing songs of joy.  It was a great event and we couldn’t be more proud of our Kindergarten students.  Third grade performed a short play for our second and fifth grade students entitled, "Going Buggy." It was a play enjoyed by all and taught by Ms. Rinaldi and Mr. Dobson. We celebrated with our fifth grade students with an outdoor closing ceremony with their parents and enjoyed our time recognizing each and every student. It was a fantastic celebration, and it was so nice to see how these students have matured during their time here at Manor Woods. Each team had a picnic and many of the grades were able to eat in the pavilion. Lastly, we had a wonderful Duck Disco last Friday night that was sponsored by the PTA. We had at least 400+ people on our playground enjoying a dance or two, glow necklaces, sun glasses, and snowcones. Yesterday, we gave the children the opportunity to “move-up” and see what their next grade area looks and feels like. They were thrilled!

Our year has been amazing. We have 103 Kindergarteners that are making their way up to first grade. We are saying goodbye to 133 fifth-graders. It is sad to say goodbye but we know they are going to do great things. Total number of Covid Cases? Well, we aren’t going there but we did our very best to keep things clean and keep our staff and students safe!! Let’s say goodbye to this Covid year and look towards better things to come!

On behalf of the staff at Manor Woods, we wish you a wonderful, safe, and exciting summer.


Carol DeBord
Jennifer Zinn
Assistant Principal   






School News

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Change Matters Campaign Update- Wow! Our Manor Woods community donated $1,340.45 to Grassroots, Howard County's only 24-hour crisis and homeless shelter. All the money collected helps Grassroots maintain their high level of services to our community. Way to go Manor Woods superheroes! To see the impact you made, read the Grassroots Buy A Day stats.

Important Reminders From Past Newsletters

Repeated Information Click Here

Community News & Events

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.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

View the HCPSS Calendar in English

View the HCPSS Calendar in Spanish

View the HCPSS Calendar in Korean

View the HCPSS Calendar in Chinese

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 


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


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

Please see the following information (English/Spanish) regarding the Salvation Army Food Bank - Fresh Produce Distribution.


3267 Pine Orchard Lane, Ellicott City, MD  21042, 443-656-3376

Monday, June 27 (July-Oct dates TBD)


From 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 

Please do NOT arrive before 11:45 am. 

Spanish - Productos frescos

3267 Pine Orchard Lane, Ellicott City, MD  21042, 443-656-3376

Lunes, 27 de junio (Fechas de julio-octubre por determinar)


De 12:00 pm a 2:00 pm.

Por favor, NO llegue antes de las 11:45 am.

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