• Sunday Update

    February 10, 2019


    What Happened This Week?

    Our basketball game scheduled for Monday was postponed until Thursday, February 28 at 3:30.


    Report cards for the second marking period were distributed to students on Monday. Please be sure to review grades with your child, help them reflect on their performance, and set goals for growth. Our teachers, counselors and administrators are here to help, so please contact us with any questions or concerns.


    On Tuesday, several 8th grade students participated in the NAEP (National Association of Educational Progress) assessment. Our students worked diligently and behaved exceptionally well during the assessment.


    The Valentine’s Dance was held after school on Thursday. Thank you to the students and advisors of the National Junior Honor Society for hosting the dance. A fun time was had by all!



    This week, STEAM Club (the 'A' denotes an attention to art), assembled the base structures for an Aquaponics system in support of the EMS after school Enrichment Program.  This week, both teams researched numerous aspects of what to plant in their ecosystems, and will work in tandem to support four semi-sustainable ecosystems (all students will monitor the various systems to maintain the health of each ecosystem).  The students will decide the garden that is planted in their ecosystem based on various aspects of research. The culminating pièce de ré·sis·tance will be a meal that is created, planned and cooked using the produce grown in the their gardens!



    On Friday, selected sixth grade students and their parents participated in “Breakfast with a Book.” Students had an opportunity to make up to four book selections of titles they are interested in reading. Books for those students will be purchased using Title I funds. Students then enjoyed a Chick-fil-a breakfast! We had special guests join us this morning as well: Dr. Jeffrey Lawson, Superintendent, Mr. James Fazzino, School Board Member, and Mr. Bill Coutz, County Councilman. Thank you for joining us!




    Honors Breakfasts will be held at 8:30 am on the following dates: 6th grade - Wednesday, February 13; 7th grade - Thursday, February 14; 8th grade - Friday, February 15. Invitations were attached to report cards. We look forward to celebrating our students’ successes!


    Breakfast with a Book: As the parent or guardian of a student receiving Title I services, we would like to invite you to a special event, Breakfast with a Book. The event will be held at Elkton Middle School from 8:15-8:42 A.M. on the following days for each grade:

    6th grade: Friday, Feb. 8th

    7th grade: Monday, Feb. 11th

    8th grade: Tuesday Feb. 12th

    Students will be given the opportunity to choose free books that are at their reading level and that they are interested in reading. There will be samples to look through and the books will be ordered after students list their choices. Breakfast will be served for students and their families after the book selection. This is a wonderful opportunity to promote the joy of reading with your family. You are welcome to select a book for yourself or other children in your household if you attend.


    Our first Science Fair Help Session is coming up this Wednesday, February 13 until 4:45 pm. Students may pick up a permission slip and help request form during lunches. Students must have signed permission to stay after for the help session.


    The PBIS Team will hold a fundraiser at Chipotle on East Main Street in Newark on Wednesday, February 13 (date change!) from 4pm-8pm. Students will be given a flyer to present at the time of purchase, and one is attached to this email. Come spin the EMS prize wheel and enjoy a tasty dinner! Full Page Chipotle Flyer 2.13.19.pdf 


    Our PBIS team will be sponsoring EMS Bingo Night on Thursday, February 21 from 6-8pm. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Bingo games and prizes, raffles, food and drink will be available. We are working on putting together awesome prizes. If your family is able to help by donating items for our prize baskets, we are looking for items with the following themes:


    • Spicy Theme (all things spicy: chips, spices, hot sauce, etc.)

    • Coffee Theme

    • Game Night Theme

    • Ice Cream! Theme

    • Arts and Crafts Theme

    • School Supplies Theme

    • Candyland Theme

    • Movie Night! Theme

    • Gift Card Tree

    Please mark your calendars and join us for a night of family fun!


    Yearbooks Are Now on Sale for the 2018 – 2019 School Year!

    The yearbook club is hard at work creating a wonderful yearbook full of memories from the 2018-2019 school year. You can choose a soft cover yearbook that can be personalized with a photo and name, or you can choose a hardcover yearbook that can be personalized with a name. All personalized orders must be turned in by March 29, 2019.  All other yearbook orders can be accepted through the end of the school year.  Order forms are available in the main office, or you can order online at www.strawbridge.net using online code 111469. Don’t miss out!  Order your yearbook today!


    Did You Know?

    There are still spots left for the Italy trip in summer of 2020 for current 7th and 8th graders!  If you would like more information, please contact Miss Outhwaite at kaouthwaite@ccps.org.  Enroll by the end of the day (2/10) to lock in the lowest price!  


    High school counselors will visit 8th grade math classes on Thursday, February 14. Students will receive their Education Planning Guide (EPG) and will learn about courses and programs offered at the high school. Students will make course selections (with parent input!) in the coming weeks.


    Students who complete Algebra I in 8th grade will be invited to apply to the Early College Program at Elkton High School. A representative will visit with Algebra students on Friday, February 15 to tell them about the program and provide application information. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting opportunity!


    Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

    Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services will be mailed the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services during the week of February 4, 2019.  Parents are asked to complete the survey and return it in the postage paid envelope by May 17, 2019. The Survey may also be completed online. Please look for details in your survey packet.  Your feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system. Your voice can make a real difference for your child and many other children across the state of Maryland.  To learn more, please visit https://www.mdparentsurvey.com.


    Classroom Updates

    6th grade ELA students are reading half of the novel Flush, by Carl Hiaasen at home. Each time students read a chapter at home, they will also have a short homework assignment. Please check in with your student to ensure that they are completing these readings and homework assignments as they are essential to student's understanding of the novel.


    Upcoming Events

    • Monday, February 11 - Title 1: Breakfast with a Book, 7th grade; Title 1 Incentive Trip; Basketball Game @ EMS, 3:30 (boys, then girls)

    • Tuesday, February 12 - Title 1: Breakfast with a Book, 8th grade; PBIS Meeting, 3:30 pm

    • Wednesday, February 13 - 6th Grade Honors Breakfast, 8:30; PBIS Zone Day! (wear socks); Science Fair Help Session, 3:15-4:45 pm; Chipotle Fundraiser, 4-8pm

    • Thursday, February 14 - 7th Grade Honors Breakfast, 8:30; High School Scheduling Information in 8th grade math classes

    • Friday, February 15 - 8th Grade Honors Breakfast, 8:30; Early College Meeting, 10:00; Basketball Game @EMS, 3:30 (girls, then boys)

    • Monday, February 18 - Presidents’ Day - School Closed

    • Tuesday, February 19 - Elkton High School Open House (more info to come)

    • Thursday, February 21 - Bingo Night, 6:00-8:00 (doors open at 5:30 pm)

    • Friday, February 22 - Basketball Game @ NEMS, 3:30 (boys, then girls)

    • Monday, February 25 - Basketball Game @ CHMS, 3:30 (girls, then boys)

    • Wednesday, February 27 - AVID Family Night, 6pm

    • Thursday, February 28 - Basketball Game @ EMS, 3:30


    For more information about Elkton Middle School, be sure to check out our website and our Facebook page.  If there is anything else that you'd like to see in this update, please e-mail our Principal, Mrs. Frunzi, at mfrunzi@ccps.org.

    Para obtener más información acerca de Elkton Middle School, asegúrese visitar nuestra página web y nuestra página de Facebook.  Para asistencia en español, por favor llamar a Cynthia Jurry al 410.996.5012.