PTSA News - January 10, 2019

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 9:50am

OMHS Food Pantry

Certain items for the next drive (1/31) are very limited. We are once again collecting specific items for the pantry. The OMHS Food Pantry is open to the entire community. Thank you so much for your generosity. We'll continue to collect the following items:

  • Non-perishables
  • Yellow Rice; Pasta and Sauce; Fruit Cups; Applesauce; Peanut Butter; Jelly; Pudding
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes

Drop off items at The Other Barn (5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia) during regular business hours which are between 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Closed Sunday).

Panera for (After)Prom - January 14 6-9pm

No flier is needed!  Please spread the word & dine-in/order-online/take-out to support After Prom!

Superintendent's proposed FY2020 Operating Budget

The first opportunity for the community to weigh in on the Superintendent's proposed FY2020 Operating Budget is during Public Hearing on January 15th at 7pm. Click on link below to sign up. Click on the link below for more information on the budget, timelines:

After Prom - April 27/28 at Main Event 12am - 3am

Save the date!  More information regarding After Prom registration & Tuxedo Rental coming soon.

Graduation Banners

Later this month... Be on the look out for more information on supporting your graduating senior with a graduation banner.

Greg's Driving School at OMHS

Happy New Year for new drivers! Support OMHS with Greg's Driving School classes AT OMHS. New classes are starting in January. For more info & to register online at the link below:

HC DrugFree News

New Dates! Teen Advisory Council Meetings: HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) meets one Monday evening a month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Barn/Teen Center in the Oakland Mills Village Center and is open to all Howard County high school students. Community service hours are available for all meetings and events. TAC will meet on Mondays, January 14 and February 11. To register, please visit and go to the Teen Advisory Council page. HC DrugFree follows the HCPSS weather cancellation policies. Refreshments provided at meetings, so must RSVP to or call 443-325-0040.

Free Parenting Classes for Parents of 9-14 Year Olds: HC DrugFree and the Howard County State's Attorney's Office will once again partner to provide free evidence-based parenting classes for parents of 9-14 year olds. This 4-week series will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 in the Elkridge Library. Parents are expected to attend all 4 sessions. Visit HC DrugFree's website calendar at for more information and to register. If you have questions, email or call 443-325-0040. 

Maryland PTA Night in Annapolis

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6pm - 8pm
Maryland House Office Building
6 Bladen Street, Room 170 Annapolis, MD 21401

Come out and meet your Legislators!
Let your voice be heard!
We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP at
For questions please email

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