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NEW Instructional Seminars to start in February

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 11:21am

- We have some new, exciting seminars that will be starting up in February. - All instructional seminars are open to all students in grades 2 - 5. - If your child is interested in participating in any of these seminars, they must get an Interest Form outside the GT Room, which is opposite the Media Center. Once the completed interest form is received, if your child is selected, an acceptance letter will be sent home. That acceptance letter will tell you the start date and time, as well as what is needed for the first session. - Space is limited so get your applications in early. - Completed interest forms are due by Monday, January 30. Acceptance letters will be sent home by Friday, February 3rd. Seminars will begin at the beginning of February. Start dates will be included on the acceptance letter. Grade 1 “Space, Planets and Stars” Mondays at recess (11:00 – 11:30) Do you like space? In this seminar, you will learn about the planets in our solar system and about stars – like our sun. Use what you learn to create a small display to share with others. “Lions, Tigers and Bobcats” Fridays at recess (11:00 – 11:30) Do you love animals, especially cats? In this seminar, you will learn about wild cats. Use what you learn to create a small display to share with others how important these animals are to our world. Grade 2 “Dice, Cards and Dominoes” Tuesdays before school (8:00 – 8:45) Do you like to play games? In this seminar you will learn many new ways in which math is connected to materials that you have around your house, while you play games with dice, cards and dominoes. “Endangered Animals” Wednesdays before school (8:00 – 8:45) Did you know that some animals could become extinct, throughout the world? Create your own book and learn about endangered animals on earth and in the sea. Spread the word, what we can do to save our favorite creatures. “Mechanics of Bridges” Thursdays before school (8:00 – 8:45) Did you ever wonder how bridges are constructed? Have you ever wanted to make a small model of a bridge? After studying various bridges, students will build their own version. “Code.org” Thursdays before school (8:00 – 8:45) Did you enjoy the work you did during the Hour of Code? If so, this seminar is for you. You will learn about the basics of computer programming and create interactive games, stories, and art that you can share with others. Grade 3 “Dice, Cards and Dominoes” Tuesdays before school (8:00 – 8:45) Do you like to play games? In this seminar you will learn many new ways in which math is connected to materials that you have around your house, while you play games with dice, cards and dominoes. “Endangered Animals” Wednesdays before school (8:00 – 8:45) Did you know that some animals could become extinct, throughout the world? Create your own book and learn about endangered animals on earth and in the sea. Spread the word, what we can do to save our favorite creatures. “Code.org” Thursdays before school (8:00 – 8:45) Did you enjoy the work you did during the Hour of Code? If so, this seminar is for you. You will learn about the basics of computer programming and create interactive games, stories, and art that you can share with others. “Mechanics of Bridges” Thursdays before school (8:00 – 8:45) Did you ever wonder how bridges are constructed? Have you ever wanted to make a small model of a bridge? After studying various bridges, students will build their own version. Grade 4 “Sports Games” Mondays at recess (11:30 – 12:00) Are you a fan of an athletic sport? Do you love to watch the Olympics? Learn about your favorite team or athlete. Create you own board game, that you can have fun creating and playing. “Great Mysteries” Tuesdays before school (8:00 - 8:45) Do you like to learn about new places? Do you enjoy mysteries? Research and learn about some of the great mysteries around the world. “Tech Club” Wednesdays before school (8:00 - 8:45) Do you like to work on the computer? In this seminar you will learn about some new software programs, like Comic Life, Power Point and iMovie. Use that software to create products, which will be shared with others. “Code.org” Thursdays before school (8:00 – 8:45) Did you enjoy the work you did during the Hour of Code? If so, this seminar is for you. You will learn about the basics of computer programming and create interactive games, stories, and art that you can share with others. “Rubik’s Cube Mosaics” Friday at recess Did you enjoy being part of the Rubik’s Cube seminar? Do you like to create geometric pictures? If so, this seminar is for you. You will use cubes to create various patterns and pictures. (Students MUST have already taken the Rubik’s Cube seminar) Grade 5 “Great Mysteries” Tuesdays before school (8:00 - 8:45) Do you like to learn about new places? Do you enjoy mysteries? Research and learn about some of the great mysteries around the world. “Tech Club” Wednesdays before school (8:00 - 8:45) Do you like to work on the computer? In this seminar you will learn about some new software programs, like Comic Life, Power Point and iMovie. Use that software to create products, which will be shared with others. “Rubik’s Cube Mosaics” Friday at recess Did you enjoy being part of the Rubik’s Cube seminar? Do you like to create geometric pictures? If so, this seminar is for you. You will use cubes to create various patterns and pictures. (Students MUST have already taken the Rubik’s Cube seminar) * Please note that before school seminars do NOT meet if school is delayed due to inclement weather.
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Chipotle Fundraiser Night is Tuesday, January 24th!

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 9:54am

Please join us at Chipotle in the Dobbin Center for a SFES Restaurant Night on Tuesday, January 24th.
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HCPSS Tops Maryland Rankings Again

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:01pm

For the second year in a row, HCPSS has been named the top school system in Maryland by Niche.com.
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Jason's Deli Restaurant Night - TONIGHT, December 6th!

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:47am

Please join us for our next restaurant night at Jason's Deli on Tuesday, December 6th from 5:00-10:00pm. Address: 8874 McGraw Road, Columbia, MD Click here to RSVP
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It's School Psychology Awareness Week (11/14-11/18)

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:49am

The theme of this year's School Psychology Awareness Week is Small Steps Change Lives. As Howard County School Psychologists, we strive to work directly with students and collaboratively with parents and staff to build student success one small step at a time. Learn More and Click Here:
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Bobcat News 6-14-17

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 10:09am

Please read our latest Bobcat News! Click here for the latest: Bobcat News
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Parent/Teacher Conference are Being Held 11/21-11/22

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 8:58am

Please sign up for a parent/teacher conference. These conferences will be held with your child's morning teacher. Conferences will be held beginning November 21st and 22nd from 1:00 - 7:30pm. Some teachers may have Wednesday availablilty. Click here for instructions on how to make your conference: Make My Conference
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Bobcat News 11-4-16

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 8:43am

Please read this week's Bobcat News for 11-4-16
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Bobcat News - 10/28

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 1:39pm

Read the Bobcat News for October 28, 2016.
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SFES HANDBOOK

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 9:19am

Read the SFES Handbook.

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