Newsletter 4/26

Tue, 04/30/2024 - 8:01am
HCPSS Talbott Springs Elementary School  
Newsletter - 4/26/24

Greetings TSES Families,

We had so much fun at field day today!  The weather was beautiful, and our students and staff had a blast.  Thank you to our amazing staff and parent volunteers for making this day happen.  A special shout out to Ms. Parker and Mr. Bonsu, TSES PE Teachers, for planning such an awesome day!  

Please see below for some important information.

The week’s newsletter includes the following:

TSES is a 2024 Maryland Green School!

Talbott Springs Elementary School received certification as a Maryland Green School from the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE), after demonstrating and documenting a continuous effort to integrate sustainable environmental management practices, environmental education curriculum, professional development opportunities, and community engagement into our daily operations. The award signifies our commitment to developing stewards of the earth and reducing the school’s impact.  Talbott Springs is 1 of 10 Howard County schools to receive this award! 

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)  is a non-profit organization.  MAEOEs mission is to encourage, engage and empower the community to understand, responsibly use and promote the natural world. MAEOE's Maryland Green Schools Program celebrates 25 years in 2024. For a complete listing of Green Schools and Green Centers visit


Yearbook Ordering Information

It’s time to order your 90+ page full-color yearbook! What a great way to remember this school year and give your child a lasting keepsake. 

To order:

  • Complete order envelope (one envelope per student) sent home on 4/22.

  • Send Cash, Check, or Money Order made payable to Talbott Springs Elementary School PTA for $29.00 per book ordered.

  • Order online at

  • Return order envelope by May 17, 2024 (FIRM DATE).

  • TSES does not order ‘extra’ yearbooks for later purchase.

  • Email if you have any questions!

2023-2024 Yearbook Cover Contest

The TSES PTA Yearbook Committee is happy to welcome back the Yearbook Cover Contest!    Please email Michelle at with any questions. 

Important Details:

· The 2023-2024 Yearbook Cover theme is “At TSES we are Unique and Fabulous!”

· The picture must fill an 8.5 x 11 piece of white paper

· The picture must include Talbott Springs Elementary School and 2023-2024. (Please spell the name of the school and write the school year dates correctly).

· The picture must be vertically oriented

· The picture must be in color

· Do not fold your picture

· Name of Student, Grade & Teacher’s Name (write on back, please)

If you are interested, please submit a color drawing by Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

2023-2024 Yearbook Love Notes

Right after your child scavenges the yearbook for his or her pictures and those of friends, they will want to read all the wonderful LOVE NOTES from Family Members. Please use this opportunity to write to your child(ren) to show how much they are appreciated and loved, especially during the 2023-2024 school year!

                  * Let them know how GREAT they are doing in School!

                  * Tell them how PROUD you are of their accomplishments!
                  * Let them know you APPRECIATE how they have helped you!

Fill out the form below no later than May 3, 2024.   Thank you!


(1) Megan, we are so proud of you this year.  We love you so much!
(2) Good Luck in Middle School Joe, we are so proud of you!

Please contact Michelle at with any questions.

Spanish Love Notes 2023-2024

English Love Notes 2023-2024


2024-2025 Bus Service Registration

 To help HCPSS plan for student transportation needs for the 2024-2025 school year, bus service registration for the 2024-2025 school year will open for parents/guardians of eligible students on April 8. Families will be notified on April 4 via districtwide email/website post with translations, and a reminder in the HCPSS News email to families on April 10. Families will be asked to complete registration by May 31 to better inform development of routes and busing needs.
Following the April 8 open date, schools should remind families of the bus registration requirement and process. Details on Bus Transportation Registration are available on the HCPSS website. At this time, schools are not being asked to follow-up with eligible families that do not complete registration; however, please encourage families to register through May 31 using multiple methods such as school newsletters and announcements at school and community events. More information is forthcoming. Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Transportation.