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Upcoming Events



School Event



Report Cards Distributed

2/1, 8,15,22

Study Buddies 3:30P – 4:30P

2/2, 9,16,23

24 Club 3:30P – 4:15P

2/6, 13, 20, 27

Art Club/Chess Club 3:30P- 4:30P

2/7, 21

Space Maker Club 3:30P – 4:15P

2/12 - 23

Hearing & Vision Screening


Presidents Day/Schools Closed


Student Banking Day 9:00A


Jump Rope For Heart

3/1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Study Buddies 3:30P – 4:30P

3/2, 9, 16, 23

24 Club 3:30P – 4:15P

3/6, 13, 20, 27

Art Club/Chess Club 3:30P- 4:30P

3/7, 21

Space Maker Club 3:30P – 4:15P

3/15, 16

Hearing & Vision Make-up Screenings


Schools Close 3 hrs. early


Schools Closed for Spring Break



A message from Candy Dean, PTA President

Wow how exciting was the month of December! What a way to end the year! Thanks to all that joined us for our 3rd Annual Winter Dance. Everyone looked great, so much dancing, fun crafts, silly pics and we hope everyone got a chance to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas. Thanks to all the teachers and parents who volunteered to make this year’s dance a success.

Essex Elementary families “Rocked” the night on December 14th for our first Rock Painting night hosted by Mrs. Skeels. Our families are so creative, everyone did an awesome job. Thanks Mrs. Skeels, Mrs. Hiner, Ms. Sanzone & Miss Gerke for all your help in setup & hosting. Students and parents had a chance to shop our Book Fair that ran from December 11th-18th. Thanks to Miss Gerke for organizing and to all of our parent volunteers who helped students with their purchases and keep the book fair up and running through the week.

We are excited to start a new year of fun activities and events. We appreciate all of our volunteers, if you are interested in volunteering please email


PTA Event



Make a Piñata Family Night


PTA Meeting


Movie Night


Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank

Student BUSY BEE SAVINGS Account

Teach your children how to save for the future.

Buzz into saving with a BUSY BEE account!

Minimum deposit of $5.00 to open account

Minor must be the primary account holder with a parent

or guardian as a custodian and signer on the account

* Interest is compounded daily and credited quarterly

* No monthly maintenance fees

Bay-Vanguard will have a representative available at Essex Elementary on the following dates:

February 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

April 17, 2018

May 15, 2018

Once $250.00 is saved, your child will receive a special gift.

Bay Vanguard Federal Savings Bank is not affiliated with Baltimore County Public Schools.



PTA Event



Playground Fundraiser


Box Top Winter Collection Sheet

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