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Cradlerock Elementary School
Columbia, Maryland  21045
410-313-7610; 410-313-7634 (F)

Principal - Jason McCoy
Assistant Principal - Jennifer Zinn

Official School Hours - 8:15-2:45

8:03 - Students may enter the building
8:15 - Late Bell
2:45 - Dismissal

Home of the Bulldogs!
School Colors - Royal Blue and Gray
At Cradlerock students are Respectful, On-task, Cooperative and Kind!

The HCPSS is adjusting the school year calendar by two additional days. The last day of school for students and staff will now be Friday, June 20. Additionally, all schools will close three hours early Wednesday, June 18 through Friday, June 20, with no Pre-K/RECC. Summer school will now begin on Wednesday, June 25 and will end as scheduled.

Career Day is coming up! Career Day is this Thursday, April 10th. On Thursday, students will hear professionals speak about their career. They will tell students how their interests as a student lead them to their adult career.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS  teams  from Cradlerock Elementary School competed at Mt. Hebron HS on Friday, April 4.  Our teams did very well and placed for best costumes and best spirit.  Please see more information and pictures here.

Subject: The HoCo Blue Pinky Project at CRES
On Monday, April 7, 2013, we participated in a Pledge & Paint Campaign that empowers students to stand up to bullying. During recess times, students were informed of The HoCo Blue Pinky Project along with strategies to reinforce the important role of the bystander. We  also covered our own “Bulldogs Aren’t Bullies” pledge that we follow at CRES.
As a culminating activity, students were offered the opportunity to paint their pinky fingernail blue or wear a blue wristband to show their commitment to the project.
We encourage you to talk with your children about this important activity.
For more information about the project, read below:
The HoCo Blue Pinky Project is a new grassroots project led by Jaki Ulman, in partnership with StandUp HoCo – Howard County’s community-based campaign to end bullying. Inspired by the work of Mean Stinks and Gang Up for Good, this effort is designed to raise awareness of bullying among young girls. Because we know that girls are more likely than boys to experience cyberbullying, rumor-spreading, and social exclusion, the project challenges members of our community to stand up for one another and promote respect. Although, the research shows that girls engage in this behavior more often than boys, we feel this activity will be beneficial to all students.
Participating in the project is simple: Paint your pinky blue and make a “pinky promise” to stand up to bullying. Post your blue pinky pictures to the StandUp HoCo Facebook page with a short description of how you will help to prevent bullying. You can also post photos on Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag #HoCoBluePinky. StandUp HoCo will share submitted photos throughout the month and reconnect with participants about future events and opportunities to take part in the campaign.

The Family Science Night  on April 3 was very successful!  We thank everyone who came out and participated.  Special thanks to the Maryland Science Center, Ms. Bogart and Ms Redd for such a great event.


Important school information and our school newsletter,The Cradlerock Chronicle, is sent home electronically via HCPSSNEWS.  Please update or register by logging onto www.hcpssnews.com.  

Important Dates - 2013-2014 School Year
Dates/times are Subject to Change.  Additional events may be added.
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SCHOOL YEAR - 2013-2014

• April 8 - Report Cards Issued

April 9 - 5th grade 3rd quarter awards - 1:35 pm

•April 10 - 3rd grade 3rd quarter awards - 8:30 am

• April 11 -  4th grade 3rd quarter awards - 8:30 am
                  3rd Quarter Incentive - Game Day

• April 14 - April 21 -  Spring Break - SCHOOLS CLOSED

April 24 - Professional Development Day
                            SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR STUDENTS

•May 1 - Spring Pictures  

May 3 - PTA Plant Sale  - 9am - 1 pm  

•May 5 - May 10 - Teacher Appreciation Week  

• May 5 - PTA restaurant night - Cheeburger, Cheeburger                                                     



• Current Newsletter - 4/11/2014 Newsletter


Last Modified: Apr 11, 2014
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