Events Sponsored by the CLES PTA
These are some of the events the PTA hosts throughout the year. All events depend upon the support of the community to make them successful, so please consider signing up to help out!
Dolphin DashA welcome back event for the students and families of CLES. Bring blankets and a pinic - or purchase a pizza through the PTA - and enjoy the evening as each grade completes a fun run on the field with the school cheering them on. Then, stay for the entertainment provided by the PTA.
Walk-n-WheelWalk or ride your bike to school! There will be several WAlk-n-Wheel events throghout the school year. A Howard County Police crossing guard will be located at the CLES driveway exit closest to Breconshire Road. This event is sponsored by the PTA Health and Wellness Committee.
Share the WarmthA coat drive held in October and in cooperation with the Pupil Personnel Workers of Howard County Public Schools collects gently used and new coats for men, women, and children of all ages. These coats are then distributed to families in our own community who are in need of warm winter wear.
Outdoor Movie NightA movie event for the entire family! Please bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an outdoor movie on the school's blacktop. Popcorn and other fun surprises are provided by the PTA.
Thanksgiving Baskets: Gobble Gobble Give!For this food drive, nonperishable food items are collected to help everyone have a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner. Each grade is given a specific food item to contribute and baskets are put together at a fun, evening family event at the school. Items collected include canned vegetables, stuffing, potatoes, dessert and others. The PTA also contributes a gift card to Giant Food Stores so families can purchase their turkey as well as any other items they may need to complete their meal. Then, CLES families come together to assemble the baskets in the evening.
Winter DanceThe Winter Dance is held for CLES students and their families at Burleigh Manor Middle School. Come enjoy the evening with friends as the DJ plays fun songs and and games.
Family Fit NightA fun night for CLES students and their families to stay active together. There will be various classes students and their families can take together. Some events available in the past: Yoga, Kickboxing, and Zumba.
Share the LoviesThis event collects new (tags attached) stuffed animals and plush toys which are then donated to Howard County General Hospital. The donations are given to the youngest patients at the hospital to help provide some of the comforts of home.
World ShowcaseThis night is sponsored by both the PTAs of CLES and BMMS. It's a night to celebrate the different cultures that make up our community, with a special program of dancing, music, and poetry, as well as activities and a variety of foods to sample.
Book FairAll students have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair during school. The PTA will also host fun evening events for our CLES Community. A portion of all sales will go to the CLES PTA and we will earn "Scholastic Dollars" to go to the CLES teachers and staff for classroom books and supplies.
CLES Science FairThe CLES PTA sponsors the annual Science Fair. All students (K-5) are encouraged to participate. Come up with a question, think of a hypothesis, develop an experiment, collect data, come to a conclusion, and then present that information at the Fair! Each project will be reviewed by a volunteer and given constructive feedback. A project can be presented by one, two, or three students. It's always a fun night of learning!
STEM NightAn evening to participate in hands-on activities using the engineer design process and learn about STEM related careers. Some activities in the past have incuded: Make a bridge stronger (civil engineering), assemble a flashlight to reveal a hidden picture (electrical engineering), use blueprints to build different objects (civil engineering), measure wind speed then put the wind to work (mechanical engineering) and more!
Stuff the BusThe PTA works with an organization called Prepare for Success, which is a program in Howard County. Prepare for Success works year round to collect school supplies for students in our community. Many items are needed such as notebooks, rulers, erasers and backpacks, so please donate!
Spring FairThe Spring Fair is the biggest fundraiser for the PTA (and the reason why students at CLES do not need to bring home anything to sell). The money the PTA raises goes towards the various events that are listed on this page - and more! This event is not only a fundraiser, but a wonderful day of fun for the entire community - we look forward to it every year! Some of the activites at the fair include games and prizes, bouncy houses, food, a cake walk and bake sale, a Silent Auction, and raffles.