Calendar and Events
Check back regularly as additional events will be added throughout the year!
Feb 27: Raise Craze Kick Off Assemblies (school day)
Mar 05: Raise Craze Service Night (6:30-8:30pm)
Mar 13: Raise Craze ends
Mar 12: Kindergarten Restaurant Night (Pasta Blitz, info at right)
Mar 16: Raise Craze Closing Assemblies (school day)
Mar 24: PTA Monthly Meeting *date changed* (7pm, Media Center)
Mar 25: 5th Grade Restaurant Night (Ernesto's, info at right)
Apr 16: International Night (Details TBA)
Apr 21: PTA Monthly Meeting (7pm, Media Center)
May 19: PTA Monthly Meeting (7pm, Media Center)
May 30: Spring Festival
Past Events: 2019-20 School Year
Aug 27: Staff Appreciation Lunch
Aug 30: Open House
Sept 03: First day of school!
Sep 16: Back to School Night for K-2
Sep 18: Back to School Night 3-5 & GT
Sep 24: PTA Monthly Meeting
Oct 04: Back to School Bingo
Oct 05: Send in Membership & Donation form. You can pay online here!
Oct 15: Raise Craze info Session, Speaker on Maryland 529 accounts
Nov 06: Spring Festival Planning meeting
Nov 19: PTA Monthly Meeting - canceled
Nov 26: LAST DAY to order Square 1 Art
Dec 10: Holiday Book Fair (Barnes & Noble)
Dec 17: PTA Monthly Meeting
Jan 28: PTA Monthly Meeting
Feb 18: PTA Monthly Meeting
Feb 25: STEAM Night
Past Events: 2018-19 School Year
Aug 28 2018: Staff Appreciation Lunch
Aug 31: Open House & Spirit Wear Sale
Sep 04: First Day of School
Sep 11: PTA Meeting
Sep 17: Restaurant Night at Pie 5
Sep 24-25: Back to School Night
Sep 28: Back to School BINGO
*PTA yearly budget vote
Oct 03: Spring Festival planning meeting
Oct 04: 1-2-3 Magic Overview
Oct 10: Restaurant Night at Chick-fil-A
Oct 15: Talent Show Audition Forms due
Oct 16: PTA Meeting
Oct 22 & 23: Talent Show Auditions for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grades
Oct 26: Donation deadline for Winter Coat Drive
Oct 26 & 29: Talent Show Auditions for 3rd, 4th, 5th grades
Nov 01: Candy for the Troops begins
Nov 09: Talent Show Performance for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grades
Nov 13: Restaurant Night at Texas Roadhouse
Nov 14: Spring Festival Planning meeting
Nov 16: Talent Show Performance for 3rd, 4th, 5th grades
Nov 19: Staff Dinner
Nov 27: PTA Meeting
Nov 28: LAST DAY to order Square 1 Art
Dec 10: Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Fair
Dec 13: Start with Hello
Dec 18: PTA Meeting
Jan 15 2019: PTA Meeting
Jan 16: Restaurant Night at Noodles & Co.
Feb 14: Staff Conference Dinner
Feb 19: PTA Meeting
Feb 21: Start With Hello Lunch
Feb 28: Movie Night and Speaker Series - fun for kids and adults!
Mar 01: Raise Craze Kicks off!
Mar 07: Raise Craze - Service Night
Mar 13: Restaurant Night at Uno Pizzeria and Math Night 5:30-7:30pm!
Mar 14: Start With Hello Lunch
Mar 15: Junior Achievement Day
Mar 15: Raise Craze Concludes
Mar 18: Raise Craze - Closing Ceremonies
Mar 19: PTA Meeting
Apr 11: International Night
Apr 11: Start With Hello Lunch
Apr 16: Restaurant Night, Tino's Italian Bistro
Apr 23: PTA Meeting
Apr 24: STEAM Night
May 01: Junior Cheetah Day; Kindergarten Information Night
May 6-10: Staff Appreciation Week
May 11: Spring Festival
May 21: PTA Meeting
Get ready to spread the kindness again this year! Check your Friday folder for registration information.
All are welcome to attend, but each restaurant night this spring will focus on a particular grade, and will serve as a community building event for students to see each other outside of the school setting. (All funds raised will go to the PTA's general fund.)
Kindergarten, March 12: Past Blitz, 6010 University Blvd, Ellicott City; flier coming soon.
5th Grade, March 25: Ernesto's, 4pm to close, 5715 Richard's Valley Rd, Ellicott City; no flier needed - just mention that you are there for the IES event.
Spring Festival Planning
We are very excited for this year’s Ilchester Spring Festival - a fun family event complete with games, food, music, raffles, prizes, and more! Want to help make this event a success? Contact- Ginny Zimmerman at
IES PTA Monthly Meetings
November: Come hear about Howard County Library System (HCLS) resources that support HCPSS’ curriculum and benefit students including the A+ and other community programs. A HCLS instructor will help familiarize parents with HCLS’ online research and homework help tools.
All are welcome, and childcare is provided! Please join us in the Media Center, and share your ideas and concerns.
Elementary Education interns from Towson University will be on site to provide childcare at each PTA meeting this year.
We will also post upcoming events and details on Facebook - connect with us there to see the latest news!
Parents of Children with Medication kept in the Health Room: Please be aware that the Health Room is closed after school hours. Your child will not have access to medication in the Health Room during PTA evening school events that occur outside of the school day.