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PTSA Restaurant Night at Chipotle on Tuesday, October 16th 5-pm

posted Sep 22, 2018, 2:38 PM by Alan Romack   [ updated Sep 22, 2018, 2:40 PM ]

Come to the Chipotle on Old Dobbin Rd. See your fellow students and community members. Show this flyer and the PTSA gets 33% of proceeds. 

Proposed PTSA Budget for the 2018/19 School Year

posted Aug 22, 2018, 5:15 PM by Vice President Communications

Please attend the General Membership on September 24 at 6:30pm to vote on the Proposed Budget (below) for the 2018/19 school year.

September Regular PTSA Meeting Sept 24

posted Aug 20, 2018, 11:11 AM by Vice President Communications   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 10:02 PM ]

Join us on Monday, September 24 at 6:30pm in the OMMS Media Center for the first PTSA meeting of the 2018/19 school year.  

During this first meeting we will introduce our new board members, including President Amy Brooks. We will also discuss some new initiatives that will be offered this school year and we'll introduce you to some community organizations that will be supporting our work with Restorative Justice Circles.

January 9th, Regular PTSA Meeting has been cancelled.

posted Jan 8, 2018, 5:31 PM by Alan Romack

Important announcement, the 1-9-18 OMMS PTSA meeting has been cancelled. The reschedule for High School Orientation is the same night and nearly every member of the board has a rising 9th grader. We have not worked out a new night but will ASAP. If you need something from the PTSA that is time sensitive, contact Al Romack at  Thanks for your understanding.

September Regular PTSA Meeting

posted Sep 12, 2017, 10:11 AM by Alan Romack

Hi all,
September 12, at 6:30pm is our 1st PTSA meeting of the school year.  Please find a copy of the agenda here:

We are still in desperate need of a Treasurer.  Please volunteer if you can.


2017-2018 Proposed PTSA Budget

posted Aug 26, 2017, 6:39 PM by Alan Romack   [ updated Aug 26, 2017, 6:41 PM ]

Your PTSA has been working hard this summer to prepare for the upcoming school year.  Please find attached to this announcement the Proposed budget for this school year.  This is your opportunity to provide input into how the PTSA's, your, money is spent.  The executive board will be considering this budget and any proposed changes at the Regular PTSA meeting on September 12th, 2017 and will be voting on a final version to forward to the entire PTSA to vote on during our General Meeting on October 10th. 2017.  We could really use you support at this General Meeting in October, so come out and vote in our budget!!

You can find a copy of this proposed budget here:

Redistricting Meeting Help Needed

posted Jul 31, 2017, 9:38 AM by Alan Romack

Hello parents!

Hope your summer has been excellent.  Here at the PTSA we have been working to get ready for the new school year and keeping an eye on redistricting.  The current published 2017 Feasibility plan shows moving a whole bunch of kids around to try and solve the over crowding at the northern high schools and to fill up the new elementary school.  All of the changes, once voted on by the BOE, will take effect in August of 2018. 

The Oakland Mills community is definitely affected, and in many ways.  The OMMS PTSA president, Alan Romack, has been attending the Redistricting Meetings every Tuesday night and has been working with the OMCA Educational committee to come up with alternatives to the current feasibility plan that are less stressful the Oakland Mills community.  You have been calling and writing in and what a job you have done!!

Dr Calvin Ball has heard our voices, and has agreed to host a round table discussion with all the Oakland Mills PTA and PTSA Presidents and the Office of School Planning on August 2nd.  Your PTSA President needs to hear from you, your concerns regarding the Redistricting plans, before he goes into this meeting.  Please email him, Alan Romack, at by 12pm on 8-2-17 so he can speak to your concerns.

Area Attendance Committee Meetings will continue Tuesday Nights thru August 15 and then:

Fall Regional Meetings

  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., Wilde Lake High School
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Howard High School

Superintendent’s Redistricting Recommendations

  • Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Presentation to the Board of education of Attendance Area Adjustment Plan

Attendance Area Adjustment recommendations are made by the Superintendent at a Board of Education meeting, taking into consideration the input from the AAC and the public.

Board of Education Public Hearings and Work Sessions

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Public Hearing I
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Work Session I
  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Work Session II
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Public Hearing II
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Work Session III
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Work Session IV

Approval of Attendance Area Adjustment Plan

  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Approval

It's Time for Spring Musical!!

posted Apr 20, 2017, 1:34 PM by Alan Romack

When:  April 26 to 28th

Where:  Oakland Mills Middle School

                    9540Kilimanjaro Road

Columbia, Maryland 21045


Pre order tickets will be on sale at lunch April 19-24.

Remaining tickets will be available at the door.


Sing Into Spring with the Columbia Figure Skating Club

posted Mar 12, 2017, 5:05 PM by Alan Romack

Advocacy Alert, Senate Bill 609 House Bill 590

posted Mar 5, 2017, 12:36 PM by Alan Romack





House Bill 590 and Senate Bill 609,
would allow two parents to sit on the 
Maryland State Board of Education!


Maryland PTA Members, Parents and Educational & Community Stakeholders we need you  to put pressure on the MD House of Delegates: Ways and Means Committee: Bill 590 and the MD Senate: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee: Bill 609 to vote in favor of this new legislation.  Both bills musf first be voted on next week in order to move forward to the Govenor's desk!


MD House of Delegates: Ways and Means Committee: Bill 590 will be discussed and voted on next Tuesday (Feb 21st).


MD Senate: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee: Bill 609 will be discussed and voted on next Wednesday (Feb 22nd).


Stakeholders, we need you to do the following:

  • Step 1 - Click on the links below to review the contact information for members of the Ways and Means Committee and Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
  • Step 2 -  Email and Call members of the Ways and Means Committee and Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee and ask them to vote in favor of House Bill 590 and Senate Bill 609
  • Step 3 - Call and email the committee contacts



Let Your Voice Be Heard!


Maryland PTA has the opportunity to recommend two parents to the Maryland State Board of Education via House 590 State Board of Education - Membership - Teachers and Parents and its cross-filed bill, Senate Bill 609.  This legislation affords us a unique and unprecedented opportunity to sit at the helm of the most impactful decisions in public education for Maryland Public Schools.   

Maryland PTA needs you to make enthusiastic calls to members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee to request a favorable report on these bills in the interest of parents, like yourself, who seek to improve education for their children who attend Maryland public schools who receive public funds.  Let’s make sure that the Maryland State Board has adequate representation of parents and a voice at the state level who can support strong policies that put our children first.  Embark with us on this journey to put two parents recommended by Maryland PTA to serve on the Board of Education for the State of Maryland.



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