Delrey Doings

Welcome to Delrey Doings, a newsletter for families of our Delrey School students. Delrey Doings reports school calendar updates and reminders, event news, fundraising initiatives, news from our Parent Student Organization (PSO) and other information to help you increase your involvement in school activities. If you have news for Delrey Doings, please e-mail  Links to past issues are available in the archive below.

September 2015

School Calendar

September 7 – School Closed, Labor Day.
September 14 – School Closed, Rosh Hashanah
September 23 – School Closed, Yom Kippur
September 30 – Back to School Night

From the Principal’s Desk:

A warm welcome back to all students, parents, and staff.  A new school year presents new challenges and new opportunities.

The summer session went smoothly and we are ready to continue providing our quality services to enhance our student’s learning for the 2015 – 2016 school year.

Overall we had a good school year last year.  Because of staff’s hard work and dedication, student’s participation and support from the parents, our program continues to grow.  Here are some highlights:

  • Our school was certified to provide programming for students with deaf-blindness (dual sensory impairments) by MSDE in August, 2014.
  • Delrey’s 50th Anniversary Celebration was held on June 6, 2015.  In attendance were former and current students, parents and staff.  Dr. Lillian Lowry, MSDE Superintendant, local school representatives and district delegates also came to celebrate the event with us.  A good time was had by all.
  • Carroll County School Speech Pathologist cited Delrey staff’s use of PODD (Pragmatic Organized Dynamic Display) system for students with complex communication needs as exemplary.
  • A Lite-Gait (Treadmill and Harness) system was purchased with a grant from Merritt Properties which benefits many students who are unable to use a standard treadmill.
  • Obtained MSDE approval to add “Therapeutic Feeding” as a separate related service.


Looking forward to a great school year!

Delrey Students and their Families:

If you would like to share something special about your child or family, please send a note or an e-mail to Janice Hadel at

The following students are celebrating their birthdays in September and we wish them a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Aaron Barksdale – September 4 – 11 years old
Trinique Thompson – September 6 – 16 years old
Nicolas Toatley-Scott – September 20 – 12 years old

Late Arrivals/Early Dismissals:

If your child arrives to school after 9:15 a.m., please enter through the front door and enter your child’s name in the Late Arrival/Early Dismissal Sign-in book.  Also, if you need to pick up your child early, please come to the receptionist desk to sign your child out.  It is essential for your child’s safety and for State reporting documents that our student attendance records be accurate.

Fundraising Committee:

The Fund Raising Committee thanks you for your support of our fund raising activities.

Hoodstock: Unified Community Connections will hold its annual Hoodstock Fundraiser on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the American Visionary Art Museum.

Pampered Chef:

We are having another Pampered Chef Fundraiser with Pampered Chef Consultant Tammy Loiselle.  Tammy gives us 20% of the total sales.  Orders are due September 18th.  You can order online through Tammy’s website: – click on the upper left hand corner of the page “shows you are invited to”, then click on “looking for specific show” and enter the name, Mary Anne O’Brien in the host name boxes.  Then click on the Show that comes up with Mary Anne’s name so that orders are credited to Delrey’s fundraiser.

If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser or would like a catalog, please contact Mary Anne O’Brien at or contact her at 410-314-5000 ext. 109.

If you would like to be on the Fund Raising Committee, please contact Janice Hadel at 410-314-5000, x102.

Ongoing Fundraisers:

Giant A+ Bonus Program: Every time you use your Giant Bonus Card, our school will earn A+ Bonus Bucks, which converts into cash each month.  However, you must designate Delrey School to receive the credit for your purchases.  Designations may be made online at or at your local Giant store.  To make the designation online, under “Join the Program,” select register your card.  Click on “Continue to Listing.”  Under the “Express Option,” type our school number (01569). Click on “Register” then “Confirm my Information.”

General Mills Box-Tops: Please continue to send in your box tops.  The Box Tops For Education can be found on various products including Kleenex brand tissues (the coupon is at the bottom of the box).  Please check all products that you use to see if they have a Box Top For Education coupon, clip it and bring it to Delrey.  The school receives cash for the box tops and all of the money is used to purchase items for classroom use.  Thank you for your support.

School Closing for Inclement Weather:

Please remember that the Delrey School follows the Baltimore County School Schedule. Please listen to any major radio/TV station for announcements.

Delrey School is on Facebook:

Delrey School is now on Facebook.  Click here to check out our page and “like” us!

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When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, until it seems as if you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn. — Harriet Beecher Stowe