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Release Date: 11/8/2018
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BCPS News Tips: Nov. 10 - 17, 2018

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Saturday, Nov. 10

Pikesville High to hold its first Turkey Trot Fun Run

What: Pikesville High will be holding its first PHS Turkey Trot Fun Run. Participants are asked to register online. This will be a fun-filled event for all ages to benefit the school’s physical education and health department. In addition, a donation will be made to a charitable organization in honor of an esteemed graduate who has battled prostate cancer. The event will feature student-led activities, face painting, food trucks, and more. Prizes will be awarded. There are fees for participation. Early registration costs less.
When: Saturday, Nov. 10
On-site registration from 7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Race begins at 9 a.m.
Where: Pikesville High School Stadium, 7621 Labyrinth Rd., 21208

Monday, Nov. 12

American Education Week begins

What: During American Education Week, schools welcome in parents and community members. Please check with your children’s schools about the special activities they have planned.
When: Monday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 16
Where: All BCPS schools

Bedford Elementary takes time to thank veterans

What: Bedford Elementary School students in Grades 1 – 5 are writing thank you notes to veterans as a part of the larger Thank You Notes to Vets project.
When: through Monday, Nov. 12
Where; Bedford Elementary School, 7407 Dorman Dr., 21208

Battle Monument Annual Respite and Resource Fair

What: Learn about local agencies and services for students with special needs and their families at the Battle Monument School Annual Respite and Resource Fair.
When: Monday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Battle Monument School, 7801 E. Collingham Dr., 21222

Orems Elementary to receive donation for library books

What: Orems Elementary School will receive a $1,000 donation from the Baltimore County Retired School Personnel Association to purchase additional texts for its library. A representative from the organization will visit the school to present the donation.
When: Monday, Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Orems Elementary School library, 711 Highvilla Rd., 21221

Visit the Parentmobile during American Education Week at Chatsworth School

What: Visitors board the Parentmobile to learn about BCPS' curriculum, at-home learning resources, the BCPS website, community resources, and resources to support families of students with special needs or limited English proficiency. Parents and guardians are invited to visit. No registration is required.
When: Monday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Chatsworth School, 222 New Ave., 21136

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Chatsworth School Grade 4 Parent Math Night

What: At this Parent Math Night, parents of Grade 4 students at Chatsworth School can learn more about the Grade 4 math curriculum and ways they can support their children at home.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m.
Where: Chatsworth School, 222 New Ave., 21136

Visit the Parentmobile during American Education Week at Edmondson Heights Elementary

What: Visitors board the Parentmobile to learn about BCPS' curriculum, at-home learning resources, the BCPS website, community resources, and resources to support families of students with special needs or limited English proficiency. Parents and guardians are invited to visit. No registration is required.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 9 - 11 a.m.
Where: Edmondson Heights Elementary, 1600 Langford Rd., 21207

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Math Learning Parties at The Campfield Judy Center

What: The Campfield Judy Center is hosting a series of Math Learning Parties for PreKindergarten students and their families. Learning Parties are interactive, hands-on, parent/child parties that promote young children’s development of school readiness skills. Based on the belief that parents are their child’s first teacher, Learning Parties teach parents how to make everyday moments learning moments through playing, singing, talking, reading, and engaging in fun activities. (Two Learning Parties were also held in Oct. and one on Nov. 7.)
When: Wednesday, Nov. 14 (contact the school for exact times)
Where: Campfield Early Learning Center, 6834 Alter St., 21207
Contact: Maureen Creitz, mcreitz@bcps.org

Visit the Parentmobile during American Education Week at Winfield Elementary

What: Visitors board the Parentmobile to learn about BCPS' curriculum, at-home learning resources, the BCPS website, community resources, and resources to support families of students with special needs or limited English proficiency. Parents and guardians are invited to visit. No registration is required.
When: Wednesday, November 14, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Winfield Elementary School, 8300 Carlson La., 21244

Northwest Area Education Advisory Council to discuss school climate and student safety

What: The Northwest Area Education Advisory Council meets to provide information about initiatives affecting schools. Public comments are welcomed. Registration is not required. This meeting will focus on school climate and student safety.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.
Where: Northwest Academy of Health Sciences, 4627 Old Court Rd., 21208

Thursday, Nov. 15

Last day to see student art exhibition at Pulaski Park

What: Artwork by BCPS students – and some visual arts teachers – is on display throughout the community.
When & Where:
  • Pulaski Park, artwork from Cromwell and Mays Chapel elementary schools and Parkville Middle School – through Nov. 15

Office of Special Education hosts Navigating Possibilitopia

What: The Office of Special Education presents Navigating Possibilitopia, an opportunity for parents to learn from other parents about supporting young adults receiving a certificate of attendance at age 21. The event will feature a panel discussion and work sessions. (This event will be repeated on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Arbutus Library; and Monday, Dec. 3 at Loch Raven Library. All of these sessions will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.)
When: Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: CCBC Owings Mills, Room 509A, 10300 Grand Central Ave., 21117
Contact: 410.887.5443 or SERC@bcps.org

Friday, Nov. 16

Visit the Parentmobile during American Education Week at Charlesmont Elementary

What: Visitors board the Parentmobile to learn about BCPS' curriculum, at-home learning resources, the BCPS website, community resources, and resources to support families of students with special needs or limited English proficiency. Parents and guardians are invited to visit. No registration is required.
When: Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Charlesmont Elementary School, 7800 W. Collingham Dr., 21222

Grandparents Day Celebration Breakfast at McCormick Elementary

What: McCormick Elementary School will celebrate its Grandparents Day with a celebration breakfast followed by a student performance.
When: Friday, Nov. 16, from 9:15 – 10:30 .a.m.
Where: McCormick Elementary School, 5101 Hazelwood Ave., 21206

ONGOING EVENTS!

Stop by to see student, teacher art exhibitions

What: Artwork by BCPS students – and some visual arts teachers – is on display throughout the community.
When & Where:
  • Greenwood Building A, artwork from Perry Hall Middle School – through Nov. 30
  • Greenwood Building E, artwork from Grange Elementary School – through Nov. 30
  • Jefferson Building, artwork from Milbrook Elementary School – through Nov. 30
  • Pulaski Park, artwork from Baltimore Highlands, Westowne, and Fifth District elementary schools – from Nov. 16 through Nov. 15

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Students in BCPS 2018 Honor Band, Chorus, Orchestra to perform free concert at Morgan State on Nov. 19

What: More than 270 of Baltimore County’s finest student musicians, representing 13 high schools, will perform at the annual Baltimore County Public Schools High School All Honors Concert. The concert is free; however, tickets, which can be requested online, are required due to limited seating. The deadline for requesting tickets is Wednesday, Nov. 14. Conductors for the concert include Kelvin Washington, assistant director of bands, Howard University, directing the Honor Band; Dr. Ryan Kelly, associate professor of music, West Chester University, leading the Honor Chorus; and Dr. Anna Binneweg, of Anne Arundel Community College and Londontowne Symphony Orchestra, steering the Honor Orchestra. Mark Malinowski of WBJC will serve as master of ceremonies. A combined finale will feature the Band, Chorus, and Orchestra students, as well as the Owings Mills High School Dance Ensemble, and will be conducted by Derrick Jackson, vocal music teacher at Towson High School.
When: Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: James H. And Louise Hayley Gilliam Concert Hall at the Carl Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Dr., 21218

Southwest Area Education Advisory Council to discuss school data/dashboards

What: The Southwest Area Education Advisory Council provides information about initiatives affecting schools. Public comments are welcomed. Registration is not required. This meeting will focus on school data/dashboards.
When: Monday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Southwest Academy, 6200 Johnnycake Rd., 21207

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