|Release Date: 2/5/2010||
Contact: Cathy Madison or Christina Byers, Milbrook Elementary
Sudbrook Magnet Middle School sponsors a Barnes and Noble Social
Families are invited to visit the Barnes and Noble bookstore, 1819 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to participate in a book fair and other events benefitting the school, including drama productions and music and vocal performances starting at 7:00 p.m. The event also will feature a puppet show and story time for students' younger siblings and faculty's children at 7:45 p.m.
Contact: Sharon Robbins or Ali Schilpp, Sudbrook Magnet Middle School, 410.887.6720
Farmers Homer Walden and Dru Peters will speak with grade 5 students at Berkshire Elementary School about the "green" farming methods they use on their pasture-based, intensively grazed farm. Sunnyside Farm raises chicken, turkeys, pigs and cows. The animals live outside and graze on grass. Innovative farming methods are used that reduce emissions by only using people and animal power on their property. The cows mow the grass, the chickens and turkeys follow behind and the pigs plow the garden plots. Students at the school, which is located at 7431 Poplar Avenue in Dundalk, will learn about the animals, caring for the land, science and ecology. Please call the school for specific times and details.
Contact: Vicky Ciulla, Principal, or Andrea Naft, Reading Specialist, Berkshire Elementary School, 410.887.7008
Teams of knowledgeable students from across Baltimore County will meet beginning at 8:00 a.m. at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Boulevard in Owings Mills, to compete for the title of countywide Black Saga champion. Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joe A. Hairston will be among the special guests there to congratulate participating students. For several weeks, teams of elementary and middle school students have been engaging in school-wide Black Saga competitions to determine who will represent individual schools at the county tournament. Black Saga tests students' knowledge and awareness of African American history and culture. All schools participating in the countywide competition can send teams to compete in the statewide tournament to be held on March 13.
Contact: Tina Nelson, Office of Social Studies, 410.887.2172
Contact: April Puckett or Joan Brauner, Eastwood Elementary Magnet School, 410.887.7034
Victory Villa Elementary School hosts Principal's Breakfast on Monday, February 22
Victory Villa Elementary School, located at 500 Compass Road in Middle River, will recognize students who have achieved outstanding performance in academic, effort, or learning skills during the second report card quarter. Selected students will be invited to a breakfast catered by the school's business partner, Chick-fil-A at Eastpoint Mall. Parents, guardians, and students will hear from special guest Dr. Nancy Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools, who will speak about setting goals and persevering.
Contact: Kathleen East or Pamela McDavid, Victory Villa Elementary School, 410.887.0184
Elmwood Elementary School to host Art Beyond Borders traveling exhibit beginning Monday, February 22
Elmwood Elementary School, 531 Dale Avenue in Overlea, will display the Teacher's Discovery Traveling Exhibit, "Art Beyond Borders," during the week of February 22-26. The school's art department will host a viewing during the school's Math Night on Tuesday, February 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the school. The exhibit is a partnership between Teacher's Discovery and The International Museum of Twenty-first Century Arts (TIMOTCA). The goal of TIMOTCA is to collect one piece of art from an artist in every country in the world to serve as a catalyst for peace and cultural understanding through the universal language of art. To date, 63 nations have participated. The Elmwood exhibit features 24 of those works of art in a vibrant, educational display. To learn more, visit www.artbeyondbordersexhibit.com.
Contact: Mia Rochfort or Sharon Ward, Elmwood Elementary School, 410.887.5232
BCPS to sponsor 2010 Special Education Recruitment Fair on Wednesday, February 24
Baltimore County Public Schools will hold its 2010 Special Education Recruitment Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, at the Holiday Inn at 9615 Deereco Road in Timonium. The school system is recruiting to fill positions for the 2010-11 school year, including positions for speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, sign language interpreters, and other special education teachers. There is no admission fee, and registration will take place at the door. The event will feature information booths and on-site interviews and relocation and benefits information. Job applications will be accepted, and applications may be found on the BCPS web site at www.bcps.org.
Contact: Jill Bordenick, Department of Human Resources, 410.887.4605
Featherbed Lane Elementary School to hold Family Fun Night on Tuesday, February 23
Featherbed Lane Elementary School will hold a Family Fun Night and extended Book Fair on Tuesday, February 23, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the opening of the book fair. The movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" will be shown at 7:45 p.m., and popcorn, drinks, and snacks will be on sale. All children must be accompanied by an adult to participate. The school is located at 6700 Richardson Road in Woodlawn.
Contact: Tanya Cole or Tiffany Livingstone, Featherbed Lane Elementary School, 410.887.1302
Cross-Curricular Night planned for Pot Spring Elementary School on Tuesday, February 23
Pot Spring Elementary School, 2410 Springlake Drive in Timonium, will hold a Cross-Curricular Night for students, parents and guardians from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23. The snow date will be Tuesday, March 2, at the same time. Participants will be able to explore topics in reading, mathematics, environmental education, and parent involvement designed especially for primary (prek-2) and intermediate (3-5) students to learn about and enjoy with their families. In addition, the BCPS Parentmobile will be available to visit during the event.
Contact: Michelle Doyle or Jane Martin, Pot Spring Elementary School, 410.887.7648
Glyndon Elementary School to hosts Olympic-sized Reading and Math Night on Tuesday, February 23
On Tuesday, February 23, Glyndon Elementary School will host a Reading and Math Night in observance of the Winter Olympics being held in Vancouver, Canada. All of the reading and math activities will be based on one of the 86 Olympic events. Before the "Olympics," students can browse the school's book fair. The "Olympics" kick off at 6:00 p.m. at the school, which is located at 445 Glyndon Drive in Glyndon.
Contact: Bridget Singleton or Tracy Robinson, Glyndon Elementary School, 410.887.1130
Whittle Night at Pine Grove Elementary School will be held Wednesday, February 24
Pine Grove Elementary School families are invited to participate in a fun evening in the school's gymnasium on Wednesday, February 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At the school's "Whittle Night," students will show what they have learned about the Whittle equipment, an adventure unit in which students explore movement, solve problems, and build confidence as they move through an obstacle course. Students will move in various directions while navigating different pathways, all the while maintaining safety throughout the course. Pine Grove Elementary School is located at 2701 Summit Avenue in Parkville.
Contact: Jean Wilson, Pine Grove Elementary School, 410.887.5268
"Little Shop of Horrors" musical to be presented at Kenwood High School beginning Friday, February 26
Kenwood High School will present the musical "Little Shop of Horrors" for its upcoming spring production on Friday, February 26, Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28. The show tells the story of a down-and-out floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious and gory craving. Soon, the plant grows into an ill-tempered, singing carnivore who offers fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. The Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:00 p.m., and the Sunday matinee will begin at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door. The school is located at 501 Stemmers Run Road in Middle River.
Contact: Robert Knight or Paul Martin, Kenwood High School, 410.887.0153
Chatsworth School to celebrate brotherhood with special event on Friday, February 26
Chatsworth School, located at 222 New Avenue in Reisterstown, will host its sixth annual Brotherhood Event on Friday, February 26. The parents of the special education students of the Behavior and Learning Support classes are invited to join their children for a special afternoon of activities. The students and their guests will enjoy a luncheon and then work together on classroom academic activities. Afterwards, parents will attend a meeting with the school social workers to discuss the challenges of parenting children with special needs. To culminate the afternoon, parents and children will convene in the auditorium where the students will perform a variety of songs, skits, and other presentations to reflect their thoughts about the importance of "Celebrating Brotherhood."
Contact: Joey Parr or Nancy Casalena, Chatsworth School, 410.887.1103
Orems Elementary School to host Family Reading Night on Tuesday, March 2
Orems Elementary School will sponsor a Family Reading Night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2. The evening's main event will feature Pine Grove Elementary School teacher Justin Pugh performing a "Rock-N-Read" concert from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of the school, which is located at 711 Highvilla Road in Middle River. The Scholastic Book Fair and BCPS Parentmobile also will be open, and light refreshments will be served during the event.
Contact: Michelle Doyle or Marcia Wolf, Orems Elementary School, 410.887.0172
College Fair 2010 to showcase 100+ colleges and universities on Monday, March 8, and Tuesday, March 9
The College Fair 2010 event, co-sponsored by Baltimore County Public Schools and The Community College of Baltimore County, will allow prospective students to visit a college marketplace featuring information from more than 100 colleges, universities, and military schools, including CCBC, the University of Maryland colleges, McDaniel College, George Mason University, Morgan State University, Towson University, Stevenson University, Penn State University, and many more. The two-day event will begin on Monday, March 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the campus of CCBC Essex, Building D - the Athletic and Wellness Center, 7201 Rossville Boulevard in White Marsh. The event will be continued on Tuesday, March 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on the campus of CCBC Catonsville at Building L - the Athletic and Wellness Center, 800 S. Rolling Road, in Catonsville. In the event of inclement weather, call 443.840.1711 or visit www.ccbcmd.edu.
Contact: CCBC Essex at 443.840.2110 or CCBC Catonsville at 443.840.4894
Two after-school clubs at Eastwood Elementary Magnet School, 428 Westham Way in Dundalk, are busy preparing students for competitions in 2010. The MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) Science Club meets each week to prepare for MESA regional competition in March and April of 2010. Students participating in MESA explore science and math concepts and participate in activities designed to engage students in observation, recording data, problem solving and team work. Meanwhile, the school's Black Saga Club students challenge each other with facts and information about African-American history each week as they prepare for the countywide competition in February.
Contact: Rick Wright, Cyndy Wachob, or Joan Brauner, Eastwood Elementary Magnet School, 410.887.1408
Wachovia Bank and Essex Elementary School team up for reading
Twice a week, employees at Wachovia Bank in Essex visit kindergarten classes at Essex Elementary School for a very important partnership - reading stories to students from books that will be donated to the school's library. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at about 9:30 a.m., the guest readers visit the school and demonstrate to students their commitment to reading and to Essex Elementary School. The program runs for about four weeks at a time. Essex Elementary School is located at 100 Mace Avenue in Essex.
Contact: Dianna Akers or Amy Grabner, Essex Elementary School, 410.887.0117