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Release Date: 6/8/2017 Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: June 10 - 17, 2017

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Saturday, June 10

Visit the BCPS Parentmobile at the Summer @ Your Library Kickoff in Owings Mills

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: Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Owings Mills branch of Baltimore County Public Library, 10302 Grand Central Ave., 21117

Monday, June 12

Visit the BCPS Parentmobile at Lansdowne 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: Monday, June 12, from 12 - 2 p.m.
Where: Lansdowne Elementary School, 2301 Alma Rd., 21227
Contact: Stephen Price, 410.887.1408

Wednesday, June 14

Register for Play Like a Raven Football Clinic

What: Students ages 5 - 15 are invited to participate in a Play Like A Raven Football Clinic, presented by Under Armour. The one-day clinic is open to both new and experienced football players. Instructors will be USA Football certified Master Trainers and Heads Up Football trained coaches, as well as former Ravens players. Ravens Super Bowl champions, Brad Jackson and Jamal Lewis, will help with the instruction at the clinics. Spectators can enjoy fun Ravens entertainment during the clinic. They can meet Ravens Cheerleaders and Poe, get a temporary Ravens logo stenciled on their cars, enter to win autographed merchandise, play on inflatables around the field, and get a photo with a former Ravens player! Register online. The registration fee is $50 per player.
When: Wednesday, June 14, from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Where: Meadowood Regional Park, 10650 Falls Rd., 21093

Chatsworth School to host Kindergarten Celebration

What: To celebrate its Kindergarten students, Chatsworth School is hosting its 2017 Kindergarten Celebration. The event will feature vocal and dance performances by the Kindergarten students and will commemorate their accomplishments throughout the school year. A small reception will be held after the event.
When: Wednesday, June 14, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Chatsworth School, 222 New Ave., 21136
Contact: Andrea Derrien or Amy Haynes, 410.887.1103


Follow BCPS students and teachers on their trip to China

What: The 21 students and three teachers participating in the BCPS Chinese Cultural Exchange Program arrived in China on May 14. They will return to Baltimore County on Thursday, June 29. During their extended stay in Xi'an, all participants will live with host families and attend Xi'an Tie Yi High School. The group will receive instruction in Chinese art, music, cooking, Tai Chi, and Chinese language. They will go on field trips throughout Xi'an and the surrounding areas, including visits to the Terracotta Warriors and Mount Hua. Before leaving China, they will tour Beijing and the surrounding area for four days. The group's experiences will be captured on a public travel blog.
Contact: Debbie Wilson-Matusky, 443.809.9579


Free breakfasts and lunches to be served throughout the summer

What: School will be out soon, and it will be an extended summer, but the free breakfasts and lunches that some families depend on during the school year will continue. Baltimore County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which provides free meals to all children (ages 18 and under) free of charge and without applications or registration. Breakfast will consist of cereal, a breakfast bar, or a toaster pastry served with fruit or juice and milk. For lunch, the program offers a cold sandwich, fruit or vegetable, juice or frozen treat, and milk
When & Where:
Lunch will be provided Monday through Friday at area branches of the Baltimore County Public Library from June 19 - August 25.
Both breakfast and lunch will be served at select schools from July 5 - 28.
List of exact locations and times is available online.

The music will continue at annual BCPS Summer Music Camp

What: The annual BCPS Summer Music Camp is a day camp designed for BCPS students currently in Grades 5 through 12 who are enrolled in their school's music programs. At camp, students will participate in band, chorus, guitar, or orchestra at the appropriate grade level. In addition to large group rehearsals, students will participate in enrichment classes and receive instruction to enhance their music performance skills. All of the musical ensembles will perform at a public concert in the outdoor amphitheater at Oregon Ridge Park on the evening on Thursday, June 29.
When: Wednesday, June 21 - Thursday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Where: Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236
Contact: Shane Jensen, 443.809.4024

Parent University Workshop: Youth Mental Health First Aid

What: Youth Mental Health First Aid is a free 8-hour training workshop sponsored by BCPS Parent University, BCPS Office of Health Services, and Baltimore County Family Navigator Services. The training will provide participants with information and skills to identify and respond to children and adolescents with symptoms that may indicate a mental health concern. Please register by emailing Karen Heinrich.
When & Where:
Wednesday, June 21, & Thursday, June 22, from 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Eastern Tech High School, 1100 Mace Ave., 21221

Thursday, June 22, & Friday, June 23, from 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Catonsville Middle School Library, 2301 Edmondson Ave., 21228

Monday, June 26, & Tuesday, June 27, from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Cockeysville Middle School Library, 10401 Greenside Dr., 21036

Want to teach for BCPS? Come to our Summer Job Fair!

What: Baltimore County Public Schools, the 25th largest school system in the nation, is looking for outstanding teachers to join its team. Teachers in all fields are welcome, but the system especially seeks candidates interested in teaching: secondary math and science, career and technology education, English language arts, world languages, special education (secondary math, English, and science), and English for Speakers of Other Languages. Occupational therapists also are needed. Each candidate should complete an application before the job fair. Candidates should bring to the job fair copies of their resumes, Praxis scores, and teaching certificates. This job fair is designed for candidates who have not already been screened.
When: Wednesday, June 28, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: West Towson Elementary School, 6914 N. Charles St., 21204
Contact: Dr. Roger Plunkett, 443.809.7870

Pleasant Plains Panther Express to deliver free books and games

What: Pleasant Plains Elementary School wants to be sure that its students and families have plenty of fun and educational things to do this summer so….The Panther Express (from Pleasant Plains Elementary School) will be making stops in the neighborhood to share free books, mathematics games, and sports equipment to students and their families. The community is invited to come and hang out with favorite teachers and staff members. The Panther Express even has books for adults and babies. No one will be turned away or leave empty handed! Pleasant Plains thanks its many supporters who have donated to this project including MECU of Baltimore and the Pleasant Plains PTA. The BCPS Parentmobile will accompany the Panther Express on some stops.
When & Where: Wednesday, July 19
5:30 - 6 p.m. at
  • The playground on Acorn Circle, in Courthouse Square Apartments (1112 Ivywood Ln., 21286)
  • Loch Raven Recreation Center, 1801 Glen Keith Blvd, 21234 (near Loch Raven Village)
    6:15 - 6:45 p.m. at
  • The parking lot at Lowe's, 1400 Taylor Ave., 21234
  • Playground on Putty Hill Ave. near Northview and Edgedale Roads

Contact: Joyce Albert, Stephanie Hales (, Lizz Askine (, 410.887.3549

Tickets on sale now for BCPS Day at the Yard

What: You can buy your tickets now to join us for the BCPS Day at the Yard on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 1:35 p.m. The Orioles will be playing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and after the game, children ages 4 -14 are invited to participate in Kids Run the Bases (courtesy Weis Markets). Tickets range from $15 - $50 each and must be purchased online. Five dollars from every ticket sold will benefit the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools. Highlights of the day will include the presentation of colors by the Milford Mill Academy Color Guard, led by Major Luke Wright; the National Anthem being sung by the Owings Mills High School Choir; and a performance of "God Bless America" by four members of the Owings Mills choir. For more about upcoming Back to School Involves You, Too! events, visit the BCPS website, and look on social media for #Back2BCPS.

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