Release Date: 11/3/2017
Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: Nov. 4 – 11, 2017

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Saturday, Nov. 4

Fall Cheerleading State Semifinal Competition

When: Saturday, Nov. 4
1A/2A Comp State at 10 a.m.; awards 12 p.m.
3A/4A Comp State at 4 p.m.; awards 7 p.m.
Where: Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run, Bel Air, 21015
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Community hoedown to culminate schoolwide dance residency

What: The second annual Stoneleigh Elementary schoolwide artist in dance residency program ran from Oct. 23 through Nov. 3. Students learned traditional square dance, introduction to contra dancing, barn dance, and country line dance. The residency is ending with a culminating “hoedown,” where students in Grades K-5 will perform many of the dances they learned during the residency. In addition, family members will be invited to take part in square dance lessons with Suzie Henneman, the dance instructor, Sue Taylor, the caller, and live musicians at the Hoedown.
When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 5 – 8 p.m.
Where: Timonium Fairgrounds, 4-H Home Arts Building, 2200 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium, 21093
Contact: Tim Lane and Matthew Berkey, 410.887.3600

STEM Expo at Lyons Mill Elementary

What: Come explore your passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) at Lyons Mill Elementary. This free event will allow BCPS students to interact and engage with local STEM companies and professionals. Activities include maker learning, video game design, 3D/augmented reality, chess scrimmages, 24 scrimmages, and many other hands-on activities. Bring your PreK and Kindergarten students to the YoungSTEMs Expo where they can explore STEM activities A-Z. Open to all ages. Online registration is available.
Where: Lyons Mill Elementary, 9435 Lyons Mill Rd., Owings Mills, 21117
When: Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Contact: Brendan Penn, 443.809.1719

14th Annual Build-a-Bear Day for Kid’s Helping Hopkins

What: Teachers, staff, families, and community members from all schools are invited build teddy bears for sick children. All bears created will be donated to The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center on behalf of schools through the Kids Helping Hopkins program. The fee starts at $12 plus tax. During the last 13 years, more than 2,000 teddy bears have been donated to Hopkins as a result of this annual event. Teachers will be on hand all day to help, and all of the bears will be delivered to The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in time for their winter holiday festivities. Participating schools include Franklin, Gunpowder, Lyons Mill, New Town, Seven Oaks, and Summit Park elementary schools.
Where: Build-a-Bear Workshop at Towson Town Mall, 825 Dulaney Valley Rd. # 3230, 21204
When: Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact: Dana Pollara, dpollara@bcps.org

Sunday, Nov. 5

14th Annual Build-a-Bear Day for Kid’s Helping Hopkins

What: Teachers, staff, families, and community members from all schools are invited build teddy bears for sick children. All bears created will be donated to The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center on behalf of schools through the Kids Helping Hopkins program. The fee starts at $12 plus tax. During the last 13 years, more than 2,000 teddy bears have been donated to Hopkins as a result of this annual event. Teachers will be on hand all day to help, and all of the bears will be delivered to The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in time for their winter holiday festivities. Participating schools include Franklin, Gunpowder, Lyons Mill, New Town, Seven Oaks, and Summit Park elementary schools.
Where: Build-a-Bear Workshop at Towson Town Mall, 825 Dulaney Valley Rd. # 3230, 21204
When: Sunday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact: Dana Pollara, dpollara@bcps.org

Monday, Nov. 6

Free ESOL Family Literacy Program Registration

What: Register for classes to help learn English language skills for life, work, and to fully partner with your child’s education. More information is available. The classes are sponsored by the Community College of Baltimore County and BCPS Parent University.
When: Monday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.
Where: North Point Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd., 21222
Contact: Stephanie, 443.840.3458

Citizens’ advisory committee for special education

What: The Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee meets to discuss initiatives affecting schools. This meeting is focused on social/emotional development. No registration is required.
Where: Greenwood Building E, Room 114, 6901 N. Charles St., 21204
When: Monday, Nov. 6, from 7 – 9 p.m.
Contact: BaltoCo-SECAC@yahoo.com

Supporting your child at home

What: BCPS Parent University is presenting a free workshop for parents on supporting children at home with 2016-2017 BCPS Teacher of the Year Rebecca Eig and Adam Otterbein, who are both teachers at Owings Mills Elementary School. Join to discuss the purpose of homework and to learn tools to help children have a successful year.
Where: Owings Mills Elementary School, 10824 Reisterstown Rd., 21117
When: Monday, Nov. 6, from 6 – 7 p.m.
Contact: RSVP with Rai Cary at rcary@bcps.org or 443.809.4496

Volleyball – Sectional Semifinals

When: Monday, Nov. 6
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Field Hockey – State Semifinals

When: Monday, Nov. 6
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Free ESOL Family Literacy Program Registration

What: Register for classes to help learn English language skills for life, work, and to fully partner with your child’s education. More information is available. The classes are sponsored by the Community College of Baltimore County and BCPS Parent University.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m.
Where: Colgate Elementary School, 401 51st St., 21224
Contact: Stephanie, 443.840.3458

Soccer – Region Finals

When: Tuesday, Nov. 7
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Elmwood Elementary School celebrates diversity

What: Elmwood Elementary School will celebrate their diverse population through fun activities with reading, art, music, and dance. Parent and community volunteers will also be sharing their knowledge of other countries with displays, photographs, clothing, songs, language, and dance.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Elmwood Elementary School, 531 Dale Ave., 21206
Contact: Jeffrey Hogan, 410.887.5232

Public library and neighboring schools partner for family fun

What: The Woodlawn Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library is partnering with neighboring elementary schools, Chadwick, Edmondson Heights, and Johnnycake for a Family Fun Event
featuring Lego and craft stations, a visit from Sneaks the Cat, a scavenger hunt, many door prizes, and a special story time.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Baltimore County Public Library, Woodlawn Branch, 1811 Woodlawn Dr., 21207

Contact: Lisa A. Wanzie-Armstrong, 410.887.1336, lwanzie@bcpl.net

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Regional college fair for HBCUs, many providing instant admissions

What: Nearly 1,000 seniors, juniors, and guests from 20 high schools in Baltimore are registered for the Mid-Atlantic HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and BCPS Instant Admissions College Fair. All 14 HBCUs from the mid-Atlantic have confirmed their attendance, and many will be offering on-site, instant admissions.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Milford Mill Academy, 3800 Washington Ave., 21244
Contact: Ken Berlett, 443.602.6158

Interested in teaching Spanish?

What: Individuals interested in teaching Spanish for Baltimore County Public Schools are invited to a special recruitment event. BCPS is seeking fluent Spanish speakers who are in a Spanish education program or a Spanish world language program, or who have earned bachelor’s degrees and are interested in teaching. BCPS offers opportunities to teach Spanish at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. No registration is required to attend this event. Apply online prior to the event. Individuals who were interviewed in the last 12 months need not attend this event.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 4 – 6 p.m.
Where: Padonia International Elementary School, 9834 Greenside Dr., 21030
Contact: Susan Stansbury, 443.809.4146 or sstansbury@bcps.org

A fun family event! Join us!

What: Learning, laughing, listening are a part of a free evening of fun for BCPS students and the adults who care for them. The event is sponsored by BCPS Parent University, BCPS school social workers, and the Special Education Resource Center at White Oak School.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: General John Stricker Middle School, 7855 Trappe Rd., 21222
Contact: Register by contacting Lisa Diffenderfer, ldiffenderfer@bcps.org or 410.887.5443

Field Hockey – State Semifinals

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Volleyball – Sectional Finals

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Thursday, Nov. 9

Superintendent’s Learning and Listening Tour

What: Join Interim Superintendent Verletta White for informal conversation in this series of forums. The entire BCPS community is welcome.
When: Thursday, Nov. 9, 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Dr., 21207
Contact: Office of the Chief of Staff, 443.809.8706

Visit the BCPS Parentmobile at Pleasant Plains Elementary 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: Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pleasant Plains Elementary School, 8300 Pleasant Plains Rd., 21286
Contact: Joyce Albert, 410.887.3549

Friday, Nov. 10

Football – Region Semifinals

When: Friday, Nov. 10
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Soccer – Boys’ and Girls’ State Semifinals

When: Friday, Nov. 10
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Volleyball – Region Finals

When: Friday, Nov. 10
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Saturday, Nov. 11

Visit the BCPS Parentmobile at Crossroads Center

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, Nov. 11, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Crossroads Center, 11640 Crossroads Cir., 21220
Contact: Jay Ward, 410.887.2275

Volleyball – Region Finals

When: Saturday, Nov. 11
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Football – Region Semifinals

When: Saturday, Nov. 11
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Soccer – Boys’ and Girls’ State Semifinals

When: Saturday, Nov. 11
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Cross Country – State Championships

When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m.
Where: Hereford High School, 17301 York Rd., 21120
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Field Hockey – State Finals

When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m.
Where: Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., 21620
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Fall Cheerleading State Final

When: Saturday, Nov. 11
Comp State at 11 a.m.; Awards 1:15 p.m.
Where: Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run, Bel Air, 21015
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

ONGOING!

Six-week course on mental health caregiver fundamentals

What: This is a six-week course on fundamentals a caregiver needs to care for themselves, their family and their child, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Issues and the BCPS Special Education Resource Center.
When: Wednesdays through Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: White Oak School, 8401 Leefield Rd., 21234
Contact: Please register at 410-435-2600 or serc@bcps.org.

Read for Life workshops

What: Parents are invited to explore literacy development for preschool and PreK children through a series of workshops taught by current or retired BCPS teachers and sponsored by BCPS Parent University, TABCO, the Baltimore County Public Library, and the PTA Council of Baltimore County.
When: Mondays through Nov. 20, at 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Campfield Early Learning Center, 6834 Alter St., 21207
Contact: To register for these free workshops, contact Rai Cary at rcary@bcps.org or 443.809.4496.

Student art exhibit

What: The BCPS Office of Visual Arts installs student work in Security Square mall throughout the school year, typically for six weeks. The following eight schools are showcased in this first exhibit of the school year: Deer Park, Chadwick, Church Lane, Hernwood, and Randallstown elementary schools; Deer Park and Sudbrook magnet middle schools; and Randallstown High School.
When: Through Dec. 12 (mall hours: Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Where: Security Square Mall, 6901 Security Blvd., 21207 (administrative office entrance, hallway display cases)
Contact: Sherri Fisher, 443.809.4030

UPCOMING!

Superintendent’s Learning and Listening Tour

What: Join Interim Superintendent Verletta White for informal conversation in this series of forums. The entire BCPS community is welcome.
When & Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6 – 7 p.m. at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., 21117
Where: Thursday, Nov. 16, 6 – 7 p.m. at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 York Rd., 21204
Contact: Office of the Chief of Staff, 443.809.8706

Free Parent University Family Code Night

What: Join Parent University for a fun, free Family Code Night featuring Hour of Code. Parents and students (Grades PreK-5) will experience computer programming for the first time—together. No prior coding experience is necessary.
When: Monday, Nov. 13. Pizza: 6 – 6:30 p.m. Event: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Warren Elementary School, 900 Bosley Rd., 21030
Contact: Online registration is available or call Rai Cary, 443.809.4496

History comes to life at wax museum

What: To culminate Unit 1 on Memorable People, Grade 4 at Lyons Mill Elementary School is hosting a Living Wax Museum. Each Grade 4 student will select their own memorable person to research, dress up as, and prepare a short speech about to present at the Living Wax Museum. Visitors will have a chance to stop at each students’ station, press their “button” and hear them “come to life” as they embody the memorable person that they’ve been researching.
When: Thursday, Nov. 16, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m
Where: Lyons Mill Elementary School, 9435 Lyons Mill Rd., 21117
Contact: Lauren Sager, 443.809.1719

Homecoming at Ridge Ruxton School

What: Join Ridge Ruxton School for a Hollywood-themed Homecoming dance.
When: Friday, Nov. 17, 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Ridge Ruxton School, 6916 N. Charles St., 21204
Contact: Maridonna Beltran, 410.887.3594

Community to make 10,000 meals in two hours for Baltimore County children

What: All members of the community are invited to make and package 10,000 meals in two hours for children in Baltimore County through the Generosity Feeds program. 49% of children in Baltimore County struggle with hunger. Children as young as 3 are welcome to participate. Donations are also being accepted.
When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.
Where: Owings Mills High School, 124 Tollgate Rd., Owings Mills, 21117
Contact: Online registration is available. Contact Generosity Feeds at info@generosityfeeds.org

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