Release Date: 11/10/2017
Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

BCPS schools welcome the community during American Education Week, Nov. 13 – 17

TOWSON, MD — Next week, schools across Baltimore County will roll out the red carpet to welcome visitors during American Education Week, which is Nov. 13 – 17.

During American Education Week, most schools set aside specific times for parents to visit their children’s classrooms. In addition, many schools also host special events, including visits for Grade 8 students to shadow high school students, activities for grandparents, video messages, workshops, family art projects, book fairs, concerts, line dancing, and plenty of treats and goodies.

“One hallmark of Team BCPS is strong involvement from parents and community members," said BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White. “I look forward to joining in as we celebrate the wonderful ways our schools are preparing students for success."

In addition to school-specific events, BCPS and some of its schools/programs are hosting events open to the larger community:

BCPS-Baltimore County Public Library S.A.I.L. Partnership Event
Monday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m.
Padonia International Elementary School, 9834 Greenside Dr., 21030
Baltimore County Public Library—Cockeysville Branch, 9833 Greenside Dr., 21030

High School All Honors Concert
Monday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, James H. and Louise Hayley Gilliam Concert Hall, Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Dr., 21251

Battle Monument Resource and Respite Fair
Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Battle Monument School, 7801 E. Collingham Dr., 21222

Superintendent’s Learning and Listening Tour
Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 – 7 p.m.
New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., 21117

Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6 – 7 p.m.
George W. Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 North York Rd., 21204

Details are available about these events, as well as information about some of the school-specific activities.

In addition, during American Education Week, the BCPS Parentmobile, an award-winning mobile parent resource center, will be at schools across the county. Visitors board the Parentmobile to learn about BCPS curriculum, at-home learning resources, BCPS websites, community resources, and resources to support families of students with special needs or limited English proficiency. Here’s where the Parentmobile will be:

Monday, Nov. 13, from 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Edmondson Heights Elementary School, 1600 Langford Rd., 21207

Monday, Nov. 13, from 12 – 2:30 p.m.
Chatsworth School, 222 New Ave., 21136

Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Charlesmont Elementary School, 7800 West Collingham Dr., 21222

Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Pinewood Elementary School, 200 Rickswood Rd., 21030

Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Arbutus Elementary School, 1300 Sulphur Spring Rd., 21227

Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lansdowne Middle School, 2400 Lansdowne Rd., 21227

Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Campfield Early Learning Center, 6834 Alter St., 21207

Friday, Nov. 17, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Campfield Early Learning Center, 6834 Alter St., 21207

Sponsored by the National Education Association, American Education Week has been celebrated for more than 90 years. The theme for this year is “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility." The national hashtag is #AEW2017.

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