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Release Date: 7/5/2018
Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: July 7 - 14, 2018

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Monday, July 9
Parent University Workshop: Understanding and Managing Behaviors at Home

What:BCPS Parent University is offering a free series of workshops to assist parents with helping their preschool to elementary children consciously manage their thoughts and emotions. Topics addressed will be: introduction to conscious discipline; being the person you want your children to become; setting limits respectfully; noticing, accepting, and connecting with children; and building self-esteem and willpower. Registration is required. To register, please contact Rai Cary at 443-809-4496 or rcary@bcps.org.
When: Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13, from 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Rosedale branch of Baltimore County Public Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave., 21237

First day of free summer meals offered at dozens of BCPS schools

What: 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.

Schools serving breakfast and lunch, from Monday, July 9 through Friday, Aug. 3
  • Bear Creek Elementary, 1601 Melbourne Rd. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Chadwick Elementary, 1918 Winder Rd. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Chase Elementary, 11701 Eastern Ave. - Breakfast, 9:15 a.m. & Lunch, 12:45 p.m.
  • Church Lane Elementary, 3820 Fernside Rd. - Breakfast, 9:15 a.m. & Lunch, 12:45 p.m.
  • Deep Creek Elementary, 1101 East Homberg Ave. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Deer Park Elementary, 9809 Lyons Mill Rd. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Edmondson Heights Elementary, 1600 Langford Rd. - Breakfast, 9:15 a.m. & Lunch, 12:45 p.m.
  • Elmwood Elementary, 531 Dale Ave. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Featherbed Lane Elementary, 6700 Richardson Rd. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Glenmar Elementary, 9700 Community Dr. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Glyndon Elementary, 445 Glyndon Dr. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Grange Elementary, 2000 Church Rd. - Breakfast, 9:15 a.m. & Lunch, 12:45 p.m.
  • Halethorpe Elementary, 4300 Maple Ave. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Hawthorne Elementary, 125 Kingston Rd. - Breakfast, 9:15 a.m. & Lunch, 12:45 p.m.
  • Hebbville Elementary, 3335 Washington Ave. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Holabird Middle, 1701 Delvale Ave. - Breakfast, 7:45 a.m. & Lunch, 11:15 a.m.
  • Logan Elementary, 7601 Dunmanway - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Milbrook Elementary, 4300 Crest Heights Rd. - Breakfast, 9:15 a.m. & Lunch, 12:45 p.m.
  • Norwood Elementary, 1700 Delvale Ave. - Breakfast, 9:15 a.m. & Lunch, 12:45 p.m.
  • Oakleigh Elementary, 1900 White Oak Ave. -Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Owings Mills Elementary, 10824 Reisterstown Rd. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Pleasant Plains Elementary, 8300 Pleasant Plains Rd. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Randallstown Elementary, 9013 Liberty Rd. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Red House Run Elementary, 1717 Weyburn Rd. - Breakfast, 9:15 a.m. & Lunch, 12:45 p.m.
  • Riverview Elementary, 3298 Kessler Rd. - Breakfast, 9:15 a.m. & Lunch, 12:45 p.m.
  • Sandalwood Elementary, 900 South Marlyn Ave. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
  • Warren Elementary, 900 Bosley Rd. - Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. & Lunch, 12 p.m.
Extended Year Learning begins today

What:BCPS Extended Year Learning begins today for middle and high school students across the county.
When: Monday, July 9, through Friday, Aug. 3
Where: Various middle and high schools

First day of annual visual arts enrichment camp

What:The BCPS Summer Visual Arts Camp will provide students in Grades 3-12 an opportunity to develop and refine personal art skills via five-hour studio sessions and an art-related field trip. On the evening of Thursday, July 19, the program will hold an open house/reception, where students will exhibit works completed over the two-week period for viewing by families and teachers. The program offers three courses: An Exploration of Artists and their Materials for students entering Grades 3-5, An Investigation of Media and Technique: Portfolio Development for students entering Grades 6-8, and Painting and Drawing from Observation: Portfolio Development for students entering Grades 9-12. There is more information on the summer program in the camp brochure and application.
When: Weekdays, Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 20, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

STEM camp starts for elementary students

What:About 3,000 BCPS elementary school students will participate in Title I STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Camps. Activities at these camps will reinforce students' mathematics and reading skills during the summer. Students will have access to project based programs such as coding.
When: Weekdays, Monday, July 9, through Friday, Aug. 3
Where: Elementary schools across the county

First day for Math Academy

What:BCPS students recommended to take Algebra 1 in Grade 8 or Grade 9 participate in Math Academy, a research-based blended learning mathematics program designed to meet the specific needs of individual students. Each day will include four hours of mathematics instruction in which students participate in whole-class, small group, and individual learning opportunities designed to develop students’ mindset, confidence, and beliefs about doing mathematics as they strengthen their understanding of key concepts and skills from prior grades to build their readiness for algebra.
When: Weekdays, Monday, July 9, through Friday, Aug 3, from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 7:45 – 11:45 a.m. depending on location
Where: Various BCPS schools

Catonsville Middle launches its Love for Literacy program

What:Love for Literacy is a Catonsville Middle School summer language arts (LA) program designed to bridge the gap between LA 5 and LA 6 Advanced Academics for the purpose of providing more accelerated Language Arts course opportunities for student groups that are underrepresented in the Advanced Academics program.
When: Monday, July 9, through Friday, August 3, from 8 – 11 a.m.
Where: Catonsville Middle School, 2301 Edmondson Ave., 21228
Contact: Doug Elmendorf, 410.887.0803

MEGA Math program to begin at Catonsville Middle

What:MEGA Math was first offered at Catonsville Middle School in the summer of 2016 and again in the summer of 2017. Twenty students each summer who would not have otherwise had the opportunity to move into an Advanced Academics Math 6 class participated in the program and made a smooth, successful transition into AA Math 6. They continue to be successful today. The program is being offered again this summer.
When: Monday, July 9, through Friday, August 3, from 8 – 11 a.m.
Where: Catonsville Middle School, 2301 Edmondson Ave., 21228
Contact: Doug Elmendorf, 410.887.0803

Public invited to participate in BCPS High School Capacity Study

What: This is the first of three public information sessions to be held in July related to the Baltimore County Public Schools High School Capacity Study. The purpose of the study is to identify potential options and strategies for providing enough seats in all BCPS high schools for the school system’s growing enrollment. Each public information session will include a brief presentation, and the community will be able to view and discuss options and strategies with staff, and complete an online survey. The survey will be translated into six languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The online survey will be available to all BCPS stakeholders (not just meeting participants) from Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 22.
When: Monday, July 9, from 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Catonsville High School Cafeteria, 421 Bloomsbury Ave., 21228

Tuesday, July 10
Summer library hours at Chadwick, Glenmar, and Pinewood today

What:This year, 25 elementary school libraries in Baltimore County Public Schools are offering special summer hours during which students can check out books, write stories, use computers, and engage in makerspace and other activities. Chadwick, Glenmar, and Pinewood elementary schools will have library hours today.

Date:Tuesday, July 10

Where and Time:

Chadwick Elementary School, 1918 Winder Rd., 21244, from 4 – 6 p.m.
Glenmar Elementary School, 9700 Community Dr., 21220, from 1 – 3 p.m.
Pinewood Elementary School, 200 Rickswood Rd., 21093, from 9 – 11 a.m.

Tuesday, July 11
Summer library hours at Bear Creek and Westchester today

What:This year, 25 elementary school libraries in Baltimore County Public Schools are offering special summer hours during which students can check out books, write stories, use computers, and engage in makerspace and other activities. Bear Creek and Westchester elementary schools will have library hours today.

Date:Wednesday, July 11

Where and Time:

Bear Creek Elementary School, 1601 Melbourne Rd., 21222, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Westchester Elementary School, 2300 Old Frederick Rd., 21228, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday, July 12
Summer library hours at Glenmar, Hampton, and Seneca today

What:This year, 25 elementary school libraries in Baltimore County Public Schools are offering special summer hours during which students can check out books, write stories, use computers, and engage in makerspace and other activities. Glenmar, Hampton, and Seneca elementary schools will have library hours today.

Date:Thursday, July 12

Where and Time:

Glenmar Elementary School, 9700 Community Dr., 21220, from 1 – 3 p.m.
Hampton Elementary School, 1115 Charmuth Rd., 21093, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Seneca Elementary School, 545 Carrollwood Road, 21220, from 1 – 3 p.m.

Public invited to participate in BCPS High School Capacity Study

What: This is the second of three public information sessions to be held in July related to the Baltimore County Public Schools High School Capacity Study. The purpose of the study is to identify potential options and strategies for providing enough seats in all BCPS high schools for the school system’s growing enrollment. Each public information session will include a brief presentation, and the community will be able to view and discuss options and strategies with staff, and complete an online survey. The survey will be translated into six languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The online survey will be available to all BCPS stakeholders (not just meeting participants) from Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 22.
When: Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology Auditorium, 938 N. York Rd., 21204

Friday, July 13
Summer library hours at Baltimore Highlands and Deer Park today

What:This year, 25 elementary school libraries in Baltimore County Public Schools are offering special summer hours during which students can check out books, write stories, use computers, and engage in makerspace and other activities. Baltimore Highlands and Deer Park elementary schools will have library hours today.

Date:Friday, July 13

Where and Time:

Baltimore Highlands Elementary School, 4200 Annapolis Rd., 21227, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Deer Park Elementary School, 9809 Lyons Mill Rd., 21117, from 1 – 2:15 p.m.

ONGOING EVENTS!
Give to Tools for Schools, the annual school supply drive

What: YOU can help ensure that all students get off to a great start next school year by participating in The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools annual school supply drive – Tools for Schools. This year, there are multiple ways organizations and individuals can help – fromhosting a school supply drive, volunteering time, or making amonetary donation. All school supplies are welcome. Those most needed are: 3-ring binders, markers, pencils, notebooks, crayons, colored pencils, erasers, scissors, sticky notes, folders, notebook paper, dividers, pens, rulers, glue/glue sticks, pencil cases, book bags, and reward stickers. In addition to signing up online to help, interested businesses/organizations can sign up by contacting Cindy Whitcomb atcwhitcomb@bcps.org. The school supply drive is part of the BCPS annualBack to School Involves You, Too! campaign in association with the Education Foundation of BCPS. Designed to garner community support for BCPS students and schools, the campaign this year also includes BCPSFest (a back-to-school festival), BCPS Day at Camden Yards, Early Entry Day, and more.
When: Through Friday, August 24

Drop off locations:

  • Baltimore County Public Library branches
  • Office Depot/Office Max locations in Baltimore County
  • First Financial Federal Credit Union branches
  • Slice in Towson and White Marsh
  • Boscov’s White Marsh
  • The Education Foundation headquarters
  • Pinder Plotkin LLC
  • Pikesville Farmers Market (on July 3, 17, and 31 only)
  • Towson Farmers Market (on July 12 & 26, and Aug. 9 & 16 only)
Ticket sales continue for BCPS Day at the Yard

What:Buy your tickets now for the annual BCPS Day at the Yard. Five dollars from each ticket sold will support student leadership programs in Baltimore County schools. BCPS Day at the Yard is Wednesday, Aug. 29, and the Orioles will be up against the Blue Jays. Game start is 7:05 p.m. Ticket prices range from $17 - $33, and tickets must be purchased online.

County library’s Summer Reading Program continues

What:The Baltimore County Public Library’s annual summer reading program offers reading incentives, challenges, events, and more for children of every age and for adults. The theme for this year is Libraries Rock!
When: Through Sunday, Aug. 19
Where: All Baltimore County Public Library branches

Free lunches served at Baltimore County public library branches

What:Baltimore County Public Library branches are offering free lunches to youth this summer at select locations. Those 18 years old and younger are provided with free lunches in conjunction with the Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Food and Nutrition Services. Lunch consists of a deli sandwich, fruit or vegetable, juice or frozen treat, and milk. From Monday, July 9 through Friday, Aug. 3, selected BCPS schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to young people 18 years old and younger. (Baltimore County Public Library and BCPS are equal opportunity providers. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.)

Dates:Weekdays through Friday, Aug. 24 (except that meals will not be served on June 26 and July 4)

Where & Times:

  • Arbutus branch, 855 Sulphur Spring Rd.,21227, at 12 p.m.
  • Essex branch, 1110 Eastern Blvd., 21221, at 1 p.m.
  • Lansdowne branch, 500 Third Ave., 21227, at 12:30 p.m.
  • Loch Raven branch, 1046 Taylor Ave., 21286, at 1 p.m.
  • North Point branch, 1716 Merritt Blvd., 21222, at 12 p.m.
  • Randallstown branch, 8604 Liberty Rd., 21133, at 12 p.m.
  • Reisterstown branch, 21 Cockeys Mill Rd., 21136, at 12 p.m.
  • Rosedale branch, 6105 Kenwood Ave., 21237, at 12:30 p.m.
  • White Marsh branch, 8133 Sandpiper Cir., 21236, at 12 p.m.
  • Woodlawn branch, 1811 Woodlawn Dr., 21207, at 12:30 p.m.
UPCOMING EVENTS!
Public invited to participate in BCPS High School Capacity Study

What: This is the last of the three public information sessions to be held in July related to the Baltimore County Public Schools High School Capacity Study. The purpose of the study is to identify potential options and strategies for providing enough seats in all BCPS high schools for the school system’s growing enrollment. Each public information session will include a brief presentation, and the community will be able to view and discuss options and strategies with staff, and complete an online survey. The survey will be translated into six languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The online survey will be available to all BCPS stakeholders (not just meeting participants) from Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 22.
When: Tuesday, July 17, from 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Dundalk High School Cafeteria, 1901 Delvale Ave., 21222

Regional Summer College Boot Camp to be held in July and August

What:This summer, BCPS students who will enter Grade 12 in the 2018-2019 school year are invited to participate in free regional or school-specific Summer College Boot Camps. Each camp will vary, but all will offer information and resources on the process of selecting and applying to a college and applying for financial aid. Some camps will invite parent participation. Many will feature guest speakers from college admissions and financial aid offices. Students interested in participating must register with their school counselors.

When & Where:

For students from

Perry Hall High School
Tuesday, July 17, from 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Perry Hall High School
4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

For students from

Milford Mill Academy,
Randallstown High School &
Woodlawn High School

Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Milford Mill Academy
3800 Washington Ave.., 21244

For students from

Chesapeake High School,
Eastern Technical High School,
Kenwood High School &
Overlea High School

Thursday, Aug. 2, from 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Technical High School
1100 Mace Ave., 21221

For students from

Franklin High School,
New Town High School &
Owings Mills High School

Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
New Town High School
4931 New Town Blvd., 21117

BCPS school libraries offer summer hours, activities

What: School’s out for summer (mostly), but many Baltimore County public school libraries are still in! This year, 25 Baltimore County Public Schools elementary school libraries are offering special summer hours during which students can check out books, write stories, use computers, and engage in makerspace and other activities.

When and Where:

Baltimore Highlands Elementary School, 4200 Annapolis Rd., 21227
Friday, July 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bear Creek Elementary School, 1601 Melbourne Rd., 21222
Wednesday, July 25, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Bedford Elementary School, 7407 Dorman Dr., 21208
Wednesday, July 25, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 20, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chadwick Elementary School, 1918 Winder Rd., 21244
Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 4 – 6 p.m.

Chesapeake Terrace Elementary School, 2112 Lodge Farm Rd., 21219
Monday, July 16, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday, July 23, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Deer Park Elementary School, 9809 Lyons Mill Rd., 21117
Friday, July 20, from 1 – 2:15 p.m.
Friday, July 27, from 1 – 2:15 p.m.

Fifth District Elementary School, 3725 Mount Carmel Rd., 21155
Friday, July 20, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Glenmar Elementary School, 9700 Community Dr., 21220
Tuesday, July 17, from 1 – 3 p.m.

Grange Elementary School,2000 Church Rd., 21222
Friday, July 27, 1 – 3 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 1 – 3 p.m.

Halstead Academy, 1111 Halstead Rd., 21234
Tuesday, July 31, from 9 – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 9 – 11 a.m.

Hampton Elementary School, 1115 Charmuth Rd., 21093
Thursday, July 19, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Martin Boulevard Elementary School, 210 Riverton Rd., 21220
Thursday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Pinewood Elementary School, 200 Rickswood Rd., 21093
Tuesday, July 24, from 9 – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 31, from 9 – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 9 – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 9 – 11 a.m.

Randallstown Elementary School, 9013 Liberty Rd., 21133
Wednesday, July 18, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Reisterstown Elementary School, 223 Walgrove Rd., 21136
Tuesday, July 31, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sandy Plains Elementary School, 8330 Kavanagh Rd., 21222
Wednesday, July 18, from 2 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25, from 2 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 2 – 4 p.m.

Seneca Elementary School Mobile Library at Whispering Woods, 37 Alberge Ln., 21220

Thursday, July 19, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 2, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Seneca Elementary School, 545 Carrollwood Road, 21220

Thursday, July 19, from 1 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, July 26, from 1 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Vincent Farm Elementary School, 6019 Ebenezer Rd., 21162
Wednesday, July 25, from 1 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wellwood International Elementary School, 2901 Smith Ave., 21208
Tuesday, July 17, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 1 – 4 p.m.

Westchester Elementary School, 2300 Old Frederick Rd., 21228
Wednesday, July 18, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Winand Elementary School, 8301 Scotts Level Rd., 21208
Tuesday, July 17, from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Monday, July 30, from 9:30 – 11 a.m.

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