Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton: Triadelphia Ridge kids make ornaments for a special tree

Ten fifth grade students at Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School were recently asked to create ornaments that will be displayed on the Maryland State House Holiday Tree this year, which will celebrate our nation's troops.

The students Jeremy Barker, Sam Beams, Christian Bond, Ethan Brown, Jamie Caine, Stefanie Grunland, Josh Goldberg, Ara Rosenhyslop, Kate Thorp, and Austin Walls will be honored at a special reception hosted at the State House.

The school is very proud to have students who have been given this artistic opportunity, and encourages the community to head to the state house this holiday season to view the tree.

Looking for some fresh citrus fruit just in time for the holidays? The Glenelg High School Marching Unit is now holding its Holiday Citrus Fruit Sale.

In the month of December they are offering Florida grapefruit, Florida navel oranges, tangerines and a variety pack. Orders are due by Nov. 30 for fruit to be picked up at Glenelg High School on Dec. 15.

Order forms are available from the Glenelg High School office by contacting Cindy Desrochers at 410-489-4977 or, or by downloading from the website Mail the completed fruit order form with your check made out to GHS Marching Unit Boosters to the address given on the form.

Save the date for Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. for the first Dayton Oaks Elementary School McTeacher's Night at the McDonalds restaurant in Clarksville.

The community is invited to show support for Dayton Oaks by purchasing supper at McDonalds that evening. Funds raised during the evening will go to purchase classroom books.

Renee A. Foose invites parents and the community to join her for a Listen and Learn Forum. The superintendent will share school system priorities and answer questions. The forums will help shape a strategic plan for the school system.

A session will be held on Dec. 5 in the Marriotts Ridge High School from 7 to 8:15 p.m. This date and location were rescheduled from Oct. 29 at River Hill High School. If you are planning to attend, register in advance at Even if you were previously registered to attend the Oct. 29 forum, it is requested that you re-register.Questions may be submitted upon registration or during the forum.

Folly Quarter Middle School will present a Family Fun Reading Night on Dec. 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the school's media center. The evening will feature a special guest author, the school's own Wayne Thomas Batson, author of 11 novels and several bestsellers, including his most recent publication, "The Tide of Unmaking."

There will be plenty of swashbuckling sword play, as well as book readings, and the opportunity to purchase books and have them signed by the author during the evening (think about crossing some of those gifts for readers off your holiday shopping list).

A portion of the evening's sales will benefit future student events at Folly Quarter Middle School, so plan on coming out to enjoy a night of reading fun.

The Columbia Figure Skating Club announces its annual production of "The Nutcracker on Ice," featuring multiple performances at the Columbia Ice Rink, 5876 Thunder Hill Road. Show times are Dec. 15 at 5:30 and 7:15 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 4:30 and 6 p.m.The performance will feature almost 100 performers. For tickets and more information, see the club's website:

The Glenelg High School Key Club is collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program. Bring an unwrapped unopened toy to the collection boxes in the school's media center or front office by Dec. 7.

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