School and fall sports currently occupy most families' time during October, but don't miss out on some wonderful fall opportunities.
Both Brock Bridge and Maryland City elementary schools welcomed visitors Oct. 10, as Brock Bridge Elementary hosted Dads & Donuts and Maryland City Elementary hosted Magnificent Moms & Muffins. Both schools enjoyed the great turnout as the students showed Mom and Dad how hard they work each day. Thank you to all of the parents who were able to take some time to spend with students showing them how important their education is to all of us.
Both schools also participate in a Kids Helping Kids program through Harvest for the Hungry. The students collect non-perishable foods and toiletries or donate cash that will be turned over to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank in the West County area. We encourage all neighbors to donate to this worthy cause as well, by sending items with a student you know or dropping items off at either school. What a great way to help others out and teach our children the responsibility of giving.
Also a reminder that all Anne Arundel County Public Schools dismiss two hours early on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and have no school on Friday, Oct. 21. So plan ahead now.
On Friday, Oct. 14, Brock Bridge Elementary plans to participate in JA Day, a Junior Achievement program. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade will learn about the importance of community and economy, work readiness, financial literacy and business management. Parents and volunteers will present the prepared materials throughout the day as a way to prepare the children for successful futures.
Are you looking for some added fun? If so, join Maryland City Elementary for a fun spirit night on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Chuck E. Cheese's. The special fun night runs from 3-9 p.m. The school receives a percentage of all purchases if you mention Maryland City Elementary. Enjoy an evening of pizza, salads and games.
The Maryland City Recreation Council Mustang Soccer program races through mid-season as many teams prepare for the Anne Arundel Youth Soccer Association tournament. The tournament raises money to award college scholarships to graduating seniors who have participated in the youth soccer program. Good luck to all of our teams. Mustang Soccer also announces picture day is Saturday, Oct. 22. Coaches will send out more information to their individual teams on times and prices.
Also, just a reminder that MCRC Mustang Basketball registrations start soon. Please watch for signs in our area ,and more information to come. MCRC offers a program for children ages 5-17. For more information, e-mail my husband, John Venit, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you believe that Laurel Park racetrack has been in existence for 100 years? We reside in Laurel Park's backyard and can help celebrate its milestone. Join the fun on Saturday, Oct. 15 from noon to 6 p.m. as the Maryland Jockey Club throws a centennial celebration and Fall Festival at Laurel Park. The Fall Festival includes lots of activities for the kids, a health fair, community organization booths and interesting demonstrations. There will also be great giveaway prizes like iPads and flat screen TVs. Don't miss the fun.