While the last of the county's high school students continue preparing for their graduation ceremonies, sixth-graders are preparing for their own commencement exercises.
Belle Grove Elementary will have its program at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Brooklyn Park Elementary will begin its exercises at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Park Elementary students will have their exercises at 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Good luck to all the students.
Belle Grove Elementary news: Summer hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The school will continue its end-of-year picnics with the second and third grades having theirs today and the sixth-grade students having their picnic Wednesday.
* An awards assembly for students in kindergarten through fifth grade will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Parents are invited.
Brooklyn Park Elementary news: It's the time of year to show appreciation for the volunteers in the school. A volunteer luncheon, sponsored by the teachers, will begin at 11 a.m. tomorrowin the media center. The theme will be "A Hawaiian Luau."
All school volunteers are invited to attend.
* The kindergarten students will advance to first grade at 10 a.m. for morning students and 1:30 p.m. for afternoon students Wednesday. Parents are invited. Light refreshments will be served.
* Congratulations to Ben Pulz, a fourth-grade student, on winning first place at the county level in the Grade 3 to 5 category of the governor's third "Maryland, You Are Beautiful" Student Literacy Writing Competition. For his efforts, Ben received a $100 savings bond.
* Grades 1 through 5 have their end-of-the-year picnics on Thursday.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle JuniorHigh news: Be sure to remember the time changes due to exams tomorrow through Thursday. Students are to arrive at school at 10 a.m. and will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m. Lunches will not be served on these three days. Students are to bring only their textbooks, pens and pencilsto school on testing days.
June 14 has been reserved as exam make-up day for students who are legally absent during exams. The first make-up session will be from 8 a.m. to noon, the second session from 1p.m. to 3 p.m.
Students must be prompt; no one will be allowed toenter an exam session once the exam has begun.
If an announcementis made the day before an exam day that schools will be closing early due to hot weather, students should report to school at the regulartime (7:55 a.m.) ready to take their exams. They will then be dismissed two hours early.
* Congratulations to Tashea Brooks and Suzanne Avery, who participated, along with four other middle-junior high school students from the county, in the "Living Flag Ceremony" June 4 at Fort McHenry.
* The school's summer hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parents wishing to talk with an administrator or counselor should call in advance to schedule an appointment. The number is 789-8500.
* The school conducted its Scholastic Awards Program on May 30. Close to 150 Department Awards, Presidential Academic Fitness Awards and Academic Excellence Awards were presented. We would like to congratulate everyone who received one of these awards.
* Summer school registration is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 8 and 9 at Old Mill Senior High School. The cost is $100 for remedial courses, $150 for original courses. Be sure to pickup an approved registration form from your guidance counselor beforethe end of school.
Park Elementary news: Congratulations to Stacy LaBella for her second-place showing in the countywide Science Fair.
* The May Day King was Daniel Simpson. The May Day Queen wasLori Lambert. Congratulations to both.
* At the annual county volunteer tea, Mary Rayman received a special service award for 1,000 hours of service. Barbara Delss, Pat Kelly, Donna Schramek and Ginger Reid received certificates for 400 hours of service.
* Thanks againto everyone who sent in Pepsi bottle caps. The school will receive $182.50 to spend on computer supplies.
* Preschoolers are preparingfor their trip to Camp Woodlands tomorrow. The camp is located in Annapolis; students will spend
their day taking nature hikes, bird-watching, studying different animals and having lots of fun.
* Sixth-graders are winding up their year with a very special dance from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
North County High news: Don't forget to attend the first North County High Golf Classic, in memory of longtime basketball coach Dick Hart, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, June21, at Bear Creek Golf Club, on Route 97 north of Westminster.
* The senior class will have its commencement exercises at 8 p.m. tonight at the University of Maryland Baltimore County field house.
Tickets are required to attend.
A June Fellowship Dinner, sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Lacher Hall, 110 Townsend Ave.
Guest speaker will be the Rev. Peggy Johnson from the Christ Church for the Deaf. She will be bringing with her members of the deaf choir. The theme for the evening is "Treasure the Gift of Friendship."
All women are invited to attend, but must notify the churchoffice at 789-3688.
* The United Methodist Men will sponsor a Fellowship Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Lacher Hall.
The cost of breakfast is $3 for adults, $1.50 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Everyone is invited to share in this morningfellowship.
The Harbor Hospital Center's Coronary Club will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Gruehn Building, Room 502.
The topic will be "Exercising Your Way to a Healthy Heart." All heart diseasepatients, family members and friends are invited to attend. The program will be followed by a free blood pressure screening and light refreshments.
For more information, call 347-3533.
The county's summer playground program will be conducted at Park Elementary School, Brooklyn Park Elementary School, Pumphrey Community Center and Cedar Morris Hill Community Center. The program is designed for children ages 5 1/2 to 12.
The playground is open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning July 1 and ending August 9. The Cedar Morris Hill location will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Fridays.
All locations will be closed July 4.
Activities will include sports, arts and crafts, field trips and special events. All children are required to provide their own lunch and drink.
The cost of registration is $55 for six weeks for one child, $53 for the second child, $51 for the third child, etc. A $3 late fee will be charged for registrations received after June 28.
For more information, call 222-3552.
The Belle Grove Improvement Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Belle Grove ElementarySchool library. The guest speaker will be county police Sgt. Bonnie Welsh, who will discuss self-protection for women. Another topic for discussion will be themove for a neighborhood watch. Members are urged to attend. No monthly meetings will be scheduled during July and August.
All members are invited to 222 W. Edgevale Road at 5:45 p.m.Friday (Flag Day) to join the nation in pausing for the Pledge of Allegiance at 6 p.m. Come and join other members in this patriotic gathering.
The Arundel Improvement Association has timed its first carnival perfectly -- Wednesday, the day before elementary school closes. The carnival is one of the largest on the East Coast, featuring 20 major rides, including the
Higher Flyer and Anaconda, and plenty of food and games. A cake wheel will be maintained nightly by theassociation and donations will be appreciated. Also, raffle tickets will be sold for the August Crab Feast. The carnival will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. weeknights and from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays through June 22.
The carnival will be set up in front of the old Channel hardware store on Ritchie Highway across from the fire station.
Saturday nights will feature an added attraction with special $6 admission fees. For more information, contact Frances Jones at 789-2192.