Just in case you've been in acoma, secluded in your favorite room or better still, just returningfrom a wild and exciting vacation, county schools are opening today.
For your convenience, here is a list of the "new" school openings.
One quick note -- while you were away the school system added anadditional 15 minutes to your child's school day.
Belle Grove Elementary School, 4502 Belle Grove Road, will begin classes 8:10 a.m. and be dismissed at 2:25 p.m. All students are urged to be at the school by 8 a.m.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 14th Avenue, will start 8:55 a.m. and end 3:10 p.m. Doors will open 8:45 a.m. At BrooklynPark/ Lindale Middle/Junior High, Hammonds Lane, classes will begin 8:05 a.m. and be dismissed 2:35 p.m. Students will be admitted to thebuilding at 7:45 a.m.
Park Elementary School, 201 E. 11th Avenue,will begin 8:40 p.m. and end 2:55 p.m. Doors will open for students eating breakfast at 8:10 a.m. All other students will be admitted at 8:30 a.m.
North County High School, 415 Andover Road, will begin classes at 7:30 a.m. and students will be dismissed at 2 p.m. Stu
dents will be admitted to the main building beginning 7:15 a.m. Due tothe new schedule for buses, all students are advised to be at their stop 15 minutes before the scheduled bus pickups.
Include an additional 10 cents to your $1 for school lunches.
That's right, schoollunch prices have increased.
Milk will also cost 5 cents more, from 25 cents to 30 cents. Extra items, such as ice cream, a choice of oatmeal or peanut cookies and fresh fruit for elementary students, have increased, too.
While students across the county enjoy their first day back to school, parents can begin planning their daily activities for the next nine months. Schools would love to have parents volunteer a few hours a day or week.
There are many positions available in all the schools for health room providers, clerical assistants, classroom aides and much more. Your child's school will send home forms soon, or you may call the school if you wish to volunteer.
The North County High Knights Parents Club will meet 7:30 p.m.tomorrow in the Media Center at the school, 415 Andover Road. Board members will meet 6 p.m. the same evening. The agenda will include plans for the 1991-1992 year's scheduled activities and fund-raiser.
Volunteers are needed for the athletic department concession stands.Also needed is a volunteer for public relations.
The club is opento students' families and to community residents who may have formerNorth County High School students.
The community would like to welcome the following new teach
ers to the faculty staff of Brooklyn Park Elementary School:
Charlene Bees, a former first-grade teacher at Park Elementary School, will be joining the first-grade staff.
The kindergarten class will be taught by Collette Klesch. Randall Norris, a former Marine instructor, will be teaching instrumental music at the school.
The strings instrumental department will be taught by John Woodford, who has taught instrumental and strings for more than 20 years.
Barbara Svoboda will be joining the staff as the new art teacher. She has taught art in many elementary schools in the county in the past 15 years.
Michael Trippett, principal of BPES, says he looks forward to working with the new additions to the school staff.
As the school year, cold weather and colds probably aren't far behind. So Harbor Hospital Center's Sick-Child Day Care Service may be important when a child is sick and parents have to work.
The hospital offers a program allowing you to register a sick child at the hospital from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. weekdays. For of all ages, the cost is $3 per hour. Snacks and beverages are free and meals are provided to each child for an additional fee.
Children may bring lunches. Information: call 347- 3243.
The annual luncheon of the County Administered Senior Opportunities and Services and seniors of the Arundel Improvement Association is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Tickets are $10 per person and transportation is still available by calling Frances Jones at 789-2192.
The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association is continuing registration for its fallsoccer outdoor intramural program. Boys and girls ages 5-15 are eligible to play. Children 8-10 years old are still needed for the association's county travel team.
To register, call Dennis Barnes at 636-2575.
Brooklyn Park's Chapter of the American Legion, Patrick Henry Post 34 is sponsoring a 50-50 raffle to benefit Carol Linton.The 2-year-old has cancer, and the post would like to raise $3,000 to help her family pay medical bills.
Donations may be sent to the American Legion Carol Linton Benefit Fund, 5526 Belle Grove Road, Brooklyn Park, Md. 21225.
"Growing in Faith Together" is the theme for September when Parish Education Month is celebrated at St. John Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Ave. Classes for all ages will be offered when Sunday church school begins with Rally Day activities at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 8 in the church sanctuary.
Members of the community are invited to register for classes by reporting to the Sunday schooloffice at 9:30 a.m. Information: 355-7295.
Opening day for the Brooklyn Park Bronco football team is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7. A parade will begin 11 a.m. at Brooklyn Park Elementary School and end at Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School.
Following the parade, a ceremony will be on the school fields. Lauren Pokrywka, an 11-year-old from Linthicum, will sing the national anthem. Thefootball games begin after the ceremony.