Frantic mornings, rushing to sign papers, complete forms and retrieve homework inadvertently discarded in the trash. Children sent to school to buy lunch with either a $20 bill or seven dimes, four nickels and a handful of pennies.
Socks that don't match. Hair that pointswest. Soggy Rice Krispies forming a permanent bond with the dining room carpet.
Turn off that television! Brush your teeth -- all of your teeth, not just the ones that show. No, you're not wearing a Metalica shirt to third grade. Where did you get that? You traded what?!
School'sin session, and throughout Glen Burnie, parents and students are trying to get in gear for our annual foray into education, information and confusion.
Several area schools have scheduled back-to-school/meet-the-teacher/open- house nights so parents can meet their child's teacher and discuss both the curriculum and the school lunch menu's lack of creativity.
* Richard Henry Lee Elementary will have its open house at 7 tonight. Principal Lauralee Whitmore will address the parents.
* Parents of pupils attending Oakwood Elementary can meet their children's teachers at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Principal Sharon Doyle and PTA President Sherril Rundle will discuss plans for the school year.
* Parents of students at Marley Middle School can meet the faculty at 7 p.m. Monday. Principal Robert Janovsky will be on hand to answer any questions.
* Corkran Middle School's open house also is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday. Parents will be able to meet with the faculty and Principal Richard Kubatko.
* Principal Midgie Sledge will welcome parents to Glen Burnie Senior High's back-to-school night at 7 Tuesday, Sept. 24.
* Thursday, Sept. 25 is back-to-school night at Southgate Elementary. Principal Janet Anderson will open the meeting at 7.
* PTA President Lou Ann Boyd will join Principal Frank Rocco in welcoming parents to Woodside Elementary's open house at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.
* Freetown Elementary will welcome new and returning parents to an open house at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. Principal Charlene Pryseski will address a brief meeting, after which parentswill be free to visit their children's classrooms.
* Principal Marvin Heptinstall has extended an invitation to an open house scheduled at Glendale Elementary for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8.
* Point Pleasant Elementary Principal Evelyn Reed will welcome parents to an open house at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. PTA President Keith Johnson will conduct a meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Children from the Country Club Estates community can mingle at the Back to School/Youth Dance from 7to 9 p.m. Friday at the Country Club Estates Recreation Hall on PaulMarr Drive.
The $2 admission includes music by DJ Tim King; soda and food will be for sale.
One of the most unusual sights in Glen Burnie is the line of pet owners with assorted dogs and cats snaking around the Arundel Center North duringthe county Health Department's rabies vaccine clinic.
The county is sponsoring 1991's final rabies immunization clinic for cats and dogs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Arundel Center North, 101 Crain Highway.
A $2 fee to cover the cost of the vaccination will save pet owners about $15 compared with the cost of a visit to the vet.
Vaccinations for pets less than 1 year old that have never been vaccinated are good for one year. Older pets that have previously been vaccinated will receive a vaccine that lasts for three years.
All animals must be on a leash or in a pet carrier.
For more information, call 222-7008.
Does your dog Spot bolt from the house the second you open the door? Are you subscribing to several papers because Fido has not quite mastered the concept of "outside"? Have you given uptrying to get Lady to stop begging from the table and just set a place for her?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions,you may want to enroll your little canine wonder in the dog trainingclasses being given at the Glen Burnie YMCA from 7 to 8 p.m. tomorrow and continuing every Thursday for seven weeks.
The orientation for this class began last week, but enrollment is still open. Anyone who missed last week's class should plan to arrive approximately 15 minutes early for a brief review.
The class costs $65.
For more information, call 761-1251.
A "How To" worship for single people on developing and nurturing relationships is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Faith Baptist Church, 7378 Furnace Branch Road. A dinnerfor the participants will be served at 6:30.
The workshop, divided into two sessions, will cover several topics concerning dating and commitment. Each session offers a choice of three topics.
Reservations for the dinner and seminar need to be made as soon as possible.
Call the church office at 761-5346 or 760-7366 for more information.
Volunteers who worked the Big Glen Burnie Carnival will betreated to a dinner dance from 7 to midnight Friday at La Fontaine Bleu.
Tickets for the event were mailed last week. Anyone who volunteered at the carnival and has not yet received a ticket should contact Barbara Mueller at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 766-6760.
Members of the Point Pleasant/Shoreland Improvement Association are invited to attend the meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at theChurch of the Good Shepherd, 1451 Furnace Avenue.
Association President Jim Linton will announce the winner of the PPSIA's first scholarship award, update members on changes in the bylaws and recruit volunteers to coordinate the association's annual Christmas party.
A representative of the county police community relations department will discuss ways to protect against theft and vandalism.
Fifth-graders at Glen Burnie Park Elementary are planning a skating party from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Crofton Roller Skating Rink.
Admission is $2.50; skates can be rented for an additional $1.50.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the school office at 766-5156.
Proceeds from the party will help pay for the class' springtrip.