Saying good-bye to many reminders of summer -- shorts, beaches, flipflops and yard sales -- is never easy.

That's why the Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association's scheduling of its community yard sale is perfect timing. Everyone is welcome to indulge in some last-minute summer fun.

Community members are invited to participate by setting up in front of their homes.

Early birds can begin browsing at 8 a.m. Saturday. The rain date is Sunday.


Belle Grove Elementary School news: Don't forget to attend the open house scheduled from 3 to 5:30 p.m. today at the school. Come and meet your child's teacher and hear about the curriculum.

The Maryland School Performance Program will be explained in detail to all parents at the PTA meeting on Oct. 8. All parents with questions or concerns should attend this meeting.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: The school's first PTA meeting and open house will begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the school cafeteria. Plan to attend to visit your children's teachers.

Officer Jim Call from the county police department will discuss the anti-drug D.A.R.E. program being taught to fifth-graders.

An ice cream party was recently held for all students who participated in the Summer Reading Program. These students recorded the books they read during the summer and evaluated them. The number of books read ranged from five to 20 books.

The following students were recognized for their achievement: Angela Brown, Katya Choma, Carrie Clevinger, Jeffrey Gembicki, Kevin Hammock, Megan Haupt, Crystal Lucas, Jackie McWilliams, NisaMehta, Melanie Morris, Kerry Morris, Crystal O'Neil, Tammy O'Neil, Angela Patrick, Toni Sanford, Kizzy Smith, Jessica Stanley, Richard Young and Penny Zang. Congratulations!

"Heartlight Aerobics" will continue from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. for the next seven Mondays.


Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School news: Have you thought about getting ready for the upcoming holiday season? Now is your chance to get a head start in purchasing fine chocolates or gift wrap.

The PTSA has begun its fall fund-raiser. Now through Oct. 8, studentswill be selling chocolates and gift wrap. Selections include chocolate candies, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate sauce, popcorn, sausageand cheese.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, contact a student from the school. Items will be available for delivery on Oct. 26.

Band members also are having their annual fund-raiser to pay for equipment. They are selling an assortment of candies, cookies, cheese, sausage and gift items.

This sale ends tomorrow. Contact a member of the instrumental class for information.


Park Elementary School news: The school and community would like to welcome new principal Diane Lenzi.

Lenzi came to the county 21 years ago from Pittsburgh. She was a language arts teacher for 10 years at Arundel, Magothy River and Old Mill middle schools. In 1980, she became an administrator at Marley Junior High and has served as an assistant principal at several schools. One of her goals for the school is to expand the computer program.

Joining Lenzi and Park Elementary this year are: Kathy Rosenthal, first grade; Sandra Roy, second grade; Donna Hughes, third grade; Kathy Plitt, third and fourth grades;Jennifer Hughes, fifth grade; Randy Morris, instrumental music; Nancy Jones, speech; Cynthia Moore; psychologist; and Cheryl Sage, media specialist.

Are you interested in becoming a school volunteer? Do you have an hour or more to spare? If so, the school would like you to attend the volunteer orientation from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on Monday in the media center.

A four-week program, "Systematic Training forEffective Parenting," will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6. Such topics as establishing good communication, learning the difference between a good vs. a responsible parent, and choosing effective consequences will be discussed.

If you are interested in attending these classes, contact Nancy Stower at the school, 789-5694.


North County High School news: The North County Knights' Parents Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 in the school media center.

The PTSA will sponsor an indoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the school. Tables can be rented for $12. For more information, call 761-3935.

Today, all area schools will distribute their Federal Survey Cards to the students. All parents are asked to fill these out and return to the school tomorrow.


The Brooklyn Health Association will sponsor a bus trip to Atlantic City on Saturday. Tickets are $22 per person with $10 in coin returnedby the casino. The bus will leave at 7:20 a.m. and return at approximately 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 222-6620.


The October meeting of the Northern District Police Community Relations Council will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northern District Police Station, Hammonds Lane.

The guest speaker will be Officer Guy Della from the Community Relations Bureau. The topics of discussion will be Operation I.D., Community Watch programs and neighborhood watches.

Plan to attend the meeting and bring a friend.


HarborHospital Center is offering free Halloween bags to schools, community groups and individuals. The bright orange bags include Halloween safety tips for children as well as a $3 discount coupon for Harbor Hospital Center's Sick Child Day Care Service. If you or your organization would like to obtain bags, call the hospital's community relationsoffice at 347-3472.

Cardiac rehabilitation patients and their families are invited to attend the next meeting of Coronary Club, the hospital's support group that meets monthly to discuss topics related to heart disease.

Dr. Chris Papadopoulos, chief of cardiology, willdiscuss "Heart Disease, Rehabilitation and Sexuality." The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 in the Gruehn Building, Room 500. For more information, please call 347-3533.


It's Girl Scout CookieTime! All area Girl Scouts are taking orders for their famous cookies. If you are interested in ordering some, look for your local Girl Scout.

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