As another summer ends, thoughts now turning back toward school


As our thoughts wander to the new school year, we think about our 1992 high school graduates who will enter college in the fall. Which colleges did they choose? That's what we'd like to know.

Many of our young people, for example, earned college scholarships for their excellence in academics or sports. We're compiling a list of college selections for our readers.

If you have a child attending college this fall, give us a call with the information. Thanks!

The Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave., will host an orientation for new students and their parents at 1 p.m. Wednesday. New students and their parents will tour the school and learn more about the school community. Plan to attend, and tell your new neighbors.

PTA Executive Board members at Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School will meet at 7 tonight at the school. The school still needs people to serve as Lindale PTA president and Brooklyn Park PTA vice-president. If you can fill one of these vacancies, call the school at 789-8500.

Brooklyn Park/Lindale also needs substitute teachers. If you like children and understand their needs and problems, you are wanted. To qualify, you must have earned at least 60 college credits but not necessarily in education. If interested, call 789-8500 for information and an application.

The Anne Arundel County Health Department will hold a special measles-mumps-rubella immunization clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Brooklyn Park Health Center on Hammonds Lane. Remember, students entering kindergarten and the sixth grade must have been given at least two doses of the MMR

vaccine. Parents should bring their child's immunization record XTC to the clinic. No fee will be charged for this vaccine, but donations will be appreciated.

The Brooklyn United Methodist Church, Fourth and Pontiac avenues, will have an Administrative Board meeting at 7:30 tonight at the church. Plan to attend.

Getting ready for the soccer season? The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association will conduct tryouts for the 8- to 10-year-old intramural soccer teams beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Tenth Avenue fields. Now is the time to get ready!

The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs in nutrition and health. Topics include Eating your Way to Good Health, Cancer Prevention and Practical Ways to Eat Less Fat and More Fiber. Call today if you are interested in a speaker for your club, school or church. Programs can be adapted to your group's needs. Contact Constance Pergerson, 222-6758.

The service also will conduct supermarket tours upon request. Take a trip through the store and learn tips about purchasing, nutrition and food labels. Tours can be adapted to your group or organization. Call Pergerson at 222-6758.

Harbor Hospital Center news: More than 600 people attended the Regatta Party at the HarborView Marina and Yacht Club. The event raised $9,000 for the Emergency Chest Pain Unit. Thanks to all the sponsors, contributors and participants.

The center will offer free blood pressure screenings from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today in the hospital lobby. Don't fret if you miss this opportunity. The hospital has scheduled screenings at the Leedmark Store in Glen Burnie from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

Don't forget the free Back-to-School screenings for children, which includes vision and blood pressure. Your child's height and weight also will be recorded.

Pediatrician Dr. Alice Tanner will provide an evaluation of every child after the screenings have been completed.

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