With about a week left, countdown continues to a new school year


Well, the final countdown to the first day of school is here. School officially begins in seven days. Shopping for lunch boxes, backpacks and other school supplies always adds an air of excitement in preparation for the big day. Most parents we have talked to have enjoyed the summer but are looking forward to another school year.

Local schools are offering orientations for new students and their parents.


Belle Grove Elementary School will sponsor an orientation for new students at 1 p.m. today in the media center. Students and parents will meet with school officials and tour the building. Plan to attend!

The school phone number has been changed to 222-6589. Make a note.

Parents who have not registered their children for the 1992-93 school year are asked to do so immediately. School officials must include them on their bus and class schedules. Call the school for information.


Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School has scheduled an open house/orientation program for students entering the seventh grade as well as new eighth- and ninth-graders at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium.

This program will provide parents and students an opportunity to meet the school staff, receive information regarding the school year, answer questions and tour the school. PTSA members also will be available to sign parents up for membership. Come and see what the school has to offer your child.


North County High School will hold an orientation for 10th-graders and their parents, as well as other new students at 7 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. Students will tour the school and meet school administrators and guidance counselors.

Seniors, don't forget your photo appointments. The dates are tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday. If you have not received a sitting time, contact the school.


When planning your school days, take into consideration the school hours: Belle Grove Elementary School, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 8:55 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.; Park Elementary School, 8:40 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.; Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School, 8:05 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.; North County High School, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will have a talent display from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Handmade crafts and baked goods will be sold. Everyone is invited to attend.


Arundel Improvement Association news: Tickets are still available for the association's annual crab feast scheduled for 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 and will not be sold at the door. The menu will include steamed crabs and homemade crab soup, steamed corn, hot dogs and sauerkraut, baked beans, a variety of salads and a greens table.

The feast will take place at the Arundel Improvement Association building, 705 Cross St. in Brooklyn Park. Indoor and garden seating will be available.

For more information, call 789-2192, or 789-2972.


The Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free class, "Getting the Fat Out of Your Market Basket," from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3 at Arundel Center North, Room 307.

The class will focus on eating a healthy diet and decreasing fatty foods. There is no fee, but registration is required.

Call 222-6758 for registration or information.


The family of the late Albert Bowie Sr. wants to thank everyone for their expressions of love and concern and their time, service and presence. They are forever grateful.

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