School days just ahead, so do all your homework


I can't wait: The kids begin school on Monday. Yippee! The house will be mine again. Of course, I will have to wake up early to get the kids ready for school. But after the kids leave, I'll have a quiet house.

Operating hours for some schools have changed, so remember to check with your child's school.

Those who have not registered their children for school should do so before Monday. Parents must submit their children's birth certificates and inoculation records. Registering early helps principals plan class sizes. Often school officials must interview and test new students to place them in proper class groups. If you're not sure which school your child should attend, call the county Board of Education at (410) 224-5000.

The Crofton Kiwanis Club still is collecting goods for its garage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, next door to the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 3. Acceptable items include housewares, bikes, books, toys, handmade items, electrical appliances, small furniture, lawn equipment and sporting goods. rTC Call Pat Wilson, (301) 261-0364.

"A Place to Call Home," the story of the Martin Pollak Project, will be presented at tomorrow's club meeting. Mary Lynn Bobbitt will discuss the efforts to place abandoned and abused children in county homes. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. at the Crofton Country Club's Kiwanis Activity Room.

Crofton has a big day planned for Sept. 5. The Tour de Crofton will begin on the Crofton Parkway. And the Crofton Civic Association has arranged for the county to place a Dumpster in the community for those unwanted items.

Students, neighborhoods, civic groups, businesses, families, religious groups and volunteer organizations are encouraged to participate in the fourth annual Community Service Day on Oct. 24. This statewide event promotes voluntarism and community cooperation by encouraging participation in volunteer projects. Organizations and individuals can create a volunteer project or promote an ongoing one. Projects that will be considered include landscaping at a public facility; cleaning up a stream, park or beach; organizing a food bank or clothing drive; and working with the handicaped or elderly. Participants will receive certificates of recognition from Gov. William Donald Schaefer. Information, 222-1530.

The Bowie-Crofton Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Church of the Redeemer, 7300 Race Track Road in Bowie. The group meets the first Thursday of every month. A morning group meets the third Thursday of every month in Davidsonville. Information, 721-1537.

The Anne Arundel County Chapter of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) is announcing a new meeting location and time beginning with the September meeting. The organization will meet on the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1370 Defense Highway in Crofton. CHADD is a support group for parents of children with this disorder. Information, 721-3576.

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