September is the month for new beginnings.
For students, it's back to school. Some will be greeted by new teachers who have joined the faculty. Parent teacher associations and their new officers will begin meeting and planning programs for the new school year.
For many churches, it means resuming the fall worship service schedule and Sunday school classes.
The first general meeting of the Linthicum Elementary Parent Teacher Association is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday. "Back to School Night" gives parents the opportunity to meet their children's teachers and tour classrooms.
On Sept. 10, Linthicum students will hit the sidewalks for their annual fund-raiser. Students will offer Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons and gifts. So do some early Christmas shopping and support your community school.
* At the Linthicum Country Fair on Sept. 25, the PTA will sponsor the popular "Make Your Own Scarecrow" booth. Donations of clothes are needed. Drop them off at a box in the school foyer.
The PTA has added an event to the fair: a silent auction. The PTA needs donations such as handmade crafts, quilts, or certificates for restaurants or services. Call Sue Cwiek at 859-5315 or Charlie Mannion at 859-5874.
* Linthicum Elementary is pleased to welcome new staff members. New teachers are Karen Behringer and Michele Kelly, first grade; Susan Majeran, third grade; Marie Flynn, sixth grade; and Sandra McWhirter, special education. Part-time teachers are Deena Settineri, music; Ronald Russell, physical education; and Barbara Svoboda, art. Kathy Pulz is the new part-time secretary. Vice Principal Harold Sachs and counselor Pat McIntyre will be at Linthicum full time this year.
The North County High School Band's first fund-raiser for the year is scheduled for Sept. 11. Band members will wash cars from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hardees Restaurant at Burwood Plaza and behind the Little Caesar's Restaurant in the Brooklyn Park Shopping Center. The car wash is free, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the band's spring trip to Disney World.
The rain date is Sept. 12.
* While North County High bids farewell to some staff members, a warm welcome is offered to these new faculty members: Sharon Fulton, Roy Payne and Fran Piancente, counselors; Margaret Nichols and Mary Probst, English; Anne Regina, John Nalepa, Bob Grimm, Brian Love and Lisa Rolman, social studies; Patricia Kuehne, Joan Luthardt and Carol Hutchinson, math; Jennifer Baker, Leslie Wilson, Greg Helms and Linda Jackson, science; Janice Beaver, Spanish; Randy Jones, business; Bill Klug, art; Sue Fitchett, Brad Wilson, physical education; Dina Ward, dance; Tammie Reynolds, Dennis Groves, and Joanne Campbell and Pat McPhail, special education.
* New officers for the school's Parent-Teacher-Student Association are Kevin Sheckels, president; Nancy Bilheimer and Gail Ebersole, vice presidents; Phyllis Lucas, secretary; Pat Combs, treasurer; and Rosemary Shomler, public relations.
Now is the time to gather the stuff gathering dust in your closets and rent a table at a flea market and bake sale sponsored by the Ferndale Roadrunners. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the senior center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Table rentals are $5. The seniors will sell hot dogs, barbecue, sodas and coffee.
* The Ferndale Roadrunners members and associate members will attend the Anne Arundel County Fair Sept. 16. A bus will leave the center at 11:30 a.m.
Brightwater Pavilion at Downs Park will be the location of the club's annual picnic on Sept. 29. A bus will leave the senior center at 11:30 a.m. Those attending should bring snacks. The club will furnish hot dogs and beverages.
Peace Lutheran Church on Wellham Avenue will mark the start of the fall worship service schedule with outdoor services on Sept. 12. The 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services will be on the church lawn.
Sunday school classes will run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A potluck dinner will conclude the celebration after the 11 a.m. service.
Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road, will start Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12. Witness will take place at noon, with men's fellowship planned for 7:30 p.m. Rev. Bruce E. Huffman is pastor.
The regular fall schedule resumes Sept. 12 at St. John Lutheran Church. Worship services will be at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., and Sunday School classes will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a "Rally Day" in the courtyard.
To find out more about the proposed path of the bike and hike trail, attend the next Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Linthicum Elementary School. A representative from the State Highway Administration will present the trail proposal.
The path would begin at the BWI Hiker-Biker Trail at the old North County High High School, cross Andover Road to Hammonds Ferry Road on the west side and run along the Shipley-Fairmount storm water management pond to Music Lane. Then it would cross Hammonds Ferry Road and Music Lane and follow the old Baltimore-Washington railroad bed through Shipley Court to the Linthicum Light Rail station.
"This issue will be discussed, debated and voted on at the meeting by the membership," said Gerald Starr, the association president.
* Although suggestions to help control traffic speed along Benton Avenue were rejected by the few residents of Linthicum Oaks who attended the August meeting, the association still will accept comments. Call Starr at 859-8026 or write to the LSIA, P.O. Box 143, Linthicum, 21090.
Assistant scoutmasters Michael Fratantuono and John McCarty from Boy Scout Troop 550 have returned from the 1993 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., where they were staff members. They were among 5,000 staffers who provided programs for more than 30,000 scouts from all over the U.S. and several foreign countries.
Troop 550 is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School PTA.