KUDOS TO all the folks at Pointers Run Elementary School.
State School Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick recently named Pointers Run a Blue Ribbon School for its excellence in instructional programs, staff development for teachers, climate for learning and parent and community involvement.
As a winner of this award, Pointers Run will compete in the National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Program.
Six Pointers Run Elementary School students who made relief masks have their work on display at the Savage Mill Casting Building.
The students are Michael Binns, Megan Brown, Julie Utley, Blake Johnson, Toni Lambardozzi and Kasianna Barr.
Arbaugh to retire
Change is in the air at Bushy Park Elementary School as the school faces the midyear retirement of Principal Phil Arbaugh next month.
Parents who attend the school's Family Fair committee evening at 7 o'clock Monday will have an opportunity to say farewell to Arbaugh.
Eleonore Krebs will speak about "The Resilient Child," providing insights for parents. Information: 313-5500.
Coffee with the board
Have coffee and conversation in an informal setting with members of the Howard County Board of Education from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Clarksville Elementary School.
The meeting in the Media Center is a chance to ask questions and meet board members in a neighborhood setting. Information: 313-7050.
Clarksville turkey trot
Clarksville Elementary School likes to start the Thanksgiving weekend in a festive way.
Third- , fourth- , and fifth-grade students at Clarksville Elementary will compete in the annual Clarksville Turkey Trot on Tuesday morning.
Boys and girls will run mile races by grade, with the winners -- a boy and a girl from each grade -- receiving a turkey as their prize.
Wednesday is Special People's Day at Clarksville. Students invite grandparents, friends and extended family to the school and their class.
4-H leaders confer
Earlier this month, 4-H leaders attended the Northeast Regional 4-H Leaders' Forum in Burlington, Vt.
Martin Hamilton, 4-H agent, and Jane Stull, 4-H program assistant, accompanied leaders Dianne and Dave Brown of Highland, Theresa Bly, Leroy Stull and Marjie Eyler of Mount Airy, Peggy Howell of Glenelg, Robin Mihm of Woodbine and Joanne Hamilton of Lisbon.
Participants attended workshops, listened to speakers and took field trips during the four-day event, which focused on the theme "4-H: Our Bridge to the Future."
Church holiday bazaar
Get a head start on holiday shopping from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow with a trip to Calvary Lutheran Church in Woodbine.
Church members will sell bibs and pillows, ornaments, wreaths and swags of evergreens and pine cones, wood crafts for Christmas, bird houses, gift baskets, Christmas sweat shirts and doll furniture.
Pub Date: 11/21/96