Giant Food is again sponsoring an "Apples for the Students" program.
Schools are encouraged to collect pink receipts from local Giant stores. In exchange for receipts, the schools are able to purchase Apple computers and software.
All schools in the area are participating in this program and are collecting the pink cash register receipts from Giant.
The program will last until the end of March. Anyone interested in helping the schools collect these receipts may send them in with a child from that school or they can mail them directly to the school.
The following schools are participating in our area: Brooklyn Park Elementary, 200 W. 14th Ave., Balt., 21225; Belle Grove Elementary, 4502 Belle Grove Rd., Balt., 21225; Park Elementary, 201 E. 11th Ave., Balt., 21225; Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle/Junior High, 200 Hammonds Lane, Balt., 21225.
Belle Grove Elementary School News -- Students from Belle Grove Elementary School are conducting a label collection drive. Campbell's Co.
is offering free educational equipment to the school in exchange for the labels from the company's products, such as soup, beans, juices and Prego sauces.
Anyone wanting to help with this drive may can send the labels in with a students or send them directly to the school.
Individual pictures of students will be taken Wednesday. Money envelopes will be sent home with the children tomorrow, and should be returned on picture day.
Students will take part in Project Superfit tomorrow and Friday, Oct 12.
Dennis DeWitt, the physical education teacher, will be testing the students in grades one through six on sit-ups, chin-ups, sit-and-reach and the mile run.
The children will be re-tested in the spring to see if they have improved in these areas. Students are encouraged to be present on the days of these tests. Volunteers who will be helping DeWitt with the program are Lisa Turek, Pat Renes, Diana Glodek and Chris Barrett.
A fund-raiser involving the selling of products from Cherrydale Farms and Gifts from the Heart is now in progress. The sale will continue until Monday, Oct. 15.
A special award will be given to the top-selling student. The top-selling class will receive a pizza party. Students selling $50 or more are eligible for Cherrydale's Walt Disney or Space Camp Sweepstakes.
Anyone wishing to make a purchase may do so through the students or contact the school at 789-8777.
The first Parent Teacher Organization meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
tomorrow. All teachers will be introduced to the parents at this time.
Discussion will include the possibility of changing the Parent Teacher Organization to a Parent Teacher Association.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School: The first general PTA meeting is set for 7 p.m. tomorrow. Parents will have the opportunity to meet classroom teachers and hear about this year's instructional goals. The meeting will take place in the cafeteria.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle/Junior High School: Parents are invited to "Back to School Night" at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria. The evening will start with a brief PTA meeting and an explanation of classroom visitation schedules. Parents will meet school personnel, see classrooms and get acquainted with their children's teachers.
Parents are asked to bring a copy of their child's schedule and review the map in the handbook so that they know classroom locations. Car pooling is recommended due to limited parking.
School office hours are 7:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Keep these hours in mind when trying to contact teachers at the school.
There will be two volunteer orientation meetings at the school tomorrow, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This is a chance for everyone to meet each other, become aware of the areas of need and arrange schedules suited to each person's availability.
Senior citizens, college students and retirees are encouraged to attend and become involved with the school.
Volunteers are needed to serve as officers for Brooklyn Park's PTA organization. Anyone interested should contact the school at 789-8500.
Lindale selected the following people to head their PTA organization for the 1990-1991 school year: Kevin Sheckels, president; Bob Long, vice-president; Pat Stoudt, secretary and Linda Kelch, treasurer. They are still in need of a corresponding secretary.
Resurrection Lutheran Church, at Hammonds Lane and Robinwood Road in Brooklyn Park, will sponsor a Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at the church. Salads, Italian bread, beverages and desserts will be sold, and a craft table will be set up with many homemade items.
Tickets are $4.50 for adults and $2.25 for children. Kids under 6 can eat for free. The public is invited to eat dinners at the church; carry-out also will be available. For ticket purchase and additional information, call Mary White, 789-0349.
Contestants are needed for the second annual "Gong Show" at the Lloyd Keaser Community Center on Belle Grove Road in Pumphrey. The show is set for Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.