How's this for a switch - apples for the students instead of the teachers.
Linthicum Elementary School students are given Red Apple Awards for outstanding school citizenship. Anyone who demonstrates honesty, politeness, respect or helpfulness toward another person or for his or her school is recognized with this award.
Holding a door for someone, picking up a piece of trash or turning in money found on the playground are examples of good student behavior.
Red Apple recognition recently has been given to the following students: Jennifer Fries, Kristina Roberts, Kevin Watkins, Timmy Bernheimer, Jeremiah Hale, Mitchel Burns, Donya Shakiba, Bryan Boushell, Abby Golden, Melissa Crane, Nathaniel Perry, Ashley Howard, Stephanie Aaron, Derrick Ford, Wendy Slicher, Mary Urban, Adam Mehob and Sarah Ramsey.
The Anne Arundel Historical Society will have a membership meeting tonight at 7:30 at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association Building on Crain Highway. Guest speaker will be Anne Arundel County archaeologist Al Luckenbach.
His topic will be "Archaeology in Anne Arundel County." The public is invited to attend.
For additional information call the Historical Society at 768-9518.
Help needy children by helping Girl Scout Troop No. 1014 fill Christmas stockings. The Girl Scouts are looking for items that will fit into 20-inch-long stockings and are appropriate for both boys and girls, infants to 12 years old. Some suggestions are coloring books, crayons, small games or toys, rattles, children's jewelry and snacks. All stockings must be filled by Dec. 5. The girls will give them to the Salvation Army, which will then see that they are distributed to children in need.
Troop No. 1014 meets each Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Linthicum United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane. Contributions can be delivered there during meetings or someone will pick them up if you call the troop leader Beth Nowell at 859-0298.
Friends and neighbors in the community, parents and students at the St.
Philip Neri School, 6401 Orchard Road, can add to their home libraries by shopping at the Student Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day this week through Friday.
Books are on display in the library, which includes new books from many major publishers in all price ranges. All reading interests will be represented.
The purpose of the fair is to encourage student interest in reading. All proceeds will be used for the continuous updating of the library media center. For more information call the school office, 859-1212.
The students and faculty of St. Philip Neri School can look forward to a treat this Thursday, Nov. 8. Volunteer parents of the Home and School Association will be preparing and serving approximately 500 Thanksgiving lunches consisting of turkey with all the trimmings and apple and pumpkin pie. Parents dressed in pilgrim and Indian attire will add to the festivities.
Money to sponsor this event was raised by the Home and School Association through a bake sale at a recent craft fair.
Any boy or girl interested in playing basketball during the winter for St. Philip Neri in the North County Basketball League can register by calling the church office, 859-0571. The age groups are 10 and under, 12 and under and 14 and under. Parents who may be interested in coaching a team are asked to contact Kevin Bush at 760-0291 or George Hemelt at 789-2709.
A seminar on "Self-Esteem: Your Importance to the Lord and His Body" will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road, North Linthicum.
Leadership for the event will be provided by Sally L. Stuber of the Metro-Maryland Counseling Center. Refreshments and child care will be provided. The public is invited.
For more information call the church at 789-2422.
During American Education Week it has been customary to set one day aside for parents to accompany their high school students to classes.
Parents may wish to plan on attending "Parents' Visitation Day" next Tuesday, Nov. 13, at North County High School. Parents should bring copies of their children's schedules. However, since this is a regular day of instruction, there cannot be any conferences with teachers. If a conference is desired, arrangements can be made through the guidance office.
Parents are asked to register in the main office on entering the building. They may also have lunch in the cafeteria with their child during the lunch period.
Book tip! I'd like to recommend a book in circulation at the Linthicum library. It's called "Anne Arundel County: A Pictorial Review," by Jacques Kelly, who writes for The Evening Sun.
The reason I'm mentioning it in this column is the many photographs it contains of the Shipley and Linthicum areas. It's apparent that much research went into selecting the photographs and writing the captions for them. I was disappointed, though, that I could not find any references to the Ferndale area. If the circulating copy is not available when you go to the library, there should be a reference copy on the shelf.