Christmas Festivities In Full Swing At Elementary Schools

NEIGHBORS/Brooklyn Park


It's hard to believe that Christmas 1990 is upon us. Riding through the neighborhoods the other day, we noticed that many people have already begun to set up outdoor decorations.

Keep informed of your community organizations' activities for the holidays right here!


Belle Grove Elementary School News: Although Christmas is right around the corner, the Spring Bazaar Committee is hard at work planning for the 1991 event. There will be lots of fun and games for all ages, including a karate demonstration.

The committee members will need many volunteers and are asking for an hour of your time on Saturday, May 11, to help with the activities. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call Darlene Williams at 789-6052.

Congratulations to all the students who made the Honor Roll this marking period. Charles Thomas was the only student on the Principal's Honor Roll, with straight A's.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School News: Individual pictures for those who were absent or not satisfied with the results will be taken on Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. Students having their pictures re-taken should bring their pictures to school on that day. If you need a picture form, please request it from the school.

Also, on Wednesday the fourth-grade classes are taking a field trip to the Japanese Embassy in Washington. The trip will introduce students to a new culture. The bus will leave the school at 9:15 a.m. and return by 2:15 p.m.

The volunteer program at the school is in full swing, with students, teachers and parents working together this year. The staff and students appreciate the efforts of all the volunteers. An orientation was held for volunteers who will be monitoring the health room. Phyllis Flowers is the chairwoman and her colleagues are Roseann Day, Dorothy James, Phyllis Hahn and Robert Conley. A few more volunteers are needed to provide complete coverage. If you would like to volunteer to cover the health room one day a week from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., please call the school at 789-1881.


Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle/Junior High School News: The following individuals have volunteered to serve on the Brooklyn Park and Lindale CACs for the 1990-1991 school year.

Brooklyn Park CAC: Woody Bowen, chairman; Sharon Dehn, Janet Shandrowski and Donna Shifletv, parent members; Kathleen Scott, Vincent Cowger, Janice Butler and Heather Bowen, student members; Mary Ann Wilburn, teacher member.

Lindale CAC: Janet Cosentino, chairwoman; Joe Foster, Cindy Smith, George Sauble, Linda Burket, Denise Booth, Martin Carter, Dianne Friel, Lyn Lambert, Jeanne Hughan, Cynthia Key and Leslie Macey, parent members; Michelle Long, Wendy Bolly and Jason Smith, student members; Mary Ann Wilburn, teacher member.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m., Dec. 6. CAC meetings, held at the school, are open to any interested individual in the community.


Park Elementary School News: On Thursday, the Human Relations Committee will meet at 3 p.m. at the school.

The following students have been named Safety Patrol members: Crystal Loyd, Danielle Peacock, Kelly Palen, Amanda Krosney, Lori Lambert, Star Wolk, Susan Hall, John Donnelly, Bobby Blackwell, Myra Ferreri, Priscilla Morrison, Jimmy Martin, Stephen Loyd, Shannon McCurdy, Loraine Wagner, Heather Bennett and Mary Dixon.

Congratulations to a staff member, Janis Udes, whose proposal will be presented at the 1991-1992 national convention of the National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics.

Park Elementary School, seeking to become a Computer Learning Month Certified School-Level II, is developing lesson plans that use a computer program in the regular curriculum. It is also collecting pink receipts from Giant Food Store. The total so far is $24,000. Please continue to send in your receipts with students.

The sixth grade would like to congratulate the winners of the "speaking skills" contest. Darlene Calvert, Susan Hall and Christine Phillips did a wonderful job completing 12 different public speaking assignments.


The Brooklyn Park Satellite offers diabetes and blood pressure screenings the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brooklyn Park library, basement entrance, One East 11th Ave. For more information, call Kathy White at 222-6825.

Make plans now to visit the Brooklyn Park Library to see the "Lookin' Good" Quilt, on loan from the county's Beautification Office. It was drawn by children at Fun Fest '89 and at the Robinwood Community Center.

The quilt will be displayed from Saturday until Dec. 22. For more information, call 222-6260.


Old Brooklyn Park Improvement Association News: Luminary candles were picked up at the November meeting. If you placed an order and did not receive your candles, please call 636-3269.

There is still time to purchase candle kits, which include 10 bags, 10 candles and 10 candle cups. Cost of the kit is $3.50.

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