Have you noticed the beautiful yellow bows and American flags hanging from the street signs on Belle Grove Road and in Olde Brooklyn Park? A great big "Thank You" goes to Nellie Lewis of Olde Brooklyn Parkfor making all these bows. They help to show the tremendous support the community has for our troops overseas. Everywhere you look, you see flags and yellow ribbons flying.
Let us hope we can take down the yellow ribbons soon.
Thanks also go to members of the Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association and the Belle Grove Improvement Association, who took the time to hang the bows and flags.
Belle Grove Elementary news:The school would like to thank its B.O.B Parent Coaches for volunteering time to help pupils with their Battle of the Books questions.
Every Wednesday, these parents come in for an hour to help prepare the children for the upcoming "battle." Thanks go to the following parents: Sandy Clemmons, morning kindergarten; Sandy Gallagher, afternoon kindergarten; Gail Ebersole, first grade and first-second split; Pat Renee, second, third and third-fourth split; and Ken Mayberry, fifth and sixth grade.
Keep up the good work.
* The May Day committee is hard at work preparing for the upcoming celebration, set for 10a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11. The committee is looking for volunteers to help with the planning and preparation.
If you would like to help, contact Darlene Williams at 789-6052 or call the school at 789-8777.
Brooklyn Park Elementary news: Books are out, newspapers are in! On Wednesday, the teachers will be discarding their books for the day and teaching all of their subjects using pertinent information from the newspaper. This day is sponsored by the Language Arts Department and aims to show the pupils alternative places to look for valuable information.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior news: Congratulations to North County's Junior Varsity Cheerleading Squad for winning the first-place trophy at the ECA Regional Championship. The squad outperformed others from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware in winning the trophy. The squad also received a bidto compete in the East Coast Championship scheduled for March 23-24in Williamsburg, Va. Members of the jayvee squad are: Alison Crook, Chelsea Danforth, Lauren Grant, Chris Moseley, Melissa Pensinger, Jessica Schwindt and Linda Varsha.
* January's pizza fund-raiser was a huge success! Youths who received cash awards for being the top sellers were: first place, Casey Young, Lawrence Reich and Kristen Sauble; second place, Carolyn Antonis, Vicki Mueller and Tiffany Carr; andthird place, Jessica Johnson, Jessica Pulz, Jamie Yewell and MelissaPensinger.
Thanks to everyone who made this a success.
* Congrats to Kathryn McCordic, who was chosen to perform with the All-County Orchestra.
* Ninth-grade students who did not pass the Functional Mathematics test can receive help from 2:50 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays in the computer lab.
* Planning a career in nursing? St. Agnes Hospital is recruiting Junior Volunteers. This program is available for students ages 14 to 18. Orientation, interviews and classes are beingscheduled.
If interested, call Diane Garner Erman at 368-2816.
Park Elementary news: Have you ever wondered what it would be like if there were no books in school? Pupils at Park Elementary will get an idea Wednesday, when teachers and their charges will not use textbooks in the classroom the entire day. Instead, they will use newspapers and other reading materials for the day's instruction.
The purpose of this unique exercise is to demonstrate to pupils that learning is a lifelong process, and you can learn from a variety of everyday experiences.
* The next time you purchase a 2-liter Pepsi, don't throw that bottle cap away. The Pepsi-Cola Co. has just announced a new program. Look for specially marked blue-and-white bottle caps on 2-liter Pepsi and Diet Pepsi bottles: Park Elementary will receive 10 cents for every cap it redeems. The program will run until the endof May.
* The Science Fair begins Thursday. Projects will be judged from Thursday to Monday. Final judging is slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday. First-place winners will receive a $50 savings bond.
* The PTO Executive Board meeting is slated for 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at the school.
* Vision and hearing checks are scheduled for Friday.
* TheMath Club will meet at 3 p.m. Friday.
A St. Patrick's Dance sponsored by the Roland Terrace Democratic Club is slated for 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, March 16. The club is located at 619 Matthews Ave. Music will be provided by a deejay.
Tickets are $9 per person and include a platter, beer, soda and setups.
For tickets or more information, call 636-2732.