While our days are being spent sitting on the sidelines of little league softball fields, we still manage to spend time gathering community news.
Leagues are practicing and playing everywhere. If you and your child have not signed up for a team, there may still be openings depending on the age group. Check with the Brooklyn Park Youth Association and other associations in the area for openings.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School News: The Spring Book Fair will begin at the school today and continue through Thursday. Children will be allowed to visit the fair during their regularly scheduled media class. The fair will also be open from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday for parents and childrenwho would like to make additional purchases.
FOR THE RECORD - An item in Monday's Anne Arundel County Sun incorrectly identified the chairwoman of the recent Career Day sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Alumni Sorority at the Lloyd Keaser Community Center in Brooklyn Park. The chairwoman was Rita Brooks.
The fair has books for all ages, bookmarks, pencils, erasers, posters and videos. Stock up on your reading supplies for the summer.
The annual Spring Bazaar will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the school. If you are interested in selling your craft items at the bazaar, the school will be selling spaces for $20.
There will be a limited number of spaces, so please call as soon as possible. If you are interested, please call Roseann Day at 789-2462.
In conjunction with the upcoming Spring Bazaar, a poster contest will be conducted for students ingrades K-6. Each grade will have three winners. First-place winners will receive a ticket for a free hamburger and soda at the bazaar. Second- and third-place winners will receive a coupon for a free snowball.
All posters must be returned to school on Friday.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School: The Apples for the Students program is over and the school would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the program. The school was able to orderthree Apple GS computers, four printers and a disk drive.
The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights sponsored theYouth Art Program at the Linthicum Library. Congratulations to the following students who were selected as winners: 1st place - Mariah Peregoy, 2nd place - Michelle Clark, 3rd place - Jeff Colley and Honorable Mention - Russell White and Sara Sullivan.
A PTSA and CACmeeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the school. Plan to attend.
Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, there will be a faculty-student basketball game. Admission is $1 per person.
Park Elementary School News: The school will be celebrating Guest Reader Week beginning
Tuesday and continuing through Monday, April 22. Guest readers will visit each classroom and read their favorite books to students. The purpose of the program is to encourage and promote leisure-time reading.
There will be a school-wide talent show beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The show will feature selected acts from grades 1 to 6. All students attending the show must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Group pictures will be taken today at the school.
A PTO meeting will be conducted before the Talent Show at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Math Club will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the school.
North County High School News: First- and second-place winners of theregional competition for Future Business Leaders of America will nowenter the State FBLA Leadership Conference on April 18, 19 and 20. The students representing the school are John Wheeler, who won first-place in Accounting I, Lisa Crouch, second-place in Impromptu Speaking, Phil Martinez, second in Information Processing Concepts, Sheryee Williams, second in Keyboard Application Advance and Tonya Browadwater, second in Office Procedures. Good luck to everyone!
Report cardswill be distributed on Friday. A school dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday at the school.
The Brooklyn Health Center will sponsor a Flea Market on Saturday, May 4 (rain date will be May 11). Tables and spaces are available, for more information call 222-6620.
Old Brooklyn Park Improvement Association News: The organization will have it's monthly meeting 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Brooklyn Park Elementary School, Morgan Road and 14th Avenue.
Guest Speaker, Jim Johnson, will talk about ways to protect your home from termites and other pests.
Plans are being made for the third annual "Pumphrey Community Day."
The all-day event will include all typesof entertainment, crafts, food and art work.
All community residents who wish to be a part of this year's planning of the event, are invited to attend an important meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the center.
Many volunteers are needed in all areas and suggestions for activities and entertainment are welcomed.
For more information, call chairwoman Deborah Mabrey, at 789-8117, or "Cookie" Bryd Johnson, at 789- 7847.
A Career Day was recently conducted at the LloydKeaser Center in Pumphrey. Deborah Wright, educational reporter froma local television station was guest speaker.
The highlights of the day included; "Formulas for Success" and small group discussions. Representatives from many career fields including: computer, medical,law and education, talked to students about high school and college requirements.
The event was sponsored in cooperation with The K.C.Task Force and the Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Sorority.
The Sorority is a National African-American Professional Committee sponsored byNorth Arundel County Alumni Chapter. The President is Christine Davenport, chairwoman is Ramocille Johnson.
As spring begins to bud all around us and we begin to feel fresh and new. Grab a good bookand head over to the North County Library 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Brooklyn Park Writer's Club will be waiting for you.