Everyone who grew up in South Baltimore has either heard the old tales or knows firsthand about the old South Baltimore General Hospital.Well, like the saying goes, "You've Come A Long Way Baby."
If youhaven't had time to visit the "new" Harbor Hospital, maybe you can find time during National Hospital Week, May 12 to 18.
Not only is the hospital a nice place to recuperate, but it also offers many programs to the public, including: a weight-loss program,free community blood-pressure screenings, a coronary club, first-baby programs for parents and grandparents and much more.
Belle Grove Elementary School News: Spring testing will begin today for grades three and five and all students are asked to bring eight crayons to school for the test.
Chapter One students will continue their tests on Friday. All students should remember to get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast and come to school on time so they all willperform very well on the test.
* Sixth-graders at the school willhave their pictures taken today, and they are reminded to wear colorful clothing and a big smile.
* The regular monthly PTA meeting isscheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow at the school.
* The following bandstudents were inducted into the "Practice Card Hall of Fame" during the third marking period: Melissa Brown, Frannie Clubb, Katie Cservek, Darla Klemkowski, Crystal Orr, Stephanie Sachs.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School News: During the summer months, the offices at Brooklyn Park will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Anyone moving into the community should call789-1881 to make appointments to register new students.
* First-grade students will be visiting the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. today to study animals and their habitats.
* The Spring Band Concert will present a spring show for parents at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the school cafeteria.
* Everyone is invited to attend the county Battle of the Books at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Fort Smallwood Elementary School. The second grade and fifth grade teams will be competing against the other area winners at this battle.
* Congratulations to the students who went to the county Science Fair at Shipley's Choice Elementary School last week. Ben Pulz won third place in the physics category for his project, "Friction: Wax On -- Wax Off".
In the category of health and medicine, Starr Lucas received the second-place prize for her project entitled "Caffeine: Does It Affect Your Heart Rate?"
Park Elementary School News: The school is continuing to collect blue bottle caps from 2-liter Pepsi products. More than 700 caps have been collected and will be cashed-in for additional computer supplies.
* A prekindergarten parent orientation session is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. tomorrow and last for approximately 45 minutes. Parents will receive an invitation this week to bring preschoolers to the classroom to meet the teacher, get acquainted with the room and learn about classroom routines. Please plan to attend.
Pre-K parents and new kindergarten parents will meet with the kindergarten and Pre-K teachers at 3:15 p.m. today. Teachers will be available for any questions or concerns parents may have.
Are you interested in the North County High School renovation project? Did you know that our county officials and school board may not fully pay forthis project?
Without this money, North County High will not havea contract for building design, a stadium, separate gym and auditorium, gym bleachers, repaired roof, expanded cafeteria, needed exteriorrepairs and other renovations required to meet the safety and handicapped-access requirements of our law.
There will be a County Council hearing on the Board of Education budget at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May14, at Old Mill High School. Everyone is encouraged to attend to show support for this project.
Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association: The New Brooklyn Park Broncos Youth Football/Cheerleading will accept registrations from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22 and 23 at the Northern District Police Station, Hammonds Lane.
Football aspirants must be between 7 and 13, and cheerleaders between 8 and 15. The cost for one child is $35 and the second child, $30. Each child must be accompanied by a parent and must bring an original birth certificate and a copy. For more information call Dan Mangum (football), 636-6686; Donna LaFoille (cheerleading) 859-8809.
This summer is the time for your children to meet Chester the library dog. Chester will be at the Brooklyn Park Library from June 17 to July 28. This program is open to children entering grades one through six in fall 1991 and with activities for preschoolers.