Park Elementary School received a $1,200 grant from the Maryland Council for the Humanities for the "Monet and Beyond" project.
Project coordinators hope to create conversation about visual art in the school community. The project, involving fifth-graders and a member of each of their families, will begin today and conclude Feb. 28.
Today through Friday, the students will read two books and view avideotape about Monet and his works. They will also develop a vocabulary that will allow them to describe what they find interesting about Monet's paintings.
In art class, the children will view slides on Monet's work, learn about his painting technique and begin to create their own works in his style.
On Saturday, the fifth-graders andtheir family members will visit the Monet exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Participants will be served breakfast at 8 a.m., listento an orientation at 8:30 a.m., arrive at the museum at 10 a.m. and return to the school at noon.
Upon their return, they will receivecomment sheets and calendars featuring art reproductions.
On Feb.3, the school will feature the opening of the Park Elementary Monet exhibit. This exhibit will include the students' paintings in Monet'sstyle. An opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will be conducted withthe project participants.
The exhibit will end on Feb. 28 with a final tour of the exhibit with the participants and a summary of the project.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School news: Ninth-graders will be taking their Functional Writing Test tomorrowand Wednesday. Students must pass this test, along with three other functional tests, to receive a high school diploma. Parents should see that their children do not miss these important testing days.
Now that we're in the middle of the darkest days of winter, it's time to review alternate plans for child care in the event of school cancellations or early closings.
Keep in mind the following school policies regarding kindergarten:
* A one-hour delayed opening means morning kindergarten will go on as regularly scheduled.
* A two-hour delay means morning kindergarten is canceled.
* An early closing of two hours means afternoon kindergarten classes are canceled.
The Cooperative Extension Service will be offering a free class, "Eating Heart Smart," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Arundel CenterNorth, Room 307, 101 Crain Highway.
Learn basic facts about fat and cholesterol. Gain a better understanding of what you put on the dinner table.
Pre-registration is required and may be made by calling 222-6758.
The Belle Grove Improvement Association will meetat 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Belle Grove Elementary School, 4502 Belle Grove Road, in the media center.
New officers will be installed. They are: Delores Impallaria, president; Kathy Towles, vice president; Cathy Calabrese, treasurer; Sarah Brillen, secretary; and William Bowen, sergeant at arms.
Membership dues should be paid at the meeting. They are $5 per family.
Many thanks to the members ofBrooklyn Heights United Methodist Church who helped make it possibleto serve holiday baskets to more than 25 community families.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, 410 Jeffrey St., will be sponsoring a bingo night beginning at 7:45 p.m. Jan. 19 in the school hall. Everyone is invited to attend.
Bio-Aerobics is a complete fitness program for the cardiovascular system and a muscle strengthener. You can lose pounds and inches by doing easy-to-learn dances that are geared for the average person.
Classes will take place from 7 to 8p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Belle Grove Elementary School, beginning Jan. 22.
The class will run eight weeks and costs $45.50 per person. For more information or to register, call 222-3600.
Harbor Hospital Center news: Norplant, an under-the-skin contraceptive system, is now being offered at Harbor Hospital Center.
Six thin capsules containing the contraceptive are inserted under the skin of a woman's upper arm through a small incision. The minor procedure takes 10 to 15 minutes.
The hospital's OB/GYN physicians are offering this service to women on an outpatient basis.
If you do not have an OB/GYN physician, call the hospital's Free Physician Referral Service at 347-3840.
* Are you interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree, but are having trouble finding a program that matches your schedule?
Harbor Hospital, in conjunction with the College of Notre Dame, is beginning a college course program at the hospital this spring.
The first class will be a philosophy course, offered on Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
If you would like more information, call Margaret Hougart at 347-3671.
An information session will be held from 4 to 5 p.m on Wednesday in the Gruehn Building, Room 502.