Spring is definitely in the air as we begin the month of March. The unseasonably warm temperatures have caused tulips to prematurely begin to grow. Remember to keep your tulips covered during the chilly nights, and in a few more weeks, like spring, they can spring forth intobloom.
Tomorrow, don't forget to vote in the primary election. Be sure to check your new voter's card for your correct congressional district, since Anne Arundel County has been redistricted. In today's economywe need good leadership, so take advantage of your right to vote.
The Arundel Improvement Association has scheduled a board meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Topics on the agenda include the "Spring Membership Drive."
Ladies Auxiliary Post 10134 has a meeting planned for 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Members will discuss visitation plans forFort Howard Veterans Hospital. Mary Sears, national president of Ladies Auxiliaries, will visit Maryland Friday through Sunday. A banquethas been planned in her honor at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Parkville Post 9083. All members are welcome to attend.
It's Storybook Character Day this Friday at Belle Grove Elementary School. Students are encouraged to dress as their favorite book character for the day.
It is also School Spirit Day, so if you can't find a book, dress inthe "blue-and-gold" school colors.
Everyone is reminded to turn in green Giant receipts. The school has collected $109,000 but would like to reach its goal of $130,000. All receipts must be received by Friday.
Parents of fifth-grade students at Brooklyn Park Elementary School students are urged to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the media room concerning the Williamsburg trip.
Discussion will include rules of the trip, overnight and eating arrangements andthe itinerary.
February was the last month for the Book-It program. Congratulations to all students who participated in this program and read each night for 20 minutes.
This week has been designated as Newspaper in Education Week. Students from Belle Grove and Brooklyn Park Elementary schools will be doing their lessons using the newspaper as a resource.
This Thursday is No Textbook Day. Studentswill be receiving a newspaper from The Sun to use as their textbook for the day. Additional activities for students and parents to do involving the newspaper will be sent home.
Congratulations to the entire teaching, custodial and administrative staff at Park Elementary School for contributing 100 percent to the United Way Fund. Park was the only school in Anne Arundel County to receive a plaque from the United Way for its 100 percent participation. A special "thank you" to Tim Swann, Daisy Stinemire and Gail I'anson for their relentlesseffort in this campaign.
Students in Jackie Brooks' fourth-grade class are corresponding with fourth-grade students in Edith Glass' class at Brooklyn Park Elementary School. The students are developing their letter-writing skills by having pen pals.
As a goal to improve school attendance, the School Improvement Team has challenged sixth-grade students to become aware of the importance of excellent attendance.
Sixth-grade boys and girls who would like to work at the MayFair or become king or queen must have "excellent attendance" until the fair.
This means "not having more than two days of absences for any reason" during this period. Try to meet the challenge.
Students at Brooklyn Park-Lindale Middle Junior High School will begin selling Corbi Pizza Kits.
The kits contain three pizza shells, pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni or sausage. The cost ranges from $11.50 to $13.50. All cash and orders must be returned to the school on Thursday, March 12, or Friday, March 13. All proceeds will help benefit the PTA.
North County High School is sponsoring Burger King Night tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Burger King on Nursery Road in Linthicum. Whenever someone purchases food between these hours and puts the receipts in the box marked North County, the school will receive 20 percent of the profits.
With the money received at the last Burger King Night, each class received $50. This time there will becompetition between classes. The class with the most support will receive half of the money received. Come out and support your class.
The North County Knights Parents' Club will change its regularly scheduled meeting from Wednesday to Thursday. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the media room, with the general meeting following at 7:30 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help at the concession stand for sports games. If you can donate time to help, call the school at 859-5400 and leave your name and number.
Congratulations to Ryan Schmidt and Karen Emrich for being selected as the King and Queen of Hearts at the Cheerleader's Valentine Dance.