Believe it or not, I just saw my first robin.
Oops! Let me correct that. I just saw my first flock of robins. Are these red-breasted thrushes really harbingers of spring or, due to our mild weather, havethey spent the entire winter in Severna Park?
Maybe they did migrate south, but one bright winter morning the robins sensed a new softness in the air. With a goodbye to their Carolina colleagues, they pointed their beaks northward.
This is Newspaper in Education Week.
At Jones Elementary School, copies of The Sun are being distributed to all the classrooms courtesy of the PTA. Teachers have planned activities to help make reading newspapers interesting and fun.
Reading resource teacher Bonnie Reeder is coordinating the project.
St. John the Evangelist School held its annual science seminar two weeks ago.
Among 34 junior high entrants, these students received awards for their research: John Bender, son of Chris and Ed Bender; Michael Cumberledge, son of Linda and George Cumberledge; Patrick Dunn, son of Joan and Jeffrey Dunn; Gabriel Poggi, son of Denise and Gabriel Poggi; Sean Sipple, son of Gerry andBill Sipple; and Justin Warnick, son of Chris Gast and Raymond Warnick.
Archbishop Spalding High School is proud to announce thatBianca Benincasa, daughter of Barbara and Ronald Benincasa, has beennamed a finalist in the 1992 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The distinction places Bianca in the top percentile of American high school seniors.
Chesapeake Academy was overrun with visitors during February. Some were two-legged; others came on four legs.
Students invited their teddy bears to come to school wearing whatever costumes they chose. And the children were awarded prizes for their bears.
The lucky judges were: Louise Sivy, Mary Lou Bennett, Claudia Smith, Joan Gunby and Cathy Quinn.
The academy was also the scene of an adult party: the second annual lasagna dinner and auction.
Proceeds will be used to purchase a portable stage and risers.
Chesapeake serves children from age 3 through grade five.
For more information, call 647-9612.
Members of Severna Park United Methodist and Woods Memorial Presbyterian churches want to thank everyone who took the time and effort to donate blood during their Jan. 29 drive.
One hundred sixty-one units of blood were collected.
The two churches will join forces for another blood collection at SPUMC on Friday, May 22.
The seventh annual Craft Show, sponsored bythe Severna Park High School Falcon Boosters Club, is scheduled from10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria on Robinson Road.
With participants from Pennsylvania and Maryland, the show will feature wooden furniture, frames and children's toys; fragrance pottery; quilted pillows; ceramics; personalized character prints; and handmade lollipops.
The boosters will prepare and sell lunch.
For information, call 987-3285.
High school juniors and seniors and their parents will be able to chart their academic futures 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, during the College and Career Fair '92 at Severna Park High School.
Sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College, the fair will offer a forum for representatives from more than 100universities, colleges, and technical and business schools.
Two workshops, "Visions: Selecting the Right College" and "Financing Your College Education," will be presented at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for any family facing the where, how and why of college planning," says Herbert H. Curkin, director of admissions at AACC.
For information, call 541-2246 or 544-0905.
Severna Park artist Peg Swartout, who assembles three-dimensional works, will teach papermaking by hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, March 28-April 4 at AACC.
For information, call 541-2325.
Make the arrival of democracy in Eastern Europe a part of your life.
Host families are needed for 25 English-speaking Yugoslavian teen-agers and their chaperons this summer.
Sponsored by International Training and Exchange (INTRAX), the students will be in Greater SevernaPark and Annapolis during July.
Hosts are asked to provide transportation for the students to and from classes planned for them four days a week. Most evenings and weekends will be free time to enjoy with the American families.
For information, call 974-0408.
Think of buying a ticket to this next event as an investment in good health.
The Sports Boosters Club of Archbishop Spalding High Schoolhas scheduled its annual spring dance from 8 p.m. until midnight Saturday, March 28, at the school. The evening will feature a DJ, setupsand snacks.
Tickets are just $10, a better investment than a $7 movie ticket that entitles you to sit and eat popcorn for two hours.
For information, call 969-9105.
Meanwhile, at the Severna Park Program Center, which is what the YMCA now calls itself, the fun goes on 24 hours a day.
For youngsters, there is Kids Night Out. Children are dropped off at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and picked up at 8:30 Sunday morning. In the meantime, they're treated to all sorts of activities, including swimming.
The indoor heated pool is available for private parties from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Of course, reservations are required.
For details, call the YMCA at 647-3800.