Sick Toys, Curious Kids Welcome At The Teddy Bear Clinic

Neighbors/ Brooklyn Park

Harbor Hospital Offers Children's Health Fair

March 16, 1992|By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas

Billed as an event for all ages, the Harbor Hospital Center will sponsor a Children's Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21, in theGruehn Auditorium.

Many activities are planned for the day: a karate demonstration, balloon animals and tours of fire trucks and ambulances. Children also are encouraged to bring their teddy bears or dolls to the Teddy Bear Clinic to learn about medical equipment and procedures.

Even with all those children's activities, however, parents won'tbe bored. They can learn about children's health-care issues, from lead poisoning to healthy snacks, from speakers and pamphlets providedat educational booths. McGruff, the crime dog, and ARES, the robot that teaches fire prevention, will put in guest appearances.

A special part of the fair will be a birthday celebration for the hospital's 5-year-old Sick Child Day Care Service. Kids who have spent time inSick Child Day Care are invited to attend the fair and the birthday celebration.

If you'd like more information, call 347-3472.

Thecenter also is continuing its monthly "Wellth of Information" serieswith a lecture on "Understanding Medicare and Medicaid Insurances and the MAC Program." The free community program will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the hospital's Gruehn Auditorium. No reservations are necessary, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 347-3472.

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All fund-raiser candy orders and cash must be returned to Belle Grove Elementary School on Wednesday.

The Severna Park Kiwanis Club will present "Know to Say No," an anti-drug message,from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, in the school's multipurpose room. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade will see the program. All parents are invited to attend this valuable presentation.

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Class pictures will be taken at Brooklyn Park Elementary School on Wednesday. Tomorrow, students will receive a price list and envelope. Envelopes must be returned at photo-taking time.

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Parents are invited to attend the Park Elementary School PTO meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow, when they will be able to view the projects entered in the Science Fair.

Sixth-grade students are receiving USA Today for nine weeks. The students will learn about a newspaper's format and the different types of news stories. They also will be writing their own news stories.

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Do you have a child who will be starting kindergarten in the fall? If so, now is the time to register that child. Kindergarten registration at the local elementary schools will begin April 6 and continue through April 9. The times for each school are as follows:

Belle Grove Elementary School, 4502 Belle Grove Road, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Park Elementary School, 201 11th Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Park Elementary also will be taking registration for prekindergarten classes. These classes are limitedto 40 children in the school's attendance area. When registering forprekindergarten or kindergarten, you must bring immunization records, birth certificates and proof of residence (a lease agreement, utility or telephone bills).

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Vision and hearing screenings will take place March 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 at Brooklyn Park-Lindale Middle Junior High School. Eighth-graders, new students, parents, student referrals from school health workers, and previous referrals will be screened during those days. Parent volunteers are needed to help with the screenings. If you can donate some time, please call 789-8500.

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North County High School will sponsor a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in the auditorium. Adults may donate on a walk-in basis.

Don't forget to order your flowers and fruit from members of the band. The fruit consists of 40-pound cases of oranges, grapefruits or half of each. The assortment of flowers includes lilies, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, geraniums and hanging ferns. If you would like to place an order, call the school at 859-5400.

Band parents will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the band room.

A St. Patrick's Day band dance for North County students is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $4 per person and can be purchased during lunch periods three days before the dance.

The North County Knights Parents Club is accepting nominations for the office of president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. If you would like to be an active member of this group, call 859-5400.

We want to wish the varsity cheerleaders good luck as they venture to Williamsburg, Va., March 21 and 22 to defend their national championship. They will be competing against the top teams from 10 states. We'll let you know the results.

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