Elkridge students link up for charity ELLICOTT CITY/ELKRIDGE

NEIGHBORS

December 28, 1992|By JEAN LESLIE

Students at Elkridge Elementary School made a Holiday Charity Chain this month and raised a remarkable amount of money, reports Assistant Principal Cheryl Sage.

The chain, made of paper links glued together, cost the children 10 cents for each link.

The charity chain raised $778.60 -- which is a lot of links. The money raised was donated to the American Cancer Society.

The chain is now hanging in the front hall of the school for all to see.

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Hospice Services of Howard County is holding a Bereavement Support Group to aid the recently widowed in making adjustments to their changed circumstances.

The first meeting of the group, at the Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City, will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5.

The group will be led by Robin Wachur.

For further information or registration, call 730-5072.

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Kinetics Dance Theatre is offering preschool classes in both the Columbia and Ellicott City studios. Children ages 3 to 6 are eligible for the classes.

Kinetics offers a variety of dance styles for the little ones, including Dance Basics, Pre-Modern, and Pre-Ballet. Spaces are available in classes which occur Tuesday through Saturday, day and evening times.

An in-person registration for new students will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 2, in the Columbia Branch on Old Annapolis Road (Route 108), in the lower level of the Maryland National Building.

For further information about these classes, call Kinetics Dance Theater in Ellicott City at 461-9907.

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Mount Hebron High School Viking Backers have announced their first Holiday Basketball Classic, to be held tomorrow and Sunday.

South Carroll, Arch Bishop Curley, Pikesville and Mount Hebron High Schools will battle on the courts. The first game will be at 6 p.m., and the second game will be at 7:30 p.m.

Scott Robinson, boys' basketball coach, is holding this first tournament, and he is hoping for an excellent turnout from students, parents, and the community.

For further information, call the school at 313-2880.

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A fledgling mentor program at Mount Hebron High School is in need of a few caring adults, says Vice Principal Joan Lane.

The program, which pairs one adult with one selected high school student, needs mentors to come to the school for only one hour each week. During that hour, the mentor will act as caring listener and role model.

All types of adults -- professional and working people, stay-at-home parents, or retirees -- are needed to help these kids, who may possess ample ability, but need a little support to get through their teen-age years.

"Teachers may feel that the student may just need someone to talk to," explains Ms. Lane, noting that "one person can make the difference."

If you decide to volunteer for this program, you will be provided with in-service training and a flexible schedule to enable you to be as effective a mentor as possible.

Contact Ms. Lane at 313-2880 for further information.

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Ellicott City and Elkridge residents: The Department of Education will hold two public meetings on boundary line adjustments.

The meetings will help to explain the superintendent's proposed capital budget, which deals with projections of numbers of students in each school.

Schools that are projected to be over capacity or under minimum enrollment as defined in the boundary line policy will be discussed, and redistricting alternatives will be proposed.

At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5, the meeting will look at boundary line changes affecting these Ellicott City or Elkridge schools: Elkridge, Deep Run, Waterloo and Worthington elementary schools; Ellicott Mills and Mayfield middle schools; and Howard High School.

The meeting will be at Hammond High School.

Information on boundary line changes for these Ellicott City schools will be given at a Jan. 6 meeting: Centennial Lane, Northfield, St. John's Lane, Waverly and West Friendship elementary schools; Burleigh Manor, Dunloggin and Patapsco middle schools; Centennial and Mount Hebron high schools.

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