Middle school fair season is in full swing

NEIGHBORS

May 23, 1994|By JEAN LESLIE

We're smack in the middle of school spring fair season.

For example, Waterloo Elementary in Ellicott City is throwing its second annual Field Day for the children this Thursday.

The student body will move through six stations, from field events to movies. Demonstrations will be given in gymnastics, and Howard High School's girls lacrosse team will show correct lacrosse techniques.

Meanwhile, the PTA will have a carnival, with a choice of 15 games, while at another station the kids will jump rope, run shuttle games, and hula hoop.

One station offers a rest stop, with a choice of movies and popcorn, while the monster run ends with a snow cone at another station. This sounds like a great way for Waterloo's students to celebrate spring. Physical education teacher Lloyd McAllister has done much to organize this event.

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Teacher Elaine Tremmel of Deep Run Elementary School in Elkridge has arranged for a volunteer luncheon to thank all of the wonderful volunteers in the school.

The luncheon will take place this Thursday from 11:20 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

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Elkridge Elementary School will celebrate the Gifted and Talented program and educational enrichment on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Students in Amy Plotnick's Gifted and Talented classes have planned surveys, collected prize-winning posters, put together a first-aid kit for pets, made games and coloring books about endangered species, and created multimedia presentations concerning a variety of environmental topics.

Students throughout the school have been applying the Maryland School Performance Program to the topic of science. These science projects show how the children investigate different topics of their own interest.

In addition, with the help of the Elkridge Area Jaycees, students have started projects on protection of the environment.

The Jaycees and the Howard County Recycling Program have formed a partnership with Elkridge Elementary students to start the Recycling Rangers, a club that helps the kids study pollution and learn good recycling practices.

The community is invited to visit the school and chat with the student researchers.

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On Thursday, Howard High School will hold its annual Senior Awards program.

This year, the school presents its awards at night to allow working parents and extended family to bask in the golden glow of the best and the brightest.

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Kathy Prior of the Elkridge Fire Station Ladies Auxiliary thanks all the community bakers and buyers for supporting the recent bake sales.

The two bake sales netted $632 to help fund the construction of the fire station addition.

Sharon Greades won the 50/50 raffle, walking away from the bake sale $162 richer.

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Ed Williams of the B&O Railroad Museum let me know that Founder's Weekend, previously scheduled for this coming weekend, will be postponed until the fall.

During the weekend of Oct. 15, Ellicott City will be the scene of a heritage and history bonanza during a combined Founder's Weekend and Millfest.

The Civil War exhibit was wildly successful last year, so much so that it has expanded to fill the summer months and flow into the fall.

The exhibit will open on June 1 and close on Halloween.

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Beginning Friday, Israeli artist Bracha Guy is holding her first exhibit in the Baltimore area.

Influenced by Matisse, Ms. Guy's art includes oil paintings and original silk screens. The silk screens are especially interesting as they are built up in layers, including a layer of diamond dust in one print.

Ms. Guy's exhibit will be held at Margaret Smith Gallery on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City.

Call 461-0870 for directions or gallery hours.

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