Odenton writing program aims to inspire youngsters


November 01, 1994|By VICKI WELLFORD

Odenton Elementary School has established a program to encourage budding young writers to put their thoughts on paper.

The Primary Publishing Center augments the standard reading program to help children in kindergarten, first- and second-grades and special education classes enhance their reading and writing skills, strengthen their self-esteem and stimulate their creative thinking skills.

Parent volunteers run the program. Dina Wanamaker heads the effort with help from Jackie Grove, Carman Sepulveda and Anna Olson.

The kindergarten classes are making a counting book, and the first grade will be making a book about their trip to the zoo. The books are illustrated and written by the students. The parents make the book covers out of wallpaper and bind the stories inside.

T & T Paint and Wallpaper in Crofton, owned by Terri Osman, has donated sample books of wallpaper for the covers.

The center is having its first fund-raiser. The students and staff are working together to publish a cookbook. The children have been asked to bring in their favorite recipes, which will be bound into a spiral book and sold for $5.

Advertising is being sold in the book. An ad the size of a business card costs $2, a quarter-page ad is $5, a half page is $10, and a whole page is $15.

To submit an ad, forward your camera-ready art to the school, 1290 Odenton Road, Odenton 21113 and make your check payable to Odenton Elementary School.

Information: Ms. Wanamaker at (410) 222-6514.


Ghost and goblins were in abundance when Cub Scout Pack 663 met for its October pack party. Ribbons were awarded for the scariest, funniest and most original costumes for all dens and for leaders and family members. Goody bags were given to all Scouts.

Badges and awards were given to 10 Scouts.

* Bobcat badge: Kenneth Alexander, Nathaniel Biddle, Bradley Clark, Miles Cosner, Ben Critzer, Matthew Mikulsky and Eric Posey.

* Wolf I physical fitness belt loops: Alexander, Clark and Cosner.

* Webelos Activity badges: Cosner, outdoorsman, scholar, and compass point emblem; C.J. French, engineer, traveler and outdoorsman; Ben Nardon, scholar, compass point device; Craig Pangle, craftsman, outdoorsman, handyman and compass point emblem.

Cub Scout Pack 663 is sponsored by American Legion Post 276 and meets at the post home on Quarterfield Road in Severn on the third Monday of the month.

Information: Cubmaster Linda Fonteneau at 315-8113.


The Fort George G. Meade British Wives Club will hold its annual dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Nov. 19 at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Hall, Route 175 in Odenton.

The cost is $11 per person, which includes beer and setups. The music will be provided by Full Circle Band.

Information: Jan Costello 674-6766.


The Center for Applied Technology North will hold its open house from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

All shops will be open for tours and demonstrations.

The nursing students will offer blood pressure checks and will sell baked goods; the bakery will be selling pies, cakes and cookies; food classes will have subs, sandwiches and pizza for sale; and visitors can purchase flowering plants, house plants, cut flowers, corsages and arrangements from the greenhouse.

The Center of Applied Technology North provides hands-on experience in a variety of fields from computer technology to construction courses. The CATN fall open house allows parents and future students to explore these classes and career opportunities.

The school is at 800 Stevenson Road, Severn.

Information: 969-3100.


Sesame Street is coming to Odenton Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Family Development Communities and school personnel will conduct a workshop to teach parents how to use television, storybooks and related activities to get children excited and involved in learning. Each participant will receive a book, a video, instructions, practice sessions and lunch for $15.

To register, call Maryland Public Television at (410) 356-5600.

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