Area schools mark holiday with grandparents' visits


November 21, 1994|By JEAN LESLIE

County schoolchildren are trotting, jogging and running with turkeys this week.

At Elkridge Elementary School tomorrow, students invite their grandparents or community senior citizens to spend a day at school, coinciding with family travels at holiday time. A prize will be awarded to the grandparent who travels the farthest distance to share the day with a child.

One of the day's activities is the Turkey Run, a 1-mile run in which adults are invited to join the children.

A certificate for a turkey from Elkridge's Super Fresh will be given to the fastest boy and girl in each grade level. Second-place winners will receive certificates for a Super Fresh pumpkin pie.


Deep Run Elementary School also will hold a Grandparents' Day on Wednesday in conjunction with its Turkey Trot.

This "fun run," sponsored by physical education teachers Joel Trumper and Felix Smith, will stress lifetime fitness.

Children will warm up, walk by class and cool down while grandparents cheer them on.

In other Deep Run news, students are anticipating their school's night at the Elkridge McDonald's restaurant.

On Nov. 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., members of the school community can gather at the restaurant for dinner.

Redden Leggett, owner of this Golden Arches, has dedicated a portion of the night's profits to the school for the second year in a row.


Burleigh Manor Middle School will hold its third annual Turkey Trot on Wednesday.


The Howard County Chapter of Learning Disabilities Association will hold its monthly meeting tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in Howard High School's Media Center.

This month, members can watch a video presentation by Dr. Larry Silver, author of "The Misunderstood Child."

For information, call Janet Nuse at 992-0636.


If you're curious about art courses at the Howard County Center for the Arts, you can attend Saturday's Open House from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Meet with the arts faculty, tour classrooms and see the building's renovations.

You can drop in on a drawing session and see dance and piano classes in session. Winter '95 class session booklets will be available. Artists of all levels and ages can attend classes at the ,, center.

The Center for the Arts is at 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City.

Call (410) 313-2787 for directions or information.


Jane Geuder of Centennial High School invites all county high school students to join her on a spring break trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

The group will spend a week exploring the islands and several days in Ecuador.

The trip should appeal to students interested in conservation and ecology.

Mrs. Geuder will hold an informational meeting tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Room 501, Centennial High School.

Call 313-2856 for more information.


When it comes to the traditional Scouting activities of camping ,, and hiking, you can't hold back even the youngest cubs of Ellicott City's Pack 874.

Veteran overnight campers at age 7, three energetic Wolf Dens, and parents and leaders, went to historic Gettysburg, where they camped from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30.

Thirteen second-grade boys hiked nine miles on a trail through the Civil War battlefield, where they learned about the battle. The hike included a challenging trip up Big Roundtop and Little Roundtop.

After camping Friday and Saturday night, the Cubs spent Sunday afternoon planting trees for the National Park Service.

The participating Scouts, who earned two pieces of their Gettysburg Badge on the trip, are Zack Alexander, Greg Disney, Jason Bowles, Stephen Fedderly, Travis Kulp, Nicholas Carper, K. C. Mays, Jeremy Laverdiere, George Farmer, Chris Doyle, Tim Fincham, Ryan Noble and Chris Hayden.

Older brothers Alex Fedderly and Nick Kulp and sister Emily Mays also earned parts of the badge.

The Cubs will return to Gettysburg for more hiking and work on the badge.

Pack 874 meets at Glen Mar Methodist Church in Ellicott City.


Congratulations to Susan Fuller of Centennial High School, who has been named 1994-1995 Director of Project PROMise.

Susan also edits Aquila, the school literary magazine, is the business manager and advertising editor for Centennial's yearbook, the chair for the Jingle Bell Banquet and a peer mediator.


"Gleaning," we know from the biblical Book of Ruth, is the ancient practice of allowing the poor to pick food from a field after the harvest.

We're no longer in those times, but teen-age gleaners from Bethany United Methodist Church kept the practice alive this year, picking fruits and vegetables for the hungry.

On Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, the church's Senior High Youth traveled to Fairfield, Pa., to glean apples at McDonald Farm.

Sixty youths and adults worked under the auspices of "Harvest of Hope," harvesting more than 8,000 pounds of apples for area food banks.

Coordinators for this project were Lauren Davis, a student at Mount Hebron High School, and Kim Vanous.

On Nov. 5, the Senior High youths went gleaning at Larriland Farm in Lisbon, harvesting 360 pounds of apples, 240 pounds of broccoli, 70 pounds of beets and several pounds of greens. The students donated the food to five area homeless shelters and charitable groups.

On Oct. 30, the Mid-High Youth went on a scavenger hunt through local neighborhoods to collect canned food for Harvest for the Hungry.

The students ended their hunt with 340 cans of food, which they donated to the Christian Women's Thrift Shop in Ellicott City.

Cathy Smith and Susan Vies-Berry coordinated this effort.


Children ages 7 to 10 can test their library skills on a scavenger hunt in "Lost and Found in the Library," to be held in Ellicott City's Miller Branch Library.

The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3.

Registration will begin tomorrow at 10 a.m., and may be made in person or by calling 313-1955.

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