Deep Run Elementary School works hard to support families in its community.
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. next Monday, the school plans workshops to support the children and their parents.
While parents go to two different workshops, the children will hold workshops of their own, learning about such topics as friendship and responsibility, sibling rivalry and stress management, and study skills.
Parents can choose two of six topics related to being a parent in the '90s: "Positive Discipline," "Diffusing Sibling Rivalry," "Helping with Homework," "Teaching Responsibility," "Stress and Coping Strategies," and "Helping with Computer Technology."
The workshops are run by professionals of far-ranging expertise.
PTA members, the Human Relations Committee, the Guidance Department and the Chapter I/Title I Program are working together to present this program.
Space limits seating for the workshops, and the school needs to know who will attend. If you haven't sent your response form, do so quickly.
Note that this workshop is limited to families in the Deep Run Elementary community only.
For information, call the school at 313-5000.
Janet Nuse heads the local chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association, a support and advocacy group for all learning-disabled people.
She announces that the group's next meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, covering how learning disabilities fit into the college scene.
A current college student will be on hand to share tips. This is an evening when learning disabled children will be warmly welcomed.
The meeting will be held in Howard High School's Media Center.
Thanks to talented students and strong music programs, Howard County students are filling chairs in the highly competitive Maryland All-State performing groups.
Congratulations to the students and to their instrumental teachers.
All-State Senior Concert Band members include Howard High School's Mike Frantz, Mount Hebron High School's Kathy Oh and Centennial High School's Ranjit Doraiswamy, Wes Livingston and Joyce Tong.
All-State Senior Orchestra members include Mount Hebron High School's Karen Beck, Mark Smith and Michael Walsh and Centennial High School's Jennie Hawkes.
Alternates are Howard High School's Albert Chen and Centennial High School's Angela Byun.
All-State Junior Concert Band members include Susan Kulzer from Howard High School; Matthew Johnston and Emily Payne from Mount Hebron High School; Melanie Hoffner and Stephanie Moller from Patapsco Middle School; Rachel Alpert, Kenny Horan and Matthew Lano from Burleigh Manor Middle School; Joel Frisch from Centennial High; and Dana Coehlo, Yvonne Lee, and David Needleman from Dunloggin Middle School.
Alternates are Daniel Lano from Burleigh Manor Middle and Ryan Hess from Howard High School.
All-State Junior Orchestra members include Ariel Altman, Eunice Kim, Kevin Morris and Andy Yang from Burleigh Manor Middle School; Darwin Chen, Michael Lui and Sara Siegle from Centennial High School; Nick Jenkins from Ellicott Mills Middle School; Alan Chen from Howard High School; Lisa Bohlayer and Yuna Lee from Mount Hebron High School; and Anne Lam and Paul Smith from Patapsco Middle School.
Alternates include Zennard Sun from Burleigh Manor Middle School and Andy Kim from Centennial High School.
The Elkridge Youth Organization, which sponsors sports programs for children, is accepting baseball and softball registration at Elkridge Library.
If your child wants to participate, you have two opportunities to register: Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Jan. 31 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
All new participants must present a copy of their birth certificates. Boys must be 5 years old as of Aug. 1, 1995, and girls must be 5 before Sept. 1, 1995.
Marcea Nelson of Ellicott City has been named Synchronized Swimmer of the Year by the Potomac Valley Association of the American Aquatics Union.
January is Reading Month at Elkridge Elementary School, and the children have been busy celebrating. During the first week of January, the children made snowflakes to represent the books they have read in an attempt to "bury the school bus" on the lobby wall.
In Week 2, Howard High School National Honor Society members returned to elementary school to read to the classes.
In addition, reading exchanges occurred between students in grades five and two, grades four and one, and grades three and kindergarten.
Last week, the children had "DEAR" week -- Drop Everything and Read -- a time to read each day of the week.
This week, students will bring to school books they have already read and exchange them with fellow students for new books. The exchange will take place Friday.
Jan. 30 is Button Day and Jan. 31 is Printed T-shirt Day, when the children will wear printed messages for others to read.
Waverly Elementary School is also celebrating Reading Month.
Reading specialist Brenda Healy and her committee have organized the Super Bowl of Reading when classes compete with each other on the same level.
Each child reads a certain amount each night at home, after which a parent signs a football to certify that the requirement has been met. The football goes to school the next day, and is posted and counted toward yards on a football field.