Kudos to Hammond High parents, volunteers


June 28, 1996|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE HAMMOND HIGH Boosters gratefully acknowledge the hours of time and the expertise given by parents and friends of the school. Without the dedicated efforts of these many volunteers, the school could not offer as rich an experience to its students.

Of course, Hammond is particularly lucky in having parent volunteers. There are so many, their names have to be spread over several columns or the column would read like a phone directory.

So here's a tip of the ol' hat to Becky Griffin, Sue Hanson, Maria Kyritsopoulos, Cindy Jones, Peter Jones, Mutsuko Kennerly, Marge Lally and Jeanette Lazarofsky.

Thank you for your efforts.

Here's to Jim Letty, Elaine Liss, Frank Loula and Steve Marks. Kudos and thanks also to Linda McClellan, Anita Menikheim, Cathy Muller, Stan Peaker, Shane Pendergrass (she has time?), Al Pflugrad and Linda Pflugrad. Thank you, to everyone.

Volunteers from the last third of the alphabet will be noted next column. Good things come to those who wait.

Book fair

There's more to volunteering at schools than handling bake sale booths. And serious bucks result from even modest fund-raisers.

Case in point: Patuxent Valley Middle School. This year's book fair not only netted the students a fine selection of reading material, but the media center collected about $700.

Anyone who has priced books or software lately knows that $700 is enough to get a few goodies. This cash will be used to buy a new VHS camera for the school's television studio.

I didn't know the school had a television studio. Far from being little-used resources, the studio and media center will get more materials to enrich their holdings.

The school also will receive more than $11,000 worth of computer and audiovisual equipment as part of the Technology Equity Project.

Of course, the computer, six monitors, three filmstrip projectors, three printers, a file server, 10 videocassette recorders and other pieces of equipment need to be uncrated. More importantly, all this has to be set up correctly.

The minions of the Patuxent Valley Middle School media center are looking for a few techno-able volunteers to unpack, assemble and load software into new equipment.

The various machines haven't arrived yet, but anyone willing to help should call Cathy Whitehead at (301) 776-9691 or Vicki Traber at (301) 776-0599.

'You and Me Babe'

The Savage Library this monthoffers a presentation of "You and Me Babe," the perennial library favorite among 1-year-olds and significant grown-ups.

It will be held at 10: 30 a.m. July 17. Registration, which is necessary, opens at 10 a.m. July 10. Space is very limited. Information: (410) 880-5978.

While there, spend a moment looking through the toys available to parents of preschoolers. The library has a large collection of bright, parent-approved and kid-loved toys to lend.

Sidewalk artists

One of the best sequences in the movie "Mary Poppins" occurs when Bert, the all-purpose entertainer, lays his sketches on the ground. Mary and the children hop into the landscape he's drawn. There follows a terrific mix of animation and live action, culminating with Bert dancing with animated penguins.

Echoing that imaginative episode, the library presents a program for children 6 and older called Sidewalk Artists.

This drop-in program lets kids decorate the sidewalks near the library from 10: 30 to noon July 10.

The library will supply the chalk; kids supply the imagination. Information: (301) 880-5978.

Self-portrait rug

Montpelier Cultural Arts Center resident artist Roslyn Logson has brought fellow artists and local students together in an exhibition called self-portrait rug.

Reminiscent of friendship quilts, all 14 participants were given a 10-by-10-inch diamond in which to depict some aspect of their lives. The project took a year to complete.

The finished product, along with individual rugs by 17 other artists, will be displayed in the Resident Artists Gallery at the center July 3 to 30.

Information: (301) 953-1993 or (410) 792-0664.

Jimmy Blackwood ministry

Mark your calendars now for services Aug. 3 and 4, when the Bethel Assembly of God sponsors Jimmy Blackwood.

Blackwood travels full time in a solo ministry. He'll be here for two services at which he'll sing, minister and share his testimony of healing, at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 and at 10 a.m. Aug. 4.

Information: (301) 498-3344.

Pub Date: 6/28/96

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