Lindale/Brooklyn Park Middle designated as an Alert School

Neighbors

August 11, 1996|By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas | Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LINDALE/BROOKLYN Park Middle School has its work cut out for it even before the new school year begins.

The school has been designated an Alert School, which means it will be closely monitored by local and state school officials, and additional assistance will be provided when it appears that students' performance could fall below state standards.

The three major goals of the school improvement plan center on attendance, behavior and Maryland Performance Assessment Program test scores.

The school staff and administrators from central office will be available to answer questions at a community meeting in the school auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Parents are encouraged to attend.

The last orientation for new students will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 19. Students will tour the school and be given a sample schedule to follow on their own. Parents will be given a brief overview of the school, and child-raising skills will be discussed.

4( For more information, call 691-4344.

Unusual summer

This time last year, we were complaining about getting pounded day after day by the heat and humidity. But the summer of 1996 has had stretches of hot days broken by a few days of cool, crisp ones.

Let's all hope our luck holds this winter, and Mother Nature delivers just enough snow for everyone to get in the spirit of the season, then clear out for spring.

In the meantime, we need to get through the the rest of the summer, and what better way to do it than partying with friends and neighbors?

The Roland Terrace Democratic Club, 619 Matthews Ave. in Brooklyn Park, is throwing a Platter Party from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. next Sunday.

Live music will be provided by the band Quick Change. For $6, you get a platter, beer, soda and set-ups.

For more information, call Pauline Harvey, at 789-3651, or the club, at 636-1504, after 7 p.m.

Substitute teachers

L North County High School is looking for substitute teachers.

To qualify, you must have at least 60 credit hours of college, although not necessarily in education. Substitutes with 60 credit hours are paid $35 a day; those with a bachelor's degree are paid $50 a day.

Applicants must also submit to a background check, including fingerprinting. Cost for the background check is $41. For more information or an application, call 222-6970.

Volunteers are needed everywhere at the school. No specific skills are needed, just a willingness to help. There are telephones to answer, photocopying, typing and many other clerical duties to perform. Volunteers also are needed to tutor students. Even if you can't volunteer a full day, the school has duties that require just a few hours.

For more information, call 222-6970, Ext. 108.

Band students are reminded that marching band rehearsals are this week. All rehearsals are from 6: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This week's schedule is: tomorrow, percussion; Tuesday, brass and bandfront; Wednesday, woodwinds; Thursday, percussion and bandfront; Friday, brass.

Permission forms and medical forms must be turned in. Band T-shirts can be purchased for $10.

Soccer registration

The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association will be accepting registration for intramural and travel soccer leagues between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the 10th Avenue ball fields.

The fees for the intramural leagues are $30 a child, $50 for two children from the same family and $5 for each additional child. The travel leagues are $40 a child.

For more information, call Dan Ditzel, 636-1015, or Pat Combs, 789-1947.

Pub Date: 8/11/96

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