Waverly Elementary students contribute to animal shelter


August 12, 1996|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

JUST BEFORE school closed for the summer, the Student Council of Waverly Elementary School presented a $100 donation to Howard County's Animal Control. Students earned the money from running a school store.

Funds will be used to buy treats and beds for animals at the shelter.

The children in the Student Council included T. J. Simons, David Brodian, Jennifer Castagna, Jack Kohlenstein, Russell Berger, Gina Lucido, Valerie Brown, Lindsay Dutch, Katie Gibbons, Aaron Baney, Diana Robinson, Brian Knight, Sam Levy, Robert Tapp, Lindsay Harper, and Ricky Choi. All of the children were in the fourth or fifth grades.

Teacher Kedre Fairley sponsored the project.

History at fair

It's fair week in Howard County.

The 51st annual Howard County Fair will be open until Saturday, and the Howard County Historic Society, on Church Road in Ellicott City, has put together its second annual fair exhibit of the county's history, "Agriculture in Howard County."

Using several thousand photographs donated to the society's library by the Howard County Cooperative Extension Service, Civil Court Records and several private collectors, volunteer historian Hank Griffith has gathered a sampling of farm work of yesteryear.

Griffith tips his hat to County Extension Director Martin Hamilton for this donation and for contributing funding to preserve 4-H records.

This exhibit will remind you of our past.

It will take you back to early days, when tobacco was the main money crop, with Elkridge as an important tobacco port. Ellicott City was a center for milling and storing grains.

"I wish we had more ephemeral material," said Griffith, referring to such items as advertisements, business records and posters.

He asks community members to consider donating records to the Historical Society, rather than throwing them out. "Families don't know how valuable their donations are to us," he says.

Also on the committee to assemble this exhibit are Kathy Kirkwood, Mary Mannix, Lisa Pizzoli and Lou LeConte. LeConte, a professional photographer, has been instrumental in copying old damaged photographs.

Look for the exhibit in the Main Exhibit Hall at the Howard County Fair this week.

After the fair closes, the exhibit will be moved to another county location. I'll let you know where it will be.

Ilchester opening

Ilchester Elementary School is opening next month. The PTA has 150 members, has scheduled meetings and elected an executive board.

First events of the school year will begin Aug. 21, when a school bus decorated to resemble a cheetah, the school mascot, will carry the staff through the communities. Look for the bus between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Kindergarten teachers will offer an orientation for students from 9: 30 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m., and 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 22.

All students and their families are welcome to the family orientation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25. A communitywide open house will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29.

Back-to-school nights will give parents an opportunity to meet teachers and discuss curriculum Sept. 16 for parents of children in kindergarten to second grade and Sept. 25 for parents of students in grades three to five.

Elected PTA officers include President Jerry Bialecki, First Vice President Anna Spring, Second Vice President Cathy Manning, Treasurer Donna Kraft, Corresponding Secretary Hazel Moore, Recording Secretary Nancy Wyant, and Council Delegates Cynthia Soraoka and Karen Cheng.

Pub Date: 8/12/96

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