Guilford Elementary holding back-to-school picnic today

Neighbors

September 06, 1996|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IT'S STILL shakeout time for area schools. Privately, I've always thought that's why the back-to-school nights are

scheduled late in the month. It takes a week or two to settle into new schedules.

Guilford Elementary is well on its way to a smooth transition. It is the exception to the late back-to-school night schedule. Guilford is holding several events, including a back-to-school picnic at 6 p.m. today.

Parents, children and others are invited to meet teachers and other members of the Guilford staff in an informal setting.

Bring a blanket, supper and dessert to share.

The school also is having two back-to-school nights during which the school curriculum will be presented and parents can talk with teachers. Kindergarten through second-grade parents will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday; parents of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday.

No school can perform for its students without parental involvement. This year, Guilford Elementary is pleased to have as members of the PTA Executive Board Denise Jenkins, president; Jeryl Baker, Colleen Taweel and Lucia Kunlo, vice presidents; Gwen Moore and Laurel Greeley, recording secretaries; Ann Skold, treasurer; and Steve Girard, PTA Council representative. There are still two posts available on the executive board: delegate to the PTA Council and BSAP representative.

Speaking of volunteers, there are other PTA-sponsored activities that don't require a big or even a continuing time commitment.

Ricky Spencer is in charge of the school directory; Kim Nowalk is in charge of the hospitality committee; Sharon Setzer is responsible for the cultural arts committee; and Gloria Greene is in charge of publicity.

Anyone who wishes to participate in these activities can call the school for the telephone numbers of these committee chairmen.

There are new staff members at the school. Please welcome fourth-grade teacher Ashley Armstrong, fourth-grade substitute teacher Tonya Holland and instructional assistant Ann Skold.

Guilford students have a way of making their mark. Lauren Record, while in fifth grade last year, wrote a letter about pollution to State Sen. Martin G. Madden. He recently called her to tell her how impressed he was by her letter and invited her and her family on a private tour of the State House in Annapolis.

Lauren also attended a sailing class during the summer with fellow Guilford student Katie Ames. Lauren won the Family night regatta and Katie won the class regatta.

Forest Ridge

Forest Ridge Elementarywelcomes these new staff members: Andrea Brandt, Melissa Downs, Sandy Roberts, Joyce Loper, Cameron Rahnama, Jan Stepp, Debbie O'Neil, Nicole Dixon and Paul Curry.

Forest Ridge's back-to-school night will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 30.

After-school activities

This is the time of year when the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts recruit members.

Dot Brownlie and Maribeth Donohue are the coordinators for the Forest Ridge cluster of the Girl Scouts this year. Parents can call Brownlie at 490-9244 for more details about Scouting. Parents of sons who are interested in scouting can also enroll their offspring this fall. The Baltimore Pike District School night for scouting will be held at area schools at 7 p.m. Sept. 19.

Children need not be enrolled in the school to join the Scouts.

For details, see the contact person at the nearest school Sept. 19.

For Bollman Bridge Pack 617, the contact person is John Kemper. Forest Ridge Pack 62's recruits should see Dave Czaplicki. Guilford Elementary has two packs, Pack 373 with Steve Eisenberg recruiting and Pack 513 with Tonya Lewis as contact person.

At Hammond Elementary's Troop 606, Jim Robinson is the man to reach. Tom Simpers is the contact for Pack 345 at Laurel Woods.

Kids' Bazaar

Anyone with children in the school system is reeling from the amount of new stuff the students need.

There are books, school supplies and a whole new wardrobe to acquire.

Forest Ridge Recreation Center is sponsoring a Kids' Bazaar from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21.

For $10, sellers rent a 9-by-15-foot space to display items. Sellers should bring a table and chair and lots of small bills for change.

Buyers can look forward to browsing through clothing, books, toys and games.

Information: Terri Gossage, (410) 313-4700.

Pub Date: 9/06/96

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