St. Philip Neri celebrates Catholic Schools Week


January 25, 1998|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Week will be celebrated today through Friday at St. Philip Neri church and school at 6401 Orchard Road.

Programs built around the theme "Catholic Schools: Restoring Faith in Education" are planned for the students. Some of the events are open to parents, neighbors and friends.

An open house will be held in the school building from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. today. Registration for new students will be accepted.

Tomorrow, "Imagimime," a pantomime troupe, will put on two shows for students, one for kindergartners through fourth-graders at 9: 30 a.m. and one for fifth-through eighth-graders at 10: 30 a.m.

It will be classes as usual during an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday so that visitors can see the school in action.

Students will be able to trade their uniforms for casual shirts with the St. Philip Neri logo and jeans on "Wear Your Spirit Day Shirt" Wednesday.

On Thursday, lower-grade students will pair with students in the upper grades to share stories as part of a reading project, and fifth-graders will begin the DARE program offered by the county Police Department.

DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance and Education) is a national anti-drug program in which children are taught the dangers of drugs and techniques for staying away from drugs, even if their friends are involved with drugs.

The course takes about one hour a week for a semester.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in the church, and school will be dismissed at 12: 15 p.m.

Information: 410-859-1212.

Mystery auction

"Mysteria" is the theme for the mystery auction at the meeting of the Ferndale Garden Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Lou Wolfe of Ferndale has volunteered to be the auctioneer.

Each member will make, bake or buy something and conceal it in a plain brown wrapper with a clue attached.

In past years, members have gotten poems for their clues.

Members should be prepared to answer the question, "What is your garden New Year's resolution," at roll call.

The hostesses for this meeting are Debi Burkman, Lynn Bowen, Lynn Menefee, Hella Stevenson and Pat Gaitley. The horticulture report will be given by Carolyn Seefeld.

Guests are invited. For information, call Barbara Gorman, president, at 410-987-6483.

AARP chapter recognized

Linthicum Heights Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons was named Maryland Chapter of the Year for 1997. Stanton Collins, state president of the AARP, presented the award at the chapter's meeting Jan. 8.

Pub Date: 1/25/98

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