Family bingo night finishes St. Jane Frances' weeklong festivities


January 30, 1998|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ST. JANE FRANCES School in Riviera Beach will close out its celebration of Catholic Schools Week at 6: 30 tonight with a family bingo night sponsored by the Home School Association.

The week has been packed with activities to spotlight the efforts of the students, parents, teachers and administration, said Rene Hammond, assistant principal.

Monday, the school dedicated its technology network system. Ronald Valenti, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and Nancy Gilroy, assistant superintendent, joined visitors, staff members and local business donors for the ceremony, during which 26 computers were added to the school's network.

"Our students use Apple IIe's in their computer lab classes, taught by Sandy Johnson and Jackie Selba," Hammond said. "The new computers will help teachers and students expand our networking capabilities."

Two computers have been set up in the school library for student use; the other 24 have been installed at teachers' desks.

"The technology gives our teachers another tool to help keep in contact with parents and other staff through e-mail, search for online information and record student grades for now," Hammond said. "The new computers are a step in the long-range plans for our parish and school."

The school will conduct student registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday for prekindergartners (age 4 as of Sept. 1); Wednesday for kindergartners and Thursday for grades one through eight.

Information: 410-255-4750 weekdays.

Train garden party

The Christmas train garden committee of Emmanuel Lutheran Church threw a party to thank volunteers and sponsors of the project that has raised money for North County's needy for six years.

Members presented an $8,700 check -- $1,350 more than last year -- to Marsha Frazier, president of the North County %o Emergency Outreach Network.

The committee, chaired by Elaine Leigh and John Quasney, had more than 200 volunteers and 34 sponsors who contributed materials, trains, money and time to this year's Christmas display setup and raffle at Glen Burnie Mall.

The holiday season has passed, but workers soon will start planning for next year's giveaway platform to raise more funds for NCEON.

If you'd like to help call the church, 410-255-4141, for more details.

Dinner and bingo

Stoney Creek Democratic Club, on Fort Smallwood Road, will have a dinner and bingo party at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $20 and includes 15 early-bird games, dinner and 20 regular bingo games with a $50 payout.

Specials will also be available.

Information: 410-255-4611.

Business events

The Pasadena Business Association has three events for members on its February calendar.

County Executive John G. Gary will speak at the organization's membership meeting at noon Wednesday at La Fontaine Bleu on Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Reservations must be made today.

The association also has scheduled a breakfast business exchange at 8 a.m. Feb. 11 at the Crofton Country Club.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 at the door.

Members can meet legislative movers and shakers in Annapolis on Legislative Day at 9 a.m. Feb. 18 in the Lowe House Office Building.

Deadline for reservations is Feb. 11.

Information or reservation requests: 410-987-4887.

Fruit for fund raising

The Kiwanis Club of Mountain Road is conducting a Florida fruit sale now through Feb. 15 to raise money for community service projects.

Valencia oranges and red grapefruits, available in small or large boxes, will be ready for pickup from noon to 4: 30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Angel's Food Market, 4681 Mountain Road.

The club meets at 6: 45 p.m. the first three Tuesdays of each month at the Wooden Nickel restaurant on Annapolis Road.

Information: Don Allen, 410-761-2487 or 410-255-4776.

Boating safety

With the spring boating season approaching, the rangers at Downs Park have scheduled a Maryland Basic Boating Safety Course for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 14 and 21. Students must attend both sessions.

The Maryland Boating Safety Education Act requires operators born after July 1, 1972, to complete a boating safety course before operating a boat.

The $15 course fee will benefit the Friends of Downs Park volunteer group. Advance registration is required.

Information: 410-222-6230 daily, except Tuesdays.

Pub Date: 1/30/98

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