School, at least, hasn't changed that much


August 25, 1999|By Donna Koros Stramella | Donna Koros Stramella,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE MORE MY kids tell me how different life is now from when I was a kid, the more I'm convinced they are wrong. The transition between summer and school is one example.

Little variation exists with school supplies. My daughters' lists include the same No. 2 pencils, folders and loose-leaf paper that mine did.

And the anxieties are the same. What teacher will I have? Who will be in my class? What kind of clothes will everybody else be wearing?

And speaking of clothes, even they aren't all that different.

On a recent trip to Old Navy, I saw a lot of flared pants and short skirts.

It took me right back to the '70s.

Elementary school guide

Glen Burnie elementary schools are making final plans for the first day of school on Monday:

Freetown, 7904 Freetown Road, opens its doors at 8: 40 a.m., with classes beginning at 9 a.m. Pupils will be dismissed at 3: 15 p.m.

Information: 410-222-6900.

Glen Burnie Park, 500 Marlboro Road, admits pupils at 8: 15 a.m., with class time starting at 8: 35 a.m. Dismissal begins at 2: 50 p.m. Nancy Andrews is the new principal.

Information: 410-222-6400.

Glendale, 105 Carroll Road, opens at 7: 50 a.m., with instruction beginning at 8: 05 a.m. Pupils are dismissed at 2: 20 p.m. New Principal Richard Chilipko comes on board after serving as principal of Glen Burnie Park.

Information: 410-222-6404.

Marley, 201 Marley Station Road, admits pupils at 8: 40 a.m. Classes start at 9 a.m. and dismissal is at 3: 15 p.m. The school welcomes Dawn Lucarelli as the new administrative intern. She had been a reading teacher at Fort Smallwood Elementary.

Information: 410-222-6414.

Oakwood, 330 Oak Manor Drive, opens at 7: 50 a.m., begins classes at 8: 10 a.m. and dismisses at 2: 25 p.m. New pupils in grades 1-5 and their parents are invited to an orientation from 1: 30 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m. tomorrow.

Information: 410-222-6420.

Point Pleasant, 1035 Dumbarton Road, welcomes pupils at 7: 45 a.m. and begins class at 8: 05 a.m. Dismissal is at 2: 20 p.m.

Information: 410-222-6425.

Richard Henry Lee, 400 A St., opens at 8: 15 a.m., begins classes at 8: 45 a.m. and dismisses at 3 p.m. Diane Christy, previously a resource teacher in the county, joins the staff as administrative intern.

Information: 410-222-6435.

Woodside, 160 Funke Road, opens at 7: 40 a.m. Classes begin at 8: 05 a.m., with dismissal at 2: 20 p.m. Barbara Dow is the new principal.

Information: 410-222-6910.

Spiritual send-off for school

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church wants to send students off to school with a positive message.

The church has planned a back-to-school revival tonight through Friday night, beginning at 7 o'clock

The pastor, the Rev. Pierre German, will be joined by guest speakers and music ministers. Tonight, evangelists Marcella Haskins and Myrtice Stewart will speak, and the J.C.'s will provide music.

Tomorrow, the Rev. Daryl Eubanks and the Rev. Dan Stewart will be joined by the musical group the Voices.

Friday, the Rev. Willie Williams and German will be joined by The Voices.

The revival is geared to students, but all ages are invited.

The church is at 506 Lincoln Drive.

Information: 410-360-8450.

Pool party

Put on your Hawaiian shirt and take a trip to Margaritaville at the Glen Burnie Park Pool from 8: 30 p.m. to 12: 30 a.m. Friday.

The Nautical Wheelers will cover the tunes of Jimmy Buffett and a wide range of popular music.

Tickets for the adults-only party are $10 and include all-night swimming, setups and pretzels. Partygoers also can bring snacks or picnic fare, but no glass items are permitted.

"This is the Glen Burnie Park Swim Club's second visit with the Nautical Wheelers this summer," spokeswoman Barbara Lawton said. "They are great fun."

The local band previously played for 300 people at a fund-raiser for the Dolphins Swim Team.

The pool party will benefit the swim club.

Information: Lawton at 410-766-7676, or by e-mail at

Super Saturday

Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to spend the last Saturday before school starts? Super Saturday, sponsored by Abundant Life Church, is the ticket.

It will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The church parking lot will be transformed into a carnival midway with games, prizes and activities to help kids forget about the new school year.

Hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and snowballs will be available.

Entertainment will include pony rides a moon bounce, face painting and prize drawings. It's all free.

Abundant Life Church presents the event each year as a gesture of goodwill to the community.

The church is at 7305 E. Furnace Branch Road.

Information: 410-761-9075.

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Pub Date: 8/25/99

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