Events planned to mark Catholic Schools Week

January 25, 2002|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ST. JANE Frances School will hold an open house Sunday to kick off a week of events celebrating Catholic Schools Week.

In addition to Sunday's open house for new and returning pupils and their families, scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Riviera Beach school has scheduled activities to focus attention on aspects of the school family of students, faculty and staff.

Ronald Burinsky, school principal, said that the school's mission is to teach students Catholic values of tolerance, patience, understanding and love of God while promoting a strong academic background. The school offers classes for pupils age 4 through eighth grade.

The school will hold a second open house that will include classroom visitations from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 1. Guides will be available to answer questions and offer tours. Open house hours for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten pupils are from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. that day.

The school's book fair will also be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and throughout the week. The book fair hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 1. A book fair evening will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Registration for new pupils for the 2002-2003 school year will take place according to grade level.

Pupils who are 4 years old by Oct. 31 can register for pre-kindergarten class from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 5. Kindergarten registration for pupils age 5 by Dec. 31 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6. New pupils in first through eighth grades can register from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 7.

The registration fee is $100 per child.

Parents of new pupils should bring a copy of their child's birth certificate, baptismal certificate and immunization record to register.

The school is at 8513 St. Jane Drive in Riviera Beach.

Information: 410-255-4750.

Boating safety course

With the lure of warmer days just around the corner, the state Department of Natural Resources' Maryland State Boaters Safety Course will be offered next month in the Pasadena area.

Al White, DNR police representative, said that under Maryland law anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, must complete and pass the safety course before operating a boat or personal watercraft on Maryland waterways.

White went on to explain that boaters must be at least 12 years old to operate a vessel, while personal watercraft operators must be 16 years old.

Downs Park will be offering the course from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23 in the meeting room at the Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Road. Participants must attend both sessions.

The course will cover boating safety, navigation rules, boat handling, federally mandated equipment, trailers and state personal watercraft regulations.

Advance registration is required in person at the park office.

Information: 410-222-6230.

Magothy school open house

Magothy Cooperative School, 3703 Mountain Road, will hold an open house for its preschool and kindergarten classes for the 2002-2003 school year from 1 p.m. Feb. 1 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8.

The school offers sessions two days a week for children age 3 and three days a week for 4-year-olds and kindergarten.

Information: 410-360-0292.

Holy Grounds Coffeehouse

Jenkins Memorial Church will hold its Holy Grounds Coffeehouse starting at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

The evening's featured Christian artist is Drew Parish.

Admission is free. Coffee and snacks will be available.

The church is at 133 Riviera Drive.

Information: 410-360-8621.

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