Education Digest

EDUCATION DIGEST

February 19, 2003

ESOL office to hold education seminar for parents Tuesday

The ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Outreach Office, in cooperation with Howard County schools, will sponsor an Education Seminar for International Parents from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hollifield Station Elementary School, Ellicott City.

Topics to be discussed will include understanding report cards, reading levels and assessments, and elementary school ESOL programs.

Information: Judy Do, 410-313-2546; Karina Cowan, 410-313-7102; Ming Sun, 410- 313-7142; and Samia Raja, 410- 313-2813.

A seminar on post-secondary school options and college planning for parents who speak Urdu will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 27 at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City.

Information: Samina Chaudhry, 410-313-7101.

A seminar for parents of middle and high school students will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at Patapsco Middle School in Ellicott City.

High school registration, graduation requirements, school policies and the ESOL program will be discussed.

Information: Judy Do, 410-313-2546; Karina Cowan, 410-313-7102; Ming Sun, 410- 313-7142; and Samia Raja, 410- 313-2813.

Information about the ESOL outreach program: 410-313-6667, Ext. 280.

Teen depression forum rescheduled for April 15

NAMI-Howard County has rescheduled its educational forum on teen-age depression.

The forum, which had been scheduled at 7:30 p.m. yesterday, will be held at the same time April 15 at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Psychologists Jeff Crouch and Mark Donovan will give an interactive presentation, "They Do Before They Say," that will focus on symptoms, diagnosis and treatments. Questions are invited.

Information: 410-772-9300.

Kindergarten, new-pupil registration Feb. 24-28

Registration for new pupils or children entering public school kindergarten in August will be held in all Howard County public elementary schools from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Feb. 28, and at other times determined by individual schools.

State law requires that children entering kindergarten in the fall must have been born between Jan. 1, 1998, and Nov. 30, 1998. Kindergarten is mandatory in Maryland.

Information: 410-313-6682.

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