Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

March 22, 2009

Doctor discusses the juvenile brain

The Summit School will present Dr. Joyce Cooper-Kahn, clinical child psychologist, in a program on "Late, Lost and Unprepared: Helping Children and Teens to Develop Better Executive Functioning," at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 664 E. Central Ave., Edgewater.

She will describe how the brain works to develop executive skills and offer tips on helping children to overcome their weaknesses and develop the self-management tools they need to succeed.

Registration is required at 410-798-0005.

'Beauty and the Beast'

Crofton Middle School will present its spring play, Disney's classic Beauty and the Beast, weekends Friday to April 5 at the school, 2301 Davidsonville Road.

Shows will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and April 3 and 4, and 2 p.m. March 29 and April 5. Tickets are $7 and must be purchased in advance at http://croftonmusical.org/ tickets.aspx.

Spalding fundraiser

Archbishop Spalding High School will hold its ninth annual Spalding Spring Sensation benefit auction and dinner at 6 p.m. April 4 in the school Athletic Center, 8080 New Cut Road, Severn.

"Spalding Spirit: A Celebration of Red & White" will feature casino games, an open bar, gourmet food and live and silent auctions.

Tickets are $75, and advance reservations are recommended at 410-969-9105, ext. 243.

Parenting workshops

Anne Arundel Community College will offer a series of free parenting workshops on "Parenting the Middle School Child," 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at AACC at Arundel Mills, Hanover.

Parents can learn strategies for successful communication and insight into the latest research on adolescent development, teen culture, sexuality and substance abuse.

The program also will be offered 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5 at Central Middle School, 221 Central Ave. East, Edgewater; 6:30 p.m. April 15, 22, 29, May 5 and 13 at Severna Park Community Center, 623 B&A Blvd.; and 6:30 p.m. April 16, 23, 30, May 7 and 14 at Crofton Middle School, 2301 Davidsonville Road.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-777-2159.

Grants fund

Balanced Life Skills, a martial arts school, and the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County are setting up a Grants 4 Teachers Fund to address the needs of teachers in the classroom.

The martial arts school will present a check to the Community Foundation to seed the fund at 8 a.m. March 24 Tuesday at 133 Gibralter Ave., Annapolis.

Information on how to support the fund will be provided to individuals, businesses, groups and any others who are interested in helping.

Information: 410-263-0050.

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