Education briefs

December 13, 2013

Toys for Tots collection at community college

The Anne Arundel Community College Department of Public Safety is a drop-off site for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots collection program through Wednesday, Dec. 18. Take new, unwrapped toys from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. to the Central Services Building on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Toys may also be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the security desks in the front lobbies of the college's facilities at Glen Burnie Town Center, 101 Crain Highway N., and Arundel Mills, 7009 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover. Information: 410-777-2729.

Seven Oaks gets creativity grant

Seven Oaks Elementary School was among 20 elementary and middle schools across the nation to be selected by Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals to receive a Champion Creatively Alive Children grant. Each school received a $2,500 monetary grant and $1,000 worth of Crayola products.

The Champion Creatively Alive Children grants are intended to help schools explore new ways to nurture creativity.

The school's winning entry, developed by Principal John Ceschini and Seven Oaks' leadership team, was called "Using Art Strategies in a STEM School."

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