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October 18, 1994
In Sunday's editions, a story about the funeral of 13-year-old Vernon Lee Holmes misidentified Phillip Brown Jr. He is president of the Cecil Elementary School PTA; Rita Ridgley is president of the Baltimore PTA.The Sun regrets the errors.
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By Brian Conlinbconlin@patuxent.com | May 18, 2011
The Hillcrest Elementary School PTA was honored twice at the PTA Council of Baltimore County awards banquet, which was held at Loch Raven High School in Towson on May 12. In addition to an award for Best PTA Communications, the school group was also recognized as one of only eight PTAs as a Unit of Excellence, a distinction the PTA also received last year. "It just shows all the hard work and dedication of all the volunteers," said Jennifer Parker, the second-year president of the PTA for the school on Frederick Road.
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By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library | November 24, 1996
25 years ago (week of Nov. 21-27, 1971):The Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., carrier of the Columbia Medical Plan, announced that another increase in monthly premiums would be necessary because the company was losing money on the plan. The need for the increase was attributed to increases in hospital costs, salaries and the cost of supplies, as well as inaccurate membership projections.50 years ago (week of Nov. 17-23, 1946):The Ellicott City Elementary School PTA met this week. The guest speaker was Dr. Theodore R. Shrop, public health officer, who spoke on communicable diseases and the use of sanitation measures for disease prevention.
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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 2, 2005
Several pupils, in kindergarten through second grade, stood on the stage at Centennial Lane Elementary School trying to twirl "poi balls," just as they had seen Kathleen Haller demonstrate. Haller, who was giving a presentation Thursday at the school on Hawaiian culture, dance and music, made it look so easy. She simply held one poi ball by the string in each hand and twirled them at her sides and even over her head. Her son, Tom Haller, 20, who was helping out with the show, did an even faster and more elaborate demonstration with the poi balls, which are used in Hawaii for dance and exercise, Haller explained.
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January 22, 1992
* Ellen Sosinski, 40, of Clarksville, vice president of Clarksville Elementary School PTA:Yes, I do. In order to attract good-qualityteachers, especially with all the cuts imminent, we should at least give them a step raise. I know a lot of people think they should be happy they have jobs, but on the other hand, their raises weren't honored. Their salaries were finally coming to a level they should be getting. I don't think they're getting what they should. We need to havehigher salaries to attract them.
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By Meredith Schlow | February 5, 1992
Outlining what they said were deplorable conditions in some Baltimore County schools -- including too little space, leaky roofs and inadequate libraries -- parents last night urged the county school board to adopt the proposed operating budget.About 80 people attended a public hearing at Catonsville High School to address the board on the subject of the $518 million budget that Superintendent Robert Y. Dubel proposed Jan. 23.Phyllis Cherry, representing the Catonsville High School PTA, said she hoped the board would not cut money for building maintenance and operations.
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By Erika D. Peterman and Erika D. Peterman,SUN STAFF | February 5, 1999
Armed with detailed reports and visual aids, dozens of educators and parents lobbied the Howard County school board last night to support new initiatives in next year's operating budget.More than 50 people signed up to speak at the public hearing on school Superintendent Michael E. Hickey's proposed budget of nearly $293 million for the next academic year.The requests of parents and educators included cutting class sizes, hiring certified trainers for student athletes and salary increases for teachers.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1997
A Crofton woman has been charged with stealing $2,900 from Four Seasons Elementary School PTA in a case police and PTA leaders say should remind organization leaders to watch group money carefully.Deborah Lynn Klein, 32, of the 2100 block of Lang Drive has been charged with felony theft and is expected to turn herself in to the Western District today, according to Detective Edward White.White said the woman wrote and cashed five PTA checks between Sept. 11 and Sept. 26."I think she's got financial problems," White said yesterday.
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By Meredith Schlow | February 5, 1992
Parents spoke of what they said were deplorable conditions in some Baltimore County schools -- including too little space, leaky roofs and inadequate libraries -- as they urged the county school board at a public hearing last night to adopt the proposed operating budget.About 80 people attended a meeting at Catonsville High School to address the board on the subject of the $518 million budget that Superintendent Robert Y. Dubel presented Jan. 23.Phyllis Cherry, representing the Catonsville High School PTA, said she hoped the board would not cut money for building maintenance and operations.
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By From Staff Reports | November 16, 1994
With nearly all the pledges collected from the Oct. 26 fun run, the Carrolltowne Elementary School PTA has pronounced the first fund-raiser of the academic year a huge success."
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May 1, 2005
The Thunder Hill Elementary School PTA will hold its spring carnival, Mayfest, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school. More than 34 booths are planned, with crafts, candy, a soccer shootout, goldfish, a remote-control car, frogs, baseball, football, clowns, cakes, prizes and other attractions. A staff silent auction features lunch with a teacher or staff member and a variety of creative items. Hot dogs, snacks, nachos and cheese, cold drinks and ice cream are planned. The PTA concession stand will be open.
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November 4, 2003
HC DrugFree, a coalition of parents, schools, county agencies and community organizations, will present "Treatment for Teens for Drugs and Alcohol" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hammond High School, 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia. The program will offer an overview on where to go for help and what parents can do if they suspect their child is using drugs. The presenter will be Mark Donovan of Integrative Counseling, a private counseling group. HC DrugFree offers its speaker series from October to April on topics such as teen drug use, underage drinking and driving, Senior Week in Ocean City, depression, leadership and dating.
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June 8, 2003
Thunder Hill PTA grateful for support Thank you doesn't seem to be enough when you are talking about people and businesses that support children and education! The parents and children of the Thunder Hill Elementary School PTA wish to thank the community for their overwhelming support during this school year. During a year of lockdowns, winter snow-ins and endless rain, the community came to support our school, particularly for our spring carnival, Mayfest. Despite the rain, our carnival brought endless sunshine, indoors.
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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | February 14, 2003
Renae Moore, president of the Owings Mills Elementary School PTA, was removed from office Wednesday night by the group's executive board as PTA officials continue looking for thousands of dollars in missing money. Moore was removed for "nonperformance of duties," including failure to provide all information requested by auditors of the PTA's bank accounts and to update account records, said Rodger Janssen, vice president for leadership of the Baltimore County PTA Council. The Reisterstown mother had come under fire for failing to account for more than $4,000 raised fromcandy sales last year.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Sheridan Lyons and Jennifer McMenamin and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | January 30, 2003
A lawyer for a former PTA treasurer accused of embezzling more than $64,000 from Hampstead Elementary School's parent organization and the prosecutor in the case said the man is expected to plead guilty to theft today. John N. Biggs Jr., 41, was scheduled to go to trial today on dozens of charges in connection with $64,605 worth of checks written from the elementary school PTA's bank account that could not be accounted for. But prosecutors and Biggs' attorney have struck a tentative agreement through which Biggs is expected to admit to the first of 43 counts against him - a felony theft scheme - and agree to repay $56,105 to the school's PTA, said Melissa O. Hockensmith, Carroll's senior state's attorney for white-collar crime.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Sheridan Lyons and Jennifer McMenamin and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | January 30, 2003
A lawyer for a former PTA treasurer accused of embezzling more than $64,000 from Hampstead Elementary School's parent organization and the prosecutor in the case said the man is expected to plead guilty to theft today. John N. Biggs Jr., 41, was scheduled to go to trial today on dozens of charges in connection with $64,605 worth of checks written from the elementary school PTA's bank account that could not be accounted for. But prosecutors and Biggs' attorney have struck a tentative agreement through which Biggs is expected to admit to the first of 43 counts against him - a felony theft scheme - and agree to repay $56,105 to the school's PTA, said Melissa O. Hockensmith, Carroll's senior state's attorney for white-collar crime.
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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | February 14, 2003
Renae Moore, president of the Owings Mills Elementary School PTA, was removed from office Wednesday night by the group's executive board as PTA officials continue looking for thousands of dollars in missing money. Moore was removed for "nonperformance of duties," including failure to provide all information requested by auditors of the PTA's bank accounts and to update account records, said Rodger Janssen, vice president for leadership of the Baltimore County PTA Council. The Reisterstown mother had come under fire for failing to account for more than $4,000 raised fromcandy sales last year.
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November 20, 1992
Piney Ridge PTA gets achievement awardPresentation made at state conventionIn its first year of existence, the Piney Ridge Elementary School PTA has been awarded the Green Seal Achievement Award from the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers.The award was presented at a luncheon held Nov. 14 in Towson as part of the 77th annual Maryland PTA Fall Convention.To qualify, the PTA must demonstrate effective leadership and a teamwork approach to PTA objectives. Roxie Wojcik is president of the PTA at Piney Ridge Elementary, which is at 6315 Freedom Ave. in Eldersburg.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | July 18, 2002
A middle school PTA volunteer in Utah offered to drop off the $1,700 raised at a book fair but pocketed the money instead of going to the bank. An elementary school PTA president in Nebraska stole more than $3,000 when she couldn't keep up with car payments. A PTA treasurer in California embezzled $30,000 to help pay family medical bills. It's not unheard of for someone to abscond with the money raised by selling gift-wrap, pizza kits and candy bars to pay for computer labs, outdoor bleachers and playgrounds.
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