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By Pamela Woolford and Pamela Woolford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 11, 2000
RECENTLY, TWO elementary schools held festivals to celebrate the diverse international heritage of their pupils. Talbott Springs Elementary sponsored an International Night on March 30 with pupil performances, a professional flamenco dance company and ethnic displays. On Thursday, Phelps Luck Elementary held an International Festival with presentations from 32 speakers, including parents and former Peace Corps volunteers. Each guest spoke to two to five classes throughout the day, sharing firsthand knowledge and folk tales about countries as disparate as Micronesia (a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean)
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV and JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV,SUN REPORTER | April 7, 2006
During his 26 years of teaching art in the Howard County school system, Thomas Allen Fox touched the lives of students and staff alike. "The testimonials from parents and students have been phenomenal," said Cathy Bejm, a central office administrative secretary who is a friend of the Fox family. "Story after story you hear the impact he's had on a child's life." Today, members of the school community will have the opportunity to pay their last respects to Fox, 49, who died Monday of kidney cancer.
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By John-John Williams IV | January 20, 2008
Athletes at Howard High School are teaming up with youngsters at nearby Phelps Luck Elementary in a program that encourages academic excellence and self discipline. The Athletes for Achievement program started in the fall, and educators are promoting its success. "Wonderful relationships have developed between the high school students and the elementary school students," said organizer Nancy Ottey, who also is the head of the reading-recovery team at Phelps Luck. "We're just really pleased."
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By John J. Snyder and John J. Snyder,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 27, 1999
INTERNATIONAL DAY at Phelps Luck Elementary School was a colorful, boisterous celebration of the cultures that make up America.On Thursday, volunteer speakers visited classrooms to share stories, pictures and artifacts from Scotland, Guyana, Micronesia, the Ivory Coast and many other countries."
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2002
As the work of the Howard County boundary line advisory committee nears its end, it looks increasingly like elementary school Plan One, which would move a protesting Glenmont neighborhood from Thunder Hill into Phelps Luck, will be favored. At a committee meeting last night, it apparently sank in for members of the group that even though they have spent months of late nights considering where the county's elementary and middle school pupils should attend school next year, it is still the school system's office of Geographic Systems that has the last word in deciding what to recommend to the Board of Education Oct. 24. "We're not even going to have a clue as to what [they're]
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 17, 1996
BEGINNERS AND advanced in-line skaters can experience a day of fun Sept. 28 at the Maryland In-Line Skate Festival in the Gateway Industrial Park near Snowden River Parkway and Route 175.Skaters can win personal awards but in addition they will be helping elementary school children. Proceeds from the event will be used to buy helmets and teach students safe skating.From 8: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m., skaters will be offered lessons, and all skaters can attend workshops on hockey, ramps, speed and street-skating techniques.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 6, 1996
SPECIAL EVENTS coordinator Rebecca Griffin is leaving the staff of Amherst House, Kings Contrivance Village, and heading to Los Angeles. Becky has been the coordinator for three years.Kings Contrivance residents are invited to visit Amherst House and meet Diane Page-Gladney, who will assume Becky's responsibilities.Exchange studentSharon Phillips and her daughter, Hayley, have a special guest at their Owen Brown village home for the coming school year. She is Carol Sauge, of Aigle, Switzerland, an exchange student referred by the E. F. Foundation.
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December 2, 2003
About 50 third-graders who participated in the fall semester of Fidos for Freedom's DEAR (Dogs Educating and Assisting Readers) program will graduate at 10 a.m. Saturday at the east Columbia library. The children will receive certificates and pictures of themselves with their dogs. Among the guests will be County Executive James N. Robey; Superintendent John R. O'Rourke; library director Valerie J. Gross; and Jonathan Davis, assistant principal of Phelps Luck Elementary School. The DEAR program brings third-graders who are reading below grade level into the library Saturday mornings to read to therapy dogs.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Sun Staff Writer | April 15, 1994
Barbara H. Garnes talked about becoming a teacher from the time she was in junior high school, telling friends and family she could touch the future by making a difference in children's lives.The former Phelps Luck Elementary School principal died Tuesday of bone cancer after more than two decades as an educator in Howard County and Baltimore. She was 50.Those who worked with Ms. Garnes remembered her as an energetic person committed to the children who attended her school, someone who worked evenings and weekends on school matters.
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September 13, 1998
A village that works after blush of newness fadesAt high noon on a perfect summer Friday, beautifully trimmed with blue skies and a gentle breeze, a long caravan rolled out from the parking lot of Phelps Luck Elementary School and took to the streets of Long Reach village to proclaim loudly, and with great fanfare, the beginning of the new school year.Led by the wailing sirens and flashing light of a police car and a fire truck, colorfully decorated family sedans, fancy pickup trucks and a limousine-like bus brimming with principles and staff wound its way through the neighborhoods, stopping at designated spots for teachers to dismount and greet the assembled students and families who had come cheerfully to make the most of this very last workweek day of vacation.
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