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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 30, 1998
The city of Annapolis wants to do a good thing: renovate land around Germantown Elementary into athletic fields for the community. Germantown parents want to do a good thing, too: raise money for their school by using the same land as a parking lot for special events.Mayor Dean L. Johnson is trying to figure out how to do both on the 34 acres to keep the school's PTA, the Citizens Advisory Committee, the community and visitors to the city happy."It's trying to get competing interests squeezed onto one small site," Johnson said.
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By Lowell E. Sunderland and Lowell E. Sunderland,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2003
When it was installed, carpet that covers the gymnasium floor at Thunder Hill Elementary School in Columbia was called by some in the county school system "state of the art." It was a trendy, softer surface that, perhaps, helped control sound and, certainly, was cheaper than traditional wood or even synthetic material to install. But that was nearly 15 years ago. Since then, hundreds of thousands of footsteps have mashed that gray, tightly woven surface down, to the point where sections have been replaced.
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By Rosalie M. Falter | January 22, 1991
St. Philip Neri School, 6401 Orchard Road in Linthicum, will begin observing Catholic Education Week with an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.Principal Mary Ellen Healey said prospective students and their parents are welcome to tour the building and meet with teachers who will be available in the classrooms to answer questions on textbooks and curriculum.St. Philip Neri serves kindergarten through eighth-grade students. It is accredited by the Middle States Association and is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.
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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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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff Writer | May 19, 1995
Fans of Freetown Elementary School will be walking to cool off the school tomorrow.The Parent Teacher Association hopes its walk-a-thon and family fun day will raise $1,150 to buy 25 fans. The school does not have air-conditioning."I am excited about this, real excited," said Chelly Roberts, vice president of the school's PTA. "I've been here five years. They've had fund-raisers, but this is really different."Students have spent three weeks collecting pledges of $1 or more from their neighbors.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 26, 1996
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 18, the first Patuxent Valley Middle School cleanup day.On that day, volunteers will spread mulch around a nature trail, remove the grasping Japanese honeysuckle as well as other exotic weeds, and in general make the grounds of the school a better place for wildlife and students.After a morning of painting lines on the basketball courts, repainting doors, pulling weeds and spreading mulch, the stalwart crews will sit down to a well-deserved picnic. As many hands make light work, anyone who wishes to participate is welcome.
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By SALLY BUCKLER | October 7, 1993
The staff, students and parents of Mount View Middle School have enthusiastically embraced the challenges a new school brings. Many programs are "up and running," according to principal Marion Payne.The school's PTA has received its charter from the national PTA. Its officers send thanks to the PTAs at Glenwood Middle School, Patapsco Middle School, Waverly Elementary School and West Friendship Elementary School for their start-up donations.Mount View band director Shelley Williams announces over 100 members in its concert band and wind ensemble.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 27, 1998
BALTIMORE printmaker Sam Peters -- a resident artist at Forest Ridge Elementary School for three weeks this month-- demonstrated the art of printmaking to art classes at the school, using sheets of Mylar and a small etching press purchased by the school's PTA for the project.Later, the students took advantage of this creative opportunity and made their own monotypes by drawing with water-based crayons on the washable Mylar, covering the drawings with dampened paper and running them through the press.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | February 17, 1994
Parents appealed for computer education, more reading instructors, air conditioning and renovations in schools last night at the second of two budget hearings on the school superintendent's $414 million operating budget for next year.But the most eloquent testimony at the hearing in Glen Burnie High's auditorium came from students.Nicholas Anthony, a fifth-grader at Bodkin Elementary, lobbied the eight school members for a computer instructor."By the time we graduate," he said, "our world will revolve around computers.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 25, 1998
TO ACHIEVE THE RANK of Eagle Scout, a young man is required to perform a noteworthy service project and see the job through from inception to completion.Jared Praniewicz of Sykesville looked just beyond his back yard to Piney Run Park for his Eagle Scout project. A reconstructed trail now runs from the park's largest pavilion to the lake, thanks to the hard work of the South Carroll High senior.One of the goals of an Eagle Scout project is to teach the Scout how to plan, organize, secure materials and supervise the work on a large project.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 17, 2002
FOR THREE years, Clemens Crossing Elementary School has had a partnership with Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School on West Pulaski Street in Baltimore. Because Lockerman-Bundy has no art teacher this year, volunteers from Clemens Crossing's PTA sponsored an Art Day for the school last week. "Funding for city schools is so tight that they have to give up some things that we take for granted. I decided to do something about it," said Judy Johnson, organizer of the event. . Johnson said she was inspired to help Lockerman-Bundy's pupils by Len Moodispaw, her co-worker at Essex Corp.
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By Douglas Lamborne and Douglas Lamborne,SUN STAFF | October 11, 1999
THERE'S MORE to the Annapolis Boat Shows than simply boats. For a group of nonprofits and clubs, the shows can mean serious money.The parking lot behind Annapolis Elementary on Compromise Street can yield up to $20,000 for that school's PTA during the U.S. Sailboat Show, which concludes this evening.And those folks are not piggish. They share the parking proceeds from the Powerboat Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday, with other PTAs around the city on a rotating basis."Annapolis Elementary has happily and unbegrudgingly shared with those schools that lack location," said Randy Landis, viewed in some circles as the parking czar at Germantown Elementary.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 30, 1998
The city of Annapolis wants to do a good thing: renovate land around Germantown Elementary into athletic fields for the community. Germantown parents want to do a good thing, too: raise money for their school by using the same land as a parking lot for special events.Mayor Dean L. Johnson is trying to figure out how to do both on the 34 acres to keep the school's PTA, the Citizens Advisory Committee, the community and visitors to the city happy."It's trying to get competing interests squeezed onto one small site," Johnson said.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 25, 1998
TO ACHIEVE THE RANK of Eagle Scout, a young man is required to perform a noteworthy service project and see the job through from inception to completion.Jared Praniewicz of Sykesville looked just beyond his back yard to Piney Run Park for his Eagle Scout project. A reconstructed trail now runs from the park's largest pavilion to the lake, thanks to the hard work of the South Carroll High senior.One of the goals of an Eagle Scout project is to teach the Scout how to plan, organize, secure materials and supervise the work on a large project.
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By Jonathan Belitsos and Jonathan Belitsos,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 21, 1998
With financial support from her school's PTA, Hillcrest Elementary teacher Monica Hiley is trying to ensure that her reading students don't lose during the summer vacation what they have learned in class over the past nine months.For a second year, the PTA is covering the expenses of Hiley's summer reading program called Camp Step Ahead at the Catonsville school. About 20 students in grades two through five attend four days of classes a week for four weeks. All are in special education, or in remedial classes for severe reading disabilities.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 27, 1998
BALTIMORE printmaker Sam Peters -- a resident artist at Forest Ridge Elementary School for three weeks this month-- demonstrated the art of printmaking to art classes at the school, using sheets of Mylar and a small etching press purchased by the school's PTA for the project.Later, the students took advantage of this creative opportunity and made their own monotypes by drawing with water-based crayons on the washable Mylar, covering the drawings with dampened paper and running them through the press.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,Sun Staff Writer | June 21, 1995
In an unprecedented action, a Harford County school board member has asked the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers Inc. to revoke the charter of the Havre de Grace Elementary School PTA.Richard W. Daub Jr. of Havre de Grace said the school's PTA president wrongfully involved himself in school personnel matters by calling for the ouster of Havre de Grace's principal, Franklin L. Tull. He requested that the charter be revoked in a letter to the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers, dated June 14. He presented the letter at a June 13 PTA meeting.
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January 19, 1994
Joseph Carducci should remain principal at Northeast High School at least until June, say the members of the school's PTA, who have written to the Anne Arundel County school board president and Gov. William Donald Schaefer."
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 26, 1996
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 18, the first Patuxent Valley Middle School cleanup day.On that day, volunteers will spread mulch around a nature trail, remove the grasping Japanese honeysuckle as well as other exotic weeds, and in general make the grounds of the school a better place for wildlife and students.After a morning of painting lines on the basketball courts, repainting doors, pulling weeds and spreading mulch, the stalwart crews will sit down to a well-deserved picnic. As many hands make light work, anyone who wishes to participate is welcome.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,Sun Staff Writer | June 21, 1995
In an unprecedented action, a Harford County school board member has asked the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers Inc. to revoke the charter of the Havre de Grace Elementary School PTA.Richard W. Daub Jr. of Havre de Grace said the school's PTA president wrongfully involved himself in school personnel matters by calling for the ouster of Havre de Grace's principal, Franklin L. Tull. He requested that the charter be revoked in a letter to the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers, dated June 14. He presented the letter at a June 13 PTA meeting.
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