Release Date: 1/7/2013
Contact: Charles Herndon

BCPS News Tips – The Week of January 5 – 12, 2013

Activities, Events, and News from Baltimore County Public Schools

Wednesday, January 9

Lansdowne Elementary School hosts Family Reading Night

Lansdowne Elementary School children and family members are invited to the school’s Family Reading Night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school at 2301 Alma Road in Lansdowne. In addition to a plethora of reading activities, the event will feature a visit from the BCPS Parentmobile, a rolling, retrofitted school bus that travels to schools, community events, local businesses, and neighborhoods to help parents and community members access information relative to education.

Contact: Jane Lichter, Lansdowne Elementary School, 410.887.1408

Thursday, January 10

Halethorpe Elementary School rings in the new year with its winter concert

Fifth-grade students at Halethorpe Elementary School will perform their winter concert at the school, 4300 Maple Avenue in Halethorpe, beginning at 7 p.m. The snow date will be Tuesday, January 15. The children, led by instrumental teacher Kristen Trumpler, will present a selection of seasonal and satisfying music. In addition, the school will host a Homework and MSA Night as well from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Contact: Cheryl Fearer or Jill Carter, Halethorpe Elementary School, 410.887.1406

65th Annual Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner to honor Baltimore County educators

Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance will congratulate more than a dozen Baltimore County Public Schools teachers from schools across eastern Baltimore County as they receive Outstanding Educator Awards from business leaders at the 65th Annual Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce Awards and Installation Dinner. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Martin's Eastwind, 9000 Pulaski Highway, in Middle River.

Contact: Charles Herndon, Office of Communications, 410.887.6111

Blending magic and learning at Vincent Farm Elementary School to combat bullying

Vincent Farm Elementary School will host “The Bully Plan," an evening anti-bullying assembly that will feature magic and humor from licensed therapist Paul Hadfield. The free assembly, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria, will be followed by students and families forming a “chain of promises" to promote respect for one another and a stand against bullying from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. The school is located at 6019 Ebenezer Road in White Marsh.

Contact: Daylene Booth or Anne Gold, Vincent Farm Elementary School, 410.887. 2983

Friday, January 11

Edmondson Heights Elementary School hosts “Theatre Night 2013"

The Edmondson Heights Elementary School Student Theatre Group will host “Theatre Night 2013" beginning at 7 p.m. at the school, located at 1600 Langford Road in Woodlawn. The Theatre Group, an afterschool drama program for students in Grades 4 and 5, brings a bit of Broadway to Baltimore by performing three short, family-friendly plays -- “A Matter of Taste," Tikki Tikki Tembo," and “The Tortoise and the Hare." The performances are free and will be held in the school’s multi-purpose room.

Contact: Christopher Providence, Edmondson Heights Elementary School, 410.887.0818

Saturday, January 12

Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance to deliver keynote address at Morgan State University scholarship event

BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance will give the keynote address at the 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Woodlawn. With more than 800 expected to attend, the event is sponsored by the Howard L. Cornish Metropolitan Baltimore chapter of the MSU National Alumni Association and will recognize a variety of Morgan State University staff, faculty, and students. The theme of Dr. Dance’s remarks is “The Dream is Still Alive."

Contact: Diana Spencer, Office of Communications, 410.887.4243

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