Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Young women invited to learn about careers

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Young women in middle and high school are invited to explore traditional and non-traditional careers at a workshop on Saturday at Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg.

The Xi Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Sisters in Success organization at the school are sponsoring the workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the school, 10301 Apple Ridge Road.

The workshop is open to sixth through twelfth grade students. For more information, contact S. Floyd at 240-632-9389 or e-mail to akaxso@comcast.net.

A way with words

Second-graders learning to write persuasive letters at Strawberry Knoll Elementary School in Gaithersburg were so successful in their work that they ‘‘persuaded” school Principal Frank Kaplan to invite Mayor Sidney A. Katz to speak at the school.

The students wrote ‘‘...it would be educational. Also it would be free,” according to Principal Intern Susan A. Zimmerman-Orozco. Katz will speak to second-graders at ‘‘the Knoll” at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday.

Spring fair planned at Flower Hill Elementary

Flower Hill Elementary School is hosting its Spring Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the school, located at 18425 Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg.

‘‘We’re having a silent auction, we have games and crafts, there’s free food,” a Moon Bounce, sand art, tattoos, face painting, balloon animals, cake walk and more, said Kathleen Clawson, a PTA member.

Starting at noon, the fair will also have a fashion show starring kids from the school wearing clothes representing different ethnic cultures.

Paul Hadfield, a festival performer known as ‘‘The Funny Guy,” will go on stage at 2 p.m., Clawson said. The silent auction runs 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Community festival planned

Rock Terrace School in Rockville will host its annual International Community Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The free festival includes a flea market. A troupe of Chinese performers and music will entertain. There will be arts and crafts, a children’s area and a food court.

Rock Terrace School is located at 390 Martins Lane in Rockville. For more information, contact Pat Elder at 301-229-8317.

Book fair for QOHS

The Quince Orchard High School All-School Booster Club is working with Barnes & Noble at 21 Grand Ave. in Gaithersburg by hosting a book fair on Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of every sale to help the Booster Club support the 38 athletic teams and 65 clubs and organizations at the high school.

Special events include autographs and posing for photos with Quincy, the Cougar Mascot, from 6 to 9 pm. The Chamber Singers will perform at 7 p.m., followed by the Jazz Band at 8 p.m.

Autographed copies of Tim Kurkjian’s book ‘‘Is This a Great Game, or What? : From A-Rod’s Heart to Zim’s Head—My 25 Years in Baseball” will be available for purchase. Art displays and highlights about QOHS will be on display.

Tell the cashier that you support QO. The voucher number is 284950. For more information, visit http:⁄⁄qohs.org⁄orgs⁄booster-club⁄ or contact Cindy Matter at cindymatter03@aol.com.

Send your School Notes and story ideas by 10 a.m. Thursdays to Melissa A. Chadwick via e-mail at mchadwick@gazette.net, by fax to 301-670-7183 or by mail to 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Photos will also be considered.