Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Charity basketball game to be played at Rocky Hill

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Rocky Hill Middle School this week will hold the annual Willpower Game to raise money for two charities involved with cancer research and the family of Luis Jovel, the sixth-grader injured when he was struck by a car two weeks ago.

The game will take place Friday at 7 p.m. and parents of Rocky Hill students will play members of the school’s staff at the game. A silent auction and chicken dinner will begin at 5 p.m. the same day.

The money raised will go to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Principal’s Breakfast set for Thursday at Clarksburg

Clarksburg High School parents are invited to eat breakfast with the principal on Thursday.

Principal James Koutsos will welcome parents to the open forum 8-9 a.m. in the main office conference room. There is no planned agenda for the event. Light refreshments will be served.

Little Bennett to holdfinal parenting workshop

Little Bennett Elementary School will hold its final parents workshop of the year Thursday and the session will focus on communication.

The event will start at 7 p.m. in the school’s all-purpose room. The title of the session is ‘‘Positive Parenting Tips: How to Effectively Communicate with your Child.”

Two guests from the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Peter Meleney, the youth program manager of the center, and Jacob Stone, the outreach specialist, will talk about positive listening skills and alternatives to punishment.

Three schools to hold Scholastic book fairs

A local elementary school and a middle school will hold Scholastic book fairs.

Clearspring Elementary School’s book fair will run through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. The fair will also be open on Friday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Baker Middle School’s book fair began will continue until Thursday. It will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the school’s media center.

Woodfield Elementary School’s buy one, get one free book fair will start Monday and contiue all next week. Hours are 8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. every day and 3-8 p.m. Wednesday.

The PTA will have a cart at the cashier’s table to place any books you want to buy to donate to the media center. For more information send an e-mail to Lori Slingluff at

Parents of Clarksburgfootball players meet

Clarksburg High School football Coach Larry Hurd will hold a meeting for parents of students interested in playing on the football team at 7 p.m. Monday in the school’s cafeteria.

Help spruce up WoodfieldElementary’s grounds

Woodfield Elementary School is holding a Beautification Day Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your own rakes, shovels, gloves and flowers for planting to help.

Rockwell SummerEnrichment Program

The deadline for applying for the Rockwell Elementary School summer enrichment program is May 29 for students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

Summer sessions will start July 7 and run through Aug. 1. The sessions are four weeks long and the daily sessions run 9 a.m. to noon. Applications are available in the main office of the school and should be returned to the student’s homeroom teacher.

Time for kindergartenorientation

Parents of students in the Clarksburg and Damascus clusters that are planning to enter their children into kindergarten next year are invited to call their school to set up an appointment for kindergarten orientation.

The remaining schedule of orientations at local schools is as follows:

*Little Bennett Elementary School, Thursday and Friday.

Clarksburg High School PTSA scholarship available

The Clarksburg High School PTSA is offering a scholarship to one senior and applications are now available.

The scholarship will be awarded based on grade-point average, extracurricular activities and an essay. The deadline for applying is Friday and applications are available in Room 227 of the high school.

For more information, contact Mike Dixon at

Cedar Grovescholarship available

High school seniors that graduated from Cedar Grove Elementary School can apply for a $250 scholarship offered by the Cedar Grove PTA.

The scholarship was created in memory of Steven Turner and applications are due by 3 p.m. May 23. Contact Debbie Opiekun at or call 301-540-2465 for more information.

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