Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007

Back-to-school nights planned for September

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*Bel Pre Elementary School: 7 p.m. Sept. 20.

*Brookhaven Elementary School: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 18.

*Burnt Mills Elementary School: Sept. 18 for kindergarten through second grade and Sept. 20 for third grade through fifth grade.

*Cannon Road Elementary School: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 18 for kindergarten through second grade and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 for third grade through fifth grade.

*Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5.

*Fairland Elementary School: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 18.

*Forest Knolls Elementary School: 6:45 p.m. Sept. 20 for kindergarten through second grade and 6:45 p.m. Sept. 27 for third grade through fifth grade.

*Galway Elementary School: Sept. 5 for kindergarten and first grade, Sept. 6 for second grade and third grade, and Sept. 12 for fourth grade and fifth grade.

*Highland Elementary School: Sept. 27

*Jackson Road Elementary School: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5.

*Oakland Terrace Elementary School: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 5 for kindergarten through second grade and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 for third grade through fifth grade.

*Rock View Elementary School: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5.

*William Tyler Page Elementary School: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 5.

*Rolling Terrace Elementary School: Sept. 4 for pre-kindergarten through second grade and Sept. 11 for third grade through fifth grade.

*Sherwood Elementary School: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 for third grade through fifth grade and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 for kindergarten through second grade.

*Stonegate Elementary School: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 for kindergarten through second grade and from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6 for third grade through fifth grade. A PTA picnic will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 20.

*Viers Mill Elementary School: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6.

*Woodlin Elementary School: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4 for third grade through fifth grade and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 for kindergarten through second grade.

*Argyle Middle School: Sept. 11.

*Benjamin Banneker Middle School: 7 p.m. Sept. 4. A picnic will be held Sept. 17.

*William H. Farquhar Middle School: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 11.

*A. Mario Loiederman Middle School: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 30.

*White Oak Middle School: 7 p.m. Sept. 6.

*Takoma Park Middle School: 7 p.m. Sept. 10.

*James Hubert Blake High School: 7 p.m. Sept. 27.

*Montgomery Blair High School: 7 p.m. Sept. 6.

*Albert Einstein High School: 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

*Paint Branch High School: 7 p.m. Sept. 26.

*Springbrook High School: 7 p.m. Sept. 19.

*Wheaton High School: Sept. 11.

Georgian Forest ES holds parent meeting

The Georgian Forest Elementary School parent meeting held at the Peppertree Farm Community Center Aug. 16 featured 200 families to welcome Aara Davis, the new principal, Peter Moran, vice principal, and many new and returning staff. More than 20 staff members attended the voluntary event.

Several merchants in the Aspen Hill area, including Chipotle, Dominos Pizza, Panera Bread and Party City, donated food and decorations.

Interfaith Chapel of Leisure World and the Kiwanis Club of Leisure World delivered five carloads of school supplies, donated by the community, to Georgian Forest Elementary School Aug. 16.

Students receive donated backpacks

Students at Harmony Hills Elementary School were presented with backpacks Aug. 24 as a part of the Backpack Donation Program. Selected students at Burnt Mills Elementary School and Fairland Elementary School will also receive backpacks. In total, 300,000 backpacks will be distributed to at-risk students ages 5 to 12 throughout the U.S. and Canada, according to a news release from Montgomery County Government.

The backpacks are specifically designed to meet the needs of students in kindergarten through fifth grade, sporting two front pockets, a net side pocket, and wide padded straps.

The Backpack Donation Program is co-sponsored by the Office Depot Foundation and the National Foundation for Women Legislators. The Office Depot Foundation will also partner with several other organizations that focus on education, domestic abuse and national disaster relief, to distribute more backpacks.

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