Friday, November 9, 2012
Thanks to help from Clement Hardware in Severna Park, Belvedere Elementary School was able to take supplies to New Jersey to aid Sandy victims.
After Hurricane Sandy, Belvedere Elementary teacher Kaitlin Paul decided to collect supplies and take them to her hometown of Toms River, NJ. Paul informed the staff at Belvedere of what she was doing and asked for their help—the response was overwhelming. "I sent out an email to my friends in Baltimore and I asked my principal if I could send it to the staff," Paul said. "I only had two days to collect stuff because I was leaving on Friday after work. I didn’t expect that much. But people at home brought stuff to my house and filled up my kitchen and people at work brought two bags each and I couldn’t fit it all in my car." In just 24 hours, Paul and the staff at Belvedere pulled together enough clothing, dry goods, and toiletries to fill…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Planning for Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ youngest students involves valuable parental input.
Though Hurricane Irene backed up timing a few days, it’s back-to-school time for all students across the Broadneck peninsula and most are returning to what they have come to know as a routine school day. But for some parents and young children, school is a totally new experience. Anne Arundel County Public Schools offers an early childhood program that provides instructional services to not only kindergarten but pre-kindergarten students as well. Kindergarten Kindergarten teachers have been busily reading notes from preschools where their new students have previously attended and been meeting with their pupils’ parents, gathering special and valuable input so that the teacher can adequately know the child’s true promise and challenges. “…
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Students from Belvedere, Arnold, and Cape St. Claire elementary schools bring home honors from countywide competition.
The Anne Arundel Public School’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)Elementary School Science Fair was held at Severna Park Middle School on May 18 and 19. Students from Arnold, Belvedere, and Cape St. Claire elementary schools entered the competition and several walked away among the top entries. Projects were submitted by dozens of third, fourth and fifth graders from throughout the county. The local winners were: Arnold Elementary Student Grade Project Place Category Alianna Jacobs 5th Oil Filtering First Environmental Sophie Jacobs 3rd Cricket Bait Second Environmental Kaylie Jerdal 4th We Play vs. Wii Play Basketball Honorable Mention Medicine and Health Belvedere Elementary Student Grade Project Place …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Troop 1832 completes a variety of service activities benefitting locals schools and nonprofits.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Submitted by Danielle M. Brown This Friday, Girl Scout Junior Troop 1832 of service unit 644, lead by Danielle Brown and Kammy Curry, will bridge up to Cadettes at the Mariners Church. The troop, made up of 13 girls, most whom have been together since first grade, will graduate from both Cape St. Claire and Belvedere Elementary on June 14. As a parting thank you to both schools, the troop created a stepping stone and planted a butterfly bush at Cape St. Claire, and supported Belvedere’s “Recycle-Thon” by making a monetary donation. The girls were very busy over this past year with planning and implementing their Bronze Award. On Saturday, March 5, the troop hosted a “Fashion Day” event for 64 Brownies. They helped the Brownies earn their …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Elementary school hosts unique fundraiser for cystic fibrosis research.
Every spring, Wendy West takes off a day and leads students from Belvedere Elementary School (BES) in a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis, raising thousands for research. For West, the day is personal. West’s daughter, Megan, was diagnosed with the disease when she was 4 years old. Though she takes 30 pills and needs four naps daily, Megan’s determination to live her life to the fullest is West’s inspiration. “She is really an amazing kid,” said West, as she busily prepared to lead the primary grades through the fundraising event. “She has a 4.44 GPA, is in the National Honor Society, loves to Zumba, and despite being hospitalized last summer, made the JV soccer team this year.” Meghan inspires the entire school community at Belvedere. She …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The PTA at Belvedere Elementary School hosted a fun, family-friendly, healthy alternative to the average school fundraiser.
Everyone emerged a winner on Saturday at Belvedere Elementary School's Fitness for the Future 5k. The 1-mile walk and 5k run were put into action by the PTA as a way to encourage students, teachers, friends and families to participate in a healthy activity while raising money for the school. "This year's proceeds will be put towards technology in the school and enrichment programs for our students," said PTA president and Race Director Dawn Orso. The PTA worked tirelessly to organize the event, recruit sponsors and even held a pre-race pasta dinner to fill up on carbs the night before. Excitement was in the morning air as spectators and participants cheered each other on. Encouragements like, "You can do it!" and, "Come on girls, finish …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
A beautiful weekend on tap and lots of activities to keep Broadneck residents healthy and entertained.
1) Fun Runs Belvedere Elementary Fitness for the Future Fun Run When/Where: Saturday, 8 a.m., Belvedere Elementary School. Why Go: Help Belvedere Elementary raise funds to purchase new technology in the classrooms. Be sure to check out the pasta dinner to load up on carbs the night before the race. Price: $25 for age 12 and older, and $15 for age 11 and younger. Cape St. Claire Elementary School Fun Run When/Where: Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Cape St. Claire Elementary School. Why Go: Enjoy a run through Cape St. Claire and help the local elementary school PTA. There will be prizes for all participants, and awards given out to top finishers in various categories. Price: $20 for adults and $12 for ages 5 to 14. 2) Broadneck and Severna …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
A roundup of races in Anne Arundel County and nearby areas offers runners, and some walkers, a chance to get fit this spring.
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Saturday, April 23, 2011
The arrival of warm weather means that there is no longer a good excuse to avoid lacing up the running shoes. For those who want to test themselves against some fellow pavement pounders, there are plenty of local races in the next few weeks. Many of these 5K and “fun run” events raise money for a good cause, with a number of PTAs for local schools getting in on the action. Here’s a list of races in the area during the next several weeks. April 23 Annapolis Youth 5K Fit and Family Fun Run The 5K starts and stops at the south end zone of the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis and goes through the neighboring community of Admiral Heights. It is a hilly and challenging course. Proceeds go to the Admiral Heights community. Entry …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Belvedere Elementary special education teacher Janice Diane Gambino leaves a legacy of caring.
Janice Diane Gambino, who passed away last week at the age of 52, had many roles. The longtime Arnold resident was the mother of three girls, a health expert and blogger, and a huge supporter of the Annapolis Junior Rowing Association. But for the young children with special needs at Belvedere Elementary School, she was so much more. Felicia Denn was the speech language therapist for Gambino’s class that was part of the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program at Belvedere Elementary. “Jan's knowledge of special needs children was immense. She shared that knowledge through her actions with both the families and her colleagues,” said Denn. “Jan has taught me many things about autism and behavior modifications for young children. We …
Saturday, March 19, 2011
March is “Arts in Our School” Month, and Broadneck area schools celebrated this week.
Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March that emphasizes the value of art education for all children. Whether it’s visual or performing arts, the Broadneck area is brimming with local talent, and area residents were treated to a variety of opportunities to recognize and appreciate those talents this past week. The visual art talents of local students were on display both at the Broadneck Library as well as Broadneck High School for the annual “Bruins Arts Festival.” The event included displays of the works of elementary, middle and high school students from all Broadneck cluster schools, including: Arnold, Belvedere, Broadneck, Cape St. Claire, and Windsor Farm elementary schools, Severn and Magothy River middle schools, and …