March 5, 2012
FROM: Patti Caplan
Public Information Office
The following announcements have been approved by the Public Information Office for school notices and
distribution. Please feel free to contact the Public Information Office at 410-313-6682 if you have any questions.
Schools may publish any or all of the following announcements in their school newsletters when time and
space permit. These notices should be clearly identified as “Community Notices” and preceded by a
statement indicating that the events are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Howard County Public
Employment Opportunity for Students, Teachers, and Parents
The Howard County Board of Elections is currently hiring Election Judges for the upcoming 2012 Presidential
Primary Election on April 3, 2012 and General Election on Nov. 6, 2012. This opportunity is open to students who
are at least 17 years old but will be 18 by November 6, 2012, and other individuals over 18 who are registered
Maryland voters. Schools are closed for Election Day so take advantage of this opportunity to perform a valuable
and rewarding civic service and get paid as well! Compensation for the day is $165 plus $30 for two hours of
training. For a complete list of Election Judges qualifications visit
For further information or to sign up, please call the Howard County Board of Elections at 410-313-5820 and ask
for Carol Hart (ex. 82006) or Kimberly Phillips (ext 82007).
GET INVOLVED AND REMEMBER TO VOTE
Cedar Lane School Presents the 15th Annual Walk for Our Stars
April 28, 2012 10:00 am Maple Lawn Community Center
Come join this fun, non-competitive walk, run, or stroll. All money raised will be used to support students with
significant special needs and staff. Funds will go toward the purchase of specialized equipment, the school's
cultural arts program, student field trips, and additional staff development opportunities. Please support The Walk
and help those who can't walk to learn to stand on their own, and those who can't speak to find their voice. For
further information please contact Cedar Lane School at 410-888-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics
Competitions - Cheer on Howard County schools teams at the upcoming competitions:
March 8, 9, and 10, 2012 - Chesapeake Regional Competition at Baltimore Convention Center (Atholton HS,
Hammond HS, Glenelg HS, Mt. Hebron HS, Marriotts Ridge HS, River Hill HS).
March 29, 30, and 31 - DC Regional Competition and the Washington Convention Center (Atholton HS,
Hammond HS and Wilde Lake HS).
The FIRST Robotics Competition features teams of approximately 25 high school students working with volunteer
mentors to design and build a robot in six weeks from a kit of common key parts. This year's challenge, Robot
Rumble, is played between two Alliances of three teams each. Each Alliance competes by trying to score as
many of the basketballs in the hoops as possible during the 2-minute and 15-second match.
Leadership U Seeks High School Candidates for 2012 Program www.leadershiphc.org
High school sophomores interested in developing their leadership skills and learning more about Howard County
are invited to apply to Leadership U, a leadership development and community service program sponsored by
Leadership Howard County. Designed for students entering their junior year in high school, the Leadership U
program empowers students to learn by doing. Students work in teams to discuss, reflect upon and develop
solutions for problems that affect them and their peers in the community. They also develop mentoring
relationships with adult community leaders, learn about Howard County’s government, businesses and services,
and hone their presentation skills. All high school sophomores who live in Howard County are eligible to apply.
Information and applications are available in guidance offices, or online at www.leadershiphc.org
Application deadline: March 9, 2012
Information or questions: Diane Freedman: email@example.com
The Howard County Conservancy is seeking Volunteer Naturalists for its Spring 2012 field trip programs.
Naturalists will assist Conservancy staff during field trips by leading nature-oriented hikes on the Conservancy’s
232-acre historic farm property. Spring field trips are offered during April and May, and naturalists are asked to
lead a minimum of three hikes. Training takes place Thursdays in March for the elementary program and
Tuesdays for the secondary program. Training runs from 9:30 a.m.-12: 30 p.m.; participants will receive a manual
and learn ecological concepts as well as the history, plant life, and wildlife of Howard County. The cost for
materials is $10. Call 410-465-8877 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candlelight Concert Society, Inc.
Invitation to the Dance - Soyeon Lee Pianist, Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m. Pre-Concert talk at 7:15 PM. Horowitz
Performing Arts Center, Smith Theatre, HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Adult $30; Seniors $28;
Student $12 www.candlelightconcerts.org or 410-997-2324.
Columbia Figure Skating Club presents Wicked and Oz.
Skaters from beginners to national competitors will bring to life Wicked, The Wiz, Wizard of Oz, The Muppets,
Peter & the Wolf, and Tangled. Saturday March 24, 3-6 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Columbia Ice
Rink / Oakland Mills Village Center. Tickets: $12. Children 2 and under FREE. Tickets available at
Annual Italian Dinner - St. Louis Catholic Church Youth Ministry – Sunday, March 11, 1:30-6:30 p.m.;
St. Louis Auditorium off Rts. 108 & 32. Spaghetti with homemade meatballs and sauce (or lasagna if you prefer).
All meals include soda/coffee/tea, salad, garlic bread, and homemade desserts.
Tickets: $9/adult, $5/children (10 & under), $12/Lasagna, $15/Combo Spaghetti/Lasagna & $35/Immediate family
of 6. Proceeds support Youth Ministry activities. PEAK TIME IS 4:30-6 p.m., SO AVOID DINNER RUSH by
coming before 4 pm! Call 410-531-6668 for more info!
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory will hold its annual GIRL POWER event on Sun., March 11 at the
Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center, 3-5 p.m. Includes demonstrations, activities and many women
scientists and engineers to talk with. This FREE event focuses on encouraging girls to learn about careers in
STEM by actually talking with women in those careers. For directions go to www.jhuapl.edu. Find maps and
directions. For a recorded weather announcement or to leave a message call 443-778-6125.
Children’s Services is accepting nominations for the 13 annual Celebrating Successes for Children
ceremony hosted by County Executive Ken Ulman and the Howard County Office of Children’s Services. The
awards honor people, programs or businesses that make a difference in Howard County and serve children in
one of several categories. 410-313-1940 or email@example.com. Deadline is March 16.
It's "Kangaroo Kids Day in Howard County, Maryland" at the 2012 Spring Jump Rope Festival - Saturday,
March 17, from 9 to 5, at Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, 5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City 21043.
Workshop instruction for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels followed by a jump rope show! For
additional information and registration, contact Michele McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kid Empowerment SUMMER CAMP
Leadership FUN-damentals and Smashing ANTs Summer Camps use a variety of enlightening activities to
teach powerful life skills and success strategies. Smashing ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) teaches how
to recognize self-limiting thoughts, how to guard against them, and even how to smash them, all in a fun-filled way
in which your children barely realize they’re learning empowering life skills. Campers learn how to develop
leadership skills and how to behave in a way that makes a difference in their own lives and the world around
them. Day and half day programs available for grades 1-8 (separated by age). Program is expanding to 6
separate weeks and a new Clarksville site. Register by March 19 for special discount. Visit
www.SmashingANTs.com for more information and registration. Contact: Nancy Sheain at 410-707-6288 or
“Open Mike Night” Teen Event - Slayton House Stage - 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia
Friday, March 23, from 7-10 p.m. Guests will enjoy six 15-minute performances by local teens. Admission is $5
and includes pizza, sodas and dessert. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Town Center by calling 410-
730-4744. Tickets also available at the door. Contact Carol Hoblemann at email@example.com or
Asia Culture Café The Columbia Association, in collaboration with the Howard County Library System (HCLS),
invites the community to participate in an Asia Culture Café highlighting the cultures of East and Southeast Asia.
This FREE family event will held on Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm at HCLS’ Miller Branch at 9421
Frederick Rd. in Ellicott City. Families are invited to enjoy the cultures of East and Southeast Asia during an
afternoon of displays, dance performances, music, activities for children, painting demonstrations and other
cultural arts. Families can pick up a Culture Café Passport upon arrival and complete it for door prizes. Light
refreshments will be provided. No RSVP necessary. http://issuu.com/ca-
For more information, contact Laura Smit at 410-715-3162 or email International@ColumbiaAssociation.org. or
visit Miller Branch Library, www.hclibrary.org.
Glen Mar United Methodist Church in Ellicott City will hold three Vacation Bible School sessions this summer
for three year olds through current sixth-graders. Two are daytime sessions for children and one is an evening
family session (each child must have at least one adult attend the whole evening). Visit www.glenmarumc.org to
register. For more information, contact Margaret Prechtl at 410-465-4995 ext. 204 or
Glen Mar United Methodist Church in Ellicott City will hold one-week summer camp sessions from June 18-July
27. These sessions are for children who will be 4 years old by June 1 - children currently in fifth grade.
Information and registration is available at www.glenmarumc.org,Camp@glenmarumc, or 410-465-4995 ext. 212.
Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls age 8 - 13 years old. The programs
combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the
programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. The lessons
promote self-challenge instead of competition; self-worth instead of societal worth; and cooperation instead of
rivalry. The girls will meet after school twice a week for 10 weeks with the season-ending 5k to be held on May 19
in Howard County. We meet at various elementary and middle schools throughout the county starting the week of
March 5. To register your daughter, go to www.gotrcentralmd.org and click on register!
Join Girl Scouts today!
Have fun discovering new people, places and adventures. Have fun supporting your community, become eligible
for scholarships all while becoming a great leader! If you’re interested, please contact Sandi Miller at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit gssu657.scoutlander.com Now accepting girls in grades K-12
Information or questions: Diane Freedman: email@example.com
Allied Sports Camp – sponsored by River Hill HS Boosters
June 18-22 –Register by June 18
Camp Fees: One Session: $160 a week, morning and afternoon sessions: $320
The River Hill Allied Sports camp will be run by Special Education teachers, staff, high school and college age
students who have a passion for working with students with special needs. Morning sessions will be a filled with a
variety of sports games played inside and out-side. If you decide to stay for the afternoon session, lunch will be at
noon followed by more fun activities. The Allied Sports Camp will be offered to any student, 9-21, who currently
has an IEP. We ask that parents/guardians provide us with any information about their child to best accommodate
them for the camp. (ie: behaviors, allergies, if any one to one assistance etc.) If you are interested in participating
in this non-competitive structured camp and do not have an IEP please contact the director for more information
i9 Sports - Register now for the 2012 Spring Programs - Flag Football, Soccer, T-ball, and Basketball. Fun for
boys and girls ages 3-14. All programs are for 8 weeks starting after Spring Break. Registration deadline is
3/12/12 - $20 late fee added after this date. Practice and Play on Same Day! NO Fundraisers! NO Mandatory
Volunteering! To find more information, register online www.i9sports.com or call 443-485-4202.
Ellicott City Patriots Youth Football and Cheer is looking for kids interested in playing football or cheering in
the fall of 2012. We have teams that cover the ages of 6 - 13 and we compete in the largest football and cheer
conference in the state of Maryland - Mid-Maryland Youth Football and Cheer League. We are conducting football
clinics this spring and summer. Participants of all skill levels and experience are encouraged to join. For more
information contact Director of Football Operations Mark Grisham at 443-253-0355 or firstname.lastname@example.org for
dates and time. Early registration in March or visit www.ecpatriots.com (for last season pictures).
Atholton Youth Recreation Association - Baseball season is right around the corner! Spring registration is now
open for all AYRA baseball leagues. To register online, and to find out more information, go to www.AYRA.com.
HCYP 2012 Youth Summer Baseball Camp, powered by Baseball Factory, will take place across two weeks
in July. Each week includes an opportunity for player’s ages 7-11 and ages 12-15. All proceeds benefit the
Baseball Factory & Team One Foundation, the non-profit arm of Baseball Factory designed to give
underprivileged children an opportunity to enhance their life through baseball and education. Space is limited.
Week 1 July 9-13, Kiwanis-Wallas Park 9-1, Week 2: July 16-20, Kiwanis-Wallas Park, 9-1 Players ages 7-11 and
12-15 call 800-641-4487 or www.baseballfactory.com/mdtraining Discount available if postmarked by April 1.
BYM Quaker Camps offer 1, 2 and 4 week residential sessions available between June 30 and August
12. Activities include: hiking, canoeing, climbing, art, music, nature, and more in a healthy, supportive,
affordable, friendly community open to all. Please see our website for more information and to apply
online! www.bymcamps.org or call 717-481-4870.
Eagles Elite Lacrosse Camp, sponsored by CHS Boosters, is an exciting and comprehensive girls-only lacrosse
camp, to be held at Centennial HS from June 18-21. Campers, ages 7-14, will work with experienced staff to learn
new techniques and improve their overall game. For additional information contact Kirsten Neal at 443-745-6465
or at Kirsten_Neal@hcpss.org.
Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC) stands as one of the country's foremost youth soccer associations and
is home to 6,000 local soccer players. Emphasis is placed on player development, physical fitness, teamwork,
and enjoyment of the game. Don't let your child become a "couch potato." Have him/her come outside, get some
exercise, and join in the fun. Register today at www.sackick.com for spring 2012. Or email to email@example.com.
Dragons Elite Boys’ Basketball Camp www.glenelg.org/summer
Glenelg Country School, 12793 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City / 410-531-8600
Weekdays, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$249 for Week 3 (Jul 2-6) / $309 for Week 4 (Jul 9-13) / $309 for Week 5 (Jul 16-20)
*includes catered lunch and camp T-shirt
Coming off a successful first campaign in the MIAA-A Conference and a MIAA-B Conference Championship in
2011, Coach Kevin Quinlan will offer intensive skills training for competitive basketball players who dream of
achieving success on the high school court and beyond. More information is available at
www.glenelg.org/summer under Sport Camps. Or contact Coach Q. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-505-4707.
Online registration available.
The following organizations have been approved for distribution of materials in the Howard County Public Schools
AAUW (American Association of University Women)
Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Howard County
Amazing Futures Foundation, Inc (Kid Empowerment – Smashing Ants Program)
American Red Cross
Atholton Swim Club
AYRA Baseball Inc.
Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland
Baltimore Yearly Meeting Religious Society
Bethany Community Church – Laurel
Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church
Boy Scouts of America
Candlelight Concert Society
Celebration Church (Assembly of the Church of God)
Children of Separation & Divorce (COSD)
Church of the Nazarene
College Savings Plans of MD
Columbia Area Mothers of Multiples (CAMOM)
Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts
Columbia Figure Skating
Columbia Ice Rink
Crosslife Community Church
Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department
Elkridge Youth Organization, Inc.
Ellicott City Patriots, Inc.
Ellicott City Volunteer Fireman’s Association
First Baptist Church
General Ministerial Assembly of the Church of God
George Washington University College of Professional Studies
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Glen Mar United Methodist Church
Greater Laurel Soccer Club Inc.
Harriday’s Fitness & Karate
Healing Dimensions Foundation, Inc.
HoCoPoLitSo (Howard County Poetry and Literature Society)
Howard Community College
Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club, Inc.
Howard County Autism Society Inc.
Howard County Conservancy
Howard County Office of Children’s Services – Department of Citizen Services (The CARE Center,
Child and Adolescent Resources)
Howard County Recreation and Parks
Howard County Youth Hockey Club
Howard County Youth Program (HCYP)
Jewish Congregation of Laurel Inc.
Johns Hopkins University
Kennedy Krieger Children’s Hospital Inc.
Laurel-Beltsville Oasis, Inc.
League of Woman Voters of Howard County
Mensa Education and Research
Middle Patuxent Nursery School
Mutts Matter Rescue, Inc.
National Family Resiliency Center, Inc.
Olney Childrens Ballet Theater
Orthodox Church of St. Matthew
Oseh Shalom Congregation and Religious School
Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Patuxent Reservoirs Watershed Protection Group
Sandy Spring Friends School
Shen Yun Performing Arts in DC
Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC)
Soccer Association of Western Howard County
St. John’s Episcopal Church
St. Stephens Economic Development Corporation – Youngstars Child Development Center
Success in Style/Charity’s Closet
University of MD College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
UMBC Summer Day Camp
Upward Basketball & Cheerleading (Columbia Presbyterian & Crossroads Church)
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
YMCA of the Greater Baltimore Area, Inc.
Young Women’s Giving Circle