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Hood seeks host families for foreign students

August 06, 1999

FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College needs host families for foreign students. Hosts or "adopted" families help many of these students make a smooth transition into American culture.

Host families do not provide living quarters for international students because the students live on campus. Instead, host families are asked to include their students in family-oriented activities, like picnics or shopping excursions.

Hood's Host Family Program is growing and seeking more host families this year.

Volunteer families may be single parents or may have no children or grown children.

International students will start arriving at Hood Thursday, Aug. 19, to start the 1999-2000 academic year with classes beginning Monday, Aug. 30. Families interested in hosting a student or in receiving information should contact Kiran Chadda or Sara Waldron at 1-301-696-3799 by Sunday, Aug. 15.

Wilson has openings in preschool classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson Child Care Center still has some openings for fall preschool classes, which begin Monday, Aug. 23. Parents of preschoolers ages 3 to 5 can call Cheryl Wietry at 1-717-262-2030 for information.

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Wilson Child Care Center is licensed by Department of Public Welfare and has been serving the Cumberland Valley for nearly 15 years.

Housed in Prentis Hall, the center enrolls two classes of preschoolers and one class of toddlers. The center serves as an experimental learning environment for students interested in child development or early childhood education while providing parents in the Cumberland Valley with supervision for their children.

 

Shook Home offers 'Staying Active' program

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Shook Home is sponsoring a one-hour educational program titled "Staying Active" Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., in Chambersburg. The program is free and is being presented by Becky Hege, exercise physiologist from Physical Therapy Associates.

R.S.V.P. to the Shook Home at 1-717-264-6815.

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