School briefs

September 18, 2006

Eastern Family Night workshop set for Thursday

Eastern Elementary School will host an Eastern Family Night workshop Thursday.

The workshop, coordinated by Family and Community Partnership Coordinator Kelly Morton and school counselor Misti Winders, will be at the Memorial Recreation Center on North Avenue, beginning with a dinner at 5:30 p.m.

The workshop is open to students in kindergarten, first grade and second grade, and parents.

Morton, Winders, second-grade teacher Stacy Kauffman and kindergarten teacher Charlene Bradley will provide interactive learning activities for students and families. Child care and interpreters will be available.

The workshop is sponsored by Title I, Trinity Lutheran Church and Sam's Club.

For information, call Morton at 301-766-8127 or Winders at 301-766-8129.

'Fridays at the Library' is scheduled for Oct. 13

The next "Fridays at the Library" for home schoolers will be Friday, Oct. 13, in the computer lab at the Washington County Free Library.


The elementary program will be from 1 to 2 p.m., and the high school program will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Middle school students may choose either session.

The program will teach the best techniques for searching the Internet.

No registration is required.

Vaccines offered to elementary school students and staff

The Washington County Health Department and Washington County Public Schools will offer free influenza nasal vaccines to all elementary school students and for adult professional and support staff younger than 49.

The program is voluntary, and parents must provide permission for students to receive the vaccine.

General information letters will be mailed home to parents of all elementary students, according to a press release from the school system. By Oct. 1, parents will receive a second letter with a parental consent form that must be returned to the schools by Oct. 5.

The vaccines are scheduled to be given to students and staff in the schools during the week of Oct. 23, with makeup dates scheduled for the week of Oct. 30.

Students younger than 9 will receive a booster in January 2007, according to the press release.

For information, call the Washington County Health Department at 240-313-3256.

Rotary gives scholarships at Juniata leadership camp

District 7350 Rotary clubs - which includes Rotary clubs in Washington County - provided scholarships to 42 high school juniors and seniors in June to attend a leadership camp at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa.

Known as Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), the program provides education and training for young people who demonstrate leadership potential, according to a Rotary press release.

Students participated in team building programs, community service projects and leadership development training during the weeklong camp.

The Rotary Club of Waynesboro sponsored Janeen Tornow and J.T. Spangler.

For information about Rotary International or RYLA, go to

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