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April 01, 2008|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

School notes

There will be no prekindergarten classes Friday, so make plans accordingly for your wee ones.

On Monday, the kindergartners at Funkstown will be traveling to the stars.

OK, so maybe not really the whole way to the stars, but they will be heading out of town to the planetarium to view celestial bodies.

Take some time to talk to your children about what they saw and learned, and remember back and share what you remembered.

Math night

What was your favorite subject in elementary school, and let me preface this by saying that lunch and recess don't count?

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I can honestly tell you that if we had had math nights at school, math might have gone up on my list.

On Monday night from 6 to 7 p.m., the second-graders will be having their math night.

Making sure the first-graders are not left out, they get their very own Math Night on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Story telling

Speaking of school subjects ... reading and English ... now you are talking right up my alley.

I was blessed to be raised by a mother who valued reading. We always had time for books and reading and this passion is something my children are adamant about.

There is a lady in town who has the incredible ability to take stories and bring them to life in a very imaginative way. Crystal Brown will be at the Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Basket bingos

Both the elementary school and high school have basket bingos going on this month and both are very worthwhile.

On Sunday, April 7, the Funkstown Lions Club will sponsor the second annual basket bingo to benefit the elementary school at the Funkstown Fire Hall.

All proceeds go to the elementary school.

Each basket will be filled with goodies and include the liner and protector.

There will also be three raffles for Longaberger products valued at more than $500. Tickets costs $20 and are available at the school. Food will be available for purchase.

Just one week later, on April 13, come back to Funkstown Fire Hall at noon for another basket bingo.

The doors open at noon and the first number will be called at 1:30 p.m.

There will be at least 20 games and baskets will include liners and be filled with goodies. Tickets cost $20 and half of the proceeds will go directly to the South Hagerstown High School.

Helping hand

There is a young lady in our community who was left paralyzed from an accident.

Andrea Wimmer has a dream of attending Hagerstown Community College, and after working hard and struggling with her paralysis the only thing in her way is transportation. With a wheelchair-accessible minivan, Andrea will be heading back to classes.

The Hair Cuttery and Texas Roadhouse are teaming up to get this dream realized. From Monday throough Thursday next week, if you bring in a flier and give it to your server, 10 percent of the cost of your food will be donated to the Andrea Wimmer fund.

Fliers can be picked up at the Hair Cuttery on Dual Highway right behind the Texas Roadhouse.

The fundraiser is good for both dine-in and carry-out.

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