Church plans yard sale Saturday

September 06, 2011|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

Covenant Presbyterian Church will hold a yard sale Saturday at 8 a.m.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit area mission projects.  

A large number of items will be for sale, including baked goods. The sale will be held indoors.  

The church is off Jefferson Boulevard at 11833 Greenhill Drive.

For more information, call 301-790-2758.

Kiwanis bingo event planned

Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown will host a cash bingo Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Knights of Columbus, 20340 Leitersburg Pike. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo begins at 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets include 20 games of bingo. Games include cash King Tut, one mad money jar, tip jars, raffles, door prizes, 50/50 and numerous specials. Food will be available for purchase. A cash bar will be available.

For tickets, call 301-790-1462 (Gaye McGovern Insurance Agency), or mail checks to Gaye McGovern Insurance, 11373 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

This is a non-smoking event. Attendees must be 18 years or older.

Proceeds will benefit youth programs in Washington County.

Children's village golf tournament

Children's Village of Washington County Inc. will host its 17th annual Keep our Kids Safe Four Man Scramble Golf Classic Friday at Black Rock Golf Course. The putting contest begins at 11 a.m., and the shotgun start takes place at noon. The hole-in-one prize is a $22,000 cash prize.

Dinner follows the tournament. A bag lunch, sponsored by Provident Agency, will be provided. The entry fee costs $100 per person. Corporate sponsor packages are available, as well as hole- and cart-sponsor opportunities.


Register by calling 301-733-4443. All proceeds benefit the Children's Village life-safety education program.

Children's Village is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free life-safety education to elementary school children in Washington County.

Pen Mar

Fancy Brass will perform Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pen Mar Park as the summer concert series continues.

Everybody's Day has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

  • Today — "Brown Bag Your Medications," with Ita Kavanagh, 10 a.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 9 — Charades and Uno, 10 a.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 12 — Uno and word search, 10 a.m.

Smithsburg Middle  

From the principal's desk:

"We are off to a great start this year. Staff prepared throughout the summer to get ready for the opening of school. We are excited about the plans for the year and are eager to fully implement them. We believe the partnership between the school and home makes a significant difference in the performance of our students. Our goal is to stretch your children beyond what they believe they are capable of doing. We believe we have one of the best middle schools in the nation and we are poised to prove it. With your support and our staff's commitment, we can achieve our goals.

"EDLINE continues this year allowing you access to your child's school experience. EDLINE allows you access to your child's homework, grades, schedule and school calendar. If you have not activated your account, please do so as soon as possible. If you need support, feel free to call Jodi Smith at 301-766-6623.

"Our anti-bullying program also continues this year. No student should be bullied, harassed or intimidated at school. If you believe your child is being bullied, contact an administrator or a counselor. The issue will be immediately addressed following the WCPS anti-bullying process.

"Pride Friday will also be continued, sponsored by the Student Council. Our staff and students take a great deal of pride in our school community and demonstrate it each Friday. Wearing purple and gold on Fridays and supporting the theme of the week shows our school pride.

"Every child in our building meets with his/her mentor every Friday. The mentors develop a relationship with the mentees and make sure they are successful in school. Your child's mentor welcomes your support of the program. Feel free to contact your child's mentor.

"Academically, we are the top middle school in Washington County and will continue to maintain this status as we go forward. Our challenge this year will be to reach an even higher standard set by the Maryland State Department of Education on the state assessments. As we continue to achieve on the Maryland State Assessments, we have to begin planning for the implementation of the national Common Core Standards and the Maryland State Standards that support the national standards. These sets of standards will be measured by a new state test in the next few years. Our staff and students are up to the challenge. We look forward to continued academic growth this year.

"As your new principal, I look forward to meeting you on Back to School Night and sharing our successes and goals with you. I thank you for your continued support and for your outstanding children."

— Stephen Tarason, principal

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