Thursday, June 26, 2008

Second Annual Wolfest

Please join Wolfe Street Academy for our 2nd annual Wolfest street festival on Saturday, July 12, 2008 3-7pm

On Gough Street between Wolfe and Washington Streets Upper Fells Point; Admission is free.

  • Food by Arcos Restaurant, Michelle's Cafe & more
  • Celebrated children's storyteller Maria Broom (4pm)
  • Mexican traditional dance group Ballet Folklorico Mexico Vivo (5pm)
  • Arts & crafts activities with The Creative Alliance
  • Moon bounces, face painting, games, music, a raffle, dunking booth (with the Principal inside), sweets, etc!

For more information, please contact Connie Phelps at 410-409-8937, or

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Homebuying Clinic

Learn from a lawyer about:

* Buying and financing a home
* Understanding your mortgage
* Avoiding scams
* Foreclosure
* What happens if you rent and the property is foreclosed upon

Wednesday, July 2, 2008
4 PM
Collington Square School
1409 N. Collington Ave.

Light refreshments

Questions? Call Kelia Murray at 410-675-7000 or Sarah Morgan at 410-951-7729

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

NFTE Business Plan Competition

Hampstead Hill Academy sixth graders Denise Caba, Jenny Lockamy, and Cheyenne Jones placed second in NFTE's Middle School Business Plan Competition on May 28, 2008.

The students presented a PowerPoint presentation about their business plan to a panel of four judges at the University of Baltimore. They were awarded $500.

The group learned about business and created their plans this school year in Anthony McKinney's NFTE business class. Matthew Sitek from Accenture acted as the group's mentor.

The judges were so impressed by the presentation that they asked the group to stay behind to record a demo, which will be shown to future middle school and high school business classes. View the demo below.

Peace Canoe Parade

On June 4th City Springs School students and their Colliers Pinkard mentors showcased the canoes they built together at the Living Classrooms Foundation in the first-ever "Peace Canoe Parade"

The parade began at Living Classroom's Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum, where the City Springs Marching Band gave a rousing performance.

After being christened the canoes were placed in the harbor to prove their seaworthiness. Students, mentors, and teachers then paraded the canoes up South Caroline Street. An excited crowd at City Springs welcomed the cavalcade.

Since September 2007, City Springs School students and their Colliers Pinkard mentors have visited the Living Classrooms Foundation one day a month to build the peace canoes.

Gregory Pinkard, executive vice president of Colliers Pinkard, said that he wanted an effective way to build relationships with the children rather than just showing up at the school. "We have been mentoring students for 10 years,” said Mr. Pinkard, “and we are always trying to find unique ways to engage them.”

Nicole Keelty, vice president at Colliers Pinkard, developed this year’s mentoring program to build the canoes and produce a multimedia video. Living Classrooms provided space, materials and instructors for the project.

“In the past,” Keelty said, “we have collected winter gear, held a spring picnic and a Christmas pageant for the children. The only thing missing was consistent interaction between the mentors and kids, creating something positive and learning to work as a team."

Rhonda Richetta, principal of City Springs, said that she hopes the students who didn't participate in the program this year will see the canoes and begin to think about participating in the future.

City Springs School and the Baltimore Curriculum Project would like to thank Colliers Pinkard, Living Classrooms Foundation, and all of the mentors for their support.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Hogan & Hartson Volunteer Day

Thank you to Hogan & Hartson for the incredible work they did volunteering at Collington Square School on Friday May 30th. Approximately 55 volunteers spent the day painting both administrative offices; organizing the front office and storage space; beautifying the front of the school; cleaning up the park; organizing the book room; and painting the community garden. It was a great event and they plan to return during the next few weeks to finish painting the new teacher's lounge. We'd also like to thank Jennifer Eddinger, Naomi King, Kelia Murray and Kate Scherr for all their hard work and BVU's Volunteer Central for their ongoing support of BCP's schools.