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SCHOOL & EDUCATION ....... H.O. Brittingham students collect goods for hurricane victims By Rosanne Pack An ill-wind blew a lot of people no good when Hurricane Fran moved up through the Carolinas and across Virginia and Maryland; but some youngsters at H.O. Brit- tingham Elementary are pitching in to help hurricane victims resume a normal life. Students in the third grade class of Carlyn Bailey and Kimberly Staples have been collecting food and other supplies to send to those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the recent storm. They sent out a call to fellow stu- dents, families and neighbors to help in the project of helping oth- ers. Each day, schoolmates and teachers deposit items in large boxes in the hallway, and Bailey's and Staples' students take turns with sorting duty as they place the items in appropriately marked boxes in their classroom. This weekend, the food and necessities will be delivered to Epworth Unit- ed Methodist Church in Rehoboth, the last stop before the items are sent on to hurricane victims in the south. At Brittingham school, canned goods have piled up, along with paper towels, soaps and plastic knives and forks. Students and teachers made a list of needed items to help people with their donations, and they included the list on the hallway collection box as well as in a letter asking for assistance. Staples said she got the idea from her membership in Epworth, and then presented it to her class. They eagerly took on the project and brought along their own ideas. The team teachers said the pro- ject for hurricane victims coinci- dentally came at a time when it could be applied to many class- room activities. "Just as we decided to take on the project, we received a large poster that illustrates how a hurri- cane is formed and how it travels, so we got into the science of the storms," Staples said, "Also, we were scheduled to study commu- nity and friendship at this time; and we demonstrate reaching out to others with this." The teacher pointed out that there are students in the class who have benefited from aid from oth- ers so they have a true apprecia- tion for what it means to give and receive. "Then, there is the geography aspect as we trace the path of the storm and where our donated items will go," Bailey said. The teachers said that third grade is a time when students real- ly get into the use of maps; and students have enjoyed finding locations of storm damage and comparing them to their own home locations. Finally, the third graders wrote letters to each class in H.O. Brit- tingham, telling them of the pro- Rosanne Pack photo Gathering items for victims of Hurricane Fran is a class act for these third graders at H.O. Brittingham. The students of Carlyn Bailey and Kimberly Staples will send their collection on to the collection site at Epworth United Methodist Church. ject and inviting them to partici- pate. "So, it was a writing activity, too. We covered a lot with this one project while helping others!" said Staples. As the youngsters sorted the daily collection recently, they pointed out some of their favorite items. Canned soups and bath soaps are popular, and a jar of Science Alliance forms regional program ford Middle School; Connie Parvis, Delmarva Poultry Indus- try; Betty Seawell and James Williams, Intervet; Kyle Serman, Sussex Central Sr. High; Dick Stevens, Del. Tech, Georgetown; Darrell Tingle, Western Sussex Boys & Gifts Club; Lance Wilgus, S.A.M.E. Representative; Tom Worley, Comcast Cablevision. The Science Alliance has recently formed a Regional Pro- gram Board for Kent and Sussex Counties whose purpose is to assist in the planning, implemen- tation and evaluation of existing Science Alliance programs in Delaware's southern counties and to direct the development of new programs within the purpose of a statewide Science Alliance organi- zation. A similar board has been formed for New Castle County. The first meeting of the Kent and Sussex Regional Program Board was held on Sept. 17 in the Rehabilitation Center at Milford Memorial Hospital. Sixteen mem- bers attended the first meeting. The Board was asked to review three existing Science Alliance Programs to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses and to suggest ways of improving them as well as making sure they meet state standards for Science, Math and Technology education. Members of the Kent/Sussex Regional Program Board are: Christina Bernat, Delaware National Estuarine; Mary Bing, Laurel Intermediate School; Terry Bolick and Mary Matthes, Rehoboth Elementary School; Rick Driskill, Delaware State Uni- versity; Debra Forest, Capital School District; Linda Gregory, Lake Forest Intermediate School; Terry Higgins, Wesley College; Bonnie Johnson, Seaford Middle School; Lyle A. Jones, Division of Water Resources; Lynn Kreider and Loretta Mahar, Del Tech Ter- ry Campus; Ellen Mingione, Mil- Cape School District menus The Science Alliance is a non- profit organization that seeks to enhance the Science Math and Technology education of the chil- dren of Delaware in grades K- 12. Using volunteers from the tech- nical fields, the Science Alliance presents programs in schools to raise the interest and awareness of students in science, math and tech- nology. Women in Transition set at Del Tech Oct. 7-11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus in Georgetown. This workshop is designed to meet the specific needs of women and will offer participants the opportunity to explore traditional and non-traditional options avail- able to them and provides support Making changes in one's life is not always easy - especially for women. What will I do? How will this affect me or my family? Is this the best choice? Help in answering these ques- tions and many others can be found in the "Women in Transi- .......... tion,  Program on Oct. 7-11, 9 Professional presenters guide participants through self-evalua- tion and career exploration choice. There is a nominal fee of $I0; however, financial aid, child care and transportation assistance are available for eligible participants. For additional information and/or registration assistance, call to face change, set goals and grow. 855-1664. cleansing cream is a prize. What would the kids pack if they were making up a dream package? Lots of Oodles of Noo- dles, clothing, toothpaste, diapers, cat and dog food...and, hair bows! One fashion-wise girl pointed out that if everything blew away, obviously you would need more hair bows. The students in Bailey's and Staples' class are Cassandra Causey, Daniel Hazzard, Natalee Hilty, Jessica Johnson, Tiffany Lee, Lorenzo Lewis, Steven Lewis, Naomi Newcomb, Melinda Reed, Casey Reynolds, Shante Seth, Scott Spangler, Crystal Spencer, Matthew Steward, Tay- lor Strunk, Eric Stubbs, Sasha Wegner, Robert White and Abbott Wootten. boards for Kent and Sussex The Science Alliance is funded organizations and individuals. primarily by private donations For more information, call 678- from companies, professional 2562. The Cape Henlopen School District Menu for the week of SepL 30- Oct. 4 includes: Shields, Rehoboth, H.O. Brittingham and Sussex Consortium Monday, Sept. 30 - Hot dog, meatball sub or sandwich choice; baked beans, sauerkraut, cole slaw, applesauce, fruit juice, milk. Tuesday, Oct. 1 - Cheeseburger, pizza or sandwich choice; French fries, California blend veggies, fruity cobbler, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Wednesday, Oct. 2 - Breakfast at noon with sausage pattie, French toast sticks or sandwich choice; hash browns, canned peaches, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Thursday, Oct. 3 - Taco with meat filling, burritos or sandwich choice; corn, lettuce,tomato and cheese cup, fresh or canned fruit, juice, milk. Friday, Oct. 4 - Toasted cheese sandwich, pizza or sandwich choice; tomato soup, carrot and celery sticks, fruity cobbler, pudding surprise, juice, milk. Lewes Middle, Milton Middle, Cape High Monday, Sept. 30 - Hot dog, meatball sandich or sandwich choice; baked beans, sauerkraut, applesauce, fresh fruit, fruit juice, milk. Tuesday, Oct. 1 - Cheeseburger, pizza or sausage biscuit; pasta salad, broccoli, fruit, juice, milk. Wednesday, Oct. 2 - Breakfast at noon with sausage pattie and French toast sticks or ravioli with bread; hash browns, apple slices or fresh fruit, juice, milk. Thursday, Oct. 3 - Taco with meat or burritos; lettuce, tomato and cheese cup, Spanish rice, corn, fruit, juice, milk. Friday, Oct. 4 - Toasted cheese sandwich or pizza; tomato soup, fruity c0bb!eL fresh fruit, chips, juic e, milk. ,