Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Carol Streeter is a semifinalist for the Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award.
A Crofton Elementary School mother is in the running for a statewide honor to recognize parent volunteers. Streeter has been named a semifinalist for the Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award, after working to expand science, technology, engineering and math programs at Crofton Elementary. As a parent volunteer, Streeter started NASA Best, designed to introduce STEM to young students. She recruited dozens of other parent volunteers and recruited more than 100 students to take part. Streeter's other volunteer roles include publishing the school directory, serving on a School Improvement Team and Parent Involvement Advisory Council, and running the school's E-cubed and Math Facts programs. Streeter was nominated by other parents and …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Group votes unanimously for plan to shift some students from Nantucket Elementary to Crofton and Crofton Meadows elementary schools.
A school redistricting committee in Crofton has voted unanimously in favor of a plan to shift some students out of the overcrowded Nantucket Elementary. The 16-member group endorsed a proposal to send 113 students from Nantucket to Crofton Meadows Elementary for the 2014 school year. The plan would also move 59 students from Nantucket to Crofton Elementary in 2015. The group also voted unanimously against an alternative proposal that would have moved more students into Crofton Meadows. The proposal, approved on Tuesday night, will now be presented to Superintendent Kevin Maxwell, who can accept the plan as is, amend it, or reject it. He will submit a redistricting plan to the Board of Education on Dec. 5. The board has until April to …
Friday, June 29, 2012
After 10 years with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Ginger Roberson is excited about becoming principal of Crofton Elementary.
Crofton Elementary School’s new principal Ginger Robertson does not like to use the word “challenges” when discussing obstacles or difficulties she or her staff may face educating the youth of Anne Arundel County. “I like to use the words ‘learning opportunities,' ” she said. Robertson is eager to bring this positive, can-do attitude along with her hard work, dedication, and 10 years of experience in Anne Arundel County Public Schools to her new position, where she hopes to inspire a love of learning in all her students. “I love learning myself and I think that will transpire to the students and the community,” Robertson said. As a Nationally Board Certified Teacher and having spent six years in the classroom, Robertson knows a lot about …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Crofton Elementary and Crofton Middle will both welcome new principals for the 2012-2013 school year.
Crofton Elementary and Crofton Middle, along with 15 other county schools, will see new leadership this fall, according to a press release issued by Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS). Ginger Robertson comes to Crofton Elementary after serving as assistant principal at Pershing Hill Elementary in Fort Meade. Former Annapolis Middle School Assistant Principal Nuria Williams will join Crofton Middle as the new principal. Nantucket Elementary will bid farewell to Amanda Edmonds, as she will take the top spot as principal at Waugh Chapel Elementary. “I believe these changes make us better as an overall system as we continue along our Journey To Greatness,” AACPS Superintendent Kevin Maxwell said in the press release. “I am excited …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Ideas for keeping kids educationally engaged while school is out.
School may be out for the summer, but that’s no reason for learning to stop. In fact, there’s every reason for learning to continue all year long, according to Crofton’s Kumon owner and director Jacquie Perdue. Kumon offers tutoring and educational advancement classes to students of all ages. Over the summer, on average, Perdue said students lose about two months of what they learned and retained over the school year. When kids head back to the classrooms in late August, teachers have to spend several weeks reviewing old course work as opposed to starting something fresh and new. “We call it the summer brain drain,” she said. In Maryland, kids are off for about 10 consecutive weeks for summer break. In other countries, learning is …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Of Anne Arundel County's 125 schools, 23 will receive funding this year from the state.
Anne Arundel County will be getting $33.3 million from the state this year for construction projects at more than 20 schools, including $3.6 million for Crofton schools. The funding comes from the state’s Board of Public Works, which approved construction improvements at 206 schools across the state to the tune of $349.2 million, according to David Lever of the Maryland Public School Construction Program. The Maryland Board of Public Works had already allotted $20 million for county schools, but on Wednesday agreed to an additional $12.6 million. Of Anne Arundel County's 125 schools, 23 will receive funding this year from the state. A number of other projects are getting local funding, with the state reviewing the plans, said schools Chief…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Chef Zachary Pope is the owner of the gourmet market in Gambrills and a Crofton Elementary parent.
The following information was submitted to Crofton Patch by Lea Hurt. Answering the call to “eat a great meal and support a great school,” over 150 people flocked to Roundz Gourmet Market for a dining out night Monday to benefit Crofton Elementary School. Chef Zachary Pope, owner of Roundz and Crofton Elementary parent, offered a special buffet menu and donated ten percent of the proceeds to the school. “One of my goals when I opened Roundz Gourmet Market last November was to support the surrounding community…which is my home," Pope said. "You can’t get more community-centered than helping a local elementary school. We were so happy to see all the parents and children in here tonight. We want to provide families fresh, healthy meals …
Monday, March 26, 2012
The regional assistant superintendent assured parents in a letter Friday that "appropriate actions will be taken" against a student who reportedly made a threat against a teacher.
A student involved in a behavior incident at Crofton Elementary on Thursday afternoon is now receiving education elsewhere, according to a schools spokesman. The incident involved a student making a threat against a teacher that resulted in a call to police, according to a letter from Monique Davis, regional assistant superintendent, that was sent home to parents on Friday. The letter also stated that "appropriate actions will be taken." Bob Mosier of Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) declined to elaborate on the specific threat and said that the situation was resolved before police arrived at the school. Mosier said he could not respond to any reports or allegations about the student's behavior towards other students and teachers…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Crofton Elementary School will host Back-To-School Night tonight.
Here are school start and stop times, bus route schedules and Back-To-School Night information from the Anne Arundel County Public Schools website. Check out additional back-to-school dates here. Crofton Elementary School 9:15 am – 3:40 pm Bus Route Schedule: Crofton Elementary School Back-To-School Night – Sept. 7, 2011 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm