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Talbot Bank Adopts Easton Elementary School Kindergarten Class

TalbotBank_EastonElementaryKindergartenClassTalbot Bank Adopts Easton Elementary School Kindergarten Class

The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, adopted Ms. Carrico’s kindergarten class at the Easton Elementary School for the 2013-2014 school year.

Throughout the year, Talbot Bank volunteers; Ryan Snow, Credit Analyst, and Laura Heikes, Senior Vice President and Branch Administration Officer, visited the class on many occasions providing fun and interactive financial lessons for the students.  The children have learned the word income, what it means, and how to earn it.  In addition, each child has been saving for special items that are important to them using their piggy bank provided by The Talbot Bank.   Recently, Mr. Snow read the students a book about bringing the money they have saved to the bank to safeguard it and gradually earn more.  “We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the students in Ms. Carrico’s class,” said Laura Heikes.  “We feel like we have really made an impact on the children and are excited to see their progress toward financial literacy at such a young age.”

For information on youth savings or other financial services, please visit your local Talbot Bank branch or talbot-bank.com.

Photo: Ms. Lauren Carrico’s Kindergarten Class at Easton Elementary and Ryan Snow, Volunteer from The Talbot Bank.

Talbot Bank Employee Volunteers for CHEER Program

Cheer2012-2013 (400 x 225)Nancy Urbanczyk, employee of The Talbot Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares’ community of companies, volunteers every year to support Easton Elementary School’s C.H.E.E.R. program. C.H.E.E.R., which stands for “Community Helping Everyone Enjoy Reading,” is a 30 minute, one-on-one tutoring program for second graders who need additional help with reading. Ms. Urbanczyk comments, “Being involved in the C.H.E.E.R. program is so rewarding. It’s gratifying to see the student’s improvement throughout the year and the positive impact you have on their lives.” If you are interested in participating in this program, please call the school this fall at 410-822-0686.

In photo: Nancy Urbanczyk, Talbot Bank, Tred Avon Assistant Branch Manager and 2nd Grade Student at Easton Elementary

Area Schools Raise Nearly Half-a-Ton of Pet Food For Pet Pantries

PP sspp (400 x 300)From March 18th through March 22nd several area schools collected a total of 925 pounds of pet food and treats in Pet Pantries’ Second Annual School Drive. Schools from Talbot County — Easton Elementary (Moton and Dobson), St. Michaels Elementary, and Saints Peter and Paul – joined first-time participant Hurlock Elementary of Dorchester County in raising the record amount of food that will help stock the pantries of local Humane groups in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties.

“WOW was the single word heard by all from everyone,” said Pet Pantries’ President Barbara Mulready. “We topped expectations, and we want to give a special thanks to all of those students whose help and dedication made this our most successful drive to date. How do we say ‘thank you’ from the animals?”

Thanks to the students’ efforts, pet food and treats were delivered to Humane organizations who had turned away people because those organizations were completely out of food. The drive kicked off when notes were sent home with students explaining the need for the pet food drive. A teacher-coordinator at each of the participating schools worked with Pet Pantries to coordinate the schools’ efforts. Posters were put up throughout the participating schools, and bins were placed in classrooms and school lobby areas. All students had the opportunity to be involved by collecting and donating any type of pet food or treats.

As great as the results of this drive were – and as positively as they affected the local Humane organizations – Mulready notes that food does not last long in the pet pantries because there are so many people with need. An ongoing effort is needed to keep the pantries stocked.

“The three Humanes that we help — Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot — give anywhere from 200 to more than 300 pounds of food from their public pantry every week,” she explained. “One Humane organization distributed 18,000 pounds (that is NINE TONS!) from their public food pantry in 2012.”

Other News From Pet Pantries: Volunteers will be out in full force at the upcoming Oxford Day Parade on April 27. Pet Pantries will also have a table of fabulous items to raffle off on Oxford Day. See the Pet Pantries’ Web site for details: www.petpantries.org.

Visit the Pet Pantries’ Web site at www.petpantries.org to volunteer, make a donation of pet food or money, host a pet food drive, and keep up with the latest news. Make a “Friend” of us on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/petpantries).

About Pet Pantries, Inc.: Pet Pantries was founded in 2011 by Easton residents and community activists Barbara Mulready and Mary Kramer in response to an article that sought food for a local animal shelter’s pet food pantry. Pet Pantries, Inc., is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Its 501(c)3 status is pending – all contributions are fully tax deductible to the limit allowed by law.

In photo: Ben Gardner, Jennifer Douglas, Natalie Prochaska, Katie Schisler, Maddie Marciniak and Jake Conlon of Saints Peter and Paul Middle School’s Student Council organized food drive which resulted in over 7oo pounds collected.

Easton Elementary Fourth Grade Poetry Presentation at the Academy Art Museum a Great Success

On Friday evening January 13 over 100 people, including students, parents and area fans of poetry attended a fourth grade poetry reading at the Academy Art Museum. The standing-room only event allowed students to showcase their writing talents before an appreciative audience.

The Museum’s ArtReach Coordinator, Constance Del Nero, worked with students beforehand when students took field trips to visit the Museum’s Kertesz: On Reading exhibition. During their field trips, students looked closely at Kertesz’ evocative black and white photographs, noticing small details and appreciating subtleties. The students brainstormed and wrote their first drafts in the Museum galleries with Kertesz’ originals close at hand. Back at school, they fine-tuned their poems with their teachers, Melissa Billings, Joanna Cain, Amy Fitzhugh, Amy Kellum, Kristin Stiles, Krystle Taylor, Tracey Talbott and Allison Tipton from Easton Elementary Moton.

Students who chose not to read at the event had their poems displayed on presentation boards in the Museum’s atrium during the event. Given the success of the evening, Del Nero and the fourth grade team hope to make the poetry reading an annual event.

In photo above: Pictured is Easton Elementary Moton 4th grader Ashley Gullien-Gallegos of Easton reading her poem at the recent Academy Art Museum 4th Grade Poetry Night.

In photo: Pictured are students, parents, teachers, and area fans of poetry who attended the Academy Art Museum 4th Grade Poetry Night.

August Day
By: Mason Reeley

The day at the water
Perching on a ledge, calm waters swaying back and forth
Boats slicing the water, sun reflecting off the water
People walking by, whispering to each other
Tall buildings keep me cool
What a good day to be at the water.

CBMM Welcomes Easton Elementary Students For Crab Cakes Program

Third-graders from Easton Elementary School participate in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) Crab Cakes program and “sort through the daily catch” with CBMM’s Assistant Director of Education Kate Livie. The program uses hands-on activities to teach students about the Chesapeake blue crab and its journey from the Bay to the table, focusing on the people who earn their livelihood from the crabbing industry. Students have a chance to walk in their shoes crewing on a crab dredge boat, operating a trotline, picking stuffed crabs at a packing house, and various other hands-on activities. Through a partnership with Talbot County Public Schools (TCPS), the Museum’s Crab Cakes program is offered to all of TCPS’s 3rd grade students.

Character Counts at Easton Elementary School

Sgt. William “Mike” Meiklejohn and Captain Horace Johnson of the Talbot County Detention Center have recently become Character Counts Coaches at Easton Elementary School. Each week they visit classrooms teaching the Six Pillars of Character. “These two gentlemen are excellent role models and they join an awesome team of over 200 Character Coaches in Caroline Talbot and Dorchester Counties”, states Susan Luby, Director of Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. “We are reaching over 7,100 students every week”, adds Luby.  For more information about Character Counts, call 410-819-0386.