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Kids and Teens 1/18/2006

By Rick Racela

COURT HOUSE – Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital offers a Safe Sitter babysitting course on Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. in classrooms A and B. Call 463-2367 to register.
TEEN SCENE
Rebel: youth group which empowers other youth to make informed choices about tobacco use meets the first Monday of each month from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Cape Assist’s offices in Wildwood, 3819 New Jersey Avenue.  New members are welcome.
Teen Karate:  Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 886-6902 or 889-8105.
Teen Program: Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 656 Seashore Road, Erma. Discipleship, Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.;
Friday Night Life:  Friday 7-11 p.m. and Teen Ministry, Sunday, 5:30-7 p.m.
Homework Club: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Church of the Advent, Parish Hall, Washington and Franklin St. Cape May.
4-H Teen Ambassadors: grades 8-12: leadership, citizenship, community service; second Tuesday monthly, Rutgers Extension, Court House, 465-5115.
AlaTeen: for teens with family or friends who are alcoholics; Thursdays, 8 p.m., Church of Resurrection, 200 W. Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, 547-0855.
Civil Air Patrol: ages 12-18: meets Thursdays, cadet programs, drill and ceremony, safety classes, aerospace education, emergency services. 624-0529.
Music: Impact Choir, Seashore Church, 886-6196; Kaleidoscope Kids singers, ages 6-14, 465-7443; Community Concert Band, Norm Lochten, 465-8737.
NAACP: Youth Council, ages 14-21, 624-9152.
Scouting: ages 5-17; Girl Scouts of the South Jersey Pines, 697-3900; Boy Scouts Southern New Jersey, 327-1700.
Swim Teams: ages 5-18: Cape May Recreation Dept., 884-9565; Crest Dolphins, 884-6390.
Tennis Clinics: for beginners and intermediates at the Wildwood Crest courts. Call WC Recreation Dept at 729-8186.
Teen Services: numbers for activities, health questions; United Way, 729-2255, free directory.
Medical Explorers: will meet Jan. 10 and 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Maruchi Room. Open to students ages 14 to 19 who are interested in the medical profession.  Call Ruth Particelli, 463-2367.
Volunteer for the following groups: Animal Welfare Society, 465-3403; Burdette Hospital, Etc. Shop, 463-2000; Cape May Nature Center, 884-9590; Cape May Rec., Terry, 884-9565; County Museum, Barbara, 465-3535; Crest Haven Nursing Home, Anthony, 465-1274; Habitat for Humanity, 463-0244; Lower Twp. Rec., Zack, 886-7880; MADD, 463-1616; North Cape Center, Paul, 898-8899; Red Cross, Peg, 465-7382; United Way, Suzanne, 729-2002; Wetlands Institute, 368-1211. Adults are also welcome.
DONATION – Upper Township Elementary School teacher Cherie Denton’s third grade class raised $712.67 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. They presented a check to Freeholder Director Daniel Beyel (back row, center) and Freeholder Len Desiderio (back row, left) on Dec. 21 for the Cape May County Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. To date the fund has grown to over $9,100. Mrs. Duncan (back row, right) and the students received a certificate of appreciation from the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
PRINCIPAL’S CORNER – Crest Memorial School’s Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Ann-Maria Guevara recently created a bulletin board entitled “Principal’s Corner.” It features the best examples of student writing for those in grades three through eight. Third and fourth grade students shown with Guevara who were recognized for their outstanding writing include (front, from left), Rita Marino, Emily Johnson, Hayden Garrabrant, Grace Rogers; (standing, from left), Michael Hawthorne, Meg Ziemba, Adam Cabrera, Isabella Hannig, Trevor Gehring, Tiffany DePaul, Alinzo Love, Jordan Sidotti, Julia Walden, Gianna Wells and Mackenzie Scully.
MORE WINNING WRITERS – Crest Memorial School students in the fifth through eighth grades whose writing was cited for excellence included (front, from left), Kirby Thornton, Thomas Malinowski, Maria Faia, Danielle Muratore, Peter Yecco, Kaitlin Hesley, Monica Hogge, Michael Gillen; (back, from left) Jenna Ankney, Ron Becher, Zachary Faulhaber, Zach DeWeese, Natalie Green, Tyler Golato, Emily Tillotson, Sean Santiago and Bryan Toland.
RUN, RUN, RUN – On Dec. 19, at Cape Christian Academy, the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes read “The Gingerbread Man.” After the story, a gingerbread man fell out of the book. On him there was a riddle and clues, so the children ran, ran, ran as fast as they could, following the clues. They couldn’t catch him then, but they’ll try again, maybe next year.
Left to right are: Emily Moore, David Spriggs, Makenzie Ryan, and DaiSheila Jones. 
 
 BAKING – On Dec. 22, the students in the Cape Christian Academy pre-kindergarten class had a special visit from Elaine Wallace, who came to teach them about measuring, mixing and baking. They mixed, rolled, cut, baked, decorated and treated the school office staff to delicious “pre-k baked with love” cookies.
Left to right are: Justin Viera, Makenzie Ryan, Gianna Cianci, Remi Wallace, Gabriella Caraballo, and Christian Alvarez with Mrs. Wallace.

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