December 2010 (pdf) - Hampden Community Council

December 2010 (pdf) - Hampden Community Council




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Photo by Rebecca Anne

education committee

Hampden-Elementary, St. Thomas Aquinas School, & ACCE

By John Bosley and Will Critz

HCC Officers

President: Adam Feuerstein

Vice President: Gary Figurelle

Secretary: Genny Dill

Treasurer: Erin Nueslein

Board Members

William Critz

Genny Dill

Adam Feuerstein

Kat Feuerstein

Jay Lazar


Adam Feuerstein, President

HCC, PO Box 19957

Hampden, Maryland 21211

Everett Noe

Ed Nueslein

Erin Nueslein

George L Peters Jr

David Sugar



The next HCC meeting is on

Monday, January 31st.

Plan to join us at 7 p.m. at the Roosevelt Park

Recreation Center on West 36th Street. The agenda

will include committee updates and discussions of the

most important issues of the day for business owners

and residents of Hampden.

7:00-7:05 pm: Welcome

7:05-7:30 pm: Committee updates

7:30-7:45 pm: New business

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Robots and Rubik’s cubes develop selfconfidence

in children and may put

them on the road towards America’s 21st

century high technology industries.

president’s letter

The holiday season is upon us. There is so much

to do to prepare for the onslaught of eating, gift

giving, travel and visits from friends and family.

This is an especially busy time for Hampden. With

the lights on 34th street and all the wonderful

shopping in and around the neighborhood, we will

have an influx of visitors. This can sometimes be

stressful to the residents as traffic and parking can

become an issue. This also requires our drivers

to be a little more conscience of all the additional

foot traffic around the neighborhood. Sometimes

in our haste we lose sight of the importance of

driving safely which includes following posted

speed limit signs. The additional traffic may lead

to you using alternate routes that may be more

residential than 36th Street. Remember safety first

and be cognizant of your surroundings. It is never

a good time for an accident, but it is especially

unfortunate when an accident could have been

avoided by following the rules of the road.

With that being said, here is a summary of the

driving laws concerning pedestrians. Please

remember these rules while driving in our

neighborhood or anywhere else where you may

be around pedestrians.

Don’t miss out! The Annual Mayor’s

Christmas Parade, featuring string

bands, floats, 150 Harley Davidsons

and of course, Santa!

Keep Pedestrian Safety in Mind During the Holidays

By Adam Feuerstein

• The driver of a vehicle shall stop for a pedestrian

in a crosswalk when the pedestrian is on

the driver’s half of the roadway, or when the

pedestrian is approaching within one lane of

the half of the roadway on which the vehicle is

traveling. (TR § 21-502)

• The driver of a vehicle shall not pass another

vehicle that is stopped for a pedestrian in a

crosswalk. (TR § 21-502)

• The driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to

avoid hitting any pedestrian. (TR § 21-504)

• A driver shall drive at an appropriate, reduced

speed when any special danger exists as to

pedestrians. (TR § 21-801)

• Vehicles facing a circular green signal or

turning on a green arrow signal shall yield to any

pedestrian lawfully in the adjacent crosswalk.

(TR § 21-202)

• Vehicles turning right on a red signal after

stopping shall yield the right-of-way to any

pedestrian lawfully in an adjacent crosswalk.

(TR § 21-202)

• Vehicles facing a circular red signal or red arrow

signal shall stop at the stop line. If there is no

marked stop line, then the vehicle shall stop

before entering the crosswalk. (TR § 21-202)

The Hampden Education Collaborative held

another well-attended and productive meeting

at Independence High School on November 9 at

4 p.m. Will Critz, Hampden Community Council

Board Member and Education Committee Co-

Chair, led the discussion. Critz’ employer, H&R

Block, also provided scrumptious refreshments

for the group. Once more, representatives of all

five Hampden schools were present, along with

several Independence staff members and a few

merchants and community members. Notably,

meeting on Tuesday enabled Councilwoman

Mary Pat Clarke to attend and her presence

added greatly to the power of the meeting.

After an overview of Independence School’s

educational approach, the discussion moved on

to other topics. Representatives of MTA attended

and everyone pitched in with ideas about how to

improve transit service for Hampden schools’

students. The high schools in Hampden’s

Education Park are invited to present their

various educational methods and approaches

at the next Community Council meeting, to

help Hampden parents of 7th and 8th graders

make their high school choices before the mid-

December deadline. The group decided not to

meet in December, a busy holiday and latesemester

month, so our next meeting will be at

one of the other Hampden schools on Tuesday,

January 11 at 4 p.m. Watch the HCC Facebook

page and other sources of information for

updates as to where the meeting will take place.

We turn now to news from our schools. (Articles

from Independence School and Learning Inc.

appear separately this month.)

On October 27, Hampden Elementary-Middle

School’s team lost out to a rival team in a

preliminary National Academic League contest

they “played away” at the other school. The

final difference was less than 5 points. Amanda

Larrimore, a Hampden Eighth Grader who

answered three questions correctly in Quarter

Four, was named Player of the Game. After the

loss, Hampden’s team showed well-deserved

pride in their fine performance. According to

Ms. Ebony Alston, the NAL Team Coach,” You

couldn’t tell that we lost by the way we shouted

and chanted on that bus ride home. Who knew

an academic bowl was so draining? One of our

players told me, ‘Two quarters is enough for me.’”

Ms. Alston says, “We picked up some great tips in

both these matches. I’m thankful for Ms Dianne

Robinson who is our School Official. She kept

track of our points and picked our players of the

games. And I can’t forget Ms. Phyllis Stevenson,

who always keeps me focused on the game byplay

and points out what to look for as a new coach.

We were especially happy that one of our parents

attended. The whole team is looking forward to

the opening of the season on November 10th.

We have a home game that day.” Unfortunately

the Mustangs lost by a larger margin this first

seasonal contest, but even after the loss the team

simply vowed to do better next time. Good work,

Coach Alston and the great School #55 NAL Team!

Everyone at School #55 is delighted to have an

ACCE intern this semester. Ms. Derkea Miller,

a junior at ACCE, started her internship on

October 21. She will work at Hampden School

every Thursday until the end of the semester.

Derkea plans a career in nursing but her backup

plan is to do secretarial work. She’s a dedicated

student, riding two buses to and from her home

in Northeast Baltimore to attend ACCE, a trip

that takes over an hour in each direction. As

an intern Derkea answers the phone, helps

teachers and other staff with routine jobs like

copying, and is making a big dent in a backlog of

reports that should have been filed long ago. Ms.

Dianne Robinson, who’s been alone in the front

office since the beginning of school due to staff

cutbacks, is delighted to have Derkea helping

out. “We get along like two peas in a pod,” Dianne

says, “and I love having her company.” She

adds, “Derkea is the second ACCE student who’s

interned with us and both have been fabulous!”

Hampden Elementary-Middle School’s phone is

410-396-6004 and the school website is http://

St. Thomas Aquinas School will host or sponsor

a number of events next month that they want

our readers to hear about. On December 2 and 3,

there will be a Scholastic Book Fair in the School

Library at 3710 Roland Avenue, across from the

main building. A wide assortment of books for

Pre-K through Middle School will be on sale.

Come in and pick up some holiday reading for

your kids or grandchildren! The sale will be

open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will

also be a Church Christmas Bazaar in the School

Hall on December 3 and 4.

Then on December 9, come out for the monthly

Family Night at Mamma’s Cucina Restaurant

in Green Spring Tower Square at 1020 West

41st Street. A portion of the evening’s business

between 3 and 9 p.m. on that day is donated to

benefit St. Thomas Aquinas School.

There will be a Christmas Play, “The Tale of the

Drowsy Shepherd,” at the school in the school

hall, starting at 7:00 p.m. on both December 15

and 16. A donation is requested for admission

to the performance. St. Thomas Aquinas is

located at 3710 Roland Avenue (corner of 37th

and Roland). The school’s phone number is

(410) 889-4618. The school’s web site is www.

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• The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way

to a blind, deaf, or mobility impaired pedestrian.


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The Academy for College and Career Exploration

(ACCE) hosted a “spooktacular” Haunted House

on October 29. The event, along with our Fall

Festival, drew students, parents, and friends

for the first ever fright fest. Over 150 parents

and students enjoyed the haunted house, games,

and interactive activities during the evening.

This will become an annual fundraiser and we

hope to expand participation by the Hampden

community as well.

ACCE hosted Open House sessions for

prospective students and parents interested

in middle school and high school choices. The

first session took place on Tuesday, November

16. The second session will be held on Tuesday,

November 30th at 5:30 pm. Information sessions

outlining ACCE’s academic and extracurricular

offerings and tours of the building will be

conducted for both parents and students. ACCE

cordially invites students attending Hampden’s

elementary and middle schools and their parents

to attend; ACCE Principal Quinhon Goodlowe

and her staff are confident that after attending

either of these Open Houses, a large number of

Hampden’s great middle school kids will select

ACCE as their Number 1 school choice for 2011-

2012! ACCE can be contacted at 410-396-7607

or online at

Scenes from Learning Inc’s Enrichment Cooking Class

By Various Writers at Learning, Inc.

At Learning Inc, each teacher is responsible for

offering an enrichment activity of their choice

one afternoon a week. Our science teacher has

chosen to run a weekly cooking class, and here

are some highlights. The names of the children

have been changed for privacy’s sake.

A Great “Learning Moment”: One day John

refused to lift a finger while we made a pizza. But

when the pizza came out of the oven and John

found out that it would only be shared by those

who had helped make it, he grabbed a broom and

began sweeping the kitchen floor. The following

week, he made sure he took an active part when

we made chili.

Calming Mark’s Jitters: Mark starts asking on

Tuesday what we will be cooking that week. By

Thursday when I teach cooking classes, Mark

talks about nothing else in my study hall and

he’s always engaged in the class itself. Mark

often has a difficult time in his classes but once

when he misbehaved during study hall and I told

him I would pull him out of cooking enrichment

that day, it was as if I flipped a switch; he calmed

down immediately.

Sade Doesn’t Run and Curtis Doesn’t Quit:

We made Southwestern chili with corn one

Thursday. When everyone else fled the kitchen

because the frying onions were burning their

eyes, Sade toughed it out with me. She was so

excited when the chili was done, she took cups of

it to the all the teachers and staff both upstairs

and downstairs. Afterwards she said to me “You

know, I was really ready to not like your chili but

it actually came out tasting good.” That same day I

had to pry the stirring spoon out of Curtis’s hand

to give another student a turn stirring the chili.

Jamal the Instructor: Jamal doesn’t like to get

“hands on” with the cooking, but he does an

awesome job helping prepare the dish by reading

the instructions outloud for us.

These scenes show the myriad of personal styles

that Learning Inc.’s students display. They also

show some of the creative ways our teachers

meet the students “where they are” and get them

involved. We all applaud each little victory, when a

student and a teacher find that way to move ahead.

Learning Inc.’s phone is 410-662-8049 and the

website is

Two New “Rs” at Independence: Robotics and Rubik!

By Chris French, Co-Director

Independence High School has joined high

schools all over the country in adopting robotic

technology for teaching science, technology,

engineering and math (STEM.) STEM

proficiency is widely held to be an essential

for many 21st Century jobs in America’s hightechnology


Like hundreds of other schools Independence

uses VEX robotic systems are designed with

education in mind by VEX Robotics, a subsidiary

of Innovation First of Greenville TX. (VEX website

is VEX schools

participate in competitive events throughout

the United States, and Independence High’s

recently-formed VEX team placed highly in its

first interschool contest, the Northwest Maryland

VEX Robotics Competition in Westminster

MD on October 23. The team succeeded in

the preliminary round and went all the way

the quarterfinals, upstaging some of the more

experienced and “fancier” schools in achieving

this success! Congratulations to the students who

participated and their faculty mentor!

With the limited resources that Independence

High School had to work with and because the

children were competing for the first time,

the team really performed above and beyond

expectations. This fine performance in their first

public competition led the organizers of another

VEX event, the Johns Hopkins VEX Round-

Up World Championship Qualifier, to give

Independence School’s team a special invitation

to that competition at a discounted rate. (Event

website is at The Hopkins

event is focused on Baltimore city schools and

will be held on December 11, 2010.

Seven students from Independence School also

competed at a preliminary “You CAN Do the

Rubik’s Cube” competition among local Division

2 school teams (Grades 9-12) held October

21st at the National Electronics Museum in

Linthicum Maryland. This event’s winners went

on to compete in a USA Science & Engineering

Festival that took place on October 23-24, 2010

on the National Mall in Washington, DC and in

surrounding areas. (On the web at http://www.

When the team arrived at the venue, they

registered as the 9th school among 20 high

schools, and the only school represented for

Baltimore City. The Independence team was

given the task of unscrambling 25 Rubik’s

Cube puzzles that another team made up

while following contest guidelines. In turn,

one of the competing teams unscrambled the

Independence team’s Rubik’s Cube puzzles.

The Independence students were attentive and

focused. They worked well as a team, persevered

and took pride in successfully solving the puzzles

in 8 minutes 58 seconds—an excellent time!

After the contest Co-Advisor Jocelyn Virtudes

said, “Our kids did a great job. They’ve developed

self-confidence, and they kept their competitive

spirit even though they only trained for four

days.“ Congratulations to the following team

members: Christian Callaway (10th), Danni

Cannap (11th), Rebecca Barrios (11th), Tamara

Simms (10th), Dezmond Brown (10th), Tyshawn

Peoples (10th), and Franz Virtudes (10th).

Independence School’s phone is 410-467-1090 and

the website is

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community events

Announcements from the Hampden Family Center

By Lisa Ghinger

Annual Hampden Family Center Christmas Party

Saturday, December 11th from 11:00 am – 1:00

pm. Enjoy craft activities and yummy treats while

visiting with Santa! Families must pre-register

their children 12 and under to receive a small gift.

If you are planning to attend please stop by the

center or call Pam at 410-467-8710 to register

and receive your ticket. Space is limited.

Christmas Angels

Be an angel and adopt a local child for the holiday.

The Family Center and volunteers from the

community participate in the Christmas Angel

Program for needy children ages 0-12. Each

Christmas Angel specifies the child’s age and

request. For more information call and/or stop

by the center to pick an angel and speak with Pam.

Senior Luncheon

Friday, December 17th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Enjoy the holidays with a hot lunch and festive

activities. Please call the Family Center to reserve

your place.

Adult Literacy Class

New class to begin in January. Brush up on the

skills you need to earn your General Equivalency

Diploma. Adult literacy classes are held at the

Family Center in partnership with Greater

Homewood Community Corporation. The class is

free. Students pay $20 for the textbook.

Benefit Assistance

If you need help with your gas or electric bill,

call or stop by the Family Center to make an

appointment to speak with Josephine Battaglia

who can help you apply for energy assistance.

Josephine is on site Wednesday 9:00 am – 11 am.

Seedco Earn Benefits

Need assistance in attaining such benefits

as: food stamps, healthcare, utilities support

and tax credits? Call or stop by and speak with

Brianne Phillips.

Meals on Wheels

If you or someone you know cannot leave their

home because of illness or injury regardless of age

or status, Meals on Wheels can help. Volunteers

from the Family Center will drop by each weekday

with two nutritious meals and a smiling face at

your front door.

The Hampden Family is looking for local

volunteers who are interested in working with

neighborhood youth as mentors and tutors in our

Study Buddy program. Volunteers are paired up,

one-on-one, with elementary and middle school

students and work with them on Tuesdays and/or

Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Call

Ali Danois at 410-467-8710 for more information.

The Family Center will be closed Friday,

December 24th and reopen Monday, January

3, 2011 at 9:00 am. We wish everyone a Merry

Christmas, Happy Holiday and all the best for the

New Year.

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St. Mary’s Outreach Center

By Sandy Simmons

St. Mary’s is here to serve the seniors of zip code 21211. Remember: we

are a FREE service.

Prescription drug coverage is important and should be revisited each and

every year to be sure you are getting what you need. St. Mary’s Outreach

Center will be having Medicare D sign up and checking out plans on Nov.

29th, December 13th and December 21st. Please call 410-889-7915 to

sign up. You must bring a list of all your medications or the medications

themselves and proof of income if you wish to apply for Low-Income

Subsidy. Appointments are necessary.

On December 3rd from 2 – 4 pm, the University of Maryland School of

Pharmacy students and faculty will be assisting with Medicare Part D plans

and prescription reviews. Bring your questions, prescriptions or a list of

them and speak to the students and faculty for up-to-date information.

Light refreshments will be served. Call 410-366-3106 to sign up.

On December 6th, St. Mary’s will be having a Christmas luncheon and our

topic will be “I Remember When…” We would like to get your view points

on the last 50, 60 or 70 years of Hampden, the depression and WWI, WWII

etc. So come and share you memories. Luncheon is sponsored by Burgee-

Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, Inc. and Tracy would love to hear your stories

of the past. Please come ready to participate in the discussion. Call 410-

366-3106 to sign up.

38th Annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade

By Tom Kerr / Photo by Jack Lyons

On Sunday, December 5, 2010, the

38th Annual Mayor’s Christmas

Parade will be presented. The

parade begins at 2:00 pm at the

Poly/Western Complex, the corner

of Falls Road and Coldspring Lane.

It will then proceed south on Falls

Road to 36th street continuing east

to Chestnut Avenue and ending at

37th street.

The parade will feature over 15 great

bands, including the Mummers

String Band from Philadelphia,

and many local high schools.

The parade will include floats,

local TV and radio personalities,

Miss Yuletide and Santa. A steam

calliope from Pennsylvania, and

150 Harley Davidson bikes from

the local club will precede the parade. This year’s Grand Marshall will be

the star of television, movies and Broadway: John Astin.

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Get Your Home WinterReady


Get (and Stay) Organized Over the Holidays

By Mary Cate Slay

It’s almost winter, and that means the possibility of cold weather, snow and

freezing wind. Now is the time to maximize your home’s energy efficiency.

The small changes you make now, can add up to big energy savings later

and increase the comfort of your home. Don’t let cold weather catch you by

surprise. Here are some tips to help control your heating costs this winter:

• Have your heating system inspected annually by a qualified heating

professional to ensure optimal efficiency and safety.

• For better control of your heating costs, install a programmable thermostat

especially designed for your HVAC system.

• Change your furnace filter monthly.

• Ensure the insulation in your attic is R-30 value and reaches a depth of

12 inches.

• Weatherize your home by caulking and weather-stripping all doors

and windows.

• Check ductwork coming from your furnace for leaks.

• Add draft-sealers around light switches and outlets.

Visit for helpful tips on saving energy this winter.

1. Purge and donate. There are so many things in your home that others can use

this winter. Get a head start on the spring-clean out and donate some of that

clutter to charity now. You’ll immediately feel that sense of calm and clarity

during a busy time of year and be able to claim the deductions in 2010!

2. Schedule the guest area set-ups. Pick a random weekday night and schedule

each bedroom (one room per night) on your calendar that needs to be ready.

Set a timer; you’d be surprised that it only takes 20 minutes for one room. If

you don’t have anyone staying in them, why not do it this week?

3. Shop online. You can find great deals and savings by doing your shopping

on the internet. Not to mention the time to be saved, as most things can

now arrive at your door. And please…do not wait until mid-December!

4. Pre-clean. One of the worst things we can do to ourselves is save all of

the house cleaning until the week of guest arrival. If you’re not a squeaky

cleaner every week, just spot clean and keep clutter from building from

now until the big day. The job will be much easier later on.

5. Plan your menus. Pick some time-friendly dishes; with exception of

the main course, no dish should require longer than 25-30 minutes. Go

shopping during less busy hours if possible. You can still have a tasty sitdown

without being in the kitchen or grocery store for a straight 48 hours.

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us and other BGE customer know what you’re doing to save energy and money.

Ever considered hiring a Professional Organizer? Check out your local chapter

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of your home! We are working with organizations that provide technical assistance and funding for

community greening projects. We have planted many street trees in Hampden since 2005 and want to

plant more!

We still need to hear from as many residents as possible who would like to have a tree, so that we can

organize future plantings. Fill out the form below if you would like to be on the list for a tree, and ask

your neighbors to sign up, too! Trees are not guaranteed to everyne who applies...your site must first

be inspected by Miss Uility to ensure you have a safe and proper space for a tree.

Note: If you are a renter, your landlord must sign the tree request form.

street tree request form

I, the undersigned, agree to help create a tree pit (if needed), plant, water, mulch, and maintain my

neighborhood Street Tree. I understand that some locations may not be suitable for Street Trees due

to utilities, signs, handicap ramps, or width of sidewalk. The Forestry Division of the Baltimore City

Department of Recreation & Parks shall make final determinations of suitable Street Tree locations

and species. The Street Trees, once planted, will be the property of the City of Baltimore in

accordance with City Code 1879, Article 47.

Do you have an exiting Tree Pit? Yes No

Name ________________________________________________________

Street Address _________________________________________________

Phone _________________________ Email__________________________

Signature_______________________________ Date _____/______/_____

Mail to: Street Trees for Hampden, PO Box 19957, Baltimore, MD 21211

or email to

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