The Children’s Guild Baltimore Campus as well as the Monarch Academy Baltimore City, Glen Burnie and Laurel Campuses have a two hour delay for students, February 18th due to inclement weather. Further information on closings & delays.
Edith H. Furstenberg, a retired Children’s Guild social worker and family matriarch, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 2 at Roland Park Place. The former Guilford resident was 104.
Born in Baltimore on May 20, 1910, she was the daughter of Sidney Hollander, a pharmacist who invented the Rem cough medicine and became a philanthropist, and Clara Lauer, a homemaker. She grew up on Talbot Road in Windsor Hills and was a 1928 Park School graduate. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Goucher College and a master’s degree at what is now the Columbia University School of Social Work.
On March 8, 1934, she married Frank Folke Furstenberg, a Swedish-born physician who had moved to Baltimore for a residency at Sinai Hospital. She worked in children’s services, also at Sinai.
In 1942, Dr. Furstenberg, a captain in the U.S. Public Health Service, was assigned to posts in Key West and Valparaiso, Fla., and in San Francisco. She and the family accompanied him.
Mrs. Furstenberg resumed her social work career in 1954 when her youngest children began school and worked for many years at the Children’s Guild and later at Sinai Hospital and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, family members said.
While at Sinai Hospital in the 1960s, she encountered teen pregnancy in girls living in Baltimore’s poor neighborhoods. She sought advice from her son, Dr. Frank Furstenberg Jr., who was then a student at Columbia University. Her questioning led to his undertaking a comprehensive study on teen pregnancy and poverty. The three-decade study, authored by her son, a retired University of Pennsylvania sociologist, confirmed that living in “economically-depressed neighborhoods, not teen motherhood, perpetuates poverty.”
Read the full story about this dedicated visionary in this Baltimore Sun article.
The Children’s Guild Baltimore and Prince George’s Campuses as well as the Monarch Academy Baltimore City, Glen Burnie and Laurel Campuses are closed Tuesday, February 17th due to inclement weather. The scheduled evening DC Public Charter School open house is also cancelled. Further information on closings & delays.
We regret to inform you, the Open House scheduled for 2/17/15 has been cancelled due to the expected weather conditions. Please join us on 2/21/15 from 10-noon; for more information visit our DC website.
Monarch Global Academy, a public contract school in Laurel, received a Crayola Creativity Alive Grant to help expand children’s knowledge through arts integration. The $3,500 grant included a $2,500 check and $1,000 in Crayola art supplies.
“As an International Baccalaureate school, Monarch Global Academy prides itself on integrating the arts in the classroom, whether a science, history or math class,” Principal Donna O’Shea said. “We also appreciate the many art supplies we received, which will help inspire our students’ creativity and imagination.”
Monarch Global Academy will use grant money to fund professional development for teachers to increase their knowledge of ways to integrate music, drama, visual arts, media and kinesiology into the classroom.
Crayola awarded Creativity Alive Grants to 20 schools in the nation that demonstrated interesting creative programs to integrate the arts into the classroom.
Monarch Global Academy, operated by The Children’s Guild, offers an International Baccalaureate education for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, emphasizing transdisciplinary learning and international-mindedness. In addition, the school will offer an information technology curriculum and The Children’s Guild’s Transformation Education, an organizational philosophy that infuses a school’s beliefs and values into the look of the school building, instructional approach, teachers’ mindset and behavior and operating systems. Students from Jessup Elementary, Brock Bridge Elementary and Maryland City Elementary in Anne Arundel County are eligible to attend Monarch Global Academy. The school will grow to serve children from kindergarten through eighth grade in the coming years.(www.monarchcharter.org)
Join us Saturday, February 28th, 6:00 p.m. at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Hippodrome Theatre, 12 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 to celebrate Dr. Ellen H. Yankellow. Read the full story from WBAL.
Missed our late January or February 5th Open House? Do not worry, due to popular demand we have added 3 more dates/times in February. Come by, meet us, ask questions – we are here to serve your child’s individual needs!
2/17 5:30 – 7:30pm
2/21 10-12 pm
Danko said Monarch Academy is very supportive of the project. The school sent email blasts home to its students’ families, set up a collection box at the school, and let Nathan talk to each class about the project. Danko said that Nathan’s classmates have been “really grown-up” about the project. There was no snickering, which would have been expected when the 9-year-old stood up to talk about underwear. “A lot of people brought in stuff,” said Nathan.
Last year, Nathan collected over 400 pieces of underwear with the help of his fellow Cub Scouts in Pack 712 at Monsignor Slade Catholic School, Monarch Academy classmates, friends and relatives. All donated new underwear will be distributed by HOPE For All to homeless people in the county. The bras will be given to Sarah’s House.