Our goals include getting teachers involved in their local, state and national union, preparing educators for their job, and fostering relationships through our Read Across America event and essay contest.
Committee Chair: Casey Keenan
UniServ Director: Nicola van Kuilenburg
Members: Missy Dirks, Brittany Blankenship, Jacki Wood, Gary Brennan, Paul Guerin, & Alia Knight-Dahl.
A huge thank you and farewell to Nicole Long and Michelle Alcoser who accepted a job with another Maryland County. They will be missed, thank you for all that you did for the committee!
If you would like to know more information please contact Casey Keenan (formally Keyser) at Casey.Keenan@fcps.org or LDCFCTA@gmail.com
Upcoming 2016-2017 LDC committee meeting dates:
Tuesday, May 9th – 4:30-6:00
We will return for more GREAT sessions next year! Stay tuned!
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Our First annual Downtown Frederick Dr. Seuss Book giveaway! We hope you can join us next year! We still have a few Teacher I am shirts left in each size from S-3XL, please contact Casey Keenan at Casey.Keenan@fcps.org to order one. They are $15 and the money will go to help fund next years books.
The Middle School READIE 500
Congratulations to these amazing Middle School students who read an extra 500 minutes in March!
Humza Husain – Windsor Knolls Middle – Mrs. Cameron
Chris Arana – Crestwood Middle School – Mrs. Travis
Mariana Ramirezn Niz – Monocacy Middle – Mrs. Knight-Dahl
Elementary School Dr. Seuss Essay contest
This years quote was, “A persons a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who
K-2 category: Brenna Davies – Centerville Elementary – Mrs. Lloyd
3-5 category: Kylie Stracener – Sabillasville Elementary– Mrs. Austin
1st Grade category: Nora Sands – Whittier Elementary – Mrs. Kinnamont
2nd Grade category: Julia Moore – Urbana Elementary – Mrs. McKeever
3rd Grade category: Alexander Dennis – Thurmont Elementary – Mrs. Crone
4th Grade category: Hannah W. – Sabillasville Elementary – Mrs. Doney
5th Grade category: Alyssa Davies – Centerville Elementary – Mrs. Hames
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
K-2 category: Leyna Durrshmidt – Emmitsburg ES – Mrs. Keller
3-5 category: Marleigh Klamert – Middletown ES – Mrs. Eyler
Kindergarten category: Roxana Zarbalian – Kemptown ES – Mrs. Montgomery
1st Grade category: Samantha Williams – Centerville ES – Mrs. Hagen
2nd Grade category: Leyna Durrshmidt – Emmitsburg ES – Mrs. Keller
3rd Grade category: Rebecca Davis – Twin Ridge ES – Mrs. Shoemaker
4th Grade category: Alyssa Davies – Centerville ES – Mrs. Hames
5th Grade category: Marleigh Klamert – Middletown ES – Mrs. Eyler
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child”
1st Grade category:
1st place – Olivia Baker– Emmitsburg ES – Ms. Beckner
2nd Grade category:
1st place – Lindsay Chance – Brunswick ES – Ms. Mace
2nd place – Naomi Tipton – Emmitsburg ES – Mrs. Keller
3rd Grade category:
1st place – Tessa R. McKenzie – Emmitsburg ES – Mr. Brown
2nd place – Matthew Alfronso – Monocacy ES – Mrs. Fogle
5th Grade category:
1st place – Kara Graves – Brunswick ES – Mrs. Chew
2nd place – Sadie Batson – Brunswick ES- Mr. Price
2014’s Read Across America was successful with more than 70 readers across the county inside our classroom. Even though we had a snow day on the event day, we have had classrooms and readers reschedule readings! GO FCPS & FCTA!
Thank you to an amazing SPARKS adventure!
The class of 2017 FCTA LDC SPARKS!
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