The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 30, 1986 · Page 25
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April 30, 1986

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 25

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»HJt t»AI WednewUy, April M, Hi* EN TIMES CONTEST WINNERS WINNING THE dairy judging contest at the Area III Future Farmers of America Judging Contest are students from Robert E. Lee High School. They are, from left, Todd Ramsey, Troy Oliver, Tony Richards and Travis Kennington. (Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey} in ruiure rarmers ui America juuguig i^umesi rwciiai us ami iravisivenmngion. are students from Robert E. Lee High School. They (Sun staff photo by Angle Br Five million unsupervised PTA gives advice on raising latchkey kids CHICAGO (AP) — An esti- charge?" reminds parents of the organization adds, cons CHICAGO (AP) — An estimated 5 million school-age children between the ages of 5 and 13 are so-called "latchkey children" — kids who care for themselves while parents are at work — according to a new publication from the National PTA. The brochure, "Kids with keys ... Parents with jobs ... Who's in Games help with divorce ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Every year the parents of more than a million children get divorced. Often, the children mistakenly blame themselves and struggle to solve what are really their parents' problems. JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, a psychologist at the University of Rochester, has found that teaching children to distinguish between "grown-up" problems and "kid" problems helps alleviate their sense of guilt, so they can cope better in school and at home. To help them learn Lhis distinction, she has devised several games, appropriate for children of different ages. These games have been successful as part of a divorce intervention program she has de signed for Rochester-area elementary schools. charge?" reminds parents of the bottom line": a parent is still in charge whether physically present or not. Also included are alternatives to leaving children alone, safety rules, and constructive after-school activities for children. Many working parents must make the important decision of whether or not to let children care for themselves for part of the day, the PTA notes. It recommends that parents consider their children's maturity and personality, and whether they can be relied upon to obey agreed-on rules, finish homework and complete chores. Check to see if your community offers such backup services as block parent, green hand or safe house programs, where signs placed in windows signal, that children can come for help in an emergency, or hotlines that children can call if they are frightened or lonely. If not, the organization adds, consider getting the local PTA involved in starting them. The PTA publication encourages parents to practice good parent-child communication and to teach responsibility and self- discipline, which will help develop children's judgment and self-confidence. Parents also need to show children their concern, the PTA advises. They need to know you think of them while you are away ... and that you're happy to see them at the end of the day. The brochure suggests complimenting children on jobs well done and making plans to spend time together during the evenings and on weekends. For a copy of the publication, send 15 cents with a stamped, self-addressed long envelope to "Kids with Keys," National PTA, Dept. AP, 700 N. Rush St., Chicago.IL 60611. CLASSIFIED 422-8323 SVENSON TRANSMISSIONS NOW OPEN CALL 420-3253 *175. MOST CARS OLD OR NEW WE REBUILD WHY PAY MORE? AMERICAN & FOREIGN OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE 1407N. MAIN BAYTOWN S a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sot VOTE SATURDAY, MAY 3 • DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECT DOUG JUDGE 5O9th Family District Court "Uniquely qualified with service to the community" Only Democratic Candidate Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization 11 years of family law practice in Houston 5 years with Gulf Coast Legal Foundation representing indigent families Endorsed by numerous community, professional, political and labor groups Co-authored new legislation to protect abused women and children in Texas Active in Democratic Party & campaigns; sustaining member of Harris County Democratic Party Member, Texas Council on Family Violence Married for 15 years to Susan Wame, Junior High math teacher; 2 children, ages 7 and 11 B.A., University of Texas. J.D., University of Houston Law Center Featured speaker and panelist at family law events throughout Texas Author of published articles on family law topics Member of Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists Association, Family Law Sections of Houston and Texas Bar Associations; Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. Gentry students get ready to take computer literacy test By HALI UMMEL GENTRY JUNIOR SCHOOL Gentry seventh- and eighth- grade students took the Career Ability Placement Survey (CAPS), and the Career Occupational Preference System (COPS) April 29 and 30. The CAPS test measures BHMS elects cheerleaders abilities related to occupations and careers. The COPS testtells where the student's areas of interest He. The purpose of the two tests is to provide students with information that helps them in exploring career occupational possibilities. Each year, after this current year, only seventh- grade students will take these tests. COMPUTER LITERACY In the area of computers, seventh-graders will have the opportunity to take a computer literacy test that will determine how much knowledge they have on computers. Achieving a 90 percent on better on the test, can exempt an eighth-grade student from taking the required computer literacy course. If the student does achieve this, an additional semester elective can be taken instead of computer literacy. By AMY DUNN and RACHEL BRIM BARBERS HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL The eighth-grade Barbers Hill Middle School class made a short trip to the high school on April 22 to vote on junior varsity cheerleaders. In their absence, the fifth-grade class came to the middle school to vote on seventh- and eighth-grade cheerleaders and student council officers. SCHOOL ELECTIONS Barbers Hill Middle School held their cheerleading and Student Council elections on April 22. The new student council officers for 1986-1987 are as follows: Ashley Finley, president, Heath Burns, vice president and Victor Mamich, secretary-treasurer. The cheerleaders for the seventh-grade are: Jenni Johnson, Gena Johnson, and Christi Boodell, with Stacy Hurst serving as alternate. The cheerleaders for the eighth-grade are: Crystal Crosthwait, Vandi Lindig, and Tonya McCawly, with Jennifer La Four serving as alternate. SOVIC'S ONIO1V RINGS... TO! »TT«M »r PERF Thafs why I keep comin' back JL know somethin' about rings. I gave a girt a ring once. Gave a '51 Chevy a key ring, loo. But the best ring anybody ever . gave roe was an onion ring from Some. Sonic'» onion rings are made with fresh onions sliced , just right...dipped in Sonic's own rich batter...then dunked in the cooker for exactly 2Vt minutes. One bite tells you these guys really know somethin' about rings. Take it from a ring expert: Sonic onion rings are perfeclo. That's why I keep comin'back. 3203 GARTH RD. 42S-2531 WEEK *1: MAY 1- MAY 11 , 1986 GREAT AMERICAN VALUE COMBO MEAL Everolhing you're hungry for. Regular Sonic Burger. Onion Rings. & Medium Coke (or other soft drink) l»usingcouporo.pteo*» ONLY $ A OO atfvijeocwratofwtxjnptaclngocow. ' • " ' No cash value. Good only at participating stores on next visit. Not good in conjunction with any other offer. One coupon per customer per visit Offer expires: May 11.1986. . wti. ft. fcr fc» AMI ttan* MkM gaii»rf|«, M.I. *•*••». Trw*. P.O. In 7*57, «»•«>•«, Ti. 77J7»-7437. Graduation Time Is Forever Capture That Feeling of Pride & Accomplishment June 1st Your Graduate's Picture Jane Doe Robert E. Lee High School 1986 Marching Band Congratulations Your Family 1x3 - *21.78 Congratulations John Doe Ross S. Sterling High School 1986 "We Are Proud of You' Your Grandparents Submit Your Congratulations By Mail or In Person Jane Doe Barbers Hill High School Class of 1986 Congratulations Your Family 1x2 - M4.52 1x1 - *7.26 In the June 1st issue of The Baytown Sun a page will be dedicated to the graduates of the Class of 1986. Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Friends can purchase a space on this page congratulating their special graduate. D7.26(iMpctvr«) Name Address City D 14.52 (M picture) ta«iMiiWtl,N*2M*M.riclnsMnbipfcM9rivlMtst. _St._ -Zip- _ HM »>1.71) t»i HM Mytwm SOT, P.O. In *•, I, T*. 77S«. •• Mf» *• MNfaM

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