Weis Markets and Student Support Network: A Wise Partnership!

When we sat down with Rob Santoni, Manager of the Weis Markets location in Fullerton Plaza, our first order of business was to seek the answer to a question that has been on Baltimore County residents’ minds since the grocery chain started expanding across our region in the past decade. How do you...

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BCPS And The Network See Dramatic Increase In Levels Of Need

Over the past 15 years, the percentage of BCPS students in low-income families* has increased by 60%, from 33% in 2006-07 to 53% in 2020-21. (*Students in low-income families are defined as those that qualify for free or reduced-price school meals, F/R). 📈All schools within the Network...

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Shocked by Kindness: Ms. Segura’s Reflections

In any network, an array of parts or people are needed to accomplish the system’s purpose. This is certainly true at the Student Support Network, which wouldn’t function without a variety of volunteers, school principals and administrators, donors, staff members, teachers, and school counselors...

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Advocacy: A Primer on Food Insecurity

Did you know that the Student Support Network has a new Advocacy Committee? Our first meeting will be on Monday, November 22 at 7:30 and we’d love for you to join us! One of our goals is to expand access to healthy food and other basic necessities that children and adolescents need to grow...

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A Valued Volunteer: Chris Diehl

Chris Diehl has done a lot for our neighborhood (the Chatterleigh Association) but one of her greatest contributions to the well-being of hundreds of children was surely her service to the Student Support Network, especially in the early days when it barely existed. As you may know, the idea of...

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Winter Coat Drive

The Network is holding a Winter Coat Drive to provide coats, hats, gloves/mittens, and scarves to students in need. We are looking for community members who can post the flyer shown below to their neighborhood listservs/social media pages, at their place of employment, or place of worship and ask...

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Baltimore Highlands Elementary School Joins The Network

The Student Support Network is pleased to welcome Baltimore Highlands Elementary School, our 14th partner school, to the Network!  Located in Halethorpe, the school serves students in Pre-K to 5th grade. BHE is our first school on the west side of Baltimore County and is designated as a Title I...

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2021-22 Fundraiser: A Night For The Network

On October 15, 2021, the Student Support Network will be hosting our first-ever formal fundraiser event: A night of drinks, dining, raffles, music + dancing, and a celebration of what’s been and what’s to come for the network! A Night for the Network, taking place on October 15 from 6:30 – 10:30...

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Maryland Book Bank Has Donated 6,000 Books To The Network

This past week marks the 6th month that the Network has received 1,000 books a month from the The Maryland Book Bank! These 6,000 books for children have been distributed by volunteers happy to give them out, and received by delighted children and their families. Some of the books have already...

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