Community Strong!

What happens when you gather individuals and organizations together to support children? We at The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools experienced this first-hand by engaging with the amazing outpouring of community partnerships towards the event, Back to School Involves You Too!

Back to School Involves You Too! is a campaign, built through a collaboration of individuals from businesses, organizations, and community members, orchestrated through TEAM BCPS and sponsored by The Education Foundation of BCPS, to launch Baltimore County Public Schools teachers and students towards a successful new 2018-2019 school year.

The campaign is comprised of three initiatives; the BCPS Fest, Tools for School! and BCPS Day at the Yard.

Tools for School! is a school supply drive which began July 2nd and extended through August 25th. This year it was supported by over 300 Education Champions including retirees, elected officials, neighborhood friends, organizations, churches and businesses who volunteer their time, talent and treasure to bring much needed schools supplies to the classroom. Over 850 BCPS teachers registered for this event which took place on August 25th at Boscov’s White Marsh Mall. Over 50 pallets of schools supplies were received, sorted, stocked, inventoried and distributed by over 155 volunteers from the community fulfilling 942 volunteer service hours. Teacher’s collected the supplies to provide to students in need, enabling them to be prepared for their first day of school.

The BCPS Fest is a free outdoor festival to celebrate the return to school. The festival took place at the Boscov’s White Marsh Mall lot, filled with nearly 40 different exhibits. It allowed families to experience the fun and excitement associated with an antique fire engine, a story time booth, the BCPS Parentmobile, jump rope games, the benefits of dental care, the BCPL Bookmobile, musical performances, BCPS student support programs, interactive fun activities and games.

BCPS Day at the Yard was held at Camden Yards on August 29th and was attended by students, parents, teachers and the BCPS community to cheer on the Baltimore Orioles as they played the Toronto Blue Jays. A fun filled evening was had by all.

The Education Foundation of BCPS wishes to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved in Back to School Involves You Too. We are grateful for our community who bring joy to our BCPS students by providing much needed school supplies to begin the school year, information to achieve success, and fun-filled activities. When students know their community cares, they may one day become a citizen who contributes as well.

“There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability


Thank you Education Champions for Supporting Back to School Involves You Too

Thank you Tools for School! Supply Sponsors

101.9 Radio

American Heart Association

Anytime Fitness
Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce
Baltimore County Government
Baltimore County Public Library
Baltimore County Public Schools students & employees
BD Diagnostics
Berkshire Hathaway Home services
Bohler Engineering
Boscov’s White Marsh Mall
Breakthrough Beverage Maryland

Capital Services

Carpet Land, Inc.
Chesapeake Bank of Maryland
Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church
Chick-fil-A Restaurant
Daly Computers, Inc.
Deity Hair Studio
DryLand Salon
First Financial Credit Union of Maryland

Green Turtle

Havtech, LLC
iFly Baltimore
KCI Technologies, Inc.
Kitlowski for BOE

Steve & Betsy Lafferty

Leap Day Media

Annie Scott

Mary Scott
Maryland Public Television
Med Star Franklin Square Medical Center – A Magnet Hospital
Media Star Promotions
Medieval Times
Mitre Corporation
NW Baltimore County Infants & Toddlers Program
Office Depot/Office Max, Inc.
Personal Genome Diagnostics
Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
Pevco Systems
Pikesville Chamber of Commerce
Pinder Plotkin Legal Team
Rosedale Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Sara Murphy, Berkshire Hathaway

SASS Salon
Scholnick Law
Slice New York Pizza
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of MD/DC
Staples Business Advantage
T.Rowe Price
Textron Systems
The Columbia Bank
Towson Chamber of Commerce
White Marsh Mall


Monetary Donations Provided by:
Albert & Mary Lou Kaestner
Alfried & Farrokh Kamdin
Alicia Humphreys
Baltimore County Retired School Personnel Association
Bonnie Phipps
Donna Miller
Dr. Margaret Kidder
Dr. Nancy Grasmick
Henry H. Lewis Contractors LLC
iFly Baltimore

Lisa Murphy

Mary & Ed Kitlowski
Oak Contracting
Debora Borden Karasack
PSA Insurance
Roeder Travel
The Fullerton Family
Vince Sbarro


Thank you Tools for Schools! Volunteers

Haleemat Adekoya BCPS Student Board Member
Joe Albright Medieval Times
Tiana Almquist Media Star Promotions
Terry Anderson BCPS Office Facility Support Services / Logistics
Crystal Anifantis Media Star Promotions
Steve Austin Media Star Promotions
Brad Balladarsch BCPS Office Facility Support Services / Logistics
Marshall Balschweid Medieval Times
Patchaya Banks Media Star Promotions
Heather Banz Pevco Systems
Eric Baum Media Star Promotions
Elizabeth Becker BCPS Office Facility Support Services / Logistics
Corey Black Media Star Promotions
Ali Blais Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Kallista Boeckmann T.Rowe Price




T.Rowe Price

Zest Social Media Solutions

Aaron Brooks BCPS Office Facility Support Services / Logistics
Michelle Bryant T.Rowe Price
Rebecca Butcher Medieval Times
Christina Byers BCPS Community Superintendent
Megan Café Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Eleanor Cammarata BCPS Retired Clerical
Timothy Cannon T.Rowe Price
Kelcey Carbery Media Star Promotions
McKenzie Chanelworth BD Diagnostics
Jackie Chavis BCPS Office of Transportation
Dolores Cleaver BCPS Human Resources
Lamont Cook T.Rowe Price
Rosemarie Cooper Chesapeake Bank of Maryland
Jennifer Corbin T.Rowe Price
Chris Curran Media Star Promotions
Cherie Currier BCPS Essex ES
Jeff Currier BCPS Office Facility Support Services / Logistics
Jeanette Davis First Financial
David Derck T.Rowe Price
Nicole Desz BCPS Orems ES
Jennifer Drury BCPS Copy & Print Services
Malbah Duwana BCPS Office of Transportation
Diana Eaton BCPS Sparks ES
Florence Falatko BCPS Cromwell Valley ES
Phraadys Fields Media Star Promotions
Kathleen Forstrom T.Rowe Price
Linda Frederick BCPLibrary
Kelly Garrison BCPS Villa Cresta ES
Hollie Ann Gauss First Financial
Bhagyalaxmi Gopagani T.Rowe Price
Alex Green Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Kristi Hahn BCPS Grange ES
Sue Hahn BCPS Family & Community Engagement
Caroline Harris Kenwood High School
Joe Harsel VALIC
Melanie Head T.Rowe Price
Brian Hiles BCPS Copy & Print Services
Tammy Hiner BCPS
Ashley Hofferbert BCPS Glyndon ES
Trema Hoffman BCPS Office of Transportation
Kimberly Hooper T.Rowe Price
Keith Hutson Media Star Promotions
Alyssa Jackson BCPS
Kelly Jackson Orems Elementary School
Marvin Jackson BCPS Office Facility Support Services / Logistics
Sandy Jamison T.Rowe Price
Norton Johnson T.Rowe Price
Cindy Jones First Financial
Jayme Katz Media Star Promotions
Jade Kaufman Media Star Promotions
Simran Kaur Kenwood High School
Charlie Kay Cockeysville Middle School
Lisa Kay Friend of the Foundation
Charlee Kerr Media Star Promotions
Erin Kerr Media Star Promotions
Lauren Kess BD Diagnostics
Devon Kess BD Diagnostics
Stephanie Kinnear Breakthrough Beverage Maryland
Katie Kirschner BCPS Orems ES
Ed Kitlowski Kitlowski for BOE
Mary Kitlowski Founder of Running on Air
Ed Kitlowski Lift Education
Lauryn Krauch BCPS Villa Cresta ES
Brittany Lamp First Financial
Stephanie LaPenna Media Star Promotions
Carin Lazarus Media Star Promotions
Brian Lazarus Media Star Promotions
Alissa Lazzati Media Star Promotions
Laura Lemon The Education Foundation of BCPS
Tom Lemon Friend of the Foundation
George Lemon Towson High School Alumni
David Lemon Towson High School Alumni
Lisa Licata Media Star Promotions
Brian Love BCPS Office Facility Support Services / Logistics
Farrell Maddox Retired BCPS
Asia Mason Kenwood High School
Asia Mason BCPS Student
Michele Massey BD Diagnostics
Tony Maxwell BCPS Office of Transportation
David McCrae BCPS Office of Transportation
Aaron McGuire Media Star Promotions
Jennifer Miller First Financial
Megan Mitchell Media Star Promotions
Ryan Moran T.Rowe Price
Danielle Nguyen T.Rowe Price
Naomi Njau Kenwood High School
Carrie Norman First Financial
Eva Nuahn Dosunmu Friend of the Foundation
Onyinyechuku Nwokorie T.Rowe Price
Caroline O’Neill T.Rowe Price
Erica Palmisano BCPLibrary
Ryan Parrish BD Diagnostics
Amanda Parsley SECU Credit Union
Maureen Partilla BCPS Retired Principal
Amy Patrick Medieval Times
Debbie Phelps The Education Foundation of BCPS
Phil Phillips Media Star Promotions
Robert Powers BCPS Office Facility Support Services / Logistics
Jeleesa Randolph T.Rowe Price
Ben Reeves BCPS Office of Transportation
Michael Ringling Media Star Promotions
Deborah Rogers T.Rowe Price
Jean Romanowicz Media Star Promotions
Anne Ruehle Media Star Promotions
Deborah Sackey Kenwood High School
Rachael Scaring-Thomas Medieval Times
Zane Schrawager Medieval Times
Valerie Smith BD Diagnostics
Nia Smith Kenwood High School
Nayana Smith Kenwood High School
Amanda Smith Media Star Promotions
Valerie Smith BD Diagnostics
Jerma Smith BD Diagnostics
Kori Snair Gunpowder ES
Brianna Sosnowski Gunpowder ES
Ashley Stallknect T.Rowe Price
Angela Stewart First Financial
Sara Stork Media Star Promotions
Todd Sulpar T.Rowe Price
Janet Tetter BCPS Office of Transportation
Kelly Thomas Media Star Promotions
Matt Thompson Media Star Promotions
Alana Tompkins Media Star Promotions
Erica Torres Kenwood High School
Fadimata Toure Kenwood High School
Ida Turner BCPS Copy & Print Services
Adrian Walters T.Rowe Price
Barbara Weber T.Rowe Price
Michelle Wells T.Rowe Price
Kenny West BCPS Office of Transportation
Cindy Whitcomb The Education Foundation of BCPS
Ernie Whitcomb Friend of the Foundation
Giselle Wiggins T.Rowe Price
Jordan Wilkerson T.Rowe Price
Robyn Wolf BCPS Glyndon ES
Sarah Wood T.Rowe Price
Stuff A Bus Patrons Friends of the Foundation


Thank you BCPSFest Contributors

  • Career and Technology Education – robotics, 3D printing, simulated babies
  • College and Career Readiness – goal-setting, picture booth
  • English Language Arts – creating magnetic poetry
  • Food and Nutrition Services – answering questions about school meals
  • Health and Physical Education – rope jumping area and jump rope giveaway
  • Library Media Programs – storytime booth with local celebrity readers
  • Magnet Programs – information about application process, options
  • Mathematics – math games
  • Mobile Innovation Lab – LEGO construction, circuitry, computer programming
  • Music and Dance Education– Wheel of Dance, interactive music activity
  • Parentmobile – mobile resource center
  • Resource Centers for Families and Schools – selling learning materials
  • Schoology – Department of Innovative Learning – registering parents with MyBCPS accounts
  • Science – launching straw rockets
  • Social Studies – makerspace activity based on Ada’s Violin
  • Transportation – bringing a school bus
  • Visual Arts – printmaking bookmarks

From the community

  • AETNA Better Health – cornhole game, information, giveaways
  • Adventure Dental, Vision, and Ortho
  • Baltimore County Health Department
  • Baltimore County Police Department, White Marsh – goggles to experience impairment
  • Baltimore County Public Library Bookmobile
  • Baltimore County Public Library, White Marsh branch
  • Charley’s Grilled Subs – food vendor
  • Chick-fil-A – food vendor
  • Colgate-Palmolive Dental Van – dental screening, free toothbrushes
  • Community College of Baltimore County – information about early college and other programs
  • Dave & Busters – food vendor
  • Every Locker – printing and selling t-shirts
  • Fire Museum of Maryland – bringing antique 1949 Mack fire engine
  • First Financial Federal Credit Union – book giveaway and reading nook
  • Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum
  • Gunpowder Valley Conservancy – watershed model, fish tank
  • iFly Baltimore – building parachutes with a wind tunnel simulator
  • Irvine Nature Center – nature crafts, animal guests
  • Maryland 529 – information about saving for college
  • Medieval Times – hang out with royalty
  • Patient First – medical information, giveaways
  • R.S.V.P. – Retired Senior Volunteer Program – volunteer opps for seniors and schools