This is it … SPELLING BEE time. The Mathews Market Days Student Bee is Saturday morning, September 6 at 11:00 AM in the Colonial Court House in the midst of the MMD activities; the adult spelling bee will take place at the same location at 2:00 PM. THEN on September 8ALMP will kick off the SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE for all public, private and home-schooled students. Enrollment in the Scripps bee is by school and/or home-school group. For information about enrollment in the Scripps National Spelling Bee go to www.spellingbee.com or call (804-210-9169) ALMP. It is important to note that the early enrollment period ends October 16 (price $130.00) for public and private schools. (Home-school groups have a different enrollment cost.) **** Several students have enrolled during the summer to begin their GED studies and have discovered the new GED is very different and difficult. There are two sources at your finger tips available to assist you in your studies. Go to www.ged.com for all the information needed about the new GED and also check out the Gloucester Library’s program on their website. www.gloucesterva.info/Library and then on the left side, click on: Resources, Web links, Education then scroll and click on Learning Express, click on All Centers then High School Equivalency Center. These computer suggestions are in addition to the tutoring offered by ALMP. **** Fundraising is paramount to ALMP’s program. Help us at the Christmas Stocking Store which will be held at the Courthouse Restaurant beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Sew or knit your favorite pattern into a stocking that will receive bids for purchase. You don’t sew. Think these two words … DUCT TAPE! When you are ready to begin your stocking, watch the video on duct tape crafts, right there on your computer. **** BoD meeting on September 16 @ 6:00 PM in Room 2 at the Gloucester Library. **** See you at Mathews Market Days!