Rummage Sale Raises $7,500 for Area School
Students and parents from seven Newport Beach and Costa Mesa schools recently raised $7,500 with a community rummage sale to help Whittier Elementary School, which is also in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
"In an effort to equalize the opportunities for all the kids in our (school attendance) zone, the staff and parents from all schools agreed to support and coordinate the rummage sale," said Ensign Intermediate School Principal Scott Paulsen.
PTAs from the seven district schools--Newport, Newport Heights, Mariners, Heinz Kaiser and Whittier elementary schools, Ensign Intermediate School and Newport Harbor High School--organized the sale and collected goods in their neighborhoods to aid Whittier Elementary.
School to Sponsor Family Reading Event
McGaugh Elementary School is sponsoring an event to encourage families to read together.
The "Family Reading Celebration" will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 1 at the grassy area outside the school's media center.
Author Joanne Rocklin will read from some of her books at the event.
Used books, collected during a two-week donation drive, will also be on sale.
Money raised from the book sale will be used to buy new books, videos and other material for the media center.
1995 Youth Expo Is Planned May 5-7
Students from across the county will take part in the 1995 Youth Expo, to be held May 5 to 7 at the Orange County Fairgrounds.
The 16th annual event, themed "Fossils, Caves and Dinosaur Days," focuses on the positive accomplishments of Orange County students.
Other expo competitions will include a talent search, jazz festival, science and engineering fair, 4-H youth projects and special contests.
Call (714) 708-FAIR for more information on the 1995 Youth Expo.*
Parents to Sponsor Grad Night Party
Fountain Valley High School parents are organizing the eighth annual Grad Night party for the 1995 graduating class.
They are planning a substance-free evening that will include dancing and entertainment.
The party will be June 14 at the school.
Information: (714) 962-3301.
Color Guard Wins Poway Competition
The University High School color guard recently won first place in the Winter Guard International Assn. Emerald Classic competition held in Poway.
--COMPILED BY BERT ELJERA, WITH HOLLY J. WAGNER AND DEBRA CANO