College View PTA President Andrea Crissman thanks everyone who has sent in box tops and labels for the school.

“We have received these not just from parents and teachers, but also from community members,” Crissman said.

Parent Kim Sardo, program coordinator, explained that cereals, cookies, crackers and soups along with diapers, tissues and paper towels are just some of the products with redeemable labels, box tops or “points.”

Community members can mail these to: College View School PTA, 1700 E. Mountain St., Glendale, CA, 91206.

Kiwanis Singers serenade College View students today, while Bailey the therapy dog plans his visit Thursday. College View’s Walk-a-Wheel-a-Thon begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 25. Sixth-graders from Monte Vista School and music students from Glendale High will accompany College View students in the fun!

Thanksgiving is observed with no classes Nov. 26 to 28.

Roosevelt Middle

Roosevelt parents can attend Coffee with the Principal from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria.

Wilson Middle

Wilson’s PTSA Toy Drive runs Dec. 1 to 5. The PTSA meets jointly with Glendale High School’s PTSA at 11 a.m. Dec. 9 at Glendale High. Lunch will be served, and a school tour is planned.


Cerritos is again hosting parent workshops running through mid-December. Participation is voluntary. Parents learn strategies for supporting their child through communication, involvement and guidance. Assignments are worked on at home with their children and results are shared with other parents. Classes are in English and Spanish.

Call the school office at (818) 244-7207.

John Muir Elementary

Principal Amaly Avakian mentions a PTA Book Fair running through Friday at John Muir. The school continues “Puttin on the Ritz” with its monthly formal luncheons where students dress up in their best and practice good manners.

The food services department provides a special menu, including the Harvest of the Month fruit or vegetable.

Marshall Elementary

Marshall PTA President Lianna Zakharian announces the fundraising night taking place Friday at Barnes and Noble in the Americana. Participants from the Family Arts Night event will be recognized along with Marshall participants of the PTA’s Reflections contest. Teachers will be reading stories aloud.

The PTA meets Wednesday at the school. A family movie night is being planned in association with DreamWorks on Monday featuring “Kung-Fu Panda.”

Students who sold more than 17 items or classes that had 100% participation during the fall fundraiser will be feted at a party Nov. 25.

R.D. White Elementary

The PTA Nominating committee is seeking nominations for those who perform volunteer work at R.D. White, said PTA President Hilda Hovsepian.

For more information, call the school at (818) 241-2164.

The monthly flag ceremony is set for 10:35 a.m. Monday followed by the PTA Reflections Awards.

There is no school Nov. 26 to 28 for Thanksgiving. Dec. 1 is a student-free day, so no classes are in session. Kindergarten parent/teacher conferences take place Dec. 1 as well.

Parent/teacher conferences for grades one through five will be Dec. 8, which is a minimum day for all students. PTA Historian Lara Majarian reports that the PTA Toy Drive runs Dec. 8 to 12.

Verdugo Woodlands Elementary

The PTA thanks volunteers of the annual Fall Festival, especially Lolly Gallup and her team for their creativity and time toward a fun-filled afternoon for the Glendale community. Thanks also to students and families who supported this great afternoon event.

The next PTA and Woodlanders Volunteer Meeting (WAVE) is at 6 tonight in the cafeteria, said Sharla Bohman, Verdugo Woodlands’ PTA historian. Child care and refreshments provided.

Makeup school pictures will be Wednesday. The November Flag Ceremony is at 8:20 a.m. Friday. Parking is available on the upper playground. Bring recyclables to the ceremony so Karen Miller and the Go Green team can keep the school’s garden brimming with vegetables and flowers!

Classes are dark from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1 for Thanksgiving. The Holiday Toy & Book Drive is Dec. 2 to 5. For more information, call Launa Penza at (818) 241-2433.

A minimum day is set for Dec. 8 for parent/teacher conferences. Contact your child’s teacher for an appointment.

The PTA thanks all families who donated to the Family Food Drive, and to PTA President Launa Penza for her coordinating efforts.

 EDNA KARINSKI covers the Glendale High cluster PTA. To reach her, call (818) 253-5152 or e-mail

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