PTA NEWS:

Hoover High School PTSA scholarships for graduating high school seniors recognize students for volunteer service in the school and community. Deadline to apply is April 10. There is no grade-point-average requirement. Students should ask their counselors for an application.

Senior counselor Rose Samore will be the speaker at the Hoover PTSA Assn. meeting at 7 p.m. March 10 in room 401 at Hoover.

She will give parents an overview of the three state college systems — community college, California State University and University of California as well as private colleges and other requirements. The spring sports season started Monday. The sports played this spring are boys'/girls' swim, boys'/girls' track and field, girls' softball, boys' baseball, boys' tennis, and boys' volleyball.

Although Advanced Placement testing is in May, it's not too early to start talking about it. Forms have been sent to students, and registration is open. All students who take AP courses are encouraged to take the test. Students who score 3 or above can get a head start in college.

For the latest Hoover news, visit www.hooverhs.org.

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Toll Middle School

There will be no school for Toll students March 6. The Toll PTSA will have its annual election at the next association meeting at 7 p.m. March 12, in the Toll Library, 700 Glenwood Road.

Toll's Castle Night will be at 5 p.m. March 12 at Toll. The Toll PTSA will honor its volunteers for their service and dedication with Honorary Service Awards at a special celebration in May. Your help is needed to identify the outstanding individuals and organizations making a difference for our children. E-mail Adrine Novshadyan at anovshadyan@yahoo.com to nominate a volunteer.

Parents are invited to attend a Toll TRUST meeting at 3:15 p.m. March 17 in Room 1202 at Toll Middle School. The PTSA is looking for parent volunteers to help supervise students every school day during lunch from 12:20 to 1 p.m. Contact Margaret Hall at (818) 247-2318 or MhallPTA@aol.com if you have questions or you're interested in helping the Toll PTSA.

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Balboa Elementary

Are You Smarter than a Blazer game night brought Balboa moms and sons together for fun Jan. 30. Thanks go to Dawn Velasquez, who coordinated the quiz show, Jody Gallagher, who was the disc jockey, and George McClements, who was master of ceremonies. Thanks also to Rania Jardi, Lisa Deyell, Mary Rose Grimm, Scott Sackett, Patricia Lizarraga, Carolik Badalian, Madeln Panosian, Jordan Harriman and Tom Hendrickson for all their help.

Thank you to the wonderful community members who agreed to read to Balboa students and shared the joy of reading at the Everybody Loves Reading event Friday. Thanks go to Lisa Deyell, Mary Rose Grim and Sara Khosravi for their invaluable help.

Honorary Service Awards will be given out on Founders' Day at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. Call the school for the time and location of the event.

Thank you to Sandra Lechner for coordinating the Founders' Day celebration, and to Charlotte Yarian for coordinating the Honorary Service Awards.

Thanks also to Panosian for her hard work in putting together the Balboa yearbook.

If you have candid pictures you feel should be in the yearbook, bring them to the office in an envelope addressed to Panosian. If you're interested in volunteering at Balboa, call the school at (818) 241-1801.

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Franklin Elementary

Franklin Elementary School's PTA thanks all school volunteers.

If you're interested in volunteering at Franklin, call the school office at (818) 243-1809.

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Jefferson Elementary

Jefferson Elementary School's PTA thanks all school volunteers. Anyone wishing to volunteer can call the school for information at (818) 243-4279.

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Mark Keppel Elementary

Mark Keppel's PTA board meeting is at 8:15 a.m. Thursday in the Toll teacher cafeteria. Founders' Day Dinner will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Anoush Banquet Hall, 401 W. Colorado St., Glendale.

All are welcome to attend. Make reservations at the Keppel front office. Dinner is $25 and includes 20 appetizers and three main courses. It also includes soft drinks and wine.

Mark Keppel's Book Fair, the PTA's second fundraiser, is Monday through Feb. 27.

Come by, support the school and buy great, affordable books. Also be sure to attend Family Reading night at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Keppel Cafeteria.

For more information, call Mark Keppel at (818) 244-2113 or e-mail Adrine Novshadyan at anovshadyan@yahoo.com or call her at (818) 389-4892.

To volunteer at Keppel, call the school office at (818) 244-2113.


?FRAN TUNNO can be reached by e-mail at fran@frantunnno.com.

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