PTA NEWS:

Hoover High School's annual Baccalaureate event is set for 4:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.

This event is a nondenominational, inspirational tradition for Hoover graduates and families.

Hoover's Annual Awards Night will be at 7 p.m. June 10 in the Hoover Auditorium. Graduating seniors will be receiving many scholarships and achievement awards.

Finals for all Hoover students are scheduled from June 17 to 19. Graduation ceremonies will be at 6:30 p.m. June 19 at the Hoover High School field.

The last PTSA meeting for the year will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Room 401 at Hoover. The evening will start with a potluck dinner, and the PTSA officers for next year will be installed. The PTSA will also offer thanks and sadly bid farewell to parents of graduating seniors.

Hoover parents will show their appreciation to the teachers by providing lunch at 12:30 p.m. June 18 in the Hoover cafeteria. Those interested in contributing can contact either Chris Walters at christinewalters@earthlink.net or Fran Mills at heyfranla@gmail.com.

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

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Toll Middle School

Toll Middle School has many activities planned for June. Toll will showcase its talent at Toll Idol, at 6 tonight in the Toll Auditorium. Toll sixth- and seventh-graders will be rewarded with a BMX assembly at 10:30 a.m. Thursday on the volleyball courts.

Parents are invited to learn about sporting activities on Hoover Sports Day, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the auditorium.

Eighth-graders will be taking finals Thursday, so be sure your student is well rested and has a good breakfast.

There will be an awards ceremony for the sixth-grade Black Stallions from 8 to 10:30 a.m. June 15 in the Toll Auditorium and an eighth-grade award ceremony is also scheduled for 1 p.m. June 15 in the Hoover Auditorium. Toll's last day of school is June 19.

If you have questions, or are interested in helping the Toll PTSA, contact PTA President Margaret Hall at (818) 247-2318 or MhallPTA@aol.com.

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Balboa Elementary

Balboa PTA had its annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on May 21. Thanks to Lisa Deyell and Patty Lizzaraga for all their help in coordinating the event.

A teacher brunch was held May 22. Thanks to Balboa parents for contributions that helped make this event possible. Also, thank you to our local businesses, including Starbucks at Western Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard, Porto's Bakery on Brand Boulevard and the Panda Inn on East Wilson Avenue in Glendale, who help make the school functions possible.

The annual Tunesmith concert was Thursday. Many thanks go out to Jeannie Smith for her dedication to the school choir. Also, thanks to Jody Gallagher for her assistance with all performances. The school orchestra concert was Monday. Thank you to Greg Boyadjian, music teacher, for his talent and dedication to the children.

If you're interested in volunteering at Balboa, contact the school at (818) 241-1801.

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Franklin Elementary

Franklin Movie Night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Franklin will be showing “Hotel for Dogs.” The movie is free, and proceeds from food sales will go to the fifth-grade class to help pay for sixth-grade camp next year.

The last PTA meeting of the school year is at 6:30 p.m. June 9 in the auditorium. The new PTA board will be installed and Honorary Service Awards will be given. The Franklin Chorus will perform and a potluck will be part of the evening's festivities.

The last PTA art class will be from 1:10 to 2:10 p.m. June 11 in the Franklin auditorium. Many thanks to teacher Randall Williams for sharing his time and talent.

The Drama Club's “Snow White” performance will be at 6 p.m. June 12, in the auditorium. The Drama Club has been working very hard since January. Thank you to teachers Linet Ohanian and Ana Markaryan for generously giving Franklin students their time and enthusiasm.

Special thanks go to PTA President Nancy Fetterhoff and secretary Maria Lepe for their loyal service to the Franklin community. They will be greatly missed as their children move on to Toll.

It's been a wonderful year, and we thank all the teachers, volunteers, parents and always supportive Principal Stephen Williams.

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

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Jefferson Elementary

The Jefferson PTA has had a very difficult time finding volunteers to help at the school this year. You can call the Jefferson school office at (818) 243-4279 for more information about volunteering.

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Mark Keppel Elementary

The Mark Keppel Spirit Day Assembly will take place at 1 p.m. today in the Hoover Auditorium. There is no evening show, so parents are welcome.

The Mark Keppel PTA In-N-Out Dinner will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Don Cuco Mexican Restaurant (second floor) at 214 N. Brand Blvd. to celebrate incoming and outgoing PTA board members.

Keppel families are encouraged to order Domino's Pizza on Wednesday to support fifth-grade activities. There will be an Orchestra Assembly and evening concert at 6:30 p.m. June 9 in the Toll Auditorium.

Fifth-grade Promotion Night is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. June 14. Report cards go home June 19, which is the last day of school and a minimum day.

Keppel PTA President Adrine Novshadyan, sends her thanks and gratitude to the stellar Keppel family of parents and staff for their support and for being so great to work with this year.

Special thanks also go out to a very special person at Keppel, Irene Roach, who's volunteered tirelessly at Keppel for more than 11 years. Her time and dedication have made a huge difference. In addition to the many projects she's worked on over the years, Irene started a program called Keppel Cruisers. She's at Keppel every morning at 7:15 to set up music for students and supervise them.

This allows Keppel students to be dropped off early, eliminating excess traffic and allowing for morning exercise. She also started Keppel's after school soccer and basketball programs, which allow students to participate in sports at no charge. The Keppel PTA board, staff, parents and students, gratefully acknowledges Irene for her dedication to the school. To volunteer, call (818) 244-2113.


?FRAN TUNNO can be reached by e-mail at heyfranla@gmail.com.

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