PTA NEWS: Graduates congratulated for moving on

Congratulations to the Hoover class of 2009! And many thanks to the parent volunteers who helped to make both graduation and baccalaureate memorable events for our seniors and their families.

Congratulations also to all who were honored at the Hoover Awards Night. Many honors were bestowed on Hoover students, including $6,000 in PTSA scholarships to deserving seniors. Funding for the scholarships was provided by Hoover PTSA proceeds from the Tour of Homes and football concessions. Thank you to everyone who participated in those events to make these scholarships possible.

At Hoover’s last PTSA meeting of the year, new officers were installed for the 2009-10 school year. They are Christine Walters, president; Sylmara Multini, first vice president; Dorene Bennett, second vice president; Addora Beall, third vice president; Vic Bedrossian, fourth vice president; Kathy Yepez, recording secretary; Pam Sorem, corresponding secretary; Sandy Bovberg, treasurer; Linda Hom, financial secretary; Vilma Bedrossian, auditor; Ed Torres, historian; and Julie Iezza, parliamentarian.

Thanks to all parents and staff who helped to make the 2008-09 school year a success. Everyone working together is what makes Hoover so great! For the latest Hoover news, visit

Toll Middle School

The Toll PTSA would like the Toll teachers to know they’re greatly appreciated for making this a successful school year. With skills, knowledge, time and patience, they’ve helped Toll students achieve their very best.

Special thanks to all Toll parents who’ve volunteered in classrooms, at lunch, on field trips, in the Malt Shop, at book fairs and at the many other activities this year.

Margaret Hall, PTSA president, thanks the PTSA board members who have dedicated many hours at Toll, especially outgoing members Melody Moradi and Fran Tunno Mills. Hall also welcomes new 2009-10 PTSA board members Kahlena Funk, Sara Khosravi, Isabel Tevanyan, Bill Hall, Maria Iezza, Magda Hamalian, Pam Sorem, Adrine Novshadyan, Susanna Garamonoukian, Lisa Deyell, Raquel Greicius, Marianna Clarizio, Debbie Miller, Janet Siraki and Kaila Toone.

If you have any questions regarding summer school, call Toll at (818) 244-8414. If you have questions, or are interested in helping the Toll PTSA, contact Hall at (818) 247-2318 or

Balboa Elementary

Many thanks go to the outgoing 2008-09 Balboa PTA board members for their hard work and dedication to helping our children. Members include Blandine Aghayani, Ricardina Astoquillca, Carolik Badalian, Carmen Bonyadi, Lisa Deyell, Liza Hemingway, Rania Jurdi, Sara Khosravi, Patricia Lizarraga, Anjik Mineaian, Madlen Panosian, Scott Sackett, Dawn, Velasquez and Charlotte Yarian. Thanks also to our teacher liaison Mary Rose Grim.

Special thanks to Balboa Principal Linda Milano, who is always incredibly supportive of the PTA. Congratulations also to Madlen Panosian, who created the beautiful Balboa yearbook, and thanks to Sixth Grade Activities chairwomen Carolik Badalian, Carmen Bonyadi and Dawn Velasquez for their hard work throughout this school year.

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

Franklin Elementary

The Franklin PTA would like to congratulate the sixth-grade Class of 2009 on its promotion and their hard work this year.

Congratulations also to the new PTA board for 2009-10. The officers are Frances Bramlette, president; Sheri Robinson, first vice president; Catalina Lee, second vice president; Ibet Acevedo, treasurer; Liliana Chavarria, recording secretary; Ana Betancourt, historian; and Lilia Grigoryan, hospitality.

There are still board positions to be filled. If you’re interested, contact the Franklin office at (818) 243-1809.

The Franklin PTA wishes Franklin staff, parents and students a wonderful and safe summer vacation and reminds you — don’t forget to read!

Jefferson Elementary

Jefferson Elementary announces its PTA leaders for 2009-10. They are Anet Esahgollian, president; Hilda Gregorian, first vice president; Paul Fahtma, second vice president; Silva Llamas, third vice president; Nooneh Minasyan, secretary; and Ani Setareh, treasurer.

If you are a member of the Jefferson community, consider volunteering your time and energy to help Jefferson’s students in the coming school year. To volunteer, call the school office at (818) 243-4279.

Mark Keppel Elementary

Mark Keppel congratulates everyone who helped make the Rockin’ For the Arts concert fundraiser a smashing success. Thank you to the chairwoman of the event, Casey Ackley, for all her hard work. Also thanks to Kim Fedrick and Marianna Clarizio, who chaired a very successful spaghetti dinner/silent auction.

Congratulations to all promoting fifth-graders and to the Fifth Grade Committee members who’ve worked hard all year to make the final year for Keppel’s promoting class, a memorable one.

The Mark Keppel PTA announces its board members for 2009-10. They are Kathy Cuza, president; Maria Iezza, executive vice president; Amelia Houts, first vice president; Lorita Noubarentz, second vice president; and Kirsen Hersh, third vice president.

More are Anita Hacopian, fourth vice president; Tony Iezza, fifth vice president; Betsy Ames, recording secretary; Terry Wang, corresponding secretary; Lili Gonzalez, treasurer, Ani Baltayan, financial secretary; Vickie Knight, auditor; Elizabeth Carroll-Meltzer, historian; and Raquel Greicius, parliamentarian.

If you’re interested in volunteering at Keppel, call the school office at (818) 244-2113.

 FRAN TUNNO can be reached by e-mail at heyfranla@

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