With all the buzz these days about healthy lifestyles, International Walk to School Day on Wednesday is a great opportunity for parents and their children to get some exercise. This is an annual event, and this year at least 10 schools in our district are participating. Walk to school with your child, enjoy some fresh air, meet some friends along the way and get a little bit healthier. The entire month has been named "Walktober," in the hopes that families continue this great habit in the future.
The YMCA Quarterback Club has been meeting every Tuesday during football season for 82 years. Each week the group hears about our local football programs. Glendale, Hoover, Crescenta Valley and St. Francis High School, as well as Glendale Community College coaches each give an update. Membership is $50, lunch is $16 each Tuesday until Nov. 23. The event is held at the Elks Club, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale. Call Susan Hunt for more information at (818)-241-3111, Ext. 566.
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"Together Everyone Achieves More" is the PTA theme selected this year by President Lourdes Wang. The Membership Committee invites everyone to join.
The Reflections Program kicks off with a workshop from 1:25 to 3 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. The theme this year is "Together We Can."
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The PTA meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium.
The gift-wrap fundraiser begins with an assembly for all students on Friday. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year.
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 25 to 29. PTA and the Korean Parent Club are sponsoring a week packed with activities to keep students drug free.
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PTA hosts Family Game Night in the cafeteria beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday. There will be games, music, food for sale and competitions. Admission is free, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
PTA and Foundation meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 in the cafeteria. Free child care is provided.
The PTA meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium.
Family Night and Egg Drop begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday on the playground. Students will construct containers designed to keep an egg from breaking following a 60-foot drop from the top of a fire truck ladder. Come join the fun.
Foundation meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the library.
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Prom Plus is asking for community support by adopting a duck for the annual Kiwanis Duck Race, which will be held on Oct. 23.
Adopting online is the easiest way to participate. Buy one duck for $5 or take advantage of the Quack Pack adoptions by buying five ducks for $25. Every participant in the Quack Pack program will be entered into a special drawing to receive a weekend in Las Vegas.
For more information, visit http://www.duckrace.com/glendale and visit the team page for Prom Plus.
JO ANN STUPAKIS covers the Crescenta Valley cluster, and her column appears every three weeks. She can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (818) 248-8507.