Bake sale and tea are part of Hoover home tour

The 53rd annual Hoover Tour of Homes is Saturday. See four Glendale homes beautifully decorated by local florists. Included in the tour are a complimentary tea, bake sale and performances by Hoover music groups. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at Hoover High and local merchants. Tickets will be available the day of the tour at each home for $25.

Hoover's December PTSA meeting will be 7 p.m. Dec. 13, in room 12101. Enjoy a potluck meal, a holiday celebration and free raffle.

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Toll Middle School

There is a PTA meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium.

Many thanks to the Toll community for supporting the Food Drive. More than 35 boxes were filled to the brim with food for local families. Toll's executive board meeting will be 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Room 1202. Toll's Book Fair is Dec. 6 to 10. The school Toy Drive is Dec. 13 to 16.

If you have questions about the Toll Middle School PTSA, or would like to volunteer, e-mail Raquel Grecius at

Balboa Elementary

Balboa PTA congratulates the 2010-11 Student Council: Mary Deyell, Alexis Pinto, Parly Ataian, Shant Sarkisyan, Leeah Voskerchian, Narek Minasyan; photographers Adam Omary, Pareli Amirkhanian, Lauren Warshaw, Michelle Tahmasian, Ryan Halawi, Arno Madatyan, Kevin Ghookas and Liana Saryan. Also, thank you to student council advisor Ovsanna Garabedian.

The Holiday Shoppe will be open from Tuesday through Friday during the school day. If you have new items to donate, contact the school office.

To volunteer at Balboa, contact the school at (818) 241-1801.

Franklin Elementary

December starts with the annual potluck and chorus meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 for amazing food and the sweet sounds of Franklin's first-, second-, and third-graders.

The Franklin Yardsalepalooza will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 11. Stop, shop and grab some homemade tamales.

To volunteer at Franklin, contact the school at (818) 243-1809.

Jefferson Elementary

The PTA will take pictures of all students Thursday and, as a holiday gift, give one to each student. Jefferson's PTA Book Fair runs Dec. 6 to 13 in the auditorium. Parents are welcome to buy books before and after school each day.

The PTA Executive Board Meeting is at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in the school conference room. The PTA meeting is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 in the auditorium. Jefferson will hold a student assembly Sing-A-Long on Dec. 22 in the auditorium.

To volunteer, call Jefferson at (818) 243-4279.

Mark Keppel Elementary

Keppel's Toy and Food drive begins today and runsthrough Dec. 10. The Keppel drill team will perform in the Montrose Christmas Parade, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday. Students from Keppel, Toll and Hoover will perform a choral concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Hoover auditorium. To volunteer at Keppel, contact the school at (818) 244-2113.

Fran Tunno can be reached by e-mail at

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