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PTA News: Thanks to Hoover tour committee

Thanks to Keith Sorem and his committee who worked so hard to put on another wonderful Tour of Homes. Thanks to the many students and parents who served as docents, bakers, performers and helpers on tour day. And a special thank you to those who opened their beautiful homes and the talented florists who added to the holiday décor. The Tour of Homes is a true community effort and was, once again, a great event.

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Toll Middle School

The Toll PTSA would like to thank everyone who contributed to the toy drive. Your generous donations will make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate this holiday season.


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

Balboa Elementary

Congratulations to the Balboa Reflections Finalists, Monet Aghayani, Judy Chayah, Mary Deyell, Gary Kemdjian, Max Kovach, Jackson Rogers, Jeanette Tlapa and Robert Yeritsyan, who placed third at the council level. Thank you to Laura Frimmerstein and Scott Sackett, co-chairmen for the event.

Balboa’s gift wrap fundraiser brought in more than $4,000. Thanks to Madlen Panosian and Laura Frimmerstein for coordinating the sale. The Holiday Shoppe was also successful thanks to Nono Oganesayan and Gilda Ovasapyan who chaired the event. Thanks also to Lisa Deyell and Anjik Minaeian for their help and guidance. To volunteer at Balboa, contact the school at (818) 241-1801.


Franklin Elementary

Franklin families are in full holiday mode as they just celebrated their annual Potluck and Chorus Concert PTA meeting. The Franklin PTA would like to extend their appreciation to the amazing trio of chorus teachers, Peggy Wadell, Laura Carbajal, Jill Gargiulo who dedicate their time to our primary students! You might have seen them marching recently in the Montrose Christmas Parade.

After the winter break the PTA will be busy with the Father Daughter Dance and Mother Son Night. Times and dates will be announced soon.

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

Jefferson Elementary

Jefferson will hold a student assembly Sing-A-Long, Wednesday in the auditorium. Parents, students and friends of Jefferson, the PTSA thanks you for your contributions all year and wishes you a happy and safe holiday. Students will be off starting Dec. 23 and return Jan. 10.

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

Mark Keppel Elementary


The Mark Keppel PTSA thanks parents, students and community friends of Keppel, who graciously volunteer their time and energy all year long to make Keppel a great school. Mark Keppel students will be off for the holidays starting Thursday and will be back in school Jan. 10. To volunteer at Keppel, contact the school at (818) 244-2113.

Fran Tunno can be reached by e-mail at