Council PTA presents candidates forum

Following a successful community forum on public education, the Glendale Council PTA is hosting a candidates forum featuring Glendale Unified School District board candidates. The event begins at 7 p.m. March 3 in the Board Room, 223 N. Jackson St.

The Glendale/Burbank League of Women Voters is moderating the forum. Questions should be submitted via e-mail at or by telephone at (818) 925-4598.

"We encourage people to attend, but it will also be televised and re-broadcast on Glendale city's Channel 15 (GTV6)," said legislative chairwoman Jaimi Zwerling-Jeffrey.

Wilson Middle School

Wilson's PTSA will celebrate Founders Day on Feb. 22 at the Phoenicia Restaurant, 343 N. Central Ave., Glendale. A reception starts at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 and event chairwoman Laura Keen is taking reservations at Historian Linda Guzik also adds that Honorary Service Awards will be presented to recognize some of the extraordinary volunteers in the Wilson and Glendale communities.

Glenoaks Elementary

Glenoaks' PTA is gearing up for its annual Read Across America Night at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Children and parents are welcome to dress in pajamas and bring a pillow for this wonderful event that promotes reading and motivates children to pick up a book. Guest readers include Mary Scheer from Nickelodeon's "iCarly" and Glendale Police Officer Sue Shine.

Verdugo Woodlands

Lucy Petrosian and Silva Boghossian, Founders Day dinner co-chairwomen, look forward to seeing everyone Feb. 17. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. in the Dads Club. Tickets are $15.

A Cultural Arts Assembly happens on Feb. 23 for first through sixth grades.

Save March 2 for family reading night at the school. From 6 to 7:30 p.m., "Read Around the World" will provide family fun with read-alouds representing eight countries.

The Foreign Language Academy of Glendale (FLAG), including Verdugo Woodlands' Japanese Dual-Immersion program, will have an evening festival on March 11 at the Hoover High School Auditorium celebrating the different cultures represented by the FLAG program.

Verdugo Woodlands is eagerly anticipating its annual Ritz Dinner Dance and Auction at 6 p.m. March 4 at the Glenoaks Ballroom.

"This is our school's largest fundraiser — a joint PTA and Woodlanders Are Volunteers for Education (W.A.V.E.) event—benefiting the Arts, Education and Technology programs," said Madelaine Motallebi, publicity liaison.

Friends can socialize, browse silent auction and raffle items, enjoy a sit down dinner and full cash bar, dance, and support a live auction. Donations are being accepted for the live and silent auctions. Contact Maggie Mason,, for questions or to make donations.

Edna Karinski covers the Glendale High cluster PTA. Email

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