PTA endorses Measure S

Glendale Council PTA passed a resolution on Jan. 27 to endorse Measure S on the April 5 ballot. During the economic crisis facing California and the nation, the group sees Measure S as an opportunity for the Glendale community to help provide local funding for quality schools.

All 25 Glendale PTA units have participated in the campaign by distributing literature, neighborhood walking, holding informational meetings and volunteering in the phone-bank program.

As the April 5 election approaches, more volunteers are needed for phone banking during evening hours and a neighborhood walk on April 2. Glendale Council PTA President Elizabeth Manasserian extends an invitation to community members of Glendale to join the campaign.

If you are interested in participating, call Devin Osiri at (818) 823-8853.


The Mother/Son Medieval Event, “A Knight out with Mom” will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday on the lower playground.

Students can bring recyclable items to school at 8 a.m. March 29 and earn Eagles Eggs.

The next PTA meeting is at 6:30 p.m. April 14 in the auditorium. After the meeting, there will be a display of Science Fair projects.


The PTA is hosting its Spring Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16 on the playground. The community is welcome and there is a need for volunteers from middle and high school students. For more information, contact Rebecca Harvey at


Founder’s Day is at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the cafetorium. Honorees include Sharon Miller, Tracy Prehn, Grainne Ong Yiu, Kirsten Mascheroni, Karen Gilbaugh, Kathy Ranek, Leah Castellana Gould and Classic Bakery.

The Daddy Daughter Dance, titled “Totally 80’s & Groovy/Disco 70’s,” begins at 6 p.m. Friday in the auditorium. Tickets are $35 per couple and the supply is limited. Call Kathy Ranek at (818) 653-5667 for more information.

Principal Bill Card is organizing a group for the Measure S Neighborhood Walk at 10 a.m. April 2 at the school. For more information, contact him at or (818) 249-1863.


Thank you to Meera Srinivasan and Andrea Levering for coordinating last week’s Project Fair.

The PTA reminds parents to review election information by visiting to read about local candidate nominations and Measure S.

Students are donating to the Red Cross to support earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. Every student who donates a dollar will receive a cherry blossom to be placed in the classroom.


Congratulations to Honorary Service Award winners Shellie and Patrick Campbell, Marilyn Shimabukuro, Lourdes Wang, Sonia Boller, Melissa Stephan, Marjan Khazra, Melody McCormick, Tiffany and Kirk Myers, Mary Cummings, Skip and Nicole McNevin, Lisa Griffin, Valerie Tuna and Sara Larkin.

Beautification Day will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday on the school grounds to help beautify the school before Open House on March 31.

JO ANN STUPAKIS covers the Crescenta Valley cluster and her column appears every three weeks. She can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at (818) 248-8507.

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