Student art showcase in second year

Following the heels of happy art aficionados a year ago, R.D. White Elementary will again transform into a gallery of creativity from 5:20 to 8 p.m. April 27 for its second annual Art Exhibit. This event showcases work by each student attending the school. Adding extra interest to the evening will be a raffle auction, food and live music, said PTA President Laurel Whitcomb Perlman.

It will be here sooner than you can say “Dads’ Club,” so save the date for the annual Fathers’ Follies. Stephen O’Bryan, Fathers’ Follies chairman, announces that this popular production hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. May 6 and at 6 p.m. May 7 in the Glendale High Auditorium.

Glendale High School

Open House begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Quad, said PTA President Sydney Swainston. Parents, students, future students and students interested in attending Glendale High are invited to take advantage of this friendly opportunity to see what’s being accomplished in classrooms and at the school.

Wilson Middle School

Wilson’s spring play, “It’s All Greek to Me,” will be at 6 p.m. April 28 and 29 in the auditorium. The PTSA will help host Staff Appreciation Week activities May 2 to 6. The next PTSA meeting is at 6 p.m. May 10.

RD White Elementary School

It’s a greensneaker drive! Bring sneakers and worn-out tennis and running shoes to the school today through Friday where the R.D. White Foundation is collecting them for charity.

Verdugo Woodlands

Students will experience Brazil on April 27 when they attend a performance by Viver Brasil at the Dads’ Club, said Publicity Liaison Madelaine Motallebi. This Los Angeles-based ensemble was founded in 1997 to cultivate Afro-Brazilian dance and music traditions and has developed work representing the traditional and contemporary Afro-Brazilian dance and music experience, said Deb Beyer, cultural arts assembly chairwoman.

The company received the prestigious Lester Horton Dance Award in 2000 for outstanding achievement in a company performance/non-Western dance. Students should expect a performance that is exciting, educational and entertaining with beautiful costumes, unusual instruments and acrobatics, Beyer added. These cultural assemblies are made possible by the efforts of the school’s PTA and its members.

The fourth annual Nike Reuse-a-Shoe Drive continues through Friday. Drop old tennis shoes off in the school lobby where the Green Team will collect them to be recycled into athletic surfaces for schools and playgrounds nationwide.

College View School

Box Tops and Labels for Education from a variety of food products are always being sought at College View. Community box top and label clippers can send their collections to the school, which helps to attain fundraising goals.

Appreciation is extended toward the hard work of parent and past PTA President Andrea Crissman who secured a $650 grant toward Parent Education speaker events from the California State PTA. The school looks forward to bringing the community another great speaker later in the year, saidPTA President Amy Keating Rogers.

EDNA KARINSKI covers the Glendale High cluster PTA. Email

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