Glendale PTA: Hoover, Toll and Keppel to host block party

Hoover High School, Toll Middle School and Keppel Elementary will host their annual block party celebrating the arts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 5.

There will be great food, fun activities for the kids, amazing art and great music including performances by the Hoover, Toll and Keppel drill teams, the Keppel Show Choir, the Hoover Jazz Band, the Hoover Marching Band and the Toll Choir.

Incoming Toll and Hoover families are strongly encouraged to come and join in the fun.

Hoover High School

An open house will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday. Parents of students who will be attending Hoover for the first time next year and missed the “Incoming Student Night,” can attend this event to find out more about the school.

Toll Middle School

The Toll Foundation meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday in the school’s library, located on the third floor. The foundation is looking for volunteers to help in a variety of areas.

Keppel Elementary School

Mark Keppel Elementary will be celebrating its volunteers and important people who make a real difference to the students next week at Ambrosia restaurant. Rumor has it that tickets may be sold out, but please inquire at the school office if you are interested in attending.

Franklin Elementary

The Benjamin Franklin Elementary Foundation will hold its fourth annual silent auction and social gala at ELEVE’ Lofts and Skydeck on April 5. All proceeds will benefit student programs at Franklin Magnet School.

The event will feature an amazing raffle and auction items as well as the fabulous musical styling of the All-Star Parent Band.

The silent auction will be from 6 to 8 p.m. and the event will end at 10 p.m. This is an adults-only event.

Columbus Elementary School

Columbus Elementary fosters learning through creativity to reflect originality, individualism and the use of technology to succeed. This cannot be done without the fundraising efforts of the school’s PTA. The next Columbus “Dine Out” date will be on April 10. The location has not yet been announced, but details will definitely be available prior to the event.


COLLEEN REYNOLDS covers the Hoover cluster of Glendale Unified. She can be reached at

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