With the 2013-14 school year starting to wind down, it's a good time to check your school calendars for Teacher Appreciation Week.
This is your chance to thank all of the wonderful people who give so much of themselves; time, talent and treasure to make a difference in the lives of our children.
A nice note, a homemade card, a coffee-shop gift card or a simple kind word will all be graciously accepted. Please just don't forget to recognize your teachers and let them know just how much they are appreciated.
Hoover High School
A powder-puff football game will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday on the Hoover football field. Proceeds from the $3 admission fee to attend the senior girls versus the junior girls matchup will benefit a nonprofit organization.
Auditions for the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," will be held on May 8 and 9 at Hoover High. All ages are welcome. Call (818) 539-6777 or go to www.steppingstoneplayers.org for more details.
The installation of new PTA officers will be held at 7 p.m. on May 20 in Room 12101 at the school. There will be a potluck meal, please bring a dish to share.
Toll Middle School
The last "Food Truck Night" of the school year will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 8. Come on out and join the community for a little Korean BBQ, Mexican food or a delicious selection from the famous Grilled Cheese Truck. There will also be entertainment.
Save the date for a retirement party to Principal William B. Card. An event is being planned for May 31. Details will follow soon.
Mark Keppel Elementary
The fifth-grade promoting class will present "Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr." on May 15 and 16 at Hoover High School. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.markkeppelelementary.org.
The school has been added to the California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll for the 2013-14 school year. Through the honor roll school program, the California Business for Education Excellence identifies and recognizes higher performing schools in the state that are closing the achievement gap, and Columbus is one of those schools.
Worldfest will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday with authentic French, German, Italian and Mexican food. There will also be internationally themed performances by the students all day.
Games, large slides, a race track for miniature electric race cars, reasonably priced rides and great food will be available and all proceeds will go to support the foreign-language programs at Franklin.
COLLEEN REYNOLDS can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She covers the Hoover cluster.