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  • Outgoing Glendale Unified PTA Council president calls for more participation

    Outgoing Glendale Unified PTA Council president calls for more participation
    Sandy Russell recently hung up her hat as Glendale Unified's PTA Council president, a role she's had the past two years overseeing 26 PTA units in Glendale. In June, she announced that parents across Glendale this year had contributed more than 100,...
  • Mary Boger prepares to sign off

    Mary Boger prepares to sign off
    When Mary Boger adjourns her last Glendale Unified board meeting on Aug. 12, she will leave behind a legacy more than 30 years in the making. The longtime school board member announced she’d leave with eight months short of her last term, saying an...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Value Card can lead to big savings

    I must have had a ghastly look on my face. Goulash! Like a deer in the headlights! Local school boosters Tanya Pereira and Analily Park were perplexed by my reaction. Since I was in the company of two prominent and eloquent La Cañada ladies, I had to...
  • Learning Matters: Return to PTA emphasizes big changes

    Learning Matters: Return to PTA emphasizes big changes
    Nearly 27 years have passed since our daughter started kindergarten at John Muir Elementary and I first served on the board of a PTA. The last time I held a PTA office was when our youngest was still in middle school, 10 years ago — until now....
  • PTA: GUSD conducting survey relating to foreign languages

    The Glendale Unified School District is conducting a survey to assess interest in foreign languages. Parents are encouraged to participate in this online survey as to what foreign language their son or daughter will most likely study when they enter...
  • Glendale PTA: Ceremonies mark the end of the school year

    Glendale PTA: Ceremonies mark the end of the school year
    The last day of school in the Glendale Unified School District, including graduation and promotion ceremonies, is June 3. Wilson Middle School eighth-graders will attend promotion activities at 9:30 a.m. on the school's athletic field, while promotion...
  • Learning Matters: Kudos to workers trying to close the gap

    Learning Matters: Kudos to workers trying to close the gap
    It seems wherever I go in the realms of education and career, I'm being urged to "mind the gap." As London signs alert passengers to step carefully over the gap from platform to train, I've been directed to pay attention to the skills gap, gaps in...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Recognize teachers every day of the year

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Recognize teachers every day of the year
    May is “thank your local teacher” month: Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5 through 9), National Teacher Day (May 6) and California’s Day of the Teacher (May 14). While it is nice to have one’s vocation be singled out, it would be...
  • Glendale High cluster PTA: Ceremony surprises former school leader

    A flag ceremony at R.D. White Elementary was anything but ordinary as former principal Suzanne Risse was surprised by an unveiling of a statue in her name. The piece depicts a girl lying on her stomach reading a book. Resting on a cement block that also...
  • Les Tupper Community Service Awards announced

    Les Tupper Community Service Awards announced
    Former La Cañada Mayor Steve Del Guercio, retired teacher and Boy Scout leader Harriet Hammons and Kyla Bradley, a high school student dedicated to making the area's homeless feel loved, are among this year's winners of the Les Tupper Community Service...
  • Learning Matters: VW Dads' Club gears up for 'Fathers' Follies'

    Learning Matters: VW Dads' Club gears up for 'Fathers' Follies'
    It's May, the month for celebrating Mother's Day, Teachers Appreciation Day and Classified Staff Appreciation Day. For many local PTA leaders, it's also the month for the California State PTA convention, when PTA representatives from many of our schools...
  • Crescenta Valley PTA: Rosemont to host Parent Information Night

    Did you know that alcohol and marijuana are the most widely used drugs among youth ages 12 to 17? Nationwide statistics show that 73% of youth report that at least one of their four closest friends used alcohol in the past year and 60% of youth report...