Parent volunteers logged a reported 173,096 hours in service to
Glendale public schools this year, according to Jan Bills, immediate past
president of the Glendale Council of Parent-Teacher Associations.
The additional participation of parents, teachers, staff members and
community friends in school fund-raising generates thousands of dollars
districtwide and makes possible the purchase of additional materials to
further enrich the classroom experience; provide field trips and cultural
arts programs; and update aging playground equipment.
Yes, parent participation makes a difference! If one of these new
presidents or committee chairmen calls and asks for your help, please say
yes. You don't have to quit your day job! Working parents can-- and do --
find meaningful opportunities for involvement at school, despite busy and
Your kids will thank you... maybe!
All Glendale families are invited to take part in the Glendale Peace
March, organized by former Hoover students and scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 9. Marchers should assemble on the Hoover High School
football field at 5:30 p.m.
Organizers hope the march will focus public attention on the need for
peace, safety and cultural understanding in the Glendale community.
For information, contact the Glendale Peace March at 956-4703 or
Here's what's happening at Glendale cluster schools:
Glenoaks - Students are gearing up for "Wheel Day" on Monday, June 12.
Principal Sally Buckley says it's the school's way of thanking the
students for all their work this year in helping raise money for 32 iBook
Students can bring bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates or any other
toy with wheels for fun during recess.
Congratulations also to sixth-grader Rustin Zomorodi, winner of the
recent District Elementary Spelling Bee. And thumbs up to former student
Matt McKenna, working toward Eagle Scout rank with Boy Scout Troop 125,
for the pretty new landscaping in front of the school.
John Marshall - The school's annual Family Picnic is scheduled from 4
to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, on the playground. Kathleen McClure, school