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  • Letter to the editor: Thanks to all Santa's Workshop volunteers at Leigh School

    The students at John V. Leigh School love Santa's Workshop and it's all because of the parents. I would like to thank all the parents that donated wrapping paper, gift bags, gifts tags, and tape. I would like to thank all of the parents that spent hours...
  • Learning Matters: Parent participation can lead to more student success

    Learning Matters: Parent participation can lead to more student success
    I think it peculiar that the federal Department of Education requires schools to establish meaningful parent engagement strategies as a condition of receiving federal funds, but the California Department of Education has called into question some of the...
  • Boosterthon Fun Runs gain traction as a school fundraiser

     Boosterthon Fun Runs gain traction as a school fundraiser
    In a new year, it doesn't take long for family fitness resolutions to collide with student fundraisers involving candy and popcorn (not to mention Thin Mints and Samoas). Instead of selling food, magazines, wrapping paper or other consumer goods,...
  • Franklin School winter carnival raises $8,000 for PTA

    An annual event that provides a day of indoor fun and games for Park Ridge school children also proved to be a big fundraiser. Franklin School's Winterfest, held Jan. 31, raised more than $8,000 for the Parent-Teacher Association, according to co-...
  • Coffee Break: How to get into college

    Getting into college can be one of the most anxiety-producing rites of passage for parents and their children. In response, PTA's Coffee Break hosted a panel Wednesday to discuss college acceptance tips. Participants included two representatives of...
  • Maercker students go wild at Westview Hills fun fair

    Maercker students go wild at Westview Hills fun fair
    The Maercker Elementary District 60 PTO invited students and parents to Get Your Game On during the annual fun fair Feb. 22 at Westview Hills Schools. The special guest this year was Chicago White Sox mascot Southpaw, who took photos with students and...
  • Public asks questions as West Aurora begins referendum forums

    Public asks questions as West Aurora begins referendum forums
    More than 50 community members turned up at Hill Elementary School Thursday for the first in a series of public forums about West Aurora School District's plan to borrow $84.2 million in bonds to finance school building projects if voters approve a...
  • Elections: District 41 board candidates seek more fiscal transparency

    Elections: District 41 board candidates seek more fiscal transparency
    Seven candidates will vie for three spots on the Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education when voters go to the polls April 7. When the new board is sworn in, it will face several issues under review by the current board, including the...
  • Crescenta Valley PTA: Monte Vista Elementary to hold 'Father-Daughter Dance'

    Monte Vista Elementary The school's "Father-Daughter Dance" will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the auditorium. Contact the office for more information. The next PTA "Dine-Out Night" will be held next Wednesday at Los Gringos, 631 Foothill Blvd.,...
  • Thurston students accept challenges during weeklong event

    Thurston students accept challenges during weeklong event
    As much as the weeklong EPIC Challenge is a fun break from the routine for Thurston Middle School students, the annual fundraising event, with its multiple games, also provides lessons in teamwork. And the students inside the gym Friday were soaking...
  • Central School commons will be uncommonly creative: officials

    Central School commons will be uncommonly creative: officials
    There are multiple ways to describe the Learning Commons into which Central Elementary School students will dive next September. It will be a collaborative learning space. It will be a fun place to go and someplace where you can, in the words of...