Class Notes

Rotary Distributes the Write Book


Students receiving their own copy of Webster’s best-seller.

In support of literacy month, Laguna Beach’s Rotary Club distributed 221 Webster’s Dictionary for Students to third grade students at El Morro, St. Catherine’s, and Top of the World.


Water District Offers Scholarships


The deadline for high school seniors to submit their applications for South Coast Water District’s $500 college scholarships is Tuesday, May 1.


Last year, the district awarded six scholarships to college-bound seniors who live in the service area, south of Nyes Place.

Scholarship applicants must provide examples of their community service or environmental activities and submit a 500-word essay on water.


For info: call 949 499 4555 ext. 3153, or at scwd.org/community/scholarships/asp.


Kids Take up Anti-Alcohol Campaign


Youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laguna Beach will participate in a community prevention effort known as Sticker Shock, Tuesday, April 24, placing stickers with prevention messages on alcohol multi-packs at retailers.


The campaign, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, was originated by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and is part of a countywide effort to reduce underage drinking.



Latino Family Literacy Night

Two school district officials will conduct a parent education class Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the district board room.

Community Liaison Javier Diaz and El Morro Elementary reading interventionist Livi Adams will lead the class, intended to help parents improve the literacy and language skills of Latino children.

For further info: contact Mr. Diaz at (949) 394-6076 or email [email protected]



Sage Hill’s Fair Sample Global Culture


Laguna Beach students Oliver Tomson sings the national anthem and Noosha Deravi performs with the Persian dance group during Sage Hill School’s Multicultural Fair on Saturday, April 28.


In addition, Laguna Beach’s Anu Worah is the parent volunteer in charge of the fair’s newly expanded ethnic bazaar.


The event will feature a student-run marketplace and ethnic bazaar; authentic foods from Ghana and New Zealand along with more than 20 other food booths; an entertainment line-up featuring Irish, Polynesian, Bharatanatyam, flamenco and Chinese dragon dancers; an ethnic fashion show and a surprise at 12:30 p.m.


Host Families Needed for Foreign Teens



Pacific Intercultural Exchange is looking for a few more host families to welcome foreign high school students that are scheduled to arrive soon for academic year homestay programs.


The students between the ages of 15 and 18 years are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance, and are anxious to share their cultural experiences with their new American families.


Families who host are also eligible to claim a monthly deduction on their itemized tax returns.


For any further information, visit www.pieusa.org or call 888-743-8721.

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