Class Notes 3/8/13

Reducing Trash One Lunch at a Time

Green seedlings replace blue ribbons as the top prize for TOW students.

Green seedlings replace blue ribbons as the top prize for TOW students.

Top of The World Elementary students received seedlings grown by Transition Laguna’s members and donated t-shirts from Laguna Beach’s Hobie shop and Laguna Canyon Foundation during a recent assembly.

The PTA-sponsored Green Team is celebrating efforts by students and parents to pack waste-free lunches throughout the remainder of the school year.

Thanks to the Green Team at TOW, led by Kimberly Leeds and student and parent volunteers, students earn weekly raffle tickets for bringing in trash free lunches to school, and names are randomly chosen to receive various prizes.


Baseball Team Needs Help From the Bench

The Breakers’ ball team this season.

The Breakers’ ball team this season.

Three local favorites, the historic Sandpiper bar, La Sirena restaurant and the rockin’ Blues Offenders, suit up this Sunday, March 10, for a 4 to 7 p.m. fundraiser for the LBHS baseball team.

Tickets are $25 per person and entitle supporters to food, entertainment and participation in a silent auction. Donations are still being accepted.

Proceeds will help the team pay for field maintenance, equipment, and scholarships.

Please contact David Kluver at 949-463-5954 with questions.


Local Earns English Degree

Boston University announces the graduation of Laguna Beach resident Lauren A. Mendoza, who received a bachelor of arts in English in January, when 1,600 student were awarded academic degrees.

In addition, two other Laguna Beach residents, Troy G. Donenfeld and Morgan S. Myers, have been recognized on the Dean’s List.


Developing Skills for Success

Dr. Judy Willis will address specific strategies parents and educators can use to help children develop thinking skills  at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, during PTA’s Coffee Break talk at the Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course.

A $10 donation is asked at the door.

Willis, an adjunct professor at UC Santa Barbara’s Graduate School of Education, has written six books about applying the mind, brain, and education research to classroom teaching strategies.

Growing Healthy Kids

SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc.’s free workshop “Growing Healthy Kids,” about preventing childhood obesity, will be held at 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, March 14, 21, and 28 at Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Seating is limited and registration is required.

For more information visit www.seedsed.org, email [email protected] or call Sharael Kolberg at 949-322-9597.


Tickets On Sale for ‘Out On The Town’ Fundraiser

Thurston Middle School’s PTA is hoping you’ll go out to dinner on their behalf on Wednesday, March 20 for Out on the Town, a long-running fundraiser of itinerant foraging at some of Laguna’s favorite dining spots.

Nirvana Grille, The Lumberyard, 370 Common, Nick’s, House of Big Fish and Sundried Tomato, are dishing up some tasty bites for Thurston’s school fundraiser. Served in a progressive dinner style, the first stop is at 6:15; second stop is at 7:10 and the final stop is at Nirvana Grille at 8 p.m. for a light dinner and dancing until 10 p.m.

Tickets are $70 per person, which includes appetizers, drink and dinner. Visit us online to buy tickets or purchase a sponsorship at www.thurstonpta.org. Or contact Christy Addis at [email protected].

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