Briefly In Education

April 09, 2010

Jog-a-thon raises enrichment funds

Top of the World Elementary School students recently participated in a schoolwide jog-a-thon, the largest fundraiser of the year, to raise money for enrichment programs.

The motto was “Work Together to Reach Our Goal,” to motivate all 400 school families to donate to continue after-school enrichment classes and other programs.


Monies earned will also enable the PTA to fund teacher and grade level stipends, and library and technology support, as well as reading and math incentive programs.

To make a donation, visit or e-mail Betsy Mackel at

Internet seminar for parents

Parents are invited to a free presentation on Internet awareness from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Laguna Beach High School Library, 625 Park Ave.

Victor Guthrie, school district director of technology, and Mark Wagner, president of the Educational Technology and Life Corporation, will lead the presentation, “What You Need to Know to Keep Your Child Safe.”

Topics include the proper use of technology at home and in school, monitoring children’s use of technology, safeguards to ensure proper use of technology, protocols for social networking, and steps to make Internet surfing safer for kids.

The Laguna Beach Community Coalition is sponsoring the event. The coalition includes a broad cross-section of the community and develops prevention/intervention strategies and comprehensive, coordinated policies and services to reduce substance abuse and related problems.

For more information, call Assistant Principal Robert Billinger at (949) 497-7750, ext. 201.

Fun Family Day set at Sawdust

The Sawdust Art Festival will celebrate the 25th annual Imagination Celebration and second Creatively Fun Family Day in collaboration with Arts Orange County from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17 on the festival grounds, 935 Laguna Canyon Road.

The event will feature a variety of hands-on fine art and craft projects, demonstrations, information displays and entertainment, presented by various community and Sawdust artists, and local nonprofit groups.

New to this year’s event is live entertainment, which includes alternative country rock band, City Country City, 16-member band ensemble, Swing Set Too and special musical guests, the Sharp Brothers.

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