Meetings are once a month at the Assistance League House, 547 Catalina St., with the next meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 4.
For more information, contact Lauren Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SchoolPower welcomes new families
SchoolPower trustees and their kids took to the streets Sept. 10 and 11 to deliver more than 200 welcome bags to families who are new to the Laguna Beach Unified School District, according to a news release.
Pamela London Franck, SchoolPower trustee and this year's Welcome Committee chairwoman, was new to the school district last year and recalls how moved she was when she and her twin boys who attend Top of the World Elementary School received their bag last year.
"What better way to return the favor than to take over the effort this year?" she said.
The bags contains a welcome letter from Franck and SchoolPower's new president, Marcus Skenderian, along with a SchoolPower directory, a fall newsletter highlighting 2011 events and financial goals, as well as organic apples donated by Whole Foods.
"Volunteering for efforts like this is just one of the ways the community can help make a difference for our schools," Franck said.
Other ways include: donating to SchoolPower's Community Campaign, which is underway; fielding a dodgeball team on Oct. 13; and donating to Fund-A-Need for specific classroom initiatives.
Last year SchoolPower raised nearly $697,000, which resulted in classroom size reduction, improved technology, and enhanced music and visual arts programs.
For more information, http://www.lbschoolpower.org.
— Jamie Rowe
LBHS structures meet standards
Three structures at Laguna Beach High School, which were constructed in the early 1960s, were listed on the Assembly Bill 300 Survey and Report, which evaluates public school structures and their sustainability in the event of an earthquake.