Wednesday, March 28, 2012

PEL Will Host Multilingual Education Fair on April 15

By Parents Education League|March 28, 2012|1:21pm

Join the Parents Education League on Sunday April 15 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm for its second event in their Language in Education Series: The Multilingual Education Fair

There will be public and private schools, tutors and vendors from all over Los Angeles representing Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, Japanese and more. 

This event is Free with preregistration at

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Children's Book World Hosted Passover Party Celebration

By Children's Book World|March 27, 2012|9:49am
Doda Mollie

Doda Mollie hosted "Passover Party Celebration" for children of all ages on Thursday, March 22 at 4:30pm.

Children joined this fabulous children’s performer and music educator, Mollie, for a mini Passover concert! She sang some of her favorite Passover songs from her best-selling PASSOVER PARTY ALBUM, danced and shared a story or two. 

Visit Doda Mollie at and visit Children’s Book World’s extensive selection of Passover books and more!

Children's Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90064
Contact: Sharon Hearn, 310 559-2665

Monday, March 26, 2012

Golden Girl Maggie Vessey Gets Her Game On

By Hal Lifson|Palm Dessert Patch|March 25, 2012

Olympic Hopeful is becoming the "It Girl" of the summer games and is planning a Palm Desert visit soon.
Picture Credit, Palm Desert Patch

This summer, all eyes will be on London for the Summer Olympics. Hopefully, if Maggie Vessey has it her way, and she usually does, a lot of those eyes will be on her as well.
Maggie is like a tall glass of very smart water for the U.S. middle distance team. A blonde bombshell who runs fast as lightning -- two laps around the track in under two minutes. That's what the 800 meters is for Maggie and her colleagues on the track.
A race to the line that is nearly half a mile long and it's over before even a hair is out of place for Maggie. That's just the way it works for the 30-year-old Santa Cruz native who discovered she was a "fast kid" at an early age. "I had an instant identity: Maggie The Runner."
To view full article, visit Palm Dessert Patch.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Champions of Child Advocacy at National PTA Legislative Conference

By National PTA|Ed Enterprise|March 15, 2012|11:39am

Highlights of National PTA's 2012 Legislative Conference

ALEXANDRIA, VA. (March 13, 2012) – Hundreds of child advocates from across the country gathered last week in Washington, DC to train and advocate on behalf our nation’s children, as well as to meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and listen about the Department’s latest efforts. Last week’s activities were all part of National PTA’s® Legislative Conference.

Within this news release are photos capturing the highlights of the conference, the option to download the photos, as well as a link to Education Secretary Duncan’s remarks during his keynote at the conference.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan 
Click here to read Secretary Duncan’s
keynote address.
Congressional Voice for Children Award
Recipient: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Congressional Voice for Children Award
Recipient: U.S. Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA-5)
Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year AwardRecipient: Amy Zink (European Congress)
Local/District/Regional PTA Outstanding Advocacy Award Recipient: Duval County Council of PTAs (Florida)State PTA Outstanding Advocacy Award Recipient: California PTA

About the National PTA Legislative ConferenceThe two-day conference provides ‘grasstop’ leaders from across the country an in-depth look at the latest National PTA Public Policy Agenda through a series of workshops, skill building trainings, panel discussions and guest speakers. Parent leaders will then visit with congressional leaders to advocate for effective family engagement in education and equity and opportunity in education for all children. The 2012 National PTA Federal Public Policy Agenda can be viewed at

About National PTANational PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers,administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Children's Book World's April Events

By Sharon Hearn|Children's Book World|March 5, 2012|11:36am

Children's Book World will be hosting the following events for the month of April.

10:30 a.m., Ages 3 - 8
Interactive fun as Victoria Goring creates new stories live from children's suggestions. Princesses spurn ball gowns, wizards fly vacuum cleaners, pirates love to bake! Everyone gets caught up in Victoria Goring's delightful, hilarious, improvised stories.

10:30 A.M., All Ages
Celebrate Poetry Month with the wonderful Ted Jacobs and his band, The Garden, featuring three singers, two guitarists, piano and precussion!  Hear music from their latest delightful CD, Back to the Garden.  They will be performing songs featuring the poetry of:  Robert Louis Stevenson, Poe, Dickinson, Longfellow, and more...

2:00 p.m., Ages 8 and up
Celebrate the publication of James Mihaley’s first book, You Can’t Have My Planet, But Take My Brother, Please.  Thirteen-year-old Giles is the last person anyone would expect to save the planet.  But when Giles witnesses an alien realtor showing Earth to possible new tenants, he knows he'd better do something. With the help of an alien "attorney" and the maddest scientist in middle-grade fiction, Giles just might save humans from eviction from Earth.  

10:30 a.m., Ages 4 - 8
Professional storyteller Ellen Switkes entertains with interactive storytelling fun from classic children’s books and tales. 

10:30 a.m., All ages
By day, Andrew is a film composer and Polly creates music and sound design for commercials. In their spare time, they write and perform friendly, engaging music for children of all ages. Their folksy vocal harmony and cornucopia of acoustic instruments (mandolins, accordions, ukeleles, shakers, bananas) delight kids and parents alike.

Children’s Book World
10580 ½ Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90064, 310 559-2665
Contact: Sharon Hearn, 310 559-2665; Jpeg photos available on request