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Thursday, September 29, 2022
Tamala Takahashi
Nikki Perez for City Council
Zizette Mullins for City Council

Bret Harte Celebrates Autism Acceptance Month

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April is World Autism month as well as Autism and Neurodiversity month.  Burbank schools are taking the opportunity to spread acceptance and inclusion of neurodiversity through spirit days, activities and ribbons. Bret Harte Elementary kicked off their month long acceptance campaign on Friday, April 1st by encouraging students and staff to wear blue in support of their fellow students.

COVID-19 Response, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Reports Updated

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Two important reports were discussed and updated at the Burbank Board of Education Meeting at City Hall on Thursday night.

2nd Grade Class Makes Monster Mugs on Display at Ugly Mug Coffee House

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Darlene Crain’s second grade class from Bret Harte Elementary, have created clay monster mugs which are on display at the Ugly Mug Coffee House until Halloween. Owners of the Ugly Mug Coffee House, Steve and Emily Nalbantian, had children attending Bret Harte when their coffee shop first opened. “I remember thinking how it was such a great name for a coffee place and the idea just came to me,” said Crain, who tries to do this art project each year with her students.

Drive-by Art Gallery at Bret Harte Elementary

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On Monday, February 1st, Bret Harte Elementary hosted a drive-by art gallery, featuring art that the students made from home. The school’s PTA zip tied page protectors to the fencing along both sides of the school at Lima st and Ontario st. The students had a week to create their art and bring it by the school to place it inside one of the protectors.

Students Give Back at Burbank Animal Shelter

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Burbank middle schoolers volunteered to read to rescue animals at the Burbank Animal Shelter on Thursday, February 13.

McKinley Elementary is Looking for Grant Help with Votes

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People can vote daily from now until March 23

Local Schools Install Murals at Burbank Town Center

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On March 3, students from Providencia Elementary, Brett Hart Elementary, Jordan Middle School, and Burbank High School installed interactive murals on the third level of the Burbank Town Center.

Traveler Visits McKinley Elementary Ahead of USC – UCLA Game

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On Thursday, November 16th, staff and students at William McKinley Elementary school participated in their annual College Rivalry Day, which consists of a special visit USC's Mascot Traveler!

Arts at Disney Elementary Big Winner in Matching Funds Challenge

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Walt Disney Elementary School’s community came together to thank Warner Bros. Entertainment for a Fundraising Challenge Grant to increase the ARTs

Burbank Elks Donate Dictionaries at Providencia Elementary School

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Burbank Elks Lodge donates dictionaries to three third-grade classes at Providencia Elementary School. All third-graders throughout the school district will receive the dictionaries -- a total of 1,031

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Britt Vaughan Adds Zonta International Director To Resume

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Burbank-born Britt Vaughan makes it to the top of Zonta International when she's elected director.

Mountain Lion Sighting in Burbank, What You Need to Know About These Big Cats

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On August 23, 2022 at 11:45pm a mountain lion was sighted on the 1900 block of Bonita Ave. The cougar had traveled about a mile away from the Burbank hills and crossed the busy Glenoaks Boulevard before being spotted in a residential neighborhood. The Burbank Animal Shelter put out an alert on social media and released a community mountain lion awareness Guide.

Burbank City Council Candidate Profile: Sharon Springer

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For her candidate Q&A, incumbent Burbank City Councilmember Sharon Springer opens up about starting a neighborhood traffic reduction initiative, which led to her earning a position on the council in 2017.