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Santiago Hills principal becomes a human sundae following successful PTA fundraiser

They all screamed for ice cream. And chocolate. And whipped cream. And caramel. Days after Santiago Hills Elementary School shattered its PTA Jog-a-thon fundraising goal, Principal Corey Pace showed he was a man of his word -- albeit a sticky one -- as he allowed himself to be turned into a human ice cream sundae courtesy of some very excited students, who gladly poured on the aforementioned ingredients.

IPSF, PTAs and other organizations take different paths toward a common cause

Ever considered making a contribution to IUSD, but you're not exactly sure who pays for what? There are, after all, a number of organizations that exist to support Irvine schools, including the Irvine Public Schools Foundation and our local PTAs. To clarify the roles of each, Superintendent Terry Walker emailed a letter to families last week. Here’s the full text:

Dear IUSD parent:

Irvine campuses gearing up for fourth annual Walk to School Day on Thursday, Oct. 28

Thousands of IUSD schoolchildren and their families are expected to abandon the family car in favor of comfortable shoes on Thursday, Oct. 28, in conjunction with International Walk to School Day. This is the fourth year in a row that Irvine is participating in the campaign, which, as the name implies, promotes walking and bicycling to school as a means to improve health, reduce traffic and highlight safe routes to school for kids.

Local elementary schools will use 'Snowy Day' to attempt a new world record for reading

IUSD schools, in partnership with Team Kids, the Irvine Unified Council PTA and Jumpstart, will join a national effort to set a new world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day as part of “Read for the Record” on Thursday, Oct. 7. Launched in 2006 by Jumpstart, a national nonprofit, the Read for the Record campaign seeks to promote literacy and early education.

PTA-sponsored forum for school board hopefuls will take place Tuesday at the District Office

Just a friendly reminder that the Irvine Unified Council PTA is hosting its Candidates Forum for this year's IUSD Board of Education race beginning at 7 p.m. tonight. Free and open to the public, the forum will be held in the Board Room of the District Office, located at 5050 Barranca Parkway in Irvine. It will also be broadcast live on Channel 39. Three candidates are running for two seats in the Nov.

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