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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Kindergarten registration packets will be available at Lowell Joint School District sites beginning April 3, and special days have been designated at each school for these prospective students and their parents. The designated kindergarten days at each site are as follows: El Portal Elementary, May 15 and 17; Jordan Elementary, May 16 and 24; Macy Elementary, May 18 and 22; Meadow Green Elementary, May 23 and 24; and Olita Elementary, May 11 and 12. Appointments for kindergarten registration can be made by calling the local schools. Eligible kindergartners must live in the district, and it is recommended they be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. However, the legal age for enrollment is 5 years old on or before Dec. 1. Parents must show proof of age through a birth or baptismal certificate. A complete immunization record is also required, as well as the results of a tuberculin skin test with the date given and the date the results were read. For more information, call the individual school or the district at (562) 943-0211. Students raise $2,350 for charity NORWALK – The Associated Student Body at Lakeside Middle School collected more than $2,350 over three weeks in February for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation’s “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser. For more information, call (562) 868-9422. Oratorical Contest slated Tuesday WHITTIER – The public is invited to attend the annual Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Whittier Optimist Club, which will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 200-B at the Sierra Education Center, 9401 S. Painter Ave. The theme of the contest, open to local high school students, is “My future is bright because …” For more information, call Sandy George at (562) 946-4631. Forum scheduled on war in Iraq NORWALK – A forum called “Iraq, the Uncivil War,” will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilford Michael Library Teleconference Center at Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd. The forum will be led by Cerritos professor John Haas, joining several academic sites worldwide via videoconference through a partnership called the Global Consortium. Sites joining the forum by videoconference include universities in Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. It will also be broadcast via closed-circuit television at other community colleges throughout California. Cerritos College employee and Marine reservist Eric Duane will participate and answer audience questions remotely from Iraq. The forum is free. For more information, call Sally Greer at (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2517. Ortiz joins NCLB commission Cal Poly Pomona President J. Michael Ortiz has been named to the bipartisan independent Commission on No Child Left Behind. Congress is scheduled to begin reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2007. Over the next 12 to 18 months, the commission will strive to conduct a high level, independent and bipartisan analysis of No Child Left Behind. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to [email protected]last_img read more