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March 2, 2002
Maya Kukes MAGNOLIA PARK -- Students at Walt Disney Elementary School took a break from the swings and games at recess on Thursday to greet an unusual guest - the Cat in the Hat. The cat's appearance kicked off Read Across America Day, which was Friday, one day early. The purpose of the day is to promote schoolwide reading. The day also honors Dr. Seuss, the author of many beloved children's books including The Cat in the Hat. Today marks the 98th birthday of Seuss, who died in 1991.
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June 5, 2004
STEVENSON TO GET NEW PRINCIPAL WHAT HAPPENED The board approved hiring Debbie Ginnetti as the new principal at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School. WHAT IT MEANS Ginnetti begins her new position July 1. She presently is a curriculum specialist at Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Jefferson elementary schools. She started her career in the district, first teaching at Walt Disney Elementary School and then at Thomas Edison Elementary School.
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By: Mark R. Madler | September 14, 2005
Police evacuated Walt Disney Elementary School on Monday afternoon after a suspicious briefcase was found in a park across the street. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department bomb squad found only a videotape of "Pulp Ficton" inside, police said. A parent notified school officials about the briefcase just before 2 p.m. "She came in to pick up her child because of the power outage," Disney Principal Bobbie Kavanaugh said. "She told us, 'I saw a briefcase over in the park.
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December 6, 2003
CARMELA MARY MURO Carmela Mary Muro, 75, died Nov. 30, 2003, in Panorama City. She was born on Nov. 6, 1928, in Valley Stream, N.Y., and was a longtime resident of Burbank. She is survived by her grand- nephew, Richard Denogean. Funeral services will be at noon Monday at the chapel of Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Service in Burbank. There will be a visitation before the service from 10 a.m. to noon. THE REV. DANIEL M. BALDERAS The Rev. Daniel M. Balderas, 52, died Nov. 29, 2003 at his home in Burbank.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | August 26, 2006
BURBANK— Boxes of new school supplies sat on the floor of Melissa Pamperin's classroom at Walt Disney Elementary School on Wednesday, as she spent the day organizing herself for the first day of school on Monday. Pamperin, like all the teachers in Burbank Unified School District, was setting up for an early start this year. "It makes sense academically to start early," Pamperin said. But not everyone is thrilled with the district's decision to shift the school calendar this year, starting and ending classes a week early.
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May 10, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Kindergarten registration for the 2000-2001 school year continues this week. To register, parents or guardians must show their child's birth record, proof of residency such as a utility bill, written evidence of up-to-date immunizations and tuberculosis screening. The registration times for Burbank's 11 public elementary schools: George Washington Elementary: register from 9 to 11 a.m. today, 2 to 3 p.m. on May 17, 9 to 11 a.m. on May 24 and 9 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. on May 31. Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary registration begins May 18 and continues daily from 8:30 to 3 p.m. Walt Disney Elementary School registers students by appointments on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thomas Edison Elementary School registers daily from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
NEWS
September 5, 2007
The following items will be discussed at Thursday?s Burbank Unified School District board meeting: ? District board members are scheduled to appoint a new principal at Walt Disney Elementary School. The interim principal, Gail Copeland, will remain at the school until Sept. 24. The district will discuss and make this appointment in closed session. ? The district will most likely congratulate and introduce the new principal in the open session of the board meeting where they will make their approval of the appointment.
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By Rachel Kane | April 4, 2007
MAGNOLIA PARK — For the second year in a row, the smallest school in the district has received the Title I Academic Achievement Award, a recognition from the state for schools that suffer from economic need and excel in academic progress. Walt Disney Elementary School, one of five Title I schools in the district, improved its Academic Performance Index score by more than double its growth target, earning it the award. "We worked hard to get it," Principal Bobbie Kavanaugh said.
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By Rachel Kane | September 1, 2007
BURBANK — Children and staff at Walt Disney Elementary School will have to wait a little longer for a new principal this year. The hunt, which has been going on since the announcement of former Disney Principal Roberta Kavanaugh’s departure in early July, is still on for her replacement. “We’re going through the [hiring] process, and we’re getting to the point where we expect to be ready with an appointment on Sept. 6,” Deputy Supt. Joel Shapiro said.
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By ISABEL ADAMS | May 16, 2009
The annual Mayors Cup golf tournament, held by the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis at the DeBell Golf Club on April 24, was a fun-filled day and a great success. All of the Mayors Cup proceeds will go directly into programs that have a proven track record in the area of youth services. The Mayors Cup honors past mayors of Burbank, and many of them participate in the tournament and post-tournament activities. Participating this year were former mayors Lee Ayers, Vince Stefano, Marsha Ramos, David Laurell, Mary Lou Howard, Mike Hastings, Robert Bowne, Jef Van der Borght, Stacey Murphy, Tom Flavin, Dave Golonski and new Mayor Gary Bric . The Flight A winners were Team VER Sales: Craig Ryan, Paul Ryan, Pat Russell and Steve McNulty , each winning Mizuno Drivers.
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September 5, 2007
The following items will be discussed at Thursday?s Burbank Unified School District board meeting: ? District board members are scheduled to appoint a new principal at Walt Disney Elementary School. The interim principal, Gail Copeland, will remain at the school until Sept. 24. The district will discuss and make this appointment in closed session. ? The district will most likely congratulate and introduce the new principal in the open session of the board meeting where they will make their approval of the appointment.
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By Rachel Kane | September 1, 2007
BURBANK — Children and staff at Walt Disney Elementary School will have to wait a little longer for a new principal this year. The hunt, which has been going on since the announcement of former Disney Principal Roberta Kavanaugh’s departure in early July, is still on for her replacement. “We’re going through the [hiring] process, and we’re getting to the point where we expect to be ready with an appointment on Sept. 6,” Deputy Supt. Joel Shapiro said.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt and Rachel Kane | April 7, 2007
BURBANK ? In what local education leaders say is an unfortunate communication gaffe, the California Department of Education announced on Tuesday that Walt Disney Elementary School ? recognized by the department as a Title I High-Achieving School last week ? will not get the award after all. The original Title I announcement on March 27 named Walt Disney as one of 476 Title I High Achieving Schools. But a Thursday release from the state department came with a new list, trimmed down to 461, with Disney as one of 15 schools to get cut. "It's kind of a bummer, isn't it?"
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By Rachel Kane | April 4, 2007
MAGNOLIA PARK — For the second year in a row, the smallest school in the district has received the Title I Academic Achievement Award, a recognition from the state for schools that suffer from economic need and excel in academic progress. Walt Disney Elementary School, one of five Title I schools in the district, improved its Academic Performance Index score by more than double its growth target, earning it the award. "We worked hard to get it," Principal Bobbie Kavanaugh said.
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By Rachel Kane | January 27, 2007
Replacing a 10-year-old's playtime with reading sounds almost like a punishment. But a special group of second- and third-graders at Walt Disney Elementary School are giving up recess to read and they're liking it. Through the Everybody Wins! Los Angeles Power Lunch program, volunteers from Burbank businesses are each partnered with a child who wants to read and spend one lunch period a week with them. This is the second year Disney Elementary School has participated in the program and their enrollment has more than doubled — going from nine volunteers to 24. "This year we have got more kids wanting to be put in it than volunteers," said Sydney Teuscher, art supervisor and parent at Disney Elementary.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | August 30, 2006
BURBANK— Boxes of new school supplies sat on the floor of Melissa Pamperin's classroom at Walt Disney Elementary School on Wednesday, as she spent the day organizing herself for the first day of school on Monday. Pamperin, like all the teachers in Burbank Unified School District, was setting up for an early start this year. "It makes sense academically to start early," Pamperin said. But not everyone is thrilled with the district's decision to shift the school calendar this year, starting and ending classes a week early.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | September 14, 2005
Police evacuated Walt Disney Elementary School on Monday afternoon after a suspicious briefcase was found in a park across the street. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department bomb squad found only a videotape of "Pulp Ficton" inside, police said. A parent notified school officials about the briefcase just before 2 p.m. "She came in to pick up her child because of the power outage," Disney Principal Bobbie Kavanaugh said. "She told us, 'I saw a briefcase over in the park.
NEWS
June 5, 2004
STEVENSON TO GET NEW PRINCIPAL WHAT HAPPENED The board approved hiring Debbie Ginnetti as the new principal at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School. WHAT IT MEANS Ginnetti begins her new position July 1. She presently is a curriculum specialist at Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Jefferson elementary schools. She started her career in the district, first teaching at Walt Disney Elementary School and then at Thomas Edison Elementary School.
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