The Burlingame Mothers Club is hosting a panel discussion 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave., about the Burlingame Elementary School District. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from administrators, board trustees and the Burlingame Community for Education Foundation president.
The panel will address districtwide and school-specific issues, including information about transitional kindergarten registration; updates on projects at the schools; and plans for the reopening of Hoover Elementary school.
State Education Superintendent Tom Torlakson, former California state assemblywoman Fiona Ma and ABC 7 news reporter David Louie will be honorary guest speakers at a Lunar New Year Gala fundraising event for Friends of Mandarin Scholars 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at College of San Mateo. The event will feature a three-course meal, silent auction, live auction, entertainment and dancing.A child care option will be available to attendees.
The event is intended to raise funds for the only Mandarin language immersion program in San Mateo County’s public schools.
Tickets are $75 per person and increase to $85 per person beginning Jan.19. Reserved seating is available. More information about the Mandarin language immersion program and the gala event, including an option to purchase tickets online, is available at mandarinscholars.org.
Redwood City’s Derek Azzopardi has been named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at American International College in Springfield, Mass.
William Keller of Burlingame was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn.
Class notes is a column dedicated to school news. It is compiled by education reporter Angela Swartz. You can contact her at (650) 344-5200, ext. 105 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.