Westside schools
Midland starts ‘Love a Book’ drive

       Midland Elementary has begun its third annual “Love a Book” drive.
       Continuing through Feb. 14, the fundraiser buys books for the school library.
       This year's goal is $2,000. For $15, a person can “adopt” a book. A marker on an adopted book's fly page states who the adopter was and the year.
       For more information, call Amanda Thompson, the school's library technology educator, at 328-4524.
       Carnival time at West El
       The fourth annual carnival for West Elementary, 25 N. 20th St., will be Friday, Feb. 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
       Open to the community, the event is a fundraiser for the school, with activities set up in various classrooms, the cafeteria and the gym. Sample games are the ring toss, spinning wheel, cake walk, gutter races, cup-stacking, skeeball and a football toss. New this year will be a bounce house.
       According to Angel Chavez, a teacher and co-event organizer, help at the booths will be provided by students on the Coronado High volleyball team and in the gifted program at West Middle School.
       Game tickets can be bought in advance for a discount (5 for $1 or 60 for $10). Prices at the door will be 4 for $1 or 50 for $10. Five tickets will also buy a hot dog meal.
       For more information, call the school at 328-4900.

Westside Pioneer/press releases