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Clark PTSA Board

President -
       Aline Babaian 
1st VP Programs -
       Erin Jeiranian
2nd VP Volunteers -
       Lucy Petrosian
3rd VP Fundraising -
       Asiya Hasan
Recording Secretary - Corresponding Secretary - Treasurer -
      Usha Archer
Historian - Auditor -
      Ani Djegelian
Parliamentarian -
      Karla Kerlin
Membership -
       Sylvia Armenian
Reflections -
       Aline Babaian 
Hospitality -
       Lucy Petrossian 
Honorary Service Awards -
      Amy Taylor    

Upcoming Events


The Kudos and celebrations continue........

The Cricket Busters, a student team in Ms. Evans-Bye’s Environmental GIS class, has won $10,000 in the Lexus Eco Challenge. Congratulations to Fatma, Manuk, Karo, David, Khachik, Sipan, Aren, James, Cynthia & Devon. The Cricket Busters are just getting started. They still have a chance to win up to $40,000 MORE by the end of the year. You can help them out by tweeting about edible insects using #SaveAFishEatABug. Ask a Cricket Buster how you can compete in the Lexus Eco Challenge next year! 

CONGRATULATIONS to Clark's Reflections Winners for this year:
Visual Arts
UNCAGED: Edita Asiryan-GRADE 11
The Winds of Imagination-Lernik Khechadorian GRADE 12
Pretty Odd – Shakeh Aslanyan Grade 12
1-MARGINS-Ariette Reynoldo GRADE 10
2-The True Capabilities of Imagination – Eric Serobyan-GRADE 10
3-BENCH TALKS-Sophia Arlantico GRADE 10
4- DEAR SON-Demetrio M. Reboulo – GRADE 11
5-Wall-off Homerun – Sebastian Velazquez – GRADE 10
1-Light Endless Skies – Patrick Castro – GRADE 12
1-End of Time – Celine Karabedian GRADE 9
1-No Control-Let your Imagination Fly away with you…if you dare – Austin Trace Borusiewicz – GRADE 11

The following went up to District level competition:
1. Austin Trace Borusiewicz: 11th Grade: “No Control"
2. Ariette Reynaldo: 10th Grade: “Margins"
3. Lerruk Khechadorian: 12th Grade: “The Wind of Imagination"
And to remind:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MOCK TRIAL TEAM! For the first time in Clark’s history a team will be advancing to the semi-final round of this county-wide competition.  Our team is one of the 16 of 91 schools advancing!  Mock Trial Students as well as Clark Staff celebrated at the Cybraray last Friday during snack to recognize the students’ hard work and achievement.  Congratulations to ALL members of Clark’s Mock Trial Team!

CLARK WINS GOLDEN BELL AWARD! The Golden Bell Awards, now in its 36th year, promotes excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices of school boards in school districts and county offices of education throughout California.  Clark Magnet High school was awarded the Golden Bell and we congratulate the administration, faculty, staff and students on this prestigious award, once again leading the way for others.  WAY TO GO CLARK!


It's easy to join, quick and costs only $10 per person. ANYONE can join.......

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Now Online: Buy Memberships/Donations!

You now can become a Clark PTSA member and make a donation to Clark PTSA online at our web store. Membership is only $10 per person.
These are some of the benefits of membership: 
  • Senior scholarships 
  • Materials to enhance instruction and classroom 
  • Assist Student Body with events 
  • Awards and recognition 
  • Fieldtrip opportunities 
  • Adding your voice to National PTA 
Click on the following link:  Create an account, add family members if you want to purchase memberships for them, and then you can purchase memberships for yourself and family members. You can also make donations on this site. If you need more assistance, please click on this document for detailed instructions.  Please note that PayPal is the vendor we use for payments and they have nominal transaction fees.

Opportunity to donate to Clark projects: You can now fund projects for Clark at Donors Choose. 

  • Go to: 
  • Type "Clark Magnet" in the search field 
  • Peruse the different projects Clark teachers have submitted 
  • Enter your donation amount on the project page and click "give" 
  • Follow instructions and "proceed to checkout"

PTSA Honorary Service Award (HSA) Nomination:
Every year at Clark, the PTSA recognizes deserving parents, teachers, school administrators or community members for their outstanding service! Now is your opportunity to nominate someone for this important recognition. Forms are available in the office or  email.  Submit your recommendation to the Clark PTSA mailbox in the school office, or email Amy Taylor at t no later than December 17, 2015 
 On your recommendation, include the following:
  • Your Name
  • Your phone number or email
  • Name of Nominee
  • Reason for Nomination
The HSA will be presented at the PTSA Founders Day on February 25, 2016. 

Please help the Red Cross and your fellow students save lives this holiday season by donating blood at Clark's Blood Drive on December 1st. You must be 17 years old or older to donate and you must submit a signed consent form (even if you are already 18) by November 20th. The sooner you sign up, the better chance you have of being scheduled at your preferred time. See Mr. Blattner or any Red Cross club member for details. There is no greater gift you can give than the gift of life.

TOY DRIVE: There is still time to help a Senior and Children in Need! Inesa Navasardyan is hosting a Toy Drive for underprivileged kids for her senior project. Donations will continue through this week. Please bring new/used toys (in good condition) to the box located by the astronaut. All donations are greatly appreciated...Thank you! 

Thank you to 5th period classes who donated clothes to the Malala Fund clothing drive. We collected 729 pounds of clothes and accessories that will be sent to Schoola and be resold. Forty percent of the profits from these sales will go towards the Malala Fund to help further educational opportunities for girls in Africa and the Middle East.
Special thanks to the following classes who donated more than 10 pounds of clothing each: Mr. Blattner ,Ms. Mikaelian (Armineh,)Mr. Ghavam, Mr. Doom, Mrs. Pettegrew (the most clothes, with 204 pounds!), Ms. Vardanyan, Ms. Kassakhian, Mr. Axelgard, Miss Thomsen, Mrs. Marcucci, Ms. Melville, Mr. Zamlich, Mrs. Evans-Bye, and Mr. and Mrs. Davis!!!

All males 17-18 years of age: Under federal law, virtually all men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. However, the Selective Service System now accepts early submission of registration information by 17-year-old men. The Agency holds their registration information and automatically enters their data into the system when they turn 18. If you don’t register, you will not qualify for federal financial aid (FAFSA), Cal-Grants, job training, or State/Federal jobs. Go on-line @ 

All Spanish Honor Society members need to report to Mrs. O'Gara's room (room 5304) during lunch TODAY, 11/30 to discuss continued membership in the program and election procedures. 

CSF TUTORING IS HELD every Wednesday/Thursday in Mr. Kursinski's room, 5303, during enrichment. NO MORE PAPER SIGN UPS! Either use the QR code embedded on the CSF flier posted in classrooms and the office or the link The link is also available on YOU MUST BE SIGNED INTO YOUR @STU.GUSD.NET ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE FORM. Please do not be on your phones outside of a classroom. Your information will not be saved in the system; you need to sign up separately for each day you request tutoring. Passes will be delivered during 5/6th or 7th period."

Do you need vision, dental or health check-up/care and don’t have insurance? Come see Mrs. Juarez, our Health Clerk daily before 2:00 PM or Mrs. Jarnot, our nurse, on Tuesdays in the Health Office for information on free local health care 

Class specific information:

College admission information

College admission information from Clark counselors: especially for parents of Senior students, is now available at, Counselor Corner (College Information for Parents).

GCC Rep will be on campus during lunch in the panther pit area on the following day: 12/2 – mark your calendar! There will be more dates for 2nd Semester – read the bulletin daily on our website:!!!

Oral Roberts University – Tulsa, Oklahoma is offering the Quest Whole Person Scholarship for students that apply to attend their University. Up to $20,000. Visit for more information, the deadline and to be “nominated” for this scholarship.
California Lutheran University: All seniors California Lutheran University is having Fall Auditions for their Performing and Visual Arts - Winter Auditions February 6, 2016. Scholarship opportunities for all applicants who attend Cal Lutheran for up to $30,000 and they are renewable annually. Apply online and get more information at See the Poster in front of the main office.

Opportunities-Scholarships/Jobs/Community Service:

This Friday, December 4th at 5:30 pm join us at the La Crescenta Library for crafts, music and Christmas Tree Lighting-they will need about 10 volunteers to work in pairs and two shifts-helping with crafts for younger children, beverage station, and a puppet show, etc. Come see Mrs. Bondy for the forms you need to fill out TODAY and take them to the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta (Marta Wiggins) ASAP and before Friday,12/4! This Saturday, December 5th, 10 am to 12 pm at Two-Strike Park join us for an appearance by Santa Claus, a toy giveaway and SNOW! Then Saturday evening head down to Montrose for the Annual Christmas Parade! Come see the flyers in the main office.

Montrose Christmas Parade this Saturday, Dec. 5. The volunteer hours are from 5:00PM to 10:30PM. Give the time you can – you are not required to be there the entire time. Meet at Citibank Community Room, behind Citibank, 2350 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose. Make sure you sign in and out at the volunteer booth/table to get credit for your hours. Come sign up with Mrs. Bondy MONDAY!

Why I want to visit Armenia Essay Contest - “Visit Armenia-It Is Beautiful” is proud to announce its Essay Contest #4. All high school students are encouraged to participate! Email your registration information to  See Mrs. Bondy if you’d like to read more about it – then go on their website -
Register NOW and no later than March 1, 2015 – deadline to submit your essay is March 19, 2016. Do not wait – be the first to register and be prepared!!! Only the first 120 students to register will be considered!  You could with the top prize of $500!
SCHOLARSHIPS: All seniors are reminded to search for scholarship $$ and apply for it NOW! See Mrs. Bondy TODAY for the extensive Scholarships offered by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos. ACT NOW – THERE ARE MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AND YOU WILL NEED A RECOMMENDATION. Come see all the specific details.
NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: You must apply to Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia by TOMORROW, 12/1/15. Visit: or email: They are offering the Johnson Scholarship Program found on Washington and Lee’s Common Application writing supplement. They are looking for applicants with high academic achievement and demonstrated leadership. For instructions about the Johnson Program, visit: or see Mrs. Bondy TODAY to read their magazine.

2016 Edison Scholars - application opened 10/1/15 and closes 2/1/16 ACT NOW! Seniors only, GPA 3.0 or above, you must be majoring in electrical, mechanical, or civil, computer or industrial engineering, computer sciences/info system, environmental engineering, environmental sciences at a four- year college or university. Demonstrate financial need. Visit: to apply and get all details and criteria TODAY!

Girls Lacrosse is being offered by the County of LA-Dept. of Parks and Recreation-“Kids in Sports” for girls age 14 and younger – Cost is $50 and includes uniform. League begins 1/16/16 – 2/7/16. Practice will begin in December-space is limited-registration closes 12/16/15. Come get the pink registration form from the main office counter. For more information, call CV Park (818) 249-5940, 3901 Dunsmore Avenue, La Crescenta.

Ryman Arts offers Free Challenging, College-Level Studio Art Classes to talented and motivated high school students. Classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00 AM -12:30 PM or 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM at California State University, Fullerton or on Sundays at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. Each accepted student receives a full scholarship which includes tuition, art supplies and field trip(s). To apply, Visit: You will need to send by mail two graphite pencil drawings done from observation. Draw from what you see in real life. You cannot copy from a photograph or a screen. Do not submit cartoons or other artwork done from imagination. See Mrs. Bondy for the application and all the details. Recommendation and essay are also required. Deadline to apply is THIS FRIDAY, 12/4/15.

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest for students age 16 and older - write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. The next essay prompt is listed. Starting 12/1 - 12/15/15. Visit:

1ST Annual Upcycled Holiday Craft Contest: Upcycling is creative reuse of materials that would have otherwise been thrown away! Save our environment! All grades can enter. Take a picture of yourself with your holiday craft and tag Facebook; @MyGlendalePW beginning 12/1 – 12/28 by 5:00 PM . List what materials were repurposed along with your information (full name, grade, and school). The tagged pictures that meet the judging criteria will then be posted on Facebook in the appropriate grade bracket picture album. The picture that has the most Likes wins!!! Come get the flyer on the main office counter for the entry rules. Winners will be featured on, City Connections, Glendale’s webpage and GTV6 and receive a MYSTERY prize!

Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) is hosting their 9th National Essay Contest for all students’ grades 9-12. First Place-$500; Second Place-$200; Third Place-$100; Honorable Mentions- $50. You will be reading the book they provide: “Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of Filial Devotion, Loyalty, Respect and Benevolence from the History and Folklore of Korea”. For your essay, choose from only one topic: 1. Select up to four stories and discuss how they impressed you and why. OR 2. How did this book affect you? Deadline for either online or offline submissions is January 3, 2016 (before we return from Winter Break)! Visit for more information and essay instructions or see Mrs. Bondy for a copy of the book (2 copies received) and instructions. The book mentioned above is also available on their website at no cost.
LA Clippers Foundation Stay in School Scholarship Program is offering six awards in the amount of $4000 each.Applicant criteria: Academic achievement, extracurricular activities, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, and a 300-word essay on the topic, "Why college is important to me". This is not an online application process. See Mrs. Bondy for a copy of the application and visit Mail in due date: Friday, January 29,2016 (your complete application and official transcript must be postmarked on or before 1/29/16). BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION TODAY - TALK TO YOUR TEACHERS - DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: California Association of Collectors, Inc: Is offering Scholarship awards to current Seniors ranging from $1500 for Third place; $2000 for Second place; and $2500 for First place. It is a one-page application and a 700-1,000 word essay on the "Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years". Visit Application and essay deadline is January 20, 2016. ACT NOW. Parents note that all entries are the property of CACESF and may be printed, distributed and/or published in full or in part at the discretion of the Foundation. The applicant and the parent/guardian understand and agree that photographs or video images of the applicant may be taken at or in connection with the semi-finalists meeting, that those images shall be the property of CACESF and they may be distributed, posted or published at the discretion of the Foundation. Media outlets may be invited to the semi-finalists meeting and those outlets shall be permitted to print a broadcast from that meeting. For more information, please visit the website above.
SCHOLARSHIPS: All seniors are reminded to search for scholarship $$ and apply for it! See Mrs. Bondy for the extensive Scholarships offered by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos-Due date is March 2, 2016. ACT NOW – THERE ARE MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AND YOU WILL NEED A RECOMMENDATION. Come see the details.

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