Public schools in the Pasadena area have extended an invitation to parents to observe their children working and learning next week during American Education Week.
Each school has scheduled visitations to help ease congestion, and all have asked parents to leave younger children at home to avoid distractions.
If you plan on visiting a high school or middle school, you should bring a copy of your student's schedule.
Here are the schedules:
* Northeast High School: Parents can visit classrooms Tuesday. Several alumni will be visiting classrooms during the day and presenting a short program to students. A special Honor Roll Assembly is planned at 8:30 a.m. Friday, and parents are invited to attend.
* George Fox Middle: Visitation is on Friday. Due to other scheduled studentactivities, parents should limit their visits to the following times: grade six, 10:49 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; grades seven and eight, 8:04 to10:45 a.m.
* Solley Elementary: Open house is from 9 to 11 a.m. and 12:45 to 2:45 on Tuesday and Wednesday.
* Sunset Elementary: Parents can visit from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Afternoon kindergarten open house will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. only. Please, no videocameras.
* Riviera Beach Elementary: Visit from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m.Monday and from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday.
* Chesapeake High School: Open house is from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Parents must stop at the office to register.
* Chesapeake Bay Middle School: Grade six open house is Monday and Thursday; grade seven is Tuesday and Friday; grade eight is Wednesday and Friday. Parents should park in the lower parking lots and stop by the B-side office to register.
* Bodkin Elementary: Visit from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1to 3 p.m. Monday.
* Lake Shose School: Parents can visit from 8:40 to 11:20 a.m. on Monday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.
* PasadenaElementary: Open house hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
* Fort Smallwood Elementary: Parent visitation is scheduled from9 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
* Jacobsville Elementary: Parents are invited to visit from 9 to 11 a.m.and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Bodkin Elementary PTA, on Ventnor Road, is sponsoring its annual Christmas Fair from 10a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.
Shoppers can choose from a wide array ofhandmade Christmas crafts, soft dolls and animals, quilts, jewelry, ceramics, crocheted and cross-stitched items created by 65 artisans.
Santa's Workshop will welcome children shopping for that special gift for family and friends.
Refreshments will be sold.
TheNortheast High School Drama Club will present its production of the classic comedy "The Man Who Came To Dinner" at 7 p.m., Nov. 21-23, inthe school auditorium. Tickets are $3 and will be sold at the door.
The Broadway comedy, written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, is probably most remembered by late show and movie classics buffs for the memorable performance of Monte Wooley as the pompous, overbearinghouse guest from hell, Sheridan Whiteside.
The effect of Whiteside's accidental extended stay in the small Ohio household of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stanley is as funny now as when it was first presented back in the late '30s.
The leading role of Whiteside will be played by Dan Cook.
Other leading characters will be played by Ben Anderson, David Haynie, Michelle Koehler, Ernest Levrone, Sheila Russo, MattSexton, Nikki Whitehead and Jason Yanuzzi.
Ron Price is directing, and Damian Griffie is keeping all of those hard-working, but little-seen members of the backstage crew on their toes.
The GeorgeFox Middle School PTA invites parents to a special presentation of study skills and memory techniques for students at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
PTA spokesman Terry Allenburger says the program, presented by the school's guidance department, will focus on learning techniques that can help students improve skills. Handouts will be provided.
Parentsof seventh-graders are reminded of the scoliosis screening on Wednesday.
Permission slips and information about the screenings were sent home with students.
For more details, call the school office at437-5512.
Chesapeake High School Band Boosters are acceptingorders for Florida citrus now through Nov. 21.
Navel oranges and red grapefruit are available in two-fifths or four-fifths bushel sizes that are hand-packed in Santa-decorated boxes by band members.
To place an order, call Bart Thomas at 437-0875.
Stoney Creek Democratic Club is having a political fund-raiser dinner/dance from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Nov. 22, at the clubhouse on Fort Smallwood Road.
Tickets are $12.50 and include chips, pretzels, sodas, beer and dancing to the music of Al Baitch.
For reservations, call chairman Al Legg at 437-0206.
Students at St. Jane Frances School willbe entertained by an internationally known concert artist on Nov. 22at a cultural arts assembly sponsored by the student activities committee.