FBI agent and author on hand at Lakeridge Junior High

A Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and a local author will discuss safety in the digital age at Lakeridge Junior High School today.

The Internet safety talk will cover how technology affects children’s development. FBI agent Charles Dodsworth and Portland-based parent educator Ruth Matinko-Wald will close the junior high’s Parent Education Series with a discussion on potential dangers online and how to monitor a child’s Internet use, said Ravae Wilson, co-president of the school’s parent club. The club’s other co-president is Janice Shokrian.

Matinko-Wald is co-writing a parenting discussion guide called “Face to Face: Cultivating Kids’ Social Lives in Today’s Digital World.”

The free talk, which is open to the public, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the school, 4700 Jean Road.

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Zupan’s supporting schools

Fundraisers benefiting area schools are being held all week at Zupan’s Markets in Lake Oswego to celebrate its first birthday, including one today for Lakeridge High School.

Parent volunteers and the Lakeridge principal will be flipping burgers from 4 to 7 p.m. at the grocery store, 16380 Boones Ferry Road, during Burgers in the Breezeway. It costs $5 for a burger, and it’s $7 for a burger, soda and chips. Lake Oswego High School was honored with a Burgers in the Breezeway event on Tuesday.

This week, when Zupan’s customers wear their Laker, Pacer or any Lake Oswego-related school clothes or memorabilia, they get a free “Z”-shaped cookie, courtesy of Sarah’s Cookies.

On Monday, 5 percent of sales went to the Lake Oswego School District Foundation, said Zupan’s Marketing Director Eleanor Wilkinson. Raffle tickets to win two seats to a four-course dinner with wine pairings on May 17 are on sale through this Sunday, and all proceeds go to the foundation. Tickets are $10 each.

There are several other deals and freebies in honor of the Lake Oswego milestone, including wine and beer tastings.

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Award recognizes teachers

Students, parents, school employees and the community have a chance to give a music teacher a Grammy-sized thank you.

The Grammy Foundation and The Recording Academy are teaming up to offer the first Grammy Music Educator Award. The award’s aim is to honor educators in public or private schools from kindergarten to college. Teachers who are proud of their own work can nominate themselves.

Application criteria include making a “measurable difference in the lives of students,” a significant impact and lasting contribution to the music field and a major impact to school and community, according to the Grammy Foundation website.

The nomination deadline is April 15, and there is no application fee. Multiple nominations will not be considered.

The winner lands $10,000 and will fly to Los Angeles and accept the honor, taking a seat during the Grammys. Finalists receive $1,000.

The Grammy Foundation is an organization that creates opportunities for high schoolers to work alongside music professionals, gaining work experience and getting guidance on how to develop a music career. The Recording Academy produces the Grammy Awards and offers outreach programs.

Also supporting the award are the NAMM Foundation and the National Association for Music Education.

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Marylhurst invites

prospective students

Marylhurst University’s School of Business is offering students two informational sessions on bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business.

School of Business faculty will discuss curriculum offered on campus and online during the free events.

The first event will be 6:30 p.m. May 7 in room 102 of the Portland Community College Climb Center, 1626 SE Water Ave., Portland.

The second event will be 6:30 p.m. June 6 in the Flavia Salon in Flavia Hall Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst. For more information, call 503-675-3961.

The College of Graduate Studies also will be offering an information session, planned for 6 to 8 p.m. April 18 at Flavia Salon, Flavia Hall. For more information, call 503-699-6268.

Marylhurst University, founded in 1893, is a private liberal arts university just south of Lake Oswego.

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