1 CELEBRATE: Former teachers, students and families from Mesa’s Porter Elementary School, 1350 S. Lindsay Road, are invited to the school’s 15th birthday celebration 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. RigaTony’s restaurant will cater the event. Tickets are $6 per person or $30 for families of five or more, and should be purchased from the school’s office. Information: (480) 472-6677.
2 AIMS WORKSHOP: Parents can learn how essays are evaluated on Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards test and how to help their child expand his or her writing skills, 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Gilbert’s GPS Traditional Academy, Neely Campus, 321 W. Juniper. Information: (480) 892-2805.
3 LITERACY NIGHT: Families from Chandler’s Conley Elementary School will celebrate reading and literacy at “Stories by Starlight” 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 2, with a student poetry slam, wax museum and author and illustrator Brooke Bessesen.
4 BEST OF THE BANDS: The public is invited to see the Mesa Unified School District’s elementary and junior high school honor bands perform at 3 p.m. March 25 at Dobson High School, 1501 W. Guadalupe Road. Admission is free.
5 KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP: Registration for kindergarten in the Mesa Unified School District starts March 27 and continues through the spring. Information: (480) 472-0374.
6 AUCTION FUNDRAISER: The Mesa Foundation for Educational Excellence hosts an auction to benefit Mesa students on April 8. The theme is “You’re Never Too Old to Rock ’n’ Roll.” The foundation seeks sponsors and is collecting auction items. Information: www.mpsaz.org/mesafoundation. To donate, call (480) 472-0220.