1 AIMS WORKSHOP: Parents can learn how essays are evaluated on Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards test and how to help children expand their writing skills 6 to 7 p.m. today at Gilbert’s GPS Traditional Academy, Neely Campus, 321 W. Juniper. Information: (480) 892-2805.
2 REGISTRATION STARTS: Kindergarten enrollment starts today and continues through March 10 in the Chandler Unified School District. Parents should contact their neighborhood school for more information.
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. Thursday. There will be a student poetry slam, wax museum, reader’s theater, chorus performance and visit by award-winning author and illustrator Brooke Bessesen.
4 BIG BIRTHDAY: Chandler’s Andersen Elementary School, 1350 N. Pennington Drive, will celebrate its 20th birthday 5 p.m. March 9. Community members and former students and staff are encouraged to attend.
5 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.
6 KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP: Registration for kindergarten in the Mesa Unified School District starts March 27 and continues through spring. Information: Judy Cantrill at (480) 472-0374.
7 AUCTION FUNDRAISER: The Mesa Foundation for Educational Excellence will host its annual auction to benefit Mesa students on April 8. The foundation is looking for sponsors and collecting items for the auction. Information: www.mpsaz.org/ mesafoundation. To donate, call Darlene Brinkerhoff at (480) 472-0220.