Las Lomas Principal Patrick Lickiss is trying to make community members aware of a PSAT scam. Parents reported to Lickiss that a man has been calling Las Lomas families telling them there is a PSAT test coming soon.

He then tells them he can assist in getting their student signed up and asks for a credit card number. Lickiss has alerted police and asks parents to report it if it has happened to them and call their credit card companies.

There is a PSAT set for 8 a.m. Oct. 20 for Las Lomas, set up by Ellen Smith in the school's career center. Cost is $23. Contact the school for more details.

  • Northgate High School "March-A-Thon" is Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. The school's marching band will parade through the streets playing music and looking for donations from the community.

    The march begins and ends at the school, 425 Castle Rock Road.

    Students will weave throughout the community near Arbolado Park and Foothill Middle School. Suggested donations begin at $25. All proceeds benefit the Northgate High School Instrumental Music Program.

    The goal for the year is to raise $25,000. Last year the march raised $3,000.

  • The second parent education brown-bag is noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Walnut Creek Intermediate School. The topic will be "Time Management and Organizational Tips for Middle Schoolers."

    Beth Samuelson, founder of Student Organization Services., will speak.

    Parents will learn how to help their child take charge of organizing and managing homework as well as other activities.

    The event is free and open to the public but registration is required by responding to Vera Babor at vbabor@acalanes.k12.ca.us. The event is at the school library, 2425 Walnut Blvd.

  • A clinical psychologist will offer 10 hints to help parents with adolescents.

    Andrew Pojman, who works at the Oasis Counseling Center in Walnut Creek, will provide those attending with 10 practical and useful tips for parents on surviving those "difficult" adolescent years.

    The talk is at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Las Lomas High School theater.

    To submit an item for School Notes contact Elisabeth Nardi at 952-2617 or enardi@bayareanewsgroup.com.