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‘Walking The Walk’ With Students … And Screaming Fans

It’s not unusual for kids to wear a T-shirt to school with their favorite band on it. But at Oakwood Elementary in North Hollywood, Calif., that T-shirt may also have a picture of their teacher — actually, three of their teachers.

The punk band No Small Children formed two years ago when Joanie Pimentel moved to California to play with two elementary teachers — her sister, Lisa Pimentel, and Lisa’s co-worker Nicola Berlinsky.

“We thought to ourselves, ‘We’re not getting any younger. And we’re sure not getting any cooler,’ ” recalls Berlinsky, the band’s drummer and a fourth-grade teacher. ” ‘So why not? Let’s see what happens.’ ”