Several La Cañada schools-related events caught our attention this month: As reported last week, some 50 out-of-district parents camped out in hopes of securing places for their children in our public system for the next school year; the machine that is the 2010-11 LCHS Spartan basketball team took not only the league championship but also made it well into the state finals; and the LCF Educational Foundation staged its annual fundraising spring gala, a wonderful event last Saturday that raised in the neighborhood of $350,000 for our schools.
There were, of course, also many activities going on at the individual schools as this academic year enters its final few months. My personal favorite took place March 1 when students welcomed guests onto the La Cañada Elementary School campus for the annual Community Read-in.
It will sadden me if I’m ever dropped off the list of people invited to read aloud to a classroom full of La Cañada’s bright and engaged youths. There’s nothing that gives me more pleasure than to hold a children’s book in my hands and read aloud from it to an audience that’s obviously intrigued by having an unfamiliar face in the classroom.