Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: La Cañada HomeCollectionsField Trips
IN THE NEWS

Field Trips

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Megan O’Neil | January 14, 2010
La Cañada school board members Tuesday approved two out-of-state student field trips, but not before scrutinizing the costs and questioning whether they posed an undue burden on families. The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board voted 4-1 to reverse an earlier decision denying a field trip to Valley Forge, Penn. that would cost each of the participating Palm Crest Elementary School fifth-grade students $1,500. Board member Cindy Wilcox cast the one dissenting vote.
NEWS
By Caroline Neuhausen Special to the Valley Sun | August 3, 2011
The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA schedules a variety of summer camps for youngsters of all ages throughout the summer. Camps are designed for children in kindergarten, children in grades 1-6, and teens, who attend camps in Big Bear and Catalina Island. The overarching theme of YMCA Summer Camp this year is “Above and Beyond,” and every week is designed to fit into that theme. One week was themed, “beyond your normal pet store,” and the kids visited the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2006
MacGregor Realty is offering a series of Fresh Start Training Programs free to its agents in the La Cañada office. These training classes are for any agent, whether new to a real estate career or seasoned professional. "I believe that you can never learn everything there is to know about Real Estate," says Jan Vallier, a Fresh Start training instructor. " And you can always learn something new and useful that will help your career and help you serve your clients to the best of your ability."
NEWS
March 9, 2006
Renaissance Academy, a private school for grades K-12 at 4900 Cornishon Ave., is accepting applications for the summer at its next Open House from 10 a.m. until noon this Saturday. Sessions begin on June 26 and end on Aug. 18. Each year, students from all the local schools enroll in this unique program. Each student is tested and put on a program based on their individual needs. Most mornings, the students work on their academic program, which includes math, reading and writing.
NEWS
By Elaine La Marr | April 26, 2007
It was obvious to anyone arriving at last week's meeting of the La Cañada school board that something was afoot: a normally near-empty room was filled to near capacity. Scores of La Cañada Unified teachers and classified staff, 90 by one count, sat together visiting until members of the board entered from a closed session some 25 minutes past their regularly scheduled start time of 7 p.m. The teachers, two with very young children in tow, were in attendance to show their solidarity during current contract negotiations, which they believe are dragging on too long.
NEWS
August 26, 2004
The Learning Castle and La Cañada Preparatory will begin their 13th year in La Cañada on Sept. 9. The Learning Castle, founded in 1992 by Terry Villanueva, and La Cañada Preparatory, added in 2002, are schools that focus on each student's needs through an individualized curriculum. Low teacher-to-student ratios, coupled with curricula developed by and for the TLC and LCP style of teaching, have led to outstanding results with students learning at an accelerated pace. Classroom work is accompanied by enrichment programs that include, but are definitely not limited to art, music, Spanish, French, computer science, physical education and the performing arts.
NEWS
May 13, 2004
As a parent of a child at LCHS and an educator myself, I am compelled to write in defense of the faculty and administration against the threatened rash of lawsuits in progress against the school. In terms of money per hour and effort expended, there is no more thankless job I can think of than that of a teacher (except perhaps parent). Let's be honest, the pay is lousy, and new teachers in La Cañada probably couldn't afford to live here. And yet these dedicated professionals continue to teach your children-even while facing threats of litigation for looking at your kid the wrong way, saying the wrong thing, giving a low grade, or (gasp!
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | July 24, 2008
For the past 25 years children have been entering the doors of the Foothill Progressive Montessori School and embarking on an academic adventure that promotes learning in a kind and calming environment, with an international flair. “We started with kindergarten through sixth grade,” said principal and founder Padmini Joseph. Joseph had taught in La Cañada when she decided to open the school after several parents approached her with the idea. “I was going to open the school in Redondo Beach, but so many parents said they could not travel that far,” she said.
NEWS
By Frances Hill | November 2, 2006
La Cañadans Cappy and John Mieding and Glendale residents Mary Ann Fell and Gael and John Davitt will be honored for outstanding service to the parish and the greater Los Angeles community Saturday, Nov.11, at the first St. Bede Pastor's Award Dinner. The gala event will feature dining and dancing at the Oakmont Country Club. The honoreesare united in their dedication to service and more specifically to a 24-year-old program known as The Skid Row Project, colloquially The Skidettes.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Sara Cardine,sara.cardine@latimes.com | April 16, 2014
La Cañada Unified School District officials examined their field trip supervision guidelines Tuesday night after learning that more than one student participating in La Cañada High School's annual trip to Yosemite National Park in February was caught in possession of marijuana. Discussion on the matter arose during a first reading item of the details of next year's trip, planned for February 2015, during which 46 students will explore parts of the park through the science education program Nature Bridge.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Caroline Neuhausen Special to the Valley Sun | August 3, 2011
The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA schedules a variety of summer camps for youngsters of all ages throughout the summer. Camps are designed for children in kindergarten, children in grades 1-6, and teens, who attend camps in Big Bear and Catalina Island. The overarching theme of YMCA Summer Camp this year is “Above and Beyond,” and every week is designed to fit into that theme. One week was themed, “beyond your normal pet store,” and the kids visited the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar.
NEWS
February 23, 2011
In response to “The Dangers of Petting Zoos,” Our Readers Write, Feb. 17: St. George's Preschool follows the practices of the National Association for the Education of Young Children believing children learn best by real-world experiences. Books and videos are wonderful tools for teaching, but nothing can take the place of seeing, experiencing and interacting with the real thing. Most young children do not realize milk comes from a cow or a goat and rarely are able to milk one. We took every precaution with regard to health and safety when arranging for this learning opportunity.
NEWS
By Megan O’Neil | January 14, 2010
La Cañada school board members Tuesday approved two out-of-state student field trips, but not before scrutinizing the costs and questioning whether they posed an undue burden on families. The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board voted 4-1 to reverse an earlier decision denying a field trip to Valley Forge, Penn. that would cost each of the participating Palm Crest Elementary School fifth-grade students $1,500. Board member Cindy Wilcox cast the one dissenting vote.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | July 24, 2008
For the past 25 years children have been entering the doors of the Foothill Progressive Montessori School and embarking on an academic adventure that promotes learning in a kind and calming environment, with an international flair. “We started with kindergarten through sixth grade,” said principal and founder Padmini Joseph. Joseph had taught in La Cañada when she decided to open the school after several parents approached her with the idea. “I was going to open the school in Redondo Beach, but so many parents said they could not travel that far,” she said.
NEWS
By Anita Susan Brenner | May 31, 2007
It was a weeknight. My husband was at the Dodgers game. Jacqui's husband was at a meeting. Like the great pioneers before us — Annie Oakley, Belle Starr and Calamity Jane — we were headed on a great adventure. We were headed West. The night was cloudy, but the freeway was clear. Strange for a weeknight in May. Usually it's the other way around. We talked the entire time. I can't remember what we said, but it was a wonderful conversation. We were not in this for gold or glory.
NEWS
By Elaine La Marr | April 26, 2007
It was obvious to anyone arriving at last week's meeting of the La Cañada school board that something was afoot: a normally near-empty room was filled to near capacity. Scores of La Cañada Unified teachers and classified staff, 90 by one count, sat together visiting until members of the board entered from a closed session some 25 minutes past their regularly scheduled start time of 7 p.m. The teachers, two with very young children in tow, were in attendance to show their solidarity during current contract negotiations, which they believe are dragging on too long.
NEWS
By Frances Hill | November 2, 2006
La Cañadans Cappy and John Mieding and Glendale residents Mary Ann Fell and Gael and John Davitt will be honored for outstanding service to the parish and the greater Los Angeles community Saturday, Nov.11, at the first St. Bede Pastor's Award Dinner. The gala event will feature dining and dancing at the Oakmont Country Club. The honoreesare united in their dedication to service and more specifically to a 24-year-old program known as The Skid Row Project, colloquially The Skidettes.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2006
MacGregor Realty is offering a series of Fresh Start Training Programs free to its agents in the La Cañada office. These training classes are for any agent, whether new to a real estate career or seasoned professional. "I believe that you can never learn everything there is to know about Real Estate," says Jan Vallier, a Fresh Start training instructor. " And you can always learn something new and useful that will help your career and help you serve your clients to the best of your ability."
La Canada Valley Sun Articles La Canada Valley Sun Articles
|