August 31, 2006
Palm Crest Elementary school will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year with a variety of exciting events. Kicking off the year-long celebration will be the school's annual Back-to-School Barbecue on Fri., evening, Sept. 29, from 5 p.m. -- 8 p.m. on the playground. Traditionally an event to welcome students and families back to Palm Crest, this year Palm Crest alumni, former teachers, and administrators are being invited to help wish the school happy birthday and to take part in the festivities.
July 24, 2008
Dancing is her passion. Kelly Phelan has been taking dance instruction classes ? from ballet and tap to jazz, Broadway and lyrical ? for just about half of her 8-year-old life. The youth said there?s nothing she?d rather do than tap her toes and move her feet. But, there?s more to this week?s Valley Sun All-Star than rhythm, tempo and talent. The Palm Crest Elementary School third-grader also has a passion for people and making life a little brighter for those less fortunate. Kelly?
April 24, 2008
Six members of Pack 515, Den 3 of Cub Scouts, all students at Palm Crest Elementary School in La Cañada Flintridge, visited the La Cañada Valley Sun on April 18 to learn about newspaper communications and earn Tiger badges. “We wanted to learn about how a newspaper works and how it is made,” said Stefan Markarian, 7. “We came here to see all the different departments at the newspaper,” said Andrew Chae, 6. “We came here because we wanted to learn all about the newspapers,” said James Lee, 6. “We liked learning how the newspaper is made,” said Daniel Mabray, 7. “We came here to see how fun it was learning about the newspaper,” said Aaron Phan, 6. The den meets about three times a month, on various days of the week.
September 7, 2006
This charming two-story cottage home, located on 4760 Palm Drive, is situated on approximately 18,000 square feet of flat land nestled among the majestic deodars of the La Cañada foothills. The tastefully remodeled home features three bedrooms and three baths, crown moldings, duel paned windows, hardwood floors, central air and heat, security system, automatic sprinklers and much more. The kitchen is flooded with natural light and offers an intimate breakfast area that opens to a large family room.
June 1, 2006
Kylie Brakeman , a fourth grader in Julia Lee's class at Palm Crest Elementary School, won an honorable mention for her poetry entry in this year's Mrs. Nelson's Young Author contest. Award ceremony was held on May 21, and awards were presented by children's author Q.L. Pearce at the Mrs. Nelson's book store in La Verne. Winners included Ages 6 -- 9: first place, Kim Becker, Sellers School, Glendora; second place, Christopher James Bean, Community Home School, Mission Viejo; third place, Ashley Harrison, St. Theresa School, Palm Springs; honorable mention, Matthew Jacobson, Schull Elementary, San Dimas; Arin Phillips, Clairborn School, Altadena; Brooke Bolin, Pennekamp Elementary, Manhattan Beach; Katie Sedor, Oak Mesa Elementary, LaVerne; Kylie Brakeman, Palm Crest Elementary, La Cañada.
May 31, 2007
Ten Years Ago … Flintridge Prep sophomore Wendy Crumline became the first female track and field athlete in that school's history to win a CIF individual championship when she placed first in the 800 meters in a school-record time of 2:18.71 at the Southern Section divisional finals. Twenty Years Ago … At an early June 1987 meeting, the La Cañada school board unanimously voted to reopen Palm Crest Elementary School as a K-6 facility in September 1988.
April 6, 2006
The La Cañada Unified School District has formed a committee to explore all options for the district's former office property on Palm Drive. This committee was organized to identify options and recommend to the school board what is the best way to use the property. To date, the committee has discussed various options pertaining to leasing the land should it be kept for future school use, as well as selling the land to private developers. The committee is surveying how the community would like to see this property used.
October 24, 2013
Seventy-two golfers teed up Monday for a tournament at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club that raised some green - more than $10,000 - in support of enrichment programs offered at Palm Crest Elementary School. PHOTOS: Palm Crest Elementary School dads host a golf tournament Chaired by Brian Parker, a member of the Palm Crest PTA Dad's Committee, the golf was preceded by lunch. There was a popular 50/50 putting contest that raised $3,000 alone and the day concluded with cocktails to the sounds of live jazz.