August 31, 2006
Members of Cub Scout Pack 515 have had a busy summer. In addition to biking, visiting a rock climbing gym, participating in a hospital disaster drill and a schoolyard clean up, there have been a number of hikes on the local trails. "We've been running a program to hike around La Canada over the past two summers, and several of our pack have completed the trail loop around the city," said Cubmaster Nigel Angold. Pictured relaxing with Cubmaster Angold (top left) after a recent hike on the Cross Town Trail are Caroline, Stephanie, Sunmi and Benjamin Koo, Craig King, Emma Angold, Malinda Farrington, Sean King, Justin Koo, Fernando Roth, Gail Thomas, Ethan Angold, Hunter Farrington, Patrick Watson, Jason Roth and Bryan Watson.
February 5, 2009
Ten Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge resident Chung Hong, 52, was mortally wounded and her son was injured during an armed robbery at the grocery store the family operated in South Central Los Angeles. Twenty Years Ago The Foothill Auxiliary of the Children’s Home Society was preparing for its annual benefit luncheon and Chinese auction, which would be emceed by radio personality Roger Barkley. Thirty Years Ago A special committee advised the school board to hold onto and lease out the La Cañada Unified School District’s Oak Grove and Palm Crest elementary school campuses, which were slated to be closed due to declining enrollment.
July 17, 2008
Last year Palm Crest Elementary School in La Cañada earned $25,000 from Ralphs Market Rewards program, according to Jennifer Rubendall of the school?s PTA. Throughout the year Ralphs donates funds to nonprofit organizations totaling up to $3 million nationwide. The schools sign up with the program through the store?s website at http://www.ralphs.com and click on ?Community Contribution? on the left side of the screen, then on ?Organization Learn More? and follow the instructions.
February 8, 2007
Sally and John Spence of La Cañada Flintridge have announced the engagement of their daughter Melissa Anne Spence to Vincent Michael Gonzales. The bride-to-be attended La Cañada Elementary School, Palm Crest Elementary School, La Cañada 7/8, and graduated from La Cañada High School in 1998. She graduated from Occidental College in 2002 and received a master's degree in special education from Boston College in 2006. She now works as a special education teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District.
March 31, 2012
It has been a banner month for the LCUSD and particularly for Palm Crest Elementary School. To start things off, the Educational Foundation hit it out of the park by raising approximately $400,000 at the spring gala a few weeks ago. The Palm Crest Science Fair on March 2 was a success with more students participating than ever. Our school chess club made a very strong showing last weekend at the California Super States chess tournament in Valencia. This week we were treated to spectacular performances by our (K-3)
May 20, 2010
The Palm Crest Elementary School campus is going “tiki-tiki” Saturday for the PTA carnival known as Springamajig. Hours for the event are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be rides, games, food, a silent auction and a talent show. Springamajig Goes Tiki-Tiki is Palm Crest’s annual fundraiser, with the money raised dedicated to enriching our students’ educational experiences. Rides at the event include Kidopolis, Giant Water Slide, Robo Surger, Rock Wall and Shark Attack.
April 16, 2009
Springamajig to be held at Palm Crest Elementary May 2 The always-popular Springamajig carnival day at Palm Crest Elementary School, sponsored by the PTA, is coming up soon: the event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, on the school campus. There will be a bounty of fun on the playgorund with rides, games, refreshments, silent auction and a talent show. For the convenience of parents who don’t want to have to keep digging out their wallets, wristbands are available that will allow children to play an unlimited number of games, go on an unlimited number of rides, eat a meal and take a turn at the cake walk.
March 5, 2009
Palm Crest Elementary School students were sung to and honored at last Friday’s Spirit Rally held on the school’s playground. The rally began with teacher Paulette Lantz’s Melody Makers, students from kindergarten through third grade, dressed in their best Western wear, performing a series of patriotic songs. Tom Slaughter, a representative of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, honored Terrific Students of the Month. Teachers chose for the awards students who went above and beyond in school work and attitude.
March 15, 2007
Moms are out in force at Palm Crest Elementary School this week to remind parents how dangerous school mornings and afternoons can be for their children. The week of March 12 through 16 is Traffic Safety Week at the school. The week included a Thursday folder hand out of the do's and don'ts of dropping children off. "We are welcoming all moms and any dads that want to help," said mom Christa Murray, who worked the Tuesday morning shift at the school. In her orange safety vest, Murray pointed out many of the parents that make left turns into the school directly in front of the sign that reads "no left turn" during school hours.