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By Sara Cardine | April 24, 2013
How can one person help save a planet, and what would that process look like? Students at Palm Crest Elementary School took one step closer to finding their own answers Saturday when they worked with parents and teachers to construct an on-campus garden as part of an Earth Day campus beautification project. The hope is to create something that allows students to reconnect with the planet, take pride and ownership in their school and to learn lessons through a unique hands-on experience, according to Shelby Grey, first vice president of programs for the Palm Crest PTA and one of the project organizers.
March 20, 2013
Ten Years Ago The first La Cañada Flintridge All City Track Meet was held in March 2003 on the fields at the St. Francis and La Cañada high school campuses. St. Francis captured the overall competition with a decisive win. Other schools fielding teams were Flintridge Prep and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada High School orchestra was preparing for its tour of Hawaii during spring break. The 30-member group had been holding fundraising activities to help defray the costs of the trip.
By Carol Cormaci, | March 13, 2013
Leapin' Lizards! The sixth-grade class from Palm Crest Elementary School will stage the musical "Annie Jr. " at 7 o'clock Thursday night at Lanterman Auditorium, 4491 Cornishon Ave. PHOTOS: Palm Crest Elementary students perform Annie Based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” this one-act show, written by Thomas Meehan, is rated for audiences of all ages. The music is by Charles Strouse and the lyrics by Martin Charnin. The lead character, Annie, escapes an orphanage and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks and his personal secretary, Grace Farrell.
By Anita S. Brenner | January 16, 2013
On Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m., Palm Crest Elementary School will host a science fair in its multi-purpose room. The purpose of a science project is “to find out something that you didn't know before.” When the notice went out parents all over La Cañada exclaimed, “Hello, Internet? Do you have any science fair projects for my kid?” La Cañada is known for parent involvement in elementary school projects. In the 1980s, Palm Crest parents focused on the time-consuming California Mission Project.
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)
By Joe Piasecki, | May 23, 2011
Palm Crest Elementary School students and their families flocked to the campus on Saturday for the school PTA’s annual Springamajig fundraiser, a festive outdoor carnival complete with games, food, live music and a cornucopia of silent auction prizes. When not busy chasing each other with squirt guns or playing any number of amusement park-style games, kids scrambled for turns in one of three deluxe bounce houses, a massive inflatable slide and the Mega Euro Bungee — a trampoline-like contraption that propels kids more than 20 feet into the air with the help of an elastic rope harness.
By Andrew Shortall, | October 7, 2010
Taking advantage of a visit by the superintendent of schools, about 150 La Cañada Unified School District parents crammed into the Palm Crest Elementary School multi-purpose room Wednesday to air their concerns about over-crowded classrooms. Supt. Jim Stratton was invited by the school's PTA to give a state-of-the-district address at its monthly meeting. At the conclusion of his talk, parents asked where the district is headed with rising class sizes. They also called upon each other to take action and donate their time and money to help save the district.
By Andrew Shortall | June 3, 2010
The La Cañada Unified Governing Board on Tuesday formally approved the new principals for La Cañada High School 7/8 and 9/12, and Paradise Canyon Elementary School. Current LCHS 7/8 Principal Jacqueline Luzak is assuming the principalship at LCHS 9/12 for Audra Pittman, who is stepping down at the end of this year for a position as a secondary instructional coordinator with the San Mateo County Office of Education. Luzak's position is being filled by Anais Wenn, the current principal of Palm Crest Elementary School.
May 27, 2010
CLASSES Cookin Kids Culinary Camp — Six weeks, beginning July 12 . Each week focuses on a different theme. Campers are divided into two groups, ages 7-11 and ages 12-16. Classes will be held at La Cañada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive. Parents may enroll children on one week or multiple sessions. For complete details, including fees, discounts, and a camp calendar, visit the website at www.cookinkids . Or call (818) 952-3452. Zumba Fitness classes — Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m . At Vonder Haar performing Center, 457 Foothill Blvd.
By Megan O'Neil | May 27, 2010
After just one year on the job, La Cañada High School 9/12 Principal Audra Pittman is stepping down. Pittman will leave La Cañada at the end of the school year to accept a position as a secondary instructional coordinator with the San Mateo County Office of Education, district officials announced last week. "It is a promotion," Pittman said. "It is an opportunity that I really couldn't pass up." The news came just weeks after LCHS 9/12 Assistant Principal Kevin Buchanan and Athletic Director Tamar Hill said they would leave their respective positions, Buchanan to assume the principalship at Oak Park High School and Hill to focus on teaching and coaching at LCHS.
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