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June 18, 2009
La Cañada Songie cheer/dance camp The La Cañada Varsity Songie Cheerleaders are holding a week-long dance/cheer camp for kids of all ages (kindergarteners and up) from 1 to 3 p.m. June 29 to July 3 in the La Cañada High School quad. Campers will learn both dances and cheers from the Songies, the senior elite members of Pep Squad. Campers will each receive a set of pom poms to keep, a daily snack and drink. At the end of the week, the campers will perform a dance routine and cheers for their parents.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2011
Paradise Canyon Elementary School parent volunteers Lisa Dick, Christine Chant and Sandi Smith will join teachers Shaun Apffel, Edita Khanlarian and Kathy Selsor in accepting awards for service to their school when the La Cañada PTA Council holds its annual Founders Day ceremony on March 7. The Paradise Canyon honorees were named Friday during special events held on campus.    
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December 28, 2005
Longtime educator Sara Phillips, a resident of Pasadena, died Dec. 16. Services were held Dec. 21 with Cabot and Sons directing. Phillips will be remembered by many local residents for teaching at the former Oak Grove Elementary School and Paradise Canyon Elementary School, where her first grade classroom was transformed into a "rain forest" each year to teach environmental science to her students. She retired from the La Cañada Unified School District in 2000 and had been involved in adult education until her death.
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By Erna Taylor-Stark | March 13, 2008
?We?re so Lucky to Have You ? Caring For Our Children.? Thus was the sentiment for the March 11 La Cañada PTA Founders? Day Celebration. The La Cañada High School Jazz Band, under the leadership of their teacher and director Jason Stone, welcomed families and friends with up beat Big Band Sounds. The program began promptly at 7 p.m. and was opened by Sharon Otsuka, president of the PTA Council. Awards were presented to five honorees from the schools within the La Cañada Unified School District.
FEATURES
By Megan O’Neil | November 19, 2009
Students at the city’s three public elementary schools laced up their tennis shoes on Friday and raised $152,000 during the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation’s 12th annual jog-a-thon event. The jog-a-thon took place simultaneously at La Cañada Elementary School, Palm Crest Elementary School and Paradise Canyon Elementary School during school hours. Craig Miller, chair of the jog-a-thon, said that students get parents, family and friends to pledge donations at either a set amount, or per lap completed.
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November 8, 2007
    La Cañada High School 7/8   Nov. 9 The first ever Jog-A-Thon at La Cañada High School will be taking place Nov. 9 on the Footballl Field by the 7/8 turn-around. Volunteers are welcome, and should contact Sharon Otsuka at otsukafamily@charter.net for more information.   Nov. 16 The Turkey Bowl flag football competition.   Nov. 26 Reflections Projects due   Palm Crest Elementary School   Nov. 8 Pizza Night for the fifth grade at 5 p.m.   Nov. 14 to 16 Volunteers are invited for an exciting “Sandwich Bar” which will take place on Nov. 14 to 16 in the cafeteria.
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By Stephanie Ghiya | March 30, 2006
Zhi-He Low, a fifth-grade student at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Cañada Flintridge, spelled his way to champion of the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee. The contest was held in Alhambra on March 22. "Each of the elementary schools had classroom spelling bees in their fourth through sixth grades," La Cañada Elementary Principal Ivette Ellis said. "From each classroom the top two spellers participated in a school-wide spelling bee. The top four spellers from the school wide bee proceeded to participate in the district spelling bee. At the district spelling bee, one winner was selected to represent the district at the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee."
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By Geghard Arakelian | October 6, 2005
Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Cañada Flintridge donated more than $10,000 to the Red Cross last Friday toward relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region battered by recent hurricanes. "I think it's a pretty big part of our school culture that we want to give to other people," said Donna Robinson, principal of Paradise Canyon Elementary. Friday morning, students came out of class for a spirit rally in the school's courtyard. Following skits and prizes, said Diane Drolet, of the American Red Cross San Gabriel Chapter received the donation, which was collected within two weeks by students, their parents, and school staff and employees.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2009
Ten Years Ago More than 700 people turned out at Paradise Canyon Elementary School on a Saturday afternoon in September 1999, at the invitation of the campus PTA, to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.   Twenty Years Ago Learning that wild peacocks living in the upper Angeles Crest area of La Cañada were being shot and killed, and that some people were using illegal traps to move them out of the area, the city council banned trapping the big birds for a period of one year.
FEATURES
October 15, 2009
PCY native plant garden tended Recently, Mrs. Darling’s sixth grade class at Paradise Canyon Elementary School finished a unit on plants and photosynthesis. Thanks to Alex McAdams , PCY’s Native Plant Garden was cleaned up and beds were constructed. As a culmination project, the students planted approximately 15 native plants and grasses and some strawberries, broccoli, and sugar peas in the garden. The plants were specifically chosen based on their watering needs and native climate.
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By Sara Cardine,sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 13, 2014
Among the 14 local students who participated Sunday in La Cañada Unified School District's TEDx event, where students shared their hopes, dreams and ideas with the community, one speaker caught the attention of the audience - 10-year-old Ray Wipfli. The Paradise Canyon Elementary School fifth-grader explained in his talk, "The Game of Life," how a recent trip to Africa helped him realize the power that global sports, like soccer, have to unite people from different backgrounds and cultures.
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COMMUNITY
December 26, 2013
Ten Years Ago La Cañada High School 7/8 students who were interested in planes and flying were attending meetings of a new group on campus, the Aviation Club, which formed in December 2003. Activities included building model planes and learning the ins and outs of how a plane operates. The club adviser was science teacher Tom Traeger, a licensed pilot. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada boys' varsity basketball team got revenge on rival St. Francis and captured the championship of the third annual La Cañada Ticket Palace Holiday Classic.
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November 27, 2013
Nina Lidar, 10-year-old La Cañada resident, first place in the annual Valley Sun Thanksgiving Art Contest with her work executed in colored markers that judges deemed best captured the essence of the overall theme, “Thanksgiving in the United States.” Nina is a student in Mr. Hajek's fifth-grade class at Paradise Canyon Elementary School. Her entry was one of 162 hand-drawn and colored works received by the paper, which saw participation not only from her school, but also from La Cañada and Palm Crest elementary schools.
COMMUNITY
September 5, 2012
Ten Years Ago Four days of triple-digit heat in early September 2002 were blamed for power outages that affected some 200,000 Southern California Edison customers. An Edison spokesman said that La Cañada Flintridge was one of the communities that was especially hit hard by the outages. Twenty Years Ago Church of the Lighted Window announced it would mark the opening of its fall 1992 season with the 16th annual “Launch Day,” which would feature the release of white homing pigeons.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2011
Paradise Canyon Elementary School parent volunteers Lisa Dick, Christine Chant and Sandi Smith will join teachers Shaun Apffel, Edita Khanlarian and Kathy Selsor in accepting awards for service to their school when the La Cañada PTA Council holds its annual Founders Day ceremony on March 7. The Paradise Canyon honorees were named Friday during special events held on campus.    
FEATURES
May 13, 2010
Thirty-five youth delegates representing the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA attended the California State Model United Nations Summit at the Burbank Marriott on the first weekend of May. More than 600 middle school students traveled to the summit to participate in the reenactment of the United Nations. Over the last few months, the local contingent represented Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Egypt, Germany and Russia. They prepared country background papers, committee position papers, court memorials and nongovernmental documents to address a variety of international issues.
FEATURES
By Megan O’Neil | November 19, 2009
Students at the city’s three public elementary schools laced up their tennis shoes on Friday and raised $152,000 during the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation’s 12th annual jog-a-thon event. The jog-a-thon took place simultaneously at La Cañada Elementary School, Palm Crest Elementary School and Paradise Canyon Elementary School during school hours. Craig Miller, chair of the jog-a-thon, said that students get parents, family and friends to pledge donations at either a set amount, or per lap completed.
FEATURES
October 15, 2009
PCY native plant garden tended Recently, Mrs. Darling’s sixth grade class at Paradise Canyon Elementary School finished a unit on plants and photosynthesis. Thanks to Alex McAdams , PCY’s Native Plant Garden was cleaned up and beds were constructed. As a culmination project, the students planted approximately 15 native plants and grasses and some strawberries, broccoli, and sugar peas in the garden. The plants were specifically chosen based on their watering needs and native climate.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2009
Ten Years Ago More than 700 people turned out at Paradise Canyon Elementary School on a Saturday afternoon in September 1999, at the invitation of the campus PTA, to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.   Twenty Years Ago Learning that wild peacocks living in the upper Angeles Crest area of La Cañada were being shot and killed, and that some people were using illegal traps to move them out of the area, the city council banned trapping the big birds for a period of one year.
FEATURES
June 18, 2009
La Cañada Songie cheer/dance camp The La Cañada Varsity Songie Cheerleaders are holding a week-long dance/cheer camp for kids of all ages (kindergarteners and up) from 1 to 3 p.m. June 29 to July 3 in the La Cañada High School quad. Campers will learn both dances and cheers from the Songies, the senior elite members of Pep Squad. Campers will each receive a set of pom poms to keep, a daily snack and drink. At the end of the week, the campers will perform a dance routine and cheers for their parents.
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