Timothy Wong of Boy Scout Troop 359 completed a garden and landscaping volunteer project for Villa Esperanza Services’ Adult Residential Program as part of his Eagle Scout Service Project. The project supports adults and seniors with intellectual/developmental disabilities living in Villa Esperanza’s group homes.
Wong installed drought-resistant plants at two Villa group homes after months of careful planning. “I had to figure out what to do, where to do it, find volunteers to help me, fundraise enough money to meet my needs, and plan a date and time to do my project,” Wong said.
Wong’s project has brought color and variety to the front lawns of the Wagner and Wynn homes, where residents can contribute to the care of their new plants, and incorporate fresh tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and broccoli into their meal preparation.
Carver’s Carnival is coming to town on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It will feature game booths, the Mega Island Obstacle Course bouncer/slide and a talent show. Dining options include Wolfgang Puck and the Go Fusion ’N Grill food truck, as well as a variety of treats: Paradise Drinks, snow cones, cotton candy, churros, and boba and Starbucks coffee drinks. All proceeds from the carnival will help support Carver PTA’s enrichment programs, which include art, music, science, library and technology programs. Visit carvercarnival.com for more information.
San Marino Girl Scout Troop 15121 Cadettes hosted a SWAPS-making workshop at the Hill-Harbison House recently. More than 50 San Marino Girl Scouts from various troops were in attendance. The Scouts enjoyed teaching and learning how to make the traditional Girl Scout craft called SWAPS, which means “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” Girl Scout SWAPS are made to be traded later with other troops at various Girl Scout events.
Brothers Richard and Eric Dong were raised to understand and navigate the complex world of investments and the financial market.
Now, as San Marino High School students, the pair are investing their resources back into their school. Last Friday, they officially signed a $75,000 endowment fund for SMHS as a show of gratitude for their high school experience. The fund also is named in honor of outgoing Principal Mary Johnson for her impact in both boys’ lives. Continue reading “High School Brothers Dedicate Investment Returns to SMHS”
Teachers and students returned from spring break this week to learn that Mary Johnson, who has served as San Marino High School’s principal for 13 years, will retire at the end of this school year.
“With mixed emotions, I announced to the high school staff today that I will be retiring on June 30 at the end of this school year,” Johnson said in her prepared announcement. “The past 13 years at San Marino High School have been a gift in my life and it is not easy to say goodbye to our dedicated staff, amazing students, exceptional parents and community members who cannot do enough for our school. I thank you for welcoming me to the school and community. I shall hold you in my heart forever.” Continue reading “SMHS Principal to Retire This Year”
Members of Girl Scout Troop 5151 at Carver Elementary School, including Megan Choa, Chloe Pu, Sophie Lin, Makenna Wong and McKenna Wong, were able to showcase their Bronze Award Project, a makeover for the Women’s Room in Pasadena at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Friends In Deed. The Women’s Room, part of Friends In Deed in Pasadena, is daytime respite for homeless or at-risk women. As part of their yearlong commitment, the girls also helped decorate the Friends In Deed food pantry for Halloween and Christmas, collected food items and toiletries, painted pictures for the walls and purchased items to help decorate the Women’s Room. Not pictured are Naomi Chen, Kailey Sabo and Kinsley Wang.
San Marino Unified School District’s incoming PTA presidents include (from left) Kathryn Oliveros (Carver Elementary School), Laurie Modean (Huntington Middle School), Jennifer Chuang (PTA Council), Michiko Lee (Valentine Elementary School) and Karen Wicke (San Marino High School). The new presidents will lead their respective boards for the 2017-18 school year.