Longtime Palm Crest Teacher Dies from COVID-19

Palm Crest Elementary School staff, students and family received heartbreaking news this week that beloved 3rd-grade teacher Terese Chiames Caire died of complications from the COVID-19 virus on April 28.
Caire taught 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and, most recently, 3rd grade in her 27-year tenure at PCR.
“Mrs. Caire has been a valued member of our LCUSD community for 27 years and has developed many deep and lasting relationships with students, families and colleagues,” La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Wendy Sinnette wrote in a letter to the LCUSD community. “Mrs. Caire will be missed.”
PCR Principal Cory Pak informed the staff last week and they are “actively preparing to provide support services to help their students, families and each other cope” with the loss, according to Sinnette.
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Palm Crest Earns ‘California Distinguished School’ Title Again

Palm Crest Elementary School was recently named a California Distinguished School but Principal Cory Pak said the distinction is not necessarily his focus.
Pak was the principal of West Creek Academy in Saugus Union School District in 2017 before he came to La Cañada Flintridge. West Creek Academy also received the state distinction. Continue reading “Palm Crest Earns ‘California Distinguished School’ Title Again”

A Lesson on Hanukkah Comes to Palm Crest Ahead of Holiday

Photos by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK Gal Kessler Rohs and her daughter Libby educate Palm Crest Elementary School students about Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.
Photos by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
Gal Kessler Rohs and her daughter Libby educate Palm Crest Elementary School students about Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.

Gal Kessler Rohs, a La Cañada Unified School District parent and education director for Temple Beth David Religious School, helped bring Hanukkah to life for some Palm Crest Elementary School students on Wednesday with the help of dreidels, a menorah and some jelly doughnuts. Continue reading “A Lesson on Hanukkah Comes to Palm Crest Ahead of Holiday”