We had a great time at La Casa’s Open House last Friday. Each classroom had a theme: the Ocean (pictured), the Jungle, Outer Space and Bugs. Children’s workbooks and art were displayed for parents and friends. Tacos were prepared by our friends at Del Mar Cafe, with cooks who attended La Casa when they were children. Thanks to all the children, staff, volunteers, parents and friends who made this Open House a wonderful occasion!
We give thanks for good food, and all those who bring it to La Casa. You make make a difference in the lives of La Casa’s children and families!
Rev. Larry Ballenger, Judy Ballenger and Cheryl Prentice, former CEO of La Casa at the annual awards dinner Oct. 6.
On Thursday, October 6, La Casa will celebrate our 70th birthday and honor our preschool staff. The annual awards dinner is being held at the San Gabriel Hilton. This is our big fund raiser! Please join us and bring some friends. Purchase tickets online or call the office at 626-286-2144.
Bluejay Lifeline and prepaid cell phones for underserved communities are available each Friday morning at La Casa. Enrique Ramirez (pictured here) helps people determine if they qualify for the phones.
La Casa Preschool classes are full, with 48 children enrolled. School starts at 8:30 A.M. with breakfast and ends at 12:30 P.M. after lunch is served. Some children stay until 3:00 P.M. for the extended day program. Miss Dolores’ class is pictured here.
Last week, La Casa staff and parents put on a fun Promotion Party for our preschool families. Congratulations to the students who are heading off to Kindergarten in the fall! Our talented preschool parent, Mr. Buggs, created a Western themed event complete with sunflowers, hay stacks and the perfect photo spot. Kids came dressed in their boots and hats ready to kick off summer!
La Casa was the lucky recipient of refurbished laptops from Southern California Edison! We are grateful for the help in putting together some much needed computer classes – thank you Edison!