"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
In observance of Dr. Martin King Jr. Day (a national holiday), school will not be in session on Monday, January 16th , 2017.
There are Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful Foster Star announcements to post. As we close out the year we want to share and remember those experiences.
Our Thanksgiving Feast was a smashing success. With the help of our PTA, Kiwanis of La Mirada, Rotary of La Mirada, EDCO, Bell, Starbucks, Polly's Pies, and others we were able to provide a record number of meals. We were able to provide 500 meals to our families this year. In addition, we provided children with multiple arts and craft opportunities. Everyone left with some ice cream and a smile on their face and happiness in their hearts.
Our Santa Shop was open for a week and Foster Road students were able to buy some gifts for their family and friends. We once again set a record for participation. The Santa Store tallied $2750 dollars in sales. The company that sponsors the event recognized our school by returning $275 of those sales back to our PTA. But more importantly, the students had a blast shopping and with that enjoyment was a bit of learning about managing their money.
Christmas Shopping Sprees this year were provided to 22 randomly selected Foster Road students. Thank you to Kiwanis of La Mirada and Rotary of La Mirada for providing this opportunity to our students. Children returned with bags full of clothing and shoes. They were also given a yummy breakfast.
A toy drive by La Mirada students and Department of Water and Power provided all of our Kinder students with an early Christmas gift. The highlight was a bike for 4 lucky Kinder students. But everyone walked away with a gift to start the holiday season. It is a time of giving and it is never too early to instill that spirit in our children.
Which brings me to our Pennies for Patients drive. To help children suffering from Leukemia, we raised $1778.75 of which 100% goes directly to helping with medical care for these children. If you would like to know more, feel free to look at the following website: http://www.lls.org/
Foster Road would like to recognize Julissa Romo, a third grader for winning the La Mirada Library bookmark contest. Her submitted art is now a bookmark provided to those that visit the newly renovate La Mirada Library. Stop by, read a book, and pick up a bookmark. Foster Road students let's thank Julissa Romo for being a role model to follow. We have to be brave to submit our work, but remember we have talent, so let's share it with the world!
I am proud to say GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT FOSTER ROAD! Thank you all for your support and let's continue giving "Every child every opportunity to demonstrate excellence."