June 28, 2000
Judy Seckler The last trace of Cerritos Elementary School was carted away Monday to make room for the new construction. The demolition took place in two stages, said district administrator Dick White, of planning, development and facilities. Hazardous material took approximately one week to remove. Asbestos from the roof, interior piping and lead painted windows and door frames were taken to a special dump site. Next, the bulldozers went right through the buildings "like a hot knife to butter," White said.
May 18, 2000
We are members of Positive and Well-rounded Students at Cerritos Elementary School in south Glendale. The PAWS program tries to make our community a better place by joining the city's Adopt-a-Block program, participating in the Graffiti Paint Out and helping out wherever we can. We are saddened that Raul Aguirre lost his life helping a friend in need. And we would like to send a message to the young people of Glendale. We believe that all of us need to be respectful and tolerant of all the different cultures in Glendale.
April 9, 2005
Jackson Bell Before enrolling in a parenting program at Cerritos Elementary School, Aleida Blas said she would waste much of her day watching soap operas -- time that would have been better spent with her son. But those days are long gone. "I learned a lot from the program," Blas said through a Spanish interpreter. "The other day, I was watching TV, and my child came up to me. Before I would have continued watching the show. But now I give my attention to my child."
July 10, 2002
Measure K "Building for Excellence" projects are ongoing throughout the school district this summer, with new phases of development planned for fall 2002. Installation of replacement modular classrooms has begun at Franklin, La Crescenta and Lincoln elementary schools. Phase 3 of long-term projects at those schools will begin in September and November 2002 and will include restroom renovation, tile floor replacement and office and entrance modifications.
April 1, 2008
The Glendale News-Press visited Cerritos Elementary School and asked students: “What do you like about Fine Arts Day?” “It’s when you learn how to draw and you get experience of what it’s like to be an artist. I like to learn the way my grandpa draws. He likes peaceful drawings.” KRISTIAN LOPEZ, 10 Glendale “That you get to learn new things, like how to draw and paint.” EDGARDO SANCHEZ, 12 Glendale “It’s fun that you get to experience what other teachers from the school want to teach us. I love to draw.
March 2, 2004
Two men were in critical condition Monday after their cars collided about 3:09 p.m. near the intersection of Glendale and Cerritos avenues, as parents began to pick up their children from nearby Cerritos Elementary School. Glendale firefighters cut a 20-year-old Glendale man out of his blue Volkswagen with the Jaws of Life, prying off the driver's side door, and sent him to County-USC Medical Center. The 31-year-old Glendale man driving the other car, a silver BMW sedan, was also sent to County-USC.
November 15, 2000
Judy Seckler CERRITOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -- The air crackled with electricity as 600 Cerritos Elementary School students were treated to a few surprise visitors at its Nestle USA National Adopt-A-School Day. Students were told to dress in sports attire for the day and that they would be visited by some professional athletes but identities were not revealed until the start of the event Tuesday morning, Cerritos Principal ...
July 10, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Construction at Cerritos Elementary School is finished, but because of delays, the district withheld $1 million from contractors and the project has not been completed. Glendale Unified School District officials were happy to announce at last week's school board meeting that Cerritos Elementary School was declared finished in May, with the exception of some playground equipment that must be replaced before children can use it. But the district owes Gardena-based Amelco Construction, and its bond company Traveler's Insurance, about $1 million because of a 2 1/2-year delay to finish the $15-million modernization project.
June 12, 2004
Students at Cerritos Elementary School celebrated the recent completion of their grass playground with a field day Friday. Students in grades one, two and three competed in relay races, volleyball and basketball games during the event, which was organized by Christin Walley, the physical education teacher at Cerritos. Upper-grade students participated in a similar event last week. "It's like a mini-Olympic feeling," Principal Janice Hanada said. "Now that we have a playground that is huge, there is plenty of space for events like this.
December 21, 2001
Karen S. Kim SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- It wasn't a sleigh with eight tiny reindeer but two Glendale Memorial Hospital vans that brought toys and goodies to the students of Cerritos Elementary School on Thursday morning. "To get something like this, this gives a family a Christmas," said Melinda Perez, community liaison for Cerritos Elementary. "There's a lot of families that don't have a Christmas here in Glendale." Eight departments at Glendale Memorial -- including the security, housekeeping and emergency departments -- adopted eight needy families whose members attend Cerritos Elementary.