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October 26, 2002
Good behavior at Monte Vista Elementary School in La Crescenta could land you in the principal's office. Select students found this out the hard way Friday, spending their lunch period with Principal Sharon Popolo as her Pals. Students are selected as Principal Pals based on scholastic and behavioral achievements the past month, and dine with the principal while sharing stories and talking about school as their reward. Principal Pals lunches are once a month, and usually held on Spirit Days at the school.
NEWS
June 25, 2002
Organization at a fund-raiser and continuous improvements to the school prompted Crescenta Valley Town Council Danette Erickson to nominate Monte Vista Elementary School for the council's June Beautification Award. The school has redone its auditorium, and added a butterfly and rose garden and landscaping in the front of the school. "Pick a spot and everything looks good," Erickson said. The award was presented at the June meeting of the town council.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
Gary Moskowitz LA CRESCENTA -- Monte Vista Elementary School's student council has been awarded for excellence. The council -- made up of 25 members who participate in the fall or the spring -- was given an Honor Council Excellence Award by the National Assn. of Elementary School Principals March 25. The school's student council is made up of fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students. School Principal Sharon Popolo said the student council was recognized for its community service and school beautification projects.
NEWS
April 27, 2007
With the help of Village Gallery, Monte Vista Elementary School is holding an art auction to raise money for art enrichment programs for the school. Village Gallery will present 80 pieces of original art pieces to be auctioned. This event will be held on Saturday, May 5 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church at 2723 Orange Ave. (one block west of the school). The evening will begin with an art preview at 6:30 p.m., followed by the live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the door for just $5 per person which includes hors d'oeuvres and a beverage.
FEATURES
February 9, 2008
NORRUP ? PERRINO Christina Norrup of New York and Anthony Perrino of Wall, N.J., have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barbara and Lee Norrup of La Crescenta. She is a graduate of Monte Vista Elementary School, Rosemont Middle School and Crescenta Valley High School. She is an actress, singer and dancer and is starring in the Broadway show ?Young Frankenstein.? She was previously in ?The Producers? on Broadway. The groom-to-be is the son of Francis and Betty Perrino of Holmdel, N.J. He is a graduate of Kean College in Union, N.J., and has a bachelor?
NEWS
May 15, 2002
More than 100 Lincoln Elementary School students participating in the school's instrumental music program performed two concerts at school assemblies Tuesday. The group of musicians then performed for parents and the community Tuesday evening. After one student performed a solo after only a few months of rehearsals, director Chloe Ross asked the crowd of students in the audience, "You see what you can accomplish by practicing?" Performances featured songs like "Frog in a Tree," "Yankee Doodle" and "Western Rider."
FEATURES
January 10, 2009
NORRUP ? PERRINO Former La Crescenta resident Christina Marie Norrup of New York and Anthony Perrino of Wall, N.J., were married at The Palm House of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. The Rev. Shermella Garrett officiated and has known the bride since she was born. The attendants? dresses were gray, but each was designed in a different style. They carried ruby red roses sprinkled with rhinestones. The two matrons of honor were Tera Almeida and Josie Rivera . The bridesmaids were Courtney Vegelin, Kim Shriver, Adrienne Oehlers, Courtney Young, Kimberly Dawn Neumann, Elkin Garabedian, Glennis Pleysie r and Dina Tsompanidis , sister of the groom.
NEWS
November 19, 1999
Robert Blechl RV SURVEY DELAYED It's a month late in coming, but the mail survey created to poll residents on the county's RV ordinance will be sent next week, said Crescenta Valley Town Council President Vasken Yardemian. The county ordinance prohibits the parking of RVs and trailers on front- and sideyards in unincorporated La Crescenta and Montrose. The moratorium placed on its enforcement in May was extended in August until the outcome of the survey.
NEWS
By Robin Goldsworthy | February 3, 2006
For the second time in two months, Monte Vista Elementary School's traffic cones have gone missing. About 30 of the bright orange cones are set out every school morning by adult volunteers to distinguish Monte Vista's "Monty Lane." Monty Lane allows parents to pull up curbside to drop their children off safely. According to Monty Lane coordinator Mary Kober, the PTA has provided funding for the cones in the past and replacing them will cost approximately $200. "The first time this happened was the week before winter break," said Kober.
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August 14, 2013
A mountain lion was spotted early Wednesday morning at Monte Vista Elementary School in La Crescenta, but hasn't been seen since then, sheriff's officials said. A custodian who arrived at the school after 6 a.m. spotted the animal in the parking lot before it leapt over a nearby fence onto neighboring properties. La Crescenta Sheriff's deputies received a call about the sighting at 6:22 a.m. They searched the area for the lion, but were unable to find it, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff's station officials.
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By Veronica Rocha | June 11, 2010
A 6-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a vehicle at the end of a Los Angeles police pursuit Thursday evening in Lake View Terrace was a Monte Vista Elementary School student, officials said. Grief counselors were at the La Crescenta school today to help students and administrators cope with the death of Kayla Woods. Kayla had been playing with children near her home Thursday evening when she was struck by the fleeing suspect’s vehicle and pinned against a wall, police said.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | November 13, 2009
Madison Davis’ hands moved feverishly as she assembled one stack of three cups, another of six, and another of three. And in three swift motions, the fifth-grader disassembled her stacks and tagged her teammate — all in a few seconds. “I like that it’s very fun, and once you learn and keep doing it, you can race your friends,” she said. “It’s a sport because of speed and the hand-eye coordination.” Madison was one of about 300 Monte Vista Elementary School fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders who were part of a worldwide effort to set the world record for cup stacking.
LOCAL
By Melanie Hicken | August 22, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Public opinion Thursday was overwhelmingly in favor of speed bumps on Orange Avenue in front of Monte Vista Elementary School as a way to slow down what residents and officials agree is dangerous traffic. Several residents who live near the school spoke in favor of installing speed bumps at Thursday’s Crescenta Valley Town Council meeting, which included a chance for public input on the plan that is currently the subject of a traffic study by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
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By Mary O’Keefe | August 10, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — A proposal to install speed bumps in front of Monte Vista Elementary School as a way to slow down traffic on Orange Avenue got a mixed reception among some Crescenta Valley Town Council members as they heard committee reports Thursday in advance of the Aug. 20 meeting. Council members Robbyn Battles and Steve Goldsworthy, who serve on Youth and Seniors Committee and Streets and Roads, have combined to work on traffic conditions around local schools. The Aug. 20 Crescenta Valley Town Council meeting will include a presentation on what has been done so far and what may be done in the future, including speed bumps on Orange Avenue.
LOCAL
By Mary O’Keefe | August 7, 2009
LA CRESCENTA ? Los Angeles County Public Works crews worked throughout the day Wednesday to eliminate one crosswalk, touch up existing ones and paint traffic warning signs on the surface of La Crescenta and Orange avenues in an effort to increase traffic safety around Monte Vista Elementary School. The work was part of a community grass-roots effort spearheaded by Crescenta Valley Town Council Member Robyn Battles, who along with fellow Councilman Steve Goldsworthy coordinated with various county agencies to set in motion a drop-off and pick-up safety plan for the school.
LOCAL
By Mary O’Keefe | July 8, 2009
LA CRESCENTA ? Efforts to create a student drop-off zone at Two Strike Park for Monte Vista Elementary School could come closer to materializing after local representatives meet with county parks officials Thursday to discuss the proposal. The plan is to have two drop-off areas for Monte Vista students, one in front of the school and the second one at Two Strike Park about two blocks away. ?It is a lovely park with a great drive-through parking lot,? said Robbyn Battles, alternate Crescenta Valley Town Council member and Monte Vista mom. The new system would not only relieve some of the traffic congestion at the school, but also promote a healthy walking lifestyle, she added.
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | July 3, 2009
A passion for music, dance and helping people is what makes Monte Vista Elementary School student Taylor Paschal a standout as this week’s CV Sun All Star. Taylor will turn 10 years old in August and will be in fifth-grade this fall. She is the daughter of Frank Paschal and Robbyn Battles Paschal of La Crescenta. She loves to sing and wants to become a professional singer someday. Taylor also is heavily involved in dance. “What Taylor does is dance, dance and more dance,“ her mom said with a laugh.
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July 3, 2009
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By Ruth Longoria Valley Sun | June 26, 2009
Musical theater is a big part of her life, but this week’s CV Sun All-Star also finds time for family, friends, and to excel in her studies. This week’s All Star is Rebecca Thomas, 14, who this fall will be a freshman at Crescenta Valley High School. “Rebecca is a wonderfully talented actress and a great kid to work with,” said David Daniels, director of Simi Valley Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi. Daniels has directed Thomas in two productions in Simi Valley and has found her to be pleasant and personable.
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