Chino Valley Unified School District
Eagle Canyon Elementary School in Chino Hills kicked off its Cancer Awareness Month in October with a special assembly honoring 3-year-old Blake Wood who is battling leukemia.
Arriving in a Batmobile and greeted by the cheers and tears of students, teachers and parents, Blake became an instant hero in the eyes of the Eagle Canyon community.
Eagle Canyon will join the fight against cancer with Blake as they host four dress up days, take part in a memorial run, collect colorful band aids and socks for local hospitals and spread awareness about cancer. Eagle Canyon’s PTA and its Safe School Ambassadors, an anti-bullying group, will host the month-long awareness campaign.
Pictured: Blake Wood (top center) and his mother Janet Wood are pictured with the Eagle Canyon Elementary Safe School Ambassadors.
Making treasure out of trash
Dickson Elementary School in Chino collects recyclable items from its students, staff, parents, and community every Friday. All proceeds are used to purchase Dickson’s “Character Counts” agendas for students.
“Not only does this help our school site to purchase agendas for our students, but it teachers the kids about responsibility and taking care of the environment,” said front office staff member Leticia Tafoya.
Pictured: Dickson Elementary School’s Student Council with some of the recyclable items they collected on a recent Friday.