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January 15, 1999 | Linn Groves, (714) 966-7885
Families are invited to a night of magic and mystery Thursday at 7 p.m. at Las Palmas Elementary School. Students, parents and community members will be treated to 90 minutes of illusions by veteran magician Steve Spellman that will include two live tigers. Tickets are $6; children under 4 are admitted free. A portion of proceeds will go to the Tiger Rescue Foundation. The school is at 1101 Calle Puente. Tickets and information: (949) 492-3456.
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OPINION
September 15, 2002
Re "Dual-Language Classes Train for Diversity," Sept. 3: District officials at Santa Ana say that the Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr. schools have proved successful. Looking at the Stanford 9 scores, I see that Jefferson has 62% of its fifth-grade students below the 50th percentile, and Martin has 87% of its students below the 50th percentile. That is hardly successful. About seven years ago, Davis Elementary chose to be a dual-immersion school. Davis talked of the same incremental Spanish/English throughout the grade levels.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER and PHIL DAVIS and LISA ADDISON and CATHY WERBLIN
Las Palmas Elementary School was named one of five schools in California to receive the 1998 Seal of Excellence Award for its bilingual program. The program, created four years ago, teaches Spanish- speaking students English, and English-speaking students Spanish, said Dr. Mary Lou Hamaker, director of English Language Development and Title VII programs at the Capistrano Unified School District. The school program was chosen by the board of directors for the California Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
Las Palmas Elementary School will hold its Back-to-School Night on Wednesday. Parents are invited to attend a PTA meeting at 6:30 p.m., with kindergarten to second-grade activities from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and third- to fifth-grade activities from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The annual event is an opportunity for parents to meet their child's teacher and principal, and learn about the school's academic program. The school is at 1101 Calle Puente. Information: (949) 492-3456.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1994 | JEFF BEAN
Volunteers began training Tuesdayfor a Capistrano Unified School District program that aims to show students how to appreciate their cultural, economic and religious differences. The training, at Las Palmas Elementary School, is for a pilot called the Green Circle Program. Program volunteers will teach students that they can choose to reach out and accept people into their "circle."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1991
Four Capistrano Unified School District schools will have new starting times in September under a plan adopted by the Board of Trustees. The changes were necessary to make more efficient use of the district's buses, officials said. Las Palmas Elementary School will begin classes at 7:55 a.m. instead of 8:25 a.m.; Moulton Elementary will begin classes at 7:55 a.m. instead of 8:25 a.m. George L. White Elementary will begin classes at 8:25 a.m. instead of 8:55 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
Students at Las Palmas Elementary School will have the option of remaining there for sixth grade, an exception made to allow those children in the two-way language immersion program to complete their K-6 studies. At Monday's board meeting, Capistrano Unified School District trustees altered school attendance boundaries, converting all but three of the district's elementary schools into a K-5 configuration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1994
I read with great interest your "Checking It Out," (Oct. 18). The lead--in which it was stated, "The next Bobby Fischer could come from an unlikely place . . .," however, left me, frankly, perplexed. For those of us who have endured the arduous task of researching, interviewing and evaluating every school from the south Orange County border to the San Diego County line, a club of this caliber being established at Las Palmas School is anything but unlikely. When I chose Las Palmas School for my daughter's elementary education, its commitment to intellectual-based extracurricular activities--such as the chess club (the next nearest club is in Long Beach)
OPINION
September 15, 2002
Re "Dual-Language Classes Train for Diversity," Sept. 3: District officials at Santa Ana say that the Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr. schools have proved successful. Looking at the Stanford 9 scores, I see that Jefferson has 62% of its fifth-grade students below the 50th percentile, and Martin has 87% of its students below the 50th percentile. That is hardly successful. About seven years ago, Davis Elementary chose to be a dual-immersion school. Davis talked of the same incremental Spanish/English throughout the grade levels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1994 | ELAINE TASSY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few Las Palmas Elementary School students have been exposed to classical dance, and seldom are they told that they are princes or princesses. Most come from impoverished households, some with only one parent, and others are still mastering English. But every Thursday, a group of them give up their lunch period, study hall or gym class to learn to respect their innate elegance and stand tall like royalty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
Students at Las Palmas Elementary School will have the option of remaining there for sixth grade, an exception made to allow those children in the two-way language immersion program to complete their K-6 studies. At Monday's board meeting, Capistrano Unified School District trustees altered school attendance boundaries, converting all but three of the district's elementary schools into a K-5 configuration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER and PHIL DAVIS and LISA ADDISON and CATHY WERBLIN
Las Palmas Elementary School was named one of five schools in California to receive the 1998 Seal of Excellence Award for its bilingual program. The program, created four years ago, teaches Spanish- speaking students English, and English-speaking students Spanish, said Dr. Mary Lou Hamaker, director of English Language Development and Title VII programs at the Capistrano Unified School District. The school program was chosen by the board of directors for the California Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1994
I read with great interest your "Checking It Out," (Oct. 18). The lead--in which it was stated, "The next Bobby Fischer could come from an unlikely place . . .," however, left me, frankly, perplexed. For those of us who have endured the arduous task of researching, interviewing and evaluating every school from the south Orange County border to the San Diego County line, a club of this caliber being established at Las Palmas School is anything but unlikely. When I chose Las Palmas School for my daughter's elementary education, its commitment to intellectual-based extracurricular activities--such as the chess club (the next nearest club is in Long Beach)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1994 | JEFF BEAN
Volunteers began training Tuesdayfor a Capistrano Unified School District program that aims to show students how to appreciate their cultural, economic and religious differences. The training, at Las Palmas Elementary School, is for a pilot called the Green Circle Program. Program volunteers will teach students that they can choose to reach out and accept people into their "circle."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1994 | ELAINE TASSY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few Las Palmas Elementary School students have been exposed to classical dance, and seldom are they told that they are princes or princesses. Most come from impoverished households, some with only one parent, and others are still mastering English. But every Thursday, a group of them give up their lunch period, study hall or gym class to learn to respect their innate elegance and stand tall like royalty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1991
Four Capistrano Unified School District schools will have new starting times in September under a plan adopted by the Board of Trustees. The changes were necessary to make more efficient use of the district's buses, officials said. Las Palmas Elementary School will begin classes at 7:55 a.m. instead of 8:25 a.m.; Moulton Elementary will begin classes at 7:55 a.m. instead of 8:25 a.m. George L. White Elementary will begin classes at 8:25 a.m. instead of 8:55 a.m.
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