First published in the Aug. 18 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
By Amy Marcoullier
The new school year is off to a strong start. I’m honored and excited to be principal of Palm Crest Elementary School. I look forward to a wonderful 2022-23 school year.
This summer was busy as construction wrapped up on the new campus classroom buildings. It is exciting for both students and teachers to have a brand-new learning space. Our new buildings have many new classrooms which house our 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes, as well as our special education department, enrichment and intervention classes this year. The new buildings are already a-buzz with activity and energy. The rest of our campus was cleaned and prepared by our hardworking custodial staff.
We are also pleased to welcome a transitional kindergarten class to Palm Crest this year. We look forward to working with our youngest students to prepare them for a successful kindergarten year and beyond.
I want to thank our wonderful PCR PTA, led by Jennifer Wolpert, for their hard work and successful kick off to the start of the school year. The team has done an amazing job planning a fun-filled “Fallapalooza” for this year, our annual fundraiser held in September.
We are also fortunate to continue our partnership with La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, which supports smaller class sizes for our students as well as enrichment classes.
I’d like to welcome the new staff who are joining Palm Crest. Jessica Rozman is our school counselor, Kellie Redmond will teach P.E., Sarah Lim will teach TK and Melissa Curtis will be our intervention teacher.