School Board Approves Donations to La Mirada Schools E-mail
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Written by Tony Aiello   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 12:11

Benton Parents donate over $127,000 for Washington D.C. Trip: La Mirada Kiwanis and Rotary Donate Cameras

Norwalk~At a recent meeting, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District board formally accepted several donations totalling thousands of dollars to benefit local schools.

Donations to La Mirada schools included:

-$112.88 by Target Take Charge of Education to Los Coyotes Middle School, to be used for material and supplies.

-$2,750 for Lodestone Adventures to provide Los Coyotes students with training activities that promote team building, talent discovery, and leadership.

-$10,000 to send about 50 Los Coyotes students and chaperones to leadership camp at the Alpine Meadows Retreat Center in Angelus Oaks, with funding coming from parent donations and the ASB budget.

-$34,100 to send about 124 Gardenhill Elementary students and chaperones  and $23,386 to send about 88 Eastwood Elementary students and chaperones to Thousand Pines Pines Outdoor Science School in Crestline. Gardenhill will be going in March 2013 and Eastwood in February.

-$481.99 to Benton Middle School by Target Take Charge of Education to be used for the student donation fund.

-$350 To Benton by the Benton PTSA to be used for the student donation fund.

-$359.91 to Benton by Big Lots/La Mirada to be used for the student donation fund.

-$152,550 to send about 71 Benton students and chaperones on an "American Heritage Trip" that will send the group through Boston, New York, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia next summer with funding coming from fundraisers ($24,366), the ASB trust budget ($800), and parent donations ($127,383).

-Two Canon Powershot SX40 HS Cameras to Benton Visual and Arts Academy to be used by the photography class, separately donated by the La Mirada Kiwanis and La Mirada Rotary Clubs.

-16 refurbished computers with Microsoft Office site license for each to Escalona Elementary by the Escalona PTSA, to be used for instruction in classrooms.



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