Youth Briefs

Kids reap rewards of Club 365

Children at all three La Cañada elementary schools reaped the rewards of Club 365 by seeing and learning about exotic rainforest animals.

Club 365 is the contest sponsored by the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation to raise funds for the schools. Thanks to tremendous community support, this year’s Club 365 raised more than $105,000 for the LCFEF.

The Club 365 program is only in its second year.

The idea is simple: If a family donates $365 to the Educational Foundation from July 1, 2007, to May 23, 2008, their elementary age children automatically became members of Club 365. The grade level at each elementary school with the highest participation wins the contest at their school.

This year’s winners were kindergarten at La Cañada Elementary, with 77% participation; first grade at Paradise Canyon Elementary, with 72% participation; and first grade at Palm Crest Elementary, with 67% participation. All members of the winning grade at each school won a rainforest animal party with pizza during the last week of school.

In addition, all Club 365 members received silicon bracelets and Juice It Up coupons.

Freshman cheer to hold camp

La Cañada High School freshman cheer will hold a summer day camp for kindergartners through sixth graders 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. July 7 to 11 at the Paradise Canyon Elementary School cafeteria as fundraiser to attend cheer camp.

T-shirts, snacks, lunch and drinks are included. Cost is $90.

For more information, call Diana Jang at (818) 378-7356.

Johnson raises $500 at special party

Nine-year-old Kylie Johnson understands that our world and its creatures are in need of help, and she knows she can make a difference.

Johnson celebrated her ninth birthday much like her eighth — with a philanthropic rainforest/orangutan themed party. Along with a swimsuit and towel, she asked her guests to each bring a handmade, jungle-themed birthday card, and in lieu of a gift, make a donation to save endangered orangutans through “Orangutan Outreach”. (Last year, for her eighth birthday, guests donated $800 and adopted six-and-a-half acres of the Costa Rican rainforest). All 25 children participated and were excited to help, as most had heard about the killing of orangutans and the rainforests disappearing to the plantations of palm oil trees.

Johnson and her guests raised $500.

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