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Village School Receives a Waiver; St. Matthew’s Has Applied; Public Schools Not Opening

Circling the News reported on November 10 (“Private Schools Are Reopening in Pacific Palisades) that four private schools in the Palisades had been granted a waiver to bring back students in grades transitional kindergarten through second grade. The schools included … Continue reading

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Private Schools Are Reopening in Pacific Palisades

Four private schools — Seven Arrows, Calvary Christian, Corpus Christi and Westside Waldorf —  have all received transitional kindergarten (TK) through second grade waivers from L.A. County to reopen under strict guidelines.   CALVARY CHRISTIAN: “Calvary Christian School is thrilled … Continue reading

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Seven Arrows School Is First to Reopen in Pacific Palisades

Seven Arrows Elementary School, a kindergarten through sixth grade private school that focuses on education that fuses rigorous academics with world culture and the arts, has been granted a waiver to reopen next week. This is the only school in … Continue reading

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OPINION: On-line Learning Is a Travesty for Most Students

Sunday’s Daily News reported in its California “Coronovirus Daily Tracker” that from 0-17 years of age, the number of deaths in the state of California has been 2 and the reported number of cases 11 percent. Ages 18-49 have accounted … Continue reading

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Maggie Gilbert Aquatic Center Re-opens for Lap Swimming at Palisades High

  Circling the News received an October 10 email from Brooke King, the Aquatics director at the Maggie Gilbert pool on the Palisades High campus. “I have good news,” King said. “The pool has re-opened for lap swim (reservation only.)” … Continue reading

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There Are Situations Worse than Covid-19

There is a Native American Plains proverb, “Great Spirit, grant that I may not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins.” In my September 20 Musings (“LIVING IN TWO WORLDS”), I wrote that I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Young Students Perform an Uplifting Virtual Concert, “Playing Through a Pandemic”

Depressed by Covid-19? If you instantly want to feel better, go to Childrensmusicworkshop.com and click on the concert “Playing Through a Pandemic,” presented by the All Schools Elementary Honor Orchestra. Starting with the “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss, Sr. (arranged … Continue reading

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Marcia L. Haskin, 77, Dies; Career Educator Was Interim Principal at PaliHi Three Times

Marcia Haskin, who served as the interim principal at Palisades Charter High School for three school years between 2007 and 2011, died of a stroke at home on August 15. She was 77 and still working as an educator. Although … Continue reading

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Palisades YMCA Offers Programs to Continue to Serve Community

KIDS: Palisades-Malibu YMCA Executive Director Jim Kirtley continues to find ways to serve the community, even though the facility on Via de la Paz remains closed during the Covid-19 crisis. For parents who would like to give their children, ages … Continue reading

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Palisades High School Seniors Held Hostage in Labor Negotiations

In addition to dealing with Zoom classes, lack of extracurriculars/sports and a chance to hang out with their friends, seniors at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades were just thrown another roadblock by the teacher’s union, UTLA (United Teacher … Continue reading

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