The Hacienda Heights Library is offering Parent/Toddler workshops to parents with children to 3 years old. The five-part workshop gives parents an opportunity to spend some fun unstructured time with their children, learing together through imaginative and interactive play.
Professionals from the community with expertise in child development will answer parents’ questions. The program is free, but space is limited and registration is required.
Participants must register in person at the library in order to receive their information packet.
The workshops will be held every Monday from 6 – 7:15 pm, beginning Sept. 22 in the library at 16010 La Monde St. For more information, call Paula Vannucci at (626) 968-9356.
The Los Angeles County Police are holding Eagle Eye Park Watch meetings at local parks in connection with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The meetings began in August and will continue through September and October.
Meetings have been held at Manzanita and Steinmetz parks in Hacienda Heights, as well as in Rowland Heights and Pathfinder parks. Another meeting will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday in Rowland Heights Park.
Much like a traditional Neighborhood Watch program, Eagle Eye asks residents to assume responsibility for the activities taking place in and around their park in order to help prevent crime and vandalism to park equipment. They also help curtail suspicious activities in parks.
The Eagle Eye Neighborhood Park Watch Program was created by the Illinois Association of Park Districts. To date, 38 agencies in 12 states are members of the Eagle Eye family.
Agencies participating in the program have seen: lower crime, vandalism, and misuse of park properties, a reduction in the repair and restoration costs for equipment and facilities and a rise in community pride
The City of Glendale, Arizona has documented over $80,000 in savings over a two year period. This included:
31% decrease in vandalism at parks and recreation facilities
38% decrease in man hours for fixing vandalized property
40% decrease in the total cost of fixing vandalized equipment
Rachel Scott, the first person killed during the 1999 Columbine High School killings, left, and her brother Craig, who escaped being murdered but watched two of his friends, side by side to him, shot to death.
Parents at Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights will get the chance to sign up for Rachel’s Challenge tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the school gym. Two presentations was given yesterday to the students.
In other school activities, Orange Grove will hold its Back-to-School Night in the cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
And Sparks Middle School will host a Back-to-School Night at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.