Daily Archives: December 13, 2008

Traditions of Christmas – Don’t Miss It!

Last night my daughter and I helped out with concessions at opening night for “Traditions of Christmas” at the East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC).  Although we spent pre-performance and intermission serving goodies, we did get to slip in and watch most of the show, and we had a wonderful time.  This is an immensely entertaining annual production by Christian Community Theater, featuring singing, dancing, and a live Nativity Pageant complete with real animals.  If you are in the mood for some Christmas cheer, need to get into the holiday mood, or just enjoy a good musical production, you have to get over to see it.  For more information…

CCT – Traditions of Christmas

Traditions of Christmas – Facebook

East County Performing Arts Center

If I am able to get any pictures before a performance, I will post them.

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Cajon Park – Almost Ready

Cajon Park - New Building

The new building at Cajon Park is almost ready for students.  This week the students brought all of their class books home, and over the weekend the teachers will be moving their classroom “stuff” over.  This will nearly complete the first major phase of construction at Cajon Park and the Santee School District.  The series of projects was funded by a proposition (Prop R from November, 2006), with the official groundbreaking ceremony last April (click here for my earlier post).  At Cajon Park, this included refurbishing and modernizing existing classrooms and constructing a new 18-classroom building for grades 5-8.

Having taught in the district many years ago, as well as at other schools around the county, I know how much the junior high teachers are looking forward to having dedicated classrooms.  This goes double for Cajon Park, where the 7th and 8th grade classes have been in portable classrooms for years (I’ve taught in those, also).  Over the next few months they will be completing work on the upgrade of one last existing classroom building and the Library/Media Center.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for sometime in the spring.

You can find information on the modernization at the Santee School District Modernization website.

Check out the most recent photo in the series on the Cajon Park Construction page.

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