Three former students of Alisal Union School District -- Juan del Real, Jorge Edeza, (Sanborn, now Sanchez) Miguel Rubio (Bardin),-- and their friend Sergio Ceja got together and took 66 of our students from Sanchez Elementary on a shopping spree. The students first went to the Northridge mall, then to a pizza place for dinner. They all bought uniforms, shoes, and sweaters. Some of their chaperons even pitched in for a bit more on clothes!
It was a really great afternoon, made possible not just by Mr. Rubio, who got his friends to help financially with the trip, but by dozens of volunteers who took the time to help kids try on the uniforms and pick shoes. Among the dozens of volunteers were Mr. Roberto Rodriguez, principal of Sanchez Elementary; Ms. Sandra Shreve, assistant principal; Ms. Yolanda Lundquist, Ms. Adela Hernandez and Mr. Julio Hernandez of the Alisal Family Resources Centers Network, former Alisal employees Ms. Mary Magaña and Mr. Chet Cortes, and many more.
The Californian reporter wrote a nice article about the experience, you can read it here. And our public information officer took a lot of pictures, you can see them here. Thanks everyone who made this afternoon possible for all our students.