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¡VIVE LA VIDA! Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate this month with us when we remember the Independence Days of several Latin American countries. In California, we have a rich history that began even before the Spanish settlers, but that has continued to enrich our lives through the art, language, music, food, culture, and a faternal sense of community in our Spanish-Speaking communities. We have several ideas and activities that we will share on a weekly basis that will make this month a special one so, ¡Vive la vida!

Share what you love most about your family traditions with your teachers and classmates.

Other ideas to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Other things to do:
Make a playlist of Hispanic artists to listen to.
Ask a friend or relative who grow up in a Latin American country what life was like growing up there.
Enjoy a classic Latin American dish at a local restaurant.
Support a Hispanic or Latino-owned business.
Take a dance class.
Play a game of lotería or dominoes.
Binge a Spanish-language TV show.

Below are websites with more information and fun!

Things to watch:

In the Heights (Red Box)
is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving characters in the largely Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan, New York City.

The Beauty and the Baker (Netflix)

Daniel Garcia is working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do, until his life changes unexpectedly on a wild Miami night with a chance encounter with Noa Hollander at a fancy restaurant. Noa is an international superstar, the daughter of a real estate magnate and a successful model, just out of a high-profile Hollywood relationship. Sparks fly between the two and the unlikely couple must decide whether to upend their lives to be together, pulling their families into an inevitable culture clash.

Fools Rush In (Prime video) PG-13
Two unlikely people end up falling in love inadvertently. As their relationship develops, the two realize how much their upbringing in language, religion, culture, and family clash! Tons of laughs as they poke fun at each other's differences.

Free Vaccine Clinic!

MUSD is hosting a vaccination clinic in partnership with Sera Collection Research Services at the Monrovia High School Auditorium. Sera will provide the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday, September 16, 2021 (10am-6pm), and the second dose on Thursday, October 7, 2021 (10am-6pm) to allow for adequate time for staff and students (above 12) to obtain fully vaccinated status.

The vaccination clinic is FREE of charge. Please see the attached flyer to register.

Warm regards,
Canyon Oaks High School Staff

UCLA "Athletics for Youth" Days

UCLA vs. Hawai’i Football Game
Saturday, Aug. 28
12:30 PM,
Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena

Below are links and details about game day!

You will need to provide your own transportation to and from the game.

Meet Mr. McKendrick at Gate D by 11:45 am to receive your FREE entry pass!

All guests attending a UCLA Football game at the Rose Bowl Stadium must arrive to the venue with a face covering.
In accordance with the Pasadena Department of Public Health, all individuals age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear an appropriate face covering while attending a game at the Rose Bowl Stadium except when actively eating or drinking.
While there is currently no requirement to be vaccinated to attend events at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Public Health officials strongly recommend that attendees are vaccinated, obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending the event, or wear a face covering while visiting the stadium. Current health department protocols are subject to change based on local, state and national guidelines.
Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or are under any isolation or quarantine orders, are asked not to approach or enter to the Rose Bowl Stadium.
Highly trafficked and touched areas will be cleaned and sanitized regularly throughout events.
Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be located throughout the venue.
The Rose Bowl will be limiting cash transactions, so all fans are encourages to bring preloaded debit cards, credit cards or use Apply Pay.
Helpful Links

Getting to the Game

Bag Policy

Stadium Rules and Prohibited Items

Accessible Services

Rose Bowl Parking

Rose Bowl Parking Map

Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway!

Karli Gordon and Jaine Lindsay of the Pomona Valley National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) reached out recently to Mr. TeDese Ross to offer turkeys and meals to families of our students at Canyon Oaks High School. Mr. David Duisberg, Mr. Randy Medina and Mr. Calvin McKendrick set out with Mr. Ross on Tuesday, November 24 to distribute the generous donations from NCNW. NCNW is a historic civil rights organization committed to advancing opportunities and improving the quality of life for African American women. NCNW’s mission is to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. However, they spread their mission and purpose far beyond those directly associated with their charter. On behalf of the entire Mountain Lion Pride , we would like to thank Mrs. Gordon and Mrs. Lindsay!

School Newsletter Article!

2020 has been a year like no other, and quite frankly, we hope we don't have to endure another year like it. See this uplifting article circulating for the November 2020 MUSD Newsletter!
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