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Hancock Park School Celebrating 75 Years this Saturday

Hancock Park Elementary School will celebrate its 75th year serving the local community this Saturday, October 20th in a celebration of its heritage with the theme a “Neighborhood School, A World of Diversity.”

Founded in 1937, Hancock Park School provides public education to grades K-5 with the fundamental goal of “inspiring lifelong learners.” More than two-dozen languages are spoken at Hancock Park School, creating a unique environment where both multi-generational families and recent immigrants find a home and enjoy a quality education.

The family-friendly community event is free and open to the public and will include a bevy of international food trucks to make it a lunch-time experience. Enter on Colgate, just east of Fairfax, park on Colgate.

Mrs. Ashley Parker, Principal of Hancock Park Elementary


11:30am – Gate Opens with international food trucks ready to serve. The  Kids Gallery will be open for viewing.

12 pm – Activities including basketball game, LACMA art project, face painting, and cookbook sales.

1 pm – Speakers including the HPE Principal Mrs. Ashley Parker, Councilman Tom LaBonge and others. A student drama performance will follow, along with a posthumous tribute to  Mr. Walter Paige, HPE Custodian, and finally, the Parade of Nations in which children will represent the 28 languages and cultures spoken at Hancock Park School.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Hancock Park Elementary School
408 S Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Event entrance on Colgate Ave.


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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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