“It’s like a part of you is missing.”
The COVID-19 shut down of campuses across the city is not the first time local teachers and students have had to come together to overcome extraordinary circumstances.
The joy of Friday’s parade was of such a degree that at least one person, with no connection to the school, was moved as to dance.
Families drove from all over Long Beach to Prisk Elementary for National Teacher Appreciation Day.
To give you an idea of the level of excitement, check out the kids at the 1:50 mark who simply cannot contain themselves.
The non-profit works to show kids not only the science of growing but understand connections between healthy food, a vibrant community and environmental responsibility.
Burbank Elementary’s Scott Fleming stands in front of his school, Captain America shield in hand, advertising free breakfast and lunch.
Yuen credited her teacher with making the transition to a new culture an easier process through her kindness and guidance.
The North Long Beach teacher learned Nancy Yuen, an immigrant from Taiwan, had never had a birthday party—so she gave her one. The memory had a lasting impact on Yuen, now a writer and speaker on race in media.
Team 100 is a local volunteer organization providing weekend meals to children within the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) and their families living below the poverty level.