Francisco Villar, Administrative Director Francisco Villar during a recent college shirt day at Leeway. I enjoy the people with whom I work. Our program provides a stable, safe, and nurturing learning environment for our students. I am proud to be a part of this school! Each day that a student returns to school, ready to learn, is a victory. Each day a student experiences some joy in their day is a victory. I have seen students take those “victories” and use them to motivate themselves to complete their education. Our [...]
Students got in the holiday spirit by decorating stockings! Using glue, stars, pom-poms, and even a smiley face our students decorated their very own stockings in preparation for the holiday season.
Mele Kalikimaka, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale, Joyeux Noel, Happy Christmas; It’s once again the time of the year for the Leeway School Christmas Boutique. Once again, I am relying on your generous donations for our annual Christmas boutique. As in years past, we are asking friends of Leeway to donate a new toy, book, game, or gift card. Your donations will be arranged and available for ALL students. Most of our students do not have the resources to purchase a gift for a family member. In some cases, our students will not receive anything at all for Christmas. We [...]
Students had to create a Christmas trees that could stand on it's own. They were allowed to use 25 toothpicks, play dough and 12 inches of tape.
To celebrate Halloween, we decorated our doors and walls. Please view the gallery below to see photos from the event.
This Friday, the Elementary and Middle school students went to the Rosemead Park as part of our Picnic Friday. Students and team members seemed to enjoy the trip because there were plenty of delicious snacks and juices. We also set up right next to the playground where the students can go play after or before snack.
Team building is an important aspect of our school and classrooms. The Tower Challenge shows both teachers and students the importance of building a strong, healthy team. The Tower Challenge involves several teams (of 3-4 students) competing to assemble the tallest freestanding structure in a given time period with set materials. Materials include 20 sticks of uncooked spaghetti, 1 slice of white bread, and 1 small Play-Doh modeling set. After completing the Tower Challenge, students discussed the importance of a well-functioning team as well as how they can apply the lessons they learned towards building a health collaborative community. [...]