Last Friday the Chinese Club of San Marino held its annual welcome party. Residents new to San Marino had an opportunity to mingle with existing residents and meet with city officials, including the mayor and city council, police, fire chiefs, school board members, and principals from the middle and high schools.
After dinner and refreshments, CCSM President Alan Chen spoke of the club’s commitment to engaging with the city and its schools. New San Marino High School principal, Benjamin Wolf, only 2 weeks into his job, jokingly remarked how strange it was for a USC alum to wear blue. He pledged to be a school for all, from high achievers to those whose educational journey is not as straightforward. His dream would be to get every SMHS graduate into the first college of their choice and win many CIF championships. Meanwhile, new city manager Philippe Eskandar is intent on spending his first year listening to what people want in their city. Eskandar also wants a lot of communication, particularly in educating people on why the government does things. Finally, new Huntington Middle School assistant Principal Mary Hazlett said it was a dream of hers to come home to the San Gabriel Valley and become the assistant principal. She understands the high expectations that families have for education in San Marino and pledged high energy and positivity in her new role as principal.
Finally, this year MAF Chair Sherry Wuu encouraged all to attend CCSM’s Mid-Autumn Festival(MAF) on November 5 for a night of delicious banquet food, entertainment and dancing. The funds raised from the Gala are disbursed year round to school and community programs. For more information, please follow Link to http://www.ccsm.org