LHCSD Superintendent Search – Community/Stakeholder input meetings

La Habra School District
Photo from Dougherty Architects.

Dear Collaborative Members:

The Collaborative has been given an excellent and unique opportunity to give
the La Habra City School District input into the upcoming selection of a new
Superintendent of Schools. Please don’t miss this opportunity. The future
of our children and our school district depends on the right selection of leadership.

Please contact:
David Richardson
La Habra City School District
(562) 690-2308

Let him know that you will be attending the meeting on Monday, August 29 from
1:45 to 2:15 representing the La Habra Collaborative.

Read the attached letter for alternate times if you are unable to attend at
that time.

Again, this is a wonderful opportunity, please be there if you possibly can.

Sandi Baltes
Executive Director
La Habra Collaborative

Here is the Open Letter sent by David Richardson:

The La Habra City School District Board of Trustees is conducting a confidential
search for the next District Superintendent.
Leadership Associates Executive Search Advisors, Dr. Kent Bechler and Dr. Dennis
Smith were selected by the Board to conduct the recruitment and comprehensive
search process in the selection of the district’s next leader. They will
be in our district on August 29, 2016 to solicit input that will be used to
develop the recruitment criteria. Your input about the desired personal and
professional qualities anticipated in the incoming superintendent is valued

The time set for the consultants to meet with La Habra Collaborative members
is 1:45 – 2:15 at the District Office Board Room. Please call David Richardson
at (562) 690-2308 to verify you will attend.

If you are unable to meet during the individual and small group appointment
times, you may attend the open forum. No appointment is necessary for the open
forum to be held at the La Habra City School District Office on August 29, 2016
from 5:15 – 6:15. The consultants will be asking two primary questions:

1) What are the desirable qualities, characteristics, backgraund and experiences
(professional and personal) far the next superintendent of the La Habra City
School District?

2) What do you see as the strengths of the district and the major challenges
facing the district in the years ahead?

If none of the options to meet personally with our advisors matches your schedule,
you may contact them with your response to the questions at the following:

Email: Ihunt@leadershipassociates.org Phone: (760) 771-4277

Additionally, a link to an online survey will be available on the District

The advisors will compile a report of comments recei ved during the community
input sessions. They will share these comments with the Board and with the new
superintendent. The comments will also be used to guide the development of the
recruitment brochure, the recruitment process and reference checking.

OLG: La Fiesta October 2, 2016

This is one of the biggest events of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the church is busily preparing for the event and looking for sponsors and volunteers. CLICK HERE.

The La Habra Collaborative will be hosting a booth and promoting our “Move More, Eat Healthy” program.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roman Catholic Church, 900 West La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roman Catholic Church,
900 West La Habra Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631

According to Scott Miller and Tom Ybarra, these are their primary concerns:

APPLIANCES: They are in need of a WORKING griddle, deep fryers, and gently used stoves & refrigerators.

FOOD BOOTHS: Have you ever thought of having your family and friends run a food booth of your very own. Well, this is the opportunity to help your parish community AND have a great time. They are looking for authentic home-cooked food to join our food venue. Perhaps an Italian booth with meatball sandwiches or a simple pasta? Do you have a special recipe you would like to share with your Parish Community? They are open to ideas!

SPONSORSHIPS: Business Partnership Opportunities for you to think outside of the box to promote your business or to show appreciation for our Parish Community who are committed to supporting those who support them.

Do you have a DIRECT connection for items they may use or need at La Fiesta? In exchange for discounts or donations of product they will proudly promote those businesses who would like the opportunity. The connection may be for food items, paper goods and soft drinks to name a few. They are also looking for party supplies and décor as well as prizes for their games. Please don’t be shy! ANY help will be appreciated.

For more information, please call the Parish Office at 562-691-0533 or e-mail them at lafiesta@olglahabra.org

Thank you again for your support!

Scott Miller and Tom Ybarra, OLGA La Fiesta Co-Chairs


La Habra Corn Festival 2016 Parade

Believe it or not, this is the 68th Annual Corn Festival. And organizations from and around La Habra California participated in this fun event.

The parade started at 9:30 and lasted until almost noon time.

Here are some photos and videos.

Welcome to the COrn Festival!
Sandi welcomes you to the Corn Festival!
Mark, La Habra CEO is enjoying the parade in front of his office. DIg those smooth white legs --- probably hasn't seen sunlight for a while. We love you Mark!
Mark, La Habra CEO is enjoying the parade in front of his office. DIg those smooth white legs — probably hasn’t seen sunlight for a while. We love you Mark!

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US Congressman Ed Royce went down from his vehicle to shake hands with the crowd. He’s such a nice guy!

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Horse Troop waiting in the sidelines before joining the parade.


The gals in violet came in full force.

The American Legion were all smiles. Thank you for your service!

Waiting for their cue on the sidelines.



These elderly gentlemen were waiting patiently. They couldn’t wait to hop in their little go karts and become kids again.


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Hey! Is that Michelle Bernier and Carrie Surich of the Planning Committee?


The gals of the La Habra Chamber – Tadahhh!!


Yes it is Michelle and Carrie!

Retired Fireman, Victor did the emceeing at the La Habra Chamber Office.


The Queens of La Habra

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Skarlett (?), Proud Mom of one of the queens.

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All tired out from the parade.

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National Night Out Set for August 2, 2016


The La Habra Police Department and the City of La Habra are so excited for the upcoming National Night Out event, Tuesday August 2nd.

The event will begin at 6:00 p.m., and will end at 8:00 p.m.  We ask that all booths are set-up and ready for operation by 5:30 p.m.  You will be able to pull up to the park off Euclid St., and unload your vehicle during set-up time (4:00 to 5:30 p.m.).  Parking is available in the parking lot located behind the Children’s Museum.  A parking pass is not necessary for that parking lot.

I have attached a release and waiver pdf that I will need signed from each vendor.  Please e-mail me a signed form, bring to the event, or be prepared to sign at the event.

NNO set for Aug. 2, 2016
NNO set for Aug. 2, 2016

The City of La Habra Community Services Department will be showing a Movie in the Park, Zootopia, following the event between 8:15 to 8:30 p.m.  You may breakdown your booth beginning at 8:00 p.m., but we ask that if you are not staying for the movie, to please exit quietly and with the least distraction to movie attendees as possible.

I will be your contact the day of the event, and can be reached via text/voice calls on my cell phone at 714-728-3732.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Please use the attached flyers/images to promote the event.  We want the park inundated with people!

Excited for Tuesday, see you all then!

Thanks a bunch,

Katie Elmore

Assistant Recreation Manager, City of La Habra

OUR MISSION: To create and offer memorable and fun activities through positive and active programming.

OUR VISION: To be a united and active community driven by positive programming.

CLICK HERE for flyer

CLICK HERE for waiver