From the Simi Valley, Calif., Acorn: Grace Brethren Elementary School students stand in front of (from left to right in the rear) Principal Howard Lee, Vice Principal Karen Simeri, and parent Tracy Dyer in a Simi Valley Town Center awards ceremony Tuesday. Dyer coordinated the school’s efforts in Town Center’s second annual “Shopping for Students” program.
For the second consecutive year, Grace Brethren earned the most points among 20 local elementary schools via shopping at Town Center from September 1 through April 30. The school claimed the top prize of $2,500, followed by Vista Fundamental School with $2,000, and Hollow Hills Fundamental School with $1,500. All told, Town Center donated more than $15,000 to local campuses in the program.