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Rio Hondo School Teachers Receive Grants from Retired Teachers

By Patricia Dietrich

El Monte –

Three happy Rio Hondo School teachers from the El Monte City Schools District recently received school grants from the California Retired Teachers’ Association #71 (CalRTA-SGV).  Principal Brian Bettger welcomed CalRTA #71 members to a faculty meeting on the campus.  Patti Hahn, School Grant Committee Chairperson, awarded the grants to enable the teachers to purchase much needed classroom supplies.

Fifth-grade teacher Jennifer Kane received a grant to purchase headsets for her computer lab.  Patricia Hernandez, seventh-eighth grade math teacher, had requested a grant to purchase quill paper and special dry-erase markers for her students.  Rebecca Faulstich, fifth-grade teacher, received a grant to buy science lab supplies.  Other CalRTA #71 members present for the grant presentations were Barbara Gera, John Gera, and Esther Morris.

CalRTA #71 allocates an amount each year for awarding teachers grants to help them fulfill their classroom needs.  The grant presentations also serve to acquaint future retirees with the organization. Membership in the California Retired Teachers’ Association is open to all retired educators as well as to any others interested in joining.  For membership information, please contact Marietta Watkins at (323) 258-9615 or Patricia Dietrich at (626) 446-8437.

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