One La Verne tradition going back decades is the Grace Miller Fall Festival, where estimated crowds of 3,000 ghouls, goblins and Grace Miller roadrunners annually turn out for an evening of family fun marked by cakewalks, endless games, food trucks and booths, and challenging recreational activities, plus a great DJ. Here are a few photos […]
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Grace Miller has a new principal with some BIG ideas. Tomeika Carter doesn’t just want to give the 467 kids on her watch an education, she wants to give them an experience.   So what better way to drive that lesson home with parents, students and staff than to have all your kids on their […]
LA VERNE, Calif., June 2, 2017 — Fellow teachers, friends and fans honored retiring Grace Miller Principal Deanne Spencer with an informal retirement party on Thursday, June 1, in one of the most fitting venues possible, the school cafeteria where the apple juice, orange juice and chocolate chip cookies were as abundant as all the crayons, […]
For many years running, Disneyland has been known as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but that title might get some spirited push-back from Grace Miller Elementary students and parents in La Verne, where Mrs. Deanne Spencer has reigned supreme as principal since 2002. Before that eventful year, Mrs. Spencer had been a teacher at Grace […]
The ribbon cutting for the new Bonita gym is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, which is also “Back to School Night” for parents and students. We need a nickname for this impressive edifice. I vote for the “Big Mint-Green Lampshade.” I’m sure you’ll come up with something. But it deserves a decent […]
Each year, the PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme, and students submit entries to a local PTA or PTSA. Nationally, the program has six arts areas—dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. This year’s theme was “Diversity means.” Julie Prager, served as the program […]
Parents, some quick words of advice: The next time you need some computer help, ask your kids, especially if your child goes to La Verne’s Grace Miller Elementary School. But then you probably already knew that! On Thursday night in the school’s cafeteria, about 30 members of the La Verne Tech Club showcased their talents […]
On Thursday night, Dec. 16, the Grace Miller PTA hosted its third annual “Santa and Pajamas” program in the school cafeteria. Children, accompanied by family and friends, came dressed in their pajamas with blankets in tow to hear Santa read the classic “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas.” Santa’s helpers also served cookies and hot chocolate. […]
For the third year in a row, Grace Miller Elementary School has an evening dedicated to the kids and helps families in need within the community.  This December 16th, Grace Miller will host their third annual Santa and Pajamas event where the children will come in their pajamas, bring their blankets, and listen to Santa’s […]
La Verne’s Grace Miller always finds a way to ramp up Halloween excitement and some ghoulish good times, and this season is no exception. On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Fall Festival gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with a costume parade that begins at Kuns Park and ends at Grace Miller, where opening ceremonies kick off […]