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Long Beach Walk to School Week kicked off on Monday, March 20th with parents organizing walking school buses by picking up kids along the route to school. Mann Elementary parents volunteered to safely cross students at high traffic intersections and were out advocating with student school council for safer, slower streets. The Long Beach Health Department and Long Beach Police Department set up a visitor booth at Mann Elementary giving out safety brochures, coloring books, reflective wrists bands and stickers.

Students at Mann Elementary wrote letters to  city department officials including Vice Mayor Cindy Allen, Paul Van Dyke of Public Works and Mayor Rex Richardson to advocate for a crossing guard, re-painting of deteriorating crosswalks and safer streets!

Walk to School Week culminated with guest speaker and Olympic Road Bike Racer Tony Cruz. Tony talked with kids about bike safety and reviewed the rules of the road. Two bikes were raffled off to the kids along with helmets. Special thanks to Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association for the donation of a bike, Tichenor Clinic for the helmets, and to Tony Cruz!

Mann Elementary Parent volunteers to cross students safety during Walk to School Week March 20 – 24
2nd grade students at Mann Elementary wrote street safety letters to Mayor Rex Richardson
2nd grade students at Mann Elementary wrote street safety letters to Vice Mayor Cindy Allen
Olympic Road Cyclist Tony Cruz spoke to kids at Mann Elementary on Friday, March 24th



The City’s Disaster Preparedness Department is hosting a Tsunami Awareness Panel at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Monday, March 27th. ASL interpretation will be available for attendees.

When: Monday, March 27, 2023

Time: Event will start at 6:30 PM

Where: Aquarium of the Pacific

The panel discussion will take place in the Aquarium’s Pacific Visions Theater and the Great Hall exhibits will be open for attendees. Attendance and parking are FREE.

The link to register is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tsunami-awareness-panel-discussion-tickets-586091454317

Reach out to Rebecca Lopez, who is Cc’d in this email if you have any additional questions.

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ArtWorksLBC in the Community & Details on the Upcoming Neighborhood Book Club

Mann Elementary Winterfest 2022

Mann Elementary Orca Mascot & Santa Claus
Families made ornaments with ArtWorksLBC

Mann Elementary Winterfest 2022: Over 200 families attended the annual Winterfest event at Horace Mann Elementary School on 3rd and Obispo on Thursday, December 15th. 10 tons of snow was brought in for sledding! Kids and families designed ornaments to decorate the senior holiday gift bags with Artist Dawn Mendelson of Rose Park Neighborhood’s ArtWorksLBC program. Staff from Long Beach Parks and Recreation offered face painting, delicious food was provided by Mama Juanitas Catering, pictures were taken by Phab Photobooth, cotton candy, popcorn, hot cocoa and cookies were served up by parent volunteers! Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to more fantastic events with our families and neighbors at Mann Elementary in 2023!

Rose Park Neighborhood Book Club

“Escape to Butterfly Ave,” Author Max Evans

Rose Park Neighborhood Book Club: The kick-off to our first neighborhood book club meeting in September featuring the book: “The Connected Community” was so great that we are continuing the reading fun with our neighbors!

Escape to Butterfly Ave,” written by Author Max Evans, is a coming-of-age drama/comedy that highlights a skateboarding father striving to maintain a bond with his teething daughter during the Covid era. 

Longtime resident of Long Beach, Author Max Evans will hold a conversation about his novel with attendees at Page Against the Machine on Friday, January 20th at 7PM.

If you are interested in participating in the next book club discussion, email info@rpna.org to participate. Participants can shop local and purchase the book “Escape to Butterfly Ave” at Page Against the Machine at 2714 E. 4th Street, Long Beach. The book is also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

*** The Rose Park Neighborhood Book Club is a resident-led initiative consisting of an informal discussion about books and topics of interest. Follow us on Instagram to stay informed!