Nearly 2,000 books left behind at the former Albert Einstein Academy, which closed its doors last year due to declining enrollment and financial constraints, found homes at two different schools on two different continents.
With the assistance of Intertex Property Advisors, Inc., Red Hook Charter School, LLC and members of the Rotary Club of Santa Clarita, Glenn Terry, an account executive for LBW Insurance & Financial Services, was able to donate the books to Castlebay Lane Charter School in Porter Ranch and a school in a small town of Katera, Uganda.
“We were able to donate in bulk all the text books which were approximately estimated around a $25,000 donation,” Terry said. “They are extremely thankful to all of us for such a generous donation and all the hard work that was put into this project. It was so great to see the kids help and their special cheer they did for Rotary Club of Santa Clarita.”
The books are also making their way to the George William Nursery and Primary Enriched School of Studies – a school funded by Edna and Samuel Muwonge. They not only fund the school, but also personally built it three years ago.
“We donated around 600-plus small reading books to this school,” Terry said. “Edna and Samuel are a very loving and passionate couple which I have had the pleasure to recently have met. The couple funds the school with their own hard earned money and donations when they may receive. The grades range from Pre-K to 7th grade. And they are super excited to receive these books.”
Terry said the approximately 300 students at the school will receive the books sometime in May. Photos below include current pictures of the George William Nursery and Primary School.
Following about an inch of rain in the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday, depending on where you were standing, sunny skies are forecasted for the area for the rest of the week, according to officials at the National Weather Service.
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Monday announced an additional death, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the onset of the pandemic to 177, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.