La Rosa School Indefinitely Postpones “Leap Into Literacy Night”

In light of the death of the principal last year, the literacy night will not happen.

Written by VINCENT WEI / Published May 20, 2011 

La Rosa Leap into Literacy was canceled due to the passing away of their beloved principal, Tiffany Haeberlin, a year ago.

The anniversary of her death was coming up, so in order to prevent confusion, the Leap into Literacy event will be postponed till further notice. The event was scheduled for Thursday, May 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and was supposed to support their annual Book fair.

Leap into Literacy was supposed to start off with distinguished teachers, district employees or community members reading to the children. After the readers finished their books, the children were allowed to participate in art and crafts. The event was mainly for kids to learn and have fun at the same time.

“This event was a success last year, said La Rosa Librarian Dee Moreno, “We invited South Pasadena Police Chief Joseph Payne; Pasadena Police Chief Philip Sanchez; Fire Captain of USFS Station #16 Christopher St. Pierre; City of LA Firefighter/Paramedic Nelson Quan; Alhambra USPS letter carrier Vince Rodriguez; Army National Guard member Jonetta Green; Podiatrist Dr. Michael Di Giuseppe; La Rosa Principal Michael Lin; and La Rosa Special Day Teacher Roxanna Pena to read to the little children.”

Moreno was in sorrow that the Leap into Literacy event was canceled.

“We had to cancel it because the misfortunes in our school,” Librarian Moreno said, “We will hopefully get it together and hold one soon again.”

Even thought this program was canceled, it still takes a considerable amount of time and effort and the Temple City thanks the PTA representatives and staff that work so hard to put this event together.

On a good note, the school will still be holding its annual Book Fair just in time for Open House. The Book Fair will last all of next week and all purchases will help support the school.

The Family Reading Night will also require help soon; however, no date was given.

If anyone is still interested, please visit La Rosa Elementary School website at

Or for more information about other TCUSD-related events, call (626) 548-5000 or visit the website at


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