Rowland Unified School District

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Safe Communities Festival This Saturday April 18 at New Rowland Heights Community Center 10 AM to 2 PM



The community is invited to attend the 23rd Annual Safe Communities Health and Safety Festival on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year the location has moved to Pathfinder Park to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Rowland Heights Community Center. The Safe Communities Festival features more than 25 health and information booths, complimentary food and entertainment, public safety displays and demonstrations by community groups, Rowland Unified schools and public service organizations. The Festival celebrates the role all facets of the community plays in promoting a safe, secure and healthy environment for all to enjoy.


Schedule of Events

10 AM

Grand Opening Celebration for the Rowland Heights Community Center.

11 AM           

Welcome by Dr. Julie Mitchell, Superintendent of the Rowland Unified School District. Presentations of Safe Communities Week RUSD student poster design contest winners, along with recipients of the Operation Safe Community Service Award Scholarship, presented to high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and community involvement with focus on service to others. Awarded by Operations Safe Community Co-Chairs: Jennifer Kottke, Nancy Ballantyne and Chief Don Fernald.


Performance by the Rowland Unified School District Mariachi, featuring students in 3rd – 10th grade from across the District under the direction of Mr. Mark Anderson and Mr. Humberto Talavera.

1:15 PM        

“JAWS of Life” public safety demonstration from the California Highway Patrol.

The event is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe’s Office, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department/Southeast Recreation District, California Highway Patrol – Santa Fe Springs Office, Operation Safe Community, the Rowland Unified School District and the Rowland Unified School District Safety and Drug Alcohol Tobacco Education (DATE) Program.

          The new Rowland Heights Community Center is located at 18150 Pathfinder Road in Rowland Heights at Pathfinder Park.   For more information on the Safe Communities Festival, please call the Rowland Unified DATE Office at (626) 854-8340.

The Safe Communities Festival features health and safety booths with free eye exams, complimentary chair massages, giveaways, family and health support and promotion services, parenting and after-school programs, summer youth programs, information booths on saving energy and water conservation and preparedness and ways to access vital programs in the Rowland Heights community. Call (626)854-8340 for more information. Complimentary Food Provided By: Casa Blanca, The Sunset Room, Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation. Pizza Co., Mr. Lamb and Taquisa.


  • Costco Wholesale
  • ACS Group
  • American Cancer Society
  • Buckboard Days Parade & Festival and Buckboard Scholarship Pageant
  • Buddhist Tzu Chi Ed Foundation
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Camp Fire Inland So. California
  • Caustics Digital Academy
  • Citrus Valley Health Partners/GEM
  • East Valley Community Health
  • Eyedeal Vision Optometry
  • Fairway Chiropractic
  • Family Resource Center
  • Global Energy Services, Inc.
  • Jacks Lock and Key
  • Kiwanis Club
  • N.A.M.I. East San Gabriel Valley
  • Options Enrichment Program
  • Options Full-day Preschool
  • Pacific Clinics
  • Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council
  • Rowland Water District
  • RUSD Children's Clinic
  • RUSD Nutrition Program
  • Southlands Christian Schools
  • Spiritt Family Services
  • Walnut Valley Water District
  • Wells Fargo
  • Youngdity
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