More than 20 businesses in South Pasadena and neighboring cities have agreed to donate food and other items for next week’s annual celebration of school staff at Monterey Hills Elementary.

A parent-led committee of the MHS PTA has reached out to restaurants and shops over the past couple months to support brunch-time celebrations of teachers, administrators, aides, janitors and crossing guards, a total of more than 80 people.

Serena Viharo, one of the parents on the committee, said of the weeklong celebration, “it is so important to recognize the entire staff for everything they do for our children. So many of these businesses have been so generous and willing to contribute.”

This year’s staff appreciation week is themed “You Are My Sunshine”. Students will kick off the celebrations Friday afternoon by writing messages on flower-shaped paper cutouts and attaching them to teachers’ doors.

Monday will kick off with catering courtesy of Crepe Studio in Pasadena and Charlie’s Coffee in South Pas.

Contributing Businesses

  • Target
  • Pavilions
  • Costco
  • Big Lots
  • Sprouts
  • Dunkin
  • Baja Fresh
  • Retreat
  • Elegant Hair and Nails
  • Bungalow 1026
  • The Powder Room LA
  • Wax Boutique L.A.
  • A Moment of Peace
  • Chipotle Alhambra
  • Starbucks
  • Cake Sensations
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Mama’s Pizza and Pasta
  • Winchell’s Donuts
  • Bristol Farms
  • Crepe Station
  • Radhika’s
  • Charlie’s Coffee
  • The Munch Company
  • Jasleen
  • Menchie’s
Harry Yadav

Harry Yadav has served as the Editor of the South Pasadena Review since January of 2018. Born and raised in South Pasadena, Harry graduated from South Pasadena High School in 2012, where he played golf and basketball and wrote for the Tiger newspaper. In 2016, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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