[News Release from Chatsworth Hills Academy]
(CHA) will hold its annual Remembrance Assembly on Friday, September 14 at 8:30 a.m. to honor first responders to community crises who exemplify responsibility, courage, selflessness, and dedication in caring for their community. The assembly will feature student-made paper stars that carry wishes and messages of thanks to local law enforcement and fire department representatives. The stars will be assembled in the style of a Native American honoring quilt, and then presented to the first responders by Chatsworth Hills Academy fourth grade students.
“Every year we teach our students about what it means to be responsible citizens,” said Ann Gillinger, Head of School. “Our school-wide theme for the year, USA @ CHA, provides even more opportunities for the children to learn about what that means as citizens of the United States. We don’t have to look any further than the firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and others to find real life examples of what it means to be a hero.”
Four years ago, many members of the CHA community responded to local need following the Metrolink train crash. At this time of year, we also recognize and remember the first responders and heroes of September 11, 2001. The school holds its Remembrance Assembly annually to recognize those who selflessly come to the aid of others in time of need, and who continue to safeguard us every day.