PUC’s 2022 Kick Off Celebration

On Saturday, October 1, PUC National and PUC Schools hosted its annual kick-off celebration at Verdugo Park in Glendale. All employees and their families were invited, there were hundreds of attendees, and a great time was had by all.

Due to the pandemic, this is the first time the event has been held since 2019. Longevity awards to employees for 10, 15, and 20 years of service are always presented at this celebration and this year, 92 awards were presented!

One of the highlights was a tremendous dance performance by the PUC All Stars that include students from PUC Community Charter Middle School, PUC Community Charter Early College High School, and PUC Lakeview Charter Academy. The teacher and choreographer for the All Stars is the amazing Kristi Magpantay, a long time PUC dance teacher.

There were also numerous activities for all ages, which included a bouncy house and obstacle course for the children along with an arts table, face painting, and other games.

Our breakfast and lunch program vendors generously donated hundreds of snacks, Pathwater donated hundreds of bottles of water, and employees and their families were treated to Kona Ice.

Numerous other partners were present that included but were not limited to Cigna, Schools First Credit Union, and Kaiser. Attendees were also able to have health checks administered by medical personnel.

Another highlight was the presence of an accomplished muralist, Kristy Sandoval, who engaged attendees
in painting a mural focusing on what PUC means to our employees, parents, and students. A survey of stakeholders was conducted prior to the event and the results helped the muralist with her design. When completed, the mural will travel to all the schools and have a permanent home on a wall in the home office.

We hope you enjoy the pictures accompanying this article and look forward to once again welcoming our PUC National and PUC Schools employees and their families next year for another successful kick-off event!

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