agency that gives shelter to battered women and children. She's also
started her own foundation, Marissa's Libraries, to create children's
Marissa is now focusing her attention on helping Heritage House, a
rehabilitation center for mothers and their children.
-- Jose Paul Corona
Extended kindergarten program offered
The Huntington Beach City School District will begin offering an
extended kindergarten program.
Hands-on learning will be part of the curriculum for children who
were too young to attend regular kindergarten last September, but who
will be 5 years old by Jan. 27.
The curriculum is based on a variety of factors and activities
that will develop children's self-esteem and a positive attitude
The program will be held at Kettler School, 8750 Dorsett Dr.
Classes will start at 8:40 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Lunch is available
at a cost of $2 per day. Children can also bring a lunch and parents
must provide transportation.
Registration forms are available at elementary schools and will be
accepted through Nov. 13. Proof of child's age, up to date
immunization records, health exam records and proof of residency must
If demand for the program exceeds space, a lottery will be held to
For more information, please call the Huntington Beach City School
District's superintendent's office at (714) 964-8888, ext. 511.