Orangethorpe Learning Center
Fun Times - January 1996

2351 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833
Vol. 1 No. 1 ----- January 1996
A Homework Center

Who We Are

The Orangethorpe Learning Center (OLC) is a joint ministry of three churches in your Southwest Fullerton Neighborhood. The pastors and members of these churches encourage you to attend the church of your choice. If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to join us for Sunday morning worship at the following times:

Thank You!

The Learning Center wouldn't be possible without the many donations of supplies, equipment nd money that we receive from our friends. We have several donated Apple and IBM type computers which our children use, as well as encyclopedias, dictionaries, workbooks, puzzles, paper and other supplies.

We are also grateful for the generous financial support of Hunt Wesson, Inc. of Fullerton and their parent company ConAgra. Hunt Wesson has also supplied food for our daily snack time. Blue (mixed berry) Juicy Gels is the favorite.

A Celebration!

We will celebrate our first anniversary on Valentines Day, Wednesday, February 14. We hope that the student's parents will join our volunteers, friends and members of all three churches on that happy occasion. The party will be from 3:30 to 4:30 with normal homework and learning activities from 2:45-3:30 PM.

Neighborhood News

St. Jude will send its health van to the OLC parking lot on Wednesday, January 24 and 31, 1996 and will provide medical services and child immunizations between 8:30 and Noon both days for anyone who is without medical insurance or other source of care. Fliers are available at OLC in English and Spanish.

OLC's Beginnings

February 14, 1995 was a cold and rainy Valentine's day. After a lot of planning and preparation, the Orangethorpe Learning Center opened its doors. Just two students, Michelle and Cheryl Wong, showed up. They got a lot of help with their homework from seven volunteers. The next day, seven students came in including Susan Park and Kristina Iancului who have been attending regularly ever since. Soon more than 20 students were attending each day.

Students In the News

Yordi went on a field trip with his class to the Performing Arts Center.

Stacy and Alex are both 'hooked' on the "Sticky Bear Spell Grabber" computer game which is older than they are. (It's very popular with most students and we need another copy for our other Apple IIe). William is getting pretty good with PC paint - I expect he will draw a dinosaur before long, he and his brother Jesse really like dinos.

Mayra is good with puzzles and likes art. Jaime really, really likes to eat cookies and fly the "Spellicopter" game.

Jennifer reports that she is doing better in school since coming to OLC.

Welcome to new students: Sonia, Jose, Benito, Christopher R., Shermeek, Yani, and Joshua.

Thanks Volunteers

Without volunteers there would be no learning center so a great big Thank you! to all who work with the students and those who work behind the scenes; Church staff, OCCCO local organizing committee members, Barbara our Art instructor, Rev. Gayle our music instructor and the parents who help!

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