A Thank You Letter From Encino Park PTA

Submitted By Stacy Irons

Encino Park Elementary School, PTA and parents would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their generous donations to the annual 5th Grade Pool Party Raffle. Every year the students are given prize/raffle items as part of the year-end celebration and this year was no exception. The children and parents were all excited and very appreciative of all the donations.

This year the each 5th grader received a Class of 2022 (the year they will graduate high school) duffle bag, personalized frisbee, buy one get one admission to The Rollercade and one additional random gift. Continue reading A Thank You Letter From Encino Park PTA

First Annual Now You See Me Foundation Bike Ride

Submitted By Melinda Cox

The San Antonio cycling community and students from Johnson High School came together May 31 to help support fellow cyclist and athlete and JHS mom, Monica Caban, during the first annual Now You See Foundation charity bike ride. The ride followed a 25 mile route from the Alzafar Shrine on 1604 to Rudy’s Barbecue in Leon Springs and was police escorted. Riders wore the event’s neon yellow tee shirts to show support and send a message to drivers and the community. The bike ride was an event organized by the new foundation to raise money and awareness.

Monica Caban, president and founding member of the Now You See me Foundation, was training for her second Ironman two years ago when she was hit by a driver while riding her bike. The older driver claimed she did not see Monica. The accident left the Ironman athlete fighting for her life and eventually paralyzed. Monica worked hard to change her diagnosis and fought every day to regain her strength and legs and in the process realized the need for an organization which would help other injured athletes with their path.

Caban says, “I started the foundation to help rebuild lives of athletes, primarily cyclists and runners in Texas, who have suffered traumatic, disabling injuries while training. The foundation also focuses on spinal cord research.” Continue reading First Annual Now You See Me Foundation Bike Ride

Girl Scouts Year-end Party A Success

Submitted By Stacy Irons

May marked the end of elementary school for all the girl scouts of Troop 858.  To celebrate this occasion, the girls went to see the traveling Broadway production of Newsies at the Majestic Theatre and got to meet some of the cast. They used monies they earned from the Encino Park Craft Fair, chocolate and nut sales and also cookie sales.

Girl Scout Yearend Party 2The girls had a yearend party on May 22nd; the party began with a lunch at Scuzzi’s Italian restaurant where Alane Cameron of River City Catering taught the girls table etiquette.  The girls then got to go to Whimsy Art Studio and paint a Georgia O’Keefe inspired painting, the girls picked this canvas to paint. The troop is going to stay together and start meeting again in the fall, once middle school has begun.