ALF Summer School for Grades 1-6 at Paradise Canyon Elementary

Paradise Canyon Elementary (PCY), 471 Knight Way, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

For over 40 years, Assistance League of Flintridge has held ALF Summer School at one of the elementary schools in the La Cañada Unified School District.  This year, we are pleased to be located at Paradise Canyon Elementary School.  ALF Summer School is administered by Assistance League of Flintridge members who are volunteers.  Many of the teachers, aides and principals come from the district and nearby areas. Many also return year after year to be part of the program.  During the summer, students are encouraged to participate “for the joy of learning” and there is no homework.

This year, ALF Summer School is returning to our traditional format.  Students can choose up to three subjects that are of the most interest to them and will move between classes and outdoors during their morning routines.  Classes are designed to be engaging and fun while reinforcing concepts learned during the school year.

For those students who will need childcare before or after ALF Summer School, the Child Educational Center will be on-site at Paradise Canyon Elementary to provide activities for those who sign up.  Visit the CEC website for more information.

Welcome Packet

Once you have registered your student for ALF Summer School, you will receive a confirmation by email.  Let us know right away if you do not receive this confirmation. One to two weeks prior to the first day of classes, the 2022 Welcome Packet will be sent electronically to parents. We will send the information to the email address(es) designated during the registration process. The email packet will include the student’s class with room number, a map of the school and other special instructions.

The Welcome Packet will also be included below as it becomes available. If you do not receive the Welcome Packet by Wednesday, June 15, 2022, please contact the ALF Summer School office at 818-790-2211 or   If your address, email, or emergency contact information changes prior to the first day of classes, be sure to make the appropriate corrections by going to your online account or contact us directly.

Parent Communications

Communication is important to us.  ALF Summer School regularly sends information and updates to parents via email. Be sure to indicate the best email address for your family during registration and check your spam filter for emails from Activenetwork,, and/or Do not “unsubscribe” or you may not receive important notifications from ALF or the school principal. Throughout ALF Summer School, we will also post the same communications here.

All ALF Summer School Emails Will Be Posted Here after May 2022
ALF Chairs Letter – ALF Summer School Information  6-3-2022
ALF Chairs Letter – ALF SS – Welcome Packet 6-13-2022
Principal Letter – ALF SS – First Day Welcome from Principal Berdahl  6-20-2022
Principal Letter – ALF SS – Carline for First Graders  6-20-2022
Principal Letter – ALF SS – Next Week is Spirit Week!  6-24-22
Principal Letter – ALF SS – We Are Halfway!  7-1-22
Teachers’ Letters – ALF SS – You’re Invited to Classes  7-11-2022 Revised
Chairs Letter – ALF SS – Instrument Rental Return  7-9-2022
Principal Letter – ALF SS – Last Day Message from the Principal  7-15-2022
Committee Letter – ALF SS – Projects Left Behind  7-18-2022
Committee Letter – ALF SS – We Have Lost & Found Items!  7-18-2022
Committee Letter – ALF SS – LAST CALL! We Have Lost & Found Items!  8-1-2022