ALF Summer School for Grades 1-6 at Palm Crest Elementary

Palm Crest Elementary (PCR)

This is the front of the school at 5025 Palm Drive.  Due to construction, students cannot access ALF Summer School from this side and there will be no parking in the lots.  You may choose street parking and walk the hill to Jessen Drive.

This small gate is the ALF Summer School entrance on Jessen Drive.  Follow the Car Line route from the west side of Palm Drive OR choose a street on the east side of Palm Drive to park and walk to Jessen..  Look for the ALF Summer School Welcome sign.  NO parking along the Car Line route or any of the streets connecting to the route, like Solliden Lane.  Let’s be good neighbors to our PCR community.

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 2023 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 a welcome letter from the ALF Summer School Chairs, a link to your online account login to check student classes and room numbers, CAR LINE instructions, a map of the school and other special instructions needed for ALF Summer School.

The Welcome Packet will also be posted below as it becomes available. If you do not receive the Welcome Packet by Wednesday, June 14, 2023, please contact the ALF Summer School office at 818-790-2211 or   If your address, email, or emergency contact information changes after your student is registered, be sure to make the appropriate corrections as soon as you know them, by going to your online account.  You may also contact us directly and we can make the changes for you.

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 Sent to Families as of May 2023

ALF SS Co-Chairs – Summer School Information  6-5-2023
ALF SS Co-Chairs – Welcome Packet  6-12-2023
ALF SS Committee – Walking List Link  6-14-2023
ALF SS Principal – Welcome from Principal Berdahl  6-17-2023
ALF SS Principal – IMPORTANT Car Line/Walking Update  6-21-2023
ALF SS Principal – Mid-Way Message from Principal Berdahl  6-30-2023
ALF SS Committee – Spirit Week Reminder!  7-9-2023
ALF SS Principal – Final Message from Principal Berdahl  7-12-2023

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 Palm Crest 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.

ALF Summer School will be held for four weeks from June 19 through July 14, 2023.  No school July 3rd or 4th.  Classes are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM.  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.

ALF Summer School classes will be located in the upper campus of Palm Crest Elementary, an area completely separate from the construction planned for this site. The Palm Drive entrance will not be available and all access will be on Jessen Drive.  Further details will be included in the Welcome Packet.

For those students who will need childcare after ALF Summer School, the Child Educational Center will be on-site at Palm Crest Elementary to provide activities for those who sign up.  Visit the CEC website for more information and holiday closures.