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PAL 2013



The PAL program (Peer Assistance Leadership) encompasses many facets - peer to peer support, community service, cross-age tutorial and teaching, new student transitions, conflict management and mediation, alcohol, tobacco, drug, and violence prevention, and environmental awareness.  Together as a team, we discuss, plan, and work to find the best ways to support and assist in all of these areas.

PAL students will have a busy year taking part in various community service projects.   We will participate in the San Juan Creek Clean-up, the Doheny Coastal Clean-up, the San Juan Ridgewalk,  the Seize the day Walk for Epilepsy, and various other volunteer activities.  We are involved in the collection of pop tabs from aluminum cans to benefit Ronald McDonald House.  One of our most important endeavors is helping our school  to collect pennies (as well as other monetary amounts) for Pennies for Peace which helps to build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  We know this is important because we strongly believe that education is the key to peace in the world. 

Red Ribbon Month will take place in October.  PALs will lead the school in various activities promoting a positive, healthy, drug-free lifestyle. 

We will also host Peace Month which will encourage students to:

             Promote understanding

             Embrace differences

             Accept others

             Coexist compassionately

             Extinguish negativity

Two times a week we spend time with our buddies, Mr. Derry and Ms. Sills' students with special needs class.  PALs find this their most rewarding and fun part of being in PAL  They read together, help them with their Science, Social Studies, Art, English, and writing lessons.  The friendships and bonds they are forming are truly heartwarming and inspiring.  It is a positive experience for all.

PALs enjoy displaying their school spirit and their commitment to be positive role models and productive citizens at Marco and their community.  There are many activities and community service projects planned for the school year   We will keep you posted! 


Recognized and awarded by the

Orange County Department of Education




Congratulations PAL members for your continued service throughout our school and community!




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The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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