Video: Happy Birthday, Mr. Holabird / Alumni Reunion

By, Jenny Lapidus (Community Coordinator)

Click the play button above to watch a video from the reunion.
Music Credit: “Good Old Days” by Macklemore feat. Kesha

Our bi-annual Alumni Reunion 2017 was an extraordinary event. The highlight of the evening was celebrating Mr. Chris Holabird, our founding director, who continues to hold a special place of honor at Los Encinos School. How special to be together for his 90th birthday! The evening overflowed with toasts, an official city of Los Angeles accommodation that Ilene Reinfeld presented, and joyful reminiscing by the many alumni from various classes over the years. Past and present faculty, board members, and staff also mingled, such as Betty Winn, Head of School from 1997-2004, and Jackie Sevareid, office manager for 25 years.

The highlight of the evening was celebrating Mr. Chris Holabird, our founding director, who continues to hold a special place of honor at Los Encinos School.

Everyone enjoyed the buffet dinner catered by Fresh Lunches and toured the Art Show which was still in place from the previous night. We are all so thankful to Mr. Holabird for hiring our incredible art teacher, Valerie Gordon! The improvements to our campus from our Reimagine campaign were evident. Everyone was impressed not only with the facility, but with the innovative learning that was apparent in the classrooms. To quote Mr. Holabird, his vision in creating Los Encinos School was to create an environment where you, “Do your best, not your neighbor’s best.” This is truly reflected in the culture of our school to this day. Enjoy the video!