4th Graders go to Mission San Fernando

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

4th Grade Students
Mission San Fernando
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

San Fernando Mission Rey de Espana, the seventeenth of twenty-one missions founded by the Franciscans, was established on September 8, 1797. Its location was ideal, for it was in fertile country, and it was to become one of the major supply sources for the pueblo of Los Angeles as it grew.

The mission farms produced olives, dates, wheat, barley, corn, and other foods. It had 7,000 sheep and many other livestock.

A variety of problems, including the 1812 earthquakes and the digging up of the church floor by gold prospectors when gold was discovered nearby caused much of the mission to fall into disrepair. Today, the convent buildings dating to the mission days remain. The church, damaged severely in the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, was demolished, and an exact replica built.

On Wednesday, March 4th, fourth-grade students will be traveling back in time to get a first-hand look at our California history. Students will receive a guided tour of an historic California treasure.

The bus will be departing La Cañada Preparatory at 9:00 a.m. and returning to the school at 12:30 p.m. in time for lunch.

If you would like your child to attend this trip, please complete and return the attached Field Trip Permission form by Friday, February 20th.