Margaret Heath Day

Margaret Heath Day is scheduled every year. The community and board members are invited to attend this founder’s day event. This tradition started in 1945 to honor Margaret Heath’s 85th birthday. At the time Mrs. Heath requested that students sing patriotic songs, bring flowers, and donate pennies to start a scholarship fund. Over the years the fundraiser has grown and our celebrations have given our students a sense of the history of Baldwin Park.

Traditions for this day are: students bring flowers from home, families donate pennies toward the scholarship, patriotic music is played while students wave flags, scholarship recipient delivers a brief speech, and upper grade students read Margaret Heath history.