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Mary Fay Pendleton Celebrated as a California Purple Star School

The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) is proud to share both Mary Fay Pendleton School and San Onofré School have been designated as California Purple Star Schools for their exemplary support for military-connected families. These two FUESD Schools are included with only 29 others schools across the state.

The newly created California Purple Star School Designation Program (Purple Star Program) publicly recognizes schools that are committed and equipped to meet the unique needs of military-connected students and their families. Purple Star Program schools seek to reduce the burdens on military-connected students and their families by providing support, creating transition programs, and offering staff professional development.

San Onofre School principal, Lillian Perez, shared, “I am so proud of our school’s commitment to our nation’s military community. We have the unique opportunity to support the educational and social-emotional challenges that our military families encounter. It is an honor to serve our students and families aboard Camp Pendleton.”

Mary Fay Pendleton School Principal, Brian Frost, shared, “Military connected students in our country deal with a very unique set of circumstances ranging from frequent moves to parents deploying with short notice. We are proud to offer systems of support through the many challenges this heroic career path presents to families and their school-aged children.”

FUESD is proud to serve military-connected families at every school. Military families can learn more regarding support and resources at

Source: Communications Team