CABRILLOELEMENTARY'S NEW NAVY PARTNER
ARCO DRY DOCK atSUB BASE POINT LOMA!
On Friday, May 11, 2012, Principal NestorSuarez and the commanding officer from ARCO Dry Dock, LCDR Mack Schmidt signeda new partnership agreement. The sailors from ARCO Dry Dock, located at SubBase Point Loma will help Cabrillo students with reading, computer and outdooractivities on an ongoing basis.
"We want to do everything we can to helpthese kids succeed," said LCDR Schmidt. LT Michael Woodcock, CMDCM Robert Gleason and BMC Mark House accompaniedLCDR Schmidt to Cabrillo to participate in the signing ceremony, tour the campusand interact with the kids# Our Navy School Liaison, Robin Williamsonfacilitated the process.
During the ceremony, LCDR Schmidt explained tothe students what the ARCO Dry Dock looks like and how it operates. He used a photo, which was later presented toPrincipal Suarez, to describe the process of servicing a submarine. LCDR Schmidt also presented Principal Suarezwith the ARCO coin, which he explained every command has a unique one. ARCO is named after a city in Idaho, whichwas the first city in the US completely powered by nuclear energy.
Next, the sailors went into the library wherethe partnership agreement was signed. "We're very excited to have ARCO as our new Navy Partner,"said Principal Suarez. "We have somany kids moving in and out of Cabrillo throughout the year. Each student requires a little extraattention and we're happy for the help ARCO can provide us."
Welcome to Cabrillo Elementary, ARCO!