Golden Grove Supports Injured Classmate

Golden Grove Elementary School students wore the color purple last Thursday to support their friend, injured student Melanie Ponce de Leon.

Students, teachers and staff donated $1 to $5 each to benefit her family.

A video created by Zack Forde and Lizzy Alarcon, two fifth graders who are part of Golden Grove’s morning news production, captures how the whole school came together to show support.

Additionally, Golden Grove’s PTO established a fundraising web site, where all funds donated will go directly to the Ponce De Leon family. Everyone is encouraged to share the site with their friends, family, web sites and social networks. Visit to make a donation.

The video can be found at

For more information, contact Principal Adam Miller at (561) 904-9700 or e-mail


ABOVE: Melanie Ponce de Leon’s classmates wish her well.