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 Mountain Views News Saturday, August 13, 2011 



Alverno High School

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. Gillick 

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: David L. Vannasdall

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Joanne Testa Cross

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 Principal: James Lugenbuehl

E-mail address:

Carden of the Foothills School

429 Wildrose Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 626/358-9414 
626/358-5164 fax

The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 Head of School: Patty Patano


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 626-798-8989


LaSalle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 


Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2000, 


Norma Coombs Alternative School

2600 Paloma St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 798-0759 Principal: Dr. Vanessa Watkins 

E-mail address:

Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 798-8901 Principal: Dr. Derick Evans


Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave. Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 795-6981 website:

St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-9028 website:

Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Gayle Bluemel


Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Gayle Bluemel

Contact person: Garrett Newsom, Asst. Principal

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 795-6981 Website:

Returning to school after summer 
break or starting school for the 
first time can be very stressful for 

Renaye Thornborrow, author of Adventures 
in Wisdom™, a breakthrough 
life-coaching program for empowering 
kids, recommends three steps that parents 
can take to help smooth the transition 
if their children are uneasy about 
the upcoming school year. 

Step 1: Discuss and Manage Concerns 

Give kids the opportunity to voice their 
fears about going back to school. Once 
they’ve shared their concerns, work 
with them to brainstorm solutions. For 
example, if a child is worried about how 
they will perform in math class, create 
a plan to review concepts before school 
starts or hire a tutor if extra help is 
needed. If a child is nervous about making 
friends at a new school, invite some 
kids over for a play-date who already 
attend the new school. Knowing that 
their concerns can be alleviated will 
empower kids to face change with more 

Step 2: Discuss and Visualize the Positive 
Aspects of the Change

Have kids visualize positive aspects of 
going back to school such as seeing 
old friends, learning new subjects, and 
taking special field trips. Just like kids 
can use visualization to practice hitting 
a baseball, they can also use visualization 
to practice creating happiness and 
success in the classroom.

Step 3: Celebrate and Honor the 

Parents can schedule a fun event to 
mark the change. Honoring the change 
with a celebration will mentally prepare 
kids for the transition. Hosting 
a “back to school party” with friends, 
shopping for a special backpack, or going 
out for a meaningful family dinner 
can prepare kids to embrace the new 
school year.

For more tips on empowering kids, parents 
and mentors can visit http://adventuresinwisdom.
wisdom/# and sign up to receive weekly 


 Together with our community 
partners, Day One Youth Advocates 
will host a Youth Summit 
for their peers on Tuesday, August 
16, 2011 from 8:30am to 
3pm at All Saints Church. This 
For Teens by Teens (4tbt) event 
will feature entertainment, a 
resource fair, giveaways, and 
powerful guest speakers all 
who are using their gifts and 
talents to change their communities 
and make a difference. 

 This year’s theme is the Game 
of Life. The Youth Summit will 
provide an opportunity for 
teens ages 12 to 18 to better understand 
how to use their natural 
gifts and passions to lead the 
lifestyles of their choice. 

 Developed by Harvard University, 
youth will begin their 
day by taking a strengths assessment 
which will categorize 
their strengths based on their 
learning styles. Building upon 
those results, youth will attend 
workshops designed to introduce 
them to an array of careers 
– both conventional and 
unconventional. The workshop 
“Reality Check” will then take 
them through exercises to help 
them gain a better understanding 
of what kind of expenses 
they will be faced with when 
they graduate, and, finally, 
youth will set their own goals - 
a roadmap for their future leaving 
them feeling empowered to 
make better decisions today to 
help them achieve their goals of 

 For the second year, Day One 
will award the Teen Legacy 
Award to four teens. Day One 
Youth Advocates decided to 
answer the need for positive 
role models by recognizing outstanding 
teens in the cities of 
Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra 
Madre. The Teen Legacy Award 
was created by teens for teens 
to highlight the contributions 
that youth make throughout 
their communities. This award 
will be presented to four youth 
during the Youth Summit.

 This year’s keynote speakers 
include Tito, Mitchell, and 
Ingwell – on-air personalities 
from Power 106FM who will 
inspire youth to follow their 
passions and persevere when 
faced with challenges by telling 
the stories of their journeys.

 To register visit dayonepasadena.
com or call Day One 

 Direct link : https://events.r20.

 Now in its 17th year, Youth Month 
seeks to provide safe and healthy 
activities for youth. A wide range 
of activities for all ages are offered 
during Youth Month throughout 
the community including pool 
parties, movie days, family picnics, 
beach trips, visits to museums, 
trips to Magic Mountain, and Raging 
Waters, as well as tours to local 
private and public colleges. 

 For more information, Please call 
Day One at (626)229-9750 

Looking Into The Life Of A Teenager

 By Meaghan Allen


 There is something 
magical about the summer 
sun, selling fresh lemonade 
on the corner and Nesquik 
Chocolate Milk paired with 
macn’cheese. Something 
that brings out the young 
and carefree child in me. 
Something that I hadn’t 
realized I’d lost until this 
past weekend. 

 Being only in high school, 
I thought that I was still 
a member of the younger 
generation, where hopscotch 
and jump rope are the things 
to do and nothing is boring 
because I have the ability 
to make them magical and 
fun. But the more I look, 
the more I realize that I 
am closer to being a young 
adult (5 months until I’m 
18) than I am to being a 
little kid. It’s sad to realize 
that one day I woke up and 
subconsciously decided 
that selling lemonade and 
cookies wasn’t what I wanted 
to do with my day. Instead, I 
now sleep until practically 
the afternoon and pass my 
time relaxing and reading, 
watching the next generation 
of kids do the things that 
are only memories to me 
now. But this weekend, it 
was nice to physically revisit 
my childhood as I kicked 
back with some family 
friends and sold lemonade, 
cookies, and drank lots of 
delicious chocolate milk 
and felt as though nothing 
really mattered too much. 
I felt invincible, stretching 
out on the lawn with the 
taste of snickerdoodle on 
my lips. But you can only 
run from reality for so long, 
and after a few hours I felt 
the clock strike twelve and 
the present come running 
up to whap me on the head 
and remind me of all my 
applications, people I need 
to contact, blah, blah, blah. 
But for those few hours I was 
living it up, and man did it 
feel great.

We need your help to prepare an estimated 2,000 local 
students (K– 12) for Back to School with uniforms, backpacks, shoes, 
socks, underwear, school supplies, haircuts and even manicures. 
Only children of our low-income families are registered for this event. 
Being ready for the important 1st day of school, gives a child a good 
start and maybe a better year. Funds are needed to buy uniforms, 
backpacks, etc. (estimated @ only $60 per child). 
Volunteers are needed to help . . . 
sort and package school supplies during the weeks of Aug. 1 and Aug. 8th. 
set-up at Santa Anita racetrack on Wed., Aug. 17th —9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
to help at Back to School Day, Thursday Aug. 18 at Santa Anita racetrack. 
Shifts are: Adults Only (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) (12:30 to 5 p.m.) 
Youth & Adults (5 to 9 p.m.) to help pack-up & clean-up 
New Backpacks 
3 ring binders 
Crayons (24 ct.) 
Single - spiral notebooks 
Glue sticks/Glue 
Erasers (large pink) 
Pencil sharpeners 
Filler paper 3-hole 
(College & Wide-ruled) 
Mechanical pencils 
Colored pencils (24 ct) 
12” Rulers 
(Regular & Scientific) 
Color markers (8 ct) 
Scissors (Round tip & Pointed) 
Blue & Black ballpoint pens 
Contact: Betty or Raina at (626) 358-3486 
Donated Items can be dropped off at 
415 W. Chestnut, Monrovia 
191 N. Oak, Pasadena 
Foothill Unity Center’s 2011 
Clothing needed: Boys & Girls Socks; Girls’ underwear and boys boxer shorts. 
Items are needed by Aug. 1st, however, late donations are gladly accepted.