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 Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 12, 2013 


The application period for 2013-2014 Open Enrollment begins 
January 23, 2012. Open Enrollment is PUSD’s school of choice 
program. Applications will be accepted for admission in popular 
specialized programs such as: 

· Dual Language Immersion - Spanish (now offered on two 

· Dual Language Immersion - Mandarin Chinese 

· Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) 
middle school magnet 

· International Baccalaureate schools 

· College & Career Pathways in themed academies such as the 
App Academy, Engineering & Environmental Science, Culinary 
and Hospitality and Business & Entrepreneurship

Please visit to learn more about the 
open enrollment process. 

The City of Pasadena’s Human Services and Recreation Department 
continues its After School Adventures Program. Designed 
to provide affordable, flexible and convenient after-school child 
care for only $25 per week, the program is available at 12 PUSD 
elementary schools. Participants will experience exciting and fun 
activities including games, sports, and cooking projects, artistic 
expression, music and drama, socialization skills and learn the 
benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. Snacks are included at 
most sites and all sites incorporate Safety First standards. Program 
walk-in registration opened January 7 at Robinson Park 
Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks. Online registration is available at Interested parents and guardians 
can call Darrell Walker at (626) 744-7530 or by email to

Starting in January, college-bound seniors and their families 
can begin submitting the Free Application for Federal Student 
Aid (FAFSA) for state and federal grants, loans and work-study 
funds. For more information, go to The filing 
period begins in January and ends March 2, 2013. 

Pasadena Water & Power announced that Pasadena will experience 
a water shortage emergency February 21-28 while a major 
regional water pipeline is shut down for repairs and upgrades. 
To avoid running out of water, Pasadena must reduce water consumption 
by at least 30 percent. For more information, contact 
PWP at (626) 744-4005 or go to

 Thursday, January 17 - 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Parents and families are invited to hear about the School/City 
Work Plan and how the City of Pasadena and PUSD are working 
together to achieve shared goals that will benefit the children, 
youth and families of our diverse community. Speakers include 
Dr. Brian MacDonald, PUSD Chief Academic Officer and Mercy 
Santoro, Director of Human Services for the City of Pasadena. 
Hosted by the Pasadena Educational Foundation. Rose City 
Great Room, PUSD Education Center, 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena. 
Entrance from south parking lot on Oak Knoll or north entrance 
at Del Mar and Oak Knoll. Spanish translation, childcare 
and light refreshments will be available. RSVP to (626) 396-3625 

FSaturday, January 19 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to TEDxYouth@Caltech: Brain 
Food, a student-run event on ideas worth spreading in Technology, 
Entertainment and Design (TED). The event includes a day 
of talks, lunch, games and fun on the subject of “what feeds your 
brain?” California Institute of Technology Beckman Auditorium, 
332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena, CA 91125 Tickets: $5.00 for students 
grades 6-12. All other tickets $25. Purchase tickets online 

Monday, January 21 

Schools and offices closed in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther 
King, Jr. holiday. 



 Winter break may be over, but for 66 Pasadena Unified School 
District (PUSD) teachers the season of gift-giving will extend at 
least through January 14th when they will receive over $42,000 
in grants from the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF). 
Awarded annually as part of PEF’s Teacher Grant program, this 
year’s recipients will be recognized at a reception on Monday at 
the Western Justice Center in Pasadena.

 Since its inception in 1971, PEF has awarded over $1 million 
to PUSD teachers and principals through its signature Teacher 
Grant program. Each year, the program provides applicants 
with the opportunity to submit proposals for student-centered 
projects that are related to the curriculum and demonstrate direct 
benefits to students by enhancing and improving student 
achievement. The grants fund classroom supplies and instructional 
materials for these projects, enabling educators to provide 
their students with vital tools and learning experiences.

 This year, a total of 55 grants will be awarded to PUSD teachers 
during the PEF-hosted reception, sponsored by the California 
Credit Union. The grants will go towards projects involving 
everything from classroom library books to school gardens to 
science olympiads. As always, funding for the grants was made 
possible by individual donor contributions to the Pasadena Educational 

WHAT: Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Teacher 
Grant Reception

WHERE: Western Justice Center 55 South Grand Ave. 
Pasadena CA 91105

WHEN: Monday, January 14, 2013 
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Pasadena Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization 
that advocates for public education, engages the community, and 
develops resources to support excellent education for every Pasadena 
Unified School District student. For more information call 
626-396-3600, ext. 88350 or visit

The Pasadena Unified School District serves pre-K to 12th grade 
students in a 76-square mile area that includes the communities 
of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, and unincorporated parts 
of Los Angeles County. Pasadena Unified School District provides 
a caring, engaging, and challenging 21st century educational 
experience for over 18,000 students every day.

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: Brent Forsee

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: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

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

(626) 355-3527 Principal: James Lugenbuehl

E-mail address:

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 

Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane Kieffaber

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 

Headmaster John Higgins



LaSalle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Bro. Christopher Brady, FSC

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


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: Gilbert Barraza


St. Rita Catholic School

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

Principal Joan Harabedian

(626) 355-9028 website:

Sierra Madre Elementary School

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

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther Salinas

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

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:


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

(626) 795-6981 Website:


234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:


325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 Website:


1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

(626)599-5000 Website:

Pasadena High School is hosting a 


Saturday, January 26, 2013

8:45 am – 1:00 pm

Presentations begin at 9:00 am and 10:30 am

Pasadena High School Cafeteria

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena

Applying for college financial aid can be a confusing process. 
To qualify for ANY college financial aid students must submit 
a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The Cash 
for College Workshops are meant to assist parents and students 
with completing their online FAFSA. After the presentation, 
if extra help is needed, we will have volunteers and computers 
available for the students and parents to enter and submit their 
FAFSA that day. Spanish speaking volunteers will be available. 

The CASH FOR COLLEGE WORKSHOPS are geared toward 
current high school seniors but are open to all students who 
will be entering college in the Fall of 2013 or anytime during 
the 2013 – 2014 school year. In addition, at least ONE 12th grade 
student who attends our workshop and completes an online 
evaluation form; submits their FAFSA and CAL GRANT GPA 
form by the March 2nd deadline will win a $1000 scholarship. 
Every 12th grade student who successfully completes these 
things will be eligible. 

More information (including a list of what to bring to the 
workshop) is available on the Cash for College web site www. or the Pasadena High School web site www.phs. or students and/or parents can either call or 
email us for additional information. 


Sierra Madre, CA – Registration is now open for popular Parent/
Child workshop series, slated for March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 
at 6:30 pm at the Sierra Madre Public Library. 

Sessions will take place at the Library on consecutive Wednesday 
evenings at 6:30 p.m. and will be interactive including toys, crafts, 
books and play in addition to discussions of parenting issues and 

The parenting workshop will feature noted resource professionals 
from the community and each session will feature a different 
aspect of parenting, including early literacy, speech, hearing and 
language development, child development, nutrition, music, 
play, and health. 

Families with children ages 36 months and younger are 
encouraged to register now as past workshops have filled up fast. 
Enrollment is free, but in-person pre-registration at the Library is 
required to ensure a spot in the program.

This project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and 
Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services 
and Technology Act, administered in California by the State 

For more information and to register, please call Meegan Tosh, 
Youth Services Librarian at 626-355-7186. The Sierra Madre 
Public Library is located at 440 West Sierra Madre Boulevard 
in Sierra Madre. 

THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show

Movie Reviews Especially for Teens & ‘Tweens




Cash prizes await some 
talented children who 
enter the I Love My Library 
drawing and essay 
contest. Children in 
grades K – 2 can create 
a drawing showing how 
they love the Library. 
Those in grades 3-8 can 
write an essay telling 
why they love the Library. 
The contest begins 
January 7 and entries are 
due by January 31, 2013 
at the Sierra Madre Public 

Entry forms are available 
at the library and on the 
Library homepage www.
departments/library beginning 
January 7, 2013.

 These two comedies for the 
holiday season are very similar, 
not in story, but in theme: families 
always have redeeming qualities 
and, even though you have fights, 
they’re still your family.

 In ‘Parental Guidance’, Artie 
(Billy Crystal) has just been 
fired from his job as a baseball 
commentator, and his daughter 
(Marisa Tomei) has invited him 
and his wife (Bette Midler) to watch 
their kids as they go on business. 
Reluctantly, they accept, and that’s 
when everything falls apart.

 ‘The Guilt Trip’ is a comedy about a son (Seth Rogen) and his 
mother (Barbra Streisand) going on a 
road trip across the country to try to sell 
his cleaning product. Sadly, he is unable 
to sell anything and, they eventually end 
up at each others’ throats, arguing over 
not only the cleaning product, but an old 

 ‘Parental Guidance’ and ‘The 
Guilt Trip’ have a thread of similarity, 
yet differ greatly. While ‘Parental 
Guidance’ deals with issues involving 
multiple members of a family, ‘The Guilt 
Trip’ deals with more personal family 
relationship problems. However, both 
are great movies that with make you