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Mountain View News Saturday, July 19. 2014 



-- Supervising Social Media Activity and Texts Helps Create Teaching Opportunities for 
Parents When Their Children are Faced with Difficult Propositions --

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) 396-5880 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) 396-3600 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:

COSTA MESA, Calif., (July 16, 2014) – TeenSafe, creator of an 
advanced iPhone and Android monitoring software, announced 
today the importance for parents across the nation to become 
aware of their children’s social lives, teaching them responsibility 
and potential dangers around sexual communication on their 
smartphones. Developed to give parents a window into their child’s 
life, TeenSafe allows parents the ability to monitor their child’s 
iPhone or Android activity (text messages, deleted text messages, 
Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, location, web browsing history, 
contacts and call logs). Studies show that teens that send more than 
100 texts a day are more likely to be sexually active, while those who 
reported receiving a sext were six times more likely to also report 
being sexually active.

 “With clear links between sexting and unhealthy behavior, one 
of TeenSafe’s largest goals is to help parents become aware of the 
communication that needs to happen with our children about 
sending and receiving sexually suggestive texts or photos,” said 
Ameeta Jain, co-founder and spokesperson of TeenSafe. “Young 
teens involved heavily in social media and texting are being faced 
with difficult propositions that we as parents need to be aware 
of and act on as teachers and protectors of our children. It is our 
responsibility to know what is going on in their lives, teaching them 
that the morals and values we show them at home must transcend 
into their social and digital lives.”

 Children are getting smartphones at younger and younger ages, 
often without any guidelines or boundaries. Because of curiosity 
and peer pressure, teens often succumb to sending suggestive 
pictures to others with 20 to 30 percent of adolescents involving 
themselves in this behavior. TeenSafe believes that parents who are 
aware of the emotional and legal ramifications of this risky behavior 
are able to open lines of communication with their children, talking 
to them about how to stay true to their morals, values and beliefs 
when faced with challenging circumstances. TeenSafe encourages 
parents to know what their children are doing on social media 
and their smartphones, keeping lines of communication open in a 
loving environment.

 “It is my firm belief that all issues such as sexting are best handled 
when there is healthy communication between teens and their 
parents. I can’t emphasize enough that it is never too late to have 
better communication with your children at any age. Young people 
need to know from you that it is okay to have desires and feelings, 
but they also need to learn from you how to deal with those feelings 
in a healthy way and not in an impulsive manner, such as through 
sexting,” said Tina Sustaeta, Licensed Professional Counselor and 
Family Therapist. “In my experience as a therapist, teens report to 
me that they want to have better communication with their parents, 
and they want information from their parents. I believe TeenSafe is 
an important tool to assist in this,” she continued.

About TeenSafe

Founded in 2011 and based in Costa Mesa, Calif., TeenSafe developed 
the world’s first iPhone monitoring solution that works without 
modifying your child’s phone, allowing parents to monitor their 
children’s text messages, location, web browsing history, contacts 
and call logs. Over 250,000 parents have signed up for TeenSafe since 
inception and their web-based software solution provides parents 
easy and secure access to their children’s social interactions via an 
online TeenSafe account. TeenSafe has created a parental advice 
blog called which gives tips, guidelines and personal 
testimonials in order to support and help parents of teens in today’s 
technology-filled world. For more information about TeenSafe, 
please visit Like TeenSafe
teensafe and follow them on .

 For media information, please contact or 
Natasha Nelson of DRIVEN Public Relations Orange County Office 
at 951-719-1040.

Arcadia Unified Adds Common Core Days Next Year

ARCADIA-- Arcadia Unified School District is pleased to announce 
that seven Common Core Days have been added to the 2014-2015 
school year. These days will be early release days for students, and 
allow teachers and staff additional time to come together for district-
wide professional development to continue to create Arcadia Unified’s 
Common Core curriculum. All students will be released at 11:40 a.m. 
on Common Core Days. The start times will remain the same for all 

 The Common Core Days are being implemented to further support 
teachers and students as the district continues its implementation of the 
Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards is 
a set of high-quality academic guidelines, Arcadia Unified uses these 
standards as a guide to create its rigorous and detailed curriculum for 
the entire district. Teachers and staff will collaborate to create and share 
Common Core curriculum and best practice strategies that include 
the four C’s: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and 
Creativity. These Common Core Days will ensure AUSD students are 
receiving the most effective teaching and learning strategies that will 
better educate and prepare them with the 21st century skills needed 
for success. It will also ensure AUSD curriculum is vertically aligned 
throughout the entire district, making the transition to the succeeding 
grade levels much smoother for students.

 The dates for the seven Common Core Days are:

 September 18, 2014

 October 9, 2014

 November 6, 2014

 January 8, 2015

 February 5, 2015

 March 5, 2015

 May 14, 2015

 For additional information about Common Core in AUSD please 

 For more information contact Ryan Foran, AUSD Public 
Information Officer:, work (626) 821-6664, cell (626) 


(StatePoint) Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these 
days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited. In fact, at least 35 states provided less 
funding per student for the 2013-14 school year than they did before the recession.

Many children will need to spend some time outside the classroom going beyond their regular homework to keep up or get ahead in 
school. No matter what your child’s education goals are, there are great ways you can help make this school year the best one yet:

• Math practice: Square roots, polynomials, quadrilaterals. Learning these terms and concepts can get dicey quickly. Keeping up at 
home is important, and sometimes requires more than just doing the day’s take-home assignment.

Consider supplementing homework with online tools. For example, Shmoop, an online learning and test prep provider, provides free 
study guides for review and courses for remedial work in many academic topics, including social science, arts and music, science 
and English. Their math tutorials cover everything from Pre-Algebra to Calculus and the step by-step explanations that the program 
offers can be helpful to any student looking for an extra edge.

• Read the classics: Kids who read for pleasure can improve their grades. Not only will the exposure to literary giants like John 
Steinbeck, Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe build vocabulary and improve reading comprehension, there is much to be 
learned about history and culture from picking up a great book, such as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

Be sure to use tools that can help 
clarify some of the denser material. 
Online learning guides can be a 
great place to get synopses and 

• Use flashcards: It may sound 
quaint, but there is really no 
substitute for quizzing yourself 
with a flash card. Even the act of 
creating the flashcard can help 
reinforce concepts and facts.

• Extra Help: A little extra 
academic help after school can 
sometimes mean the difference 
between struggle and success. But 
between school and soccer practice, 
ballet lessons and getting dinner 
on the table, adding a tutor or after 
school class to the list might be a 
logistical impossibility.

Consider online courses that can 
be completed from the comfort 
of home and are common core 
aligned. For example, Shmoop’s 
offerings are diverse, ranging from 
7th grade math to second semester 
12th grade British Literature. For 
those students taking Advanced 
Placement courses this fall, check 
out their AP test prep courses. 
These courses help students nail 
the important, for-credit, year-end 
exam. More information can be 
found at

With a bit of extra effort and the 
use of savvy learning tools, kids 
can gain a competitive edge this 
school year.

The San Gabriel Valley Humane Society was founded in 1924 
by Fannie Thompson Kessler, in a time when our country was 
feeling prosperous, optimistic and a little rebellious. We’ve 
been providing compassionate care for stray and abandoned 
animals ever since. Please join us in celebrating our 
90th Anniversary! 
RSVP (626) 286-1159 
90th Anniversary 
August 2, 2014 
at the 
5271 Sereno Dr. 
Temple City, 
CA 91780 
$90 minimum donation per person 
RSVP (626) 286-1159 
851 E. Grand Ave. San Gabriel, CA 91776 
where EVERY donation makes a measurable 
finger foods, 
music & d 
dance lessons 
under the stars 
and shhhh! 
a silent 
THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show


With post-apocalyptic films 
dominating the market, 
they all seem to blend into 
each other after a while. 
Whether it was a zombie 
uprising or a corrupt 
government, society finds 
a way to collapse in nearly 
every movie. However, what 
makes ‘Dawn’ stand apart 
is it’s ability to blend new 
ideas with older filmmaking 

 After the events of ‘Rise’, a 
deadly virus known as the 
Simian Flu swept across the 
globe, killing millions. With 
humanity near extinction, 
the now intelligent apes 
begin to make a home for 
themselves. When a group 
of surviving humans make 
their way into a forest near San Francisco, the two species face a 
conflict that will change their already destroyed world.

 The special effects in ‘Dawn’ are very sharp, especially the wide 
shots of the apes’ home. But, what makes this movie special, is 
the incredible set work that was done, and that is what makes 
this movie very good. Everything that was good about ‘Rise’ was 
expanded upon in ‘Dawn’, making this film a modern classic.

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