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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 7, 2015 



The St. Rita School PTO Board and Ways and Means Committee 
would like to thank all of the parents, parishioners, school staff, and 
community members who contributed their time and donations 
toward making the 2015 Beer, Brats, & Bingo and Harvest Festival 
weekend a great success! The support of volunteer time, donations 
and attendance and participation at the events was sincerely 

 A special thank you to our donors! We were thrilled by the 
tremendous response of those who contributed monetarily toward 
the events and by those who donated items toward food and 
beverage, the general store, game and prize booths, plant and bake 
sales and the hugely successful Silent and Live auction! 

 The Harvest Festival weekend is our biggest fundraiser of the 
year and it simply could not happen without those who selflessly 
give of their time and hard work. Thank you all of our wonderful 

 We are grateful to Mrs. Harabedian and Monsignor Richard for 
their continual support and promotion throughout the school and 
parish, and to the many valued families, parents, parishioners and 
friends of St. Rita Parish and School!

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: Dr. William Walner

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

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


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 626-798-8989


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 


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:

Pasadena Unified School District

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

(626) 396-3600 Website:

rcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

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

(626) 471-2000 Website:

Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

(626)599-5000 Website:


Agents from the Sierra Madre Podley Properties 
office recently became the first local business to take 
a tour of the brand new Sierra Madre Middle School.

The office, located on N. Baldwin, has been in the 
forefront of supporting the Sierra Madre community 
through participation in all of the local activities 
for families and other local businesses. They are 
realtors with an active social conscience.

Sierra Madre Middle School opened its’ doors after 
two years of construction at the beginning of the 
school year. Although construction is not totally 
complete, the new gymnasium is scheduled to open 
before the Thanksgiving holiday and plans for an 
athletic field are underway. 

Free Technology-Based ‘Explore & Create’ Workshops Offered

 Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its annual Fall 
Open House on Sunday, November 22, 2015, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. 
Prospective students and their families are invited to tour the school’s 
extensive engineering and applied science labs and participate in 
its signature Explore & Create workshops. The free technology 
workshops, offered to boys in grades 7 and 8, feature interactive 
introductions to alternative energy, circuits and programming, 
polymers and chemistry, and more.

 “The hugely popular Explore and Create workshops provide middle 
schoolers with an opportunity to try what Bosco Tech students 
actually do,” said Bosco Tech President Xavier Jimenez. “Each of 
our five technology programs will offer interesting samples of our 
experiential learning curriculum. We encourage middle school 
students to sit in and see what Bosco Tech offers.” Seating for the 
30-minute workshops is limited and reservations are encouraged.

 Also during the Open House, the school’s many extracurricular 
clubs and nine CIF athletic teams will provide information, while 
the award-winning Royal Techmen marching band will entertain 
the visiting crowds. For more information about Open House or 
to reserve workshop spots, visit http://www.boscotechopenhouse. or contact 
Director of Admissions Valeria De Luna at mailto:vdeluna@ or 626-940-2009.

 Celebrating its sixtieth year, Bosco 
Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that 
combines a rigorous college-preparatory 
program with a technology-focused education. 
The innovative science, engineering, technology 
and math (STEM) curriculum allows students to 
exceed university admission requirements while 
completing extensive integrated coursework in 
one of several applied science and engineering 
fields. Each year for the past several years, one 
hundred percent of the graduating class has 
earned college acceptances. Visit http://www. for more 

The Gooden SchoolSign up online today! www.goodenschool.org192 North Baldwin Avenue | Sierra Madre CA 91024 | 626.355.2410An Independent Episcopal School K-8Open 
HouseNov. 7, 2015Jan. 9, 2016Sign up 
online today!

Celebrate Fall with Handcrafted 
Goods, Great Food, and Family Fun!


by Ben Show


Initially, I was very excited for this film: one, it was a Guillermo deal 
Toro film, two, it featured Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain as 
the lead villains and, three, it was a horror movie. How could you go 
wrong? Then, I started hearing the reviews about the film and I was 
caught off guard. How could this movie have been messed up with the 
amazing team behind it? 

 Edith (Mia Wasikowska) and her father (Jim Beaver) live a happy life, 
even though her mother is dead; however, when the charming Thomas 
Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) and his sister, Lucille (Jessica Chastain), appear 
in town, looking for funding for Thomas’ mining device. Strange 
events ensue as Edith tries to discover the truth behind the strange siblings 
and the house known as Crimson Peak.

 This film suffers from only one thing: misleading advertising. ‘Crimson 
Peak’ is not a horror movie, it it more of a Shakespearean/Edger 
Allan Poe, gothic love story with murder, intrigue, and incest. The performances 
are very good, the script builds the tension very well, and the 
set pieces are stunning. Overall, ‘Crimson Peak’ is a great film that led 
people on to believe that it was something that it was not

 St Elizabeth Parish School invites all to 
celebrate the great work of human hands at 
this annual outdoor craft fair. During this 
family-friendly special event, local artisans 
will be present, featuring art, jewelry, ceramics, 
glasswork, clothing, accessories, textiles, 
home décor, toys, caramel apples, kettle corn, 
handmade food and more. 

 Perfect timing for those looking for unique 
holiday gifts!

Great food, handmade gift items, craft 
activities, children’s games, and fun for the 
whole family.

 For more information contact Mary Acosta 
(626)797-7727 or