Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, January 21, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 21, 2017 



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 

Interim Head of School, Merrily Dunlap 


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle 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: Roberto Hernandez


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:

Pasadena, CA.—Experts in the field of disability rights will guide 
families through the process of securing services from the Regional 
Center and the California Department of Rehabilitation during a 
presentation at The Frostig Center on Tuesday, January 31.

 This presentation will provide helpful information to families 
and professionals working with children and young adults who 
are already clients of the Regional Center and Department of 
Rehabilitation, as well as those who are seeking to apply for 

 The Department of Rehabilitation provides employment 
assistance to people of working age. Regional Centers are nonprofit 
private corporations that provide or coordinate services and 
supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. They have 
offices throughout California.

 The guest speakers will be Rebecca Hoyt from Disability Rights 
of California, and Hannah Liddell and Jackie Dai from the Office 
of Clients’ Rights Advocacy. They will review the programs and 
explain eligibility requirements and application processes.

 Jennifer Quirina-White, director of transitions services at 
Frostig School, will facilitate a Q&A period immediately after the 
presentation. “It can be challenging for a family to understand all 
the available services and eligibility requirements,” Ms. Quirina-
White said. “Our 
guest speakers 
clarify the process 
for our families.”

 The presentation 
begins at 3:30 p.m. 
in Gates Hall at 
The Frostig Center. 
Admission is free.

Editors: Please find 
attached photos of 
Jennifer Quirina-
White and Rebecca 

 The Frostig 
Center, located at 971 N. Altadena Drive, is a non-profit organization 
that strives to improve the lives of children with learning differences 
through research, professional development and community 
outreach, and Frostig School. Frostig also provides services to 
young adults with learning differences who are transitioning to 
college and work. For additional information about Frostig Center, 
call (626) 791-1255 or visit our website at

Jennifer Quirina-White Rebecca Hoyt


Pasadena, CA – Measure TT, the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) voter-approved 
$350 million bond program to finance the construction and modernization of school 
facilities, has received unmodified opinions -- the highest level possible -- in annual audits 
of its bond spending in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.

Required by the state’s Proposition 39, the annual audits ensure that bond fund proceeds are 
spent in accordance with the specific project list contained in the measure and that internal 
controls are sound. The report on the financial statement and performance audits was 
presented by the independent professional accounting firm, Nigro & Nigro, and accepted by 
the Board of Education on December 22, 2017.

Auditors issued an unmodified opinion on Measure TT’s audit of financial statements. The 
performance audit, which measures procedures and internal controls in accordance with 
state law, also received an unmodified opinion with one exception in a single project related 
to change orders.

“PUSD is delivering capital projects that provide access to high quality learning and recreational facilities, and meet the educational needs 
of today’s students,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald.

Proceeds from Measure TT have been used to finance the construction of new school facilities such as a new building at Cleveland 
Elementary and new gymnasiums at Washington Middle, McKinley School, Sierra Madre Middle, and Marshall Fundamental, as well as 
renovations and upgrades to other schools.

More than 55 percent of Pasadena Unified School District voters approved Measure TT in November 2008, authorizing the issuance and 
sale of $350 million of general obligation bonds. On September 17, 2009, the District issued Series 2009A of the Election of 2008 General 
Obligation bonds in the amount of $125 million. On July 3, 2012, the District issued Series 2012 in the amount of $125 million. On May 
25, 2016, the District issued Series 2016 in the amount of $100 million.

Bond spending audits undertaken for the purposes of Proposition 39 include a review and testing of the district’s Measure TT financial 
statements and its internal controls over financial reporting. Auditors tested the district’s compliance with laws, regulations, contracts, 
and grant agreements. The audit was conducted according to the Government Auditing Standards issued by the U.S. Comptroller General.

The Board also heard the annual report from Measure TT Citizens Oversight Committee, the independent oversight committee mandated 
by law to monitor allocation of bond funds.

Visit for information on Measure TT and to track progress on bond-funded projects.


(StatePoint) Time is perhaps the most coveted thing moms have 
and it’s crucial to manage it effectively for you and your family.

To help moms everywhere make the most of their precious minutes 
in 2017, actress, director, producer, entrepreneur, mother-of-three 
and Nutrisystem ambassador, Melissa Joan Hart reveals her New 
Year’s Resolutions, crafted from years of juggling different time 
consuming tasks.

• Just say “no”: Sometimes you just have to decline requests or pick 
and choose which ones are doable. And remember, it’s okay to ask 
for a rain check.

• Limit screen time: It’s easy to fall into the screen time black 
hole. Instead, be present -- put your phone down and limit your 
children’s time in front of their screens. Even talk to your spouse!

• Set aside 20 “Mom Minutes” daily: Do something for yourself for 
20 minutes every day-- meditate, do a quick workout, call a friend 
you haven’t spoken to in a while, or simply do nothing with a cup 
of coffee in hand.

• Have one-on-one time with each child: Create no-fuss activities 
like coloring or playing cards that you can do with each child 
individually based on his or her personality. Spending quality time 
separately will feed your soul and theirs.

• Try to be guilt free: As a working mom, you are doing things for 
your family even when you are at work, so don’t feel guilty about 
the time away from loved ones.

• Make simple healthy changes: Remember that your kids are 
always watching, so being a good role model when it comes to 
health and fitness will pay dividends for them and for you. Simple, 
easy changes in your daily routing can help you with your health 
goals. For example, drink a nutrient-rich shake for breakfast, such 
as Nutrisystem Turboshakes, drink more water throughout the 
day and maintain a consistent exercise schedule. 

And if you want to lose weight, as so many do in the New Year, 
Hart says, “look for a plan that works for you. I chose Nutrisystem 
because it was simple and fit with my lifestyle. I lost 40 pounds and 
feel better than ever!”

For a kick start to your New Year, consider Nutrisystem Lean13, 
a new program designed to help you lose up to 13 pounds and 
seven inches in your first month. More information can be found 

• Plan quality couple time: Make time to reignite your romance. 
Go out to a movie, take a walk together, write each other love notes.

“Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to make grand 
resolutions,” says Hart. “It’s the small resolutions that can make 
every day just feel better.”

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