Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 22, 2017 EDUCATION & YOUTH 7 Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 22, 2017 EDUCATION & YOUTH 7 

(StatePoint) As kids head back to school, you can 
help put them in a learning mindset by beefing up 
your home library. 

Here are a few new books to consider that can make 
learning fun, as well as support STEAM education 

It’s Elemental 

Created in association with the Smithsonian Institute, 
“The Elements Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of 
the Periodic Table” is an easy-to-understand guide to 
the 118 chemical elements that make up our world. 

Cataloged by type, each element’s properties and 
atomic structure is explained. More than 1,000 full-
color photographs showcase the natural forms of 
each element, as well as a wide range of unexpected 
everyday objects in which each is found, to make 
them relevant to a child’s world. This guide brings the 
periodic table to life for children ages 9 and above. 

Creative Coding 

For kids ages 10 and over, “Coding Projects in Python” teaches 
those with some experience already how to build graphics, games 
and useful apps. All they need is a desktop or laptop, and an Internet 
connection to download Python 3. 

Instructions illustrated with pixel art teach essential coding basics, 
like loops and conditionals, and outline seven fun projects, including 
a script that cracks secret codes, a quiz to challenge family and 
friends and a tic-tac-toe game. Once kids are feeling confident, they 
can creatively use the tips and tricks provided to personalize each 

Coding is a sought-after skill that teaches kids how to think creatively, 
work collaboratively and reason systematically. 

Kitchen Adventures 

With easily prepared recipes, visual step-by-step instructions and 
charming designs, “Look I’m a Cook” is a great activity book for 
parents and little ones to share. From ice pops to chocolate muffins, 
more than 20 hands-on recipes for kids aged 3-6 will help children 
discover everyday science and cook up fun-filled food. 

Scientific Discovery 

More than 20 hands-on projects await kids aged 3-6 in “Look I’m 
a Scientist.” From an iceberg animal rescue to stretchy slime, each 

sensory-friendly activity becomes an exciting science experiment 
that’s easy to prepare and create. Visual step-by-step instructions 
make it a fun activity book for parents and kids. 

Fun Formations 

Colorful and informative, “My Book of Rocks and Minerals” gives 
kids the expert knowledge they crave and will have them digging 
deep to discover all they can about rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils, 
from the deepest caves to outer space. 

From crystals to glow-in-the-dark minerals, illuminating images 
provide a closer look at amazing geological formations. Kids can 
take their fascination one step further and use the catalog and activity 
pages to help them collect and group rocks to discover how 
different rock types fit into the world around them. 

Applied Science 

“Maker Lab” includes 28 projects and crafts requiring only household 
materials. From exploding volcanoes to race balloon rocket 
cars, photographs and facts detail the “why and “how” of each experiment 
using real-world examples. 

Help make this school year a success by offering kids fun learning 
opportunities outside the classroom. 

Photo by: Andrey Kiselev - 

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. FanaraE-mail address: 
Arcadia High School180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent 
Arroyo Pacific Academy41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,
(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil ClarkeE-mail address: 
Barnhart School 
240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Ethan WilliamsonKindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 
Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3527Preschool-TK-8th Grade 
Principal: Dr. William Walnerwebsite: www. 
Clairbourn School 
8400 Huntington DriveSan Gabriel, CA 91775Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 
FAX: 626-286-1528 
Foothill Oaks Academy822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010 
(626) 301-9809Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane 
Frostig School971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107(626) 791-1255Head of School: Jenny Janetzke 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-2410Interim Head of School, Merrily Dunlap 
High Point Academy1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 
Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 
La Salle High School3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 
(626) 351-8951 website: 
Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian 
Monrovia High School325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin JacksonEmail: 
Odyssey Charter School725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neillwebsite: 
Pasadena High School2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.
(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandezwebsite: 
St. Rita Catholic School 
322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal Joan Harabedian (626) 355-9028website: 
Sierra Madre Elementary School141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther SalinasE-mail address: 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett NewsomE-mail address: 
Walden School 
74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 
Weizmann Day School1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 797-0204Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
Wilson Middle School 
300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth EsselnE-mail address: 
Pasadena Unified School District 
351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109(626) 396-3600 Website: www.pusd@pusd.usrcadia 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: 

Due to the resignation of Cheryl Taylor, Board Vice President, the Duarte Unified School District will have a vacancy on its Board ofEducation, effective July 31, 2017. At the next regular meeting of the Board of Education, scheduled for July 20, 2017, the process to fill 
the vacancy will be decided. 

Pending the decision made at the July 20, 2017, meeting of the Board of Education, either the process for a provisional appointment ora special election will begin on July 21, 2017. 

If you have an interest in serving on the Duarte Unified School District Board of Education and would like to be placed on a list to receivefurther information, please send your full name and contact information to For forthcoming announcementsyou are invited to visit the district website, 

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