Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, June 16, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 16, 2018 


Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara

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 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

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, Carl Parke 


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 Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian

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: Lindsay Lewis

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:

Arcadia 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 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010



Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade



Principal: Cindy Harmon


Congratulations to the Sierra Madre Blast for winning the 2018 WAGS Invitational tournament in Augora Hills 
today. Pictured. Front row Abby Perez Jessie Myzsa, Maddie Naperella, Sofia Lopez, Alexia Holt, Maheilia 
Thomas Back row: Darl Burnett, Charli Hernandez, Gabby Prado, Faith Blea, Sam Moreno, & Ava Marchetti. 
Final score 8 to 2 against Irvine.




HAPPY BIRTHDAY! …June Birthdays*

Joanne Thrane, Nellie Haynes, Dorothy McKay, Theresa Daley, Donna Doss, 
Mary Carney, Carol Handley, Marilyn McKernan, Pat Fujiwara, John Shier, Beth 
Smith-Kellock, Ann Disbrow, Joan Ellison, Anne Montgomery, Trini Ornelas, 
Martha Spriggs, Pat Starkey, Kathleen Coyne, Suzanne Decker, Jacque Persing, 
Jeanne Peterson and Grace Sanders

 * To add your name to this distinguished list, please call the paper at 
626.355.2737. YEAR of birth not required

ACTIVITIES: Unless listed differently, all activities are at the Hart 
Park House (Senior Center) 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre



Hawaiian & Polynesian Dance Class: Every Tuesday morning from 10a.m. to 
11a.m. Join the class with Instructor Barbara Dempsey as she leads you in the 
art of Hula. 

Bingo Time: Every Tuesday beginning at 1:00p.m. Cards are only $0.25 each! Everyone is welcome to 
join. Activity may be canceled if less than five people. 

Free Blood Pressure Testing: 2nd Tuesdays of the month from 11a.m. to 12p.m. No appt. is necessary. 

Brain Games: Join us on Thursday, April 19th at 10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m for Scattergories, a creative 
thinking game by naming objects within a set of categories; or Jenga, a block-building challenge that 
keeps you stacking and balancing your tower. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is needed. What 
a great way to strengthen your brain and make new friends. Games facilitated by Senior Volunteers. 

Free Legal Consultation: Wednesday, April 18th from 10:30am to Noon. Attorney Lem Makupson is 
available for legal consultation. Specializing in Family Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Injury. Please 
call Hart Park House for an appointment, 626-355-7394. 

Senior Club: Meets every Saturday at the Hart Park House Senior Center. Brown Bag Lunch at 

Chair Yoga: Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:00a.m. to 11:45a.m. with Paul Hagen. Classes include 
Yoga and balance exercises. All ability levels are encouraged and welcomed!

* A voluntary donation of $5.00 per week is suggested but not required.

Birthday Celebrations: Every 2nd Thursday monthly at the Hart Park House, share some free 
birthday cake provided by the Sierra Madre Civic Club! 

Free Strength Training Class: Fridays from 12:45p.m. to 1:30p.m. with Lisa Brandley. This 
energetic class utilizes light weights, low impact resistance training and body conditioning. Class 
equipment is provided. 

Tax Assistance: Every Wednesday beginning on February 7th through April 11th from 1:00p.m. 
to 2:00p.m ...Don Brunner is available for income tax consultation... 
**Appointments are required by calling the Hart Park House Office 626-355-7394**

 ** Call Community Services Department for details about the “Ear to Ear Program” returning in 
2018** 626 - 355 - 5278

Dear Savvy Senior

What are the cheapest cell phone plans available to 
seniors today? I’m 78-years-old and want it primarily 
for emergency purposes. 

Infrequent Caller

Dear Infrequent,

While unlimited high-speed data, video streaming 
and mobile hot spot are now standard for most cell 
phone plans today, there are still a number of low-
cost wireless plans designed with seniors in mind. 

 These plans offer limited talk time and text, 
which is ideal for seniors who want to stay connected 
without spending much money each month. Here 
are some super cheap plans to consider. 

Cheapest Plans

 Prepaid plans are the best deal for seniors who 
only want a cell phone for emergency purposes or 
occasional calls. The very cheapest prepaid plan 
available today is T-Mobile’s Pay As You Go plan, 
which includes any combination of 30 minutes or 
30 text messages for only $3 per month. After that, 
additional minutes and texts cost 10 cents each. 

 Phone prices start at $75, but if you have a 
compatible device, you can use it rather than buying 
a new one. You will, however, need to pay for a $10 
SIM Starter Kit fee, whether you bring your own 
phone or buy a new one. Visit or call 
844-361-2792 for more information.

 Two other companies that offer low-cost prepaid 
deals are TracFone and AT&T.

 TracFone (, 800-867-7183) has a 
30 minute talk/text plan for $10 per month, or an 
even cheaper a 60 minute talk/text plan for $20 for 
three months, which averages out to only $6.66 per 

 And AT&T (, 800-331-0500) has two 
low-cost prepaid plans including the 25 cent per 
minute call plan, and a $2 daily plan that charges 
only when you place or receive a call or send a text 
that day. The fees are deducted from the prepaid 
balance on your account. But to use AT&T Prepaid, 
you must prepay into your account either $10 per 
month, $25 for three months or $100 per year.

Best Emergency Phone

 If you’re interested in a senior-friendly cell phone 
that provides top-notched emergency assistance, 
consider the Jitterbug Flip (, 800-918-

 This is a nifty flip phone that has big buttons, 
enhanced sound, a simplified menu, and a 5Star 
urgent response button that connects you to a trained 
agent that will know your locations, and will be able 
to assist you whether you need emergency services, 
directions, roadside assistance or a locksmith, or to 
contact family. GreatCall’s service runs on Verizon’s 

 The Flip phone costs $100, with monthly service 
plans that start at $15 for 200 minutes. Or, you can 
get the 5Star service with 50 minutes of monthly talk 
time for $25.

Free Phones

 If your income is low enough, another option you 
should check into is the federal Lifeline program, 
which provides free or low-cost cell phones and 
plans through numerous wireless providers. 

 To qualify, your annual household income must 
at or below 135 percent of the Federal Poverty 
Guidelines – which is $16,389 for one person, or 
$22,221 for two. Or, you must be receiving Medicaid, 
food stamps/SNAP, SSI, public housing assistance, 
veterans pension or survivor’s pension benefit, or 
live on federally recognized Tribal lands. 

 To find out if you’re eligible, or to locate wireless 
companies in your area that participates in the 
program, visit or call 800-234-

 Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. 
Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.
org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show 
and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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