Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, November 3, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 3, 2018 



 La Salle College Preparatory will be opening the position of Head Football coach for the 2019 season. La Salle 
would like to thank Interim Coach Andrew Pankow for his leadership and dedication during the 2018 season. 
Coach Pankow and his staff’s effort during this year of transition is greatly appreciated and their dedication 
should be commended.

 At this point, the search for a new head coach will begin immediately. La Salle will be accepting applications 
from qualified candidates beginning Monday, November 5, 2018 and will close its application process Friday, 
November 30, 2018. Desired and preferred qualifications are as follows:

 Minimum Qualifications

- Bachelors Degree

- A commitment to Catholic education

- 7 years of successful high school coaching experience

- The skill to organize and implement a competitive Football Program.

- The talent to inspire achievement and leadership among student-athletes.

- The ability to communicate effectively with student-athletes, parents, staff, faculty, 
administrators, and members of the media.The commitment to adhere to 

- The regulations, philosophies, and educational mission of La Salle College Preparatory, the 
Camino Del Rey Association, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), and the Pursuing 
Victory with Honor program.

Preferred Qualifications

- Masters Degree

- California Teaching Credential

- 5 years of successful high school Head coaching experience

- NFHS/CIF or ASEP/CIF certification

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. 

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 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

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





Dear Savvy Senior,

I am interested in making a video of my 82-year-
old parents’ life story/legacy and how they want to 
be remembered. With the holidays approaching, I 
thought this could be a neat gift to my older siblings, 
but I could use some help. What can you tell me?

Youngest of Five

Dear Youngest,

A personal recording of your parents’ life story could 
be a wonderful holiday gift and something you and 
your family could cherish the rest of your lives. Here 
are a few tips to help you get started. 


What You’ll Need

Your first step is to find out if your parents are 
willing to make a legacy video, which would entail 
you asking them a number of thoughtful questions 
about their life in an interview format in front of a 
video recording device. If they are, all you’ll need is 
a smartphone or camcorder and a list of questions or 
prompts to get them talking.

Recording Equipment

If you have a smartphone, making a video of your 
parents’ story is simple and free. However, you 
may want to invest a “smartphone tripod” to hold 
the phone while you conduct the interview, and a 
“smartphone external microphone,” which would 
improve the audio quality. You can find these types 
of products at for under $20.

 Most smartphones today have good quality 
cameras and have the ability to edit/trim out the 
parts you don’t want. Or you can download a free 
video-editing app like Magisto or Adobe Premiere 
Clip that can help you customize your video.

 If you want a higher quality video, consider 
purchasing a HD camcorder. Sony, Panasonic 
and Canon are the top-rated brands, according to 
Consumer Reports. These can run anywhere from a 
few hundred dollars, up to $1,000 or more.

Questions and Prompts

To help you prepare your list of questions for your 
parents’ video interview, go to “Have the Talk of 
a Lifetime” website at This 
resource, created by the Funeral and Memorial 
Information Council, offers a free workbook that 
lists dozens of questions in different categories. Some 
of these include: earliest memories and childhood; 
significant people; proudest accomplishments; 
and most cherished objects. This will help you put 
together a wide variety of meaningful, open-ended 

 Old photos of your parents, their family members 
and friends are also great to have on hand to jog your 
parents’ memory and stimulate conversations.

 After you select your questions and photos, be sure 
to share them with your parents ahead of time so they 
can have some time to think about their answers. 
This will make the interview go much smoother.

Interview Tips

 Arrange an interview time when your parents are 
rested and relaxed, and choose a quiet, comfortable 
place where you won’t be interrupted. You may need 
several sessions to cover everything you want. 

 When you get started, ask your parents to 
introduce themselves and ask a warm-up question 
like “When and where were you born?” Then ease 
into your selected questions, but use them as a guide, 
not a script. If your parents go off topic, go with it. 
You can redirect them to your original question 
later. Think of it as a conversation; there’s no right or 
wrong thing to talk about, as long as it’s meaningful 
to you and your parents. 

 Also, be prepared to ask follow-up questions or 
diverge from your question list if you’re curious 
about something. If you’d like to hear more, try “And 
then what happened?” or “How did that make you 
feel?” or “What were you thinking in that moment?”

 And end your interview with some reflective 
questions, such as “What legacy would you like to 
leave?” or “How do you want to be remembered?” 


 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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ….November Birthdays

Flo Mankin, Alberta Curran, Carmela Frontino, Kathy Wood, Lena Zate, Joe Pergola, 
Janice Kacer, Valerie Howard, “Mike” Ruggles, Joan Ruggles, Lois Stueck, Jean Wood, 
Shirley Yergeau, Kathi Jefferson, Pat Krok, Irene Nakagawa, Anna Ross, Mary Steinberg 
and Sue Quinn. * To add your name to this distinguished list, please call the paper at 
626.355.2737. YEAR of birth not required but you must be over 60.


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 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Join the class with Instructor Barbara Dempsey as she leads you in the art of Hula! 

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

Free Blood Pressure Testing: 2nd Tuesdays Monthly from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. 

Brain Games: Thursday, November 15th 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us 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. A great way to strengthen your mind and make new 
friends... Games are facilitated by Senior Volunteers. 

Free Legal Consultation: Wednesday, November 14th from 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Attorney Lem Makupson is available 
for legal consultation. Specializing in Family Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates and Injury. Please call the Hart Park House for 
an appointment, 626-355-5278 ext. 704. 

Senior Club: Meets Saturdays Monthly at Hart Park House… Brown Bag Lunch and great company at 11:30 a.m. 

Chair Yoga: Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. with Paul Hagen. Classes include Yoga and balance exercises. 
All ability levels are encouraged and welcomed! * Voluntary Donations of $5.00 per week per participant are suggested 
but not required. 

Birthday Celebration: Every 2nd Thursday Monthly at the Hart Park House. Share free birthday cake and ice cream 
kindly provided by the Senior Community Commission! 

Game Day: Every Thursday Monthly 12:00 Noon come into the Hart Park House and join a lively poker game with 

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

Save the Date: Senior Excursion, Wednesday, Dec. 19th to Rogers Gardens in Corona Del Mar. 

SENIOR MOVIE: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Monthly 1:00 p.m.

November 7th The Greatest Showman PG

 Rated - PG 1hr 45 min 

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman is an original musical 
that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to 
create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. 

November 21st Pirates of the Carribean - Dead Men Tell No Tales

 Rated - PG-13 1hr 59 min 

When deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar escape from the Devil’s Triangle, 
determined to kill every pirate at sea, Captain Jack Sparrow’s only hope for survival lies in seeking out the legendary 
Trident of Poseidon, the powerful artifact bestows upon its possessor total control over the sea. 

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