Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, February 2, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 2, 2019 


New Biological, Medical & Environmental Technology Major to be Spotlighted


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


ROSEMEAD, CA. – February 1, 2019 - Don 
Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host 
an admissions information night for prospective 
students and their families on Thursday, February 
28, at 5:30 p.m.

 Middle and elementary school students will 
learn more about Bosco Tech’s unique engineering 
and applied science curriculum while meeting 
instructors and current students. The school’s 
new Biological, Medical & Environmental 
Technology (BMET) program, an addition 
to school’s five existing STEM majors, will be 

Information on summer school, shadow visits, and 
financial aid will be available. Contact Director of 
Admissions John Garcia at jgarcia@boscotech.
edu or 626-940-2009 for information about the 
event or about the school.

 Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school 
that combines a rigorous college-preparatory 
program with a technology-focused education. 
The innovative curriculum allows students to 
exceed university admissions requirements while 
completing extensive integrated coursework in one 
of several applied science and engineering fields. 
On’s list of top boys high schools and 
Catholic high schools in California and the U.S., 
Bosco Tech boasts a college acceptance rate of 100 
percent, with the majority of graduates pursuing 
STEM-related post-secondary majors. The 
school is located at 1151 San Gabriel Boulevard, 
Rosemead, 91770. Visit





HAPPY BIRTHDAY! …February Birthdays*

Beatrice DaRe, Cathrine Adde, Hilda Pittman, Anne-Marie Stockdale, Susan 
Henderson, Allie Attay, Ursula El-Tawansy, Gladys Moser, Sylvia Lorhan, Ana 
Ptanski, Winifred Swanson , Marian DeMars, Vickie Vernon, Mary Beth Knox, 
Sharon Lefler. * To add your name to this distinguished list, please call the paper at 
626.355.2737. YEAR of birth not required



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, December 13th 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, December 19th 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. 

Dear Savvy Senior,

What tips or resources can you recommend to 
help elderly seniors extend their driving years? My 
dad, who’s 82, is still a decent driver, but I worry 
about his safety going forward.

Inquiring Daughter

Dear Inquiring,

With more than 40 million licensed drivers 
in the U.S. over the age of 65, there are lots of 
resources available today to help keep older 
drivers safe and behind the wheel longer. Here 
are some simple steps you can take to help keep 
your dad driving safely.

 Get his eyes checked: Because about 90 
percent of the information necessary to drive 
is received through our eyes, getting your dad’s 
eyes checked every year to be sure his vision and 
eyewear is up to par is an important first step. 

 Check his meds: Does your dad take any 
medicine or combination of medicines that 
make him sleepy, light-headed or loopy? If so, 
make a list of all his medications (prescription 
and over-the-counter) and dietary supplements, 
and take it to his doctor or pharmacist for a 
review. You can also get help with this online at

 Evaluate his driving: To stay on top of any 
potential driving issues, you should take a ride 
with your dad from time-to-time watching 
for problem areas, such as: Does he drive at 
inappropriate speeds, tailgate or drift between 
lanes? Does he have difficulty seeing, backing 
up or changing lanes? Does he react slowly, 
get confused easily or make poor driving 
decisions? For more tips, see the National 
Caregivers Library driving assessment checklist 

 If your dad needs a more thorough evaluation, 
you can turn to a driver rehabilitation specialist 
who’s trained to evaluate older drivers. This type 
of assessment typically costs between $100 and 
$200. To locate a professional in your area, visit or

 Take a refresher course: AAA and AARP both 
have older driver refresher courses that can help 
your dad tune-up his driving skills, and learn 
how to adjust for slower reflexes, weaker vision 
and other age-related changes that affect driving. 
Taking a class may also earn him a discount on 
his auto insurance. To locate a class, contact your 
local AAA (, or AARP (
drive, 888-227-7669). Most courses cost around 
$15 to $30 and can be taken in the classroom or 

 Another good resource to look into is CarFit. 
This is a free assessment program that will 
help your dad adjust his vehicle for a better fit, 
making it easier and safer to drive. CarFit events 
are held around the country in select locations. 
See to look for one near you. 

 Make some adjustments: Recognizing your 
dad’s driving vulnerabilities and making small 
changes on when and where he drives can go a 
long way in helping keep him safe and driving 
longer. Adjustments may include not driving 
after dark or during rush hour traffic, avoiding 
major highways or other busy roads, and not 
driving in poor weather conditions.

 You can find more tips at AAA Senior Driving 

 And finally, when it gets to the point that your 
dad’s driving isn’t safe anymore and he needs 
to quit, The Hartford Financial Services Group 
and MIT AgeLab offers two helpful resources. 
Go to – click on 
“Publications” on the menu bar – and download 
or order the “At the Crossroads” and/or “We 
Need to Talk” guides.

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


The Senior Community Commission and Community Services Department is 
now accepting nominations for the Older “Sierra Madre” American of the Year. 

If you know someone who lives in Sierra Madre, has demonstrated outstanding 
community service, and is 60+ years of age or older please be sure to fill out a 
nomination form due by Thursday, March 21st, 2019. 

Forms are available at the Hart Park House or by calling the Senior Services Office 
at 626-355-5278 x 704.

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