Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 16, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, March 16, 2019 


Two Monrovia Unified teams from Monrovia 
High School and Clifton Middle School are advancing 
to the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) 
World Championships in Houston, Texas after 
overcoming adversity in head-to-head challenges 
at the Regional Championships at Monrovia High 
School on March 9. 

After a series of all-day competitions, the Kings 
and Queens from Monrovia High and the Hippie 
Bots from Clifton formed an alliance with a third 
team and went on to win the tournament championship. 
This will be the third trip to the World 
Competition for the Kings and Queens and the 
first trip for the Hippie Bots. 

A total of 320 teams are advancing to the worlds; 
of those, only 148 qualify for their performance 
on the field. 

â€oeHaving two teams qualify from the same city 
is special and impressive, especially considering 
one is a middle school, Clifton Middle School 
robotics program coordinator Paul Flores said. 
â€oeSuccess does not just happen, it takes innovation, 
critical thinking and an uncommon commitment 
to achieving excellence. Each team was 
able to fix or adapt to the obstacles they faced to 
ultimately win the championship.

Three other teams from Monrovia High competed 
at the Regional Competition, including Graveyard 
Shift, Team Loki, and the Suitbots, gaining 
invaluable experience and honing their skills. 

â€oeSuccess in robotics should not be measured 
by how far the robot advances in its competitions, 
but by what happens inside the team 
and inside the student,MHS robotics program 
coordinator Tom Dobson said. It is in the things 
that are learned, relationships that are built, and 
the experiences that are had. 


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


MUSD_Robotics 2: Clifton Middle School’s Hippie Bots (front row) are advancing to their first-
ever World Championships after their win at the Robotics Regional Competition at Monrovia High 
School on March 9. 


Annually, the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association 
is proud to award a

scholarship to a qualified college-bound student 
who meets the following qualifications:

1. Applicants must currently be a student in their 
senior year of high school or be a

college freshman with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

2. Applicants must have been active in one or 
more Sierra Madre Rose Float activity such as 
fundraising, design, construction, decorating or 
as a past or present float rider.

Application and Reference Forms Are attached 
and can be Downloaded from the website

All forms must be postmarked or sent by E-mail


NO LATER than April 12, 2019




Dear Savvy Senior:

What can you tell me about palliative care? My 
husband suffers from lung disease and is receiving 
radiation for prostate cancer but is not terminally 
ill. I’ve heard that palliative care can help him 
with his pain and discomfort. What can you tell 
me? Searching Spouse


Dear Searching:

Palliative care is a very effective service that can 
help patients relieve the symptoms and stress 
that often comes with serious illness. But unfortunately, 
most people don’t know about it, or 
don’t understand how it can help them. Here’s 
what you should know.

What is Palliative Care?

 Most people hear the words “palliative care” 
and think “hospice,” but they are different types 
of care. Hospice is reserved for when curative 
treatments have been exhausted and patients 
have less than six months to live.

 Palliative care, on the other hand, is a medical 
specialty that focuses on providing relief from 
the symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, 
fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, 
trouble sleeping and even depression. It can also 
help patients deal with the side effects of medical 

 Anyone with a serious illness can benefit from 
palliative care, including those with cancer, heart 
disease, lung disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, 
HIV/AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
(ALS), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and more.

 Palliative care is provided by a team including 
palliative care doctors, nurses, social workers 
and other specialists that work with your doctor 
to provide an extra layer of support and care. It 
is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious 
illness, and it can be provided along with 
curative treatment.

 Palliative care teams are trained to help patients 
understand all their treatment options as 
well as the quality of life ramifications, so they 
can make informed decisions about what’s best 
for them.

 Often patients assume their doctors will take 
care of their pain and stress, but most doctors 
in our specialized medical system have not been 
well trained in pain and symptom management. 
That’s why palliative care is invaluable.

 Palliative care was developed in the United 
States in the 1990s but only became a formal 
medical subspecialty in 2008. Today, three-quarters 
of U.S. hospitals with more than 50 beds have 
a palliative care program, and 90 percent of hospitals 
with 300 beds or more offer it.

How to Get Care

 There are around 6 million people in the U.S. 
that have a need for palliative care, according to 
the Center to Advance Palliative Care, but most 
patients don’t know to ask for it. If you feel that 
a palliative care specialist could help your husband, 
start by talking to his doctor and ask for a 
referral. If your doctor isn’t helpful, go to GetPalliativeCare.
org, where you can search for a 
specialist in your area.

 Palliative care can be provided in in a variety of 
places, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, 
doctor’s clinics and at your own home.

 You’ll also be happy to know that most private 
insurance plans, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, 
cover palliative care services.

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” 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! …March Birthdays*

Cathy Flammer, Clare Marquardt, Karen Blachly, Carla Duplex, Ella Guttman, Viky 
Tchatlian, Mary Cooper, Sun Liu, Helen Wallis, Joan Crow, Nancy Fox, Martha 
Cassara, Rita Johnson, Mercedes Campos, Dorothy Webster,Terri Elder, Carol 
Cerrina, Amy Putnam, Sally Contreras * 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: Every third Thursday of the month at 12:30-1:30pm 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 bal-
ancing 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, March 13th 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

Senior Club: Meets Saturdays, Weekly at Hart Park House Brown Bag Lunch, great company and bingo 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!

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.light weights, low impact resistance 
training and body conditioning. Class equipment provided.

TAX ASSISTANCE—Every Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Beginning February 6th – April 10th, Don Brunner 
is available for income tax consultation. Appointments needed, call 626-355-5278 x704

SENIOR EXCURSION Ostrichland & Danish Village (Solvang)

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $20.00

Level of Walking: High

Lunch is on your own...

The highlight of a visit to Ostrichland is feeding the ostriches and emus. They provide 
a way for you to safely be up close and personal with these big birds which are a rare 
sight guaranteed to make you smile. The backdrop of the landscape on which they 
roam is quite lovely and seeing them walking about in what resembles their native 
land is like being transported to a different place.

Stop by the gift shop to get ostrich/emu related items or fresh ostrich eggs nearly year round and emu eggs 
which are available in the winter/spring season.

The historic Danish Village of Solvang offers the best of the Santa Ynez Valley & Santa Barbara Wine Country 
in a relaxed setting. Indulge in authentic Danish Pastries, admire European Architecture or sample wine in one 
of the 18+ tasting rooms. 

 Sierra Madre Resident Registration now through March 13, 2019; Non-Resident Registration begins 
March 14; Last Registration Date is March 26, 2019.

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