Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 5, 2019 



Books for children to be hidden throughout community 

September 28 through October 5, 2019, Macaroni Kid Publishers across the country are hosting 
events that give back to their communities. Macaroni Kid Arcadia, Monrovia, Temple City & Sierra 
Madre is participating this year by leaving books at parks, businesses, and events for children to 
find and enjoy. 

Celebrating literacy and paying it forward, books will be ‘hidden’ throughout the Foothill Communities 
for children to find. Young readers can enjoy the book as long as they would like, keep it, 
or rehide it when they are done with it for another child to enjoy. The parents of the book finders 
are encouraged to share the story of how they found the book on social media and use the hashtags 
#mkaok #mackidarcadia. 

"I am thrilled to use our local Macaroni Kid platform to spread the love of literacy and kindness 
throughout our communities, while also being part of a larger national movement. It’s amazing 
and encouraging to see hundreds of publishers throughout the country positively impacting their 
communities during the same week," says Kathy E., Macaroni Kid Publisher for Arcadia, Monrovia, 
Temple City & Sierra Madre.

Macaroni Kid Act of Kindness Week is an annual nationwide celebration which occurs on the third 
week in September. Over the past years, Macaroni Kid Publishers raised $50,000 for local charities, 
donated more than 35,000 diapers to families in need, encouraged hundreds of kids to sign anti-
bullying pledges, cleaned dozens of parks and trails and delivered more than 3,000 handwritten 
cards to first responders. 

For more information, contact Kathy E. with Macaroni Kid Arcadia at


 Time to start repaying student loans


If you finished college in May and have federal student loans, it’s almost time to start repaying them. 
These tips from KHEAA may help.

One of the smartest things you can do is pay more than your scheduled amount. If you ask your 
lender to apply the extra to the principal, you’ll pay less interest over the life of your loan.

Several plans are available. The standard repayment plan calls for equal monthly payments over 10 
years. The minimum monthly payment is usually $50. Other options include:

• Graduated repayment, with lower amounts that get higher over the 10-year period.

• Income-driven repayment plans, with monthly amounts based on income and family size. 
Some plans forgive the balance if you make on-time payments for a certain time.

• Pay As You Earn, if you received no loans before Oct. 1, 2007, and at least one loan after 
Sept. 30, 2011.

You’ll probably pay more interest over the life of the loan if you use any option other than standard 
repayment. Also, you may have to pay taxes on any amount that is forgiven.

Remember that the federal government can change repayment programs at any time.

KHEAA is a public, non-profit agency established in 1966 to improve students’ access to college. It 
provides information about financial aid and financial literacy at no cost to students and parents. 
KHEAA also helps colleges manage their student loan default rates and verify information submitted 
on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To learn more about those services, 

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, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

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


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