Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 23, 2020

MVNews this week:  Page 10


Mountain View News Saturday, May 23, 2020 



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 LUIS

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


Parents are facing a unique challenge this summer. 
Beyond tending to a child’s health, safety, 
physical needs and emotional concerns, there’s 
another major test: keeping kids engaged in their 

In any given year, some parents worry that their 
kids will experience a “summer slide,” falling 
back in certain skills such as reading, and then 
struggling to catch up when school resumes. 
But, this year many parents are concerned about 
what their kids have learned – and will learn – 
throughout 2020, not just during the summer. 

Fortunately, there’s something parents can do: 
actively keep their kids engaged in reading this 
summer. Newspapers offer a great starting point, 
because they offer great stories (such as the one 
about in-orbit storybook readings!) and notices 
of interesting events and activities. 

Kids’ magazines are bright and cheerful, and 
have short articles on timely fads, fashions, food 
and other fun. Children also are highly motivated 
to read instructions, directions and rules as 
they build things, try experiments, make crafts, 
play board games or explore new sports. And, of 
course, there’s a cornucopia of reading material 
on computers: news, sports scores, comics, recipes, 
crafts, DIY projects and stories. 

Our favorite reading material is still a good 
book. If your child loves a certain topic, there’s 
probably a book about it, in a genre that he or 
she likes to read: fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, 
mysteries, thrillers, action, adventure, graphic 
novels, science fiction and so on. Here are prime 
places to find, borrow, or buy quality books that 
your kids will love to read this summer: 

1 Your Local Library Some libraries may have 
limited programs this summer, but many have 
online and digital services that you can explore. 
Their offerings are almost always free, but you 
may need a library card number to join programs 
or access digital book offerings. We’ve 
seen libraries offer such things as: • Free access to 
a range of downloadable e-books • Virtual programs 
in which books are being written in real 
time, with new chapters shared weekly • Digital 
book club meetings or online reading challenges 
• Livestreamed story hours and poetry readings 
• Virtual puppet shows and storytelling • Webcasts 
on topics such as national parks, art contests, 
finger painting, and family Q&As with real 

2 Digital Books and Related Videos While not 
always free, there are many sources of electronic 
books to download for kids to read on their 
computers or other devices. Some of these services 
offer trial periods for subscriptions. Check 
out: • Epic – Aimed at kids 12 and under, this 
e-book web site features 40,000 books, a 30-day 
free trial (then 7.99 per month) with ways to 
sort books by age, reading level and interests. • 
Kindle Books – Amazon’s e-books can be read 
on any device with the right software, and there 
are many free books available. We found this article 
helpful – “15 Best Free Kindle Book Sites 
for Kids” (
kindle-books-1357953) – because the author 
shared likes and dislikes for each resource. • 
KidLit TV – This site has free videos of books 
read aloud, with insights from authors and artists. 
Don’t overlook video streaming services as a 
means to inspire kids to read. Netflix has movies 
based on children’s books – the BFG, Charlotte’s 
Web, Goosebumps, Paddington, Tintin – which 
kids can watch in tandem with reading the books 
themselves. Amazon Prime Video offers older 
segments from PBS’s Reading Rainbow series, 
which blend fun themes with read-aloud books. 

3 Your Local Bookstore Consider buying books, 
games, workbooks and puzzle books from your 
favorite local bookstore. Although some may 
not be open for visits, they may offer pick-up or 

Here are a few things we’ve seen bookstores 
doing to engage young readers: • Virtual book 
launches and readings by authors • Virtual story 
times and trivia games • Free activity sheets for 
kids • Live video-chats with store owners, who 
will show books on their shelves or in your area 
of interest • Virtual book clubs and online book 

Remember that the best reading goals for children 
are the ones that will keep them reading 
enthusiastically. Provide a variety of reading 
materials to keep the learning process both challenging 
and rewarding. 

Finally, if you add a dose of fun to reading activities 
– and make it a family affair – kids are 
more likely to stay excited about reading all 
summer and, hopefully, all year long. 

So, have fun and keep on reading! Parents: 

To complement the children’s educational puzzles 
your newspaper is publishing, please visit (under Free Puzzles) 
to download and print free themed puzzles, 
reading logs and our “READ” mini-poster. © 
Annimills LLC 2020

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