Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 27, 2021

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 27, 2021 EDUCATION AND YOUTH8 
Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 27, 2021 

Bethany Christian School held a special Grandparents 
and Special Friends Day on November 19. The purpose 
of the event was to honor and give thanks to our students’ 
grandparents and special friends for the important 
role they play in their lives. 

Over 200 guests traveled from as far as Boston, MA and 
Miami, FL to attend the event. The morning began with 
Bethany’s unique “Morning Muster” at which the entire 
school gathered to pledge allegiance to our country and 
our faith, and listen to a performance by Bethany Lions 
Choir. This was followed by breakfast in the courtyard 
with photo booth opportunities and then a program in 
the gym in which all of the Bethany classes performed 
numbers to honor their guests. 

Students were then dismissed to pray with their grandparents 
and show them their classrooms. As a special 
feature, many Sierra Madre restaurants offered special 
discounts so that grandparents could take their grandchildren 
out to lunch in town following the event. These restaurants included The Only Place 
in Town, Casa Del Ray, Corfu, Lemon Zest, Lucky Baldwin’s and Mother Moo Creamery. 

Grandparents and special friends had a wonderful time as expressed by one of the Bethany 
grandparents who said, “The whole event was extraordinary! All your collective hard work 
really paid off as the Lord truly blessed us all.” For more information on Bethany Christian 
School visit or call 626-355-3527. 


Annabel Melnyk is a 10-year-old gymnast who lives with her family in Sierra Madre 
She is an aspiring elite hopeful and recently qualified to the National A Team for 
USA Gymnastics. This is the most prestigious training group of the top 8-10 year old 
gymnasts from around the country. The process of qualifying involves testing at the 
state level, qualifying to nationals, and then qualifying in the top 45 to make A Camp. 

Annabel is a 5th grade student at Rancho Learning Center in Arcadia. She trains 
25 hours a week at West Coast Elite Gymnastics in Arcadia under Fernando Villa, 
Kristine Stepanovich, Antoaneta Ivanova Angelova, Elizabeth Yu and Thomasina 

Annabel is heading off to Indianapolis in the beginning of December for the National 
TOPS camp training and is thrilled to be given the opportunity to improve her gymnastics, 
and to meet new friends! Good Luck Annabel, and keep us posted on your 



Jorge Razo shared information on the Citrus 
College Foster/Kinship Care Education 
Program and resources. This program is 
provided for former foster care youth and 
adults as well as youths on probation. There 
is no age limit for the Guardian Scholars 
Program. Students coming into this program 
are provided resources to minimize 
barriers to their success. 

Many students may lack stable housing, or 
may be single parents themselves. Jorge's 
program works to build trust with these 
students and expand the program through 
"word of mouth". 

One example of the community partners 
with the program is the "church ladies". 
This group of women come together to celebrate 
birthdays for students in the program 
-making them a blanking and bringingcupcakes. Most of the students share thatprior to entering this program, no one evercelebrated their birthdays. 

Jorge shared a sample success story of one former participant who had graduated from Citrus. 
She was accepted at UC Berkley, became very active in city government and at age 22 is 
now running for City Council. 

If you are interested in joining the Duarte Kiwanis or presenting at a future meeting, please 
contact Tina Carey at The club is currently meeting virtually through 





Alverno Heights Academy Email: 
200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

Odyssey Charter School 

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara 
725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001 

E-mail address: 

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill 
Arcadia High School website: 
180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007 

Pasadena High School 

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee 

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez 
Arroyo Pacific Academy 


41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke St. Rita Catholic School 
E-mail address: 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114 

Barnhart School 

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 


(626) 446-5588Head of School: Ethan Williamson Sierra Madre Elementary School 
Kindergarten - 8th grade 141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
website: (626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS

E-mail address: 
Bethany Christian School 

Sierra Madre Middle School 

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

(626) 355-3527 

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom 
Preschool-TK-8th Grade 

E-mail address: 

Principal: Dr. William Walnerwebsite: www. Walden School 
Clairbourn School 

74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
8400 Huntington Drive 

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166 
San Gabriel, CA 91775 
Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 

Weizmann Day School 

FAX: 626-286-1528 

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 


(626) 797-0204 
Foothill Oaks Academy Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010 

Wilson Middle School 

(626) 301-9809 

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Principal: Nancy Lopez 

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln 

E-mail address: 
Pasadena Unified School District 

Frostig School 

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109 

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 

(626) 396-3600 Website: 
(626) 791-1255Head of School: Jenny Janetzke Arcadia Unified School District 
Email: 234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 

(626) 821-8300 Website: 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Monrovia Unified School District 

(626) 355-2410 325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016 
Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner (626) 471-2000 
website: Website: 

High Point Academy Duarte Unified School District 
1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 
Pasadena, Ca. 91107 (626)599-5000Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 Website: 

Arcadia Christian School 
La Salle College Preparatory 1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 
3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 
(626) 351-8951 website: 626-574-8229/626-574-0805Principal Dr. Jamal Adams Email:

Principal: Cindy Harmon 

Monrovia High School 


325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson 
Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 
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