Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 1, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 1, 2022 9EDUCATION AND YOUTH Mountain View News Saturday, January 1, 2022 9EDUCATION AND YOUTH 

As we prepare to return to school from the holiday vacation, PUSD will be holding 
drive-through clinics in the south parking lot of the Ed Center according to the following 

Thursday, 12/30, 8:00am - 3:30pm: Testing for Secondary students and all staff only 

Monday, 1/3, 8:00am - 3:30pm: Testing for all PUSD students and staff (Vaccination 
clinic will also run on this day.) 

No appointment is required. Onsite registration is availa 

Tips for Teaching Kids Empathy 

(StatePoint) One of the most important 
skills kids can learn is empathy 
-- the ability to understand 
how others are feeling. A valuable 
social skill that’s often the mark 
of a good leader, empathy aids in 
communication and helps people 
build connections with others. 
Here are some ways you can teach 
your child empathy: 

Read Together 

Read to your child when they are 
young, and encourage them to 
keep up with the habit when they 

are older by stocking your shelves with books and by making regular visits to the library. 
Requiring a leap of imagination as readers put themselves in the shoes of characters, it’s no 
surprise that a love of fiction can actually help build empathy, according to research. After 
you read together, talk to your child about the stories and ask them what they think each 
character was thinking or feeling, and why. You can also do this after watching movies and 
shows together too. 

Introduce Interactive Toys 

Interactive toys can foster your child’s nurturing skills. New, fun ones to consider include 
Hope the Healing Husky, a robotic dog that tells you how she’s feeling, and makes different 
sounds to show if she’s hungry, has a cold or fever, has a hurt leg or feels itchy. Kids can 
check her temperature, give a healing shot, bandage her ouchie and put on her recovery 
collar to help her heal. The robotic Glitter Me Kitten will also tell kids how she feels. When 
she’s happy or when you press her head, she’ll move her paw and place a glitter stamp on 
your hand to show she loves you. Kids can also watch her stripes change colors to show 
how she’s feeling, and respond to her needs by scratching her head, patting her on the back 
or feeding her. 

Finally, kids can tuck Ivy the Bloom Bright Unicorn’s legs under her and boop her nose 
when it’s time to rest, blow her a kiss to see the flower in her mane bloom and light up, accessorize 
her tail, and sing-along with her to eight different tunes. More information can 
be found at 

Play Pretend 

Whether playing house or playing superheroes, role-play is not only a chance to build 
worlds and be creative, but also to consider the feelings of someone else and act them out. 
You can encourage your child to play pretend by suggesting the activity and letting them 
invent the game. Keep kids inspired with a fun costume trunk full of hats, wigs and other 

Empathy may be a social skill, but it’s as valuable as the ABCs. The good news is that interactive 
toys, games and literature can all help to cultivate your child’s empathy. 

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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 


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: Jonathon Haweswebsite: 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) 797-0204Foothill 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) 471-2000website: 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 
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