Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 28, 2022

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Nineteen children and two adults were killed in a mass school 

shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. 
This horrific event, the 27th school shooting in the U.S. this year, coming just days after a 
racially motivated shooting claimed the lives of 10 people in a grocery store in Buffalo, NY, 
may spark feelings of stress, grief and anxiety.
Many students, including Kindergarteners as young as five years old, participate in active 
shooter drills at school. Their awareness of school shootings can lead to emotional conversations 
filled with complex questions.
Here, Save the Children’s emergency response experts offer tips to help you talk to children 
about school shootings. 

1. Start the conversation. 
It may never seem like the right time to start a discussion about school shootings with 
your child. But, not talking about it can lead to feelings of worry and confusion while also 
opening the door to misinformation. 

2. Emphasize safety.
Start by asking your child what they already know about school shootings. Allow them 
to express their concerns and ask questions. Reassure them and be honest – don’t lie to 
them. Address any inaccurate concerns that they may have (e.g., school shootings happen 
frequently; children are not safe at school). 

Don’t go into graphic details, put the emphasis on safety, and help them identify the plans 
in place to protect them in all types of emergencies. 

3. Reiterate that it’s normal to be scared. 
Everyone feels afraid when they’re in danger. Fear is how our bodies alert us and prepare 
us for action in times of danger. Help children understand that their natural reactions are 

4. Look for leaders. 
Remind your child that adults – teachers, leaders and first responders – are working every 
day to keep them safe at school. The emergency drills that they may practice in the classroom 
are an example of this. 

Children are more likely to have the confidence to make a safe decision in an actual 
emergency situation when they’ve practiced. Lockdown and shooter drills should be developed 
and implemented by a multidisciplinary safety team and informed by a mental 
health professional. Make sure the complexity of the drills and how they are taught are 

5. Watch for signs of trauma.
It’s normal for children to be a little anxious about school shootings and emergency drills. 
If children appear extremely fearful, angry or withdrawn during or following an exercise, 
seek professional help. Involve mental health professionals in the development and implementation 
of drills and exercises. 
Our schools should be safe places where children can learn without fear of gun violence. We 
urge policymakers and community leaders to come together and work to protect schools 
and end the scourge of gun violence our children face every day. Our nation must do a 
better job at preventing all forms of violence—including gun violence—in our schools. 

From Save the children 


Bethany Christian School elementary students performed the musical Agape League to 
a full house on May 5, 2022. It was the school’s first musical since the pandemic and was 
warmly received. The musical written by Christy and Daniel Semsen follows the adventures 
of the Agape League, a group of superheroes, who are trying to solve a crisis in Suburbiana 
City using their spiritual “superpowers.” The musical is filled with catchy, upbeat songs and 
featured solo performances by several Bethany elementary students. The lead roles were 
played by selected Bethany 5th graders. The audience had a toe-tapping, hand-clapping 
good time and all were celebrating the return of the performing arts. 


Annually, the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association is proud to award a scholarship to a qualified 
college-bound student or college freshman who meets the following qualifications: 

1. Applicants must currently be a student in or just completing 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 Association activities 
such as fundraising, design, construction, decorating or as a past or present float rider. 
An application form and service recommendation form must be completed and returned with unofficial 
transcripts. An official transcript may be required from the scholarship recipient. 

For any questions or to receive a scholarship application packet, please email scholarship@sierrama, 
All forms must be postmarked or sent by E-mail to NO LATER 
than June 15, 2022. You may email any questions to 


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: Tonya Beilstein 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 

2021 - 2022 SCHOOL YEAR 
Marshall MS May 31,2022 2pm Marshall 
Sierra Madre MS May 31, 2022 6pm PHS 
Blair MS June 1, 2022 10:30am Blair 
CIS June 1, 2022 10:00am Wilson Campus 
Eliot MS June 2, 2022 11am Eliot 
McKinley MS June 2, 2022 TBD McKinley 
Washington MS June 2, 2022 11am Washington 
Marshall June 1, 2022 2:00 pm Civic 
Muir June 1, 2022 6:00 pm Civic 
Pasadena HS June 3, 2022 2:00 pm Civic 
Blair HS June 3, 2022 6:00 pm Civic 
Rose City June 3, 2022 6:00 pm Civic 
CIS June 3, 2022 6:00 pm Civic 


Due to the rise in transmission rates among LA County and 
an increase in positive cases among PUSD schools, mask use is 
now required indoors and outdoors for visitors and volunteers 
who visit school sites or attend a PUSD promotion or graduation 
from now through at least June 3. 

As a reminder, masks are also required for students and staff 

members who have been exposed for 10 days from the date of 
exposure. Transmission rates and PUSD protocols will be continually reviewed over the 
summer. We will remain vigilant and continue to take steps to ensure that everyone stays 

Thank you for your continued cooperation. 


Introducing the fareless K-12 GoPass Program for Pasadena Unified 
School District. 

This week our SMMS students will be receiving their GoPass TAP Card from their 1st 
period teacher (see attached). 

Metro is partnering with SMMS to offer our students a GoPass with unlimited rides 
at no cost on Metro bus and rail, City of Commerce, Culver CityBus, Foothill Transit, 
GTrans, LA County Shuttles, LADOT Dash, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus, Norwalk 
Transit, Pasadena Transit, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Torrance Transit. Using 
the special GoPass TAP card provided by our school, your child can ride for free to and 
from school and on trips after school and on weekends, now through June 30, 2023. 
Even if your child is already part of the TAP K-12 Reduced Fare program, they will need 
to pick up a new GoPass TAP card from their teacher to register in the portal. 

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