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When it comes to college prep, choose the high school that can help your teen...

rise above the

competition! Teens have four short years to lay the groundwork for college. At Bishop Alemany, we prepare them with an exceptionally well-rounded experience: rigorous academics, stellar athletics, diverse arts programming and strong values.

THE ALEMANY ADVANTAGE

WON 13 REGIONAL

Academic Decathlon Championships

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4 YEAR PROGRAMS

ENGINEERING and BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE granting internships for our students at local firms and hospitals

We have a 3,000 sq. ft. DANCE/PERFORMING

ARTS STUDIO and a dedicated student art gallery Bishop Alemany Competes in

DIVISION 1 LEVEL SPORTS

Pac 5 Division Football Boys and Girls Basketball State Champions

99% Our renowned Campus Ministry department teaches values, faith and development of the whole student.

of our students continue on to top colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world.

CALL TODAY TO ARRANGE A TOUR

Bishop Alemany High School A Catholic Community of Excellence

11111 N. Alemany Dr., Mission Hills, CA 91345 • (818) 837-5222 • admissions@alemany.org • www.alemany.org

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Alemany High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

PUBLISHER

Academy Swim Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Charles F. Champion II

Kumon Math and Reading Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

cchampion@signalscv.com 661-287-5578

Castaic Union School District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

VICE PRESIDENT AND

Tutoring Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

EDITOR

Teddy University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Jason Schaff jschaff@signalscv.com 661-287-5515

Golden Oak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Trinity Classical Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ASE Enrichment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

ADVERTISING

CalArts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

ADVERTISING DIRECTOR

Learn Beyond the Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Steve Nakutin snakutin@signalscv.com

Paraclete High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

661-287-5561

Gymboree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

MULTI-MEDIA ACCOUNT

Rise and Shine Preschool Daycare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

EXECUTIVES: Dawn Begley

Saugus Union School District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Maureen Daniels

SCV Education Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Toni Sims

SCVi and iLead Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

SALES ASSISTANT

Gymcheer USA/California Flyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Courtney Briley

Newhall School District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

PRODUCTION

Little Shepherd’s Nursery School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

CREATIVE SERVICES:

Santa Clarita Christian School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Trish Galloway

Santa Clariat United Methodist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Emily Lyman

Gilchrist Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

EDITORIAL

Creative Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

SPECIAL SECTIONS EDITOR

Opportunities for Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Eva Piccolo

Congregation Beth Shalom Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

epiccolo@signalscv.com 661-287-5593

Compassionate Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Noah’s Park Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Little School of Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Elite Prep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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©2017 Kumon North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Castaic Union School District Castaic Union School District, in partnership with the community, provides children with a creative and collaborative learning environment supported by a safe, nurturing atmosphere that creates lifelong learners and empowers them to be critical thinkers in a global community. Castaic serves students in transitional kindergarten through eighth grades. Additionally, we offer a variety of preschool programs. Our modern classrooms use innovative, cutting-edge technology, including Chromebooks, iPads and Smart Boards, to enhance student learning. Many of our classrooms offer flexible seating and students are encouraged to collaborate in group settings. Our high-achieving schools offer a number of unique STEM programs, including Drone education and technology, Makerspaces, and Coding.  We also offer music programs at all of our schools, including

Give Your Kids A And An Academic Advantage All Year

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Enroll them in Kumon and add a little brain food to their summer and beyond! • Avoid summer learning loss • Challenge & advance your kids academically • Just 30-60 minutes per day choir, band, keyboarding, guitar and hands-on music instruction. In addition, our schools offer a Visual and Performing Arts focus as well as teachers trained in Arts Integration.  We are proud to offer our Artist in Residency Workshops, our nationally-recognized CMStv (media broadcasting and journalism), and student-led performances. To better prepare students for the future, we offer Career Pathway programs along with presentations by community members representing a variety of career fields. We also ensure that our students participate in rigorous physical education programs.  In addition to the many educational programs, Castaic also offers after-school childcare and enrichment programs, including Spanish and Robotics. Student achievement and engagement are at the forefront of our educational focus.  We offer a personalized learning approach for all students.  Call today for a tour of our campuses: 661-257-4500.

Schedule a Parent Orientation today!

Kumon Math & Reading Centers of: CANYON COUNTRY 18635 Soledad Canyon Rd., Canyon Country, CA 91351 661-298-1927 • kumon.com/canyon-country VALENCIA - NORTH 24015 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia, CA 91355 661-222-1144 • kumon.com/valencia-north *Offer valid at participating Kumon Centers only when you enroll between 6/1/17 – 6/30/17. Most Kumon Centers are independently owned and operated. Additional fees may apply.

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EMPOWERING THE LEARNERS OF TODAY FOR THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF TOMORROW “Castaic Union School District teaches our students how to think, not what to think.” -Castaic Parent

We are now enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year. Contact us today to learn about our strong academic and enrichment programs: STEM Music Makerspaces Career Pathways Innovative Technology Visual and Performing Arts School tours available upon request.

Castaic Union School District Preschool through Eighth Grade

28131 Livingston Avenue Valencia, CA. 91355 (661) 257-4500 info@castaicusd.com www.castaicusd.com @castaicunionschooldistrict @castaicusd

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Gilchrist Farms a Family Ranch Slow down and enjoy the ranch! Live your ranch dreams while we do the work.  Come out and learn how to milk the goats, gather the eggs, or take a horseback riding lesson.  We are open to the public Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Wagon Rides and Crafts. Let us take care of your horses or help you learn all about what it takes to have a horse of your own.  Enjoy the ranch for

horses and take the mini mule for a walk.  Gather some fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden and prepare a farm fresh snack.  Watch eggs hatch and learn to care for chicks.  Make goat’s milk ice cream. Country Arts & Crafts galore.  Soap and candle making, leather working, rag doll making, wood working and much more. GAMES!  Milk jug bowling, horse shoes, corn hole, water

your most memorable events, birthday parties, weddings, corporate events, etc. Our Summer Farm Camp is not to be missed. Horse care, grooming, riding and an end of the week horse show.  Learn how to groom, tack up, and ride horses or enhance your current riding expertise by trying something new.  Milk goats, gather eggs, pet pigs and bunnies, feed the ducks and tortoise, enjoy the

balloon battles, tug-o-war, gunny sack races, water play-squirt gun obstacle course, mud run and more! Visit our Country Store, online or in person, and try out Goat’s Milk soap, fresh eggs, home grown hog or Thanksgiving Turkey.

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Gilchrist Farm is located at 30116 Bouquet Canyon Rd in Santa Clarita. Call 661-645-2517 or visit our website at www.gilchristfarm.com.

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Kumon

Canyon Country and Valencia-North Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading enrichment program, helps preschool to high school age students master fundamental concepts vital to success inside and outside of the classroom. Noticing a need for an enrichment program in Canyon Country (in 2007, followed by Valencia-North in 2010), local business owners Dorothy and Rafael Javellana were determined to bring Kumon Centers to the communities. After enrolling their own children in the program 15 years ago, Dorothy and Rafael became true believers in the Kumon Method of Learning. The curriculum is designed to foster independent

learning skills that allow students to progress through the work, eventually studying above their grade level. Dorothy and Rafael’s centers currently help over 500 children soar academically through Kumon. “We truly believe that, at Kumon, children have an unlimited potential to succeed,” said Dorothy and Rafael. “Our goal is to help each child develop strong academic skills, a love of learning and the confidence to excel beyond the classroom. Our passion and drive comes from witnessing first-hand how Kumon has transformed ordinary students into superior ones.” Kumon’s approach helps children learn math and reading concepts based on their ability rather than age or grade. Students build a strong foundation, gaining confidence, and enhancing their independent learning skills. Valencia-North: 661-222-1144 or visit www.kumon.com/valencia-north Canyon Country: 661-298-1927 or visit www.kumon.com/canyon-country.

Summer classes

6-week Session Begins June 26

Ballet - Tap - Jazz - Modern * Beginners - Advanced - Adults SCV’s Choice for Traditional Dance Education 661-259-9754

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Home Ownership Golden Oak Adult School and College of the Canyons are both proud members of the GatewaySCV Consortium.

Canyons Extension: Continuing Education/ Noncredit Programs 661-362-3304 www.canyons.edu/ce

Golden Oak Adult School 661-253-0583 Goldenoakadultschool.com

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TRINITY CLASSICAL ACADEMY CLASS OF 2017

Since 2001, Trinity Classical Academy has offered a challenging education grounded in the Christian faith and the classical tradition to produce young men and women of virtue, wisdom, purpose and courage.

Celena Aguilar College of the Canyons

Sarah Howell

Nicolette Ruiz

Hermine Allen

Sumner Howell

Nina Salazar

Yevgine Allen

Haley Kim

Koby Schafer

Drew Black

Leslie Kim

Julia Seitz

Emily Buchanan

Nathan King

Valentina Villa

Ryann Campuzano

Caden Kulp

Sydney Wexler

Dante del Rosario

Justin Langdon

Josh Williams

Jessica Eblin

Hannah Looney

Jarrod Woods

Cole Fay

Elena Martinelli Baylor University Elena Martinelli will attend Baylor University and major in Nursing.

University of California, Irvine Hermine Allen will attend the University of California, Irvine, major is undecided.

University of California, Irvine Yevgine Allen will attend the University of California, Irvine and major in Art.

University of Southern California Drew Black will attend the University of Southern California, and major in Film & Television Production. Pepperdine University Emily Buchanan will attend Pepperdine University and major in Creative Writing.

St. John’s University Ryann Campuzano will attend St. John’s University and major in Psychology.

Dominican University Dante del Rosario will attend Dominican University and major in Music Composition. Siena College Jessica Eblin will attend Siena College and major in Psychology.

Catie Galan

Colorado Christian University Catie Galan will attend Colorado Christian University and major in Psychology.

North Carolina State University Haley Kim will attend North Carolina State University and major in Integrative Physiology, Neurobiology. Princeton University Leslie Kim will attend Princeton University and major in Comparative Literature. Los Angeles College of Music Nathan King will attend the Los Angeles College of Music and major in Music.

United States Air Force Academy Caden Kulp will attend the United States Air Force Academy and major in Computer Science. West Virginia University Justin Langdon will attend West Virginia University and major in Biomedical Engineering. Univ. of California, Los Angeles Hannah Looney will attend the University of California, Los Angeles and major in Biology.

Belmont University, Honors Nina Salazar will attend Belmont University Honors Program and major in Nursing. Texas Christian University Koby Schafer will attend Texas Christian University and major in Biology.

Anderson University Julia Seitz will attend Anderson University and major in Nursing.

Grand Canyon University Valentina Villa will attend Grand Canyon University and major in Biology, Pre-Med. University of California, Berkeley Sydney Wexler will attend the University of California, Berkeley and major in Nutritional Sciences. Wheaton College Josh Williams will attend Wheaton College and major in Biblical and Theological Studies. Iowa State University Jarrod Woods will attend Iowa State University and major in Aerospace Engineering.

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Belmont University Cole Fay will attend Belmont University and major in Audio Engineering Technology.

Univ. of California, Los Angeles Sumner Howell will attend the University of California, Los Angeles and major in Economics.

University of Notre Dame Nicolette Ruiz will attend the University of Notre Dame and major in Neuroscience and Behavior.

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Purdue University Sarah Howell will attend Purdue University and major in English and Communications.

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California Lutheran University Taylor Oshiro will attend California Lutheran University and major in Exercise Science.

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Alycia Garcia

Ariana Pantaleo

Beau Howell

Kelton Gibson

Jonathan Roach

Katy Tennesen

California State Univ., San Marcos Alycia Garcia will attend California State University, San Marcos and major in Business and Marketing. American University Kelton Gibson will attend American University and major in Communications, Law, Economics and Government.

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Santa Monica City College Ariana Pantaleo will attend Santa Monica City College and major in Communications. Gap Year

Jonathan Roach will take a gap-year to pursue music performance before resuming college in 2018.

College of the Canyons Beau Howell will attend College of the Canyons in addition to launching Imago Dei’s post secondary school. Imago Dei School Katy Tennesen is a graduate of the Imago Dei School at Trinity Classical Academy.

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Swimming Lessons = School Readiness School readiness is more than ABC’s and 123’s. It’s a child’s ability to learn from someone other than mom or dad in a group setting. Some children adapt well to the massive changes school brings; for others, it’s a bumpy road with many stops for parent-teacher meetings. What can a parent do to help their child prepare for the leap to the classroom? Turns out, swimming lessons might be the answer. Researchers at Griffith University studied the effect of swimming lessons on children and found that early swimmers appeared to make the transition to school more easily. \ “It was found that the children {who received swim lessons} scored better on measures of understanding and complying with directions,” the Interim Report states in November 2012. The effect was more pronounced on children who began lessons earlier

obeyed because they are clear cut and consistently enforced to maintain safety. Goals are set, and by following directions and putting forth the best effort, success is achieved and celebrated. All the tools your child needs to thrive and learn in school are present in a swim lesson. For more information on swimming lessons and water safety, contact Academy Swim Club at 661-702-8585, or visit www.Swim4Life.com. and participated for longer. These early results reinforce what learn-to swim professionals have believed all along: swimming lessons teach more than a lifesaving skill. A child practices active listening by hearing a skill described, watching a demonstration and performing the skill themselves. Rules are

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Santa Clarita’s Best Kept Secret— An Education in Cheerleading “I have gone from gymnastics to cheer trying to train my daughter for college cheer. I have given local institutions thousands for private lessons, teams, camps, classes, and clinics to develop skills. I was told something different by each gym with their only consistency being a belief they are somehow the best and want to take my money. Before I impart my years of wisdom, know that it was only through trial and error, personal experience and literally tens of thousands of dollars that I am able to share what I have found. My second mortgage is now your free education. The truth is that the more money you spend does NOT equal better instruction, and YOUR CHILD MUST IMPROVE! At first and maybe because I am partially a “bad” parent, I blamed my daughter.

She tried, but didn’t really improve. It wasn’t until my final gym move that I truly understood where I went wrong. After eight years, three gymnastic gyms, two cheer gyms and four years of team, my daughter, who was working on her tuck, was introduced to Coach Shelly of Gymcheer USA. She is disciplined, tough, and even a little intimidating but NO ONE is better. A year later, my daughter was throwing beautiful fulls. We made our team and wanted to share the best kept secret in this Valley.” Donna P.

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A.S.E. Enrichment Oftentimes, when children are done with a day or year of school, they just want a break. Parents want to give them that well-deserved rest, but still might be concerned at times about them being completely unproductive, overdosing on screen time, and losing some of the intellectual gains they made during the school year. In addition to that, parents might have to continue working and taking care of errands during the summer and want a safe and engaging option for their children. A.S.E. Enrichment is a local non-profit organization that has provided fun, yet engaging and educational summer camps, afterschool classes at students’ local schools, and evening academies for the past 10 years. Options for camps/classes include Lego Robotics, Cooking, Programming, Video Game Design, Art, Ceramics, Musical Theater, Sports, and a wide variety of Performing Arts and Filmmaking as well. There are even options for developing vital life skills, such as Entrepreneur Camp, Babysitting

Camp, Martial Arts, and Sewing. A.S.E. Enrichment has become a trusted name in many homes in Santa Clarita for interactive and hands-on classes and camps that keep kids engaged and excited about learning while still giving them a break from the rigors of school. One can think of A.S.E. as a one-stop shop for interests of all kinds during school breaks and after school. This summer A.S.E. is also offering some weekly academic camps that can enable students to remain strong in concepts already studied or help kids get ahead for the year ahead. It’s just enough to keep their memories fresh while still providing a nice summer break. The academies focus on Writing and Math skills as well as an SAT course for higher grades. Call us today for more info on camps or classes for fall. Mention this page and you can receive 10% off a summer camp. Call 661-310-3330 or visit www.aseEnrichment.com.

Homeschool Resource Center Project-based and Hands-on Classes

•Clubs, Social Events and Field Trips

Fall 2017 Open House/Meet & Greet • June 4, 2017, 3:30-5:30pm 21704 Golden Triangle Road Unit 500, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

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50 Years of Excellence

Paraclete Catholic High School has a 50 year tradition of excellence in preparing the brightest young men and women to reach their potential and beyond. Our college preparatory curriculum meets the highest standards of accreditation and with a 17:1 student to teacher ratio, we’re able to ensure that your student is one of the 99% of our graduates that continue their educational pursuits at the college level.

Affordable tuition for the best college preparatory education in the Antelope Valley! A moral and value based educational environment that is open to students of all faiths.

Now Registering Fall 2017 Paraclete Catholic High School

42145 N. 30th St. W, Lancaster, CA 93536

Monica Hund Director of Marketing and Admissions

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DIRECTORY: 2017\MAY

NOW ENROLLING FALL CLASSES • Low Student to Teacher Ratio • Infant to 5 Half-Day Years Preschool • Christian Extended Program Daycare

• ECE Qualified Staff • Secure Gated Facility • Nurturing Environment

• School Hours 7:00am to 6:00pm Ministry of Valley Community Church 25222 N. Wiley Cyn. Newhall, 91321

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Preschool & Kindergarten Since 1985

California Institute of the Arts California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) offers comprehensive programs in art, critical studies, dance, film/ video, music and theater, all housed under one roof. CalArts students make art around the clock in a fast-paced, forward-looking environment with the guidance of a faculty of professional artists and thinkers who are each at the leading edge of their respective fields As first envisioned by Walt Disney, the CalArts founding concept was to bring different art forms together and allow them to cross-pollinate, to inform and inspire each other, with the aim of sparking fresh

thinking and innovation. In this multi-disciplinary context, CalArts’ proven educational method is based on mentoring—the collegial, individualized interaction between teachers and students, in class, in production and in customized courses of study. Extended Studies at CalArts offers non-matriculated students credit- and non-credit bearing options for creative exploration in the arts, on the ground and online, both on and off-campus. extendedstudies.calarts. edu 661-222-2746 For more information, please visit calarts.edu

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Bishop Alemany High School’s Legacy of Scholastic Excellence Situated in the shadows of the San Fernando Mission, Bishop Alemany High School’s name honors an important personage in the history of the Catholic Church in California: Joseph Sadoc Alemany, O.P. Alemany was particularly concerned with providing quality, affordable education for the youth within his care enabling them to live up to their full potential. It is this illustrious legacy that Bishop Alemany High School strives to emulate today. Founded in 1956 and

co-educational since 1970, Bishop Alemany boasts a racially and culturally diverse student body of about 1350. Its tradition of excellence manifests itself in a full Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum in addition to a strong college-preparatory program -- they are one of only two schools in the LA Archdiocese with AP Capstone distinction and hold the honor of being 13-time Academic Decathlon Champs. The school offers a 4-year Engineering program and a 4-year Biomedical Science project-based program. The school maintains the perfect blend of study and athletics -- generating Division 1 level sports programs which include Pac 5 Division Football and success as

Men’s and Women’s Basketball State Champions. The school’s commitment to excellence is built upon a solid framework and foundation of faith. Catholic identity and devotion to service and social justice is in evidence throughout the Bishop Alemany’s school community each and every day. Bishop Alemany High School welcomes students of all faiths and is currently accepting applications. For more information about the school, visit their website at http://www.alemany. org, call 818-365-3925 or email admissions@alemany.org.

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21st Century K-6 Learning for Today’s Advanced Thinkers The ONLY 100% Interactive Flat Panel-equipped Dist. in CA STEM Disciplines Emphasized at all 15 Schools A Robust Arts Program, with Music, Art and Performance www.facebook.com/ saugususd

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SCV EDUCATION CENTER

Summer Enrichment Program

NOW OPEN

Now Offering 3 Amazing Programs • Summer Math Club

What is PlayFull Parenting? It’s finding time to set aside everyday pressures and have fun with your little ones. No hurries, no worries—just play! Visit Gymboree Play & Music of Valencia for a day filled with games, art, music and magical moments with your family. Gymboree Play & Music programs are specially designed to help young children build creativity, confidence and lifelong friendships as they play. Our classes also

Spark Imagination Through Math to help understand perspective and shapes.

• Summer Reading Club

Take an Advantage Through a new world Through reading we will journey to a new world and discuss travels, creating enthusiastic young readers!

24201 Valencia Blvd. Suite #3402 Valencia, CA 91355 (661)287-3890 www.gymboreeclasses.com

• Summer Writing Club

Create a New World Explore how to tap into the creative mind through the written word. Storytelling and writing techniques.

Summer Dates June 19th- July 21st July 4th week off

Enroll for Fall and get one month FREE

5 WEEKS 1 Club 2x/week $150

Multiple Club Discount

Summer tutoring available by appointment for all ages! 661-367-4430 27737 Bouquet Canyon Rd Suite #121 Santa Clarita, CA 91350

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help you learn about your child -- how to participate in and encourage his or her development -- while enjoying the simple pleasure of playing together. You will find classes for infants, toddlers, and children up to 5 years-old. All of our classes offer a comprehensive approach that focuses equally on the physical, social, and intellectual milestones your child is working towards. You will also find that it’s as much about the parents here as it is the children. So don’t wait another day! Come in and enjoy our special invitation and offer:$0 initiation fee Only $59 for the 1st month Plus one free class

Have You Checked Out CBS Preschool Yet? Have you been searching for the perfect preschool to start your little one off with a lifelong love of learning? CBS Preschool is the best kept secret in the Santa Clarita Valley. Approaching 20 years of experience and with a track record filled with happy families and joyful kids, it’s a definite must for your list. CBS knows that kids learn through play and hands on participation and that each child is unique. With veteran teachers that continually update their Early Childhood Education and have a true love for children, CBS has one of the most sought after Pre-K programs in the valley. Year after year, our kids graduate fully prepared for Kindergarten.

From arts and crafts to enrichment classes and inhouse field trips, CBS offers consistent positive feedback and a nurturing environment for children ages two to five. Founded on Jewish values, children of all backgrounds participate in song and storytelling on Fridays during the Sabbath celebration and always look forward to it. Director Carol Bloom is often hands on in the classroom with the kids and always around with a smile. But it’s the kids’ smiles that fill your heart and let you know that this is the right place for your own child.

Call Carol at 661-254-2411 or visit CBSPreschool.com and schedule a visit to check it out for yourself. 

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Classical Education Is Producing Thinking Students By Wally Caddow, Managing Director, Trinity Classical Academy

For education to be effective, it must go beyond conveying fact. Truly effective education cultivates articulate, thinking students who are able to develop facts into arguments and convey those arguments clearly and persuasively. Parents all across the United States are recognizing that classical education adds the dimension and breadth needed to develop students’ minds. Rigorous academic standards, a dedication to order and discipline, and a focus on valuable subjects is fueling the rapid growth of the nation’s classical schools. There is n greater task for education than to teach students how to learn. The influence of progressive teaching methods and the oversimplification of textbooks make it difficult for students to acquire the mental discipline that traditional instruction methods once cultivated. The classical method develops independent learning skills on the foundation of

language, logic, and tangible fact. The classical difference is clear when students are taken beyond conventionally taught subjects and asked to apply their knowledge through logic and clear expression. After years of declining achievement in education, colleges and universities are seeking out classically trained students all across the country. Classically educated students are seeing very high acceptance rates to colleges and being offered generous scholarship packages to attend. Colleges realize that these students are well prepared for higher education and are more likely to succeed. For more information about Classical, Christian education, contact Trinity Classical Academy at (661) 296-2601 or visit www. TrinityClassicalAcademy.com.

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Creative Years Infant Center and Preschool Creative Years Infant Center and Preschool has been providing Full Time and Part Time Programs in Santa Clarita for nearly 40 years. It is a loving, supportive and educational environment where children ages 10 weeks to 6 years old can gain a lifelong love of learning. At Creative Years we are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience in a warm, fun, safe, creative and friendly environment. The staff is professional and dedicated to the children in their care along with being loving and nurturing. Many of the staff have been teaching here for over 15 years, and all are CPR and First Aid certified. The children get the opportunity to experience a unique and creative curriculum that is developmentally designed to meet the needs of all children. Curriculum goals

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and objectives are designed to develop the children intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. Each age group has a separate set of goals and objectives tailored to their developmental needs with a daily curriculum plan to help challenge them to grow. A high quality of care is provided through the low teacher to child ratio, this allows for more individual time with each child to develop a love for learning. The students that graduate from Creative Years are prepared and successful in Kindergarten because of the skills that they have developed and mastered.

Creative Years Infant Center and Preschool is located at 21710 Golden Triangle Road in Santa Clarita. Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 661-254-0718 or visit us at www. creativeyears.com.

Elite Educational Institute For 30 years, Elite Educational Institute’s school year and summer programs have offered students in grades 5 through 12 a flexible, proven system of courses and personal academic counseling. We have a variety of programs and classes to fit your timeline and goals, so whether you’re getting a head start on high school or bound for college, Elite can help you get there. • SAT/ACT Boot Camp • SAT Subject Prep • AP Prep • College Application Workshop • College Admission Counseling • PSAT Prep • Power English/Math 6th-10th • ReadiPrep English/Math 4th-5th • Private Tutoring Call to schedule a free assessment test and consultation. 661-2590052 • 26650 The Old Rd., Ste 130 Valencia, CA 91381

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Grow Where Your Feet are Planted Each of us has a different starting point, different goal, and different destination, but we are all striving to achieve more in our lives. Some of us reached educational milestones as teens and some of us, like myself, experienced life events and setbacks that kept us from reaching those milestones. 2017 marks a special milestone for me as I will earn both my high school diploma from Golden Oak Adult School and my associate’s degree from College of the Canyons this June.  As I walk in both of these commencement ceremonies, I will remember the late hours, time spent away from family, and long work weeks struggling through to reach my goals and to silence that defeating voice of “will

I ever finish?” Every time I searched for work I dreaded the question “Did you graduate from high school?” This little question molded my views of myself. It haunted me and shamed me for many years and kept me from reaching my potential at work. Now with pride I can check the box that says, “YES” and I look forward to continuing my education at California State University Northridge in the 2017/18 school year. On the walls of the College of the Canyon Campus I read “Success is the repetition of small steps repeated daily.” So whatever your starting point is I encourage you start with wherever your feet are planted today. Take advantage of the educational opportunities and resources available in the Santa Clarita Valley through the Gateway SCV Consortium.   Kelly, Class of 2017, Golden Oak Adult School and College of the Canyons For more information,see our website at www.gatewayscv.org.

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With a focus on science, technology, and the arts, the Newhall School District has opportunities for all students. Highlights Include: • Exceptionally high achieving district year after year • Dedicated science facilities at all campuses • A 1:1 computer-to-student ratio There’s a place for your child in the • Strong parent involvement Newhall School District. Contact us today • And so much more! for information on enrollment opportunities.

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Learn Beyond the Book Have you ever felt that your child’s needs could be better served outside of the constraints of a traditional school? Homeschooling or a Hybrid School might be an optimal solution for your student. Learn Beyond The Book was established to be a resource center for homeschoolers and hybrid schoolers in the Santa Clarita Valley. At Learn Beyond The Book, students can create their own schedule, choosing classes they may need or would just prefer to learn in a group environment using a creative, project-based approach. Classes include STEAM subjects as well as Social Sciences, Enrichment courses, and Life

Skills. Classes are taught by passionate teachers who are experts in their field of study. Classes are small (max of 12), uses hands-on projects and creative learning to accommodate all learning styles for students K-12. Multi-aged classrooms provide for advanced students to move ahead at their own pace and students with learning challenges to still be able to be with their peers. Learn Beyond The Book also provides a large community for homeschoolers to socialize and organizes a multitude of field trips, park days, camping trips, information meetings, game nights, and much more. Call us today for information or come meet us at our Fall 2017 Meet & Greet/Open House on June 4th at 3:305:30pm. Located at 21704 Golden Tringle Rd, Unit 500 in Santa Clarita. Call 661-755-2331 or visit learnbeyondthebook@gmail.com.

Don’t Lose Ground This Summer Imagine training an athlete for nine months, getting them to the perfect level of conditioning...then telling them to take three months off and do nothing! Now, imagine getting them back on the field of competition at the end of those three months and expecting them to perform at their training peak. While every good coach will build varying levels of intensity into their training programs, none would ever recommend extended periods in which not even minimal skills are practiced. Ironically, however, this is the very thing that parents routinely do over summer vacation. This can have profound consequences on the ability of children to remain at or above grade level in critical academic areas. Studies have shown that, on average,

students lose nearly 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months: nearly one third of a school year! The same thing can happen with reading and writing skills. Parents can do a lot for their children during the summer to keep their interest in learning alive. It is easy to underestimate the academic progress that can be made with even a few hours of tutoring each week during these months. Tutoring can help a child return to school with increased confidence, and a greater likelihood of quickly picking up and moving past the academic level they were at when summer began. For more information call Tutoring Club at 661-702-9956 or visit us online at www.tutoringclub.com

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SANTA CLARITA CHRISTIAN S C H O O L

College Preparatory Academics taught from a Christian Worldview • K-12 Competitive Sports: Thirty-five competitive athletic teams offered for grades K-12.

• Dual College Credit/Enrollment & Advanced Placement Classes • Students Accepted into the Nation’s Top Universities

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Senior Jacob Moss to attend Morehead State University to play Division 1 Football SCCS Senior Jacob Moss is excited to be attending a Division 1 university, Morehead State, to play football in the fall 2017.

“SCCS prepared me the most by bringing in a great coaching staff for football and basketball,” said Jacob. “The ability to play multiple sports has given me the opportunity to be a better all around athlete and the small teams helped me to build a close relationship with each of my coaches.” This year, Jacob and fellow teammate Tyler Kalinske earned 1st team all CIF Football. Jacob also received the Cal-Hi Sports -1st team All State; MaxPreps: 1st team All State and 1st team All American.

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“I have wanted to play football since the third grade,” said Jacob. “I can’t believe it’s actually here!” We are excited to cheer Jacob on in fall 2017 in the college football arena.

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Newhall School District Our Results Speak for Themselves The Newhall School District’s culture of excellence has been years in the making. It is a culture that is fully committed to elevating every student to academic success in a classroom setting that is rigorous, highly engaging, collaborative and nurturing of both intellectual and social development.  With the highest state test scores in every grade – and in every subject – in the Santa Clarita Valley for each of the last two years, the Newhall School District is truly walking the talk. We’re also proud to have received California Distinguished School recognition for all 10 of our schools. Add to that our second-to-none music and visual arts programs, one com-

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puter for every student in grades 3-6, staffed science labs at every school and a veritable army of parent/ community volunteers and you can understand why Newhall students thrive and succeed. Our programs enable them to master the Common Core State Standards leading to college and career readiness, and teach them to think critically, solve problems, persevere, embrace diversity in people and viewpoints, and have a passion for learning and the arts. There is a place for your child in the Newhall School District.  To learn more about the district visit www.newhallschooldistrict.net. For enrollment information, contact Teri Satorhelyi at 661-291-4182 or tsatorhelyi@newhall.k12.ca.us.

SCCS Students Take Their British Literature Class Abroad

The walls have come down and the roof is off in Santa Clarita Christian School’s British literature classroom. Fifty, eleventh grade students and chaperones travelled across the pond for nine days in April touring England from its northern parts in Haworth, to the heart of the country in London. Students spent the year in the classroom studying the literature of Britain from Bronte to Shakespeare, Shelley to Browning, and then set out to discover with their own eyes the rich historical context and landscape that inspired the best of the country’s literary offerings. SCCS’ British literary tour expanded the student’s

love for and understanding of some of the world’s greatest authors, but more importantly supported the object and reward of all who attend Santa Clarita Christian School – to provide a distinctive biblical worldview that grows its student’s affection for Christ and prepares them to live their convictions with integrity, confidence, and humility no matter where they are in the world. If you are looking for a school that will challenge your child academically, while fostering a Biblical worldview, then consider SCCS. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, competitive sports for grades K-12, dual enrollment and Advanced Placement classes and full and half day Kindergarten programs, SCCS students continue to matriculate into the nation’s top universities. SCCS is now enrolling for the 2017-18 school year. To schedule your campus tour today or for more information call 661-252-7371 or visit www.sccs.cc or facebook. com/SantaClaritaChristianSchool.

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Creative Years

Noah’s Park Preschool

Infant Center & Preschool

Finding the right preschool for your child can feel like a complicated task. You have probably heard that the early years are a time of profound growth and development, but how can you best support your child’s needs at such an important time? The first place to start, is to get to know your options. There are so many different theories in early childhood education. Which is the best fit for your child and your family? Our mission at Noah’s Park Preschool is to reach out to children and their families by providing an environment that nurtures sound spiritual, physical, mental, social and developmental needs. We hope to help each child build the foundation of Christ’s love needed to guide them throughout their lives. We believe children learn through spiritual, cognitive, physical, mental social, emotional and developmental activities. Our A Beka, Bible ABC, and Hand Writing Without Tears curriculum provide a variety of ways of learning the Bible, phonics, letters, colors, shapes, math and science. Our preschool is education based, while being thoughtful and keeping it structured in such a manner that the child is learning in a fun and age appropriate way. Our goal is to strike the right balance between hands on exploration, kindergarten readiness, and good old fashioned fun, while keeping Biblical truths interwoven throughout our daily activities. We would love to have you visit us to see if our program is the right fit for your family! Please give us a call at 661-621-6010 today.

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Summer Camp Themes 6/19 - 6/23 Mud & Goo 6/26 - 6/30 Amazing Animals 7/5 - 7/7 Camping 7/10 - 7/14 Dinosaur Romp 7/17 - 7/21 Winter in July 7/24 - 7/28 Pirates & Princesses 7/31 - 8/4 Space Camp 8/7 - 8/11 Beach Party

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Opportunities For Learning (OFL) is a fully accredited public charter school that has spent the last two decades helping students earn their diploma and find success in high school and beyond! OFL creates customized learning plans for every student, combining small group classes, guided independent study, and online classes to match your individual strengths and needs. Combined with one-on-one support from highly-qualified teachers and free single-subject tutoring, counseling, and special education services, every OFL student is provided with the tools, resources, and nurturing support they need to succeed. experience, and form a college and career path for FREE! No matter what your dream is, know that it’s possible with OFL!

Come visit us at our new locations! Canyon Country | 18824 Soledad Canyon Rd., Canyon Country CA 91351 | 661.424.1337 Newhall Ranch | 27616 Newhall Ranch Rd. #A-15, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 | 661.607.0153

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Opportunities for Learning Opportunities For Learning is a WASC accredited public charter school that has been helping underserved middle and high school students since 1999. OFL’s blended learning model combines small group classes, guided independent study, online classes, career skills courses, and experiential learning. All OFL students receive one-on-one support from highly-qualified teachers, as well as flexible schedules and access to free single-subject tutors. OFL is more than a school, it is a community. Our students come from unique backgrounds with unique stories, but find that it is their differences that bring them together.

A zero-tolerance bullying policy ensures a safe environment free from distractions, encouraging students to overcome struggles and face challenges head-on. OFL’s 100 percent FREE experiential learning program offers students the chance to travel to Cuba, Italy, and China, earn leadership experience, and build a college and career path.  To learn more, visit www.emsofl.com or call 661-607-0153

Congregation Beth Shalom Preschool Summer and Fall Enrollment

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Paraclete Catholic High School Paraclete Catholic High School offers a tuition based college preparatory curriculum that meets the highest standards of accreditation. Each year 98 percent of our graduates continue their educational pursuits at the college level and the class of 2016 was offered 5.3 million dollars in college scholarships. As the only Catholic High School in one of the fastest growing communities in California, Paraclete has a strong commitment to its Catholic identity.  The intellectual and moral ideals at the heart of a Catholic education depend upon and are nurtured by the presence of Catholic students, educators and the robust Catholic community in the Antelope Valley.  This

is not, however, at the exclusion of students of other faiths. 40 percent of our student population is Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh and we are enriched by the presence and voices of our diverse student body.  We deliberately and thoughtfully provide an academic environment that encourages open discussion and inquiry. Our mission at Paraclete High School is to educate the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Along with our rigorous academic program, Paraclete High School has earned 15 CIF championship titles in the last 20 years in our varsity athletics program. We are a 1:1 iPad school with an

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award winning robotics program and competitive Mock Trial team. Our campus wide commitment to community service teaches our students to become innovative citizens who affect change in their

communities. Paraclete High School is unique in the Antelope Valley in that the size of our campus is large enough to provide a well-rounded high school experience while remaining small enough that the teachers know their students as individuals. Paraclete High School has a 50 year tradition of excellence in preparing the Antelope Valley’s most talented young men and women to reach their potential and beyond. For more information please visit our website at www.paracletehs.org or call Monica Hund Director of Marketing and Admissions at 661-943-3255 x 155

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SCVi Charter School: Preparing Students to Lead and Succeed in a Rapidly Changing World At Santa Clarita Valley International, iLEAD’s founding school, technology is a core component of everything we do. We strive to prepare every Learner to become a thinker, innovator and leader in a rapidly changing world — a world in which technology is an integral part of the everyday fabric of life. Our students utilize technology in numerous ways, whether for research to gather multiple perspectives on a topic or applying technology to create a project. At

SCVi, a tuition-free public K-12 charter school, Learners and their Facilitators develop strategies and cultivate familiarity with technology from the earliest ages. Rather than relying on a textbook with a single point of view, our Learners seek out various viewpoints from multiple resources. These programs are designed around the expectation that 21st century Learners will become entrepreneurs, leaders and game changers. Our Learners have gone on to attend col-

Little Shepherd’s Nursery School “As a former student myself you can imagine the joy I experienced to watch my two nephews and all three of my own children receive a top level education at the same school I attended. Little Shepherd’s is truly a gem here in Santa Clarita!” -Cameron Smyth – SCV Mayor

“Being a former preschool teacher and director, I have high standards for our children’s education. I knew I wanted a safe, loving, clean, and comfortable environment for both of our daughters. I expect teachers to be professional, educated, energetic, patient, and of course loving. Little Shepherd’s met

those with flying colors.” -Jennifer Hasper – Owner of Beyond “Little Shepherd’s Nursery School is a pillar for young childhood education in our community. The decision to send our three children there was an easy one for Simon and myself as soon as we walked through the little gate and felt peace come over us. To this day our family still thinks back on all of our amazing memories at Little Shepherd’s with fondness and consider it our “happy place.” The staff are genuine and professional instilling in children the developmentally appropriate curriculum that has given our three children such success in elementary school. Thank you Little Shepherd’s for being a constant source of comfort and knowledge to us.” -Shannon and Simon Mee– Owners Little Shepherd’s Nursery School 24317 Newhall Ave, Santa Clarita, CA 91321 661-254-2312 LittleShepherdsnewhall.com info@Littleshepherdsnewhall.com

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leges like Brown University, Wellesley College, UC Berkeley, and the UCLA, and just this year, founder Amber Raskin’s daughter, Sami -- who was the impetus behind the creation of SCVi -- was accepted to Sarah Lawrence University. At SCVi, it’s all about learning through “doing,” in an environment where modern technology isn’t a novelty — it’s a critical tool used for thinking, learning and creating, every day. Contact SCVi Charter School today to arrange a free tour:

Hello, my name is Mike Morgan and welcome to SCV Education Center. A company that is dedicated to meeting the needs of your child through tutoring, test preparation, college counseling, and summer enrichment programs. I have worked with youth since 1994, originally as a coach, then as an aid in the classroom. I have been a math teacher since 2001. I have taught every math subject in mathematics, and I truly enjoy working on improving my student’s abilities. Then I decided to open up my own tutoring center. Coming to SCV Education Center will meet the needs of your child. I have business experience. I have experience in the classroom. I have experience as a tutor. And I have experience as a parent.

I see the entire picture and this allows me to run a successful business that was created solely for the purpose of helping students in the Santa Clarita Valley. SCV Education Center provides a wide range of services for summer. If you have a desire to get your child ahead, or if they are currently enrolled in summer school, then tutor sessions are available. We also have a great writing program, reading comprehension, and math building skills for the young students. Early enrollment for fall semester is also available for a great discount. Investing in your child’s education will pay huge dividends for your child. Thank you for inquiring into SCV EDUCATION CENTER, and I look forward to hearing from you so that I can get your child onto the path of success. Mike Morgan SCV Education Center is located at 27737 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Suite #121 in Santa Clarita. Call 661-367-4430 or visit www.scveducation.com

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Compassionate Solutions Compassionate Solutions has been offering assessment, tutoring and counseling for individuals who are experiencing difficulties in school or work for more than 20 years. Our comfortable private setting is conducive to obtaining the best results possible. Areas of concern may include slow academic progress, poor organization, slow work production or test taking, test anxiety, social and behavioral issues, problems with focus and attention, poor developmental progress or even identifying the needs of the very bright student. Our Educational Psychologists are both credentialed and licensed in their field. They have experience in working with students of all ages in schools and in private practice. This enables them to have a broader perspective when providing assistance to students and their families. There are different types of assessment available depending on the concern or question to be answered. This can include, but is not limited to, intellectual functioning, auditory processing, visual processing, memory, attention, executive functioning, sensory motor functioning, processing speed and academic achievement. Testing provides information about the student’s individual learning weaknesses and strengths. A comprehensive report is provided that includes the test findings and the recommendations for meeting the student’s individual needs. School neuropsychological assessments are also available. Specialized individual tutoring with credentialed special education teachers helps students to understand how they can learn differently to meet their specific learning style. Counseling is available for the student that exhibits school/ work related anxiety, behavior issues, poor organization or has difficulty coping with school in general. For more information visit our website compassionatesolutionsscv.com or laurieadachi.com. By Laurie Adachi, M.A., A.B.S.N.P. Licensed Educational Psychologist #1847

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School Music Programs & Private Lessons Go Together By Mindy Cabral

Music students in band or orchestra (or other ensembles) at school should strongly consider taking private lessons because they are in their school music program. Private music lessons and school music programs compliment one another. Music Directors at school have very limited time to teach the specifics of playing individual instruments to individual students. They primarily focus their time on rehearsing an ensemble of mixed instruments for performances. Rehearsing is when a music ensemble combines the individual parts of the music together with the correct rhythm, blend and balance of instruments, articulations, dynamics, and expression. It also helps promote cooperative learning and

helps develop better listening skills. Individual practice is key for learning to play your instrument and music so you can attend rehearsals prepared to put your part together with others. By taking private lessons, students are able to work one on one with a music professional who can help them learn the specific playing techniques needed to play successfully. This includes correct playing posture and positioning, producing a sound with good tone quality, and also allows students to pursue their own individual musical interests.  Having a teacher by your side throughout the process boosts student’s confidence, allows students to focus on their skills and set personal goals, helps students stay motivated, and gives students the tools they need to progress and become more advanced players. For more information on private lessons, classes, camps, and instrument rentals, please contact the friendly staff and Little School of Music: 661-222-2239.

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