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This year is unlike any other. Suddenly, you’re a parent, an employee and a teacher!  Have a break. FLS Tutors is here to take teaching off your hands and into its own. FLS Tutors is a full-suite educational services provider based in Pasadena that has remained family owned and serving our community since 1986. Their services include the following. • In-person pods• One-to-one in-person tutoring for any grade level, any subject• Test prep for AP subjects, SAT, ACT, GMAT and GRE• Preparation for the HSPT, ISEE, or SSAT • College admissions counseling• Independent study/credit recovery• Tutoring for those with learning disabilities and special needsCall (818) 220-6825 for a free consultation, visit flstutors.com or email info@flstutors.com

St. Philip the Apostle School was founded in 1927. It is a Catholic parish community dedicated to teaching, inspiring and nurturing children. St. Philip is one of the oldest and largest schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Its modern urban campus is home to students in grades TK-8.The curriculum is designed to meet the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical needs of each student. It is all encompassing; including the arts, sciences, technology and the Catholic faith. For more information, visit stphiliptheapostle.org/school.

Dr. Jessica Choi is a board certified pediatric dentist with nearly 10 years of experience and is excited to have opened her practice in San Marino. As a mother of three preschool-aged children, she understands the importance of establishing an early dental home. Many children who do not eat a lot of sweets and rarely drink juice still end up with cavities. Why? There is a hidden source of sugar in their diets. Any sticky food can get stuck in the grooves of the teeth, making it hard for saliva to wash it away. When food lingers, the risk for developing a cavity increases. Snacking frequently throughout the day gives opportunity for cavities to form. The frequency of sugar exposure is one of the biggest factors for getting cavities.Choi’s tips: Brush 2x/day and floss 1x/day. If your child snacks a lot, you can brush after lunch as well.Choose healthful snacks like fresh fruit and veggiesSnacking throughout the day promotes cavities.Water after every meal or snack will help wash away the food. Choi is so excited to help guide her patients on their path to top-notch oral health and can’t wait to meet you.Visit sanmarinopediatricdentistry.com or call (626) 360-4500.

A leader in early childhood education, St. Edmund’s Nursery School offers young children a challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.Small classes, expert staff, a thriving art and music program and an active parent community ensure that children graduate ready to succeed.The school embraces a philosophy of education that offers challenging, age-appropriate academics while fostering basic skills, values, manners and an inclusive religious curriculum. The result: knowledgeable, responsible, caring children.For information, visit stedmundsnurseryschool.org or call (626) 792-7742.

A child’s social and emotional growth is of central importance at San Marino Community Church Nursery School. Through play, discovery and many rich experiences in art, music, math, natural science and literature, children learn to understand themselves and to communicate effectively.Our tenets of resilience, collaboration, respect and well-being continue to serve us throughout these uncertain months. We have added an in-person kindergarten and an online hybrid pre-K class. We look forward to partnering with you as you think about preschool for your child. For more information, call (626) 282-4186 or visit smccnurseryschool.org.

Walden’s pre-K program, offered both in an on-campus and an @home format this year, provides a rich learning environment designed for multisensory exploration, experimentation and discovery.Children learn through hands-on experiences with activities and materials that foster intellectual, physical, personal and social growth. Our teachers encourage children to be actively involved in the learning process and balance teacher-initiated and child-led activities. We emphasize a growth mindset and the development of healthy habits that help children become positive, caring members of their community. Please visit waldenschool.net.

Huntington Middle School’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Halloween-themed Hauntington Breakfast, has had to make modifications — a familiar situation for much-anticipated events in the day of COVID-19. Due to the campus’ closure amid the pandemic, the HMS PTA has decided that in lieu of the in-person annual pancake breakfast, it will sell do-it-yourself pancake meal kits for families. The kits will include dry pancake mix, Jones Coffee beans, breakfast syrup, orange juice, chocolate chips and fruit. Each kit has enough food for about four people and will come in a specially made HMS cooler bag and include a custom HMS pancake whisk. The entire community is welcome to participate and kits sell for $50. Participants are encouraged to make their pancakes on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 24, and post pictures of their pancake creations on the @hauntingtonbreakfast Instagram site. Prizes are available for the best pancake creations. There will also be a Halloween house decorating contest and a costume contest as well. Co-chairs Cathy Newton, Jennifer Kang and Jennifer Park have also created a unique “Nightmare Before

Cross-Country Thursday, Jan. 21 Rio Hondo League meet No. 1* 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 League meet No. 2* 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4 League finals* at Lacy Park 1:30 p.m. Girls’ Volleyball Saturday, Jan. 2 at Poly tournament TBA Tuesday, Jan. 12 at La Cañada* 3:3O p.m. Thursday, Jan 14 South Pasadena* 3:3O p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Blair* 3:3O p.m. Thursday, Jan 21 Monrovia* 3:3O p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 Temple City* 3:3O p.m. Thursday, Jan 28 La Cañada* 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at Flintridge Prep 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at South Pasadena* 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 Blair* 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Monrovia* 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Temple City* 5 p.m. Boys’ Volleyball Tuesday, Jan. 5 San Gabriel 3:3O p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 at La Cañada* 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan 14 South Pasadena* 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Gabrielino* 3:3O p.m. Thursday, Jan 21 Monrovia* 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 Glendale 3:3O p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 Temple City* 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan 28 La Cañada* 3:3O p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 Flintridge Prep 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at South Pasadena* 3:3O p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 Gabrielino* 3:3O p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Monrovia* 3:3O p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Temple City* 3:3O p.m. Girls’ Water Polo Thursday, Jan 7 at LaSalle 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 at Flintridge Prep 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan 21 Temple City* 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 Monrovia* 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan 28 at La Cañada* 4:15…