Election is a Good Teaching Tool for Respectful Politics

Dear Parent Coach,
We have a fair amount of arguing going on right now in our home over the presidential candidates. Based on overhearing their friends at school, our children (ages 13, 10, 8) are forming their opinions taken from playground chatter. At home, they’re chanting their candidate’s names (“Hillary, Hillary” or “No, the Donald”) and arguing about who’s best, causing disruption. It has turned into a unique type of sibling rivalry. We’re glad they’re interested, but we’d like to guide their enthusiasm in a more positive direction. We’d love some of your ideas.
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Emmy for LCF’s Vance

La Cañada Flintridge resident Courtney B. Vance exalted in his Emmy victory Sunday evening. Hoisting his statuette, he issued the most heartfelt of thanks to fellow actors and nominees, crew members and directors, his agent and assistant, his mother and children, and finally, his wife, Angela Bassett: “To the woman who rocks my chain, Angela Evelyn Bassett, this one is for you, girl!” Continue reading “Emmy for LCF’s Vance”

Obituary: Joscelle Shen

Joscelle Shen
Joscelle Shen

Joscelle Shen, a devoted daughter, wife, mother and beloved member of the Saint Mark’s School community, passed away at age 45 on Tuesday, Sept. 6, after a long battle with cancer.
Shen was born in 1971 in Quezon City, Philippines, and immigrated to the United States at age 13. She started working at Saint Mark’s in July 1999 as head of admissions. Her husband, Franklyn, has been the school’s business manager for more than 20 years. Continue reading “Obituary: Joscelle Shen”