Weekend Links: Articles, Photos, Events and More!


Beyond The Brochure's 3rd year speaking at the wonderful Aria Montessori Preschool in Pasadena. What a great place!
Beyond The Brochure’s 3rd year speaking to families about kindergarten admissions at the wonderful Aria Montessori Preschool in Pasadena. What a great place!

Oakwood School Holiday Boutique is open to the community.  A chance to see the school and shop! November 13, 2013, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM in the Music, Dance and Athletic Center. Valet parking available on Lemp Ave. Kick-start your holiday shopping at the Oakwood School Holiday Boutique! Get a jump on some chic and festive shopping while supporting a great cause. The impressive and thoughtfully curated vendor list includes Joe’s Jeans, Jacqueline B., Shelley’s Fashion, Soto Boutique, SY Devore, Curio and Kind, Clare Vivier, Classy Bag Lady, and Tough Cookies. Browse jewelry from Eden Rox, Stella & Dot and Maya Brenner, to name a few. For additional updates follow us at Oakwood School or https://www.facebook.com/OakwoodSchoolHolidayBoutique.


We spent last weekend in Anaheim for a hoops tournament:



Here’s a piece about one of Viewpoint School’s assemblies written by my friend Matt Steiner of Launch Education Group. It gives insight into the amazing culture of my kids’ school! (Launch Education Group)


Are standards too high at Harvard-Westlake School? An interesting article about the stress and demands on students at this top-ranked school.  (LA Times)


At Scottsdale Country Day School in Arizona, a 3rd grader was threatened with expulsion for these graphic drawings and journal entries that depict and describe violence.  The kid’s parents are furious and pulled him out of the school. (CNN and CBS5az.com)


The headmaster of the elite Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware has been arrested on charges of dealing in child porn. The school’s alumni include Dr. Oz and congressman and senators. (abclocal.com)


I’ll be chatting with moms at BabyTalk LA later this week. Have a great weekend! Christina


Click on This Girl Walks Into A Bar to check out Bungalow Clothing shopping experience

Roundup: From Our Files This Week

Our friends at Launch Education Group, tutoring and test preparation, are quoted as experts in The New York Post!




Christina Simon, Billy Bush (Co-Host, Access Hollywood) and Porcha Dodson at Faconnable, Beverly Hills for event benefitting Lollipop Theater




I’m thrilled to be joining the board of Project Knapsack, founded by Porcha Dodson to deliver much-needed school supplies to Africa! We’re getting ready for the annual fundraiser in a few weeks…



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Beyond The Brochure co-author Porcha Dodson's 2nd Young Doctor's program for Middle and High Schoolers

Have a great weekend! Thanks for reading the blog. – Christina