- Published on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:01
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier Staff
LAHS offers holiday concerts
The Los Altos High School instrumental music program has scheduled two holiday events.
• 7 p.m. today: The concert band and string orchestra will perform in Eagle Theater.
• 7 p.m. Thursday: The symphonic band, wind ensemble and chamber orchestra will perform in Eagle Theater.
Tickets for both concerts are $8 adult, $5 students.
Eagle Theater is located at 201 Almond Ave.
Egan hosts Holiday Faire
Egan Junior High School has scheduled its annual Holiday Faire 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the school, 100 W. Portola Avenue, Los Altos.
More than 300 students will host 170 booths with original handcrafted items, including hats, scarves, jewelry, homemade treats, ornaments, candies and wallets.
The Holiday Faire, designed to teach students entrepreneurism and service skills, raises money for the school library.
For more information, visit eganschool.org.
BCS schedules parent info nights
Bullis Charter School has scheduled parent information nights to highlight its K-6 and seventh- and eighth-grade programs.
Information nights on the K-6 program are slated 7 p.m. today and Jan. 13. Seventh- and eighth-grade presentations are set for 7 p.m. Jan. 7. All presentations will take place in the charter school’s multipurpose room, 102 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.
Superintendent/Principal Wanny Hersey will provide a comprehensive overview of the school’s programs and approach to education.
Cares and Shares sponsors toy drive
Cares and Shares, Courtyard Marriott’s community support program serving Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto, has scheduled a toy drive through Dec. 20.
Cares and Shares, in partnership with the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, is collecting unwrapped toys for youth ages 5-18 at the Courtyard Marriott, 4320 El Camino Real, Los Altos. Those who donate will receive a complimentary breakfast and a tall Starbucks coffee.
In addition to the toy drive, Cares and Shares facilitates nonprofit organizations in fundraising by encouraging local residents, visitors, sports teams, merchants and businesses to book weekend or holiday room nights at the Courtyard Marriott in Los Altos. For every night booked, the group will receive a $30 donation from Courtyard Marriott.
For more information, visit caresshares.com or marriott.com/paocy.
Living Classroom seeks volunteers
The Los Altos School District’s Living Classroom Program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and appreciate the outdoors.
Volunteer docents lead interactive, hands-on lessons to teach students the interconnectedness of nature. The program reaches all grade levels in the district, and lesson content includes science, math and social studies. The program recently expanded to schools in the Mountain View-Whisman School District.
Training and materials are provided. No teaching experience is required. A docent and often an assistant docent along with one or two volunteer parents direct lessons inside or outside the classroom.
Training for the Mountain View district is scheduled 9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 7 in the Mountain View-Whisman School District boardroom at 750-A San Pierre Way. The training will address the English Language Learner population.
Los Altos district trainings are scheduled 9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 and 27 in the Los Altos School District boardroom, 201 Covington Road.
Local groups seek volunteers
JustREAD, a nonprofit, community-funded literacy program, seeks tutors to work at least one hour per week to help middle and high school students with reading.
The program trains tutors to work one-on-one with students in a supervised classroom setting during the school year.
JustMATH, a community-volunteer math-tutoring program, needs volunteer tutors to work at least one hour per week to help students improve their math skills.
JustMATH also seeks a site coordinator to manage one of its middle school tutoring programs. The site coordinator will oversee the scheduling of students/tutors and manage tutoring sessions. The part-time, volunteer position requires approximately five to eight hours per week.