Parents sponsor teacher and staff appreciation luncheon

Courtesy of Vivi Chan
Parents host a back-to-school luncheon for teachers and staff at Los Altos High.

Parents at Los Altos High School welcomed teachers and staff back to school with a sustainable lunch.

Parents designed and prepared a six-course meal and transformed the student cafeteria into a fine-dining room with tablecloths, flowers and preprinted menus.


Los Altos School District hosts educational conference

In an effort to expand connections in the education world, Los Altos School District officials are hosting an educational conference this month.

EdSummit LASD is a three-day event open to educators in the Bay Area. It includes a keynote event, followed by a full-day conference of more than 70 educational sessions and an Edcamp collaboration event.


Gunn High School celebrates 50 years

Current and former Henry M. Gunn High School Titans, together with the entire Gunn community, will celebrate 50 years of successful academic, athletic, artistic and technical endeavors Friday through Sunday.

Activities scheduled for the weekend include an Alumni barbecue, special halftime show at Gunn’s football game against Carlmont High School, a formal ceremony 10 a.m. Saturday morning followed by campus tours, a panel of current and former faculty members and an alumni art show. A Golden Gala at the Palo Alto Sheraton 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday will include faculty as well as alumni.


Foothill fall registration opens Monday

Local residents interested in earning a specialized career certificate, associate degree or updated job skills can enroll beginning Monday when Foothill College opens fall registration.

In addition to its continuing-education courses, the college provides the general-education course requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university. Most Foothill courses are transferable to California State University and University of California campuses and most private colleges and universities.


Egan celebrates 20 years of Portfolio Day

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Egan Junior High School students, from left, Reese Toomre, Elodie Rebesque, Aline Wu and Valeria Munteanu present their work during Portfolio Day earlier this month.

Egan Junior High School eighth-graders marked the end of their time in junior high by presenting their work and reviewing their progress in seventh and eighth grades for an audience of adults.

The students participated in the 20th annual Portfolio Day June 5. Through personal interviews with community members, the students showcased their academic achievements during their studies at Egan.


Local teens sponsor newspaper camp

Students from St. Francis and Homestead high schools have joined forces to host a free newspaper summer camp.

The Sunnyvale Youth Newspaper Camp is scheduled 1-4 p.m. July 7-11 at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, 728 W. Fremont Ave.


LAPP celebrates 60 years with anniversary gathering

Los Altos Parent Preschool alumni and current families are invited to attend the school’s 60th anniverary celebration 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the school, 201 Covington Road, on the Covington School campus next to Rosita Park.

According to organizers, the event will be a casual, family-friendly gathering with complimentary food and refreshments. Children can play on the playground and with bubbles.


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