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Santa Rita hosts Witches' Delight


Courtesy of Sandra Brenner
Paige and Kayla Flaig take a spin at Witches’ Delight.

Santa Rita School’s Witches’ Delight returns to Los Altos for its 54th haunting 3-8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the school, 700 Los Altos Ave.

The annual event includes carnival rides, games for all ages, a cakewalk, cookie decorating and a costume contest. Churros, cotton candy and popcorn will be available for purchase. The Santa Rita BBQers will prepare dinner.

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Mathnasium hosts TriMathlon student contest

Local students are preparing to test their math skills while raising funds for schools during Mathnasium’s TriMathlon contest, scheduled 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Mathnasium of Mountain View-Los Altos, 2510 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.

Children in second to fifth grades at all levels of math ability are invited to enter the contest. Students who participate can earn medals as well as money for local schools, with a donation for each student participating in the event. The winner at each grade level will be entered in the Grand Prize TriMathlon.

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Lazy Foot Chicken Ranch invites families


Courtesy of Candice Stark
A child gets her face painted at last year’s Family Day at Lazy Foot Chicken Ranch. This year’s event is scheduled Oct. 12.

The Living Classroom program has scheduled its annual Family Day at Lazy Foot Chicken Ranch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12.

The event will feature a host of activities for children, including pumpkin painting, a “Compost Critters” lesson, hands-on gardening and a balloon artist.

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Mtn. View preschool organizes Fun Run for school relocation

Megan Hanken has loved to run since she was a preschooler attending the Mountain View Parent Nursery School and Parent Observation programs back in the late 1970s with her mother, Pat Campbell, a Los Altos resident.

Now Hanken is back at the nursery school with her own daughter, Emily, and helping to organize the “Down by the Bay 5K” fun run 8:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Shoreline Park to raise funds for the schools’ relocation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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