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Loyola K-Kids launch annual eyeglass drive

The Loyola School K-Kids Club, a group of second- through sixth-graders sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, has set a goal to collect 1,200 pairs of eyeglasses by the end of May.

The donated eyeglasses are cleaned, repaired and their prescriptions identified by Direct Relief International in Santa Barbara. They are then distributed to those who can’t afford glasses in the U.S. and around the world. Over the past six years, the club has collected approximately 1,000 pairs each year.

Collection boxes are located in Los Altos at Loyola School, 770 Berry Ave.; the Town Crier, 138 Main St.; Heritage Bank of Commerce, 419 S. San Antonio Road; Eyes Optometry, 215 Main St.; and Main Street Bagels, Altos Optometry and Starbucks in Rancho Shopping Center. In Mountain View, glasses may be dropped off at Starbucks and Subway in Blossom Valley Shopping Center and at the YMCA, 2400 Grant Road.

Egan sponsors event for prospective parents

Egan Junior High School Principal Brenda Dyckman and the Egan PTA are scheduled to co-host a coffee and presentation on “How to Become a Viking Parent” 8:45-10 a.m. Monday in the school library, 100 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.

Prospective Egan parents are invited to attend the event, which will feature a parent-led panel answering questions about the differences between being a middle-school parent and an elementary-school parent. The panel will address topics such as changing classes, social dances, lockers, fundraising, late Wednesday starts, electives and more.

For more information, visit eganschool.org.

Oak Avenue School hosts art show

Oak Avenue School is scheduled to host an art show featuring student works created in lessons taught by the Los Altos Art Docents noon to 3 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 1501 Oak Ave., Los Altos.

Featured artwork will include watercolors, two-point perspective drawings and clay pieces.

The Los Altos Art Docents have brought art to students in the Los Altos School District for 44 years.

For more information, call 947-1195 or visit losaltosartdocents.org.

Living Classroom recruits volunteer docents

The Los Altos School District’s Living Classroom Program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and have a passion for 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 with lesson content that includes science, math and social studies. The program recently expanded to schools in the Mountain View-Whisman School District.

A docent and often an assistant docent along with one or two volunteer parents direct lessons inside and outside the classroom. Training and materials are provided. No teaching experience is required.

A Los Altos district-only training is scheduled 9-11:30 a.m. Monday in Los Altos School District boardroom No. 2, 201 Covington Road.

For more information, call 947-1103 or email Caroline Chan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Local groups seek volunteers

JustREAD, a nonprofit, community-funded literacy program, seeks tutors to work at least one hour a 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.

For more information and to sign up for the next orientation class, call 940-7402, email Wendy Furuichi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit justreadcenters.org.

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.

For more information on the position, call 940-7402 or email Lisa Cittadino at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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