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Living Classroom seeks volunteers

The Living Classroom program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and appreciate nature.

Volunteer docents lead interactive, hands-on lessons to teach students the interconnectedness of the world. The program reaches all grade levels in the Los Altos School District and includes education in science, math and social studies. The program also serves schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District.

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Mentor Tutor Connection seeks volunteers

Mentor Tutor Connection, the nonprofit group that has provided mentors and tutors to local students for 20 years, has scheduled a volunteer open house and luncheon noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Offices, 1299 Bryant Ave., adjacent to Mountain View High School.

The organization seeks mentors for high school students and tutors for students in kindergarten to eighth grade.

MVLA Scholars seeks mentors

MVLA Scholars seeks volunteers for its College Prep Mentoring Program, which pairs high school juniors and seniors with local residents who shepherd them through the college application process.

The program specifically targets juniors and seniors in Los Altos and Mountain View high schools’ Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) classes, geared to first-generation and low-income college-bound students.

Foothill hosts new-student workshops

Foothill College has scheduled two one-stop Student Orientation, Assessment and Registration (SOAR) sessions for first-time college students Aug. 30 on campus, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The SOAR sessions are slated 3-5:30 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Students need only attend one session.

BCS adds to its board

Bullis Charter School recently added two new members to its board of directors.

Richard Ying, principal at Four Corners Properties, and Ann Waterman Roy, vice president of strategic operations at Innovate Public Schools, will join the board this month.

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Egan Jr. High seeks Portfolio Day volunteers

Egan Junior High School has scheduled its annual Portfolio Day June 2. Through personal interviews with adult community members and parents, students will showcase their academic achievements. Each student shares his or her most personally valuable work in a 10-minute presentation.

The role of the adult participants is to provide positive feedback, ask pertinent questions and help students celebrate their achievements.

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Loyola K-Kids continue eyeglasses drive

The Loyola School K-Kids Club, sponsored by the Los Altos Kiwanis Club, is attempting to set a club record during its 10th annual “Share Old Spectacles” drive – and it is close.

Students set a goal of collecting more than 1,000 pairs of eyeglasses and have collected 900 pairs. The club is accepting donations through the end of May.

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