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Loyola K-Kids launch eyeglasses drive

The Loyola School K-Kids Club, sponsored by the Los Altos Kiwanis Club, will attempt to set a club record during its 10th annual “Share Old Spectacles” drive. The students hope to collect more than 1,000 pairs of eyeglasses.

The K-Kids Club, comprising second- through sixth-graders, has collected more than 8,000 pairs of glasses in nine years with the help of the public and local storeowners who offered space for collection buckets.


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Loyola families package meals for families

In partnership with Together We Can End Hunger, Loyola School families are scheduled to package meals for families in need Saturday.

The group invites local residents to join them in their efforts and offers two shifts: 10-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Loyola School Multipurpose Room.

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Gardner Bullis sponsors movie screening at Foothill

Gardner Bullis School has scheduled a public screening of the documentary “Beyond Measure” 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

“Beyond Measure,” produced by the same Reel Link Films team that made “Race to Nowhere,” shines a light on tenacious and cutting-edge alternatives to the stifling, high-pressure education system presented in its predecessor. Where many past documentaries have dwelled on the education crisis and the policies to blame for it, “Beyond Measure” follows public schools across the country as they take matters into their own hands, innovating from the inside. By spotlighting success stories, “Beyond Measure” aims to show that it is possible to rise above America’s achievement fixation and build a richer, deeper, more empowering and student-centered education culture from the ground up.

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Gardner Bullis sponsors movie screening at Foothill

Gardner Bullis School has scheduled a screening of the documentary “Beyond Measure” 7-9 p.m. Jan. 14 in Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

“Beyond Measure,” produced by the same Reel Link Films team that made “Race to Nowhere,” shines a light on tenacious and cutting-edge alternatives to the stifling, high-pressure education system presented in its predecessor. Where many past documentaries have dwelled on the education crisis and the policies to blame for it, “Beyond Measure” follows public schools across the country as they take matters into their own hands, innovating from the inside. By spotlighting success stories, “Beyond Measure” aims to show that it is possible to rise above America’s achievement fixation and build a richer, deeper, more empowering and student-centered education culture from the ground up.

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Living Classroom seeks volunteers

The Living Classroom Program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and sharing about 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 and Palo Alto Unified school districts.

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Mentor Tutor Connection seeks volunteers

Mentor Tutor Connection, a nonprofit group that has provided mentors and tutors to local students for 18 years, has scheduled a volunteer open house and luncheon noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 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.


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