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Egan Jr. High seeks Portfolio Day volunteers

Egan Junior High School has scheduled its annual Portfolio Day June 2.

Portfolio Day aims to increase student motivation, build a sense of accomplishment and foster community involvement with the school. Through personal interviews with adult community members and parents, students showcase their academic achievements as they share their most personally valuable work in a 10-minute presentation.

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Mariko Tamaki, author of the graphic novel “This One Summer” (First Second, 2014), is slated to appear 7 p.m. March 17 in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Tamaki is the school’s Writers Week Community Read featured speaker. Her Caldecott Honor book, which she created with her artist sister Jillian, demonstrates the artistry and literary sophistication of the genre and should appeal to readers ages 14 and up.

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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, comprised of 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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The Los Altos School District’s 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 the Mountain View Whisman School District.

Realtors offer scholarships for local students

The 17th annual Silicon Valley Realtors Scholarship Program for graduating seniors from 18 local public high schools is underway.

Sponsored by the charitable foundation of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR), the scholarship program is a partnership with local high schools in Silicon Valley.

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