Living Classroom seeks volunteers
The Los Altos School District’s Living Classroom Program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and appreciate nature.
The program reaches all grade levels within the district and includes hands-on education in science, math and social studies.
A docent, an assistant docent and one or two volunteer parents direct lessons inside or outside the classroom.
Training and materials are provided. Training sessions are scheduled 8:30-11:30 a.m. March 25, April 1 and April 15 in Conference Room 2 at the district offices, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos.
PNG needs volunteers
Partners for New Generations, a nonprofit group that has provided mentors and tutors to local students for 16 years, has scheduled a volunteer information night and open house 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District offices, 1299 Bryant Ave., adjacent to Mountain View High School.
PNG coordinators from both programs, elementary and middle school tutoring and high school mentoring, will provide a brief overview of the organization and how it functions locally.
Teens and their volunteer adult mentors do everything from bowling to hiking, cooking and going to movies. Primarily they talk – and listen – to one another. The relationships are designed to help struggling students build self-esteem and find positive direction in their lives.
PNG hopes to attract new volunteers, but there is no obligation to sign up.
To RSVP, call Carole Dorshkind at 766-2162.
For more information, visit www.pngmvla.org.
Loyola K-Kids continue eyeglasses drive
The Loyola School K-Kids Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, will attempt to set a club record during its eighth annual “Share Old Spectacles” drive. The students have set a goal of collecting 1,500 pairs of eyeglasses.
The K-Kids Club, comprising second- through sixth-graders, has collected more than 9,000 pairs of glasses in eight years with the help of the public and local storeowners who offered space for donation boxes.
The glasses are sent to Direct Relief International in Goleta, where they are repaired, prescriptions identified and distributed to those who need them in the U.S. and throughout the world.
Donation boxes are available in Los Altos at Loyola School, 770 Berry Ave.; Los Altos Bakery, 692 Fremont Ave.; the Los Altos Town Crier, 138 Main St.; Heritage Bank of Commerce, 419 S. San Antonio Road; Wildberry Yogurt, 656 Fremont Ave.; and Brian’s Restaurant, 680 Fremont Ave.; and in Mountain View at the El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road.