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Speaker series features ‘Bully’ film

The Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series has scheduled a screening of the film “Bully” 6:30 p.m. April 23 in Spartan Theater at Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave.

“Bully” is a 2011 documentary by Lee Hirsch about bullying in U.S. schools. The film follows the lives of five students who face bullying on a daily basis.

Experts in bullying prevention Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet, co-founder of My Digital TAT2, and Jack Weinstein, director of Facing History and Ourselves, will moderate a discussion following the screening.

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation and the Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council co-sponsor the event.

Admission is free, but attendees are asked to register online by visiting mvlabullyfilm.eventbrite.com.

Foothill Middle College celebrates 20 years

Foothill Middle College, which serves local high school students, has scheduled its 20th anniversary celebration June 29 and 30.

The event will feature an “Open Mic” benefit for the Middle College Scholarship June 29 and a reunion picnic and celebration on the Foothill Campus June 30.

Organizers are searching for graduates of the Foothill Middle College program to participate in the anniversary activities.

Alumni are asked to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a name, graduation year and address.

For more information, visit Foothill Middle College’s event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FoothillMiddleCollegeReunion.

PNG seeks 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. April 23 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.

Living Classroom needs 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 parent volunteers direct lessons inside or outside the classroom.

Training and materials are provided. Training sessions are scheduled 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday and April 15 in Conference Room 2 at the district offices, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos.

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

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