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LACS teachers eat crickets to raise funds for leukemia research


Courtesy of Cathy Fitzpatrick-Platt
Fourth-grade teacher Marilyn Bryant, Principal Susan Goff and fifth-grade teacher Abby Eldridge amused Los Altos Christian Schools students by participating in a cricket-eating contest to celebrate a successful fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Eldridge won the contest by downing a dozen crickets in under 10 seconds. The crickets were locally sourced from Don Bugito, a San Francisco company.

Those who have ever wondered what crickets taste like can ask Los Altos Christian Schools Principal Susan Goff. Or fourth-grade teacher Marilyn Bryant. Or fifth-grade teacher Abby Eldridge.

The three educators recently participated in a cricket-eating contest as a celebration for elementary students, who raised more than $2,400 in the Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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MVLA graduation rates exceed state average

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson last week reported graduation rates for all public high schools in California, with schools in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District scoring well above the state average of 80.2 percent.

Los Altos High School graduated 99 percent of its students, Mountain View High graduated 95.3 percent and Alta Vista High School graduated 94.5 percent.

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LAPP celebrates 60 years with anniversary gathering

Los Altos Parent Preschool alumni and current families are invited to attend the school’s 60th anniverary celebration 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the school, 201 Covington Road, on the Covington School campus next to Rosita Park.

According to organizers, the event will be a casual, family-friendly gathering with complimentary food and refreshments. Children can play on the playground and with bubbles.

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