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Mentor Tutor Connection seeks volunteers

Mentor Tutor Connection, a nonprofit group that provides mentors and tutors for local students, has scheduled a volunteer information event and open house noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Office, 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View.

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.

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How to help students maximize their new year

As someone who has worked with students for well over a decade, I see a similar sentiment at the end of every semester and the beginning of a new one.

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MVLA Speaker Series hosts teen wellness panel

The Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series is scheduled to present a panel discussion, “Helping Your Teen Make Wise Choices,” 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Panelists will include Seth Ammerman, M.D., adolescent medicine specialist and clinical professor; Wynne Satterwhite, principal at Los Altos High; Susan Flatmo, psychologist and clinical services coordinator for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District; and William Blair, assistant principal at Mountain View High. Lisa Medoff, developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent mental health, will moderate the panel.

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BCS schedules parent info nights

Bullis Charter School has scheduled parent information nights for its K-5 and middle school programs.

The K-5 program information night is slated 7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Bullis Charter School Multipurpose Room, 102 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos. The middle school program night is scheduled 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Multipurpose Room.

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CSMA hosts student-faculty exhibition

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled the multidisciplinary art exhibition “Beginning With Water” through Jan. 11 in CSMA’s Mohr Gallery, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain.

“Beginning With Water” showcases the work of artists ages 5 to adult.

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Santa Rita visits The Terraces


Susie Greenwald’s third-grade class at Santa Rita School has a special relationship with The Terraces at Los Altos, a senior retirement community. The class visits the center once a month to share quality time with the residents, above. The students braved the downpour Dec. 11, left, to visit with the seniors. The residents shared stories with the children of their Christmas traditions, and the students presented seniors with holiday cards featuring heartfelt sentiments. The seniors and the students joined together to sing “Jingle Bells.”

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Local schools participate in national Hour of Code activities


Ellie Van HOutte/Town Crier
Himan Shu Raj, a volunteer from Microsoft, advises Los Altos High ninth-graders, from left, Serhat Suzer, Jamie Bennett and Chris Yang as they participate in the school’s Hour of Code Showcase.

Local schools participated in national Hour of Code activities last week, aiming to spread the desire not just to consume technology, but to help build it.

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