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Families gather to create Cradle to Covington group

Courtesy of Sandesh Mouli
Los Altos children, clockwise from left, Zara Shah, Kayden Shah, Logan Mouli and Shreya Mouli trick-or-treat together. The children and their parents are members of Cradle to Covington, a social network for parents whose young children will eventually attend Covington School.

Many families in Los Altos include two working parents supporting a busy lifestyle, especially if young children are involved.

In an effort to connect parents with children ages 5 and under who will eventually attend Covington School, Sandesh Mouli posted an appeal on Nextdoor.com.

Harp playing resonates with MVHS student

Courtesy of Jason Kneebone
Mountain View High School sophomore Danielle Nam has been playing the harp since she was 6 years old.

After short stints playing the violin and piano, Los Altos resident Danielle Nam found the ideal instrument at age 6 – the harp.

The Mountain View High School sophomore said what makes the harp so special to her is the “relative physicality of it.”

Student visitors share Chinese culture with Santa Rita School

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Visiting students from China perform a traditional sleeve dance for Santa Rita School students as part of a cultural assembly.

Despite not always being able to understand one another, students at Santa Rita School and their visiting Chinese peers found common ground in the international language of play last week.

Part of the Santa Clara County Young Cultural Ambassador program, 64 third- though sixth-graders from China visited Santa Rita Jan. 24 with an aim to build multicultural understanding and appreciation.

Bullis Charter School prepares new teachers for long careers

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Bullis Charter School associate teacher Elle Pan gives feedback on the shark-shaped plane a student drew in class. The school’s Associate Teacher Program prepares teachers to meet the demands of the 21st-century classroom.

Bullis Charter School doesn’t just hire new teachers – through its Associate Teacher Program, administrators ensure that every new instructor is properly prepared and the perfect fit.

“The Associate Teacher Program is a certified position, with the primary objective of helping reduce the teacher-student ratio in order to execute the personalized learning program we have at Bullis,” Superintendent Wanny Hersey said.

Covington hosts Abilities Awareness Week

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Covington School sixth graders learn about fine motor school difficulties some students might have by trying to button up a coat with socks on their hands.

Covington School students gained an understanding of the struggles of fellow students with learning challenges Jan. 5 and 6 during Abilities Awareness Week.

“This program builds empathy in our students and helps them understand that we all have challenges and strengths,” said Covington Principal Wade Spenader.

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