BCS hosts Maker Faire

Bullis Charter School hosted its annual School Maker Faire May 5.

More than 150 students participated in the event, which emphasized making, performing, creativity and innovation.

St. Simon students rock for a good cause

Courtesy of Mike Abbott
St. Simon Principal Ryan Roth dresses as Elvis Presley April 27 to celebrate the school’s Rock-a-Thon fundraiser with students.

St. Simon Parish School raised nearly $50,000 for tuition support at a Rock-a-Thon event April 27.

The Rock-a-Thon included more than walking and running laps. Students played turf games and competed in various art projects on the school’s Los Altos campus. A DJ put the “rock” in the event, providing a motivational soundtrack for the day.

St. Nicholas showcases Writer's Workshop

Courtesy of Mary Gallivan
St. Nicholas Catholic School students share their writing with visiting teachers March 21.

More than 40 teachers throughout the Diocese of San Jose visited St. Nicholas Catholic School in Los Altos Hills to witness its Writer’s Workshop in action March 21.

Visiting teachers observed a 50-minute class period of writing, noting the structure of the workshop and the positive and engaged responses from students.

Loyola students create colorful collage


Loyola School second-graders help docent Maria Liu of the Los Altos Arts Docents, top center, with a class project, a “Matisse-like” collage, after completing individual collages last month.

MVHS hosts swing dance fundraiser Saturday

A swing dance fundraiser for the Mountain View High School instrumental music program is scheduled 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave.

The school’s jazz bands are set to perform big band music and jazz dance tunes. Free swing dance lessons will be offered before the music starts.

LAEF hosts informational coffee Tuesday

The Los Altos Educational Foundation has scheduled an informational coffee meeting 8:45 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23) in the Los Altos School District Office Board Room, 201 Covington Ave.

Participants will learn about the foundation and how volunteering a few hours a month could impact education in the district.
LAEF board members, district leaders and district Superintendent Jeff Baier will discuss the partnership between the district and LAEF and the curricula students are being taught.

LAEF seeks volunteers for either a one-time project or throughout the year, including help with social media, marketing, videos, events, office support, school site representation and identifying future board members.

The nonprofit LAEF raises funds to provide staff and programs at all district campuses.

For more information, visit laefonline.net.

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