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Schools Briefs

Art teacher opens studio doors

Pinewood School art teacher Penny Nolan has scheduled an open studio 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Pinewood’s lower campus, 477 Fremont Ave., Los Altos.

Nolan, a Pinewood teacher for more than 20 years, is also a fine-art oil painter and vice president of the Sunnyvale Art Club. Visitors to the open studio may view Nolan’s work and participate in a craft project Sunday to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Local education foundations support Stand UP for Public Schools Day

The Los Altos Educational Foundation joined forces with the Mountain View Educational Foundation to declare May 10 “Stand UP For Public Schools” Day.

The two foundations, which serve 19 elementary and middle schools in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, will partner with seven nearby foundations and districts to give local residents and businesses the opportunity to support public schools.

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LASD solicits teacher housing

The Los Altos School District, in partnership with Los Altos Community Foundation, is compiling an electronic bulletin board connecting district teachers to local residents with available rental housing. The bulletin board will serve both veteran teachers and new hires searching for affordable housing near district schools.

The search for housing will include apartments, in-law units and suites with their own entrances that are available beginning in July or August.

MVLA hires new associate superintendent


The Mountain View Los Altos Union School District hired Margarita Navarro as the next leader of educational services for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District, effective July 1.

As associate superintendent, Navarro will oversee curriculum and instruction. She replaces Brigitte Sarraf, who is retiring after nearly 50 years working in Mountain View’s education system.

Schools Briefs

Montclaire hosts e-waste drop-off

Montclaire Elementary School has scheduled a free e-waste drop-off 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the front parking lot of the school, 1160 St. Joseph Ave., Los Altos.

Trucks and helpers from AJ Electronics will be on hand to collect the electronics recyclables.

K-Kids Club continues eyeglasses drive

The Loyola School K-Kids Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, is collecting eyeglasses for its annual “Share Old Spectacles” drive. Students hope to collect more than 1,200 pairs of eyeglasses during this year’s campaign.

The K-Kids Club, comprising second- through sixth-graders, has collected more than 1,000 pairs of glasses each year with help from the public and storeowners who offer space for collection buckets.


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