Schools Briefs: E-waste, eye glass collections and a search for STEM volunteers

Montclaire hosts e-waste drop-off site

Montclaire Elementary School is scheduled to host an electronic waste drop-off site 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 in the school’s front parking lot, 1160 St. Joseph Ave., Los Altos.

Eligible items include recyclable electronics, phones, wires, cables, TVs, laptops, desktop computers, CDs, DVDs, printers, monitors, metals, batteries, dishwashers, microwaves and lawn mowers (without gasoline).

Schools briefs for the week of Feb. 27

Los Altos High seeks STEAM Week volunteers

Los Altos High School’s STEAM Week Committee seeks a speaker coordinator and other volunteers. The committee organizes STEAM Week each fall, which brings science, technology, engineering, art and math speakers to the school.

The speaker coordinator communicates with all speakers to gather and relay information – including logistics, biography and technology needs – and to answer any speaker questions. The coordinator is also responsible for coordinating between the STEAM Speaker Committee and individual speakers to craft talk titles and abstracts. The majority of work occurs six weeks prior through the end of STEAM Week, at a rate of approximately three to five hours per week.

Schools Briefs for the week of Feb. 13

FLEX College Prep hosts admissions expo

FLEX College Prep is scheduled to host a college admissions expo 1-3:30 p.m. March 3 at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Speakers will include the founder and CEO of FLEX College Prep and former undergraduate admissions officers from Yale University, USC, UCLA and Santa Clara University. The event will feature a variety of workshops for students, including one on how to write a standout personal essay.

Schools Briefs for the week of Feb. 6

Flamingo fundraiser supports AVID students

Watch out for flocks of plastic flamingos landing on lawns in Los Altos, Sunnyvale and Cupertino through Feb. 15.

As part of a fundraiser organized by the Homestead High School AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Class of 2020, students and other local residents purchased a flock of flamingos that will “roost” on a friend’s lawn for 24 hours.

Schools briefs for the week of Dec. 5

Elephant fundraiser rescheduled

Los Altos student Uma Chirotarrab’s fourth annual elephant fundraiser is scheduled 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 16 in front of Sethi, 290 Main St., Los Altos.

Uma plans to hand out cookies, answer questions about elephants and collect donations for Tusk, an organization that supports conservation in Africa.

Schools Briefs for the week of Nov. 14

MVLA hosts Math Night for future students

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has scheduled its second Math Night for the families of future high schoolers 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in Los Altos High’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

The event – designed for the families of kindergartners through eighth-graders who will attend Mountain View High or Los Altos High – will provide information on math pathways available to students and details on computer science and engineering courses. Families can learn more about how courses connect to different career paths in science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields.


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