Schools Briefs February 1 2017

MVHS parents host swing dance

The Mountain View High School Instrumental Music Parents Association has scheduled its fourth annual swing dance 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave.

Tickets are $20 general, $10 for seniors and free for employees of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District. Tickets are available online and at the door. Tickets include refreshments and a dance lesson at 7 p.m. An open dance featuring big band music by the Mountain View High Jazz Band will follow at 8 p.m.

Proceeds will support the Mountain View High School Music Department.

All attendees must be 21 years or older. No dance experience is necessary. Partners are not required. Experienced Mountain View High dancers will be on hand to teach beginners.

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For more information, call Bill Heye at (408) 839-7081 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Loyola K-Kids launch 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 local storeowners, who offer space for collection buckets.

The glasses are sent to Direct Relief International in Goleta, where they are repaired, prescriptions identified and distributed to those who need them in the U.S. and around the world.

Los Altos collection boxes are available at Loyola School, 770 Berry Ave.; Heritage Bank of Commerce, 419 S. San Antonio Road; Ciana Salon, 227 Plaza Central; Eye Lite Optical, 286 Main St.; Meyers Learning Center, 365 First St. Unit D; and the Los Altos Town Crier, 138 Main St. A Mountain View collection box is located at Eye City Optometry, 1350 Grant Road No. 17.

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Ed foundations sponsor parent education event

Child and adolescent psychiatrist Victoria Dunckley is slated to discuss “Reset Your Child’s Brain: Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen Time” 7-9 p.m. Monday in the Mountain View High School Spartan Theater, 3535 Truman Ave.

An award-winning child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dunckley is a nationally recognized expert on the effects of electronic media on children’s brains and bodies. She has been featured on the “Today” show and NPR, and blogs monthly for Psychology Today. She is the author of “Reset Your Child’s Brain.”

Dunckley’s presentation will cover the effects of exposure to regular and moderate screen time in children and teens. The discussion will include ways for parents to methodically reset their children’s brains.

The event – part of the Los Altos-Mountain View School Speaker Series – is designed for parents of students in grades K-12.

Co-sponsors of the event include the MVLA High School Foundation, the Los Altos-Mountain View Council PTA, the Los Altos Educational Foundation and the Mountain View Educational Foundation.

Admission is free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to RSVP.

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