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Schools Briefs: March 29 2017

Nonprofit group seeks laptops for students

EqOpTech, founded by Los Altos High School junior Terence Lee, seeks donations of functioning laptops (Windows or Mac) with appropriate power adapters for students in need at Almond School.

The nonprofit EqOpTech works to connect students with limited technology access to the resources they need to do schoolwork at home.

Volunteers will refurbish each laptop, in the process removing all personal data. Passwords should be disabled prior to donation. Donations are tax deductible, and a tax receipt will be provided on request.

To donate, drop off at the collection box at Almond School, 550 Almond Ave., Los Altos.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Library hosts college prep workshop

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a workshop on the role of extracurricular activities and summer plans in college admissions 7 p.m. April 6 in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

FLEX College Prep will lead the discussion, covering topics such as quantity vs. quality of activities and how to stand out from other applicants.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org.

CSMA presents concert with art

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled a concert, “Art & Music in Harmony,” 2 p.m. Sunday in CSMA’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Musicians Dawn Walker, Heidi Saario and Mark Walker will perform the works of famous composers accompanied by images of art from Picasso, Monet and more.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call 917-6800, ext. 305, or visit arts4all.org.

MVHS recruits volunteer tutors

Mountain View High School seeks qualified volunteers with a bachelor’s degree or higher to tutor students.

Bilingual tutors (Spanish, French, Mandarin and Japanese) are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information, call George St. Clair at 940-4624 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MVLA college lecture features Deresiewicz

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker series has scheduled a lecture by essayist William Deresiewicz 7 p.m. Tuesday in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Deresiewicz, author of “Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life,” will discuss the value of students forging their own paths during his talk “Excellent Sheep: Reframing College as a Time for Self-Discovery.”

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

Admission is free and open to the parents and guardians of students in grades 9-12 in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District.

To reserve a seat, visit wderesiewicz.eventbrite.com.

LAMV PTA seeks award nominations

The Los Altos Mountain View PTA Council seeks nominations for its annual Honorary Service Awards, honoring individuals for their service to the PTA and school community.

Nominees may include volunteers, teachers and other community partners with a long history of serving children and youth, who have made a substantial positive impact.

To submit a nomination, email the person’s name, a brief paragraph on why he or she deserves the award and your contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for nominations is April 5.

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