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.

Proceeds from donations will support the Montclaire Parent Teacher Organization.

For more information, call the school at 967-9388.

Cal Water offers College scholarships

California Water Service Co. is accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year.

Cal Water expects to award $60,000 in scholarships for college and vocational education. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, community service and financial need.

Applications are due May 1.

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Jewelry sale benefits MVLA Scholars

Los Altos Hills residents Liz Rome and Carolyn Pierce-Whang have scheduled a jewelry show fundraiser for MVLA Scholars 2-6 p.m. May 11 at Neutra House, 183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Rome and Pierce-Whang design and make their own jewelry using gemstones and precious metals, then sell the pieces to raise money for local nonprofit organizations. Long-term supporters of education, they have donated nearly $16,000 in sale proceeds to local groups such as MVLA Scholars and ALearn, which prepare local underserved youth for college and provide scholarships.

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 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 located 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.; Meyer’s Learning Center, 365 First St. Unit D; and the Los Altos Town Crier, 138 Main St. Mountain View collection boxes are available at Eye City Optometry, 1350 Grant Road No. 17; Alan Clark Optometry, 644 N. San Antonio Road; the El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road; and Wells Fargo Bank, 809 Cuesta Drive. A Palo Alto collection box is located at Foothills Tennis and Swimming Club, 3351 Miranda Ave.

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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.

Each laptop will be refurbished by volunteers, and all personal data removed. Passwords should be disabled prior to donating. Donations are tax deductible, and a tax receipt will be provided upon request.

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

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