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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).

A truck and helpers will be available to assist with recyclables.

Drop-off and disposal is free; a portion of the recycling proceeds will support the Montclaire Parent Teacher Organization.

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

Loyola K-Kids Club collects eyeglasses

The Loyola K-Kids Club is collecting used eyeglasses for its annual “Share Old Spectacles” drive.

The club donates the glasses to Direct Relief International, where they are cleaned, repaired and their prescriptions identified before distributing them around the world to those who can’t afford glasses. The students collect approximately 1,200 pairs of glasses every year.

To donate, drop glasses in the collection boxes at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road; the Los Altos Town Crier, 138 Main St.; Starbucks at Rancho Shopping Center, 654 Fremont Ave.; Tom’s Depot, 991 Fremont Ave. in Loyola Corners; the office of Dr. Shahin Fazilat, 515 South Drive, Suite 25, Mountain View; or Mountain View Optometry, 495 Castro St.

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 is spent six weeks prior through the end of STEAM Week, at a rate of approximately three to five hours per week.

To volunteer and for information, email Laura Teksler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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