Schools Briefs

Local students perform at MVHS jazz festival

Music students from local schools are scheduled to perform at the annual Mountain View High School Jazz Festival 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the campus quad, 3535 Truman Ave.

Students from Mountain View High, Los Altos High, Graham Middle School, Blach Intermediate School and more will play. Guest artist John Worley will be featured at the festival.

Food, drinks and Baskin-Robbins ice cream will be available for purchase. Pets are not allowed.

Admission is free, though there is a suggested donation of $5 for students and $10 for adults. All proceeds will support the Mountain View High School music department.

Montclaire hosts e-waste drop-off site

Montclaire Elementary School is slated to host an electronic waste drop-off site 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 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).

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 annually.

To donate, drop glasses in the collection boxes at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road; the 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.

Living Classroom recruits docents

Volunteer docents are needed for the Los Altos School District’s Living Classroom program, which delivers hands-on, garden-based lessons to students throughout the school year. Docents connect kids with nature, teach where food comes from and promote environmental stewardship.

No experience is necessary.

For more information, call 947-1103, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Student seeks literary magazine submissions

Los Altos High School student Mira Chiruvolu seeks submissions for The Hive, a literary magazine she recently launched to highlight and discover new writers, artists and authors.

All genres and forms of writing (fiction, poetry, creative writing and journalism) and art (for the website and cover art) are eligible.

Email submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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