Schools Briefs: Science nonprofit joins national group, e-waste drop off, moon festival

Local science program joins national network

Science is Elementary, a nonprofit group founded by Los Altos resident Tzipor Ulman, is joining a nationwide education network, aiming to combat the shortage of STEM teachers.

100Kin10, a national organization working to train 100,000 new science, technology, engineering and math teachers by 2021, announced Sept. 5 that Science is Elementary would join 40 other new partners this year.

100Kin10 launched in 2011 as an answer to former President Barack Obama’s call during his 2011 State of the Union address to train 100,000 new STEM teachers in a decade.

The 41 new partners will join a network of more than 280 current partners that includes academic institutions, nonprofits, foundations, companies and government agencies.

The Mountain View-based Science is Elementary works with schools and districts on science education through in-class programs with students and professional development for teachers.

The districts the organization works with include Mountain View Whisman, Ravenswood City and Santa Clara Unified.

For more information, visit

Montclaire offers e-waste drop-off site

Montclaire Elementary School’s annual free fall e-waste collection event is scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the school, 1160 St. Joseph Ave., Los Altos.

Accepted items include electronics, phones, wires, cables, TVs, laptops, desktops, CD and DVD drives/players, printers, monitors, batteries and small household appliances. Scrap metal and large appliances are not permitted.

Proceeds will benefit 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..

Yew Chung school hosts Moon Festival

Yew Chung International School is slated to host its annual Moon Festival 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on the school’s K-8 campus, 310 Easy St., Mountain View.

The event will include traditional Chinese food, games, stories and activities. Admission is free.

For more information, call 903-0986, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Foothill College fall registration opens

Foothill College fall registration is open, with classes beginning Sept. 23.

First-time, full-time students (12 units or more) are eligible for two years of free tuition, fees and textbooks through the Foothill College Promise program.

To register, visit For more information on Foothill College Promise, visit

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