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Local education foundations support Stand UP for Public Schools Day

The Los Altos Educational Foundation joined forces with the Mountain View Educational Foundation to declare May 10 “Stand UP For Public Schools” Day.

The two foundations, which serve 19 elementary and middle schools in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, will partner with seven nearby foundations and districts to give local residents and businesses the opportunity to support public schools.

School Briefs

LASD solicits teacher housing

The Los Altos School District, in partnership with Los Altos Community Foundation, is compiling an electronic bulletin board connecting district teachers to local residents with available rental housing. The bulletin board will serve both veteran teachers and new hires searching for affordable housing near district schools.

The search for housing will include apartments, in-law units and suites with their own entrances that are available beginning in July or August.

MVLA hires new associate superintendent


The Mountain View Los Altos Union School District hired Margarita Navarro as the next leader of educational services for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District, effective July 1.

As associate superintendent, Navarro will oversee curriculum and instruction. She replaces Brigitte Sarraf, who is retiring after nearly 50 years working in Mountain View’s education system.

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.

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 storeowners who offer space for collection buckets.

Schools Briefs March 29


Courtesy of Carla Razura
St. Nicholas Catholic School students are slated to perform in “Willy Wonka Jr.,” based on the work of children’s author Roald Dahl. Actors include, from left, Rayne Ryan (Willy Wonka), Danielle McDermott (Oompa Loompa), Caroline Koltek (Charlie Bucket) and John Frazier (Grandpa Joe).

St. Nicholas presents ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

St. Nicholas Catholic School is scheduled to present “Willy Wonka Jr.” 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the school, 12816 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Students in grades 4-8 stage a spring musical every year. Meg Fischer-Venuti, St. Nicholas drama coach and director at Peninsula Youth Theatre, directs the production.


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