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.

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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.

Schools Briefs: March 29 2017

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.

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MVHS parents host dinner concert

The Mountain View High School Instrumental Music Parents Association has scheduled its third annual “Spaghetti and Strings” dinner concert 6-8:30 p.m. March 22 at Mountain View High School in the small gym, 3535 Truman Ave.

General admission will include a three-course Italian dinner catered by The Pasta Market at 6:30 p.m. Performances by orchestra ensemble students will follow at 7 p.m.


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