Schools Briefs: School supply drive, retirement party, books for schools

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LA Police Department runs school supply drive

The Los Altos Police Department is slated to host its inaugural “Pack the Patrol Car” event Aug. 14 on the Downtown Green, located on Third Street between Main and State streets in Los Altos.

As the school year approaches, the department will collect new school supplies for low-income kindergarten through eighth-grade students. The Los Altos School District will identify students in need and take the lead in distributing donated supplies.

Schools Briefs: Distinguished alumnus, kids' science fair

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LA resident honored as distinguished alumnus

Los Altos resident Neil Bonke received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University, earlier this month.

Bonke was one of five alumni to receive this year’s award, which was presented during an alumni reunion July 12-13 in Potsdam, N.Y., on the university’s campus.

Schools Briefs: Volunteers and contest entrants sought

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Schola Cantorum runs teen poetry contest

Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley launched a poetry contest for high school students, with the winning poem set to new music and performed by the 75-voice ensemble.

Young poets are asked to submit work under the theme “California’s Natural Beauty.” All poems must have a title and be 20 lines or fewer. Any rhyme style is accepted except free verse.

Forum explores LASD-BCS controversy

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The Los Altos Women’s Caucus has scheduled a community forum addressing the facts behind the facilities debate between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School.

“Understanding the Basics: LASD and BCS” is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. The forum will cover how each entity operates, laws governing their operations and the impact each has on the other.

Living Classroom hosts info session

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An information meeting and garden tour for potential Living Classroom docents is scheduled 10 a.m. May 23 at the Los Altos School District office, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos.

The Living Classroom program is currently in the process of recruiting more volunteer docents.

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BCS K-3 students stage ‘Wizard of Oz’

Bullis Charter School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” is scheduled 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a Saturday matinee set for 2 p.m., in the school’s north campus multipurpose room, 102 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.

Students in grades K-3 star in the classic play, which follows Dorothy and her dog Toto on their journey through the magical land of Oz.

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