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Foothill continues winter registration

The Foothill College Winter Quarter 2013 class schedule is available online at

Winter registration is open through Jan. 6. Unless otherwise noted in the schedule, courses begin Jan. 7 and continue through March 27.

California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees for Foothill courses.

For registration information, visit or

For more fee and refund information, access

Local groups recruit volunteers

JustREAD, a nonprofit, community-funded literacy program, seeks tutors to work at least one hour per week to help middle and high school students with reading.

The program trains tutors, who work one-on-one with students in a supervised classroom setting during the school year.

JustMATH, a volunteer math tutoring program, needs volunteer tutors to work at least one hour per week to help students improve their math skills.

The supervised programs are held at Graham and Crittenden middle schools in Mountain View.

For more information or to sign up for the next training class, email Tuti Werner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 691-0416 or visit

Living Classroom seeks volunteers

The Los Altos School District’s Living Classroom Program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and appreciate nature.

The program reaches all grade levels within the district and includes hands-on education in science, math and social studies. A docent and often an assistant docent along with one or two volunteer parents direct lessons inside or outside the classroom.

Training and materials are provided. Training sessions are scheduled 8:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 and 28 and Feb. 4 at the school district offices, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos.

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

Music for Minors needs volunteers

Music for Minors seeks volunteers interested in training to become music teachers for students in kindergarten through third grade.

The nonprofit organization, devoted to keeping music alive in local schools in the wake of state budget cuts, provides sequential, standards-based music education programs for children throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

Music for Minors will provide volunteers the tools necessary to teach music in the elementary classroom. Training is provided, and volunteers may attend sessions in Los Altos or Redwood City.

For more information, call 237-9130 or visit

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