Schools Briefs Nov. 30 2016

Nonprofit group seeks laptops for Egan students

Los Altos High School junior Terence Lee seeks donations of functioning laptops (Windows or Mac platform) with appropriate power adapters for students in need at Egan Junior High School.

Lee’s nonprofit EqOpTech aims to bridge the gap for students who do not have laptops at home.

Each laptop will be refurbished to its full functionality with operating system and removal of all personal data prior to deployment. Disable any password prior to donating. Donations are tax deductible. A tax receipt will be provided on request.

To donate, drop off at the collection box in the Egan Junior High office, 100 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.

To coordinate a pickup and for more information, call 559-8338 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Blach sponsors annual Holiday Faire

Blach Intermediate School has scheduled its annual Holiday Faire 12:30-4 p.m. Friday in the school’s multipurpose room, 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos.

The boutique will feature holiday gifts and other handcrafted items made by Blach students. Students will sell holiday decorations, jewelry, candy, food items, candles, toys, scarves and more at more than 90 booths.

A portion of the profits is donated to the school.

For more information, visit

LASD hosts kindergarten information nights

The Los Altos School District has scheduled kindergarten information nights at each of its seven elementary schools 7 p.m. Thursday.

Interested families are invited to attend the event at their home school. Presentations are slated at Almond, Covington, Gardner Bullis, Loyola, Oak Avenue, Santa Rita and Springer schools.

Each school’s principal will discuss how the district approaches learning for all students, offer more information on the school’s programs and highlights, and provide an overview of student registration.

For more information, call the district office at 947-1150 or visit

Egan presents Holiday Faire

Egan Junior High School has scheduled its annual Holiday Faire 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in the school’s multipurpose room, 100 W. Portola Avenue, Los Altos.

More than 300 students will host 170 booths with original handcrafted items such as hats, scarves, jewelry, homemade treats, ornaments, candies, wallets and more.

Proceeds from the event, designed to teach students entrepreneurism and service skills, will support the school’s library.

For more information, visit

Waldorf School offers Holiday Faire

Waldorf School of the Peninsula has scheduled its 29th annual Holiday Faire 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its Los Altos campus, 11311 Mora Drive.

The event will feature a variety of hands-on activities for the entire family, including dipping beeswax candles, making wreaths with fresh greenery and handcrafting small gifts and holiday decorations from natural materials. Returning this year is the Russian Tea Room, where guests can enjoy quiet music, tea and treats.

In the Gnome Adventure, children can crawl through a passage lined with seasonal vignettes that show gnomes celebrating the four seasons. At the end of the journey, each child will receive a small gem as a memento.

The day will also include a catered buffet and old-fashioned games of skill for younger children, such as Treasure Mountain, Leap of Faith, Troll Bridge and Catapult Castle. Every game will end with a small prize.

A Children’s Workshop will offer youth the opportunity to make gifts such as rolled beeswax candles and jump ropes. A fairy-tale puppet show is scheduled several times during the day.

The holiday boutique will feature more than 10,000 handmade and unique items available for purchase, including European wooden toys, candles, knit scarves, shawls, children’s books, parenting and craft books, yarn and knitting materials, natural arts and craft supplies, dolls and lotions.

Free on-site parking and shuttles to nearby lots will be available.

Oaxacan Kitchen will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit

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