Schools Briefs December 7 2016

Egan presents Holiday Faire

Egan Junior High School has scheduled its annual Holiday Faire 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday 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.

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Living Classroom recruits volunteers

The Living Classroom Program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and appreciate nature.

Volunteer docents lead interactive, hands-on lessons to teach students the interconnectedness of the world. The program reaches all grade levels in the Los Altos School District and includes hands-on education in science, math and social studies. The program now also serves schools in the Mountain View Whisman and Palo Alto Unified school districts.

Training is available to acquaint docents with the lesson content. All materials are provided, and no teaching experience is required. A docent and often an assistant docent along with one or two volunteer parents direct lessons inside or outside the classroom.

Mountain View training sessions are scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 23 in the Mountain View Whisman School District boardroom, 750-A San Pierre Way. Los Altos sessions are slated 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Jan. 9 in the Los Altos School District iLearn Studio, 201 Covington Road. A Palo Alto session is set for 9 a.m. to noon Monday in the Palo Alto Unified School District Science Resource Center, 445 E. Charleston Road.

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

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. Donors should disable all passwords 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..

CSMA hosts holiday concert

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled its annual Merit Scholars Holiday Concert 5 p.m. Saturday in CSMA’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The concert will feature CSMA’s Merit Scholar students, in grades 6-12, performing classical selections and seasonal favorites.

The ensemble groups will include students studying flute, violin, viola, piano, voice, bassoon, recorder and percussion.

Featured works will highlight the music of Vivaldi, Bruch, Greig, Schubert, Handel and more, in addition to classic and traditional holiday songs.

CSMA Merit Scholars are awarded scholarships based on a high level of commitment, talent and achievement in their music studies. Merit Scholars and their families are regarded as local ambassadors for the CSMA Music School and perform at high-profile events throughout the community.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call 917-6800, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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