TheatreWorks' upcoming Oskar show opens its doors to entire community


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Jon Deline plays the title role in “Oskar and the Last Straw,” a TheatreWorks production aimed at helping students cope with stress from activity and academic overload.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's “Oskar” tour – featuring live school assemblies for students in grades K-5 – is set to premiere 2 p.m. March 31 at the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College. For the first time, the performance will be open to all local residents.

The Foothill production is the only one on the tour open to the general public – the other performances will take place at schools.

Almond School principal resigns

Note: Several parents said the original version of this story offered predominantly one side of the issue. In response, the Town Crier has included additional information from parents who initially raised the concerns at Almond.
 

Benadom

The Los Altos School District may have a problem with bullying. But this time, it’s not related to students.

Almond School Principal Erika Benadom announced her resignation recently, partially because of parent “bullying,” according to two Almond parents who wished to remain anonymous.

Women deserve equal pay

Women in all different industries from all over the United States, such as Sheryl Sandberg, are standing up for their rights and demanding equal pay.

“It’s indisputable that there’s a real pay gap. … Every woman, every girl, deserves to get paid what they’re worth.” Sandberg told the Huffington Post in 2014.

PAMF Scholarship and More

Physicians at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation award scholarships annually to high school students who plan to pursue careers in medicine.

The Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group Pre-Medical Scholarships – $25,000 per recipient – are paid out to students over five years.

MVLA expands program for parent education

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District’s Parent Institute for Quality Education is scheduled to launch a series of workshops today.

Established in spring 2017, PIQE served more than 100 MVLA and Mountain View Whisman School District families last year by providing a variety of services, including eight weeks of workshops on high school systems and the college admissions process to enable immigrant parents to help their children reach their full potential.

Local schools vow to keep students safe

The recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has made student safety a major concern nationwide. In the wake of the massacre, local school officials are reinforcing emergency response preparedness and procedures.

Los Altos School District Superintendent Jeff Baier sent an email to district parents assuring them that “safety is our top priority.”


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