February 2011

Jerry Shapiro, PhD of Santa Clara University

Is America experiencing a “boy crisis?”  Whether it’s a full-blown crisis or not, there is no doubt that boys are falling behind girls in school.  Dr. Jerry Shapiro explores the subject on Wednesday, March 2 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m in the Encinal School Multipurpose Room.  He will discuss:

  • How to talk to boys so they will will listen
  • How to provide more boy-centered learning experiences
  • How to avoid gender stereotyping
  • How boys learn best
  • Myths of boyhood

Dr. Shapiro has been working with parents and families for four decades.  He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University.  He is the author of nine books, including The Measure of a Man: Becoming the Father You Wish Your Father Had Been.  He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the CBS Morning Show.

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Jaya Virmani, M.D.: Physician with a focus on health education

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In 2002, Dr. Jaya Virmani and her colleague Dr. Soa Yee Tsung took the somewhat bold step of leaving the “comfort” of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) to open their own private practice in Menlo Park. “We wanted more freedom — and more time to spend with patients,” says Jaya. Now almost a decade later, they […]

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Camp Galileo coming to Encinal – early bird discounts available thru 3/1

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Camp Galileo for pre-K through rising 5th graders will be held this summer at Encinal School in Atherton. Parents can take advantage of ‘early bird’ discounts and save up to $200 by enrolling campers by March 1st. The Galileo Financial Assistance Program, which awards assistance to low- and middle-income families, is also available, as is […]

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Rainfall stands at 14.25″ season-to-date, reports In Menlo weather watcher Bill …

Rainfall stands at 14.25″ season-to-date, reports In Menlo weather watcher Bill Russ.

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These Menlo Park chickens roam free and are featured on Sunset blog: http://bit….

These Menlo Park chickens roam free and are featured on Sunset blog: http://bit.ly/fDpnHz

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M-A art students participate in Peacemaker’s Project

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Menlo-Atherton High School’s Drawing and Painting II class is currently participating in the first annual Peacemaker’s Project, a new media art project promoted by social networking. M-A art teacher, Craig Le Claire, had his students choose a figure they thought best represented peace. Many selected famous revolutionists and leaders- Harvey Milk, Nelson Mandela, and even […]

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The Cookie Mobile is prowling the streets of Menlo Park

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Initially spotted in the vicinity of Hillview School just before Ski Week, the Cookie Mobile is the newest way to buy “on demand” Girl Scout cookies. With the help of their mom/driver, Liza McMichaels, two Menlo Park school girls, Kenyon and Morgonn, have set a goal of selling 3,000 boxes between now and March 27. […]

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Bill Russ reports fresh 0.8″ of rain

Bill Russ writes that there was a fresh .8″ in his gauge overnight. That brings the season to date total to 14.15″ On this very day one year ago we had a full inch bringing that total to 15.3″. Photo by Scott Loftesness taken on his iPhone 4

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2010 babies hangout with their moms at Cafe Zoe

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Walk into Cafe Zoe on a Friday morning and you’re likely to find up to a dozen babies sitting on their mom’s lap – or tentatively getting to know each other. It’s all part of a larger group of about 30 Willows neighborhood moms with babies born in 2010. “Our group sprung out of the […]

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Free screening of documentary Carbon Nation at Trinity Church on Monday, Feb. 28

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Dubbed “a climate change solutions movie,” the feature length documentary Carbon Nation will have its Bay Area premiere at Trinity Church on Monday, Feb. 28, at 7:00 pm. The screening is free and open to the public. The film’s director, Peter Byck, will answer live questions via Skype after the screening. Byck interviewed over 200 […]

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Bill Russ reports walking in rain this AM and .1″ in his gauge bringing season t…

Bill Russ reports walking in rain this AM and .1″ in his gauge bringing season total to 14.35″. Snow watch begins!

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