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Heidi Kasevich, PhD, Founder, Quiet Schools Network will talk about QUIET: Unlocking the Power of Introverts at the next M-A Parent Education  Series on Nov. 1 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the M-A PAC. Free tickets available online.

In 2012, Susan Cain wrote a landmark book called “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.” Quiet Revolution was launched soon after, with a mission of unlocking the power of introverts for the benefit of us all.

All too often, quiet kids are shamed into feeling less than their extroverted peers, who are more likely to enjoy group work, crowded cafeterias, endless socializing, classroom discussions, and reward-motivated activities. When they discover that they fall on the introverted side of the spectrum, introverted students all too often lose confidence in their ability to lead.

Dr. Heidi Kasevich is the founder of the Quiet Schools Network. The Network is dedicated to the Quiet Revolution manifesto: “Quiet kids can and must be raised to know their strengths.”

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Stanford Professor Karen Offen is First Friday speaker on Oct. 5

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In the maelstrom of news surrounding the #MeToo movement, gender diversity in technology, the drive to place more women in the C-suite and boardroom — and even in the discussion around Supreme Court nominations — the topic of women’s empowerment is front and center. And it has never been louder. At this important moment in time, […]

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Child Safety Seat inspection set for Sept. 23 at Burgess Park

Bring your child, their car seat and your vehicle to this free event on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Burgess Park. Your equipment will be checked by the Menlo Park Police Department personnel for recalls, proper fit, and help with the correct installation. No appointments are needed. For proper use […]

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2018 Golden Acorn Awards spotlight achievement by Menlo Park organizations and people

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On September 20th, the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce will present the Golden Acorn Awards in recognition of leadership throughout the Menlo Park community. The awards, now in their 42nd year, celebrate achievement through innovation, professionalism and contributions by organizations, individuals and volunteers. The keynote speaker will be Rich Gordon, current President/CEO of the California […]

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Classroom Safari coming to Belle Haven branch of Menlo Park Library on Sept. 11

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Join us for an entertaining and educational adventure into the animal kingdom, and meet some live, rare, and unusual animals from around the world! Docents from Classroom Safari will bring several “animal ambassadors,” and help you to understand their natural world. The fascinating creatures you meet might include a sloth, a ring-tailed lemur, a serval, […]

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Becky Zeren continues a life filled with books by volunteering at Los Ayudantes

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If there’s a thread through Becky Zeren’s life, it’s books. She inherited a library from her father that numbered in the tens of thousands. She worked for 30 years as teacher/librarian at Trinity School in Menlo Park. And among her retirement pursuits, she is volunteering with Los Ayudantes, a Redwood City-based non-profit that provides in-class […]

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Year Up Bay Area launches job training program at Facebook in Menlo Park

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Year Up Bay Area (“YUBA”), a non-profit workforce development program for motivated and talented young adults, has launched a new Year Up site at Facebook in Menlo Park. The new site, which is Year Up’s first employer-based site on the West Coast, will serve 80 young adults in its first year, allowing the organization to […]

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Families gather at welcome event in advance of new Menlo Park City School District preschool

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Next month, the Menlo Park City School District is opening its long-planned preschool, offering full and part day programs for children ages 3-5. Jessica Mihaly, Director of the Early Learning Center, hosted a welcome event at Laurel School last weekend for enrolled students and families to meet each other and their new teachers, enjoy some […]

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Learn about animals of the rain forest on July 10

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Come to the Menlo Park Library on July 10 from 2:00-2:45 pm as docents from Wildmind Science Learning (formerly known as Wildlife Associates) introduce us to some of the beautiful and fascinating animals that live throughout the world’s endangered tropical rain forests. Learn about the creatures’ habits, lives, and the roles they play in the great […]

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Middle schoolers participate in the Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute at SLAC

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The California Alliance of African American Educators Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute at SLAC began three years ago. The annual program was organized by an employee resource group known as CORE (Committee for Outreach, Recruitment & Engagement of Ethnic Minorities) in collaboration with Stanford University. While the program has welcomed high school students for […]

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Encinal 5th graders celebrate successful completion of Spanish immersion program

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Seventeen Encinal 5th graders noted their successful completion of the school’s Spanish immersion (SI) program with a ceremony and dancing last Monday (June 4). “The dance they performed was a mix of dances they’ve learned over the years since kindergarten,” explained SI teacher Aimee Oprandy-Weiss, who’s taught at the school for five years. To complete […]

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