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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 of a child safety seat, parents/guardians should bring the safety seat and all of its parts, the vehicles owner’s manual and the child safety seat instructions to any appointment. For the latest in child safety seat information, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

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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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USA Olympic soccer player Julie Foudy headlines Peninsula College Fund event

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USA Olympic soccer player Julie Foudy is hosting a “sock-talk” on overcoming obstacles and stress at the Peninsula College Fund’s annual fundraiser on April 27, 2018, at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart School (150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton). Foudy served as president of the Women’s Sports Foundation. In 2006, she co-founded the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership […]

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“Parenting in the Age of Social Media” is topic on March 21

The next MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series topic is “Parenting in the Age of Social Media” on Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at the Hillview PAC with Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet the featured speaker. Today’s kids are “digital natives,” who have grown up in a world of online access and ever-changing media devices. Do you wonder […]

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