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On June 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, the Charles M. Schulz Museum’s Peanuts Naturally Festival will turn the grounds of the Menlo Park Library into a hands-on art and science museum!

Highlights include:
– Fun, interactive, nature-related exhibits
– Exploring animal & plant adaptations
– Learning about recycling paper
– Pretending to excavate dinosaur bones
– Using chemistry to launch rockets
– Creating animation

The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is located in Santa Rosa. Its mission is to preserve, display, and interpret the art of “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz.

This event, appropriate for children in grades one through six, is made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Hillview Middle School fetes class of 2017 with performances, parties and pomp

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Graduation festivities at Hillview Middle School kicked off earlier this month with the Decades Dance.  Eighth grade students are assigned to a decade and taught a dance that they perform at the end of the school year in front of family, friends and classmates.  The dance began with the roaring 20’s and this year ended with the […]

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M-A’s Pam Wimberly gets new accolades as she’s poised to begin her 50th teaching year

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When the Menlo-Atherton High School bell rings on August 16 for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, physical education teacher Pam Wimberly will be there — just as she’s been for the past 50 years! She’ll be bringing with her yet another award. This Saturday, June 17, she is being inducted into the Hall […]

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A volunteer pursuit turns into full-time occupation for education expert Charlene Margot

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The third time Charlene Margot’s son took the SAT exam when he was a senior at Menlo-Atherton High School, he put his fist through a wall. It was a wake up call for Charlene. “There was a rising tide of student stress and not very good parent education for public schools,” she recalls. “I’ve been in […]

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Mindfulness training comes to Oak Knoll classroom thanks to Julie Brody

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Leave it to community-minded Julie Brody to come up with a new program that benefits kids — teaching mindfulness at Oak Knoll School in Menlo Park. In simple terms, mindfulness means being present in the moment. Julie, a former nurse, was introduced to mindfulness 15 or so years ago when she read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. That […]

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Dr. Don Williams brings expertise on teens to M-A parent education talk on “college arms race”

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Part prescription/part mantra, it goes like this: “Do great in high school. Go to a great college. Enjoy a great life.” Do teens and parents really believe that? What about the rest of us? Menlo Park resident Dr. Don Williams, a psychologist whose practice focuses on children and adolescents, is one who does not. He’ll be […]

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First school-based Charlie Cart mobile kitchen classroom on the Peninsula makes its debut

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The new Charlie Cart mobile kitchen classroom made its debut last week at Encinal School’s Science Night and proved to be the most popular part of the evening. “Kids were pressing flour into tortillas and chopping fruit and veggies for salsa, reading cooking/nutrition books, and of course sampling what they cooked,” observed Encinal parent Gina Hart. Following […]

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Menlo College Provost Terri Givens brings her knowledge of immigration policy to the classroom – and to Kepler’s

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Dr. Terri Givens, Provost of Menlo College, is back where her undergraduate education began. She attended Stanford where she ran track for two years, studied international security and arms control under Condoleeza Rice, and graduated in 1987 with a degree in international relations. “To be living back here is a dream for me,” said the […]

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Oak Knoll School hosts STEAM event with all kinds of hands-on projects

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Last Wednesday evening (April 26th), it was STEAM on the Knoll at Oak Knoll Elementray School in Menlo Park, an event that provided hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math projects for the whole family. Emails Alicia Payton-Miyazaki, the Menlo Park City School District’s science and math teacher on special assignment serving as an in-house professional developer and curriculum lead: […]

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Secret lives of life’s molecules explored at SLAC lecture on April 11

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SLAC scientist Raymond Sierra will present Caught on Camera: The Secret Lives of Life’s Molecules in Panofsky Auditorium on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 pm. For decades, scientists have been working to understand the building blocks of life by studying the structures of proteins and other large biological molecules. Using clever tricks with microscopes, electrons, […]

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“School. Only different” makes for special week for Hillview 8th graders

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“School. Only different”came to Menlo Park for the fourth year at Hillview Middle School this past week. As part of the school year 2016-17 cuts that MPCSD took proactively to prepare for potential loss in parcel tax funding, Hillview’s mini-course program was reduced from serving the school’s entire 900 student population to just the eighth grade […]

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