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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 webs of life.

Animal ambassadors may include:
– Anteater
– Coendou
– Prehensile-Tailed Skink
– Scarlet Macaw
This program is intended for elementary-school-aged children and their adults.

This event is made possible thanks to generous funding by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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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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St. Raymond School places first in Academic Decathlon for fifth year in a row     

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For the 5th year in a row, the team from St. Raymond School was the overall winner in the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Academic Decathlon competition. Students in grades 6-8 from thirteen schools competed in the Academic Decathlon held the first weekend in March at St. Pius School in Redwood City. The competition includes two […]

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Menlo Park’s Meredie Cohen earns Girl Scout Gold Award for STEM-based education project

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Meredie Cohen, who grew up in Menlo Park and attended Oak Knoll and Hillview Schools, recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Gold Awards focus on addressing a major community issue with a lasting solution. Meredie’s project —“Countdown to STEM: Launching Robotics in Underserved Communities”— focuses on the need […]

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Learn the differences between the minds of girls and boys at MPCSD talk on Feb. 28

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The next MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series, titled “The Minds of Boys and Girls”, will be on  Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at the Hillview PAC.  In this inspirational, practical, and humorous presentation, renowned educator, family counselor, and New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian focuses on helping boys and girls across the gender […]

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Albert Camarillo looks back on four decades teaching Mexican American history at Stanford

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Growing up in Compton, California in the 50s and 60s, by his own admission Albert Camarillo was not a particularly good student. “But a light went on in sixth grade when I had my first male teacher,” he recalls, sitting in the living room of his Menlo Park home. “Another inspiration was my older brother […]

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How neuroscience affects learning is M-A parent education talk on Feb. 15

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Melina Encipher, Ph.D.,  of the Institute of Applied Neuroscience (IAN) will talk about The Neuroscience of Learning on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:00 pm at the next M-A Parent Education Lecture. Focusing on the the emerging field of educational neuroscience, she will describe how a neuroscientific understanding of learning can shape the future of education. […]

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Menlo Children’s Center to host Kindergarten readiness workshop on Feb. 15

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Are your child’s preschool years coming to an end? If so, your thoughts are probably turning toward kindergarten. Is your child ready to move on to the kindergarten classroom? How is a parent to know? The early skill development kindergarten teachers are looking for might surprise you. Kindergarten readiness is so much more than knowing […]

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