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Post image for USA Olympic soccer player Julie Foudy headlines Peninsula College Fund event

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 Academy, an organization focused on developing leadership skills in teenage girls. In 2007, she was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame with her teammate, Mia Hamm.

She is currently an analyst, reporter and the primary color commentator for women’s soccer telecasts on ESPN.

Foudy will moderate an informal panel discussion on finding self- confidence and self-advocacy based on her book Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously YOU.
Panelists include:
– Al Camarillo, Stanford Professor
– Anna Dapelo-Garcia, Founder, Lean In Latinas
– Brandi Chastain, Olympic Gold Medalist, Author, Coach
– Elizabeth Magana, Board & Donor Relations Manager, Ronald McDonald House, PCF Alumni President

“It is such an honor to be part of this panel and give back to an organization that is near and dear to my heart, Peninsula College Fund (PCF),” said Elizabeth. “To be able to empower students by finding their self-confidence despite their obstacles, is inspiring.”

Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for students, and $10 extra for Julie’s book. Tickets may be purchased online.

The Peninsula College Fund was founded by Menlo Park resident Charles Schmuck.

Photo of Julie Foudy by Charles Schmuck (c) 2012

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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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For Teens: Introduction to Mindfulness for Young People begins Feb. 8

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SafeSpace is offering a series of free workshops introducing young people to the basic skills of a mindfulness practice. Taught by Julie Brody, a Mindfulness Educator and Certified Yoga Instructor, these introductory workshops will help teens deal with everyday stress and anxiety. The lessons are simple, fun and effective. These workshops are offered Thursdays from […]

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Devorah Heitner, PhD, of Raising Digital Natives is M-A parent ed speaker on Jan. 23

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Devorah Heitner,, PhD, talks about Empathy is the App: Raising Thoughtful Kids in the Digital Age. This inaugural 2018 M-A Parent Education lecture takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the M-A Performing Arts Center. Register for the free event online. In the digital world, no skill is more crucial than empathy. Learn what […]

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SafeSpace offering mental health classes for teens & adults

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SafeSpace is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid classes open to the community on Saturday January 20 from 9:00-5:00 pm or Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9:00-5:00 pm at the SafeSpace Community Engagement Center, 708 Oak Grove Ave. Menlo Park. These classes are open to teens and adults. Register through Eventbrite; the cost is $20. This […]

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