Willow Oaks School

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Emails Kathleen Daly, owner of Cafe Zoë: “Just around the corner on Willow Road is the Willow Oaks School, a Kindergarten to 8th grade elementary school in the Ravenswood School district. A few years ago the school adopted a school uniform policy. Students are required to wear a white shirt and navy blue pants/shorts to school everyday. Research suggests that there are academic, social and economic factors that support and enhance the educational experience of younger students by requiring school uniforms.

“However, not all families can financially absorb the cost. A few years ago, we initiated a donation drive to help the families. We are seeking donations to include cash, gift cards and gently used white shirts and blue pants. $7 will buy a child a new white shirt; $13-15 will buy a pair of pants. The school will assist in making sure the clothing is distributed appropriately.

“We have begun to shop for the clothing and are confident we can find what we need at Old Navy, Target, Sears, and Macys, as well as online if needed. The white shirts can be button-down, collared, non-collared, polo. Blue pants/shorts should be trouser style, not jeans. All donations can be dropped off at Cafe Zoë or or WestBay Cleaners where they will be sorted and distributed to the school.”

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Cafe Zoë holds annual Willow Oaks School uniform drive – $20 donation buys a uniform

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Cafe Zoë is once again holding its Annual School Uniform Drive. Emails cafe owner Kathleen Daly: “Every year we accept donations to support our effort to stock a closet full of extra uniforms for the schoolchildren at Willow Oaks School on Willow Rd. Uniforms are now required at the school and many families are without the financial […]

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Canopy and the community celebrate the planting of 1,000 new trees with ceremony at Willow Oaks School

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As part of its Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! initiative, Canopy engaged a corps of volunteers to plant its 1,000 tree last Saturday at Willow Oaks School in Menlo Park. Launched in 2011, the Canopy initiative partnered with local school districts to plant 1,000 drought tolerant shade and fruit trees on school campuses while supplementing classroom environmental […]

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As docent at Willow Oaks School, Andrea Palmer introduces kids to symphonic music

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By the time we caught up with Menlo Park resident Andrea Palmer, she was just wrapping up her duties as a Mid-Peninsula League of the San Francisco Symphony docent at Willow Oaks School by delivering cookies. She wore her signature musical note sweater and presented the kids with cookies in the shape of musical notes. It was […]

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Cafe Zoe’s Unique Holiday Drive for Willow Oaks School

Café Zoe is conducting a different kind of holiday drive this year. In an email to InMenlo, owner Kathleen Daly explains:  “There are a lot of organizations doing a lot of amazing things for people over the holiday season.  There are tons of food, toy, and clothing drives that make a difference in the lives of […]

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Volunteers build new playground at Willow Oaks

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Over a hundred employees each from Adobe and SAP America were on hand today, along with community and parent volunteers, to construct a  KaBOOM! playground for Willow Oaks School in Menlo Park. When we stopped by shortly before 10:00 am, signs of the new play structures were already taking shape. “The kids themselves helped design […]

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Volunteers needed for Willow Oaks playground project

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A new playground will be built in a day at Willow Oaks School in Menlo Park, thanks to volunteers from SAP America, Adobe, the Ravenswood City School District, and local residents. Organized by KaBOOM!, there’s plenty of room for more volunteers at the event scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 19. If interested, contact Willow Oaks School […]

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Uniform drive for Willow Oaks students is underway

InMenlo received an email from Kathleen Daly, owner of Cafe Zoe, about a uniform drive for students at Willow Oaks school that has just begun and she expects will take the next couple of weeks to accomplish: “Some members of our community need your help. Just around the corner [from Cafe Zoe] on Willow Road […]

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