The Lion's Roar  

The Las Lomitas PTA Newsletter  
                                                                         Week of November 11, 2013    
In This Issue
Yes on S 2013
From the Principal
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
PTA News
Las Lomitas Education Foundation
School News
Las Lomitas League News
La Entrada Used Book Fair
Business Partners
Community News
Newsletter Submissions
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This Week:

  • There are NO Las Lomitas League classes this week.
  • Nov 11 (Mon) - School Holiday
  • Nov 12-15 are MINIMUM DAYS.  ALL students attend school 9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.  See below for bus information.
  • Nov 13 (Wed) Holiday Workshop Prep Day  - 9:00 a.m. - noon - Cano Hall 
  • Nov 13 (Wed) PTA Board Meeting 9:00 a.m.  



Coming Soon: 

  • Nov 18 - 22 Music Informances (see below)  
  • Nov 20 - School Board Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - LE MUR
  • Nov 27 - 29  (Wed-Fri) Thanksgiving Holiday 



Yes on S 2013

  Yes on S

Thank you for supporting Measure S!  It took the combined efforts and generosity of over 150 people to successfully run this bond campaign.  Here are a few stats:
  • 4 months
  • 35 bond campaign committee members
  • 5 ballot signatories
  • 44 funders
  • 5 food providers
  • 31 calling nights
  • 150 phone bankers
  • 23 yard sign stakers
  • 400 signs staked
  • 109 endoresers
  • 30 canvassers
  • 20,000 phone calls made
  • 600 doors knocked
  • 147 Facebook likes
  • 2,000 voters identified as YES supporters
  • 4% passage rate
Special thanks to:
  • Carla and John Sakrison for donating campaign headquarters at Quadrus
  • Lisa Cesario for her leadership and inspiration
  • Rich Ginn and the governing school board for their guidance and oversight
  • Marsha Abbott -  Treasurer
  • Monica Albers - Volunteer Coordinator
  • Gudrun Enger and Katie Boland - Online / Social Media
  • Cindy Tipton -  PTA Liaison
  • Mike Spath, Eric Ver Ploeg and Komal Shah -- Fundraising
  • Michelle Dillabough, Lauren Schoenthaler, Julie Herlihy and Pamela Stang - Logistics
  • Bob and Celia Shepard - Amici Cellars - wine donation
  • Cara Whittaker, Susie Gostyla, Diane Bradley, Laura Purpura, Kristina Valentine, Julie Herlihy, Stephanie Peters, Ray Mueller, Lucia Tedesco, Lynn Hublien, Helen Ungerman - Volunteer Recruiters
  • Linda McGhee and Janet Holbrook - Teacher Liaisons
  • Las Lomitas Education Foundation, Las Lomitas Education Association, Las Lomitas PTA and La Entrada PTA for their support
And to the following individuals who supported this campaign with time or money or both:
Alain Camou, Alexis Dineen, Ally Penner, Amanda Clifford, Amber Kunze, Andy Pflaum, Anita Westly, Anna Pong, Anne Koenig, Tony Pecore, Ashley Banks, Ashley Button, Barb Bicknell, Barbara Porro, Becca Pecore, Bill Draper, Bill Steinmetz, Carolyn James, Cara Whittaker, Caren Taylor, Carol Hedges, Carolyn Chow, Catherine Wedge, Chad Harding, Chris Lobdell, Christine Evans, Christy Chin, Christy Heaton, Cindy Tipton, Colene McKeon, Collin Chow, Courtney Bianchi, Courtney Pflaum, Dan Li, Dan Lind, Dave Liggett, Deborah Roden, Diane Bradley, Diane Spath, Didi Engel, Drew Crousore, Ed Zschau, Elaine MacDonald, Elizabeth Churchill, Emi Sato, Emily Liggett, Eric Stang, Eric Ver Ploeg, Erica Gould, Erica Linden, Esther Dicks, Faith Price, Gaby Olazabal, Gary Dillabough, Gaurav Garg, Greg Liggett, Gudrun Enger, Heather Ostrom, Janet Holbrook, Jay Siegel, Jen Le, Jen Overholt, Jill Ohline, Jim Lobdell, Joe Dobrenski, Joe Ross, Jonna Hunter, Josie Tang, Joyce Massaro, Judy Ackerman, Julie Chandik, Julie Herlihy, Julie Propp, Karen Fryling,  Kari Mueller, Katherine Moir, Katie Boland, Katie Gordon. Katie Parsons, Kay Wang, Kellie Morris, Komal Shah, Krista Hoffman, Kristin Galvin, Kristin Smith, Kristina Valentine, Kristine Reis, Kristyn Hyres, Laura Glader, Laura Purpura, Lauren Schoenthaler, Linda McGeever, Linda McGhee, Lisa Cesario, Lucia Tedesco, Lynn Heublein, Mamie Kiyohara, Manprit Lalia, Margaret Romero, Maria Lind, Marilee Moy, Mark Jones, Mark Stevens, Marsha Abbott, Mary Stevens, Michelle Dillabough, Mike Lopez, Mike Spath, MJ Crousore, Molly Glennen, Monica Albers, Monika Decker, Noel Hirst, Pamela Stang, Param Lalia, Patricia Sullivan, Paul Conley, Phyllis Draper, Ray Mueller, Rebecca Holland, Rich Ginn, Rob Dean, Robin Spindler, Sandy Sale, Sarah Ruby, Shannon Potts, Shelley Moran, Sonya Dineen, Stacey Olson, Stephanie Peters, Stephanie Zaharias, Steve Westly, Sue Sartor, Susan Flierl, Susie Gostyla, Suzanne Mitchell, Suzanne Portugal, Tanya Rianda, Tara Berta, Tim Sullivan, Tom Clifford, Tracy Chesler, Trina Dean, Trisha Nettles
Thank you!
Josh Becker and Diana Sunshine
Yes on S 2013 Co-Chairs


From the Principal

Dear Las Lomitas Families,


I enjoyed chatting with parents at last week's Evening with the Principal. We discussed a variety of topics including kindergarten registration, kindergarten programs, our session request process, focus areas for the school year and parent/teacher conferences. I am always interested in hearing your questions and perspectives. The next Morning with the Principal will be in February as part of a PTA General Meeting. I hope to see you then!

Over the course of the year I want to share information with you about some of the programs you may not be familiar with. Previously, I wrote about our Artist-in-Residence program. The following article is about one of our support programs for English Learners. We are very fortunate to have this class available for students who are limited-English proficient. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Leong if you have questions. There is also a lot of information on the district's webpage under English Learners.


Remember, this week we have minimum days with a lot of congestion at the flagpole area. Please do not park on the south side of Camino al Lago! Parking there is prohibited. Cars block traffic and it is very dangerous for you to cross you child outside of our crosswalks. Traffic patrols from the Sheriff's office will be around to help with traffic flow. Don't get caught parking illegally! If everyone is patient and careful, we will get the children home safely.


Until next time,

Sue Sartor




What is The Language Lab?


Las Lomitas has a special classroom just for English Language Learners. Located in room 19, the Language Lab provides intensive English Language Development (ELD) lessons for all K-3 students who are working toward acquiring English proficiency.


Nearly 60 children attend our ELD program and speak native languages which include Korean, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, French, Portuguese, Tongan, Danish, Swedish, Italian, Farsi, Finnish and Vietnamese. We are a very international school community!


Teaching in the Language Lab is ELD specialist, Lesli Leong. Working alongside her are bilingual paraeducators Olivia Betancourth (Spanish), and Grete Santucci (Norwegian). Together they provide leveled small group instruction designed especially to meet the needs of English learners. Lessons are based on state ELD standards in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Developing vocabulary and oral language skills are high priorities.


Our Language Lab provides a warm and friendly educational setting where English learners strengthen their English skills, make new friends, and learn alongside other language learners. It is one of the many important support programs here at Las Lomitas which help our students to thrive and succeed both socially and academically.


Arrival and Dismissal Protocols

Arrival and Dismissal Protocols

Safety comes first at Las Lomitas. The streets in our neighborhood, including Camino al Lago, are very congested during arrival and dismissal times, especially on Wednesdays and minimum days.   Please take a few minutes to review these safety tips. With everyone's cooperation, we can be sure that our students are safe and help traffic move smoothly.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Please share this information with others who will bring or pick up your child from school. We appreciate everyone's courtesy and patience in the parking area, on Camino al Lago and surrounding streets at arrival and dismissal times.


Sue Sartor, Principal



  • PLEASE BE PATIENT and RESPECTFUL; everyone is working hard to get students in and out of school safely.
  • PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY and PAY ATTENTION, even on neighboring streets.  Our students are young and not easily seen.
  • PARK IN DESIGNATED PARKING SPACES; please honor the no parkingsigns and only use the handicapped parking spaces if you have a placard. Do not block neighbors' driveways - please model courteous behavior.  Do not park in staff spaces before 9:00 a.m.
  • LEAVE PETS AT HOME. Even the cutest puppy can cause more congestion and possible frighten a student.
  • WRITTEN PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FOR A CHANGE IN DISMISSAL; emails are not always read in time.  Be sure the note arrives at school and is given to the teacher first thing in the morning.



  • BE READY TO UNLOAD; have backpacks ready so the line doesn't back up.
  • ALWAYS UNLOAD CURBSIDE; please do not ever unload from drive-through lane.
  • approach the crosswalk area slowly! Be especially cautious if you are in the drive-through lane.
  • CHECK TO SEE IF THE CROSSWALK IS CLEAR of students and parents before driving forward.



  • ALWAYS use the crosswalk! Be a role model for the children, even when tempted to cut across the drive-through or loading lanes. Remember, even when you are alone, other children may be watching your example.
  • LOOK BOTH WAYS before crossing! Cars may not see you - watch for them.
  • WALK BICYCLES on the sidewalk; LOCK them at designated bike racks.



  • STAY IN THE PICK-UP LANE! Do not leave your car. Do not send someone to the flagpole to pick up your child and bring to the car.
  • PUT THE NAME CARD WHERE IT CAN BE CLEARLY SEEN from a distance.  Hold it up or put it on the visor.  If  you do not have a name card, you will be given another one and may be asked to circle around again.
  • DRIVE SLOWLY through the drive-through lane if you are ready to go before others in front of you.



  • KEEP THE HALLWAYS CLEAR; do not wait in the hall to meet your child.
  • USE THE CROSSWALK! Watch for teachers to help cross through traffic.
  • ONLY PICK UP AT THE FRONT GATE OF THE SCHOOL; do not park in the Champions lot or behind the school and ask students to meet you there.
  • ON WEDNESDAYS, do not come inside the gate once dismissal is in progress.  Tell the teacher assigned to the gate area your child's name and she will call your child to come meet you.  Students will be grouped by grade level in the flagpole courtyard every Wednesday and on minimum days.
PTA News

Las Lomitas Book Fair Results  Thanks to over 50 volunteers, the Las Lomitas book fair was a huge success.   Thanks to people in our community over $27,000 worth of books were purchased, including over $1300 in book credit for the Green Oaks and Los Robles Academies' shared library in East Palo Alto.    As a result of our tremendous sales numbers, Las Lomitas receives over $5000 in book credit to fill our book shelves.  Thanks to everyone for their support of this literacy enrichment program that makes high quality children's literature accessible to our students both at school and at home.  If you are interested in being on next year's Book Fair Committee, please email Sheriene Saadati at .

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Congratulations to the winners of the Box Tops 4 Education drawing. The winners are Hannah P. in room 20, Kasey P. room 13, Isabella M. room  40 and Bobby C. room 21. Thank you to all that submitted box tops. Keep collecting.  We will have another drawing in the spring!
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Between Tuesday, November 12 and Friday, November 15th we will be collecting unused "Thank You" cards for Staff Appreciation activities. Please donate your unused birthday, wedding, baby shower, etc. thank you cards.  There will be a basket in the office to collect the cards.  We will use these cards for children to write notes to say thank you to staff.  For information please contact Sarah Supple at"

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Holiday Workshop Prep Day- Wednesday, November 13, 9am-noon, Cano Hall
Don't forget to join us in Cano Hall to prep the crafts for the Holiday Workshop! Mingle with other parents while you cut, glue, and sort....and get a sneak peek of this year's wonderful crafts.
Save the Date for the Holiday Workshop!...We need more volunteers!!!  Please sign up to volunteer for this super fun event to be held on Wednesday, December 4.  Contact Kristina Valentine ( or Josie Tang (  
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Starting your holiday shopping? Make your donation to the LLEF the top of your list! Donate today just- Click here and then....

Need Holiday cards or Shopping online?  

Make your starting point!  By clicking through to retailers like Amazon, Minted, Tiny Prints and Shutterfly from our website, 5 to 10 percent of your total purchase will be donated to our schools at no cost to you.  Bookmark us!


Don't forget to renew or register your Safeway or other grocery cards with escrip  here- our grocery stores donate to our schools every time you shop!




Space is still available for the Mother Son Bowling event on November 16.  Click here to register.  



For more information please see our Community Report online here.


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 School News

Music Informances are coming up!                                                


Please come watch your child's music informance. This is an opportunity to see what we're working on in music class.  


Music informances are scheduled for the week of November 18-22 in room 37.  


Please note:  


If your child is in

Mrs. Wedge's 2nd grade

Mrs. Button's Kindergarten

Mrs. Dent/Ms. Iwanaga's Kindergarten


Due to a scheduling conflict, these classrooms' music informance date has been changed to Thursday, December 5.


Your child's specific time is listed on the music website. Click on the following link and then take time to look around the new music website.


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Cool mornings + Warm afternoons = Overflowing Lost and Found!


The Lost and Found will be donated to charity on Tuesday, November 19.   

Please come have a look while you are on campus for your conferences. 


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Minimum Day Information

We will be on a minimum day schedule November 12, 13, 14 and 15.  All students will arrive at 9:00 a.m. and be dismissed at 12:20 p.m. 

To minimize the chaos this creates, please note:

Flagpole Pick-up

  • All students will wait in designated locations.
  • Drivers must stay in their car and pull through the pick-up lane.
  • Display name cards in the window.  
  • Always leave dogs at home.
  • Bicyclists must walk bikes until you are away from the front gate area.
  • Traffic and parking enforcement will be present.  Park in designated locations only.

Bus Riders

  • Students may not ride home on the bus for a play date.  Only regular riders may ride.  We are at capacity.  Pick up play dates at the flagpole.
  • If students go to the bus for a play date, we will bring both students (regular rider and guest) to the office for pick-up.
  • Buses may be a bit late as it takes longer to load and unload on minimum days.
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Information about Attendance

Students are expected to be at school unless they are ill, or if the parent reports that they will miss school due to an unavoidable family matter (funeral/wedding) or medical appointment.


Education Code Section 48260 defines a student as truant if he/she has an "unexcused absence of more than 30 minutes on three (3) different days or more." If your child is regularly late to school, or misses school due to travel, he/she will be considered truant. If an absence is not reported to the school on the day of the absence, it is also considered unexcused, even if the child is sick.

Students who have good attendance records consistently do better in school! Please help us keep our student attendance high by taking family vacations during our scheduled holiday breaks.

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Thank you so much to the families that have brought sweat pants for the nurse's office.  We really appreciate your help!

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Warm Coat Drive We are still collecting coats through this Friday, November 15! Daisy Troop 62345 is collecting warm, clean and reusable coats to give to families at the Haven Family House.  Kid and adult sizes are needed. Look for a collection bin by the flagpole. Troop members will be out there in the mornings to help make dropping off coats easier! Thank you for helping our friends at Haven Family House stay warm this winter. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Sheldon ( or Anne Koenig (
Las Lomitas League News

Las Lomitas League  


There are no Las Lomitas League classes this week.  Classes will resume next week on November 18th.

La Entrada Used Book Fair


Come Shop for all of your favorite books!

Dates:  Tuesday, November 12th - Friday, November 15th, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Where:  La Entrada Middle School, in MUR across from school office 
Book Prices: $1, $3, $5, $8
Cash and Checks only accepted
100% of the proceeds go directly to the La Entrada PTA
A few notable authors and books to mention:
Children's:  Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, Penney, How I Became a Pirate, Froggy, Sandra Boyton, Where the Wild Things Are, Skippyjon Jones, Magic School Bus, Bernstein Bears, Olivia, Giraffes Can't Dance, Bear Can't Sleep
Young Adult:  Magic Tree House, Goosebumps, Dan Gutman, Midnight for Charlie Brown, Ranger's Apprentice, Stink, Big Nate, Power of Six, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Junie B. Jones, Judy Moody, Harry Potter, Hardy Boys, Rainbow Magic, Twilight Series, Hunger Games, Rick Riordan
Adult:  Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Beautiful Ruins, Wild, Oprah, Cooking Light Cookbooks, Gone Girl, Snow Queen, Malcolm Caldwell, Michael Connelly
Business Partners

Honeycombers Lice Advice & Treatment Salon offers lice removal services, lice removal products and training, and prevention advice for families and organizations whose parent and employee populations deal with lice.  We're dedicated to making lice a thing of the past for your family. From in-salon private treatment rooms to appointments in your home, we offer a full range of services and the expertise to help you choose what works best for you. Using non-toxic, enzyme-based products-combined with a gentle touch, a knack for calming kids (and adults), and serious removal expertise-we'll help you get rid of the little buggers fast.  Call us anytime at (650) 800-7081 for advice or appointments at our salon in downtown Menlo Park (441 El Camino Real right next to the Shell Station at Middle Ave).  Honeycombers - The Sweetest Way to Be Treated.

Champions Preschool and Pre-K @ Las Lomitas
Champions at Las Lomitas is currently enrolling in our Preschool/Pre-K Programs! We promote an environment that ensures the development of academic, social, and physical skills. Our programs provide a comprehensive, research-based curriculum which meets Early Childhood Education standards and Kindergarten readiness expectations. Come visit us on Wednesday, October 16th for Bring-a-Friend Day to experience a day at Champions powered by Early Foundations. Programs available from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contact Ruby at or 650-233-1860. Visit our website.

Community News


Reading Volunteers Needed for East Palo Alto 3rd Graders - 1 Hour per Week
All Students Matter needs parent volunteers for a structured reading program called Reading Scholars at Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto (behind Home Depot). Volunteers help 3rd graders who are reading below grade level. For one hour a week you will meet with the same child and read books together. We will provide the training, supplies and coordinate the time. You'll see specific changes in your student's reading over time and enjoy getting to know an enthusiastic and motivated student. Have questions or want to sign up?  Contact Jeanette Kennedy at or Carolyn Blatman at To learn more about our volunteer group, visit our website

Cub Scouts Annual Food Drive with Second Harvest Food Bank
Las Lomitas Cub Scout Pack 222 is  collecting food to feed the hungry in our local communities.  Between Nov. 12 and Nov. 15, please bring non-perishable food items to one of our collection bins at the flagpole.  The most needed items are meals in a can (stew, chili, soup, etc.), tuna and other canned meats, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, low sugar cereals, and fruit juices.  Look for a special flier in your Nov 12, 'Monday' envelope to help with your collecting. Donations collected as part of this drive will be given to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (
Thanks for your support!
Stanford United:  Soccer Tryouts for Boys 7-10
Tuesday, November 19th and Thursday, November 21st from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in Palo Alto 
Our fantastic group of boys is head coached by Vava Marques, a US National Team futbal coach, and his experienced staff.  The program focuses on developing soccer instincts, player discipline, and team spirit in a fun environment.  We have 6 teams spanning 3 different age groupings and
3 different divisions, so there's lots of room for different levels of experience and commitment.  Families interested in learning more and joining us for tryouts for Spring 2014 should email
Studio Rincon Youth Dance and Yoga Classes on Alameda in Menlo Park. Now taking signups for the next session of Youth Dance and yoga classes.  The next session begins the week of 11/4. Signup here.  Preballet, ballet, hip hop, yoga- all in a fun and positive atmosphere after school.  Classes for ages 3-Teen.  View the youth schedule here.

Twas the Night Before Christmas
Presented by Dancers Repertory Theatre and Menlo Park Academy of Dance and reviewed as a "charming alternative to the Nutcracker."  Come see Las Lomitas' own Juliana, Sabrina, Tedi, 
Ashley and Yue!  Performances at Woodside Performing Arts Centeron Saturday December 7 (4:00pm), Sunday December 8 (1:00pm and 4:00pmSaturday, December 14, (1:00 and 4:00), and Sunday, December 15 (1:00 and 4:00). Tickets available on our website or by calling (650) 323-5292.

Menlo Mavericks Swim and Water Polo Team
Now accepting new members for this year-round Menlo Park swim and water polo team! USA Swimming certified swim team for youth age 5-18, plus Water Polo for boys and girls, 14 and under. Practices at Burgess and Belle Haven Pools.  More information available here.

Emotion Regulation Research at Stanford. Participants with Autism, ADD/ADHD and Controls Needed.

We are currently conducting a research study at Stanford University on emotion regulation and reactivity among children with and without an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) compared to children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and typically developing participants. We are recruiting children with ASD, ADD/ADHD and typically developing children (ie., children without a diagnosis of ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, ASD, or any other psychiatric illness) between the ages of 8 and 22. The study consists of up to 4 sessions and participants will be reimbursed $30 for each session and an additional $30 if the online components (questionnaires and a daily emotion journal) are completed. The total potential cash reimbursement is up to $160. US Citizens only (must have social security number to receive payment). Please contact us at if you are interested in having your child participate.


SmartFit Kids at Menlo Swim and Sport
Acclaimed for coaching excellence, Menlo Swim and Sport's SmartFit Kids is an after-school homework and tutoring program that provides academic coaching and homework oversight for students from 1st - 5th grades. Open Monday - Thursday, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Visit our website for more details. 


Menlowe Ballet Presents
Menlowe Ballet's Presents Lineage (Fall Seaons 2013) . Performances are Friday and Saturday, November 15 & 16 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m., at Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center.  For tickets, please visit our website or call (800) 595-4849 


Join us with your pre-schooler for Story Time at Kepler's every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.  Every Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., beginning October 31, come to the Menlo Park Libraryfor our School-Age Storytelling featuring John Weaver.  This is NOT a story time but a story telling - all told without a book!  


Alpine Strikers FC is excited to announce upcoming tryouts for the spring season. If your child is excited about soccer, she or he might be ready to come out and participate in these tryouts. Players new to the club can be evaluated via age group wide tryouts. Roster openings vary from team to team and are at the discretion of the coaches. For general club information, please visit our website.  To register your child for tryouts, please click here.  


Menlo College is offering a Junior Oaks Basketball Academy November 10th, 17th and December 8th and 15th.  There are flyers in the Las Lomitas office or you may contact them directly at or call (650) 543-3846.  


The students of Menlo-Atherton High School are kicking off their annual Canned Food Drive on Tuesday, November 5. This is a chance for the greater community to rally around the growing number of San Mateo County residents who cannot afford enough food to provide for themselves and their families. According to the Second Harvest Food Bank website, 1 in 4 people in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties are at risk for hunger. Many of them are children, and some are our neighbors, classmates, or acquaintances.


This year again, M-A has partnered with Second Harvest to ensure that families continue to have access to food sources beyond the Canned Food Drive. Supporting the Food Drive again this years are: Bianchini's in Ladera, Draeger's in Menlo Park; Key Market in Redwood City; Roberts Market in Portola Valley, the Safeways at Sequoia Station, on El Camino in Menlo Park, and in Sharon Heights, Trader Joe's in Menlo Park, and Whole Foods in Palo Alto. Here is how you can help the families in your community:

  • When you are shopping for your family, please add a few extra cans to your cart and drop them into the Second Harvest Food Bank barrels. M-A students will be handing out the list of most-needed items requested by SHFB.
  • Consider donating online. Type "high school" in the Online Food Drive box and select Menlo-Atherton High School so that your gift can be properly credited to the M-A outreach effort.

Please contact if you have questions. Thank you for your support!


Newsletter Submissions

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To submit an item, email Carol Clark ( by 12 noon on the Wednesday prior to the Monday publication date.

Submission Requirements:
  • In the subject line of the email, please include the section in which you wish your item to be placed (see our newsletter policies for the list of our regular sections); for example, the subject may read "PTA News" for any item related to PTA programs;  
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For past issues, visit the PTA Newsletter archive

Donna Hall
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