Each week Los Altos Hills resident Laura Orella will post "LASD Haps About Campus," letting readers know what's going on in our elementary and middle schools. Today's post includes photos from Santa Rita and Loyola.
Los Altos School District opened its doors to a new school year Wednesday morning and the elementary and middle school PTAs were ready with Back-to-School Coffees that could not be missed—literally!
Reports from around the campuses boasted standing-room only events as parents poured coffee, noshed on bagels and perused all the school-wide programs their children can choose from this year.
Most of the schools this year are offering language—Mandarin, Spanish, French—programs, a host of sports activities, curriculum-based after school courses such as "mathletes," creative writing and geography, as well as Lego Robotics, chess, yoga, chorus and theater and arts.
Last year, the LASD PTAs volunteered over 200,000 hours in district schools and this year will be more of the same. Meanwhile, teachers spent part of their summer in staff development, perfecting innovative ways to help students find success both inside and outside the classroom.
Here's some photos from Santa Rita and Loyola to enjoy.