Each week Los Altos Hills resident Laura Orella will post "LASD Haps About Campus," letting readers know what's going on in our area schools. Santa Rita, Gardner, Loyola photos included.


Students all throughout Los Altos schools were on the run this week, beginning with 's 6th Annual Back to School Bobcat Chase and Pancake Breakfast Sunday morning.

More than 600 people attended the event, with 300 children, teachers and parents participating in the fun runs across the Los Altos Avenue campus. Even adults with strollers trotted in the chase that ended with Kiwanis volunteers flipping pancakes alongside 70 volunteers. Many of Santa Rita's Enrichment Program providers were part of the Vendor Fair, including DB Elite who led the runners in warm-up routines.

Speaking of warm-up routines, began its weekly Community Flag Salute Friday in which kindergartners through sixth graders and their families join in the Pledge of Allegiance and flag raising, followed by a school-wide stretch and dance. The first dance of the school year was led by the two first grade classes which had attendees laughing and dancercising on the school's black top.

Friday was also a busy afternoon for students who crowded on their blacktop for the school's annual Lemonade Social. Grade schoolers, teachers, administrators and parents gathered after school to eat, drink and be merry as kids hopped, skipped and jumped around the playground. Meanwhile, students enjoyed red, blue and purple snowcones after school as part of the school's PTA Family Fun program.

Exercise was the name of the game at all district schools as Los Altos Education Fund's Physical Education program kicked off this week. Students in grades 1-3 will receive instruction once a week, while fourth-sixth grade boys and girls will enjoy twice weekly programs. New PE teacher, David Cerecedes joins the district traveling PE staff this year, which also includes Jay Heeb, Pearl Garvin, Mary Alber and John Harney.

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Michelle August 31, 2012 at 05:49 PM
I think its great that Laura Orella is taking time to help spread the word about the fabulous things happening at LASD. Thank you Laura! Another great place to find parent submissions about LASD is on the FB page: We Choose Los Altos School District. https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeChooseLosAltosSchoolDistrict/
Kristin September 01, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Thank you Laura for your support of LASD! We enjoyed reading your update on what's going on in our schools. Your hardwork is appreciated!


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