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.