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Class notes
March 05, 2011, 03:26 AM
The Wells Fargo Bank branch at 900 Veterans Blvd. in Redwood City will host a reception for "Celebrate Art!” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5. "Celebrate Art!” is an exhibit of vibrant and expressive visual art modeled after the great masters, created by students in kindergarten through eighth grade in the Redwood City Elementary School District.

The event is the first showing of rotating works to be displayed continuously at four bank branches in Redwood City and one in Woodside. To bring this exhibit to the community, Wells Fargo has partnered with the nonprofit Redwood City Education Foundation — which funds art and many other public elementary school enrichment programs and Art in Action, a nonprofit dedicated to the teaching of art history, appreciation and techniques.


The Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School is hosting "Feast Your Mind,” its first community-wide annual learning event.  Here’s how it works: On Sunday, March 13, 17 groups ranging from 10 to 25 people will gather for dinner at private homes from San Francisco to the Peninsula. Each gathering will feature a special guest. They will lead engaging discussion on topics ranging from commerce to medicine, literature, current events, the arts and even cuisine. Proceeds from this fundraising event will support Wornick’s Scholarship fund, which ensures that a Jewish Day School education remains affordable for everyone. Ticket prices begin at $225. For more information contact Amy Sosnick at or (415) 310-7766.


Having cold toes and cramped feet is no way to start the day. Although, for thousands of foster children in California, trudging to school with improper footwear is an unfortunate reality. Sleep Train is holding their annual Shoe Drive for Foster Kids from March 14 through May 1.

Donations of new shoes for boys and girls in all sizes can be dropped off at any Sleep Train location, and they’ll be matched with an area foster child in need. The gift of new shoes is a small but important step toward helping foster kids put their best foot forward. For more information on the location of the nearest store visit or call (800) 378-2337.


For the second time in three years, Menlo School took first place in the FIRST FTC Northern California Robotics Championship. Team 3053, the "Doves of Justice,” competed against 28 Bay Area teams in the championships at Newark Memorial High School in Newark on Saturday, Jan. 8. The team will now proceed to the World Championships, April 27 to 30, in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The robotics team was led by Marc Allard, who left an 18-year career in the private sector to become chairman of Menlo’s upper school science department.

Class notes is a twice weekly column dedicated to school news. It is compiled by education reporter Heather Murtagh. You can contact her at (650) 344-5200, ext. 105 or at

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