Schools - November 24, 2010

School briefs: 'Bullying' is focus of panel discussion

A community forum on "Breaking the Stigma: Bullying" is being held at the Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road in Palo Alto, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 9 to 10 p.m.

Sponsored by Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) in Palo Alto, the panel discussion will be aimed at teenagers and broadcast live on public access TV.

E-mail (Curtis Hill) to sign up to attend the broadcast.

Dr. Philippe Rey, Executive Director of ACS, will moderate the panel of speakers, which includes Roni Gillenson, also with ACS; Eileen Ross of Outlet; Monique Kane of Community Health Awareness Council; and Michael Milliken, principal of Jordan Middle School.

Schools foundation plans May Gala

The Portola Valley Schools Foundation, which holds Gala events every other year, has announced that its theme for the 2011 event will be "Our Night in New Orleans."

The event will take place on the evening of Saturday, May 21, at the Sharon Heights Golf Club. "Guests will take a walk down Bourbon Street as they experience the decor, the New Orleans-style faire, live jazz music and dancing," says foundation spokesperson Laura Kavanaugh.

The event will have a silent auction and a live auction. Community members are encouraged to donate an item, underwrite portions of the event, or volunteering their time.

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