Portola Valley schools host third annual Maker Faire


The Portola Valley School District will highlight the work of inventors, tech enthusiasts, hobbyists, crafters, artists and "Do it Yourselfers" at its third annual Maker Faire on Friday, April 12, at Corte Madera School.

The one-day event is open to the public and will showcase kindergarten through 8th-grade projects, many of which were designed and developed in the Ormondale and Corte Madera "makerspaces," according to an event description.

There will also be projects on display from staff and parents. Many of the projects are hands-on, according to the event description.

In 2015, the Portola Valley Schools Foundation raised over $150,000 for the district's makerspaces, or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) labs, engineering and science curriculum, and the robotics team.

The event is free and runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the school, 4575 Alpine Road in Portola Valley.

For more information, go here or email the event's coordinator Sarrie Paguirigan, Corte Madera's makerspace coach, at


Sign up for Almanac Express to get news updates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Or show your support for local journalism by subscribing.

Angela Swartz

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Why is it becoming increasingly impossible to open a restaurant on the Peninsula?
By Elena Kadvany | 29 comments | 5,367 views

An Easy Emissions Win
By Sherry Listgarten | 3 comments | 901 views

Helping Partners Become Couples (vs. Helping Couples Become Partners)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 726 views

It just takes time
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 635 views

Sugar Detective
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 545 views



On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Register now