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Cover Story - February 7, 2018

ABCs for new preschool

An information night for families interested in the Early Learning Center will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Menlo Park City School District's TERC room at 181 Encinal Ave. in Atherton, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with Spanish translation available.

The district's school board will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 13, starting at 6 p.m. in the same room, with approval of details regarding the preschool program on the agenda.

Pending board approval, applications for the initial lottery will be available starting Wednesday, Feb. 14, via the district's website.

Donations needed

Donations of used items in good condition to help furnish the preschool classrooms are needed. Items sought include wooden toys and puzzles, Lego and Duplos, Magnatiles, costumes, puppets, wooden blocks, doll houses, books for 3- to 5-year-olds, train tables and trains, play kitchens and dishes and "pretend food."

The school would also like to find a real rowboat or kayak to put in its play yard, and love seats or oversized chairs for reading areas.

Funds to help pay for scholarships for low-income children are also accepted.

The Early Learning Center is also part of Kepler's Community Partner Program. Mention the center when making a purchase to have 6 percent of the proceeds donated to the center.

More information

The district's website has information about the new preschool program and how to register. Visit to learn more or contact Jessica Mihaly,

— Barbara Wood


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