Free College Planning Seminar for Almaden Valley Parents and Students

logo: Campus PathwayHigh school parents and students are invited to attend a free college planning seminar titled, “How to Choose the Best College for Your Student and Your Pocketbook.”

With the variety of institutions, bewildering array of qualities, and wildly ranging prices of colleges today, the process can be daunting for most families.

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KnowledgeQuest Workshops in Almaden Valley – Summer 2011

logo: KnowledgeQuestKnowledgeQuest in Almaden Valley is offering a number of unique workshops this Summer.

You may enroll your child in any of the seven workshops or any single workshop module. Each workshop is four days and goes for three hours each day.

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Almaden Academy Math Mania, Money‐Smart Kids, and Funny Business Summer Camps

Almaden AcademyAlmaden Academy will be offering its Math Mania, Money‐Smart Kids, and Funny Business camps in Almaden Valley this Summer.

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Almaden Valley Women’s Club Offering College Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

logo: Almaden Valley Women's ClubAlmaden Valley Women’s Club (AVWC) is once again offering college scholarships to graduating seniors who live in Almaden Valley.

These scholarships, funded through the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival, promote student service and academic achievement, and recognize high school students for outstanding leadership in service within our community.

AVWC has several scholarships to award to deserving students this year. Individual scholarships range from $500 – $2500.

Winners will be selected based on outstanding volunteer experience, academic performance, school activities, letters of recommendation, and personal essay.

Application and supporting documents must be returned by April 9, 2011. Check the Almaden Valley Women’s Club website for pre-requisites and the application packet.

E.nopi Almaden 2011 Summer Programs and Spring STAR Preparation

logo: E.nopi Almaden ValleyE.nopi Almaden is providing Summer programs focused on mathematics and language arts.

The programs combine tutoring with self learning to improve study habits, increase self confidence, develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, and make learning enjoyable. E.nopi offers a low student to teacher ratio of 4:1.

Register for E.nopi Summer program by March 31, 2011 to receive an early bird discount. Call E.nopi Almaden today at 408-323-8980.

E.nopi Almaden is also offering preparation classes for STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting), which is being given to students this April. Register you child for prep classes today!

Internet Safety Seminar for Parents in Almaden Valley

logo: Common Sense MediaCommon Sense Media is providing an Internet Safety Seminar in Almaden Valley. This seminar will address issues such as cyberbullying, texting, and social networking. The event is for parents only.

The Internet is social for preteens and teens. Kids at this age still need parental guidance on how to conduct themselves online. You will learn how to help your child become responsible digital citizens, which will ultimately keep them safe online.

Common Sense Media is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that provides trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.

The seminar is at Bret Harte Middle School in Almaden Valley on March 16, 2011, from 7-8pm. Mark your calendars!

View the Internet safety tips and resources from Common Sense Media.

Registration Now Open for 10th Annual / 2011 Math Enrichment Summer Program at Leland High School

logo: Math Enrichment ProgramRegistration is now open for the 10th Annual / 2011 Math Enrichment Summer Program at Leland High School in Almaden Valley.

Math Enrichment is an independent Summer program for students going into Kindergarten through 11th Grade.

The program provides a superior Summer educational experience in a diverse, family-oriented environment, and meets all the academic, social, creative, emotional, and physical needs of the individual student. The academic curriculum is focused on reading, writing, and mathematics.

Math Enrichment’s staff is comprised of California Credentialed teachers from various school districts throughout the Santa Clara County, and is fully accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Math Enrichment is at Leland High School in Almaden Valley. Classes begin June 13, 2011 and end July 22, 2011. Class is held Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm. Before and after school care is provided.

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Simonds Elementary’s 2011 Annual Science Fair at Almaden Community Center

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Simonds Elementary School is hosting its 8th Annual / 2011 Science Fair. The fair provides an opportunity for all students to have fun with science, and to learn about the principles of logic and scientific deduction.

The fair is open to other students, parents, friends, family, and the general public. Come see the students present their exhibits, and see what they’ve learned in their various science classes. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded for grades 2-5.

Students in kindergarten through second grade will display their projects at the Simonds Cafeteria on February 8, 2011 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Students in grades 3-5 will present their projects at the Almaden Community Center on February 9, 2011 from 7:00 to 8:00pm.

E.nopi Almaden Offering Free Diagnostic Test and Two Weeks of Lessons

logo: e.nopi almaden valleyFind out why more than 2.5 million students are studying with E.nopi. Take advantage of a special offer from E.nopi in Almaden Valley that includes a free diagnostic test ($45 value) and two-weeks of free math or English lessons. This offer ends February 15, 2011.

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Free rose pruning clinics

Learn how to prune your roses and gain hands-on experience from experts at these free clinics offered at the Heritage Rose Garden. Clinics are held Wednesdays and Saturdays through 2/26/11. For more information, visit