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    June 8, 2020

    Centered Wisdom

    "Parenting Young Children During a Pandemic” is a virtual peer support group for parents of young children. It is led by psychotherapist Margaux Stein, LCSW—a mother of an 11 month old and a 4 year old. The purpose of the group is to offer space for parents to express frustrations, learn from one another and gain the support of a licensed professional who is sharing the same lived experience. Parenting young ones is always a challenge, but these are unprecedented times and finding inner peace can seem impossible. This virtual group meets for 4 weeks on Mondays at 8pm - 9pm starting on July 6th to July 27th.
    "Centered Wisdom Teen Support: Staying Centered Amidst Chaos” is a virtual peer support group for high school age teens. It is led by Centered Wisdom’s founder, Nina Keebler, LMFT and psychotherapist, Michelle Mangiardi, APCC. The mission of the group is to help teens feel grounded. When we cannot control the world outside, managing our inner world becomes essential. The virtual group meets for 4 weeks on Fridays at 10:30am - 11:30am starting July 10 to July 31.


    Wheel Kids

    If the County allows small groups to gather this summer, Wheel Kids will give a Middle School Bike Skills workshop in Menlo Park, on Sunday, July 26th. Three workshops were conducted last summer and had a great success. Wheel Kids has modified the structure of the class to maintain social distancing and to help maintain the safety of the participants and instructors.For more information:


    M-A High School's Leo Club One of M-A's service clubs has been working to create a program where we can hold virtual meetings with students to do science and art-related activities throughout the summer. We will hold two different online sessions every Tuesday throughout the summer to do science experiments with kids; one for kids in grades K-3 (link here to sign up) and the other for grades 4-5 (sign up here). We are also holding a week-long camp from July 13th to 17th where we will be doing a variety of art and science-related activities that students can sign up for. Please email with any questions.


    Attention future Menlo-Atherton Bears! If you are looking to purchase some spirit wear to rep your new school, M-A Athletic Boosters sells hoodies, T-shirts, hats, visors, mobile phone wallets, etc. online. And, our Booster volunteers deliver the items free to your home (within the District boundaries) with a $30 minimum order.  All proceeds from sales help fund M-A Athletic teams. Go Bears! Shop here via this link:


    AYSO Fall Core 2020
    Let's play soccer!  The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) provides a great soccer experience for children ages 5 through 18.  In the Menlo-Atherton AYSO region, we are cautiously optimistic about being able to conduct our Fall Core 2020 program, with appropriate health and safety precautions. So we can prepare for a scenario where it is feasible to resume playing soccer, registration is in progress for our AYSO Fall Core 2020 program, with no fees required now.  Go to and click on one of the registration buttons to get started.  When it is feasible to commit to the program, we will ask registered families to return to the system to complete payment.  Financial aid will be available.  For more information, contact . 
    Menlo Music Mentors Summer Music!
    The Menlo Music Mentors program is connecting high school music mentors with middle school musicians; instruction in all band instruments; curriculum complements materials used in the Hillview and La Entrada music programs. Begins June 15, consisting of a weekly private lesson and a weekly group session. Second informational Zoom meeting for parents and students on June 2 at 7:30 pm, link here: More information or email at
    NEW! Castilleja School's Casti Camp 2.0: 
    Virtual Camp for girls grades 2-9 Casti Camp 2.0 is for girls entering 2nd-6th grades and Camper in Leadership Training (CiLT) is for girls entering 7th-9th grade. Campers create their own daily schedule of engaging classes in art, dance, yoga, exercise, science, writing, theater, and games led by experienced camp counselors. Camp runs in one-week sessions from June 15th to July 10th meeting daily from 9am-12:30pm. Campers won't want to miss a single sing-along, theme day, talent show, or all camp extravaganza!