That's a lot of rummage -- the annual Oak Grove Middle School's Rummage Sale in December raised $1,300.

People donated clothes, toys and furniture and it helped the school raise money that will allow the school to purchase something that virtually every student will benefit from; a new screen for the school's multiuse room.

Parents will be invited to a movie night at the end of January to test out the new screen and as a thank you to all of those who volunteered on the sale.

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    Join parents, local education experts, elected officials and community members for the 34th annual "PTA Advocacy Day: Education in Transition," hosted by the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs and Las Trampas Creek Council of PTAs, Feb. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at San Ramon Community Center.

    The goal is for attendees to learn and appreciate the policy, curriculum and funding changes occurring in public education this year/

    Presenters will cover major transitions in standards (from CST to Common Core)' transitions in standardized testing (from paper/fill-in the bubble STAR test to the online); transitions in funding (from revenue limits to Local Control Funding Formula); and opportunities for parent engagement through the newly mandated Local Control and Accountability Plan.

    Speakers on tap include California State PTA Vice President for Education, Patty Scripter, Congressman George Miller (D-Martinez), state Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) and EdSource's John Fensterwald.

    For more information go to http://srvcpta-ca.schoolloop.com/AD2014

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    Grace Cooperative Preschool is hosting "Kids In Space!," the school's annual pancake breakfast fundraiser, on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek.

    The cost is $3 for children and $5 for adults, with children 3 and under free. A raffle will be held as well, with tickets available for sale at the event.

    Proceeds from the event go toward funding the school's music program and scholarship assistance.

    Submit School Notes items to enardi@bayareanewsgroup.com. Contact Elisabeth Nardi at 925-952-2617.

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