elementary: New iPhone App helps attract Customers to your Open House - 09/12/14 02:45 PM
Friday, September 12, 2014 New iPhone App helps attract Customers to your Open House   Tunedra recently unveiled a new iPhone app that helps Agents and Sellers attract Home Buyers to their Open Houses.  The usual real estate text description doesn't really stand out.  To make your home descriptions more memorable, the Tunedra iPhone App allows you to SING the description.  The result is a catchy tune that potential home buyers cannot get out of their mind.
For an example, click this link to musical description of Bertha Taylor Elementary listing.
then click the triangle play button at the lower left corner to play.   … (2 comments)

elementary: Bullis Charter School is not the same as Gardner Bullis Elementary - 04/11/14 03:33 PM
Bullis Charter School is not the same as Gardner Bullis Elementary
  Although both are physically in the city of Los Altos and have similar names, Bullis Charter School is not the same as Gardner Bullis Elementary.  The two schools get confused with each other, but are very different. 
To explain, knowing the history is helpful.  Back when the Los Altos School District Board decided on February 10, 2003 to temporarily close down the original elementary school which served much of Los Altos Hills (Bullis-Purissima Elementary), a group of affected residents sprung to action and started Bullis Charter School (BCS) … (0 comments)

elementary: Los Altos Hills served by 5 Elementary Schools from 3 Districts - 04/11/14 02:20 PM
Los Altos Hills is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Silicon Valley.  The ground dwellars in Los Altos are already considered the "haves", so the residents of the Hills are considered the "have mores".  If you buy a home in Los Altos Hills, which schools will your kids attend?
Los Altos Hills served by 5 Elementary Schools from 3 Districts - Palo Alto Unified (1), Los Altos School District (3), and Bullis Charter School (1).
In order from the northwestern tip down to the southeastern tip, the elementary schools assigned to the different neighborhoods of Los Altos Hills are:
 
-- Palo Alto Unified: … (0 comments)

elementary: Sunnyvale Elementary School Gap Appears to be Closing - 10/17/12 06:29 AM
    By Robert Lei | Agent in Sunnyvale, CA   View RSS feed close [x] Sunnyvale Elementary School Gap Appears to be Closing Posted Under: Home Buying in Sunnyvale, Home Selling in Sunnyvale, In My Neighborhood in Sunnyvale | October 17, 2012 11:56 AM | 13 views | No comments The gap in performance between schools in the Sunnyvale Elementary school district appears to be closing, based on the recently released latest API results. For many years, we had Cherry Chase #1 and Cumberland #2 both FAR ahead of the rest of Sunnyvale schools in Academic Performance Index (API). Ellis … (0 comments)

elementary: STAR testing for Cupertino Union School District's Eisenhower Elementary 2nd graders - 05/04/12 05:49 PM
      If  you are wondering why a bunch of 7 year old kids in Santa Clara near the Cupertino border look to have a sense of relief, it's because Cupertino Union School District's Eisenhower Elementary 2nd graders just completed their STAR tests this past week.
 
 
Each spring, all students in California from grades two through eleven take the state's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) exams, a battery of standardized tests.
 
The California STAR Program looks at how well schools and students are performing. Based on STAR tests and the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), California assigns … (0 comments)

elementary: Ramifications if you lose the Cupertino Union School District's Stocklmeir Elementary Lottery - 01/24/12 12:23 PM
 
Ramifications if you lose the Cupertino Union School District's Stocklmeir Elementary Lottery   The Cupertino Union School District (CUSD) will once again hold a lottery for kids entering kindergarten for families who live within the boundaries of Stocklmeir Elementary School.However, this is no cause for alarm. The CUSD expects all (or at least most) of the students to get into Stocklmeir.The unlucky parents whose kids don't get into Stocklmeir through the lottery have other options that aren't that bad.They can apply to other elementary schools within the Cupertino Union School District. What distinguishes Cupertino from some other top school districts … (0 comments)

elementary: Stocklmeir's lottery system means parents don't have to camp out - 01/24/12 12:15 PM
 
Stocklmeir's lottery system means parents don't have to camp out Posted Under: Quality of Life in Sunnyvale, Schools in Sunnyvale, In My Neighborhood in Sunnyvale  |  January 24, 2012 4:43 PM  |  4 views  |  No comments Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Stocklmeir's lottery system means parents don't have to camp out   The Cupertino Union School District will be running a lottery system for spots in Stocklmeir Elementary. Some people don't like to hear the word lottery for such an important issue, but the reason for the lottery makes sense. If the school district had offered spots on a first-come, … (0 comments)

elementary: Detailed breakdown of Campbell Union School District Elementary School Boundaries - 01/24/12 12:07 PM
Sunday, January 22, 2012 Detailed breakdown of Campbell Union School District Elementary School Boundaries   Click the hypertext for a detailed map of the Campbell Union elementary school attendance area boundaries.However, since the street detail of the map is hard to read, I've provided a verbal description of the street boundaries of the top elementary schools within the Campbell Union School District, starting from highest API to lowest API (based on 2011 API rankings):1. Marshall Lane (API 953)Marshall Lane is the furthest southwest of the Campbell Union School District Elementary School Boundaries. The majority of the Marshall Lane region is southwest … (0 comments)

elementary: Cupertino Collins Elementary $465k - Blast from the Past - 12/25/11 11:04 AM
Real estate goes up and down in the short term, but over the long run it goes up. Here's a reminder of one that got away. This Cupertino home with Collins Elementary was listed at $465k, which sounded like an outrageously high price at the time, but since then this house reached a value of $1.1M and after dipping back down to $900k is back up to $950k. … (0 comments)

elementary: Price Trend of Santa Clara Eisenhower Elementary Condos on Mauricia Avenue - 10/26/11 06:55 PM
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011 Price Trend of Santa Clara Eisenhower Elementary Condos on Mauricia Avenue   Condos are a good way to gauge the price trend of a neighborhood because condos provide a uniform apples to apples comparison. In this case, I chose the "apple" as the Mauricia Avenue 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 1067 square foot units. Click the hyperlink for the price trend graph of Santa Clara Eisenhower Elementary on Mauricia Avenue 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 1067 square foot condos.If the above link doesn't work, then copy / paste this link in your browser:http://siliconvalleyhouses.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/mauriciaav2bed2bathpricetrend.pdf   POSTED BY ROBERT REAL ESTATE (408) 596-3188 AT 10:05 PM 0 … (0 comments)

elementary: Sunnyvale Cherry Chase Elementary Houses Near Highway 85 Power Lines - 10/26/11 06:49 PM
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011 Sunnyvale Cherry Chase Elementary Houses Near Highway 85 Power Lines   In a previous blog article, I wrote about the various school attendance boundaries in the Sunnyvale Union School District.http://siliconvalleyhouses.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunnyvale-elementary-school-district.htmlAs you can see from the Sunnyvale School District Elementary School Site Boundaries Map, the western portion of the Cherry Chase Elementary attendance area is close to highway 85 and therefore is relatively close to the power lines that run along highway 85.Those power lines can be an eye sore and the humming noise can sometimes get on your nerves, but the more important question is "Does the extra EMF radiation … (0 comments)

elementary: Cupertino Special Schools offer Creative Model or Traditional Model - 01/12/11 04:23 PM
All parents who live in the Cupertino Union School District have an opportunity to apply to one of the four special schools offered by the Cupertino Union School District.  Two of those schools, Faria Elementary and Christa McAuliffe Elementary are on opposite ends of the spectrum.Faria Elementary follows the traditional education model.  The principal is no-nonsense.  He stresses reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Children sit in a traditional classroom with all desks facing the teacher at the head of the class.  With this stress on core academics, Faria Elementary consistently scores at or near the top of all schools in the Bay Area … (0 comments)

 
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I recently attended a meeting to discuss school emergency preparedness. This topic has been on the top of parents' minds since the tragic massacre of school kids at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Here's some of what I learned in this meeting. In an emergency situation, the authorities need to account for every child. Parents would need to go throught he appropriate channels to retrieve their child from the emergency. Parents cannot just come and take their child without letting the proper people know because then the authorities will wonder what happened to your child and will divert resources to go look for your child. One of the middle schools in the Cupertino Union School District is designated as the central location for students in case of an emergency. That middle school is stocked with ample food, water, electrtical generators, etc. The authorities expect that in an emergency, most parents would take a break from their work to retrieve their child within 2-4 hours. However, if some parents continue to work during the emergency, they will be able to pick up their child from this designated middle school gathering point. There are 25 schools that would feed kids to that designated middle school in the event of an emergency. One of the officials at the meeting was instrumental at getting a $250,000 grant from Congressman Honda after a visit to Washington DC. Using that money, he subcontracted with a security company that devised a comprehensive $82,000 plan for school safety. That official is a personal friend of Carla Holdsclaw, the person who trademarked the terms "code red" and "code blue". Other schools, who don't have permission from Ms. Holdsclaw will have to use the terms "Full lockdown" and "Shutdown in place" instead. The biggest topic of this meeting was the discussion about whether a fence around the campus would be effective in preventing a Sandy Hook disaster. The cost of installing a fence for the 15 schools that don't have a fence would be in the millions of dollars. Some of the people questioned whether a fence would be effective in holding out a determined potential assailant. Another issue was in the event of a fire on campus, would a fence hold kids trapped inside with the flames, as was the case with the Brazilian tragedy where over 200 people perished. One of the officers brought up the idea of having more parent volunteers patrolling campus. He also urged parents to talk their kids about safety. The overall topic of safety in our schools will continue to be a hot topic for a while.


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