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March Grapevine Community Newsletter

Reading for the Future
Dear Livermore Community,

Long before I earned my Bachelor’s degree in English from UC Berkeley, I knew the power of reading. A good book was like a magic carpet when I was younger, giving me the ability to explore new worlds, meet new people, and dream new possibilities. My library card was a ticket each Saturday to a new stack of adventures. I can remember being delightfully lost in a good book, and even feeling sad when I closed the cover on the last chapter of a favorite character’s story. Today, I continue to be an avid reader. Reading is the key to understanding new perspectives. It is the essential element of success in learning.  

Reading others’ words empowered me to write my own. Even as a second grader, using Dr. Seuss’s book as an impetus to plan my future, I learned that a book could provide a framework for my dreams. And, remembering my Dad’s words, “A goal is a dream with a deadline,” my reading led me to set goals and prepare for my future.

As we celebrate reading this month, let’s all pick up a good book. And, even more important, let’s all read a book with a child. I had a great time reading with students at Altamont and Croce Elementary School sites on Thursday. Thank you for inviting me along with your other guest readers! 



Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Published:3/3/17
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