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January Grapevine Community Newsletter

Dear Livermore Community,
Happy New Year! I’m eager to be back at school sites this month, as students and staff rejoin their classmates and colleagues, and we all renew our commitment to learning. Even having a rainy day schedule early this week provided a welcomed opportunity to get back into our school routines.

As many of us consider New Year’s resolutions, I will share my focus on reading as a lifelong commitment and a lifelong pleasure. Years before I majored in English at UC Berkeley, I loved reading. To paraphrase C.S. Lewis, reading allows me to walk in the shoes of others - to see with their eyes, and feel with their hearts - and yet to remain myself, enriched by those experiences. I encourage you to pick up a book this month and begin 2018 by reading.

Each January, I peruse the writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. His commitment to education as the means to improve humanity and our world still rings true. As we celebrate Dr. King’s life on January 15th, let’s recall his words: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”

I look forward to this new year ahead of us, committed to supporting the lifelong learning of all of the students of Livermore.

Warm Regards,


Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Published:1/12/18
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