Congratulations Molly Amloyan, Sandra Kim, Jennifer Stoddart, Nicole Thompson
Thanks for Supporting PVPUSD Schools
Skechers Pier to Pier Walk
Remembering the Titans
Rolling Hills High School Alumni
Peninsula High School's Zoo
PVPUSD Expands Counseling Services
District Announces Additional Resources Read More.
PVHS' National Merit Semi-Finalists
New Online Payment System
Now available at all schools. Read more.
Managing School and a Professional Kitchen
Peninsula High School Student Chef Holden Dahlerbruch. Read more. (Photo: Christina House / For the LA Times)
Planning for the Future
Developing the PVPUSD Facilities Master Plan ... Read More
Chemical cleaners swapped for non-toxic alternatives. Read more.
Teacher Kurt Hay and Students at STEM Symposium
Welcome Military Families
Learn about enrolling your children at Palos Verdes Peninsula schools....read more
Thankful: conscious of benefit received; expressive of thanks
The definition of thankful resonates this year for many reasons. It is easy to over-select on the negative things that impact our lives. Part of this is human nature and some of it is driven by shortened news cycles, social media posts and divisive politics. Reading the definition of thankful has helped me to take a breath and consider the things that truly matter.
I love the idea of becoming conscious of benefits received. This definition requires the individual to acknowledge that good things happen because others have helped or assisted in some way. Using this definition, success cannot occur without the contributions of other people. To be thankful, we may need to take more time to appreciate these investments in our efforts and express gratitude.
The second definition of thankful is to express thanks. It is easy to assume others know how we feel about them. Everyone has their own way of expressing thanks, but we can all commit to expressing thanks more regularly.
I am extremely conscious of the benefits I receive from others. This started with my parents and grandparents. It continued with my amazing wife of 24 years and grew to include our three kids. Not a day passes when I do not benefit from each of them and I am thankful. Professionally, I have benefitted from caring and compassionate mentors, talented teachers, dedicated support staff, administrators and communities who have given time, resources and insight for the benefit of students.
It is difficult to express how thankful I am personally or on behalf of our Board of Education for the things that make PVPUSD special. This is an area worthy of more thought and focus. During this time of the year, it is my hope that everyone can find a reason to express why they are thankful and receive some thanks of their own!
The PVPUSD has partnered with South Bay Families Connected to provide youth wellness resources for parents, teachers and staff.
This online resource was created for our community by South Bay Families Connected (SBFC).
The resources, videos, and educational material provided on this website page will support our parents, teachers, and staff as we work together in our shared vision of empowering all students to achieve and thrive. Additionally, this project aligns with our District goals of promoting healthy environments for students, maximizing the full potential of all students, and emphasizing social and emotional well-being.