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2016 - The Year in Reflection
Schools operate on a different calendar, but this is a great time to reflect upon the last year for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  If our parents are anything like my mom, some memorialization of the last year may appear as a pencil line on the inside of a closet measuring the height of kids with a corresponding date.  Someone will someday enter that closet and laugh at the marks of the giant that once lived in Chula Vista.  For the record, she hasn’t measured my height in years…  Reflection and celebration are part of ushering in the New Year as we grow together. 
It’s impossible to measure the growth that takes place in a child’s life from day to day.  There is no way to know what words or actions will be remembered in the future or how a life was impacted through a brief interaction.  While we have some tangible accomplishments to celebrate, the real beauty of our schools are invisible to the eye and unheard by the public ear.  Thank you to everyone who contributes to this special place.
On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to wish everyone a restful and reflective break from school.  Two of my own children are headed home from college next week and I can hardly wait to see them.  Enjoy your families and we will see you in 2017.
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Don Austin, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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