As we head into the holiday season, I want to express gratitude for my life, family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful. readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. As I was walking out of the grocery store today, a man was asking for donations to feed families on Thanksgiving. A woman, whom I did not know, and I both put money in is box.
I have family and friends affected by the horrible fires in Northern and Southern California. The last fire we had near Napa and San Rafael sent many homeless people looking for housing in the Bay Area. I know I tried to help those people as much as I could. Now, I decided to help the firefighters by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. I hope you will too.
My husband just rode in the Cycle of Hope benefiting Habit for Humanity. Oakland has spent a lot of money putting bike paths everywhere. It is becoming a city where bicycling is fully integrated into daily life. More and more people are biking as a means of transportation and recreation.
You can get a free map from the City of Oakland outlining seven types of bike-ways, each with specific characteristics. For instance, you can locate bike paths that provide a paved right-of-way that is completely separated from the street. They are typically shared with pedestrians and often called mixed-use paths. Don’t like that, then try bike boulevards that are routes on quiet residential streets.
If you want to know all that Oakland has to offer bicyclists go on www.oaklandbikes.info for extensive information. Remember know the rules of the road. Take a bike safety class. Wear a helmet. Be visible at night. Give respect, get respect and have fun!
Piedmont schools have ranked high in mathematics for many years. My 3 adult children, now in their twenties) were in the advanced math class throughout their education in Piedmont. Two of my children were engineer majors at Stanford and the other one graduated Magna Cum Laude in economics at Santa Clara. But Piedmont Schools also excel in many other arenas. All three of my children sang with the A Capella Choir at Carnegie Hall and were college athletes. What makes the schools so great, is the breadth of classes, activities, sports, and community service. For a small town, we do a great job of supporting our schools. Just wait until you see the new auditorium we plan to build for the Arts!!
2017-18 CAASPP RESULTS: Unified (K-12) School Districts- For Mathematics: Piedmont Unified ranks #2 in the state of California (and #1 in Northern California) in the percentage of students who either met or exceeded the standards in Mathematics.
-Piedmont Post Wednesday, October 31, 2018.