The school year is off to a great start. Only one month has passed and already so many exciting things have happened.
• Last Monday 40 of our 5th-8th grade students went to Santa Clara Convention Center to watch a radio interview with Governor Arnold Schwazenegger. My high school classmate and Beechwood donor, Greg Dalton, conducted the interview, which centered on California’s environmental laws and the upcoming election. The honest truth is, that much of the discussion was diffi cult to grasp but our kids were a respectful audience. They got a big thrill at the end when the Governor climbed down off the stage and came out in the audience just to meet the kids! An AP photographer snapped a great photo of the Governor shaking hands with 7th grader Jasmine Chavez. The photo appeared in newspapers in Monterey, Palo Alto and San Francisco. You will be able to see that photo soon on the Beechwood website.