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Hello Acalanes Parents, I’m Jennifer Palmer and I would like to introduce myself as one of your Acalanes LPIE Representatives for the 2021-2022 year. You will meet my partner Michele Colaco in next week’s newsletter.
I currently have twin daughters who are Sophomores here at Acalanes and a fourth-grade daughter at Happy Valley Elementary. I am very excited they are not doing school online in my house currently! This is my fourth year on the LPIE Board and second year representing LPIE at Acalanes. Previously, I served as LPIE’s Business Development Chair and Happy Valley Parents Club LPIE Liaison. 
My husband Shane and I are long-time LPIE supporters, and when I served on the Happy Valley Parents Club Board as Legislative Rep, Vice President, President and Parliamentarian, I saw first-hand that California does not adequately fund our schools. I learned how vital LPIE is to all our Lafayette schools to bridge this gap in funding. I knew I wanted to do more to support and promote LPIE. My daughters are artists, musicians, and eager science and robotic learners because of LPIE. Now I am fortunate to witness how much LPIE gives here at Acalanes to fifteen class sections, including our award-winning Blueprint newspaper, World Language classes, tech classes like Digital Design, Advanced Placement classes, and the Wellness Center to name a few.  Did you know LPIE also pays for department supplies and support in every subject? 
Please reach out to me if you have any questions or want more information on what your LPIE donations fund at Acalanes. We are grateful for any donation, ANY AMOUNT that is meaningful to your family. Our goal is 100 percent participation. Thank you for your support. Donations go to LPIE via the Web store or  Go DONS!
Jennifer Palmer and Michele Colaco
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