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The gift of knowledge

Holiday Fund grant provides students with much-needed new science textbooks

by Alexandria Cavallaro

The classroom sat in captivated silence in late November as science teacher Scott Bell explained the day's lesson, lecturing from a pristine textbook. Each of the 27 eighth-grade students at St. Elizabeth Seton School, dressed in navy and red uniforms, had his or her own copy open and followed along. Extra science textbooks were stacked neatly in rows on countertops in the back corner of the room.

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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 9, 2017 at 10:53 am

Nayeli is a registered user.

What a noble and worthwhile cause! It reminds me of that old maxim, "Give a man a fish and you've fed him for a day; but, teach a man to fish and you've fed him for a lifetime."

Nothing is more helpful for children from homes that lack educational achievement than an ability to open the eyes of the children to the possibilities that are realized from education and academic achievement.

Kudos to the Palo Alto Weekly, the Thomas Merton Center and any others who contribute to such a worthwhile cause!

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