Springstone is that very special school that teaches in ways that all students can learn and appropriately challenges its students academically, so they are right up to par with California standards. Springstone creates a comfortable and accepting environment where the students can be themselves, have fun, and know they are valued for their unique points of view. The friends my son met in eighth grade are still among his best friends today. Our son has gone on to a four-year college in Florida and has maintained an above average GPA. He is now concluding his sophomore year. One of his best Springstone friends is also at a private four-year college in California, and others are doing very well at local junior colleges. I think this speaks volumes for what a great job Springstone has done to prepare our kids for their next stage of life. We are very grateful to The Springstone School!

Celina Abu-Ghaben

Pajama Program

It’s time for our fifth annual Springstone School’s Pajama Drive! This drive benefits Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that provides new pajamas to children in need—especially those living in group homes, shelters, foster care, and orphanages. Together we can help the Pajama Program reach even more kids. Last year we raised 157 pairs of pajamas for various group homes, shelters, foster care, and orphanages in Contra Costa Country! If you and your child are able to participate, please have your child bring in a new pair of pajamas to school by Friday, December 14th. Here are some simple guidelines for the pajamas: Pajamas must be brand-new. Pajamas in all sizes are needed—from newborn to adult. Pajamas must be in complete sets or nightgowns. Pajamas in children’s sizes must be manufactured as pajamas—this ensures that they are flame-retardant and safe. Thank you for helping us share the gift of a good night’s sleep!