If your elementary school age child attends Dapplegray Elementary School in Rolling Hills Estates they are in for a techie treat.  A new computer lab complete with iPads and Kindles will help the school’s 650 kindergarten through fifth graders embrace the digital world.  The ribbon cutting ceremony is Sunday 3-5 PM and will be culmination of a six-year capital campaign.  I’m sure the students and staff will give a well-deserved shout-out to the major donors.


This is a wonderful example of the importance of education in the Palos Verdes Peninsula community.  The willingness of parents and residents to contribute to the education of the children is a worthwhile investment and the return immeasurable.  The benefit of early hands-on experience will help these early learners develop and incorporate the language of technology into their daily life as students in a digital world.


Today, the first thing I check upon awaking is my email via my iPhone.  Often, there is a text message waiting from my eastern friends and family.  I’m currently working on a digital listing presentation via iPad.  Real estate documents are signed via e-signatures, files are stored “in the clouds” and the list goes on.  The list of techie tools introduced, and now absolutely necessary, to conduct our daily business and personal life is nothing short of amazing and somewhat overwhelming.


Kudos to the contributors, and congratulations to the Dapplegray students for getting a head-start on learning the language that makes the world go around.  As a former teacher, I’m certain computer lab will be everyone’s favorite class.