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Valley Home News for May 23, 2012

POSTED May 22, 2012 11:07 p.m.

Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade all enjoyed field trips this past week. Previously, 5th-8th grade traveled to San Francisco to visit the Planetarium in Golden Gate Park. The field trips were funded by our Valley Home PTC through their fundraising efforts with See’s Candy and Gold Canyon Candle sales. A big Thank You to our parents and community for your support to make these extra enrichment activities possible.
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Excitement is building as our 4-Hers are getting ready for their trip to Great America. The group will be traveling by charter bus to Great America to spend a fun filled day and will return home that night.
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The familiar strains of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” arrived a little early this week on a Tuesday evening at Valley Home School instead of the usual Wednesday evening. Valley Home Graduating Class for 2012 members were Ashley Garreto, Patrick Rocha, Michael Machado, Zane Neuman, Carlos Guerrero, Angelo Soto, Kaylee Espinosa, Sarah Ward, Jocelyn Diaz, Haili Langston, Amando Kerns and Emery Sipe. Congratulations and best wishes to all on this special occasion in your lives.

Kindergarten graduation was held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the gym and 8th Grade graduates at 7 p.m. in the gym. The Academic Awards ceremony will precede the End of the Year BBQ today, the last day of school. The BBQ will be held at the Texas Ave campus starting approximately 11:30.
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We know that summertime has arrived when our Valley Home young people start coming home from college for vacation. Gunter Brisi arrived home last Thursday. Gunter we are proud of you and we all wish you a summer full of fun!
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We were delighted to see our neighbors and good friends, the Verdegaal family out together at the Neighborhood Watch meeting held on Pioneer Avenue. It was an interesting meeting and it’s always good to visit with our friends.
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Our Valley Home Fire Station was the location of a town hall meeting last Monday evening. It was very well attended. Several topics of concern were discussed and there was a lively discussion all through the meeting.
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Our Valley Home 4-H president, Jenna Heaton offers this reminder that this weekend, Monday, May 28th is our Memorial Day ceremony at Valley Home Cemetery. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. and all are invited to attend and honor our Veterans.
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Members of the Oak Valley Art Society enjoyed an opportunity to display their paintings at a special showing held on the grounds of the Oakdale Cheese Factory. The weather was beautiful and the setting was lovely. Society president, Glenn Burghardt presided over a very short business meeting giving members an opportunity to just relax and enjoy the setting and get their paintings displayed for the public to enjoy.

The event also offered your reporter an opportunity to enjoy a fun trip back in time with a ride in a beautiful and lovingly restored 1955 Studebaker Champion Sedan, belonging to Stanley MacArthur, and his wife, OVAS member, Donna MacArthur.
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Have you marked Sunday, June 3rd on your calendar yet? You don’t want to miss the afternoon showing of the Silent Movie starring Buster Keaton being shown at St. John’s Lutheran church on that afternoon. Who could ask for a more enjoyable afternoon of entertainment from the Silent Golden Age of Comedy! Dave Moreno will be returning and will play the soundtrack on the organ and Matias Bombal with his usual flamboyance, as M/C and vocal soloist. Who could ask for anything more! Attendees are offered an opportunity to view a fun filled movie of the Golden Age of Silent Film Comedy topped off with a dessert of homemade pie and ice cream following the movie. Next week we will offer you another peek at a portion of the comedy. Remember the movie is free, however, donations will be appreciated. Orders for full pies to take home after the show must be in no later than May 20th. You may call Lois Hofmann at 847-0733 to order.
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Enjoying birthday celebrations this week are Estelle Barnhill and Glenn Burghardt. Happy Birthday to both from all their Valley Home friends and neighbors!
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Happy Anniversary wishes go to Mary and Larry Fraguero from all their Valley Home friends!

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