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The following news item arrived after the column had been sent off last week and we are including it now. We are always happy to share the activities of our 4-H members. Jenna Heaton and Gunther Brisi did quite well, representing Valley Home at the recent Valley Classic Goat Show held at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Jenna also exhibited at the Junior Grand Nationals at the Cow Palace. Her heavyweight goat won market champion and her lightweight goat won overall FFA Reserve Champion! Congratulations to both on their wins!

Congratulations also go out to Valley Home 4-H president Carly Thomason, who was accepted to San Francisco State. You make us very proud!


Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Cody Bartholomew who celebrated his 9th birthday on Monday, April 26. We hear that Cody got a new rooster for his fair project and has also been busy hatching out some chickens. Good luck with your project, Cody!


We send a bouquet of get well wishes to Russ Carpenter. All your Valley Home friends miss you and want you home soon.


With less than a month before the end of school year, Valley Home School still has lots of fun things to come.

Teacher Appreciation week will be celebrated in May when Valley Home Parent Teacher Club awards all of our teachers with a little gift as a huge “Thank You” for the wonderful year we have shared together.

The PTC will also be awarding prizes to students and classes for their participation all year in our school’s Box Tops collections, penny drive contest and their involvement in wearing Hawk Spirit wear on Fun Fridays. These efforts have been tallied all year and winners will be announced next month. If you still have some box tops at home, please turn them in by May 1 for credit for this year’s contest.

Remember to wear your Spirit Wear on Fridays, everyone has a Jog Shirt that counts as well as Student of the Month recipients that received a shirt, and of course your purchased Hawk wear counts too!

PTC will hold their annual meeting in Mrs. Moore’s classroom at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 6th. Come join us as we plan to vote in new officers for the 2010-2011 school year.  See you there.

PTC will host a BBQ for all to share the last day of school which will be held on the Texas Avenue campus on Thursday, May 20th, please mark your calendars and save the date.


Happy Anniversary wishes go this week to Cindy and Chuck Fletcher.


Valley Home Silent Movie fans made the rafters ring with laughter at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on Saturday over the antics of Buster Keaton in two silent movies. Dave Moreno opened the afternoon of Silent Movie fun with a delightful musical prelude on the church organ and humorous comments. Matias Bombal followed with a vocal, an original version written in 1920 of Singing in the Rain, a delightful syncopated version which came out years before the version we are all familiar with.

The audience was then treated to a 1922 film entitled Pale Face or Little Chief Pale Face starring Buster Keaton and Joe Roberts. Lots of fun as a butterfly chasing Keaton is captured by the Indians to be burned at the stake and ends up leading them as a chief.

The main feature, Seven Chances has our hero trying to find a bride in order to receive a 7 million dollar inheritance, with a deadline of 7 p.m. that evening. He hastens to his sweetheart, but muffs his proposal and she turns him down. The race is then on to find a bride, any bride! Buster of course runs up against all kinds of obstacles in his desperate search including an army of women who want to become his rich bride. The chase brought down the house as Buster tried to elude the women. Love wins out in the end of course and Buster gets to marry his sweetheart and the money.

The audience was thrilled to enjoy another organ piece by Dave Moreno that of a steam locomotive starting up and running with whistle blowing and bells.

Movie goers enjoyed home-made pie and ice cream following the movie.