Spring is here! We are all ready for days filled with sunshine and fresh air. Taking a leisurely drive along one of our rural country roads brings us so much joy! Bright orange California poppies are everywhere. To live in Valley Home is indeed a great blessing! The winter rains have given us green pastures and lush fields of clover. Last week, with the most beautiful blue sky overhead, a magnificent neon colored rainbow appeared over Valley Home ... the kind of rainbow that brings hope, and a great promise to each of us. I think if we could have found the end of this pretty rainbow, we would have for sure found a pot of gold! For all of you that live in Valley Home now, or those of you who have lived here in the past, you all know the beauty of springtime in Valley Home. What a special place; our Home in the Valley ... “Our Valley Home”! Those early settlers must have felt like they had found their promised land.
In this week’s column we pay tribute once again to those who in the past or in the present who have worked so hard to make our Valley Home School and our Valley Home Community such a very special place. Although every community, every school, and even each of us personally have days that test our strength, our past community members and our present community members are hard-working people; this community was built by people of great strength and great character! In today’s column l would like to say “Thank You” to the amazing teachers that have taught our children, past and present. Our teachers, staff and students have faced an especially challenging year this past year. Our children have experienced a most upside down world! The only thing we all know for sure is that our teachers and staff have always given 100 percent. This past year our students have lived in a world that even we as adults don’t understand. Distance learning, finally returning to in school teaching/learning, having temperatures taken before they could step on campus, masks ... it’s been a very hard year for our teachers, staff and our young people. In the fall our teachers, students, staff and our Valley Home Community lost the heart of our school, and our community, our beloved bus driver and best friend to all, Bonnie Gellerman! Bonnie was strong, she was caring; her legacy to our Valley Home School and our Valley Home community is love, caring and strength!
We look forward to a beautiful Spring in Valley Home, a Community and School built on strength! As always you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling me at 209-985-5233. Until next time ... Happy Trails To All!