The most beautiful sound throughout Valley Home...the ringing of the church bells on Sunday morning at St. Johns Lutheran Church.
Each Sunday at 10 a.m., the ages old bells beckon one and all to another Sunday service in Valley Home. It is a peaceful and inviting sound, as the bells speak to each one of us in their own way.
On May 4, St. Johns held their ninth annual silent movie night. It was a beautiful event with delightful music played on the church’s treasured pipe organ accompanying the movie. The movie was free to everyone with homemade ice cream being served afterward. Everyone had a truly wonderful time, with some folks commenting that they would never miss this amazing old-fashioned event!
This past week was Teacher Appreciation Week at Valley Home School. A Valley Home student pointed out to me that this was an opportunity to say thank you to the “best teachers in the world.” This sentiment was echoed over and over again as I chatted with a group of Valley Home students last week. I certainly do agree with them. We have wonderful, well-educated, and caring teachers at Valley Home! A huge “thank you” to these men and women who go the extra mile to make a difference in our children’s lives.
Retirement is not a word we would normally associate with the forever young Valley Home teacher Mrs. Robin Cole. Alas, our “beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside” Mrs. Cole is finally going to take some well-deserved time for herself. Always having put her students’ needs ahead of her own, she will now be able to spend time with her precious grandchildren and also head to all of the far off destinations she is looking forward to visiting. While at Valley Home Mrs. Cole shared exciting stories of her travels and adventures, such as Thanksgiving dinner in Mexico and many more. Her passion for teaching Social Studies and her life experiences have enabled her students to visit many exciting places through story and imagination. She will leave her students, past and present, with the belief that one must study, believe in themselves, and live life to the fullest. Thank you Mrs. Cole for setting such a wonderful example for our Valley Home students. We wish you a happy retirement filled with good health, great adventures, and tons of love from all of us!
Valley Home students are excited as graduation day draws near. Mrs. Rathbun’s Kindergarten class will graduate on May 21st at 11 a.m. in the school gymnasium. All are welcome to attend. Great job kindergarteners!