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6550 Filbert Avenue, Orangevale

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9601 Lake Natoma Drive, Orangevale

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We are eager to announce that Tuesday, November 28th kicks off our exciting annual program: “Week of Giving.” AnnieJoshua 2014 cropped2

As many of you may know, Tuesday the 28
th is the nationally celebrated “Giving Tuesday.” This special day is designed to support and shed light on all the great charities in our communities. As opposed to the consumerism of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” this is a day to celebrate nonprofit organizations by donating to your favorite charities. During this season of gratitude, it's important to remember what is truly important and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating that theme during our “Week of Giving.”

On the first Saturday in May, two eighth grade classes not only marked the arrival of spring by dressing in white, weaving flower headdresses, and dancing with bright ribbons around a maypole, but also marked and celebrated their long-standing community here at Golden Valley River School. Usually there is just one maypole and one eighth grade class dancing.  However, this year, the River School was fortunate to have two maypoles, one for each graduating eighth grade class, to celebrate, dance, and weave around in front of the school’s community.

On Tuesday, December 13th at 7:35pm, the San Juan Unified School District approved the charter renewal petition for the Orchard School. Two years ago the district staff did not recommend approval and so Orchard was given only two years as a compromise to prove itself. That changed on Tuesday night when the superintendent and staff recommended a five-year renewal and the board put it on its consent agenda. It was a unanimous vote!

  • 20 Nov
    Thanksgiving Break 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • 06 Dec
    Finance Committee Meeting 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM

    River School, Room 5

  • 13 Dec
    Board of Trutees Meeting 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM

    River School, Room 5

  • 20 Nov - 13 Dec
  • 25 Dec - 16 Jan
  • 17 Jan - 14 Feb
  • 19 Feb - 13 Mar
  • 14 Mar - 04 Apr
  • 11 Apr - 05 May
  • 09 May - 30 May
  • 06 Jun - 09 Jun

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