CLASSES START TODAY at Sunol Glen School
and there's lots of school news. Thanks to our school's marketing
committee, renewed awareness of Sunol Glen's uniquely wonderful
attributes abounds, and the doors opened today to 217 students!
We know that's a small number to those of you in most of the
Times' circulation area, but it's a whopping 29% increase from
last year's low of 168 students.
The other great news is that our thriving classes will enjoy
the enrichment of once-threatened music, art, computer and library
programs. "Our programs are in place this year because
of the generosity of Sunol Glen parents, our Community Club,
the awesome job done by all the flea market volunteers, and
contributions from our friends in the community," Superintendent-Principal
Diane Everett said. "I can tell you that the words 'thank
you' don't even come close to the expressions of gratitude I
feel in my heart for all of you."
And thanks to a Federal grant and State renovation funds, we
start the school year with new cafeteria tables, new windows
for the Eagle's Nest, and a freshly painted auditorium. There
will also be new carpeting in the preschool and the main office,
as well as roofing repairs.
EAGLE'S NEST NEWS: Budget cuts for the district require
a $25 raise in the monthly fees for the Eagle's Nest before
and after school care center. The new rates are $365 per month
for kindergartners and $335 for first through eighth grades.
The increase is necessary to continue the high quality of service
for which Eagle's Nest is known. Please call the center at 925-862-0525
to request an enrollment packet or for more info.
WECOME TO COMMUNITY CLUB: The Community Club is Sunol
Glen's parent/teacher volunteer organization, and it's difficult
not to brag about all this dedicated group does for our school.
Active in fundraising and service projects, Community Club supports
sixth-grade Science Camp, the FAME program, Exploration Day,
Santa's Secret Shop and the Book Fair, just to name a few. Meetings
are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., starting
September 2. Membership is only $10 per family per year, which
helps to cover the costs of the school telephone directory and
the weekly Eagle Flyer newsletter. This year's officers are:
Judy Bettencourt, President; Lisa Harper, Vice President; Martha
Carter, Treasurer; Lori Nielsen, Secretary; and Carolyn Glass,
All parents are encouraged to participate, and you can jump
right in helping to plan the annual Walkathon, the primary fundraiser,
which will take place Saturday, September 27. The theme this
year is "Walk-the-Plankathon" and promises to be loads
of fun. Contact Linda Krikorian at 925-426-1474 to be a sponsor
(or get your employer to be one!), Carolyn at 925-862-2325 to
supply a prize for the walkers, or Judy at 925-862-0111 for
NOON "YARD DUTY" OPENING: Sunol Glen is in
need of people to supervise during the lunch hour in the cafeteria
and schoolyard from noon to 1 p.m. This is a paid position.
If you're interested, please contact Debbie Scanlon at the school
office (925-862-2026). One would think "yard duty"
is something someone does, but I have learned from listening
to my daughter and other kids around here that the phrase now
refers to the person doing it, as in, "She's my favorite
Yard Duty," or "Mr. So-and-So is Yard Duty this week
and he never lets us have food fights, the meanie!"
CUB SCOUTS NEED YOU! There will be a Cub Scout organizational
meeting Thursday, September 4 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Leaders are need to keep this worthwhile program going, so sign
up to make a difference in a boy's life. Lads in first through
fifth grades are welcome to join. Contact Judy at 925-862-0111
for information, or e-mail her at email@example.com
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Don't forget the CHP traffic meeting
Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sunol Glen School. Downtown parking is
on the agenda as well as traffic flow and pedestrian safety.