November 30, 2020

Thank You Pick.Click.Give Donors 2020

This year 78 Girdwood locals donated to Four Valleys Community School via the Pick.Click.Give program. Please consider donating part of your Permanent Dividend Fund to FVCS with this easy to use program. Simply designate FVCS when you file for your 2021 PFD starting in January, and join the list of locals who support FVCS. Donated funds are used to support our community education programs, classes and events. Thank you!

Tales of Winter Caretaking in the AK Bush

Social distancing got you down? Come share an isolation experience together. Join us via Zoom to see photos and hear stories of Jen and Mike getting their winter feet wet caretaking for remote Alaska lodges, from Bristol Bay to the Arctic. Hear what it is like to live and work in remote Alaskan bush locations, where daily life included shoveling snow off of roofs, filling wood sheds, reporting weather, and, perhaps most importantly, taking care of and entertaining themselves, miles away from neighbors, stores, and medical help.

This free presentation is part of FVCS’s “Armchair Travels” series, and made possible by a generous donation from our sponsors Sherry & Bob Dugan.

Register ahead to receive the Zoom link the day of the presentation.

Guitar Lessons

Small Group Guitar Lessons

Tuesdays November 10- December 15 @ 5p & 6:15p
So you play guitar? Have you been stuck at the same level for a while? Perhaps you have heard of local bands the Dirty Hands, Big Fat Buddha and Lateral Lines. And perhaps you are combating Covid restrictions by setting some self improvement goals. Get off the intermediate plateau and take your guitar playing to the next level with these small group lessons taught by Girdwood musician Chris Lesesne. 6 weeks, small groups, for $240. Click the registration buttons below for more details and to learn about the instructor!

Wondering if you are a Intermediate or Advanced student, and if this class is right for you? Schedule a short conversation with instructor Chris Lesesne to answer questions you might have, provide further details about the scope of this course, and ensure that it is the correct fit for you.

Please email Chris at

COVID Safety Protocols: This class will have a maximum of 4 students plus the instructor. All students will be required to maintain a 6 foot plus distance from the instructor and other students, must wear a mask at all times, as well as use hand sanitizer when arriving to class as well as submit to a temperature check.

FVCS Board of Directors 2020-21

Our volunteer leadership represents the greater Girdwood community with the depth of local knowledge and the skills needed to oversee Four Valleys Community School. As an entity, the board has all the legal duties of a nonprofit board and is responsible for setting policies, overseeing staff, developing program and awarding scholarships.

Members serve two-year terms on various committees and hold specific board positions. New board members are selected by the current board and elected to serve specific board positions.

Welcome to new members, and welcome back to returning members. Thank you for your work to bring community education to the greater Girdwood area via Four Valleys Community School!