March 18, 2018

Call For Senior Service Scholarship Applicants 2018

Graduating Seniors!  Four Valleys Community School partners with Girdwood Turnagain Arm Lion’s Club to provide two $1000.00 scholarships for local graduating seniors. Applicants interview with a small committee.  You must be a full-time resident of Girdwood, Bird, Indian or Portage to be eligible and be a graduating senior at an accredited institution. This includes Anchorage School District, as well as State of Alaska/Municipality of Anchorage charter and home schools. Applicant must demonstrate prior involvement in community activities, being a peer leader, and a positive influence in our community. See this link to the Senior Scholarship Packet 2018 for full details. Applications Due April 6, 2018.

Our Annual Fundraiser: The Alyeska Snow Classic

Four Valleys Community School serves Girdwood, Bird, Indian and Portage in many ways. When you purchase a Alyeska Snow Classic ticket, you are helping to support community education and keep our classes available locally. Your support makes a huge difference.

When you purchase 5 Alyeska Snow Classic tickets you will receive a tote bag. Tickets are $5/each and sold during the month of March only.

Tickets are available each Tuesday night at Trivia Night at the Sitzmark, as well as at our local vendors locations: Four Valleys Community School office, Powderhound, Girdwood Brewing, Sitzmark, The Herbal Cache, and Crow Creek Mercantile.

About the Alyeska Snow Classic: The Alyeska Snow Classic is a gaming fundraiser for Four Valleys Community School, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Girdwood, Alaska. Winner(s) are determined by the exact guess of what the total snow accumulation is at the Alyeska Snow Classic Measuring Stick on Mount Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska. The measurment of snow accumulation is taken by a neutral party on the publicized date. The measurement is to the nearest 100th of a foot. The winner(s) are to be notified after the measurement is taken. Their names are to be announced on the annually publicized date and time.


Thank You Girdwood Forest Fair!

Did you know that the Girdwood Forest Fair donates proceeds to local non-profits? Their donation moves us closer to our vision of providing affordable community education for Girdwood, Bird, Indian and Portage for now and forever. Thank you Forest Fairies!

Support Us Via Pick.Click.Give When You File For Your 2018 PFD!

Keep it local! Your donations via Pick.Click.Give support our annual programs, classes & events. Your donations help us keep our class prices reachable to all members of our community, provide scholarships for graduating seniors, financial aid for our classes, and keep our doors open to provide community education tailor made for Girdwood, Bird, Indian and Portage residents. Please support us by choosing to Pick.Click.Give to Four Valleys Community School when you file for your 2018 PFD. Cheers!

Free Yoga Thanksgivng Day: Bring Canned Food Donations

Start your Thanksgiving Day off right with free yoga down at the Girdwod Community Room next to the Library from 8-9am on Thanksgiving Day. Bring a can of food to donate to the Girdwood Food Pantry.  Use this class as a warm up before you head up to the Turkey Trot, a fun run and walk beginning at the Alyeska Daylodge at 9:30a.

Screenagers: Movie & Panel Discussion Thursday November 9 @ 6:30p

Supported by Four Valleys Community School and the Girdwood School PTA

WHAT: Screenagers Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion. Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.Important information for parenting in the digital age. Expert panel discussion following movie will will include a family councilor, FBI agent, local media specialist, and an eye doctor.

WHERE: Girdwood pK-8 School Commons

WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:30 P.M.

WHO: Students ages 11 and over, parents, caregivers and community members

COST: FREE Admission

Sports Swap Saturday November 4th @ Alyeska Daylodge Noon-4p

Each fall we urge community members to clean out their closets and garages, and bring their sporting goods to the Alyeska Daylodge for a huge swap. The event is a fundraiser for Four Valleys Community School, and a great annual community gathering.

Ski & Sports Swap will be held Saturday November 4th, 2017 at the Alyeska Daylodge from Noon-4pm.

SELL YOUR GEAR and bring your high quality used sporting equipment to sell from 9am-11am day of sale. This is a fundraiser for FVCS and 25% of sale goes to help support our community education program. Be sure to review our SKI SWAP TIPS. Control sheets and equipment tags available at the Girdwood Post Office and the FVCS office at the Girdwood School. 

Volunteers! We need YOU! Can you volunteer to work a few hours during the set up, the day of, or helping clean-up? Each year we organize 100 volunteers to help us pull off this event. Volunteering has a big perk: you get to shop early! Please use the sign up HERE to volunteer for this years event. Thank you!

Gym Schedule Fall 2017 for Adult Sports

Girdwood Community Health Fair Saturday October 7, 2017

Girdwood Kids Love Indoor Soccer! Program Starts October 5th

Girdwood kids love Indoor Soccer! Join Coach Erin and volunteer parent coaches to kick off our fall indoor soccer program for kids. Practice one hour a week and one hour games on Saturdays. Cost $60 for 6 weeks of program. Financial Aid and Scholarships Available!

Grades 1-3 Wednesday Practice 5-6p

Grades 1-3 Thursday Practice 6-7p

Grades 4-6 Wednesday Practice 6-7p

Grades 5-6 Thursday Practice 5-6p

Saturday Game Days held between 9a-1p on October 7, 21 & 28 and November 4 & 11.