October 21, 2017

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.

Stars Over Girdwood: Learn About The Winter Sky

Look UP Girdwood! We’ve taken a year off, but we’re back for our 18th year of this FREE class! Join us and view the winter sky with your friends on clear nights. Meetings via phone tree depending on clear skies. Binoculars and telescopes are helpful, but not necessary (bring them to orientation meeting). Youth under 13 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Watch those stars (and planets and other fascinating things in the universe)!
Sign up and we will pass your contact info on to the instructor! Contact John Gallup at 783-2308 if you have questions!
Orientation meeting Wednesday September 27th at 7PM

2017 Mayor’s Charity Ball to Benefit Four Valleys Community School

Our name was literally pulled out of a hat! Each year the Anchorage Mayor’s Charity Ball pulls the names of four non-profits to be beneficiaries of their annual fundraiser. This year, along with the Girdwood Health Clinic, Anchorage Opera, and Lutheran Social Services, Four Valleys Community School will benefit from the gala held October 14, 2017 in Anchorage.

We are obtaining silent auction items to help us at the event. If you believe in community education and have a service, item, or funds to donate to help us on October 14th we would be deeply appreciative.

Our deadline (9/18 ) is rapidly approaching to collect our items. Please be in touch by e-mailing Catherine McDermott at cmcdermott@fourvalleys.org.

Free Pickleball Clinics: Come See What All the Pickleball Buzz Is About!

Two FREE clinics to learn how to play Pickleball here in Girdwood. Join tennis pro and pickleball enthusiast Aaron Haines Tuesday September 19 and/or Thursday September 21 from 7-9pm to learn the basics and start to play!

Pickleball is game related to ping-pong, tennis and badminton. Players use a wiffle ball and wooden paddles to lob the ball over a tennis net. We will be learning the game indoors, and will be having Thursday Night Pickleball each Thursday this fall. Games will be round-robin style. Court cost will be $5/player.

Register for the free clinics by following the links:

Tuesday September 19th from 7-9pm

Thursday September 21st from 7-9pm

Pickleball will be held at the Girdwood pK-8 School gym.

FVCS Sports Swap Saturday November 4th at Alyeska Daylodge

SAVE THE DATE! 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.

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

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 program. Be sure to review our Ski Swap Tips.

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 e-mail us by early September at sportsswap@fourvalleys.org to volunteer for this years event. Thank you!

Summer Adventure Camps, Outdoor Soccer, Summer Playground & Art Camp In Girdwood!

Four Valleys Community School has a full summer of class offerings to keep your kids active and engaged all summer long.  Adventure Camps, Outdoor Soccer, Summer Playground and Art Camp are all available right here in Girdwood. We also offer special rates and family discounts for locals thanks to a grant from the Kenai Mountains Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area, as well as scholarships and financial aid thanks to a donation from the Girdwood Forest Fair. Registration is open, and classes are filling up. Plan your summer now!

May Classes & Community Announcements

May brings Mother’s Day Card Making, Soccer, and Robots and many other classes too. Check out our e-mail newsletter with details and Community Announcements!

Summer Positions Hiring NOW

Four Valleys Community School Positions for Summer 2017

There are two positions available for Summer 2017. POSITIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Summer Playground Leader-Job-Details-2017

Summer Playground Assistant Leader-Job-Details-2017

Apply for position(s) by filling out the  FVCS Application, and returning it along with a Letter of Introduction and Resume.

Return applications to cmcdermott@fourvalleys.org, or by mail to PO Box 790, Girdwood, AK 99587.

Four Valleys Community School is an equal opportunity employer.