December 16, 2017

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.

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

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.