March 29, 2020

Art Night at Spoonline! Make Needle Felted Earrings

In time for the holidays, a treat yourself or to make as gifts – or both! Fantastic & fun class for beginner and intermediate felters; no experience is necessary. You will learn how to make tiny wool shapes with felting needles, and make them into earrings. Everyone will be able to make 2-4 pairs of earrings to take home. If you need glasses please bring them, as this class does require some fine attention to small detail. I will help you make earrings similar to mine, or your own creations that are basic shapes that lend themselves to miniature felting such as donuts, fruit, bugs, veggies, small chubby animals, etc.

Monday December 2nd from 6-9pm. Cost $45.

For ages 12 and up.

Held at Spoonline, 174 Hightower, in Girdwood.

Register for Needle Felted Earrings Here!

Make Your Own Felted Masks: An Evening At Spoonline

Spend an fall evening crafting something handmade. In this class you will create your own needle felted animal or fantasy mask just in time for Halloween! No experience is necessary. Darcel Daigh, of Earth Mama Fiber Studio, will provide all the materials and help you need to become a bunny, sheep, owl, fox, bear, butterfly, green-man (woman) or anything you can imagine!
For Ages 12 to Adult. Cost $60.
Thursday October 10 from 6-9pm
Class will be held at Spoonline, 174 Hightower in Girdwood.

Tumbling Clinics for Pre-School and K-8th Grade

Clinics will focus on beginner tumbling skills such as handstands, cartwheels, back bends, bridges, flexibility, and strength. Clinics will serve as a preview of our classes to come in January, and will aid in placement in those classes if interested. These classes will fill up quickly; please be sure to add your child the wait-list if needed. Instructed by local instructor Jessica Fitzwater.

Clinic details and registration here!

Swimming With Suzy Starts October 28

Swimming with Suzy is back for a short 3 week session this fall starting Monday October 28th. Group classes will be held 2x a week at the Alyeska Pool. Suzy will be teaching all levels of swimming from a Parent & Tot class to swimming laps of all strokes. See class descriptions for full details. Class sizes are limited.


SELL YOUR GEAR:  Pick up sales tags and control sheets from the FVCS office (available now) and Girdwood Post Office (available beginning Friday September 20th) or the day of the sale (come early).  Review our SWAP PRICING TIPS!
DONATE YOUR GEAR 100%: NEW for 2019!  Do you have gear to get rid of but do not want to tag it, log it on the control sheet, and bring it to the Swap on October 12th? Let us do that for you by donating your gear at 100% sales profit to Four Valleys Community School for us sell. Drop it off at the FVCS office located inside the Girdwood K-8 School any Monday to Thursday after 3pm. We will gladly accept your gear and sell it for a 100% donation to benefit FVCS community education programs!
Be A Ski & Sports Swap Volunteer! Each year we have the help of 100 volunteers to help us pull off our Swap. Our volunteers do everything from gear intake, sorting, answering gear questions to helping with check-out. On top of being a Swap, this is a great community event for Girdwood.  Come on out and contribute! Volunteers get to shop early before the Swap opens to the general public, and we feed you too!
VOLUNTEER ON-LINE SIGN UP HERE: Different positions and shifts are available. You can work the full day, or just sign up for one shift. Sign up early to get your first preference for times, etc.
Questions? E-mail Erin Leighton at

Middle School Volleyball Clinics with Coach Nicole Geils

Local athlete Nicole Geils will teach this fast and fun skill clinic for Middle School players with lots of repetitions and instruction to jet them ahead in their understanding of the game and their skill level. Skill work only, no game play. Each clinic date will have a different focus. SETTING & PASSING, SERVING, and  DEFENSE: ATTACKING, BLOCKING, & DIGGING. Each clinic cost is $20/clinic. Held during Parent/Teacher Conference days and on In-Service Day from 12:15-2:15p daily at the Girdwood K-8 School Gym.

October 23rd: Setting & Passing

October 24th: Serving

October 25th: Defense

Join FVCS Board of Directors!

Are you passionate about community education and making a difference in Girdwood?  Four Valleys Community School is looking for interested individuals to fill seats on our Board of Directors The FVCS Board of Directors meets monthly September – May to conduct business, set priorities and plan projects. Board members are elected at our Annual Meeting held on Thursday  September 5th @ 7pm. Please e-mail for more information.

Cross Country Running for Grades 1-6

Cross Country Running program is a fitness program for our local kids to explore routes and trails around the Girdwood School, and enjoy the last weeks of warmer weather. Kids will experience running varying distances and challenges, and we invite everyone of 1st to 6th grade ages to participate. We believe strongly in providing a safe, yet exciting, venue for runners to enjoy nature, while also having the opportunity to reflect and challenge themselves.

 Runners will be split up according to their speed. Runners are expected to attend all practices, wear proper running shoes plus hat and gloves if needed, and be prepared to run in the rain. Bring a change of clothes to change into afterwards, plus a water-bottle and snack to eat right after school.
We need parent volunteers to run with the kids each week. Please let us know your availability! Call Melanee Stiassny at 907-231-4913.

Ski & Sports Swap October 12, 2019

Get ready for the FVCS Ski & Sports Swap 2019! As always, big shout out to Alyeska Resort for donating the use of their Daylodge for this fundraising event that benefits community education in Girdwood.

Summer Classes For Adults: SUP, Kayak, Yoga, Hunter Ed, Circuit Training and more…..

Summer brings the opportunity to try out new sports, as well as get into shape for summer activities. FVCS has plenty of classes for adults, because this community is full of lifelong learners that love trying out new adventures. Full listing is here in our e-mail newsletter. If you don’t already receive our newsletters, please sign up!