July 15, 2024

Weekly Calendar for November 2023

FVCS Annual Sports Swap November 4th

Who doesn’t want new (to you) gear? Out with the old, and in with the “new”. Each fall we urge community members to clean out their closets and garages, and bring their sporting goods to the Alyeska Daylodge for the FVCS Sports Swap. The event is a fundraiser for Four Valleys Community School, and a great annual community gathering. 25% of sales go to support FVCS programs for Girdwood locals. Special thank you to our community partner Alyeska Resort for hosting FVCS Sports Swap to use the Alyeska Daylodge for this annual event! Sign up to volunteer too! Volunteers get a special shopping hour ahead of the general public. See you November 4th at the Alyeska Daylodge.

Join us for our Annual General Meeting!

This Week at FVCS – Sep 25th – 29th!

Coming in September 2023!

Adventure with Us This Summer!

Camps start on Tuesday, June 3rd! As a formal reminder, each family will be required to have a signed (by parent AND child) behavior contract on file this summer. We chose to implement this practice to mitigate potential safety risks we have unfortunately encountered in the past summer seasons. 

This summer kicks off an important series of camps for Four Valleys, with travel and hands-on field trips that we have never been able to do before! Our expectations for your child’s behaviour and respectful actions have thus increased; please discuss these changes with your family before dropping them off for the first day of camp tomorrow. 

Excited to see everyone after a few weeks of break, and very stoked on another summer of wild adventure camps! Please view the document below, paper copies will be available at each camp check in.

On-Line Auction Benefiting FVCS

BID On Birch & Alder Private Dinner for 6: Auction ENDS Friday May 26th!

Bid on this special private event here…….

Whether you want to arrange a dinner party for friends or business associates, host a special birthday, or anniversary celebration, or create a memorable event with family, what better way than with a private event created by a top-notch chef at a beautiful location?

Up for auction is a private prefix tasting menu 6 person dinner with wine pairings hosted by Birch & Alder chef and owner Rueben Gerber. 

You and your five guests will join Chef Reuben in his dining room at Birch & Alder for a private 6 course culinary experience, including wine pairings. The chef will introduce each course and discuss the accompanying wine. 

This fundraiser will directly impact FVCS’s summer programs by offsetting vehicle rental costs. To take our kid’s outside the Girdwood valley this summer, we have 12 days of van rentals at upwards of $300-400 a day. Funds raised will allow us to not pass on these extra costs to local families. Additional funds raised will go towards our scholarship and financial aid programs.

Additional Details:

  • Valid for 6 people.
  • Wine pairings are included.
  • Prepared and served at Birch & Alder located along the Turnagain Arm in Indian, Alaska.
  • Must be booked in advance with Chef Reuben Gerber, on a mutually agreed upon date.
  • Reservations are subject to availability. All purchases are non-refundable.
  • Experience cannot be resold or re-auctioned.
  • This auction item benefits Four Valleys Community School. We Girdwood based 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization created by locals for locals. We provide community education and recreation through enriching experiences. Our EIN number is 20-1259568.

FVCS “Fund Rager” May 12th at Hightower Pub

We are having a P A R T Y and you are invited!

TICKETS $15 are available for purchase here!

Can’t make it, but want to donate? Do that here!

FVCS summer programs have always been the highlight of our year, and in 2023 we are taking them to a whole new level!

We are asking for community support to raise the funds needed for van transportation, as we plan to take our Girdwood, Bird, Indian and Portage kids all over Southcentral Alaska.

Join us outdoors on May 12th from 6:30-9p at Hightower Pub in Girdwood for a family friendly live music and silent auction event. Kids 12 and under are free. Music will be the Zen Trembles (& maybe some local friends too). There will be silent auction items to bid, with all proceeds going to FVCS. Thank you Melissa and Ali for supporting this fundraiser!

Last summer we dipped our toes into the idea of field trips outside of the Girdwood valley, and it was a huge success. This summer, we want to go further! We have Seward, Hope, Whittier, and Talkneetna already on the list – all places that require us to drive all of these wild adventurous kids. Renting a vehicle is not inexpensive, and while we do have a limited amount of KMTA Grant Funds for summer programs already, they just aren’t enough to help keep actual camp costs low for participants.

Our goal for our FundRAGER is to raise at least $5000 to keep camps affordable for all, and get us on the road for as many adventures as possible.

Four Valleys Community School is a Girdwood based 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization created by locals for locals. Our EIN number is 20-1259568.

Senior Service Scholarship 2023

Senior Community Service Scholarship: Due March 24th, 2023 at 4pm. Link here for application.  This scholarship for graduating high-school seniors is awarded each spring. Four Valleys Community School partners with Girdwood Turnagain Arm Lion’s Club to provide two $1000.00 scholarships for graduating seniors. All applications must be mailed to FVCS or submitted to our office. Applicants interview with a small committee via tele-conference, video conference, or in person (TBA). Final decision on Senior Community Service Scholarship Recipients will be made on or before April 7th, 2023. 

Pick.Click.Give & Keep It Local

Keep it local! We love all of Girdwood's non-profits, and partner with each one of these fantastic organizations on some level to provide services to our community. Be sure to Pick.Click.Give to Four Valleys Community School ❤️ as well as others from the list.

Keep it local! We love all of Girdwood’s non-profits, and partner with each one of these fantastic organizations on some level to provide services to our community. Be sure to Pick.Click.Give to Four Valleys Community School ❤️ as well as others from the list when you file for your PFD.