THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL at Sunol Glen on Aug. 27 was an exciting one,
with 180 students, several new staff members and a special welcome
provided by caring parents. The Ballstadt and Imhof
families greeted everyone with balloons, a welcoming banner
muffin treats and juice, and Bob and Laurie Foster
provided a cake for the staff.
Our school has six new staff members, including sixth-grade
teacher Emily Summa, music teacher Kitty Jowe,
special education aides Rebecca Reed and Renee Medeiros,
and seventh-grade classroom aide Donna Crawford. And
one of our peerless bus drivers, Nancy Davis, has added
Library Technician to her job description. Thanks to a generous
donation from the Sunol Repertory Theatre, Nancy Scotto
is back with her wonderful art program for our students.
Back-to-School Night was held on Sept. 5, where parents learned
about the curricular standards at each grade level and other
important information. Everyone was very impressed with the
new sturdy red and blue picnic tables and bench, a gift from
Sunol Glen's Community Club.
A new pre-school at Sunol Glen started on Sept. 9, staffed
by Candice Harvey and Sheena Fularczyk, and a
new science program will be starting soon featuring retired
scientists volunteering in the classroom and science lab.
Superintendent-Principal Diane Everett had lots of praise
for staff members and volunteers who worked to make the first
day of school so special. "August 26 was a workday for
staff and a delicious luncheon was provided for us by the Community
Club. Paulette Beemiller, Kelly Capdeville and
Caren Foster served the staff and managed the clean up.
What a great crew!"
Diane went on to offer kudos to the head of the maintenance
staff Brad Taylor, and Leo Marquez, Ruth Hamamoto
and Adrienne Hoxie. "Thanks to their efforts, our
school was sparkling clean," she said.
Sunol Glen was home to a wide variety of events and programs
during the summer, including a summer school program, childcare
program and Camp Kedima, a Jewish day camp that has been leasing
space at our school for several years. "It's great to have
our school in use all year," Diane commented. "These
programs provided fun-filled days as well as an academic base
for our students.
There are always a few people who move on and will be missed,
and this year is no exception. Peggy Carpenter, who served
on the school board and taught at Sunol Glen for many years,
is now teaching in Pleasanton, and long-time music teacher Maryanne
Butler has retired. Joan McCan left her position
as director of the Eagle's Nest before-and-after school program
to spend more time with her family.
Retired scientists in the Sunol area who are interested in
serving in our new science program and applicants for the Childcare
Director position are asked to please contact Diane Everett
THE POWER OF RHYTHM: There will be Community Drumming
at the Little Brown Church of Sunol September 22, October 6
and October 20. Once again, no drumming experience is required,
just an open mind and a spirit of adventure. Please call 925-862-2004
for info or to say you're ready to shake a drumstick.
BLESS THE BEASTS: Sunday, October 6 the 10:30 a.m. worship
at the Little Brown Church will be held outside in the courtyard
so folks can bring their special pets along for a blessing.
For the safety people and pets, please restrain or contain your
special animal friends.