Although the Sunol Glen School Color Guard team's
first competition was held on March 19 at Granada High School
in Livermore, the team has been diligently practicing weekly
since November. The team consists of seventh graders Nicola
Barnes, Christy Bissinger, Caitlin Carter and Chance O'Connor;
and sixth graders Callie Milligan and Adriana Sutalo. Of their
first competition, Director, Jan Cornish said, "They failed
to place, but gained a lot of knowledge for their future competitions".
And her theory proved correct when they place 4th (out of 12
teams) at a competition at Foothill High School on April 9.
"It was a large competition so they had a lot of teams
competing that day. They did really well, I was really proud
of them". Jan also tells me that she is currently looking
to form a new team for next year. All interested student entering
grades 6th though 8th next year, please contact Jan at the school.
Thank you to Sunol Junior Girl Scout Troop 2921 for distributing
and collecting food bags around Sunol last Saturday for the
3rd annual Tri Valley Youth Food Drive. Each year over 900 volunteers
from several area youth groups, ministries and 4-H clubs collect
food that will be donated directly to our area food pantries.
Participating in this years food drive were scouts; Danika
Beard, Becca Brown, Mary Chambers, Madison Craig, Athena Eberle,
Bola Gbadebo, Alexa Hylas, Emily Madden, Katelyn Merrill; parent,
Barbara Egbert and Troop Leaders, Diana Madden and Helen Eberle.
The girls were also assisted by Athena's brother, John.
Community Club News: Plans are well under way for Sunol Glen
School's Spring Fling. Chaired by parent Brigit Craig, this
event will be held on Saturday June 4th. Plans for the event
include yummy hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting from local wineries,
a silent and live auction and much more. Auction items are still
needed and would be greatly appreciated. Examples of auction
items are services, gift certificates, vacation rentals and
new items. To donate an auction items please leave a phone message
at 925-862-2970 during the day.
Lisa Harper is once again chairperson of Sunol Glen School's
annual Exploration Day. Held on May 6th, Exploration Day is
a fun-filled day for the students in which experts in various
fields visit the school to share their professions with the
students. Past presenters have included everything from a horse
shoer to a firefighter and a dental technician. If you would
like to be a presenter please call Lisa at 862-0426. Every year
the Alameda County Sheriffs Department donates a wonderful barbeque
lunch for the entire school, parents and presenters included.
Our neighbors in the Niles community of Fremont are continuing
their weekly Saturday night showing of old films with "Silents
on Saturdays"; it's a program which includes silent films
and live piano accompaniment. Admission is only $5.00 and the
films begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum located at 37395 Niles
Boulevard will be showing "The Sea Lion" (1921), "Bulls
Eye" (1926) and "The Paper Hangers" (1921) on
April 23. Showing on April 30 will be "The Heart of Texas
Ryan" (1917) starring local favorite, Tom Mix; "Mutual
Weekly #109" (1917) and "Jimmy" (1914). Each
film is 15 minutes in length.
Looking for more "live" entertainment? Stop by Bosco's
Bones and Brew for a little dinner and dancing this weekend.
Playing in the saloon this Friday night is the Kenny Blue Ray
Band and on Saturday night it's the Gin House Blues Band. Saloon
hours are from 8:00 to midnight.