July 3, 2006

Sunol Glen School may produce some of the smallest classes in size but they are big in academic achievement. We are proud of our students and are pleased to be able to announce the names of all of our graduates. There were just 15 eighth grade students in their graduating class and receiving diplomas for being promoted to high school were, Brianna Aguilar, Gerardo Alvarez, Genevieve Banducci, Nicola Barnes, Jeffrey Bettencourt, Christina Bissinger, Caitlin Carter, Jessica Christian, Gregory Monson, Amanda Moore, Hayley Nielsen, Chancellor O’Connor, Kyle Scroggins, Chelsea Whiteside and Daniel Zinna.

The classes Commencement Address was given by Sunol Glen fourth grade teacher Jennifer Lum. Superintendent, Diane Everett proudly presented scholarships to two Sunol grads who graduated from Foothill High School. The Sunol Glen Scholarship was awarded to Martin Smith and the Beverly Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Danielle Scroggins.

Former Sunol Glen students who graduated from Foothill High School were Evan Alexander, Kayla Cheves, Kari Davis, Murray Foster, Richard Foster, Doyin Gbadebo, Brittany Harper, Alex Johnson, Katie McKewon, Lauren Roberts, Tyler Santos, Crystal Santucci, Danielle Scroggins, Martin Smith, Jillian Sweetnam and Lindsey Thurman.

Lynn Kozma is inviting all who seek to experience flexibility, strength and balance to attend her class, “Yoga in the Canyon” being held every Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Lynn has practiced and studied yoga for approximately 4 years at Downtown Yoga in Pleasanton and Diablo Yoga Center in Danville. Classes will be strongly focused on active and passive stretching and will include flow sequence or strength building exercises as well as relaxation techniques and meditation in a relaxed, rustic, country atmosphere. Her Hatha-style yoga class is for all experience levels and all ages and class size averages somewhere between 4 and 10 students per weekly session. The cost is only $10 per class or 8 classes for $70. For more information please call Lynn at 925-862-0671 or email her lkozma@comcast.net.

The Sunol Glen Community Club’s annual Spring Fling held on June 10th was again a smashing success netting the group just over $20,000 to be donated to various school programs, supplies and functions. Exiting Community Club President Lori Nielsen said, “From the bottom of my heart, thank you to each and every one of you for all the things you do and have done for the Community Club. After 17 years at Sunol Glen School, I leave feeling encouraged and excited but there are so many wonderful parents with incredible dedication, energy and new ideas. I know you guys will do great things.”

Next years Community Club officers are President, Stacey Strachan; sharing the Vice President position is Monica Hobbs and Michelle Sonnenschein; Secretary, Lisa Ball; Treasurer, Annalise Olsen and Volunteer Coordinator, Beth Ann Bentley.

You know who you are. You sing along to the radio when you are alone in your car or you may even be the brave soul who practices loudly in the shower. Well it’s time to come out of the shadows and join in for the monthly open mic night being held on July 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Little Brown Church of Sunol. Coordinator Lesly Mohr wrote “We invite anyone with an appreciation of music to come for an open jam session. Solos, groups, duets, all are welcome.” Piano accompanist, Katalin Kincses will be on hand and they have a variety of songbooks to choose from. Lesly added, “We encourage people to bring their own music or to present any original composition for the community to enjoy.”

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