Golden Valley News

On behalf of the board of trustees, faculty and staff, I am delighted to welcome all families to River School for the 2019/2020 school year. I hope your summer break has been enjoyable and allowed rest, prompted adventure, and created renewal. Golden Valley River School will be celebrating its 20th year along with the centennial celebration of Waldorf education. It is an honor to be of service to this community during a year held in high esteem by Waldorf schools worldwide.

Congratulations to Megan E. West of 8th grade. She is the yearbook cover art contest winner. Here is what Megan had to say about her art and experience:

"When I found out that I was chosen for the yearbook cover, at first I was shocked because I don’t usually win things like this.

In the beginning of the school year, we welcome the year with an opening Rose Ceremony of white roses presented by the eighth graders to the first graders. The white rose symbolizes purity and truth for the children’s journey into the grades.

Farmer Matt, Garden Teacher, is proud to announce that the Golden Valley River School was selected to benefit from a grant managed by Project Apis m. or PAm (Apis Mellifera = Western Honey Bee).  The school gardens are now part a test site to implement 3 of PAm's successful seed mixes. These seed mixes which were granted by Project Apis Melifera, are also being tested by UC Davis.  We were granted almost 40 pounds of seeds.

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Golden Valley River School
9601 Lake Natoma Drive,
Orangevale CA 95662
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