Festivals & Events


Festival of Light


All are welcome to gather with our Golden Valley Community in a celebration of light. This festival occurs in mid-fall.

The Faculty of our beloved River School would like to invite all River families, to celebrate the solstice by joining together!

As the light of the world grows dim, sharing our harvest together and lighting—as one, a candle to remember onto the community, all the light that Golden Valley is when we are together!

WHEN: Friday, December 18th. Reference ParentSquare for the Zoom link

Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents: We need River School Singers by Friday, December 11th to submit a video of themselves signing. The Sing-A-Long recording will debut the day of the festival. Below are the instructions, song file, video, and words. Please Upload your recording.

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Song, Audio

Song File




May Festival and Picnic




mayfair01Our Annual May Day Festival, Open House & Art Auction features a May Pole dance performed by our Eighth Grade students  and an Art Auction sponsored by the Golden Valley Educational Foundation. The event is FREE and open to all Golden Valley families and families interested in learning about our school. This is an outdoor event with lawn area seating. Please bring your blankets, lawn chairs, umbrellas, picnic, and easy-up tents.

10 am - Crown making for the community
10 am - Preview of Art Auction items 
11 am -Procession and May Pole dance begins
Noon - (or after dance ends) Art Auction in MP room
1 pm - 2 pm - Country Store 

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