Tahoe Truckee Sunshine Letters
June 11, 2009
As another school year ends, with the next group of children who begin kindergarten next year, I would like to personally acknowledge and give thanks to all of my friends at the Truckee Public Library. Every Friday for the past four years I have been fortunate to receive undivided attention and allowed to participate in sharing bilingual stories there with the children of the State Preschool and any other family who wanted to be there.
Thanks to Ruth Hall, Lauri Ferguson and Susan Bruno for believing in me and affording me the opportunity to develop this important activity. Gratitude also goes to Adela Gonzalez del Valle, executive director of the Family Resource Center of Truckee, State Preschool Director Bobby Holt, and pre-school teachers Delia Venegas and Cecilia Sanchez for their unconditional support. Above all else, many thanks to the children of the State Preschool and their parents who accompanied us on our journeys to the library regardless of the weather and clasping onto the rope. It was great to see them so happy to hear stories and sing traditional songs with the help of our puppet friends.
Thank you and my apologies to all whom weand#8217;ve disrupted while they were attempting to read quietly in a corner and instead heard the excited voices of children. Please know these children were not only singing songs, they were celebrating life as they broke the daily routine. To see children smile is the best reward in life. Thanks to this wonderful program, we were able to read more than 100 books together in addition to those the children took home with them during this school year. We were encouraged by the increase in audio books and videos in both English and Spanish which promotes families sharing time together.
For this I say thank you friends of the Truckee Library for the amazing programs you offer along with the tremendous support of our community.
and#8212; Martha Cerna
Promotora, Community Educator
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A giant THANKS for your very generous donation of materials and time to Mrs. Blesseand#8217;s fifth grade year end project. The students created self-portraits and reflection poems for a class yearbook and will learn a Japanese stab binding process, using the beautiful boards donated by you as the covers. We so appreciate your enthusiasm and support of our kids!
and#8212; Mrs. Blesseand#8217;s Fifth Grade Class
The Truckee Cemetery District wishes to extend their deep appreciation to the following members of our community who made our Memorial Day Commemoration ceremony an honorable and resounding success:
The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Honor Guard, 1st Squadron Commander, Lt. Colonel Robert Todd, Lt. Colonel Mike Scott, 1st Lt. Deputy Commander for Cadets, Charlie White, Rachell Nadell, Dave Green and the Tahoe Truckee High School Music Program, Mayor Mark Brown, 5th District Supervisor Ted Owens, The Mountain Belles, our caretakers Greg van Loon and Joe Aguera, Greg Beardsley and Alpine Lawn Care and Bryan DeVoe.
Thank you all so much for your valuable and important contributions. We look forward to another great Commemoration next year!
and#8212; The Board of Trustees of the Truckee Cemetery District
Nearly 200 children and their families participated in the Lucky Duck Farm Opening Party at KidZone Museum. KidZone volunteers Stacie Krenicki and Jennifer Hagglof of Dand#8217;lish Catering made sure guests enjoyed fresh farm food, a petting zoo and live music by local fiddler Sam Zabell. Families can visit Luck Duck Farm Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 587-KIDS (5437), visit http://www.KidZoneMuseum.org or drop by 11711 Donner Pass Road. KidZone Museum would like to thank the following donors, volunteers and friends for helping make this new exhibit a huge success.
Best in Show: Lahontan Community Foundation, Teichert Foundation, Placer County First Five. Blue Ribbon Stallions: Easterbrook Painting, Mountain Forge Inc., Saxe Construction. Red Ribbon Bovines: Castellar Family, Clear Capital, Dand#8217;lish Catering, Hoss/Depaoli Family, Jilmagic Meagher/Shaffer Family, Mountain View Construction, Sierra Handyman Services, Tahoe City Lumber. Apiary Queens: Exhibits committee volunteers, Kim Bradley, Amy Burke, Jen Hagglof, Stacie Krenicki, Brooke Landis, Sherry McConkey, Stephani McGarry, Leslie Saxe, Sara Smith, Annie Spohr, Jennifer Standteiner, Kerry Stendell, Kathy Whitlow.
and#8212; KidZone Museum