Our annual musical production, Disney’s Cinderella Kids, was a smashing success. We had over 70 students in grades 1-5 performing under the direction of Allyssa Little and Nicole Mora. With grant support from both Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation and El Dorado Community Foundation we were able to host over 750 students from Lake Tahoe Unified schools along with two community performances in the evenings. Cinderella (AKA Lucia Solorzano-5th grade) even went on television to share about the play in costume. The singing, dancing, and performing was highlighted by the magical carriage which transformed from a pumpkin into a golden carriage and carried Cinderella away to the ball. There were so many people involved with creating this event, both with costuming, set design, make-up, sound and lighting, and volunteering the nights of the event. We thank each and every one of them from the bottom of our hearts. You each made this a life-time memory for so many children. Every year, I hear, “This is the best musical play ever!!!” only to hear it the following year too. The dedication of the staff and volunteers brings me to tears.
This week we will be hosting our annual Tahoe Valley Talent Show. This event is our only fundraiser for the Tahoe Valley Scholarship Fund. Every former student who attended Tahoe Valley School is eligible to apply for this scholarship to help support their efforts in attending a university or trade school. This year, we already have 8 applicants vying for the funding. The Talent Show features students in grades 3-5 in a variety of acts. There is even a surprise “staff act” which features our teachers and support staff. The students work hard on their acts and we are always proud of their efforts!! The Talent Show will be held on Thursday, April 25th. There will be dinner available starting at 5:30 with the show beginning at 6:00. Raffle Baskets and other Prize Items will be raffled off for only $1.00. You do not have to be present to win! Again, this event is the only fundraiser for our Scholarship Fund. If you would like to donate to this amazing needed Scholarship, please contact the office or attend our event and be prepared to be amazed, and laugh a little.
Cinco de Mayo is coming up soon too. Our Cafecitos (Hispanic) families are busy cooking and preparing for this cultural event. It will be held on Thursday, May 2nd with dinner sales beginning at 5:00 and the dancing program will begin at 6:00. Our local Folklorico Dancers will be performing along with our TK and Kindergarten students. Make sure you arrive early as the food always sells out!! Our Cafecitos families are a strong support for our school and work tiredlessly to share their culture, delicious food, and fundraising efforts. They are the main reason we have our electronic sign out front of the school as their fundraising efforts were key. They support the programs fully at Tahoe Valley through their volunteering and funds. Please consider joining the Cafecitos program which is held each Wednesday in the Staff Lounge starting at 9:15.