January 7, 2018
Happy New Year! I'm excited to see everyone tomorrow. I hope all of you had a nice couple of weeks with your families.
I'm anticipating some mid week notices this week as I touch base with teachers, PTO members, and meet with our CCM Board tomorrow. In the meantime, please update your School Pathways information (if you haven't done so). With the exception of 7th and 8th graders, phone numbers and emails are imported into Parentsquare directly from School Pathways. It is critical that your contact information is up to date and complete in School Pathways to receive contact from the school. This will be the last week of using both Mailchimp and Parentsquare. Additionally, I'd urge you to download the Parentsquare app or elect to receive text messages.
Out of respect to the Banovich family, I have not mentioned the passing of Chris in my posts, but today the community will gather to celebrate his life. On behalf of the Creekside community, I wanted to express my deepest sympathies. We stand beside you Ashley, Hunter and Josie.
January 11th: SVI event (See Below) -- One of our students, Chloe Tippett will be doing the introduction! - SO RAD CHLOE!
January 15th: Martin Luther King Jr Day- No School
January 19th: Last day of semester
See you tomorrow,
Squaw Valley Institute presents the Director’s Cut of the film:
A River’s Last Chance with the Director and Producer, Shane Anderson
January 11, 2018, at the Olympic Valley Lodge in Squaw Valley
" TAHOE/TRUCKEE, California – Squaw Valley Institute presents Shane Anderson director and producer of A River’s Last Chance. Exploring the legacy of California's Eel river and searching for an economic and ecologic balance, Anderson will personally be presenting the Director’s cut of the film. The Eel river in Northern California is arguably the best opportunity for wild Salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and Salmon have weathered decades of over fishing, abusive logging, catastrophic floods and droughts, as well as a hydropower dam that diverts water out of the basin. Today, the wild Salmon recovering in the Eel river, compete for water with the region’s cannabis & wine industries.
This film is rooted in the belief that we can live symbiotically with our watersheds while maintaining healthy rivers and a strong economic future. Learn the story of real and current Salmon conservation efforts in California, and listen to the various perspectives of those involved – the native people, fishermen, loggers, conservationists, wine growers and marijuana enthusiasts.
Recently, A River’s Last Chance won multiple awards including:
· Best Environmental Film, Yosemite International Film Festival 2017
· Wild and Scenic Film Festival Official Selection 2018
· Portland Eco Film Festival Official Selection 2017
In June of 2017, 10 local Tahoe Truckee students paddled with a core team from Rivers for Change from the source of the Truckee River to its terminus at Pyramid Lake. Two of the student ambassadors, Chloe Tippett and Laurel Anderson, will be sharing their epic environmental adventure and discussing the importance of the Truckee River to our community.
The event will be held at the Olympic Valley Lodge. Admission is FREE for all SVI Members! General admission is $10 per person. Doors open at 6pm, show time at 6:30pm with public Q&A following the presentation. Refreshments for sale and a cash bar will be available.
The Squaw Valley Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the community through inspirational programming celebrating the arts, wellness, education and adventure. The goal is to enrich our mountain culture and inspire uncommon conversations to effect innovative and authentic change for a stronger future. SVI memberships are available that include admission to most events. For information about how to become an SVI member, upcoming SVI programming, and event tickets visit www.squawvalleyinstitute.org.