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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006

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Thank you for donation to breakfast club

Glacier Valley School Breakfast Club would like to thank Epsilon Sigma Alpha-Alpha Theta Chapter. We at Glacier Valley greatly appreciate your generous donation. Thank you.

Glacier Valley staff, children and parents

Thanks Rotary clubs for pounds of food

The Southeast Alaska Food Bank and all of its member agencies would like to thank the three Juneau-Douglas Rotary Clubs for collectively raising 9,301 pounds of non-perishable food items in their food drive on Feb. 25. The downtown Rotary raised 1,325 pounds; the Juneau-Gastineau Rotary raised 3,500; and the Glacier Valley Rotary raised 4,476 pounds.

Not only do we want to thank the Rotary members, for giving so generously of their time and contributions, we also want to thank the community of Juneau, who so graciously donated items. We are most appreciative. Many thanks to all of you.

Darren Adams

Southeast Alaska Food Bank

Thank you for making fundraiser a success

Juneau Montessori School would like to express appreciation to all the individuals and business owners of Juneau who helped make last month's Hot Salsa-Cool Ballroom fundraiser a success. Many thanks to the following businesses who donated items to our auction: Alaska Club JRC, Alaska Funding Exchange, Alaska Nepal, Art Sutch Photography, Breeze In, Baranof Hotel, Chan's Thai Kitchen, Perseverance Theatre, Chez Sante, DIPAC McCaulay Hatchery, Doc Water's Pub, Opera To Go!, Foggy Mountain Shop, Full Circle Farms, Gastineau Guiding, Gastineau Human Services, Glacier Gardens, Goldbelt Hotel, Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway, Hearthside Books, Highlander Grooming, Juneau's Imagination Station, Kodiak Coat Company, Purple Thumb, Rainforest Naturopathic Medicine, Rie Munoz Gallery, Picture This Photo Mats, Stephanie Allison CPA, Sunburst on the Wharf, His & Hers Salon, TEMSCO Helicopters, The Hanger on the Wharf, Urban Eskimo, Yard Doctor, Alaskan Barber Shop, Annie Kaill's, Best Western Inn, Eagle Crest, Gourmet Alaska, HyTech, Nugget Alaska Outfitters, Our Backyard, Southeast Medical Clinic, Wee Fishie Shoppe, Shear Design, Douglas Depot, Western Auto, Heritage Coffee, The Bead Gallery, the McDowell Group, Mangi! Mangi! and the Safeway Corp.

Our gratitude is extended to the individuals who donated time and energy to this event: John and Sonia DelGado, Judi Brenna, Andrea Stats, Eric and Sara Caldwell, Anna and Adam Eberhardt, Alison Caputo, Mary Miller, Chandra Travers, Nate Peimann, Kristin Cox, Tony Don, Jeannie Foy, Dirk Miller, Sherry Thilenius, Mike Goldstein, Thea Howard, Julie Budbill, Alison, Larry and Matthew Talley, Jeff Brown, Callie Conerton, Dayna and Fred Weiler, Adriana Botelho, Dorothy Brent, Hannah Reichenbach, Ethan and Tonya Kramp, Janice Hurley, Sarah Dunhardt, as well as all who attended and helped make this night memorable.

Proceeds from this fundraising will help Montessori programs replenish teaching materials, continue paying for a music teacher for the elementary classrooms, continue providing kindergarten scholarships for families of modest means (30 percent of students receive tuition assistance) and invest in professional development for our teaching staff.

Montessori education is often described as "education for life." Montessori programs work to develop culturally literate children and nurture their curiosity, creativity and intelligence. By allowing children to work on activities that capture their interest and which they have voluntary chosen to explore, Montessori students tend to become self-confident, independent thinkers who learn because they are interested in the world and enthusiastic about life.

The community's support to Montessori education is highly appreciated by teachers, parents and children.

Lupita Alvarez

Juneau Montessori School

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