Posts Tagged ‘Granite Bay’

Honey Festival Coming to Granite Bay

Friday, June 4th, 2010

The Placer County Honey Festival 2010 is coming to Feist Park in Granite Bay.  Mark September 19th on your calender – your whole family will enjoy all things honey!  I will send out another reminder at the end of summer. 



Thank you, Alison Harris of Peas and Harmony!

Granite Community Bank – Closure

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Some unfortunate news…

The Office of the Controller of the Currency closed Granite Community Bank on Friday, May 28th.  The FDIC has arranged for all three branches to re-open as Tri Counties Bank.  Customers will still be able to access their accounts this weekend.  Here are more details

Additional details found on Granite Community Bank website.

Thank you, Allison Harris, for the information last night.

Granite Bay High School Colorguard – A Winning Team

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Thank you, Claire Sharp, for guest blogging on this site today!  Claire, a GBHS parent, is involved in the Colorguard program at the high school.   

 What is Colorguard?  It’s a team looking for new members!

If you’ve been in the Eureka School District you’ve seen the Colorguard every year at Halloween.  A Guard member might have picked you out of the crowd to play with the band, or you’ve been amazed by the flags that the guard spins.   That’s right – they are the ones with the flags. 

The Colorguard is a unit of the Emerald Brigade Marching Band, and participates in Band competitions during the Fall Season. In the  Winter Season, the Guard won the majority of its competitions, which are dance based, and take place indoors.

When you’re in Colorguard you dance, run the entire football field, march in parades, and all the while spinning a flag, or tossing a rifle or sabre.  In the Winter season, the guard performs indoors in a dance-based performance.  Sounds easy?  Well, according the students, it takes a lot of practice, but almost anyone can learn.

According to Coach Marr, “the Colorguard, like any other group activity, is important in teaching our students how to work well with others within a team environment.  There are so many life skills that can be learned while being involved in guard such as time management, leadership skills, team building, conflict resolution, and so many other skills that can be taken away from the activity. But, I think the life-long friendships, pride, and self worth a person gets from performing  are the most important part of guard.”

How do you become a member of the Colorguard?  Show up at one of their Try-It-Outs which, this year, will be held on June 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the GBHS Cafeteria ( right near the entrance of the school).  If you’re an incoming freshman or a current student looking for something new to try, this is the ticket.   Bring your positive attitude, wear clothes you can move in, and bring your friends.  Parents are welcome too.   The Guard looks forward to meeting YOU.

Mrs. Kim Gerould of Greenhills School Receives Outstanding Teacher Award

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Kim Gerould - Outstanding Teacher Award

Recently, Mrs. Kim Gerould, a much-admired 3rd grade teacher at Greenhills School, received an Outstanding Teacher Award and a grant by the Education Foundation. 

Unbeknownst to her, Mrs. Monika Stover, a Resource Specialist Program (RSP) aide at Greenhills nominated Kim Gerould for the award.  Mrs. Stover assists a special needs student for one hour in Kim Gerould’s math class each day, and over the year, observed  Kim’s infectious laugh and love of teaching (and learning) spill out on to her students. 

Monika Stover feels that students (and their parents) admire Mrs. Gerould because of her ability able to connect with each student to assess his or her difficulty – whether academic, social or emotional.  She works hard to remove those barriers to allow each child to receive the best quality of education and to develop a love of learning.   In typical Mrs. Gerould fashion, instead of using the grant money to do something fun for herself and her family, she plans to use the funds to purchase costumes for her students’ class play.

Along with many other parents, I agree with Monika Stover - my daughter had Kim Gerould as one of her two outstanding Kindergarten teachers in the MultiAge class.  Even though my daughter is no longer her student, Maya still raves about, and adores Mrs. Gerould.   

Kim Gerould also works hard behind the scenes.  She takes on many key responsibilities; she is a Grade Level leader in staff meetings and trainings, leads Reading Rocks! – a reading intervention group which is held after school hours, has leadership roles in the Professional Learning Communities held in the Eureka Union School District, and is trained as a lead staff person in Responsive Classroom.  Outside of Greenhills School and our school district, she belongs to the Professional Educator’s Association, Alpha Delta Kappa.  Kim Gerould also recently also earned her Master’s Degree.

Congratulations to Kim Gerould for receiving the Outsanding Teacher Award this year – she displays a shining example of the many phenomenal teachers in our school district.

The Education Foundation was established in 1992 by Prudential California Realty to honor exceptional K-12 public school teachers throughout Northern and Southern California.  Since it’s inception, the Education Foundation has awarded approximately $750,000 to the outstanding public school teachers in our communities.  This grant is funded by the generosity of Realtors, managers and staff of Prudential California Realty.  For more details on this award, please visit the press release section of

Thank you, Mr. Peter Towne, for letting us know about this award, and for allowing us to use your photographs.