Happy Valley 2020/2021 School Update
We are so happy to share that we will be staying on our Gulf Road property in Peterborough, NH, our home of 50 years, for the 2020-2021 school year!
Due to the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, our landlords have graciously extended our lease for one additional year. The past six months have been a very challenging time for all and we very much appreciate the continued support from our Happy Valley families, friends and local community.
The Happy Valley Board and Staff have worked diligiently to prepare new safety gudielines and protocols for the upcoming school year beginning at the end of August 2020.
Throughout this year we have continued our search for a new property for the 2021/2022 school year and we are confident in our local resources and available options. We will provde updates on a new location as we have them available.
We hope you and your family are well.
Thank you so much,
HVS Staff and Board of Trustees
Dear Friends and Supporters of Happy Valley,
We are writing today to inform you of a recent decision which will force change and foster new beginnings for our school. Happy Valley will need to find a new home by August 1, 2021.
For fifty years we’ve called this farm ours. It has brought joy, adventure, and so much more to countless children and adults alike; and this news carries conflicting feelings of loss and hope for our future in a new setting. We have been exceedingly fortunate, but understand that the owners of this property, who have selflessly offered our school a place to grow, is no longer able to provide this facility.
In the coming days and months, we are doing all that we can to ensure our school is able to continue. This includes seeking out the purchase or lease of a property in Peterborough that fits with our high standards of quality and affordability, with natural surroundings to foster a love and appreciation for the natural world.
This is a sensitive matter for all, and we are relying on your support to help sustain our mission. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation in honor of Happy Valley and our future legacy.
We are humbled by the ongoing generosity of our community, and hope that we can rely on you to help sustain our legacy of providing early childhood education for our most valuable asset, the children of our region.
Thank you, Happy Valley Staff and Board