Healey Classes’ Famous Tom Sawyer Quilts for Sale

Photos courtesy Judi Healey Almost every school year, Judy Healey’s 6th-graders worked on quilts inspired by “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” such as this one, which was made by her class in 2000. The quilts are for sale now, with proceeds going to the Palm Crest Elementary PTA.
Photos courtesy Judi Healey
Almost every school year, Judy Healey’s 6th-graders worked on quilts inspired by “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” such as this one, which was made by her class in 2000. The quilts are for sale now, with proceeds going to the Palm Crest Elementary PTA.

The black-and-white spools of thread in Chapter 1, the famous white-washed fence in Chapter 2 … patch by patch, almost every year since 1999, the story of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” was stitched together by 6th-grade students in Judi Healey’s Palm Crest Elementary School language arts class.
For years the patches hung like banners in Room 5, and PCR alums would frequently come back and look for their class quilt and their own patch. Now, with Healey’s retirement last summer, the quilts are up for sale. At $75 per quilt, proceeds will go to the PCR PTA. Continue reading “Healey Classes’ Famous Tom Sawyer Quilts for Sale”

Carver-Valentine PTAs Enjoy Board Brunch

Photo courtesy Jennifer Giles
Members of the PTA executive boards of Carver and Valentine Elementary schools gathered for brunch recently at the home of Grace Karkafi. Jacki Chuang (front row, from left), Maren Pellant, Darbin Chan, Marci Wendling and Lauren Shen. Middle row: Michiko Lee, Danica Hughes, Tami McGovern, Tieu-My Nguyen, Amy Morris, Kathy Osegueda and Jennifer Dill-Kamal. Back: Alison Mohler, Daisy Wilson, Natalie O’Connor, Zarana Patel, Helen Phan, Lisa Nguyen, Valentine Principal Colleen Shields, Kathryn Oliveros, Carver Principal Michael Lin, Nicolette Fuerst, Grace Karkafi, Ellen Tsang and Nancy Ko. Hosting duties rotate for this annual event, and it was the Carver PTA’s turn to welcome its Valentine counterpart, in addition to the principals of both schools, Michael Lin of Carver and Colleen Shields of Valentine.