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Countdown to Happy Valley School's 150th Birthday Celebration!

Get involved in the preparation for the 150th birthday of Happy Valley School. The largest event in Happy Valley in the last 25 years is on countdown. Contact George Purnell at or cell 408-640-6170 to find out how you can help.

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All-Alumni School Picnic - Saturday, October 4

In celebration of the 150th anniversary, we our hosting an “all alumni school picnic *" celebration at Delaveaga Park, Branciforte Drive on Saturday, October 4. The “Twisted Tree” area adjacent to the volleyball Court is reserved. The BBQ is scheduled for 12pm until 4pm.....with continuous entertainment until 8pm. The date was chosen to coincide with the Annual School /community picnic the following day, Sunday, October 5 on the school campus .The school picnic will be kicked off at 11am with a tree planting memorial for some of our most significant long term Alumni and Friends of HVS. See Facebook for details.
All welcome to attend this school event as well.

Welcome to the Happy Valley School Legacy project. This web site has been developed to create a community of support for Happy Valley Elementary School located at 3125 Branciforte Drive in Santa Cruz, California.

We are looking for community members, teachers, parents, students, alumni, and former staff to help us build a lasting legacy to Happy Valley School. Our short list of goals include:

  • Generating a significant Endowment Fund that allows for program support and long-term financial solvency
  • Indentification and location of former students and staff
  • Gathering historical documents and artifacts of Happy Valley School
  • Collecting oral histories of Happy Valley residents, students, and staff
  • Building a volunteer task force to help build the legacy

If you'd like to help out with the HVS Legacy effort, please contact George Purnell at

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