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Fruitvale students get a touch of Disney

Galleria employees help celebrate Valentine’s Day at after-school program
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Disney Store employees at the Galleria in Roseville brought lots of love to the Fruitvale after-school program on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 when they helped make valentines with the students. 

The Disney Corporation has its stores contribute back into the community in a variety of ways every month.  For the Roseville Disney Store this month, employees made valentines at Fruitvale.  All the supplies that they brought were donated by the employees and the visit was organized by Juli Walls, assistant manager.

“It is clear to me that, for the Disney Store, it is important to have a community connection,” said Dr. Lyndell Grey, Fruitvale School director. “This allows them to give back and this is their spirit of Disney”.

The Fruitvale after-school program meets Mondays through Fridays during the school year and is open to all children in kindergarten through fifth-grade. 

Most of the students ride the Western Placer Unified School District bus to the Fruitvale School on the east side of rural Lincoln and then are picked up by their parents prior to 6 p.m. when the program ends. 

The daily program includes a healthy snack, outdoor play on the 1½-acre site and weekly classes in subjects such as ecology, drama, cooking and crafts. 

At 5 p.m., the students do their homework and are tutored as needed.

Special activities are hosted periodically as part of the Fruitvale after-school program. On Valentines Day, it was a day of Disney fun. 

For more information about the Fruitvale School, visit the website at fruitvaleschool.org or call 645-3517.