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              GUIDE – MARCH 2010
Please note: Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement from The Presentation School. Name and companies on this list should serve
as a starting point only. Please check references and do your own due diligence before proceeding. Please contact Lorna Sheridan at with any questions or comments.

AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES              (also see SPORTS below)
   Sonoma Valley 4-H -- e-mail Monthly meetings on Tuesday evenings on East Spain St.
   Livestock, farming, craft, cooking projects scheduled by project leaders.

      Cub Scouts – There are three Cub Scouts packs/troops for ages 7-10, three Boy Scout troops for ages 11-17 and
      three Explorer Scout troops for ages 15-20. Contact Shauna Aubin at 933-8997, or James Osborne at 939-8892
      or Bret Sackett at 996-302 for more info.

      Girl Scouts – There are several troops in town. Contact for the leader in charge of
      girls in the age bracket you desire.

      Presentation Perks after-school classes, 935-0122, ask for Gretchen Armer. Held on Presentation School
      campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm. 3 sessions per year. Sample offerings
      include Chess, Golf, Clay, Science, Writing Workshops, Yoga, Sewing, Cardio-Dance and more.

      The Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Sonoma offer a huge array of low-cost after-school programs for kids ages 5-18 at their
      location near Maxwell Park, including enrichment, sports, filmmaking, computer lab, tutoring and more. Great for
      working parents.

      Writing classes, after-school, for elementary and middle school students, Kate Williams at

   Jenna Bast – current school teacher’s aide – 996-8221

   Maggie Kuk is available from May-Sept 2010. She is in college in Washington, DC, she grew up here and is very
   fun and responsible and drives: Her cell phone is 707-299-90942 and her email is She is
   the kind of babysitter where you could even go away for the weekend. Call Lorna Sheridan for reference.

      Jamie Ballard - Red Cross certified, loves children, attentive and involved, lots of babysitting experience. Works
      with younger kids at St. Andrews for special events. Home 996-2397

      Marissa Bragstad, Presentation Graduate 2007, cell: 287-7110

      Boy sitter – Chris Zimmerman – 10th grade at Justin, lives on Denmark – 933-9336

   Nina Sheridan, cell 721-6396 or 939-9096, Red Cross certified, near town, East Side

      Kyra Hinton, Red Cross certified. Near 5th St W.

      Ellen Angeloni, Red Cross certified and has experience. 938-9829, Cell: 776-7115, Diamond A

      Lily Shapiro, 309 Caspian Court, cell: 320-3538, mom's cell: 227-9793, Red Cross Certified. Near Plaza.
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    Ella Joyner –Shone, 227-8108, home 938-9364. East Side.

    Madison Houtary, Home # 939-0120 *best to call, Cell 256-9609, references available, East Side

    Olivia Halliwell, cell 650 862 9735, East Side

   “Steve & Kate’s Camps” – 7:30am-6pm, late June – late Aug, Novato, Mill Valley or Santa Rosa. Pay by the day,
   choose your days. $75 a day or $2000 for 2 months every day. Great for working parents. Really high quality
   filmmaking, performing arts, recording studio options. Ages K-7, 415-389-KIDS

    Gayle Manfre, East Napa Street -- -- art classes

    Sonoma Dance Academy, performing arts, fashion and dance camps -- Also offers
    April Spring Break Camps.

    Rhoten Productions: Nature Camp, Performing Arts Camp, Adventures in Leadership Camp etc. 933-8140 or

    Sonoma Community Center Day Camps --

   Napa Valley Country Club does a great weekly tennis camp in the summer for members and non-member
   children. Contact Chris Arns at 252-1111.

    Sonoma State does a great tennis camp for 2 weeks in the mornings in June,
    click on camps. The phone is 664-2291, the organizer is Tracey Prince.

    Redwood Empire Gymnastics in Petaluma – full day and half -- –, 434 Payran Street,
    Petaluma, CA 94952-5922, (707) 763-5010. A true Olympic type training facility plus classes for kids of all ages
    and abilities. Also offers a Christmas and April Spring Break Camp.

    Sonoma Crush Youth Basketball Camp for GIRLS (at SVHS): Sil Coccia 484-8940

    Santa Rosa United Winter Academy --, telephone 888-1207

    Sonoma State Soccer Camp --

    Mike Wills School of Baseball/Softball, camps during winter break, spring break/summer. 415-517-3340.

    Rockzilla – in Napa. CAMP ROCKZILLA is an enrichment program for children ages 5
    and up. MON-FRi, JUNE 14-aUGUST 2 -- 8AM TO 5 PM, HALF DAY IS 8-12:30 OR 12:30- 5. You pick your
    weeks or days.

    EXCEL program at Sonoma State – 28th year of offering students entering the 4-9th grades academic enrichment
    in accelerated classes. These courses are held at the SSU campus which utilizes labs, guest speakers and field
    trips with classes ranging from Shakespeare to clay, microscopes to jewelry, chemistry to inventing to researching
    and performing to Web page design. One-week and two-week sessions from late June to late July, approximately
    $150-$178 for 1-week classes and $300-$345 for 2-week classes.

    Santa Rosa Junior College -- SRJC’s “College for Kids” program was developed to encourage curiosity and a
    desire to learn in all children entering grades 3 through 10. In addition to classes on SRJC’s Santa Rosa
    Campus, they have classes at Petaluma Junior High School and at Rincon Valley Middle School. Four one week
    sessions in June. 2009 courses included: Robotics, Baking, Web Site Design, CSI, Photoshop Digital Animation,
    Fashion Design, Watercolor Paining, Lego and more.

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    Norcal Basketball Academy Camps in Petaluma (St. Vincent’s) and Santa Rosa. For grades 3-9, 9am -3:30pm,
    $225 a week. Serious basketball drills and training for competitive players.

   Rhoten Productions Adventure Camp --

    Girls Scout Camps --

    4 Star Sports Camps – academic and sports camps. One and two week sessions at college campuses.

    ID Tech Camps – one-week computer programming, game design sleep-away camps at Stanford or Berkeley or
    other top universities around the country. Presentation 5th grader loved it!

    One week academic sleep away camp at UC Irvine, highly recommended by Lorna Sheridan, Grades 5-9.

    For Catholic middle schoolers: St. Leo's participates in Camp RAD during the summer, one or two week sleepover
    camps for 7th and 8th graders, with 50+ youth participants from throughout the diocese. Faith enrichment in a fun,
    dynamic, relevant (i.e. "modern") environment. Call Melissa Rodriguez at St. Leo's for more info: 996-8422

    Westminster Woods – Occidental --

    Bar 717 Ranch, Trinity Alps --

   Sonoma Community Center,, 276 East Napa Street, (707) 938-4626

    Drawing and painting lessons, private or group in your home, professional illustrator Ellen Mueller,, reasonable rates. Teaches a Perks class at Presentation. Once she knows you she is
    also a great emergency day-time babysitter.

    Marsha Klein Studio. 387 East Napa. Mixed media classes for ages 12-18. Clay classes for ages 6-11. 935-
    1207 or

   Broadway Bound Kids -- BBK on Patten St., 939-1735. Stages full on musical productions
   twice a year. Open to ages 4-18. Meets weekly on Monday evenings till the week before the production, then
   every night.

    E.T.C! (Experiential Theater Company). Director: Caitlin Austin, 935-6675. Exceptional training for young
    singers/actors age 8-18. Must audition for acceptance into program.

   Keenan Irish Dance School -- 542-1367 -- Wed. in Sonoma,

    Sonoma Dance Academy --, 180 East Napa Street, (707) 933-9933

    Sonoma Ballet Conservatory --, 561 Broadway, (707) 938-1424

   Laurie Favaro- in San Rafael - Excellent 415-459-7526; 415-608-1485

    Sara Fargo, Marin 415-464-9533

    Lorna Sheridan, through SVEF & SHVS, pro-bono -- Sonoma, 939-9096,

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    Lesley Horne

   The Montessori School of Sonoma 198675 8th St. East 996-2422,

    Gingerbread House Day Care, 504 Calle Del Monte, Sonoma (707) 938-1102

   Strategies for Successful Learning; Lorin Loughlin, Learning Specialist, and Robin Wein, Educational Consultant,
   provide Psycho-Educational Evaluations to determine Learning Potential (IQ) and Learning Styles for children of
   all ages. Testing for ADD/ADHD and Learning Differences (Dyslexia, Math/ Writing Disorders). Focus is on
   providing strategies to promote learning. Contact Lorin Loughlin at 415-999-8921. Reference from Lorna
   Sheridan, “Lorin Loughlin is incredible. She and her partner, Robin Wein, cracked the mystery of why our
   daughter was having trouble in school (non-classic dyslexia). They can do IQ testing, all evaluative tests and
   produce a detailed report that explains how your child learns.”

    Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth ( Programs for high achieving students. Qualify with any
    standardized test score of over 95%. $35 to join. Summer and online programs.

    Also, UC Irvine's Gifted Students Academy one week summer programs.

    California Assoc. for the Gifted --, (916) 988-3999 -- web site for academically talented youth featuring info, summer programs and academic

    Educational workbooks, games:

    EXCEL program at Sonoma State – 28th year of offering students entering the 4-9th grades academic enrichment
    in accelerated classes. These courses are held at the SSU campus which utilizes labs, guest speakers and field
    trips with classes ranging from Shakespeare to clay, microscopes to jewelry, chemistry to inventing to researching
    and performing to Web page design. One-week and two-week sessions from late June to late July, approximately
    $150-$178 for 1-week classes and $300-$345 for 2-week classes.

   Lynn MacArthur - piano, guitar lessons in your home, 291-8875. Presentation School music teacher.

    Sonoma Academy of Dance and Arts -- Sonoma Dance Academy --, 180 East Napa
    Street, (707) 933-9933

    Sonoma Music Arts School – all instruments and voice --, 901 Broadway, (707)

    Piano: Lenore Lohnes 939-1263

    Barbara Hall – piano in her home on Burndale --

    Gwen McKeithen, piano teacher for 30 years in Sonoma. Great with beginners (as young as 3-4 yrs) and up to
    high school age kids. Adults too. Big on Suzuki method and has designer her own program/technique. Excellent
    with children, including bi-monthly recitals.

    Leta Davis (rec. for girls only) violin -- 575 SOLANO AVE, Sonoma


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    Caitlin Austin, 935-6675.

    Sonoma Music School on Broadway also has a voice teacher

    Charles DeTorres & Dr. Carmel Murphy & Dr. Elizabeth Gawron
    @ Sonoma Peds -- 181 Andriuex St. -- 707-935-9000

    Thomas Zembal, Farmers' Lane Pediatrics, Santa Rosa, (707) 545-2255

    Dr. Ramos & Dr. Steigner in Petaluma. 763-1548 are excellent (LS)

    Dr Boland -- 770 Tamalpais Dr Ste 404, Corte Madera, CA 94925, Ph: 415-927-9052

    Dr. Kristin DeVincenzi (family dentist but great with kids) 938-8528

    Ramos Raymond DDS 3835 Cypress Dr. Petaluma 763-1548

    Dr. Jenise Briggs, 1310 Medical Center Drive, Rohnert Park, CA -- 707-584-3718

    Frank Hodges, -- Ste 102, 1111 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, (707) 544-4611

    Dr. Doreen Pratt in Napa. Awesome! 257-2800

    Best pediatric ophthalmologist in the area is: Dr. William Good. (Larspur), is 415-924-4313. Good at handling
    complex or unusual cases.

    Dr. Raaka (family ophthalmologist but good with kids) 996-1622

    Pediatric Neurology: Dr. Candida Brown (510)428-3590 (head of pediatric neurology, Oakland Children's)

    Dr. Brian Wirick – Chiropracter -- 813 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476, Phone: (707) 935-4330

    Dr. Erik Kurzrock/Pediatric Urologist (Chief of Pediatric Urology/UC Davis Sacramento) -- (916) 734-2222

    Dr. Catherine Ross, 1144 Sonoma Avenue, # 113, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 -- 707-545-2082

   Kathleen Healey, MD, Otolaryngologist, 980 Trancas Street, Ste. 10, Napa, 707-258-8037, reference: Klara
   Crean 707-933-9720

   Melanie Johnson 415-897-2700 Novato

    Ellen Krantz 415-927-3800 Corte Madera

    Both can do very in-depth Learning Evaluations, especially with more complex children

   Dr. Lipsit in Santa Rosa- Works in conjunction with a group of MFCC's -- 707-542-8979

    Megan Burns-Psychiatrist Anxiety Specialist-Sonoma – Presentation parent

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   Dr. Joseph Shoulder -- Napa 707-224-1144

    Dr. Sarah Hunter -- Napa 707-252-4700

    Jane Mertens, Sonoma, Presentation School Psychologist, 939-1644

   Crescent Montessori at Community Center, Karen Niehoff 707-996-2456

    Old Adobe Pre-school, 252 W. Spain, 938-4510 --

    Moldavian Academy Pre-School in Community Center, available 8:30am-5:30pm,

    Sunshine Preschool –, 109 Patten Street, Sonoma (707) 996-2702

    Valley of the Moon Nursery School -- 707-938-4265 -- 136 Mission Ter, Sonoma, CA 95476

    Montessori School of Sonoma, 8th Street East, 996-2422. Excellent programs, preparation for grade school.

   Tennis lessons, Brett Stephenson at Maxwell, 925 683 2460
    Quick Start Tennis USTA for ages 6-10. Contact 707.803.1707. At Larsen Courts in Sonoma.
    Sonoma Valley Youth Soccer -- Soccer Hotline: (707) 256-0544,

    St. Francis Falcons CYO Basketball – Grades 3-8. Travel teams.

    Sonoma Little League --

    Sonoma Jr. Dragons Football – Cheerleading also.

    Boys & Girls Club -- Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Flag Football -- Frank
    DeRaffele, Athletic Director, 938-8544, ext. 112.

    Swim Team/Lessons: Agua Caliente – Jane Hansen --

    Gymnastics: Redwood Empire Gymnastics in Petaluma –, 434 Payran Street, Petaluma,
    CA 94952-5922, (707) 763-5010. A true Olympic type training facility plus classes for kids of all ages and abilities.

    Sonoma Valley Girls Softball League ages 6-16 – SVGSA, PO Box 657, Vineburg, CA 95487, Marty at 481-6522.

    Santa Rosa United Soccer Club –, 3510 Unocal Place, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-0900
    (707) 541-7627

    Power/Evolve Volleyball – Girls -- In Napa.

    North Bay Kung Fu, West Napa Street --, 938-9478

    Excellent private baseball / softball training: Mike Wills School of Baseball and Softball. Sonoma/Marin lessons
    available. 415-517-3340, 343-1084 or

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    Lacrosse – Petaluma -- -- 322-1286

   Sage Consulting in Marin does excellent PSAT and SAT prep. They will administer a practice test for $50 and
   score it for you. Jaime Heaps, 415.388.7243,

    Compass –, 800-620-6250, in Marin at 415-464-8600

    Eureka Review – -- 877-463-8735

    Ivy West – -- 800-489-9378

    Kaplan Test Prep – -- 800-527-8378

    Surfer Math,, (707) 255-7873

    Team Test Prep, (707) 824-8239,

    Greg Thompson – Math - Marin 924-3211

   Joanne Figone and Diane Orsine 707-782-9467

    Cecelia Alfonso, Valley of the Queen Med Center in Napa-707-257-4089

    Pathways Pediatric Therapy, Napa, 258-8011 (this one just came in mail to the school) occupational therapy

    Diane Orsini-Tarkoman in Petaluma 782-9467. Awesome!

   Tracy Weigand - Behavioral Solutions 4 Children in Napa 707-253-8470,

    The Swain Center. Social skills training for children 4-14. Individual or small groups. 795 Farmer’s Lane in Santa
    Rosa. 575-1468

   Jennifer Shannon, 319 South E Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 545-4600

   Jamie Keith 707-996-7527, assessment and tutoring

    Elaine Stevick- Petaluma Marin Sonoma Speech and Language Services-707-763-6419

    Larry Jebrock, OD, Orthokeratology & Vision Therapy, Novato, 415-897-9691, visual processing & perception

    Noreen Gunning, NDT, Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology. Learning difficulties, coordination, and
    behavioral problems. 888-7999. “Listening Fitness Instructor”

    Speech Language Therapy, Debra Feore, MS Ed,, 707-933-8221. All aspects of
    speech therapy from improving speech clarity (articulation therapy/intelligibility) to improving communication skills
    via vocabulary development, syntax/grammar, and social communication (pragmatics).

THERAPISTS – ADD/ADHD -- Diagnosis and Medication-
    Dr. Catherine Ross, 1144 Sonoma Avenue #113, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
   707-545-2082-can test for or diagnose ADD/ADHD. Is experienced in prescribing medication for attention

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    Dr. Victoria Morgese, 2160 Jefferson Street Suite 260, Napa, CA 94558, 707-259-0708
    specialized in pediatric and adolescent medication, including medication for attention problems

    Diagnosis Only -- Dr. Melanie Johnson, Neuropsychologist, 415-897-2700, Novato, CA

    Diagnosis -- Dr. Ellen Krantz, Neuropsychologist, 415-927-3800, Corte Madera, CA 94925

    Diagnosis -- Robin Wein, Educational Psychologist and Lorin Loughlin, Learning Specialist, 415-999-8921,, -- diagnosis and learning plan development

    Napa- Behavioral Solutions 4 Children - they work with kids, teachers, and parents on improving behaviors
    associated with ADD/ADHD. Tracy Weingand 707-253-8470

   Lani Gullotta – specializing in middle school math and science, school parent:, 938-5282. 10
   years experience.

    Soloquest – 939-1133 or All ages, private or group, in their offices at 414 West Napa.

    Nancy Krieg --, math professor at Sonoma State but great with all ages, will come to
    school. Together with Lauchlan Jean, they run Sonoma Valley Tutoring Services. Also provides “homework
    clubs”. Rates range from $15-$30/hr.

    Lauren Papadin 415-994-1500 in Sonoma. (3rd-8th grades)

    Mary Bertlin -- 799-7007 (hourly rate, meet at public library), pre-K to middle school.

   Tish Van Sickle, Reading Tutor, Credentialed Teacher, 10 plus years of experience.
   Specializing in helping students with all areas of reading including comprehension, vocabulary, decoding and
   more. References available. 935-7369, 364-4911

    Anjel Totty --, comes to school, Barton System (dyslexia)

    Soloquest – 939-1133 or All ages, private or group, in their offices at 414 West Napa.

    Jamie Keith -- 16891 ESTRELLA DR, assessment, testing and tutoring -- 996-1357

    Laura Ringard (Napa) 707-253-2944; 707-738-0843. Very Experienced; excellent; trained reading specialist
    (Orton Gillingham-Barton)-probably has a full caseload, but is a great resource-may know others.

    Jane Milan - Milan Dyslexia Center in Napa - very experienced reading specialist – Barton Method.
    707-265-6459; 707-799-3729 - may be able to refer to a specialist in Sonoma, email

    Dana Wisnowski-707-254-8043 Orton Gillingham Trained-may not be taking new clients

    Mary Bertlin 799-7007 (hourly rate, meet at public library), 935-7444

    Karen Taggesell, 925-324-3365, A
 former classroom teacher, holding a current Multiple
    Subject teaching
 credential who tutors in Math, Reading and Language Arts for grades K-7. Special
 training in
    Lindamood Bell intensive phonics and visualization methods.

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   Art lessons in your home from a professional illustrator: Ellen Mueller --

    Lauren Papadin (Spanish) 3rd-8th 415-994-1500 in Sonoma. Tutor specializing in students with learning
    differences, ADHD, behavioral management. Former Learning Specialist at Marin Country Day School.

    Kumon Center Napa – Kumon Math And Reading Center,, 596 Lincoln Avenue. Napa, CA
    94558. (707) 257-3817

    Sylvan Learning Center Napa – 258-9000, 2493 Solano Ave, Napa. Offers services in center and online.

    Soloquest – 939-1133 or All ages, private or group, in their offices at 414 West Napa.
    Offers “Processing Skills” sessions including memory, attention, sensory integration, visual/auditory processing.

    Colleen Roche – 415-613-2507. Ask Jane Mertens at Presentation for more info.

    Martin Marks, Apple Valley Road, tutoring in History and Writing, 707-938-7243.

   Sheila Cain is awesome! Lives in Sonoma. Great with pre-teens. Helps kids get organized and can tutor on all
   subjects: email is Lives on East Side near town.

    Lauren Papadin- 415-994-1500, in Sonoma.


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