Donation benefits Diamond Valley School |

Donation benefits Diamond Valley School

Staff Reports

Thanks to a donation from Albert and Diana Del Masso, the new literacy library at Diamond Valley Elementary School in Alpine County is ready to expand for the new school year.

The Del Massos have a long history of helping children and families in Alpine County. The couple lives in the Bay Area, but vacations in Alpine County and have family ties that go back many years.

According to Jane Starratt, literacy coach for the Alpine County Unified School District, the Del Masso Literacy Library provides teachers with up to date materials for teaching students to read, write and speak.

These include materials to assess students to determine their individual reading level as well as leveled classroom sets of books in the areas of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and plays.

“We are thrilled to be the recipients of a generous gift from the Del Masso family,” Starratt said. “These funds will enable us to widen our selection for all kids, in terms of interest and readability of classroom materials and allow greater choices for teachers.”