News & Notes April 27, 2018
What's Happening at The Academies? 

April 27 -- BOA PTO Night @ Rawhide Game

May 12 -- SVA PTO Spring Fundraiser

May 15 -- SVA Talent Show Auditions

May 16 --  Blue Oak Open House

May 16 -- SVA Spring Concert

May 23 --  Sycamore Valley Open House

May 26 -- SVA Theater Presents Aladdin

June 5 -- SVA Talent Show

June 6 -- 8th Grade Graduation

Yearbooks On Sale Now

There is one online store for both school's 

Use this link, and be sure to select which 
yearbook you want to order.

Orders will only be accepted online. The deadline to order is April 29
Tickets on sale now in the Blue Oak office!
Campus Beautification Day @ Blue Oak

SVA Middle School TEDx Talks

SVA Middle School is presenting their version of TEDx Talks at Cafe 210 on Friday, May 25 from 5:30-9:30PM. T hroughout the year, students have been using the disciplines of Anthropology, Epidemiology, and History to examine literal and metaphorical diseases in response to the Driving Question "How Have Humans Intentionally and Unintentionally Influenced the Spread of Disease?".  Their work is culminating in TEDx style presentations which address "diseases" that exist here in Tulare County.

This show is not to be missed, as the Sycamore Valley middle school students never fail to impress their audience.

SVA Theater Presents Aladdin

Saturday, May 26th
First show at 12:00PM
Second show at 3:45PM

Encore Theater
324 South N St.
Tulare, CA 93274

Tickets are  $5 (children 3 and under are free)

Our story begins centuries ago, when the royalty of Agrabah spoke one language and the citizens another. Communication is impossible without translation... which is controlled by the evil vizier, Jafar. When the rebellious princess, Jazmin, and a delinquent street rat, Aladdin, meet in the marketplace, they find something special in one another. Together, they work to transcend the barriers between them and, with a little magic, help create a better future for themselves and for Agrabah.
Bye Bye Birdie

Congrats to our SVA thespians Julia Lima,Leo Paez, and Diana Padilla who performed in TCOE's production last week. Way to go! 

Free Logo Embroidery from Land's End through May 4th!  Shop Now! 

At checkout, manually enter the Promotion Code LOGOS and PIN 3571
This code/pin are valid only April 26-May 4

Substitute Teachers
The Academies Charters have an experienced and dedicated teaching staff, but we are always looking to expand our sub list. 

Substitute Custodian
The Academies Charters is seeking a backup daytime custodian. F ingerprint clearance is required. 

If you or someone you know has the desire to be a substitute teacher at our amazing school, has a bachelor's degree, has passed the CBEST, and is willing to get a substitute credential and fingerprint clearance we would love to grow our team. 

If you are interested please email Shauna Dolin at

LCAP Survey

It's that time again! Please take a moment to fill out our community survey for LCAP input. LCAP is part of the Local Control Funding Formula, which allows local districts greater autonomy over their state funding allocation within 8 goals determined by the state. 

SVA Parent Survey

BOA Parent Survey

Keep your eye out for our annual Parent Satisfaction Survey coming next month! 

School Breakfast and Lunch 

Did you know that breakfast is available each school morning beginning at  7:45? It is!

You can pay for meals with cash or check (get an envelope in the school office) or online with our payment service You will need to register, create an account and provide an ID number for every student you're including. An app is available so you can easily use this service on your smartphone. If you need to access your student's ID number, please call your school's front office. 

School breakfast will be available at both schools before the school day begins. The cost for breakfast is $1.25.  The cost for lunch is $2.00. Applications for free or reduced price lunch will be sent home with your child on the first day of school. 

Menus are always available on our website.  Click here for the current menu

Summer Programming

TACMO Summer Enrichment Program

We are excited to announce that we will offer an in-house summer enrichment program!*

Who: SVA and BOA students entering grades 1-4 in 2018-19

What: Weekly "camps" with different enrichment subjects

When: 6 weeks of summer June 18th - August 3rd (no class the week of the July 4th holiday)

Where: Blue Oak Academy 

Why:  To provide our community with a safe, accessible learning environment during the summer by offering an enriching summer camp experience with  extended opportunities for students to practice skills, increase  exposure to the arts, e xpand cultural awareness, and experience 21st century skill learning opportunities. 

Registration is first come first served and opened on Friday, April 27 at 10:00AM. Click the links below to register. 

*Minimum enrollment must be met to provide this opportunity. Under-enrolled sessions will be cancelled two weeks prior to the session. 

Program Director: Claudia Van Groningen
Camp Invention Returns to SVA

This fun day camp will be back again this summer. Camp Invention will take place July 16-20 at SVA. Registration is open to all students of The Academies as well the public, so bring a friend!

Summer Sports-Writing Camp

The San Joaquin Valley Writing, based at Fresno State, is excited to announce summer programs for students and educators focused on writing. Please visit their website ( for additional information. 

Play sports and play with words during this one-week camp at Fresno State designed for 5th -through 8th-grade students! Participants will engage in outdoor and indoor activities that support descriptive action writing. Students also will explore sports through poetry and narrative writing.

Students Entering Grades 5-8
July 9-13
Fresno State University
Family Support

Parent Partnering

Internet safety is a concern at home and at school. Interland, a new game from Google teaches kids how to be safe out there in the wide world of Interland.
Check it out! 

Award Assemblies  April 27

Next SVA PTO Meeting
Next BOA PTO Meeting
May 14 May 14
Round Table Pizza
Round Table Pizza
Packwood Creek Center
Mary's Vineyard
4035 S. Mooney Blvd.
1691 E. Noble Ave.

If you would like to share any ideas or add an agenda item for discussion at the  PTO  meeting please  email  it to at least one week prior to the meeting. 

NEW: Spanish translation available at meetings
Community Events
Coding Class for Kids 

There is a new computer programming (aka coding) class teaching MIT's SCRATCH program being offered at through Visalia Parks & Recreation Department.  The class is open to children ages 10 and up and will take place on Monday evenings in May at the Manual Hernandez Recreation Center.  The cost to attend is $30. 

Visalia Parks & Rec has some fantastic lego and science classes over the summer that are worth checking out! 
Know of a community event you'd like to share? Email information and images to Claudia Van Groningen
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