News & Notes December 8, 2017
What's Happening at The Academies? 

Dec 11 -- PTO Meetings

Dec 13 -- SVA School Spelling Bee

Dec 13 -- SVA Math Olympiad

Dec 15 -- 
Winter Performances

Dec 15 -- SVA Middle School Dance

Dec 15 -- **Minimum Day, 12:15 Dismissal**

Dec 18 - Jan 5 -- **NO SCHOOL Winter Break**

Minimum Day Care - Friday, December 15 

Friday, December 15 is a minimum day schedule. Students will be dismissed at 12:15PM. If you need care for your child that afternoon, our after school program will be open until 5:45PM at both schools. 

There is no need to pre-register, just make sure your child and their teacher know the plan! 

Minimum Day Care fees:
  • 12:15-3:30 - $7.50
  • 3:30- 5:45 - $10.00

A huge thanks goes out to Bank of the Sierra for their generous grant to Blue Oak Academy! The bank has awarded funding for our campus beautification event which will take place in the spring. Thank you to all who helped make this possible! 

SVA Student Awarded Free Computer

Ms. Chan nominated SVA's Zoe Mishler for this year's Tulare County Computer Giveaway and she was selected to receive a free computer! 

Members of the Board of Supervisors and Rotary Club of Visalia will be delivering the computer next week.  Congratulations Zoe! 

Thank you, Ms. Chan for taking the time to make this nomination! 

Holiday Shopping? 

Remember to start your holiday shopping from and select The Academies Charter Management Organization as your charity. Our schools will receive a portion of your qualifying purchases. 

We've already received $341 dollars from Amazon so far. Help us increase these donations by choosing  The Academies Charter Management Organization as your charity at 

Need help getting signed up or switching your charity? Click here. 

SVA Mathletics

The mathletics elective started their international competition this week!  Students in this winter elective participate in Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle school Students along with 100,000 students from more than 30 countries around the world.  This year we have a team in each division, with every student approaching 5 contest problems each month.  (In our class, we work through problems together, exploring critical thinking and creative problem solving in preparation for our contests.)  Our next contest is December 13.  If you know some of our  mathletes . wish them luck!

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 December menu

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

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

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. 

Substitute Instructional Aides Needed 
The Academies Aide Subs minimum requirements are a high school diploma and fingerprint clearance. 

If you are interested please email Shauna Dolin at

Next SVA PTO Meeting
Next BOA PTO Meeting
December 11 December 11
Round Table Pizza
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Packwood Creek Center
Mary's Vineyard
4035 S. Mooney Blvd.
1691 E. Noble Ave.

Community Events

Know of a community event you'd like to share? Email information and images to Claudia Van Groningen
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