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January 27, 2016
SVA News & Notes
What's Happening at SVA? 

Jan 17 - Feb 2 -- Tomato Garden Fundraiser

Jan 31 -- Basketball, Home vs. Ivanhoe

Feb 2 -- Basketball @ CVC 

Feb 3 -- Poetry & Prose Auditions

Feb 15 -- 2017-18 Admissions Lottery


National School Choice Week

We have been celebrating School Choice all week! Check out this fun video made by our own Mrs. Cazarez. The video features Grades 1&2 as well as their Middle School coaches and some other very special guests!

Be an Ambassador for Admissions!

Please spread the word about our excellent schools! Forward this email or print and share the  one-page application with anyone who may be interested in enrolling at SVA or BOA. You can also print and share our poster shown below! 

Thanks for your support! 

Tomato Garden Fundraiser 

Spring is coming and our tomato garden fundraiser is here! 
January 17-February 3. 

Order forms were sent home with students earlier this week. 

Please ask family and friends to consider purchasing a tomato garden or purchasing one as a donation to our SVA garden or another community garden. PTO will make arrangements for all donated plants to be planted! 

Each tomato garden sells for $15 and our PTO will receive $8 from each garden purchased! 

The money raised will go toward field trips, technology and other projects that directly benefit our students. 

Tomato Gardens will be delivered in mid-March. 

For more information about this local fundraiser, including planting tips for your Tomato Garden, visit the Gardens4Education website. 

Contact Cristina Johnson for more info or to help distribute Tomato Gardens in March. 

It's that time of year again! Miss Yado and the Bennetts continue to grow and improve our program each year.  This year we have more players than ever before. 

It's sure to be an exciting season.  All are encouraged to stick around on game days to cheer on our Explorers. Home games begin at 3:30PM. Full schedule listed below. 

The SVA basketball coaches are looking for a parent or two to coordinate snacks and snackbar for game days!  If you're interested, talk with the coaches!  Several people have offered to help, but the team needs someone to coordinate, starting with snack sales on Tuesday, January 24 .  Concession sales are a great opportunity to raise money for SVA sports!

2017 Basketball Schedule

1/24 - Three Rivers @ SVA
1/26 - @ George McCann
1/31 - Ivanhoe @ SVA
2/2 - @ CVC
2/7 - @ Oak Grove
2/9 -  Sequoia Union @ SVA
2/16 - Valley Life @ SVA
2/21 - Willow Glen @ SVA
2/28 - @ Valley Life
3/2 - @ Sequoia Union

JOG-A-THON Business Sponsors Needed! 

Save the date! March 8  is the 5th Annual Jog-A-Thon. 

SVA PTO is looking for business sponsors for this annual event.  If your business or one you know is interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please see/share the letter and sponsorship form

Sponsors names/logos will be included on this year's jog-a-thon t-shirts as well as on signs around campus.  It's a great way to advertise AND support our school.  

PTO is hoping to get more business sponsors this year and students who secure a $500 sponsorship will win one of the coveted spots to go Bowling with Mr. Benton (includes lunch and limo ride to/from bowling alley!) in March. 

Individual pledge forms for students to collect donations will come home with kids at the end of February.  

Poetry & Prose

Poetry & Prose auditions will be held after school on Friday, February 3 .  SVA is allowed 6 entries (some group some solos) in the County competition.  

Students need to submit a signed application/permission slip to the front office by February 1  to be able to audition. Mrs. George has copies of the application/permission slip in the front office. 

Party Train! 

It's not too late to grab your tickets to upcoming party train events. Tickets to each event are limited, so buy now! 

Click here to see a complete list of parties happening now through spring. 

Up Next: 

TOMORROW! Kid's Event: Saturday, January 28, 10AM-3PM  - K-4 Lunch Party at the Principal's House
Students and families will have a myriad of options to choose from including a dance party, organized activities. Lunch included.

Family Event: Saturday, February 11, 11AM-2PM - 3rd & 4th Grade Fun & Games   Calling all 3rd and 4th grade students and families to participate in fun and games! Board games and snacks will be provided.

Kid's Event: DATE CHANGE! Saturday, March 4, 12:30PM-2:30PM -  Wanna be a Video Star?  Come out and join Mrs. Andrews and Mrs. Cazarez for a groovy, dance-tastic event and pizza lunch! All K-8th graders are welcome.

NOTE: The January 27th Child Development event has been cancelled.

Lunch Menu

Monday 1/30 - Rib B Q Sandwich
Tuesday, 1/31 - Penne w/ White Sauce
Wednesday, 2/1 - Hot Dogs Twins
Thursday, 2/2 - Chicken Drummies
Friday 2/3 - Pizza Pinwheel

Click here to download the January lunch menu.
For more information about lunch at SVA, visit our website

New Postings Are Here!

Our 2017-18 job postings are now on edjoin.org  and linked through our websites. 

Site Principal for Blue Oak Academy

The Academies Charter Management Organization is hiring a Principal for our new school. If you are someone you know is interested in joining our team, check out the job posting on EdJoin

Substitute Teachers Needed

Sycamore Valley Academy has a 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

Sycamore Valley Academy Aide Subs minimum requirements are a high school diploma and fingerprint clearance. 

If you are interested please email Shauna Dolin at  sdolin@sycamorevalleyacademy.org

Next PTO Meeting

Monday, February 13 

Round Table Pizza
4035 S. Mooney Blvd. 
Community Events

Children's Art Classes

Arts Visalia, a local nonprofit organization, is holding children's art classes this spring. 

Arts Visalia offers classes for both adults and children in their on-site classroom. Classes are designed for both beginners and more advanced students to explore their creativity, expand their technical skills and learn at their own pace. Small class sizes provide a hands-on experience that encourages artistic engagement with instructors and fellow students.

To enroll your child, please fill out the enrollment form and return it to Arts Visalia. Class sizes are limited with enrollment on a first-come first-served basis. To guarantee a place in a class, tuition must be paid at the time of enrollment. 

Arts Visalia
214 East Oak Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 739-0905

  Download more information and registration forms here. 

High School Summer Science Program

The College of Chemistry and the Berkeley Global Science Institute present SciTech, a program for rising high school students (grades 9-12) who are interested in enhancing their understanding of the problems facing the world, learning about the relevance of science and technology in addressing such problems, and being inspired to pursue careers in science and technology that will ensure their contribution to positively impact the world.

Please visit their website for more information or click here for their brochure. 

To Apply:

SciTech is now accepting applications! For more information about the application process, please click   here . They will be accepting applications until April 30, 2017.
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