News & Notes May 11, 2018
What's Happening at The Academies?
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
Dinner ticket sales have closed,
but you can still join the fun THIS SATURDAY!
2018-19 Classroom Placement Request
As we engage in the process of putting classes together, we use numerous factors to ensure balanced classes. These factors include academic needs, gender, and social relationships and behaviors. In addition, we know that you, as parents/guardians, have information about your child that can be helpful to us as we prepare class rosters.
If you would like to provide information that we should consider during the formation of class rosters, please complete this form and return it to your school's Front Office no later than Friday, May 25, 2018.
Teachers will create classroom rosters first, since they know the students best. Then, the administration will review rosters with these requests in mind and determine if any changes will be made.
While you may note a teacher preference, placement in a specific teacher's classroom cannot be guaranteed. Multiple factors are considered in student placement; parent requests are one factor among many.
Parents will be informed of class placement in August.
A HUGE THANK YOU to our PTO!
Staff appreciation week has left us feeling humbled and grateful for the amazing community we all share. Thank you for all you have done for us this week and throughout this year.
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
324 South N St.
Tulare, CA 93274
$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.
SVA Talent Show
Can you sing?
Can you dance?
Do you play the piano?
Have you ever done magic tricks?
We are looking for individuals and groups who are willing to share their wonderful and unique talents with us at this year's SVA Talent Show, which will be held on June 5.
Applications are available from Mrs. George in the front office, and must be signed and turned in to her no later than Friday, May 11. Auditions for the Talent Show will be on Tuesday, May 15 after school in the cafeteria.
The Academies Charters have an experienced and dedicated teaching staff, but we are always looking to expand our sub list.
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.
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.
TACMO Summer Enrichment Program
We are excited to announce that we will offer an in-house summer enrichment program!*
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
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. 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.
** NOTE: Summer Enrichment is provided by TACMO and is not part of the academic year. Participation is voluntary. Many services provided during the academic year will not be provided during the Summer Enrichment Program. There will be no school administrator or school nurse on duty. Students who are involved in behavioral incidents in the last month of school will not be allowed to attend the Summer Enrichment Program. Site Principals and specialist staff will use their discretion to protect the safety of all children when communicating behavioral concerns to the Program Director.
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 (sjvwp.org) 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
Fresno State University
On June 5th, voters will have the opportunity to choose from several candidates running for office who will make decisions that directly impact the state's education environment, including Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI).
- Vote-by-mail began May 7.
- The deadline to register to vote is May 21. En español
- The deadline to submit a vote-by-mail application is May 29 for this Primary Election.
- Deadline to vote-by-mail/mail your ballot is June 5.
- The primary election takes place June 5, 2018.
- Find your polling place here.
Your vote matters to our charter public school and students, and to schools and families like ours across the state!
Have your voice heard!
Mark your calendar for this school year's last SVA PTO meeting! Even if you were not able to make any meetings this year, please attend the last one.
In this important meeting the SVA PTO will vote on previously nominated officers for next year, discuss next year's PTO budget, and more.
|Next SVA PTO Meeting
||Next BOA PTO Meeting
|Round Table Pizza
||Round Table Pizza
|Packwood Creek Center
|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
it to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to the meeting.
Spanish translation available at meetings
Scott Smith Invitational Golf Tournament
The 7th Annual
Scott Smith Memorial Invitational
Hosted by Visalia Firefigthers & Kings County Firefighters Association,
Friday, May 18th, 2018
Registration 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Shotgun Start 10:00 am
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!
The Academies CMO| 559.622-3236 | theacademiescharters.org