News & Notes - May 31, 2019
What's Happening at The Academies? 

May 31 - Jun 1 -- SVA Theater Shows

Jun 6 -- SVA 8th Grade Graduation

Jun 3 -- PTO Meetings

Jun 4 -- SVA Talent Show

Jun 7 -- Free Dress Day @ SVA & BOA

Jun 7 -- BOA PTO Color Run

Jun 7 -- Last Day of School * MINIMUM DAY*

Download the  2018-19 Academic Calendar
Annual Stakeholder Survey -- Action Needed!

We are asking for your input about our schools through our Annual Stakeholder Survey. Please select a link below to complete the survey online in English or Spanish. Plan to spend about 7-9 minutes providing your feedback.

We know your time is valuable and thank you in advance for taking part in this critical process. Please complete this survey by the last day of school, June 7.

End of Year Reminders
Did you know unpaid lunch balances are charged to your school at the end of the year?

Please ensure that you have paid in full for all breakfast and lunch bills you have accrued. You can pay for meals in your school office with cash or check, or pay online with the service. 
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TACMO After School Program will send your final bill for May and June by June 14. Please look for the email and pay your balances by June 30.

SVA Library balances are due. Students with missing books or outstanding fees will not be able to check out books next year until accounts are cleared.
Many Thanks from BOA
Blue Oak Academy is incredibly grateful to some very special community partners.

Girl Scout Cadette from Troop 128, Madycen, was kind enough to build BOA some library bookshelves and donate over 15,000 library books. She also took the time to label each book! Madycen loved to read as a young child and was inspired to help build the library. She received donations in money and resources from fellow citizens and Lowes.

Students from University Prep High School's Helping Hands Club also contributed books through their service learning project. These students solicited donations of over 1000 children's books for the future Blue Oak Library and classroom libraries! The primary leaders involved in this project were Abigail Terry and Ms. Kyra.

Thank you to both the Girl Scouts and UPHS students for putting more books into the hands of BOA students! We are so grateful.
Alumni Scholarship Opportunity

The Academies Charter Management Organization is pleased to announce The Academies Alumni Scholarship. One $500 award will be granted to a qualifying applicant. This scholarship is a merit-based award for college-bound high school graduates who attended one of The Academies charter schools for all or part of their K-8 education.

Application Requirements
  • High school senior graduating in the class of 2019
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Attended a K-8 school of The Academies for at least one year.
  • Entering an undergraduate program of study at an accredited institution in the Fall or Spring immediately following high school graduation.
  • Applicants must complete the current official electronic The Academies Alumni Scholarship Application form for the year of their high school graduation.
  • Applications must be complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Supporting documentation must be submitted by email according to the instructions in the application form.

The deadline to apply is June 7, 2019.
SVA Middle School PBL Event

Mark your calendars for June 3, 6-8. SVA Middle School Students will host a soft opening for their PBL Art Show at the downtown Arts Consortium building at 300 E. Oak Ave. This is also an end-of-year showcase and replaces the final conferences to view portfolios. 

Our students' work will be on display at the Arts Consortium for the First Friday event on June 7 and will remain on display through the month of June.

Current Job Postings

Core Academic Teacher Grades 1/2 @ Sycamore Valley Academy
The 7th Annual SVA Talent Show will take place on  Tuesday, June 4th!  

First showing for grades K-4 @ 8:25
Second showing for grades 5-8 @ 9:25
SVA PTO Feedback
SVA PTO would like to begin planning for next year! Please take just a few minutes to fill out this quick, 7 question form to help the SVA PTO make 2019-20 another amazing year. Thank you!

BOA PTO Color Run

Blue Oak PTO is excited to launch the Blue Oak Color Run! Everyone is invited
to participate or come out to watch watch the fun. This event is part of a program that engages the entire student body as part of a fitness initiative with the goal of instilling in our students a lifelong habit of healthy living.

The Color Run will be held on the last day of school- June 7, 2019.

There will be 4-5 color stations using washable tempera paints. Participants are welcome to run or walk the course. A shirt and glasses will be provided for participants.

PTO asks that you send your student with an old pair of shoes that day
and bring a towel for the car ride home.

This is a HUGE thank you from the PTO to all of the Blue Oak faculty, students, and families for their hard work throughout the year.
8th Grade Graduation
WHO: Event open to ticketed guests only (the ticket order link was sent directly to families of graduates).

WHAT: Recognizing our graduates as they promote to high school. Event details will be sent directly to families of graduates.

WHEN: Thursday, June 6
6:00 PM (doors open at 5:30PM).

WHERE: Odd Fellows Hall (116 S. Court St.).
Middle School Dance
Celebrate the end of the year at the annual end of year middle school dance. This year's theme is "candyland"!

The dance will take place after graduation on June 6, 8-11PM.

Please note: space in the hall is limited during graduation, 7th graders should plan to arrive at 8PM for the dance.

Odd Fellows Hall
116 S. Court St.
June 6
Yearbook Post-Orders
Did you miss out on your yearbook order?  

You can still order a copy at  or
through the end of the year. 

These post-orders must be sent to your home and the consumer pays shipping.
TACMO Summer Enrichment Programs

As a service to our community, our home office non-profit organization (TACMO) will offer summer enrichment opportunities again this year in four one week sessions. Sessions will be open to students entering grades 1-5 in the fall. All summer programs take place at Blue Oak Academy. 

We are extending drop off and pickup times this year with our programs running from 7:30AM-4:00PM.  The fee for each session is just $150! 


Session Dates & Details

Session 1: June 17-21
Mrs. Gates-Wai - All about pets - Learn about pets with fun educational activities, including games, crafts, guest speakers, and more!

Session 2: June 24- 28
Mr. Enriquez - Stop Motion Lego Animations- Students will develop their narrative and storyboard, and then shoot their videos using iPads over the course of a week. The session culminates in a film festival at the end of the week.

Session 3: July 8-14
Mrs. Cazarez - Foodie Kids Cooking - Back By Popular Demand! Mrs. C cooks up new fun and delicious recipes with more hands on cooking activities for your kiddos in this yummy week. 

Session 4: July 22-26
Mrs. Padilla - Let's Go Camping! - The Padillas will create a fun filled week of camp themed crafts and books, outdoor games, s'mores, and more!
Our schools offer a convenient option for student breakfast and lunch. Meals are provided by through contract with  Visalia Unified School District's Nutritional Services Division  and are delivered daily to our cafeterias.

Breakfast - $ 1.25 per day  Lunch - $2.00 per day  Milk - $0.35 per carton

You can pay for lunches at school with cash or check, or pay online with the service. An app is available so you can easily use this service on your smartphone. If you have not already done so, you will need to register, create an account and provide an ID number for each student.  Contact the front office of your school to obtain your child's student ID number.
Next SVA PTO Meeting
Monday, June 3
Round Table Pizza
Packwood Creek Center
4035 S. Mooney Blvd.
Next BOA PTO Meeting
Monday, June 3
Round Table Pizza
Mary's Vineyard Center
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.  

Spanish translation available at meetings. 
¡Estamos muy contentos de compartir que ofrecemos traducción en español en nuestras reuniones! ¡Hay que trabajar juntos!
Family Support
Make Summer Reading Plans!
Reading plays a huge role in academic success. Avoid the "summer slide" by keeping up on daily reading over the summer months.

✔ When making summer plans, remember the public library is air conditioned and has comfortable seating! Why not make a trip and get everyone in your family a library card ?

✔ Check out the many services available at the Tulare County Public Library  here.

✔ Don't have time to visit regularly? Once you have a card you can access the many ebook and e-audiobook programs  the Tulare County Public Library provides!

Order Usborne books through the SVA online book faire using  this link   that will be open throughout the summer. SVA will earn a 50% match on any purchases through the link.
Community Events
CVSCC Summer Chess Camps

June 17-21 Intermediate Tactics
June 24-29 Intermediate Strategies
July 8-12 Position Play
July 28-August 2 Advanced Tactics
August 5-9 Advanced Strategies

Price: Each camp $195.00 2nd child in family half price…3rd
family member a Summer-Bonus-- Free! Lunch is not provided.

Time: 9:30- 4:00 (kids can wait at studio afterward for parents)

Location: New 433 Keats suite 10 Fresno CA. 93710
Two blocks North of Shaw (Fashion Fair) off of Fresno Street

Phone: Call Coach Dave Olson with any questions, 559-273-5523.
Scott Smith Invitational Golf Tournament

Hosted by Visalia Firefighters Association

Friday, May 31st, 2019 • Registration 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Shotgun Start 10:00 am
Format: Scramble & Callaway Scoring
Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club •
3018 Ridge Creek Drive, Dinuba, CA 93618 • (559) 591-2254

Entry Fee $120.00 per Player
(Deadline May 20th, 2019)

Includes Green Fee with Cart, Range Balls for warm-up,
Tee Prizes and Build Your Own Burger Bar lunch.

Summer Reading Program
This exceptional program is offered by California State University, Fresno, Division of Continuing and Global Education and taught by the Institute of Reading Development.

By the end of the program, Student will:
  • Double reading speed
  • Improve comprehension in fiction and nonfiction
  • Learn to read and study middle-school level textbooks
  • Learn effective note-taking skills
  • Read a great novel
  • Be ready for the first day of school!
Summer classes fill up quickly - enroll today to secure a spot. 
Know of a community event you'd like to share? Email information and images to Claudia Van Groningen
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