News & Notes September 15, 2017
What's Happening at The Academies? 

Sept 19 -- SVA Cross Country @ Firebaugh HS

Sept 22 -- SVA Student Council Election

Sept 22 -- 
BOA PTO Parents and Pastries

Sept 12-29 -- BOA PTO Mixed Bag Fundraiser

A Message from Principal Phillips

Hello TACMO families,

It has been such a great start to the year.  Students are engaged and our wonderful teachers are leading fun and challenging lessons in every class.  A notable surprise I'd like to share with was the way we do our math education was highlighted in EdSource which is a Education magazine operated out of northern California.  Click here to read the article. 

Thanks everyone, and keep reading with your students at home.  We have such a great group.

Mr. Phillips

SVA Student Council
  • Candidate applications are due today!
  • Campaign week September 18-22
  • Election September 22

Mrs. Cazarez's Room has a Google Site! 

Welcome to Can Too in Room 2, a special place where students CAN and students DO! The students and Mrs. Cazarez will be using this webpage as a tool to share their learning throughout the year! Please use the links at the top to learn more about the classroom. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Cazarez at

SVA is Going to Cyberquest!

This year Ms. Chan will be taking students from grades 4-8 to CyberQuest. This TCOE contest, integrates 21st Century research and critical thinking skills with oral and electronic presentations. This year's CyberQuest will happen on Saturday, December 2 from 8:00AM- 3:30PM. We are looking for high-energy parent volunteers to help with this endeavor. Please contact Ms. Chan if you are interested in volunteering: Thanks!

Thank You, SVA PTO! 

Sycamore Valley students and teachers are so grateful for the donation of technology for our classrooms! Thanks to you, we have the most robust tech setup in our history, including 1:1 Chromebooks in Middle School! 

School Breakfast and Lunch 

Did you know that breakfast is available each school morning beginning at  7:35? 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 September 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
October 9
October 9
Round Table Pizza
Round Table Pizza
Packwood Creek Center
Mary's Vineyard
4035 S. Mooney Blvd.
1691 E. Noble Ave.

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