News & Notes September 22, 2017
What's Happening at The Academies? 

Sept 22 -- SVA Student Council Election

Sept 22 -- 
BOA PTO Parents and Pastries

Sept 12-29 -- BOA PTO Mixed Bag Fundraiser

Sept 29 -- Habit of a Scholar Awards Assembly

Oct 3 -- BOA Picture Day

Oct 9 -- Staff Development *NO SCHOOL*

Nov 2 -- 
SVA Picture Day


Introducing Your 2017-18 SVA Student Council
  • President - Peytan Baeza
  • Vice President - Harper Dutton
  • Secretary - Bella Burton
  • Treasurer - Zoe Silva
  • Historian - Emelia Rasner 
  • de Lemos Class Representative - Grace Tovar
  • Rasner Class Representative - Emma Featherston
  • Soria Class Representative - Iyla Zamudio
  • Baeza Class Representative - Rebekah Cantelmi
  • Brenner Class Representative - Caroline Cantelmi
  • Middle School Class Representative - Austraya Guerrero
  • Middle School Class Representative - Ainsley Prochonw

Sycamore Valley Academy's Cross Country team was all smiles after they brought home a pile of medals from Firebaugh this week. Congrats Explorers! 

Expanding Your Horizons

Mrs. Lewis and Ms. de Lemos will take a group of girls to TCOE's  Expanding Your Horizons This optional 11/4 event is for girls in 4th-10th grade in order to inspire them to consider education and careers in STEM fields.  All classes heard about the event in class, and interested girls should be bringing required forms home today. Forms are due back to Mrs. Lewis or Ms. Delemos by Friday, September 29.

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!

Foodie Fun in The Academies After School Program! 

Save the Date for the Fall Festival 

October 27
On the Blue Oak Campus

Sycamore Valley and Blue Oak are joining forces to bring you the best Fall Festival yet! The event is always a great time. 

Kevin V "Master Griller", Lumpia Hut, & Tacos Galacticos

Carnival Games, including the famous Chicken Poop Bingo 
Cake w alk & pumpkin walk
Silly String War Zone
Face Painter & Balloon Twister

Live music
Costume Parade & Contest
Teacher Pie Toss
(2) Bounce Houses for the kiddos & (1) for the littles

Volunteers make this event a huge success every year. Follow this link to for a complete list of the available places to volunteer & donate. The best shifts go quickly, so hurry up! 

SVA Students Contribute to the Community

Several of our students represented our school as volunteers for B'Nai David and Food Link's Saucy September fundraiser. It looks like they had a fun while helping out these local organizations. Pictured above are  Caroline Johnson, Lucy maitland-Lewis, Harper Dutton, Olivia Ford, Austraya Guerrero, Ainsley Prochnow, Jack Dutton. Many former SVA students were also there lending a hand. 

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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