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January 8, 2016
SVA News & Notes
What's Happening at SVA?

January 11 -- PTO Meeting 

January 18 -- Holiday, No School

January 25 -- Staff Development, No School

January 28 -- Unwrapping the Gift Meeting

Tell One Person 

The admissions period is a time to reach out to our community, to
increase access to our option by increasing awareness of our option.
Please commit to telling one person about SVA, and encourage them to apply to join us.  

Here's 5 easy ways to tell spread the word about SVA:
1. You will be receiving an email from SVA later today with complete admissions information. Please forward that email to anyone you know who may be interested in our excellent option for education. 

2. Invite someone to attend an informational meeting or take a campus tour. Info meetings will be held at 6PM in the cafeteria on Jan. 12, Jan. 25, and Feb. 16. Tours will be held at 8AM on Jan. 14, Feb. 4, and Feb 11. Call ahead to reserve a spot on the tour. 

3. Share a link to our website's admissions page via social media. Here's that link: SVA Admissions

4. Print the application, linked here, and hand it to someone you know. 

5. Just talk. By telling others about the positive experience your family has had at SVA, you can help others in our community who value education gain access to this option. 
One Warm Coat

Now through January 19, our afterschool program is participating in coat drive. They are accepting new or gently used outerwear for men, women, and children. Coats will be distributed by Tulare Rescue Mission.

ATTENTION PARENTS: Items in our lost and found which are not picked up by Jan. 19 will be donated to the coat drive. 
Spelling Bee Wrap Up

SVA's spelling bee took place on December 16th

Students in 4th-8th grades were faced with some challenging words such as cartouches, frigate, postprandial and arbutus.

Sixth Grader Cora Goodrich was the SVA Champion and Seventh Grader Amber Harmon was the runner up.  Both girls now move on to the Tulare County Spelling Championship on February 24th, where they will compete for a chance to go to Washington DC and participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The two alternates who will step in should one of our spellers not be able to participate are fifth graders Lucy Maitland-Lewis and Tyler Dixon.
Safety First! 

Parents, please remember to exercise extreme caution when dropping off and picking up your children at SVA. 

Many cars and many children in a small space calls for great care. 

Thank you for taking the time to be safe. 
Scholar Fund Campaign 

Many thanks to those who have made a contribution. Your support is so meaningful! 

If you have not yet made your family's annual contribution, please know that we are counting on your support. No amount is too small to make a difference for our school.  Click here to donate online now

Thank you for helping make SVA  the school of choice in Visalia! 
What's for Lunch? 

Monday 1/11 - Mini Turkey Corndogs
Tuesday 1/12 - Turkey and Gravy
Wednesday 1/13 - Chicken Burger
Thursday - 1/14 Cheesy Chicken Burrito
Friday - 1/15 Cheese Pizza
Next PTO Meeting

January 11, 6:00PM

Round Table Pizza
4035 S. Mooney Blvd. 

Sycamore Valley Academy ranked #1 
of all Tulare County Districts in 2014-15 CAASPP scores. 
Check out the table below to see how the best of the county stacked up. 

Way to go SVA! 

DE Logo
Next DE Session - Jan 11-29

Destination: Under the Sea

Head underwater to enjoy the sights and scenery of the sea, both factual and fictional. Watch out for sharks! 
Remembering the Holocaust

Tulare County office of Education will host a public talk by one of the youngest living Holocaust survivors, Dr. Elaine Geller, on January 20th at the new TCOE Administration Building on Mooney in Visalia. Dr. Geller will share her personal story of life during the HolocaustSpace is limited.


Honoring Student Achievement

We accept nominations for student recognition on an ongoing basis, so be sure to let us know when something great happens! If you would like to nominate a student for their extra curricular accomplishments, complete this form

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