-Have a great summer!

June 3, 2016
SVA News & Notes
What's Happening at SVA?

June 3 -- Last Day of School! 
Minimum Day, 12:15 Dismissal

With another successful year behind us and more excellence to come next year, we hope you enjoy a summer of relaxation and excitement in equal measure. Students, be sure to
read, read, read, continue to "Do What is Right Because it is Right" and remember to keep practicing the Habits of a Scholar
 during your vacation.

Farewell students and parents, have a great Summer!
- Sycamore Valley Academy Staff

Parent Satisfaction Survey

You should have received an email from Ms. Dutton last week that contained a link to our annual parent satisfaction survey. We've received 32 responses so far. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey this weekend. We'd love to hear from everyone! 
Student Report Cards 

Report cards are going home with your child in a sealed envelope today. Be sure to check your child's backpack!
Congratulations Graduates

We said farewell to the third graduating SVA 8th grade class earlier this week. The ceremony was attended by family, friends, and staff who came to wish the students well in the next chapter of their education. 

Board Member Harold Rollin delivered the commencement address.  Students recognized for their outstanding academic performance and engagement were Jonah Van Orman, Salutatorian and Kole Devereaux, Valedictorian.  
Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary! 

Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for 1st-6th graders. Children will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat and taking apart electronics to assemble something new. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. 

Camp will run July 25-29, 9:00AM - 3:30PM each day. 

Visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 for information and to sign your student up! Any additional questions may be directed towards Mrs. Padilla at spadilla@sycamorevalleyacademy.org.

Horse and Reader Camps 

Fight summer academic slide with reading, writing, art, science, math, horsemanship, and riding at Visalia's J-Bar Ranch Camps. 

One and two week sessions are available for youth grades K-8. 

For more information contact Jan Loveless, PhD:  [email protected], 559-798-1510. Check out J-Bar on Facebook. 
Free National Park Access for 4th Graders

The National Park Service is providing FREE access to all National Parks to all 4th graders in the U.S. 

Visit the Every Kid in a Park website to learn more and to get your free pass to America's natural wonders and historic sites.  
2016-17 Bus Information

To better serve our SVA families, we are changing our routes and adding a new stop to our student transportation service for next year. 

NEW 2016-17 Bus Routes:
Route 1- Houston, Fairview, Crestwood
Route 2- Four Creeks, Mineral King, Royal Oaks

Schedules for pickup and drop off will be posted on our website once they are finalized. Please check for updates over the summer. 

Also new for next year, families using our bus service must attend a mandatory transportation information meeting at SVA. More info coming soon. 

Seats on our busses are limited and are assigned on a first come, first served basis. A new bus service request form must be completed for each student who will ride the bus. Look for this form in your inbox next week.
Middle School Admissions Info

Our innovative student-centered middle school program is growing for the 2016-17 year. Currently, there are only a couple of openings remaining for new students. 

We'll have new elective options available next year, along with other exciting changes such as daily PE and Spanish. 

If you know someone who is looking for an excellent option and a small family-like middle school experience, please share our application for admission, linked here, and our recent email that includes detailed information about our program, linked here. 
Get out the Vote! 

From now through Election Day on November 8, 2016 we will share information and ideas for engaging your children in conversation about the upcoming elections. 

We encourage you to start the conversation, to get involved, and to exercise your right to vote.   

Remember to vote in the primary elections next Tuesday, June 7. 

If you'd like to share information about other political events and opportunities to engage our community in the political process, please email [email protected]

Next PTO Meeting

PTO will begin meeting again in August. Have a great summer! 

Round Table Pizza
4035 S. Mooney Blvd. 

2016-17 Academic Calendar

Check out the calendar for next year so that you and your family can make your summer plans accordingly. 

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