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Charter News • February 29, 2020

Your student should have brought home an ‘Intent to Return’ form sometime at the end of last week. This form holds your spot for next year. Receiving a form back from everyone helps us to determine our staffing as well as our course offerings at some of our programs.

We ask

Charter News  • February 8, 2020

At our last Professional Development day on January 31, the afternoon’s session was on Trauma-informed practices in the classroom. This included discussing Brain basics and the neuro-sequential model of instruction that helps to ensure that students can stay motivated and self-regulated in the lesson and activities.  The staff also learned, (or re-learned) the importance of making sure that they are conscious of the self-care they need throughout the week to keep themselves at their optimum ability level.  • What can adults do to help create a feeling of safety for children? • What do you do....

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Charter News  • January 24, 2020

Congratulations to the Cast and Support Crew of our All Charter play, “Get Your Kicks on Route Yellow Bricks!” And a huge shout out to our teacher and director/choreographer extraordinaire Amber Walker. There were 65 students in the production with ages spanning 5-16, and representation from all of the SLV Charter programs.  What a fabulous presentation!

Charter News  • January 13, 2019

Welcome back after a refreshing Winter break, and Welcome to the start of a new decade. 

Every January each of us gets to decide if we are going to use the step into a New Year as an opportunity to take some time to think about what we want to focus on in the coming year.  We can stop and take stock on the type of person we want to be, on the goals we want to achieve, on relationships, fun plans, as well as on what we want to let go of. Sometimes ....

Charter News  • December 22, 2019

I trust that everyone is already more relaxed and enjoying favorite family holiday activities and/or vacations.

The past weeks before the Winter Break included...
Many programs also have presentations and individualized projects due soon after their return so don’t forget to check in with your students to see what they need to have ready upon their return to class. ....

Remember that school resumes on January 6th.

Charter News  • December 6, 2019

There was definitely a stronger sense of classroom cohesion in every classroom I visited, and plenty of caring language between each other. The students' active and respectful listening is getting better, thus the classroom discussions are getting deeper and more thought-provoking. Quite nice.

And speaking of nice, our annual Winter Craft Fair once again was a fabulous occasion. This is a voluntary event, with...

Charter News  • November 22, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the Annual Clean Air Art Contest. Students were recognized at the November board meeting by Bruce McPherson and the SLVUSD school board members.  There were 1st-3rd place winners in 4, grade-level categories. A big shout out to our SLV Charter students who participated and to those that won. ...

Charter News  • November 8, 2019

Dear Charter Families,

We hope  that all of you have a relaxing three day weekend; with time for sufficient sleep so that your health is restored during this time of weather and time change transition, time for family playtime, and time to give appreciation to those veteran’, know and unknown who held true to the conviction that our democracy is one to commit one’s life to. May your days be free of stress, have time without screens, and with plenty of shared smiles.

Thank you to all of you who...

Charter News  • Oct 21, 2019

WHAT WE DO IN OUR PROGRAMS: Lifeskills in Action: Recently all of our programs have deepened their focus on discussing Lifeskills in their classrooms. The Nature Academy established these Lifeskills as an integral part of their program, linking them into their academic studies and student self-reflections since the program’s inception over 20 years ago.  There is sound research that verifies the benefits of incorporating Lifeskills into students learning.
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