April 2019 Newsletter

From Our Director

Dear Sutter Peak Family,

Thank you to all of the parents and staff who attended the “Stand for All Students” rally hosted by the California Charter Schools Association in Sacramento. I want to take a moment to describe the purpose of the rally and the challenges charter schools like Sutter Peak face at present.

Over 7,000 students, parents, teachers and educators traveled from as far north as Chico and far south as Los Angeles to participate in the event. The rally was a powerful step in defending great public schools and the families they serve. During the event, the California Charter Schools Association unveiled their legislative priorities and policy agenda, which calls on legislators to fully fund and defend great schools and deliver for all students throughout the state.  Also addressed at the rally was a set of bills, put forward by a well-organized anti-charter movement, that would challenge the ability of charter schools to meet the needs of the families and students we serve. In some cases, these bills would threaten the existence of schools like Sutter Peak. Learn more about CCSA’s legislative priorities and this pending legislation here.

As education continues to be a central focus in Sacramento, our hope is that the hundreds of thousands of charter school supporters in the state’s 1,323 charter schools will share their story. Stopping harmful legislation and promoting beneficial legislation will be a challenging endeavor. If you would care to become more involved in supporting this endeavor, CCSA has developed an online form to notify legislators of your support for charter schools like Sutter Peak!

How Do We  Do Our Part to Show Charter Schools Work?

Sutter Peak is maintaining our focus on the academic and emotional growth of each student. We will continue to tailor our program to the unique needs of each student while adhering to the policies and procedures set forth by the State of California, Nuestro Elementary School District (our authorizer) and Pacific Charter Institute.  Our school shows academic growth in three ways: NWEA/ MAP, DIBLES and SBAC. MAP testing is required by our authorizer and SBAC is required by the state of California. After many of you voiced concerns over your child’s reading struggles, PCI added in the DIBLES k-2 to address literacy concerns.  Our staff goes above and beyond to make sure that every student feels welcome and well cared for during testing.  We have snacks, games, and many smiling faces.  Your child’s attendance to testing is critical to our school, critical to all charter schools.  We are more than transparent about the critical need for every student (grades 3-12) who is enrolled in our program to participate in testing during Fall,Winter and Spring.  We love being able to serve your family.  Teacher meetings, student funding, fieldtrips, curriculum, supplies, parent outreach, computers are a small part of what our community offers.  We have all (your family included) poured our heart and souls into this program.  Please help us continue to be able to work together.

Exact Path Success

We started this fall ready to build on the small success we had during the 18-19 school year.  We adopted Exact Path because we knew it was good for kids…turns out, it’s good for all of us!  As you may know, the NWEA/MAP test is a national achievement benchmark.  The test doesn’t care what curriculum is being used or how it’s being taught. The achievement norms are based on the work of kids across the US.  Once kids take the MAP test, the scores are merged with Exact Path.  Exact Path uses the scores to create and EXACT learning PATH for your specific student.  How cool is that?  It takes the guess work out and lessens time spent on the homeschooling parent to create lesson plans.  This year, our kids have taken off! I am so impressed with the number of learning paths completed by our students.  Next week I am presenting our growth to the Nuestro School Board, I can’t wait to share our progress.

Thank you for continuing to walk this journey with us.

Heather Marshall

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SPCA students support SPCA at the California State Capitol on March 13.

Re-enrolling? We hope so!

We need to know if you will be returning to us for the 2019-2020 school year or if you plan on enrolling at another school. This year you will be responding to the Enrollment Status form 2019-2020 by accessing your PowerSchool Parent Portal. You will need to respond by April 26, 2019 to confirm enrollment for next year.  Beginning May 1, 2019 we will begin enrolling new students into any vacancies left by students who have indicated they are not returning or who have not responded. 

Please go to https://powerschool.heritagepeak.org/public to access your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you’ve signed in, look for “Enrollment Status 2019-2020” towards the bottom of the left hand column and click on the link. When asked if this is the first time you have accessed a form through your parent portal answer “yes”. You will be asked to verify the birthdate of your student.  Complete the form and upload any documents you have ready. You will need to respond for each student who is enrolled by returning to your parent portal and clicking on “Account Preferences” and then the “Students” tab.

State Mandated Assessments

April is the month for State testing, known as CAASPP, or California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress. These tests are vital to our school’s effort to serve you, our students, and to gauge the effectiveness of our programs.

All Students in grades 3 through 8, and grade 11 are to complete these computer and performance tests over two days. In addition, grades 5, 8, and select high school grades are given a science assessment. Talk to your teacher to make sure that you are properly scheduled for a time and place most conducive to success.

We are so proud of knowing that our students will put forth their best effort and SHINE on these tests. You can learn more about the tests and explore the Frequently Asked Questions here.

Exact Path Progress

By using Exact Path SPCA students earned more than 350 Skills Trophies in February and March. Students are building their skills and earning prizes. We are so proud of them.

Your student can see the latest trophies earned or see a list of ALL of their trophies by checking MY REWARDS on their Exact Path home screen. We are so excited to celebrate our students’ Exact Path success with them at our end of the year bashes.

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When Should I Stop Reading Aloud to My Children?

Parents often discount the read aloud experience once a child masters phonetic decoding. However, experts agree that reading aloud to children is the best way to help them:

  • Build a knowledge base that is crucial for eventual success in reading
  • Cultivate a love for books, a love for reading, and a love for learning
  • Increase their listening skills and attention span
  • Expand their vocabulary
  • Improve memory and comprehension skills
  • Encourage participation in discussion about a variety of topics
  • Develop empathy
  • Internalize an understanding of effective language usage and proper sentence structure
  • Relax and snuggle!

Parents who continue reading to their children long after decoding is mastered help them ensure greater academic success and benefit from closer relationships and increased communication opportunities with their children.

For more information and ideas about reading aloud check out Read Aloud Revolution.

Family Field Excursions – Coming Soon

Watch your email for sign up links for these family field excursions.

4/25           Jelly Belly Factory @ 10am, Free

 5/2             Old Sacramento History Museum Gold Panning and Historical Scavenger Hunt @ 10:30am, students are free, parents $5

5/9             Hidden Falls Hike @ 10am, Free

We had so much fun at iFly, the Exploratorium, and the Sacramento Adventure Playground!

 

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March 2019 Newsletter

LOOKING AHEAD

SEMESTER TWO DEADLINES

The final day to turn in receipts and request sibling transfers or purchase orders for vendor course instruction is MARCH 29. Don’t let this final deadline sneak up on you. Notify your teacher early in the semester about all of your instructional needs.

Please re-enroll using your PowerSchool portal by APRIL 26. Beginning May 1, 2019 we will begin enrolling new students into any vacancies left by students who have indicated they are not returning or who have not responded. Ask your teacher for help if you do not know how to access your PowerSchool portal.

Budget Update

Please know that any reimbursements of single non-curriculum items over $50 will need a quick approval by your teacher. If you are purchasing items or tickets to events, please send make sure your teacher approves it before you buy it.

Physical Fitness Testing

Attention parents of 5th, 7th, and 9th graders! The deadline to complete Physical Fitness testing and send the scores to your teacher is March 18th. Please let your teacher know if you need additional information or have any questions.

From Our Director…

Welcome to March!

Is it spring yet?  I’m not sure about you, but I am ready for some sunshine and warm weather.  One of the best parts of spring is our annual Spring Showcase.  This evening is my favorite event of the year.  I love walking around to see what our students have created.  From book reports, power point presentations, live rabbits and ceramics, each year we have a wide variety of work.  This is a chance for our students to shine.  If your child is apprehensive about participating, bring them by to check it out.  Perhaps they will be inspired to participate next year.  

This month is filled with another round of fun adventures.  The Rally for Charter Schools at the state capitol, one trip to the theatre, two college tours, the ferry to the Exploratorium and finally the Sacramento Adventure Playground!  Wow!  Each month I am in awe of the work that has been put in to creating these trips.  A big thank you to teacher Suzanne Marczak and  business technician Debra Brayton. They spend countless hours weekly making sure the trips go off without a hitch!

We look forward to seeing you at one of our many upcoming events!

Sincerely, 

Heather Marshall

Math Boot Camp

Want to earn 5 Sutter Peak Bucks?

Attend your first session of Math Boot Camp ASAP!

Our Sutter Peak teachers have fun, educational activities planned for this round of Math Boot Camp! You can join a class at any time. If you miss a session, just join when you can. Our families who have attended this year LOVE the fun activities the teachers have for them. This session runs for the entire month of March, ending the last week of the month. This will be the last session for this school year, so don’t miss out!

Students in grades 7-12, don’t forget that Miss Sheena is available to help you with your math. Her sessions do not contain a lesson, but she is just waiting for you to join her if you need help with your own lessons. She will continue to offer this tutoring through the end of the school year! What a wonderful resource she is! Take advantage of her!

2nd Grade – Taught by Miss Sarai
Zoom Room ID: 838 276 1133
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

3rd & 4th Grades – Taught by Miss Sarai
Zoom Room ID: 838 276 1133
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:00 pm

5th & 6th Grades – Taught by Miss Alyssa
Zoom Room ID: 548 949 7919
Wednesdays, 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Thursdays 9:00 – 9:45 am

7th – 12th Grades – Taught by Miss Sheena
OPEN TUTORING – bring anything you need help understanding!
Zoom Room ID: 881 569 8043
Mondays & Fridays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Register 1 day before a session at:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/192002c83585938c8c34be5db4a05ad8

To log into one of the zoom classrooms please follow these steps:
1. Go to http://www.zoom.us
2. Click on “Join a Meeting”
3. Enter the classroom meeting ID from above.
4. Click “Join”
5. Click “Open Zoom Meetings” and test audio if it is your first class.
6. Have fun!
For questions or technical support, please contact Jennifer Bird at jennifer.bird@sutterpeak.org or 916-365-3328.

Vendor Spotlight: Hands In Motion Workshops

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Stand For All Students Rally – March 13

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Spring Showcase – March 14

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Exact Path Incentive Program

Hello Sutter Peak Families,

Thank you for helping us learn more about the practical aspects of using Exact

Path regularly. We appreciate the enthusiastic response of our students and

teachers who are jumping to discover how this program builds student skills

and address gaps in learning

 

All Exact Path users from Feb 4 – May 3, 2019 are eligible to earn Sutter

Peak Bucks (SPB’s). Five Sutter Peak Bucks will be awarded for each skill

TROPHY earned. Teachers will share Exact Path progress and SPB’s earned at

regularly scheduled teacher meetings.

 

We are excited to share our Exact Path Catalog with our families.

It is filled with exciting awards that will enhance our students’ educational

experience and encourage them to keep earning trophies and gaining skills.

After May 3, students may cash in their Sutter Peak Bucks and order prizes

from the catalog.

 

Exact Path use prizes will be distributed at our end of year regional parties.

We look forward to celebrating student growth, new skills, and the increased

implementation of Exact Path in our school. Thank you again for helping us

reach yet another milestone for Sutter Peak Charter Academy.

 

Sincerely,

The Sutter Peak Teaching Staff

Mountain Lion Sighting in Natomas

When a mountain lion decided to take a Sunday stroll through a Natomas neighborhood this morning, a Sutter Peak Charter Academy parent jumped in to action to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your bravery! Read more about it here.

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Sutter Peak on the Slopes

22 Skiers and Snowboarders attended Sutter Peak Charter Academy’s Snowsport Field Excursion at Sierra At Tahoe Ski Resort. Students and parents strapped on skis and boards and learned to make parallel turns, pizza wedges, heel stops and toe slides. A tired, but accomplished group congratulated each other on their achievements at the end of the day. Way to go Sutter Peak Snow Bunnies! We are proud of you!

 

 

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February 2019 Newsletter

LOOKING AHEAD

SEMESTER TWO DEADLINES

Families must request all semester two material purchase orders by FEBRUARY 14th. All Amazon wish lists are due to your teacher by that day. The final day to turn in receipts and request sibling transfers or purchase orders for vendor course instruction is MARCH 27. Don’t let these dates sneak up on you. Notify your teacher early in the semester about all curriculum and instructional needs.

Budget Update

Please know that any reimbursements of single non-curriculum items over $50 will need a quick approval by your teacher. If you are purchasing items or tickets to events, please send make sure your teacher approves it before you buy it.

Physical Fitness Testing

Attention parents of 5th, 7th, and 9th graders! The deadline to complete Physical Fitness testing and send the scores to your teacher is March 18th. Please let your teacher know if you need additional information or have any questions.

From Our Director…

Happy February!

February is one of my favorite months!  I enjoy celebrating our past presidents with school holidays and ski week!  Not to mention Valentines Day and few warm weather days to remind us that spring is on it’s way. 

This month we celebrate our LOVE for individualized education through charter schools across California.  Every child deserves to learn in the setting that most benefits his or her own style.  The idea of “one size fits all” is an outdated model.  I feel incredibly fortunate to work with educators and parents alike, who all agree that children grow both emotionally and academically when provided with a nurturing environment.  

The politics surrounding charters continues to heat up across the state.  The LA school board just approved a moratorium on new charters in their county.  

As always, we must band together to prove that charter schools are an effective way to educate students.  Please continue to encourage your students to take their time and do their very best on SBAC and MAP testing.  The state gives us but ONE chance to prove ourselves annually.

I know are students are well educated.  I know what we do as a team works.  Help us prove it to those around us!

We LOVE our Sutter Peak families and Staff.

Sincerely,

Heather Marshall 

Director, Sutter Peak Charter Academy
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Exact Path Incentives

All Kindergarten – 8th graders can earn SPCA Peak Performance Bucks for completing Exact Path Reading and Math activities*. Every activity successfully completed between February 4th and April 12th earns students bucks that they can spend for prizes. (Check out our Peak Performer Prize Catalog Coming Soon.) We will be giving out prizes and certificates at our end of the year celebration and meetings. We hope all of our students can set a goal and work toward it to earn the prize of their dreams!

Get your login information for Exact Path from your teacher.

*Activities include lessons, practice sessions, Mastery Quizzes and Progress Checks

2019 Spring Showcase – March 14

Our popular, annual Spring Showscase will be held March 14th at the Rocklin Event Center. Sign up by March 10

We will not be hosting a ‘talent show’ portion… if your student has a talent they’d like to show, they need to record themselves and bring either a laptop or iPad to display their talent. (This is also written on the sign-up genius).

Placer County Park Days Begin March 8th

Meet other SPCA families at Johnson-Springview Park for a time of fun together.

March 8th & 22nd ~ 10am-12pm

April 5th ~ 10am-12pm

May 3rd & 17th ~  10am-12pm

Johnson- Springview Park is at 5480 5th St. Rocklin, CA 95677. For more information, contact Sarai.Genzlinger-Weeks@sutterpeak.org.

Student Highlights

Our students’ accomplishments big and small, always make us so proud. Check out this 10 year old Sutter Peak student from Loomis who is taking the stage in big ways with her violin.

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… by Brianna Carpenter

So You Think You Can Dance?

~By Gordy Felesina, Sutter Peak Charter Academy Student

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(Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any injuries you incur while reading this article.)

Do exactly what I tell you to do. Lift your leg up to 90° to the front, then, while keeping it at 90°, rotate your leg to the side, then to the back. This is called a “grand rond de jambe en l’air” and is a movement taught in ballet classes around the world. All done and feeling like ballet is a piece of cake? Not so fast! Go look in a mirror and ask yourself, “Does that look like art?” I almost guarantee you the answer is “No.” That’s because there is a whole lot more to a “grand rond de jambe en l’air” (what you just did) than just lifting your leg. There is turnout, hip alignment, straight knees, non-sickled pointed feet, relaxed upper torso and face, port de bra (arm placement), where to look, standing leg integrity, and shoulders back (but not crunched). These are all basic technical corrections. To take the move from technically clean to performance quality and what turns dance from sport to artform require an entire other skill set that must be developed. Making the “grand rond de jambe en l’air” real ballet, you have to listen to, understand, and interpret the music, apply it to the combo, and have a powerful and confident presence. This is a short list of corrections. Find a real ballet teacher, and they could easily triple the length.

When you hear football or soccer, you think of the NFL or the World Cup and picture men so strong they could run headfirst through a wall. What happens when your friend mentions ballet?  Most would imagine little girls dressed in pink tutus that take class once a week. The actual ballet world is so unknown it hurts my heart. So, for the next activity (less physical this time), watch this viral video by Sergei Polunin. It has connected millions of people with dance, almost everything he does is traditional ballet turns and jumps mixed with contemporary movements.

Alright, you’re all done with that (and have been amazed), take a look at the Nutcracker Grand Pas de Du by the Dutch National Ballet: this is ballet in a much more conventional style and is dance at its finest.

After absorbing those magnificent examples of dance, do you remember all the corrections and stuff you needed to do to make the move look good? Those dancers have worked tirelessly to perfect each step on both the technical and artistic sides of it. Because of this, they can now dance like it’s second nature: those are the NFL players of ballet.

I started doing ballet when I was almost 15 years old; it was a late start. My first classes consisted of me, a boy, and a multitude of 6-7-year-old-girls. But, this is how most boys begin dancing. Our culture recognizes ballet as feminine and petite, and as a result, many young boys aren’t even aware of the possibility of ballet. This misconception comes from the fact that when ballet is done right, it is supposed to look easy and graceful. Everything dancers train for is to make what they do appear effortless, because if you show how hard it is and how tired you are, it looks ugly and strained. This is one reason ballet is an art, not a sport; sports are all about getting the point, doing anything (as long as it’s legal) to achieve the given objective. In contrast, art is about the process–each brush stroke or movement contributes to the whole. While being able to do four pirouettes, a double tour, a 540 (look it up!), or 32 fouettes on pointe is cool, these skills are useless if they are not accomplished with proper technique and artistically executed. Anyone can create a drawing or move their bodies, but very few can do it with the grace, beauty, and mastery that make it worth looking at.

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Gordy doing a tendu

What makes ballet appeal to me is the combination of mind, body, and soul that is necessary to perform well. After sitting in a chair all day doing school, I feel like I have neglected my body and am a potato. Ballet gives me the opportunity to reconnect with my entire self. While the basic structure of class is the same, each day presents new challenges. In ballet, just like in life, you are never done progressing; there is always a mistake to be fixed or correction to work on. It is a humbling experience to realize HOW much I am doing wrong, but that is really the only way to continue advance. Through ballet, I have learned that the best way to cope with not being perfect is to realize what I’m doing wrong and work my butt off to fix it. And after years and years of work, I might be able to make a tendu (just pointing your foot) look like real art.

I hope I have shed a little light on the world of ballet. Hopefully, some of you who read this article will do some more research on dance and possibly give it a whirl.

 

 

Family Field Excursions

(For more photos of events, follow Sutter Peak Charter Academy on Facebook. )

Science Camp & the Sacramento Children’s Museum

Sutter Peak Charter Academy parents and students visited the Sacramento Children’s Museum on January 24th. All attendees engaged in meaningful, creative, and inspiring learning activities that were fun for all ages.

 

Over 100 members of the Sutter Peak Charter Academy Family attended Science Camp. Rain moved the campfire activities inside one night, and a power outage meant some shadowy treks up the rock wall. A fantastic time was had by all!

 

Upcoming Family Field Excursions


February:

2/14           Sacramento Railroad Museum @ 10am & 10:30am, Free

45 slots x 2 slots – FREE to all – – Sign-Up Window- 2/4-2/8

2/28 and 3/1          IFLY

iFly – 100 slots x 2 days  – $45 to student budget

*Sign-Up Window for Exploratorium & Ferry Ride 2/11- 2/22

March:

3/14           B Street Theater- Charlotte’s Web @ 11:30am, students are free, parents/siblings $8

Sign-Up Window- 2/25-3/1

3/21           Exploratorium & Ferry Ride @10am, $20 per student charged to budgets, parents/siblings $20

Sign-Up Window- 2/11-2/22

3/29           Sacramento Adventure Playground @ 12-2pm, Free

Sign-Up Window- 3/18-3/22

 April:

4/4             Folsom Zoo @ 10:45, students are free, parents/siblings $5.50

Sign-Up Window- 3/25-3/29

4/12           Sierra College Natural History Museum & Planetarium

                  @ 9am, students are free, parents/siblings $6

Sign-Up Window- 4/1-4/5

4/25           Jelly Belly Factory @ 10am, Free

Sign-Up Window- 4/8-4/12

May:

 5/2             Old Sacramento History Museum Gold Panning and Historical Scavenger Hunt @ 10:30am, students are free, parents $5

Sign-Up Window- 4/23-4/30

5/9             Hidden Falls Hike @ 10am, Free

Sign-Up Window- 5/1-5/8

 

January 2019 Newsletter

LOOKING AHEAD

SEMESTER TWO DEADLINES

Families must request all semester two material purchase orders by FEBRUARY 14th. The final day to turn in receipts and request sibling transfers or purchase orders for vendor course instruction is MARCH 29. Don’t let these dates sneak up on you. Notify your teacher early in the semester about all curriculum and instructional needs.

From Our Director…

Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe that half of our school year is over! Our first semester accomplishments were “through the roof”.  Many of our high school students are attending community college and earning dual enrollment credits. The skills and relationships built in these courses will carry them far in to adulthood.

Families are singing the praises of Exact Path. Just minutes a day on the program is building confidence and skills in our students. We are so thankful to those who are working hard to achieve their academic goals.

All California charter schools face great uncertainty in our current political climate. Both our new Governor and State Superintendent do not support charter schools in the way their predecessors have. Now is the time to show everyone that alternative public school education works. Together we can prove that our kids are learning!

Thank you for your dedication to your children and our school.

Warmly,
Heather Marshall
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Director, Sutter Peak Charter Academy

jan 2019 boot camp schedule

Don’t Miss Our January 24th Math / ELA Night Out

Sign up HERE

Nov '18 Math & ELA Night

High School Counselor Office Hours

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spring 2019 counselor hours

Upcoming Family Field Excursions


February:

 2/7             **Capitol Corridor Train Ride to Bay Area– Approx. $20 per student charged to budgets, parents/siblings approx. $20

Sign-Up Window- 1/28-2/1

2/14           Sacramento Railroad Museum @ 10am & 10:30am, Free

Sign-Up Window- 2/4-2/8

2/28           IFLY – $45 per student charged to budgets

Sign-Up Window- 2/4-2/8

*Sign-Up Window for Exploratorium & Ferry Ride 2/11- 2/22

March:

 3/1             IFLY – $45 per student charged to budgets

Sign-Up Window- 2/4-2/8

3/14           B Street Theater- Charlotte’s Web @ 11:30am, students are free, parents/siblings $8

Sign-Up Window- 2/25-3/1

3/21           Exploratorium & Ferry Ride @10am, $20 per student charged to budgets, parents/siblings $20

Sign-Up Window- 2/11-2/22

3/29           Sacramento Adventure Playground @ 12-2pm, Free

Sign-Up Window- 3/18-3/22

 April:

4/4             Folsom Zoo @ 10:45, students are free, parents/siblings $5.50

Sign-Up Window- 3/25-3/29

4/12           Sierra College Natural History Museum & Planetarium

                  @ 9am, students are free, parents/siblings $6

Sign-Up Window- 4/1-4/5

4/25           Jelly Belly Factory @ 10am, Free

Sign-Up Window- 4/8-4/12

May:

 5/2             Old Sacramento History Museum Gold Panning and Historical Scavenger Hunt @ 10:30am, students are free, parents $5

Sign-Up Window- 4/23-4/30

5/9             Hidden Falls Hike @ 10am, Free

Sign-Up Window- 5/1-5/8

December 2018 News

Semester One is almost over, and the entire Sutter Peak family is looking forward to a winter break! We are all looking forward to a NEW YEAR.

NEW in 2019

Online Career Training Education High School Courses

Sutter Peak is excited to launch new opportunities for students to gain education directly applicable to a field/profession in which they are interested.  Not only will these courses fulfill their CTE (Career Technical Education) requirement for graduation, but also give students education in their industry of choice.  When a student earns a certificate from one of these courses, it gives the student an opportunity to stand out among candidates for potential vocational programs, colleges, and jobs!  Here are the highlights:

  • This is an online curriculum which is completely web based.  If the student has a connection to the internet, s/he can complete this course.  No other programs are necessary
  • We will give 5 high school credits for completing the course.  If they pass the certification exam, the student will earn 5 more high school credits for a total of a year’s worth of credits for one semester’s worth of work!
  • There is no cost to the student for this course.  The cost of the certification exam is $40 which can come from the student budget.
  • Once a student passes their certification exam (70% =  passing), a nationally recognized certificate is mailed to the school.  The teacher will deliver this to the student.
  • The student’s progress will be monitored by your Sutter Peak teacher.
  • Ask your Sutter Peak teacher for a class catalog.

 

December 14th Mountain Mike’s Fundraiser

Visit Mountain Mike’s on December 14th to support Sutter Peak Charter Academy. Don’t forget to bring an invitation, and be sure to thank Mountain Mike’s for supporting our school!

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Pacific Charter Fundraiser Invite Carmichael 12-14-18

Pacific Charter Fundraiser Invite Yuba City 12-14-18

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

ON THE GO ACADEMY SEMESTER TWO CLASSES IN ROSEVILLE

On The GO Academy
Register Now for the Spring 2019 semester at On The Go Academy! https://form.jotform.com/83131449001142

Tours available M-Th 10-2 til Dec 13th! Contact us today at onthegoacademy@gmail.com or call 916-581-0032. Located at 801-Z Riverside Avenue Roseville, CA

 

LOOKING AHEAD

SEMESTER TWO DEADLINES

Families must request all semester two material purchase orders by FEBRUARY 14th. The final day to turn in receipts and request sibling transfers or purchase orders for vendor course instruction is MARCH 29. Don’t let these dates sneak up on you. Notify your teacher early in the semester about all curriculum and instructional needs.

MATH / READING NIGHT OUT

RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 24th.

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January 24th

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Crossing Church – 1227 North Market Blvd

SEMESTER TWO FAMILY FIELD LESSONS

Don’t miss out on future family field lessons. Semester two has some great opportunities in store. Check out this list and mark your calendar with the sign up windows.

PEAK PERFORMERS – Budding Artists

Enjoy these masterpieces by our students

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by Makeala Dutton
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by Harli Krabbe
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by Brianna Carpenter

November News

Deadlines

  • November 2: Last day to enroll for Fall TK-8
  • November 7: All Fall Purchase Orders Due (Amazon, A Brighter Child, Lakeshore, etc)
  • November 19-23: Thanksgiving Break
  •  November 30: All Fall Reimbursements Due and Fall Sibling Budget Transfers Due (including all materials, supplies, internet, pre-paid activities for November and December). This means every-single item you want reimbursed must be paid ahead of time and submitted to your teacher with a completed reimbursement form on or before November 30.

Math & Reading Night Out

Nov '18 Math & ELA Night

Sign up HERE!

Math Boot Camps

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Math enrichment

UPDATE: Placer County Park Days Begin Feb 1

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Family Field Lesson Highlights

Our recent Family Field Lessons were so much fun.

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The Sutter Peak crew donned hardhats and orange safety vests when they toured the Roseville Materials Recovery Facility where they experienced reducing, re-using, and recycling our waste. Our students are the greenest!

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Sutter Peak students thoroughly enjoyed the Constitution Wall and all of the interactive exhibits at the California museum on October 25th and 26th.

 

 

On November 1st, we took in the sights, smells, and tastes of Apple Hill. Did you know Miss Abel is the only female apple orchard owner at Apple Hill? Thank you Abel’s Apple Acres for a great lesson!

Don’t miss out on future family field lessons. Check out the list and sign up windows here.