ATTENTION, ALL HIGH SCHOOLERS:
(email@example.com), who will add you to the list.
If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate: please ASK us.
SPEE (aka field trips).
We only have one Student/Parent Educational Excursion scheduled for October. The deadline for the Smith Family Farm (Oct 23) has passed, and if you are signed up, you will be contacted soon about logistics.
We have four SPEE’s for November and two in December – take note of DEADLINES listed below.
5) Monday, 11/7/17: Alameda Art Lab, 1910A Encinal Ave, Alameda.
TIME: 10:00 till noon. COST: $20/student
LIMIT: 20 students (10 for Mosaic, plus 10 for Fused glass)
GR: grades 3-8 (must be at least 8 years old)
http://www.alamedaartlab.com/ Deadline: Oct. 18.
Description: THIS IS A CLASS, not a field trip. Glass Art Workshop. Make either a fused glass suncatcher or a mosaic trivet/plaque, using glass cutting tools and grinders. Mosaic can be taken home same day: fused glass piece needs to be fired in a kiln and can be picked up the following week.
6) Tuesday, 11/14/17: Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz (Monarch Butterfly Tour)
TIME: 11:00-12:00 THIS SPEE is FULL.
2 & 3) California State Capitol and California Railroad Museum
THIS FIELD TRIP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED, AND IT IS FULL. (They are officially “# 2 and # 3” because they were scheduled for October).
If your student is signed up for this SPEE, you should have already received an email regarding the new date and time. If you have other questions on it, contact Lorraine.
7) Wednesday, 12/6/17: Water Treatment Plant EBMUD, 2020 Wake Av, Oakland Deadline: Oct. 25.
TIME: 1:00-3:00pm COST: Free LIMIT: 25 persons, including adults GR: grades 5-12
Description: Tour of wastewater plant. Designed to show the use of resources in our community and our responsibility as community members to be aware of our impact on the environment.
Be warned: This strenuous walking tour with guide lasts 2-3 hours, and involves strong odors. Special guidelines and pre-tour waivers apply.
8) Wednesday, 12/13: Walnut Creek on Ice, 1365 Civic Dr, Walnut Crk (Civic Park)
TIME: 12:00 thru 2:00 COST: $14/skater Deadline: Oct. 25.
Parents/non-skaters can observe for free from the gallery. All Ages welcome.
SPEE DEADLINES in OCTOBER:
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 18 is the last day to let us know of your intentions for
—-SPEE #5, an art class in Alameda. If you think you would like to be a part of this class, but cannot make Tuesdays, please email Lorraine and we may be able to schedule a second class.
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 25 is the last day to sign up for
—-SPEE #7 (Water Treatment Plant), and for
—-SPEE #8 (Ice Skating).
If you want to be on a waiting list or have any other questions about field trips,
email Lorraine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM of SAN JOSE:
This fun place for kids is full of educational adventure for the kiddos! There is a special rate for homeschoolers. When the Museum posts its times and rules for this school year, these will be posted here in an update. We are planning a date for you to go on one of these discount days, in February, 2018. Stay tuned for details.
PCI: For much more information about our school, vendors, or Pacific Charter Institute, please see the PCI website at: http://www.pacificcharters.org/
VIRTUAL CLASSES. Our online math and science classes for middle & high school students are going great guns! These classes began during the last week in August, but
IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN IN THE FUN!!
Contact Cheryl (email@example.com) for the specifics regarding these courses.
And for all our students: if you want help with math, Cheryl is available every Monday for free, personalized tutoring in various Bay Area libraries. Ask your teacher for times and places.
WASC. We are gearing up for renewal of our accreditation! All stakeholders are welcome to join the discussions. If you are interested in direct participation in this process, please contact John Mittan.
—Academic Counselor: Jennifer McInerney; firstname.lastname@example.org; (925) 323-1938
—Virtual Classes: Cheryl Gomes; email@example.com; (707) 365-5633
—Project Lead the Way/Online resources: Laurie Bradshaw; firstname.lastname@example.org; (510) 384-0535
—SPEE’s/field trips: Lorraine Urfer; email@example.com; (510) 861-1680
–WASC questions / Valley View School Director: John Mittan: firstname.lastname@example.org