Winter Break almost here

Director's notes                                                                                       Dec 18, 2013

Hi all,

Winter Break just around the corner; hope everyone is able to spend some quality family and/or relaxation time. School resumes Jan 6, 2014.

Celebration of Learning tomorrow night from 6-7:30 pm (except for McMains Crew who are from 5:30-6:30 pm). We expect to see all of you here supporting your students' learning.

I have spoken to Food Services and they are working on lunch billing, and plan to have invoices out in next couple weeks. Apologies for the delay; the way its currently configured, they can only bill quarterly, and that is even a little time-consuming. We are working on a better system.

Middle school: no band tomorrow Thursday; resumes Jan 9.

Board Meeting, Jan 6 from 6-9 pm in M-8. The Board will be discussing part day verse full day Kindergarten. If interested in listening in or providing feedback, please attend the meeting.

Last year some parents put together a SELS cookbook with favorite recipes from our families. There are still some left for purchase if you interested (they make nice gifts, as they include student artwork). Please ask in the Office; they are $18 each.



We added another vehicle for SELS to receive funding from your shopping, no cost fundraising. Amazon Smile is Amazon's charity arm donating a portion of qualified purchases to our school listed as, Truckee Charter School Foundation. Sign up before holiday shopping! You have to be logged into your account in order to chose our school.

Parent Teacher Crew needs you. We meet the second Monday of every month at 5:30pm in M-6. If you cannot attend meetings, please send any opinions or ways you can help to Next meeting is Monday, January 13, 2014.


  • Dec 23 – Jan 3, Winter Break

  • Jan 6, Board Meeting 6-9 pm in M-8

  • Jan 20, Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL

  • Jan 23-24, Middle School Minimum Days, released at 11:45 am (Elementary school is full day)

***Si tienes preguntas en Español puedes comunicarte con la nueva línea de Español de SELS al (530) 386-3273. Si no te contestan por favor deja un mensaje en Español con tu número de teléfono y se te devolverá el llamado.

Notas del director 18 de diciembre 2013

Hola a todos,

Vacaciones de invierno a la vuelta de la esquina, esperamos todo el mundo es capaz de pasar algún familiar de calidad y / o tiempo de relajación . Regreso a clases 06 de enero 2014 .

Celebración de Aprendizaje mañana por la noche de 6-7:30 pm (excepto McMains Crew que son de 5:30-6:30 PM). Esperamos ver a todos aquí para apoyar el aprendizaje de sus estudiantes .

He hablado con Servicios de Alimentación y se está trabajando en la facturación del almuerzo, y planea tener facturas en el próximo par de semanas . Pedimos disculpas por el retraso , la forma de su configuración actual , sólo puede facturar trimestralmente, y que es incluso un poco de tiempo. Estamos trabajando en un sistema mejor.

La escuela media : ninguna banda mañana jueves , 09 de enero se reanuda .

Reunión de la Junta , 06 de enero de 6-9 pm en la M- 8 . La Junta discutirá parte día versículo día completo Kindergarten . Si está interesado en escuchar a realizar o comentarios, por favor asista a la reunión .

El año pasado, algunos padres ponen juntos un libro de cocina con recetas SELS favoritos de nuestras familias. Todavía hay una cierta izquierda para la compra si usted interesado (hacen los regalos agradables , ya que incluyen obras de estudiante) . Por favor, pregunte en la oficina , sino que es de $ 18 cada uno .

Hemos añadido otro vehículo para SELS para recibir financiamiento de sus compras, no de recaudación de fondos de costos. Amazon Smile es el brazo de caridad de Amazon donación de una parte de las compras calificadas para nuestra escuela aparece como , Fundación Truckee Charter School . Inscríbete antes de las compras navideñas ! Usted tiene que estar conectado a tu cuenta para poder escoger nuestra escuela.

Parent Teacher Crew te necesita. Nos reunimos el segundo lunes de cada mes a las 5:30 pm en la M- 6 . Si no puede asistir a las reuniones , por favor, envíe cualquier opinión o maneras de ayudar a próxima reunión es el Lunes, 13 de enero 2014 .

23 diciembre-3 enero , Vacaciones de Invierno
06 de enero , reunión de la Junta de 6-9 pm en la M- 8
20 de enero , Día de Martin Luther King - NO HAY CLASES
En 23 a 24 , la Escuela Intermedia Días cortos , dado a conocer a las 11:45 am ( La escuela primaria es de día completo)


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