Oh these beautiful days...

Director's notes                                                                                  Jan 22, 2014

Hi all,

Not much to report this week. Most crews are finishing up expeditions as the end of term nears (Friday), while a couple of crews are diving into new expeditions. Students are really enjoying the beautiful weather, even though it is quite a change from most winters.

Tiffany Connolly, one of our Reading Specialists, is available for tutoring services before or after school. If interested, please contact her directly at tconnolly@truckeecharterschool.org or 760-277-7664

Our Friday Electives Program is still looking for volunteers available to facilitate an elective, on Fridays from 12:45-2 pm. The next block runs from Feb 14 – March 21 (no school on Feb 21). If interested, please let Jenn Skaff know by the end of next week at the latest. jskaff@truckeecharterschool.org or 448-8115.



Friday, February 7th, 2013 6pm-8pm

Kick off the Valentine's season by attending the family dance at the SELS gym. This dance will be socks only and shoes left in the hallway. Families outside of SELS are welcome and encouraged to attend. Spread the word and bring your friends! Enjoy teaching your sons and daughters a few things about dancing! Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family. Please bring your water bottles. Pizza slices and baked goods will be available for sale. We need volunteers to decorate, clean up and work the event. Sign up sheet coming soon.

The PTC is looking for new members! Please consider attending our next meeting, on February 10th at 5:30pm. We value your input! If you can not attend the meeting, please email your ideas and suggestions to ptc@truckeecharterschool.org . Come help enrich our school community!


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

  • Feb 5, Minimum Day for all students

  • Feb 17-21, Ski/Skate Week – NO SCHOOL

Notas del director 22 de enero 2014

***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.

Hola a todos,

No hay mucho que reportar esta semana. La mayoría de los equipos están terminando expediciones como el final del plazo se acerca (viernes), mientras que un par de equipos de buceo están en nuevas expediciones. Los estudiantes están realmente disfrutando del buen tiempo , a pesar de que es un gran cambio de la mayoría de los inviernos.

Tiffany Connolly, uno de nuestros especialistas de lectura , está disponible para tutorías servicios antes o después de la escuela . Si está interesado, póngase en contacto con ella directamente en tconnolly@truckeecharterschool.org o 760-277-7664

Nuestro Programa Viernes Electivas aún está buscando voluntarios disponibles para facilitar una materia optativa , los viernes de 12:45-14:00 . El siguiente bloque se ejecuta desde febrero 14 hasta 03 21 (no hay clases el 21 de febrero) . Si está interesado, por favor, deje Jenn Skaff saber a finales de la semana que viene a más tardar. jskaff@truckeecharterschool.org o 448-8115 .

SELS - bración ! BAILE FAMILIAR salto del calcetín
Viernes, 07 de febrero 2013 18:00-20:00
Quítese la temporada de San Valentín , asistiendo al baile familiar en el gimnasio SELS . Este baile será sólo calcetines y zapatos dejados en el pasillo. Familias fuera de SELS son bienvenidos y animados a asistir . Corre la voz y trae a tus amigos! Disfrute de la enseñanza de sus hijos e hijas unas cuantas cosas sobre el baile ! La entrada cuesta $ 5 por persona o $ 15 por familia. Por favor traigan sus botellas de agua. Porciones de pizza y productos horneados estarán disponibles para la venta. Necesitamos voluntarios para decorar , limpiar y trabajar el evento. Inscríbete hoja próximamente .

El PTC está buscando nuevos miembros! Por favor, considere asistir a nuestra próxima reunión , el 10 de febrero a las 5:30 pm . Valoramos su opinión ! Si no puede asistir a la reunión , por favor escriba sus ideas y sugerencias para ptc@truckeecharterschool.org . Vamos ayudar a enriquecer nuestra comunidad escolar !

En 23 a 24 , la Escuela Intermedia Días cortos , dado a conocer a las 11:45 am ( La escuela primaria es de día completo)
05 de febrero , Día mínimo para todos los estudiantes
17 hasta 21 feb , Esquí / Semana Skate - NO HAY CLASES

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