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San Francisco

Thomas Edison Charter Academy (TECA) is an innovative school, focused on nurturing the intellectual, artistic, social, and emotional growth of each child. Our mission is to create lifelong learners and innovative problem-solvers. As an independent public TK-8th grade charter school bordering San Francisco’s Mission and Noe Valley neighborhoods, TECA serves a diverse population of students.

A few highlights from TECA are:

  • Rigorous curriculum designed to help students prepare for the most challenging high schools and colleges
  • Dedicated daily arts instruction to allow students to express their talents
  • Credentialed and highly qualified teachers and intensive professional development to ensure teachers are supported and up to date on best practices
  • A dual-language Spanish-English program in the elementary grades to help build bilingualism
  • One to one Technology in the classrooms to allow students to research, explore, and learn 21st century skills

TECA is looking for collaborative and professional teachers to join our staff.

5th Grade Dual Language (Spanish)/Self Contained Teacher

Foreign Language (Spanish) Teacher

Media Arts Teacher

CERTIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • California Teaching Credential (Multiple Subject or Single Subject in the area of English Language Arts, Math, Science, Foreign Language, or Social Studies)
  • TB Test & Live Scan (completed upon hiring)
  • References

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Belief that all students can learn at the highest levels and that all students can be successful in college and careers
  • Ability to work successfully with heterogeneous groups of students and an ethnically and economically diverse student body
  • Ability to collect and analyze data in order to drive instruction
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change; ability to collaborate and work in a dynamic, creative and demanding learning environment
  • Dedicated to professional growth, including learning new and innovative teaching practices

Please e-mail resume and letter of interest to Dr. Olivia Lynch, olynch@edisoncharteracademy.com or

Erin Sears, esears@edisoncharteracademy.com

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

May 3, 2016

Dear Parents,

It is a total surprise that we have come to the end of the 2015 – 16 school year. The time has simply flown! I was speaking with some second graders yesterday and felt tearful to know that they will be moving out of early childhood into elementary as third graders next year. It seemed like yesterday that they were in kindergarten!

May is filled with activities for all grades not just the 8th grade that will be moving on from TECA to high school. I hope that you can participate in all or some of the activities.

Teachers

We thank the teachers for their tireless dedication to teaching TECA students. We thank the teachers for caring for and loving their students. We thank the teachers for implementing a rigorous educational program for TECA students that captures their interest and imagination and advances their learning. We know that TECA teachers will always be a major positive factor in the lives of TECA students and any other students they have the opportunity to work with.

Parents

We thank the parents of the PTC for their wonderful contributions to the support and advancement of TECA students.

We thank ELAC parents for recognizing and planning a celebration for a TECA the Day of the Child.

We thank Ms. Huerta for her work as Parent Liaison and we thank the parents who regularly attend the Parent Café!

We thank the many volunteer parents who work with our students in the classroom and support the teachers.

We thank the many parents who attend and chaperone TECA students on trips.

We thank parents who have written grants, build reading rooms and contributed to TECA initiatives such as the Soccer field.

We thank all parents for their great generosity in enrolling their children at TECA and giving us an opportunity to partner with them in the education, growth and development of their precious children.

MOST OF ALL WE THANK OUR STUDENTS WITHOUT WHOM WE WOULD NOT EXPERIENCE THIS MARVELOUS JOURNEY OF WONDER AS WE WATCH TECA STUDENTS, GROW, AND LEARN, AND PLAY AND ACHIEVE!!

Dr. Olivia Lynch

Executive Director/ Principal


CAASSP ASSESSMENTS

Our 3rd through 8th Grade Students will be finishing the CAASSP Assessments on Friday, May 6th.


Parent Community Meeting

04/07/2016

Dear Parents,

TECA has scheduled the last Parent Community meeting this school year on: May 19, 2016. The meeting will take place in the Gym from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.**The summary of these meetings can be found on the TECA website.


Uniform Exchange

TECA has arranged a Uniform Exchange. It will be on Tuesday May 17th   from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Please join us.


Career Day

TECA’s Career Day is scheduled to be Friday May 13th, 2016. Students will have an opportunity to learn about different careers from professionals. Career day is always a fun inspiring day for our students!


 ANNOUNCEMENTS

The PTC Meeting will be on May 3, 2016 at 8:30 am in the Cafeteria and at 5:00 p.m. in the Dance Room (Room 114).

The ELAC Meeting will be on May 17, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 353.

The Site Council Meeting will be on May 3, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the Dance Room (Room 114).

The Board of Directors Meeting will be on May 10, at 6:00 pm. in the Dance Room (Room 114).


Last Day of School

The last day of instruction will be on May 26, 2016. School will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. that day.

Promotion Celebrations

Kindergarten and 5th Grade Promotions – May 24, 2016

8th Grade – May 25, 2016

Awards Assembly

TECA’s Awards Assembly will be on Tuesday, May 17th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. At this time students will receive awards for academic excellence and achievement.

First Day of School For 2016-2017

TECA’S First day of school for 2016-2017 is Monday August 15, 2016.

Scholastic Book Fair

TECA’s annual school fair will take place the week of May 23rd ; Monday through Thursday. The store will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday it’s open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The book fair will take place in our portable room 175P. Attached is the schedule of when each grade will be able to visit the book store.

Kinder/1: Monday                 2nd/3rd: Tuesday

4th /5th: Wednesday             6th/7th /8th: Thursday

Meet & Greet Ice Cream Social For TECA’s New Families

(For all our New TECA Families): Come and learn more about your child’s new school and meet teachers, students, and parents.

When: Saturday May 21, 2016   Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: TECA Courtyard

Day of the Child

Thanks to our ELAC Committee TECA will be celebrating the ‘Day of the Child” in a celebration with books and pizza on Friday May 20th from 2pm to 3pm. On that day children have Free Dress.


TECA Panthers – Help Us Build Our Field of Dreams!

Thomas Edison Charter Academy (TECA), a public school in San Francisco, has over 700 K-8 students. This year, TECA is partnering with America Scores to bring its after-school poetry and soccer curriculum to TECA. As soon as TECA parents and staff saw Cleveland Elementary's soccer pitch (watch the video!!) they knew they had to get one for their students. The TECA Panthers seek to convert over 5000 sq ft of concrete schoolyard into a safe, non-toxic turf soccer field (pending expected approval by SFUSD). The new field will increase access to safe space and activity for over 700 children each year and be used at least five days/week for eight to ten hours/day.

Thomas Edison Charter Academy (TECA), a public school in San Francisco, has over 700 K-8 students. This year, TECA is partnering with America Scores to bring its after-school poetry and soccer curriculum to TECA. As soon as TECA parents and staff saw Cleveland Elementary’s soccer pitch, they knew they had to get one for their students. The TECA Panthers seek to convert over 5000 sq ft of concrete schoolyard into a safe, non-toxic turf soccer field (pending expected approval by SFUSD). The new field will increase access to safe space and activity for over 700 children each year and be used at least five days/week for eight to ten hours/day.

Click Here For TECA’S Fundraiser Page


 STUDY ISLAND PROGRAM – LEARNING EVERYWHERE!

Study Island helps students in kindergarten through 12th grade master state-specific, grade-level academic standards in a fun and engaging manner. Study Island combines rigorous content that is highly customized to specific state standards in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies with interactive features and games that engage students and reinforce and reward learning achievement. Visit the Program by clicking the link below:
Study Island

 

 ALERT – IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please be aware that a number of e-mail groups exist (yahoo groups, Google groups, pencil etc.) through which parents and others have been communicating. TECA welcomes and supports the TECA community being connected. Please know that for official information from TECA the following information channels are in use: the school website (www.teca-sf.org), the auto dialer, letters by postal mail from the school on school letterhead, monthly newsletters, other flyers and hard copy communications from the school. TECA communications generally have the school letterhead, the school’s email address and/or the Executive Director as the origin of the communication. At times we post official TECA information on our Facebook page and ask groups such as the PTC google group to share our official communications with their group members. Please take note of all communications concerning TECA that you receive so that you may be cognizant of when the information is officially from the school.