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Fiesta De Biblio TECA

Thomas Edison Charter Academy (TECA) is public school in San Francisco that recently acquired a portable classroom that will be converted into a library!

This is an adult event only that will take place on Sunday, May 1st at Dear Mom (2700 16th and Harrison st.).  Tickets are only 10 dollars, and all proceeds go towards library needs.

There will be a raffle with over $8,000 worth of prizes including a Disneyland adventure to hotel getaways.

For more information on how to donate books and/or buy tickets click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiesta-de-biblioteca-tickets-24414531521

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a restful Spring Holiday with families. It’s hard to believe that we only have 8 weeks of school left for 2015 – 16!

But we have much to do and much learning can take place in 8 weeks.

Students in grades 3 – 8 will be taking the California Department of Education (CDE) standardized examination, California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) beginning April 18. This is an important examination for the student as it is the most public document of your child’s academic progress of all assessments he/she have had this school year.

We are sending a letter home with you that contain more detailed information about this state test. Beginning last year, attendance became a major factor in determining a school’s state-wide student achievement. It’s important that your child is present for this exam. In general attendance is of utmost importance as all research has shown that students who have excellent attendance and are not tardy to school, generally learn more and progress more positively than students who do not. Please make sure your child attends school every day and on time.

Please check with your child for any information from your child’s teacher about how you may support him/her with preparation for the standardized assessments.

The TECA Annual Art Show is April 21th. The Art Show is always spectacular.

We have a Parent Community meeting this Thursday April 7 at 5:30 in the TECA gymnasium.

Dr. Olivia Lynch

Executive Director/ Principal


CAASSP ASSESSMENTS

Our 3rd through 8th Grade Students will be taking the CAASSP Assessments from Monday, April 18th, to Friday, May 6th.


Parent Community Meeting

04/07/2016

Dear Parents,

This is a reminder that Thursday April 7, 2016, there is a Parent Community Meeting Scheduled at 5:30 p.m. in the Gym. We hope to see you there!

  • 12 TECA Norms for Outcomes Driven Conversations
      1. Assume positive intentions
      2. Begin and end on time
      3. Respect questions and ask questions
      4. Respect the group
      5. Listen attentively
      6. Discuss issues not people
      7. Show respect for the views and time of others
      8. Avoid side conversations
      9. Limit use of cell phones and web- based communication
      10. In partner and small groups, agree by consensus
      11. In small groups, identify a facilitator and note taker
      12. Complete agreed upon next steps/tasks
  • Courtyard & Gardening
  • Spring Student Assessment Data
  • Enrollment
  • CDE – Standardized Exam
  • Calendar and Schedule for 2016-2017
  • Issues/Concerns
  • Summary and Next Steps

 


 ANNOUNCEMENTS

The PTC Meeting will be on April 5, 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 April 19, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 353.

The Site Council Meeting will be on April 5, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the Dance Room (Room 114).

The Board of Directors Meeting will be on April 12, at 6:00 pm. in the Dance Room (Room 114).


ART SHOW

Who:  All TECA Art Students!

What:  Annual Art Show exhibiting student art work from the entire school year

When:  Thursday, April 21, 2016 5:00-7:00PM

Why:  To celebrate all student art!

PACIFIC ISLAND HERITAGE NIGHT

TECA will be having a Pacific Island Heritage Night on April 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Please join us to celebrate!

BIKE & ROLL WEEK

TECA will be participating in “Ride your Bike to School Week.” Bike and Roll Week is April 18 to April 22.


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.