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Girl's Tech Camp
March 2017



Questions? Contact:
[email protected] or [email protected]

Use link to sign up before March 31st.

https://goo.gl/forms/5OyAzGCwKQdWSMeu2

Girl's Tech Camp
March 2017

PE Testing Schedule
March 2017

State of California 2017 PE Testing for 5​th​, 7​th​ and 9​th​ Graders



CORE Butte Charter School is having their state of CA physical fitness testing on Friday, April 28th

for all 5th, 7th, and 9th graders

Testing will occur at
Neighborhood Church Gym
2801 Notre Dame Blvd in Chico (Map)
for all our students in grades 5, 7, and 9
Mark your calendars for this ​mandatory​ testing

5​th​ graders will be tested at 9:00

7​th​ graders will be tested at 10:15

9​th​ graders will be tested at 11:30

Students will be tested in a relaxed environment by CORE Butte Charter teachers in:

● PACER Endurance Run
● Curl Ups
● Push Ups
● Trunk Lift
● Shoulder Stretch

Come Prepared!
● Wear athletic shoes
● Bring a water bottle
● PLEASE BE ON TIME!!!!!

Book Drive
March 2017

Please consider participating in our Book Drive Event!

March 27-April 14, 2017 at the Chico Humboldt Center

It will be a great opportunity to have your children get involved in giving back.

See the flyer below for details:

K-8 Talent Show & Student Expo and Art Showcase
March 2017

2017 K-8 Talent Show
& Student Expo and Art Showcase

Wednesday, March 29th
Student Expo/Art Showcase - 4:00 pm
Talent Show - 6:30 pm

The location is Core Butte High School
260 Cohasset Road Suite 120

EXPO Sign-Up Forms due by Thursday, March 23rd
Talent Show Sign-Up Forms due by
Wednesday, March 22nd

Mandatory Talent Show Auditions
on Friday, March 24th at Humboldt - Time TBA
Please come prepared with a visual or performing arts act

Chico Police Training near Humboldt Center
February 2017

News from CORE’s TK-8th School Director Linda Scherba
Regarding Chico Police Training

This Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Hignell Companies have provided the Chico Police Department with a commercial office space location to do training exercises. The space Hignell is offering Chico Police Department is Suite #3 at 1550 Humboldt Rd, our neighboring building. The office suite is empty.

A good portion of the training will be meeting/lecture type instruction followed by simulated incident training. This is primarily for the Chico PD SWAT team. The main point of entry will be on the covered parking area on the west side of the building complex. The SWAT team vehicle and a couple of police cars will be in the parking lot on that day but other than that CORE’s building should not be impacted in any way.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Linda Scherba
CORE School Director

CBHS Track and Field Sign-Ups
January 2017

Track and Field

The Boys and Girls Track and Field Informational Meeting and Sign-Ups will be held on Thursday, February 2nd at 12:30 (beginning of lunch) in Room 211 (Mr. Martin's room). Practices may start as early as Monday, February 6th, so get your paperwork turned in ASAP. Sports Packets and Physical paperwork can be picked up from Mr. Koons in room 212.

Golf and Tennis Classes (Grade 4 and up)
January 2017

TENNIS AND GOLF CLASSES

Tennis and golf classes for those in 4th grade and above are beginning February 3rd.

Limited class size.

Check with your PLT for more information.

K-8 Parent Seminar Schedule and RSVP
January 2017

The seminar schedule is now available below.

Please be sure to RSVP for the upcoming K-8 Parent Seminar and Nature Center activity using this form:

Parent Seminar RSVP & Nature Center Activity Sign Up

Seminar Schedule (PDF)

January 2017 Humboldt Informer
January 2017

Center Classes Cancelled for Monday, January 9th
January 2017

Dear CORE Butte Community,

It is with great sadness that we have chosen to not hold classes on Monday, January 9th, while the CORE Butte staff has time together to process the passing of our colleague.

This will still be an independent study day for our students, but all centers will be closed to families. Butte County Office of Education has generously offered to help us through this difficult time.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 10th. There will be grief counselors at our centers to support families and students as they come back to campus.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. We will happily respond as quick as we are able. You can reach me on my email at [email protected]

Mary Cox

Executive Director

Spring Field Trip Requests
December 2016

Requesting Spring Field Trips - Deadline January 10th

Please stop by and check out both sides of our field trip page at http://www.corebutte.org/fieldtrips.php
or find us on the Core butte webpage under family resources

Please read this important information for field trip requests.
On the School Organized Activities page, you will find a " Book It Now" button, which takes you to the field trip REQUEST form.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY A REQUEST.
You will receive an email confirmation listing the field trips you are registered by mid-January.
Families will be allowed to request up to 6 Spring field trips.
Field trip requests will be open until Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
The field trip coordinator will let families and PLTs know the field trips they received.
PLTs will be informed of the EU amount they need to submit for each family to cover the field trips.
Student EU’s will now cover the cost of CORE students and 1 (ONE) parent chaperone per CORE family. All siblings and extra adults will be charged a flat fee per field trip.
The fee for adults and non-CORE students is to be given to Debbie Evans at the Humboldt office. Only checks or exact cash is accepted.
Specific instructions about where to meet are included on the website under the field trip descriptions. Please check the website for detailed instructions about field trips!!
One week prior to each field trip, families who are registered will receive a reminder email with all the important information.
Please check out the website for our field trip activity response worksheet as well as links to each field trip, many of which have extra resources.

Questions about field trips should be directed to the field trip coordinator at [email protected]

If you can not attend a field trip you are registered to attend, you MUST email the field trip coordinator to cancel. Thanks!

http://corebutte.org/fieldtrips.php

K8 Parent Round Table Meetings
December 2016

December 2016 Humboldt Informer
November 2016

Support CORE with Amazon Smile
November 2016

AmazonSmile is a great opportunity to support CORE Butte Charter School!

CORE Butte Charter School has recently signed up to participate in AmazonSmile - Amazon's shop and donate program.

By selecting CORE Butte Charter School as your charitable organization, CORE Butte Charter School will automatically receive a donation for all qualifying Amazon purchases. It does not cost the shopper anything!

Anyone can select CORE Butte Charter School! Share with friends, family, and anyone who uses Amazon!

Use the following link to join or for more information:
Amazon.com

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0632611

Order Your K-8 Yearbook Today!
November 2016

K8 Canned Food Drive!
November 2016

Fall Fun Festival Reminder
November 2016

Heads Up!
November 2016

Dear CORE Parents,

This week we had a reported incident of head lice at our CBHS Cohasset learning center.

It was only one incident, and so far appears to be isolated, but we wanted to let you know so you could keep an eye out.

November 2016 Humboldt Informer
October 2016

Annual Notifications and Parent/Student Handbook
September 2016

Dear Parents, Staff, and CORE Constituents,

What a great start we've had to our 2016-2017 academic year. Our High School Career Technical Pathways are underway with high participation, our CAASPP scores demonstrate that we are on par and slightly above other students in California, and our opportunities for learning are expanding exponentially at all three of our learning centers, online and throughout the community. Thank you so much for your dedication to your students, our school and all we offer. We wouldn't be the school we are today, if it wasn’t for our incredible students, families and staff.

MANDATED ANNUAL NOTIFICATIONS

The California Department of Education (CDE) requires that we send certain information out to families on an annual basis. Most notifications are included in our Parent/Student Handbook. The link below will take you to our Parent/Student handbook for 2016-2017. This booklet contains many required notifications to our parents and students, opt-out instructions for Cal-Grant and Google Apps, our updated Activities Eligibility Packet, as well as guidelines for many of our programs.

http://corebutte.org/pdf/2016_2017_Parent_Student.pdf

We are also required, by the state of California, to inform all families that all California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) dates have been set for the 2016-2017 school year. The State Board of Education awards each person who passes the CHSPE, a Certificate of Proficiency, which is equivalent by law to a California high school diploma. However, the Certificate of Proficiency in not equivalent to the completion of all coursework required for high school graduation so students pursuing the CHSPE are encouraged to talk to their college of choice to verify acceptability. Additional information and details may be found on the flyer attached or the CHSPE website, www.chspe.net

Best wishes for a productive and meaningful school year,

Sincerely,

Mary Cox

CDE CHSPE Flyer

October 2016 Humboldt Informer
September 2016

Shady Creek Class & Camp
September 2016



Shady Creek Outdoor School is a residential environmental science camp designed for

5th and 6th grade students. We will be attending a four or five day residential program.

To participate in this program, enroll your student in the Shady Creek class, Thursdays from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Rebecca Miller

5th and 6th grade Shady Creek Class:

The purpose of this 10-week class is to prepare students for the Shady Creek experience. This class is required for all students wanting to attend Shady Creek Camp. The class will run every Thursday from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, beginning on November 3rd, and ending on February 9th. It will have a dual focus of environmental science activities and character development designed to prepare students for and enhance their week at Shady Creek. We will use the Shady Creek workbook along with a character and community focused curriculum. In addition to learning what to expect, students will complete paperwork for Shady Creek, select nature names for camp, meet and get to know other students and staff who will be accompanying them. All communication about Shady Creek will funnel through the class once students are enrolled. We will hold a parent meeting 2-4 weeks before camp to answer questions and tie up loose ends. After attending Shady Creek, students will meet one last time to bring closure by reflecting on classes and activities at Shady Creek.

There is one scheduled Friday field trip to Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve on December 9th, from 9:00 - 12:00 pm.

Shady Creek Environmental Science Camp week: January 30th - February 3rd. (M-F)

Located at 18601 Pathfinder Way, Nevada City, California

Parents are responsible for all transportation.

Class is limited to 15 students.

The cost is 200 EU's plus, $35 for each student.

Dates:

Class meets on Thursdays, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, November 3rd - February 9th

Friday Field Trip on Dec. 9th

Shady Creek Camp Week January 30th - February 3rd

Chico State University Tour
September 2016

Attention All CORE Butte High School Students:

This year, we are organizing a series of university tours to campuses in northern California. Our first college visit will be to Chico State on Friday, October 7. All high school students are invited to participate in this specialized event, exclusive to CBHS students.

While at Chico State, students will experience a university tour, learn about the admissions requirements for all 23 CSU campuses across California, receive information about Chico State's award winning programs and why its one of the top 10 universities in the country, tour university residence halls, and eat lunch in Sutter Dining Hall.

Visiting college campuses and seeing them first-hand is one of THE BEST ways to determine how you want to pursue your future in higher education. Every college campus has a different culture, different community; every university will offer its students a unique academic, extra-curricular, and social experience. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about colleges in our area and start to envision where you see yourself in the next few years.

Please use the form link to sign up.

https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/1XlMswbO75vLLT4ncfj8Yng9jnMTCJ5PA52dIlat-8yY/

Picture Days for all Sites
September 2016

Upcoming Picture Days

Paradise Center
Wednesday, September 21
9-11am

Humboldt Center
Friday, September 23
10-1pm

Cohasset Center Make-Up Day
Friday, September 30
School Pictures: 9-11am
Seniors Pictures: 11-1pm (By Appointment)

TK-8 Parent Staff Round Table
September 2016

TK-8 Picture Day
September 2016


CORE Butte Charter School Humboldt Center

Picture Day

Date:

Friday September 23, 2016

Time:

10:00AM to 1:00PM

Andy Herzog Photography

http://www.herzogphotographystudio.com/

Phone: 530-809-2557

Community Service Opportunity!
September 2016

Attention all CORE Butte High School students, K-12 parents, and CORE Butte staff:

On Thursday, September 8, CBHS ASB is sponsoring a Blood Drive in partnership with Blood Source.

Participants can sign up today at the Cohasset Site front desk; deadline to sign up is Tuesday, September 6 at 4PM.

*All participants must be at least 16 years of age.
*All participants must weigh a minimum of 110 lbs.
*Total appointment time is approximately 1 hour.
*All participants will receive complimentary refreshments and a t-shirt

Sign up today to support our local community!
Questions? Contact Jayne Weston, ASB's Community Affairs Commissioner @ (530) 712-5368

CBHS - Labor Day and Back To School Night
September 2016

REMINDER

Monday, September 5th is Labor Day
No Classes – All Centers are Closed

Tuesday, September 6th
CBHS Back to School Night
All Parents with students taking classes at the Cohasset center should attend.

September 2016 Humboldt Informer Newsletter
August 2016

Humboldt Informer

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/September2016HumboldtInformer.pdf

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/September2016HumboldtInformer.pdf

CBHS: Girl's Volleyball & Co-ed Soccer Announcement
July 2016

Lady Lynx Volleyball: Practice for the high school volleyball team will begin July 25th. If you are interested in trying out for the team, contact Mr. Koons at [email protected] for more information. A completed physical and athletic contract must be submitted before you can begin practice.

High School Co-ed Soccer: Practice for the high school soccer team will begin August 1st. If you are interested in trying out for the team, contact Mr. Pierson at [email protected] for more information. A completed physical and athletic contract must be submitted before you can begin practice.

Please use the reference link to download and print the physical form and athletic contract.

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/Cocurricular_Eligibility_Packet_Code_of_Conduct.pdf

High School Gear Up Day
July 2016

Poetry Slam
July 2016

Poetry Slam

ONLINE CLASS REQUESTS WINDOW UPDATE
May 2016

New Student Class Request Window
Class requests submitted last week have now been processed. Students may log into their Student Portal system to view classes that they were registered in for the 2016-2017 school year. Personalized Learning Teachers should be contacted as soon as possible to submit a DROP form on behalf of a student if the student no longer wishes to attend a class that they have been registered into. Additional classes may be requested via the student portals throughout the summer (subject to defined restrictions).

May 12th August 15th
First Come First Served Class Requests
All students enrolled for the Fall 2016 semester may log into their Student Portals throughout the summer to request additional classes (subject to defined restrictions below). Please allow 48 hours for class requests to be processed. If a student would like to drop a class, the students PLT should be contacted as soon as possible to process a DROP request.

TK-5 students will only be registered in one 2-hour block of classes no matter how many blocks they request. Placements should be made according to students 2016-2017 grade level.

6th - 8th grade students will be limited to only two Humboldt Learning Center class enrollments no matter how many classes or hours they request. Placements should be made according to students 2016-2017 grade level. Classes held at the Paradise Learning Center are no longer subject to this two class restriction. Students may request as many Paradise Learning Center classes as they wish.

TK-8 students will continue to be subject to these restrictions throughout the summer. A date to lift this restriction will be set in the Fall. At that time, students may request 3rd and 4th classes as space allows.

High School students must meet gradelevel and/or prerequisite requirements as listed in the class request area.

PLEASE NOTE: Parents/guardians are expected to remove students from the center during any breaks in their daily schedules.

http://corebutte.org/classReg.php

CORE Elections
May 2016

UPCOMING ELECTIONS

Dear CORE Families and Staff,

As we approach the end of the 2015-2016 school year, it is with deep gratitude that I say thank you and goodbye to the many members of our Board of Directors and Charter Advisory Council for their commitment to CORE over the years. Each of these important governing groups has always given thoughtful consideration to the critical decisions that have made CORE such a special place to learn.

As you may know, I am retiring in June. I have been so blessed to work with such a loyal and dedicated staff, including all of our support staff, teachers and school leaders.

Mary Cox, our High School Director, will become our Executive Director next academic year. Matt Harvey will take her place at the High School, and Linda Scherba will continue as our TK-8 Director. Nora McKay will continue as our Director of Special Programs. It is so reassuring to leave the school in such capable hands.

Currently, we are also electing several new members to our Board and to our Charter Advisory Council. Each of the candidates has prepared a statement regarding their desire to run for a position on the CAC or Board (below).

Please stop by the front desk at any one of the centers to cast your ballot for the Board and Charter Advisory Council members any time between May 9 and May 13. The results will be announced via Blackboard on May 16.

All the best,

Jonelle Pena
Executive Director
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 894-3952 Fax (530) 566-9819



CORE Butte Charter School Board Representative Candidates

April Hennessy

April Hennessy has been managing the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program at Butte College since 2009. April is responsible for planning, coordinating, hiring SI Leaders, supervising the effective application of collaborative learning methodology, and for providing leadership in implementing all aspects of the program. SI is an academic enrichment program that is offered in historically difficult courses (high rate of D, F, and withdrawals). SI is designed to supplement - not replace - class lectures. SI discussion and review sessions are facilitated by trained student SI Leaders who have already completed the course. SI sessions are interactive and collaborative. Students who attend sessions learn to integrate how to learn with what to learn. It's a chance for classmates to get together outside of class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, and to develop strategies for studying the subject in a structured environment. The development and success of the SI program at Butte College has been recognized as a model program in the state. April has presented Butte Colleges SI program at numerous student success conferences and other community colleges in California. April received her bachelors and masters degree in Communication Studies from CSU, Chico.

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Kelly Holliday

My name is Kelly Holliday and I am a mom. I am a mom to two amazing daughters who are thriving at CORE Butte Charter School. I am a public school teacher by trade, holding a Single Subject Credential in both Math and Science. I taught at the High School level in both the Oroville Unified School District and the Paradise Unified School District for a collection of 8 years. I believe in education. I believe in children. I believe our childrens education is foundational. I left public education to teach my children in the manner in which they learn best. CORE Butte Charter offers the design of individualized education while creating an environment that motivates children to experience learning. My interest in being on the CORE Butte Charter Board of Directors is motivated by my belief in our childrens education being successful when they are provided with the arena and experiences that motivates them and allows them to thrive as the individual that they are. How I can contribute to the Board of Directors comes from my past experience in education. As a public school teacher, I am experienced in the California Education Code and how to deliver the necessary requirements to students in a format that they understand and enjoy. I served on the Board of Directors for Paradise Preschool as a Member at Large and as President. I managed the finances of the non-profit school while creating a budget for future operation. While teaching at Paradise High and Las Plumas High, I served on the WASC accreditation committee that created and implemented the necessary changes that lead to both schools accreditation. However, in all reality - I am a mom who is passionate about education. I have experience in the educational arena and am very familiar with educational language and needs. I would love to serve on the Board of Directors and use my experience to further the success and growth of CORE Butte Charter. I appreciate your consideration in allowing me to serve your children and you on the Board of Directors.

Cheryl Bunce

Hi, my name is Cheryl Bunce and I would like to serve on the CORE Butte Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 school year. I have been involved with CORE Butte Charter school since 2008 when I enrolled my daughter at a 4th grader. My son started here four years ago as a 7th grader. Since we have been here, there has been a lot of growth and many changes at the school. I would love continue to be a part of the positive changes as the school evolves.



CORE Butte Charter School Charter Advisory Council Candidates

Morgan Dietz, Parent Representative

I have had the great pleasure of serving as your parent representative to the Charter Council this year, and have enjoyed every minute of it. As a mother of three, who has now been a part of this fabulous school community for four years, I believe I have the experience and the gusto to responsibly share ideas and help make decisions that will positively impact our students, our families and our communities.

Thank you for considering my re-election, it would be my honor to continue to serve.

Humbly Yours,
Morgan Dietz

Matthew Watkins

As a long time Chico resident and father of two (soon to be three) elementary students I am interested in involvement on the Charter Advisory Council. I am excited about the possibility of joining with other parents, teachers, students, and administration in serving the School as it continues forward in providing an excellent educational alternative. I think that both my personal experience in being educated at home from elementary through high school, as well as my professional experience as an attorney will be beneficial in working on achieving goals, facing challenges, and casting vision for CORE Butte Charter School.



CORE Butte Charter School Charter Advisory Council Representative to the Board Candidate

Vivian Ann Lopez Appleby, Board President

It has been an honor and a joy serving on the CORE Butte Charter School Board of Directors for the past two years. It has been amazing to watch the Staff along with the Charter Advisory Council work zealously to make our school better, especially when it comes to policy and complying with the Federal, State and Local governments tedious regulations. I have a new found respect for our Staff who try to keep up with these voluminous regulations, especially when it comes to our budget along the way finding ways for our children to have a wonderful and memorable learning experience. Our teachers are truly vested in my childrens successes and much as I am.

I have enjoyed being a parent at CORE Butte Charter School. It has been a joy interacting with the children and staff for the past few 5 years. My son Jack is now at the end of his 10th grade year. Luke with be a 7th grader this upcoming school year. They have flourished academically and emotionally at CORE. A true blessing for our family. Not only have they exceeded my expectations, but they have exceeded their own expectations! For these reasons, I am very interested in continuing to serve on the CORE Butte Charter School Board of Directors in the Charter Advisory Council Liaison position.

Prior to moving to CORE I served as a Board Member at Nord for (2) years. Serving on the Nord Board gave me a new appreciation for charter schools, school policy and the immense dedication of the teachers and staff. CORE holds these same standards.

I attended the University of Texas at Arlington and majored in Sociology. I worked in the legal field for (15) years prior to moving to Chico in 2000.

It would be an honor to serve on the Board for another term. I feel very strongly that CORE is truly concerned with the well-being of their students and the integrity of the daily operations as a whole.

Thank you for your consideration and I would accept the position with pleasure.

Sincerely,

Vivian Ann Lopez Appleby

E.P.I.C. Summer Kick Off!
May 2016

E.P.I.C. Middle School

Summer Kick Off

Please come into the School Office to sign

the required Permission Slip.

Signed Permission Slips are due by May 12, 2016.

Greetings from the E.P.I.C. Class! All Middle School students are invited to the Summer Kickoff Party. The event is from 12:00 to 3:00 on Tuesday, May 17th, at Wildwood Park. Parent transportation and a permission slip will be required.

Pick up your permission slip at the front desk and make sure it is filled out and returned by Thursday May 12th –the last day of classes at our center.

There will be a variety of barbequed foods and delicious drinks! Participants will play games like Capture the Flag, Mafia, and others! Bring Frisbees, remote controlled planes or vehicles, snacks or food if you want, although food and drinks will be provided.

Come and have fun at our party!

Fall Sports Meetings
May 2016

Soccer/Volleyball: Fall Sports

It is that time of year again to begin thinking about Fall sports at CORE Butte High School! There will be a meeting this Thursday, May 5, at 12:30 pm to get ready for the upcoming girl's Volleyball team and the co-ed Soccer team! If you are interested in playing either sport, please join us for a quick informational meeting! Please feel free to eat during the meeting!

Volleyball meeting will be held in Room 212

Soccer meeting will be held in Room 211

If you are interested in either sport and cannot make the meeting, please contact Mr. Koons for Volleyball and Mr. Pierson for Soccer. It is important that you make it known that you want to play, so that we can contact you. Sports may begin before the first day of school.

Incoming Freshmen should plan on either joining the meetings or contacting the coaches.

Thank you and we look forward to another great year in sports!

Online Class Requests Windows 2016-2017
April 2016

K-8 Home Study Class Requests
TK-8 class requests submitted last week have now been processed. Current students may log into their Student Portal system to view classes that they were registered in for the 2016-2017 school year. If additional classes are desired (subject to defined restrictions), students may participate in the next request window, which is opening up on Monday, May 2nd. Personalized Learning Teachers should be contacted as soon as possible to submit a DROP form on behalf of a student if the student no longer wishes to attend a class that they have been registered into.

PLEASE NOTE: Parents/guardians are expected to remove students from the center during any breaks in their daily schedules.

May 2nd – May 6th
New Student Class Request Window

All new students that have turned in all of their paperwork and completed the enrollment process may use this time to request classes for next year. This is a priority-based open window and not first-come first-served. To better the chances of getting desired classes, students should be sure to prioritize classes in the order of importance to them rather than by timeslot throughout the day. At the end of the request window, requests will be randomized and every effort will be made to accommodate students’ highest priority classes based upon available space, pre-requisite completion, and course restrictions.

Existing CORE students may also participate in this request window.

TK-5 students will only be registered in one 2-hour block of classes no matter how many blocks they request. Placements should be made according to student’s 2016-2017 grade level.

6th - 8th grade students will be limited to only two Humboldt Learning Center class enrollments no matter how many classes or hours they request. Placements should be made according to student’s 2016-2017 grade level. Classes held at the Paradise Learning Center are no longer subject to this two class restriction. Students may request as many Paradise Learning Center classes as they wish.

TK-8 students will continue to be subject to these restrictions throughout the summer. A date to lift this restriction will be set in the Fall. At that time, students may request 3rd and 4th classes as space allows.

High School students must meet gradelevel and/or prerequisite requirements as listed in the class request area.

PLEASE NOTE: Parents/guardians are expected to remove students from the center during any breaks in their daily schedules.

Students may log into their Student Portals on Thursday, May 12th to see which classes they were registered into. If a student would like to drop a class, the student’s PLT should be contacted as soon as possible to process a DROP request. Additional classes (subject to defined restrictions above) may be requested via the student Portals throughout the summer.

May 16th – August 15th
First Come First Served Class Requests

All students enrolled for the Fall 2016 semester may log into their Student Portals throughout the summer to request additional classes (subject to defined restrictions above). Please allow 48 hours for class requests to be processed. If a student would like to drop a class, the student’s PLT should be contacted as soon as possible to process a DROP request.

The Fall 2016 - 2017 Online Class Request Instructions are available online.

To request Fall 2016 classes:

Visit our Student Portal gateway page at www.corebutte.org/gateway.php and click on the STUDENT PORTAL ACCESS link.

Instructions are attached and Frequently Asked Questions are always available for download at the top of the Student Portal page.

You may view class schedules and descriptions from the FAMILY RESOURCES tab of our Website.

Hints:

· Please use the Firefox or Chrome browsers. Internet Explorer and Safari will not work.
· Remember to select the grade you will be in NEXT year in order to see available classes relevant to your grade.
· If you do not have access to the portal, please click on the REQUEST A USERNAME & PASSWORD link in the grey box on the right side of www.corebutte.org/gateway.php and we will email you site credentials.

CBHS Cal Skate Party
April 2016

Attention all CBHS students, ASB is hosting a Skate Night this Thursday, April 28, 6-8PM at Cal Skate. Tickets are on sale now! See event flyer for details, and we'll see you Thursday night! :)

CBHS CLASSES CANCELLED
April 2016

DUE TO A POWER OUTAGE, ALL CLASSES AT CBHS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, AND THE COHASSET CENTER IS CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF TODAY - MONDAY APRIL 25TH.

CLASSES WILL RESUME TUESDAY, APRIL 26TH.

Lice Announcement
April 2016

Dear CORE parents,

​This week we had a reported incident of head lice at our Humboldt learning center.
It was only one incident, and so far appears to be isolated, but we wanted to let you know so you could keep an eye out.

The CORE Butte Staff

ASB Elections
April 2016

Attention all CBHS Students (Hybrid High, Paradise Center, and Independent Study):

Tomorrow, April 19th at 9:10am ASB officer candidates will deliver their election speeches in an assembly hosted by ASB in the multipurpose room. All high school students are invited to attend.

April 19-21, during the lunch period from 12:30-1:00, polls will be open in the Cohasset Site lobby to 9th-12th grade students. Don't forget to cast your vote for next year's ASB officers!

Survey Reminder
April 2016

Hi All,
Less than 10% of our parents and students have had an opportunity to respond to our annual surveys. I hope you will find a moment this week to complete them. Please note; parents with more than one student will only be able to fill in the initial data for one of your students, but feel free to make recommendations regarding all of your students in the comments sections.

One survey is designed for parents. Please use this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coreparents2016


The other survey is for students. Please use this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COREstudent2016
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COREstudent2016


We have also been asked by A+ Personalized Learning to invite you to participate in a statewide survey designed to demonstrate the support we have from parents for our charter model. The link to that survey is:
https://ieminc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6sy0MkwrcZsWoSx
https://ieminc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6sy0MkwrcZsWoSx

Thank you for your help!
Jonelle Pena
Executive Director

K-8 Test Dates and Last Day of Center Classes
April 2016

Testing Dates and Last Week of Center Classes

No Center Classes at the Humboldt Center
during two weeks of:
April 18, 2016 through April 29, 2016
Students exact testing schedule will be provided by
their PLT.

No Center Classes at the Paradise Center
during the week of:
April 18, 2016 through April 22, 2016
Students exact testing schedule will be provided by
their PLT.

Last week of Center classes at the
Humboldt and Paradise Centers:
Monday 5/9/2016 – Thursday 5/12/2016

Butte Concurrent Enrollment
April 2016

Butte Concurrent Enrollment Summer/Fall packets are ready for pick-up at the front desk of the Cohasset Center. The following meetings are scheduled if you are new to the process or want a refresher.

Butte College - CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROCESS MEETINGS

Monday, April 18, 12:00 - 1:00

Thursday, April 21, 9:30 - 10:30

Monday, May 2, 12:00 - 1:00

Tuesday, May 10, 9:30 - 10:30

Wednesday, June 8, 4:30 - 5:30

Meetings held in Computer Lab at CBHS

Topics to be covered:

Application Process

BSA-Basic Skills Assessments

Butte student portal tour

Forwarding Butte email to personal email

Concurrent Enrollment Form-where do I turn it in? When is it due?

Teacher Approval

Class Planning

On-line registration-Express and Search and Register

Butte Catalog-course descriptions

When/How to drop a class

Add Card-when do I use this?

Searching for classes that fit your schedule

How many Butte classes can I take?

CORE’s 20 credit minimum requirement

College General Education

What is a transferable class?

Text book ordering-CORE purchases books

Rate Your Professor site

And more...

Lost and Found
April 2016

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Please be sure to check out the Lost and Found drawer at the Humboldt Center.
There are jackets, sweatshirts, sunglasses, water bottles and several backpacks.

Please be aware that items that are not claimed by May 12, 2016 will be given to charity.

Senior Group Photo Announcement
March 2016

Seniors!

Please meet in the lobby of CBHS on

Thursday, March 24th at 9:15 a.m.


We will be taking the Senior Class group picture,

and we would like to include as many of you as possible!

2016-2017 Class Request Windows will be Opening Soon
March 2016

It's time to think about requesting classes for the 2016-2017 school year. Please read below for important information about the timeline to request classes.

March 30th noon - 4:00pm March 31st
11th Grade Priority Class Requests

Current 11th graders may request CBHS and/or Paradise classes for next year beginning at noon on Wednesday and continuing through 5:00pm Thursday. Students that would like assistance are welcome to drop in at the CBHS campus between 9:00 and 3:00 on Thursday. The high school counselor will be available to answer questions and help in course selection. Requests and/or changes can also be made at home throughout the listed times via the student's Portal. This is the only time that students will have this priority so please try to take advantage of it

April 1st - in person only 9:00am - noon
8th Grade Priority Class Requests

Current 8th graders may request CBHS and/or Paradise classes for next year throughout the morning on Friday. Students that would like to take advantage of this priority registration assistance should plan on attending a class planning/guidance meeting at CBHS on this date. The high school counselor and directors will be available to answer questions and help in course selection. Requests can then be submitted in the computer lab. This is the only day that students will have this priority so please try to take advantage of it.

April 4th - April 8th
High School Class Request Window

All current 8th - 11th graders may use this time to request CBHS and/or Paradise classes for next year. This is a priority-based open window and not first-come first-served. To better the chances of getting desired classes, students should be sure to prioritize classes in the order of importance to them rather than by timeslot throughout the day. At the end of the request window, requests will be randomized and every effort will be made to accommodate students' highest priority classes based upon available space, pre-requisite completion, and course restrictions.
CORE Butte High School (CBHS) students should choose a minimum of three classes at the CBHS campus in addition to their homeroom. Home Study High School Students may choose one class at the CBHS campus and as many as they like at the Paradise campus.

Preliminary Class Schedules will be posted on our website March 1st. Class descriptions will be posted by March 30th.

Students may log into their Student Portals on Thursday, April 14th to see which classes they were registered into. If a student would like to drop a class, the student's PLT should be contacted as soon as possible to process a DROP request. Additional classes may be requested via the student Portals during the May round of class requests.

April 14th - April 22nd
K-8 Home Study Class Requests

All current Transitional Kindergarten - 7th grade Home Study students may use this time to request Humboldt and/or Paradise classes for next year. This is a priority-based open window and not first-come first-served. Students should be sure to prioritize classes in the order of importance to them. At the end of the request window, requests will be randomized and every effort will be made to accommodate students' highest priority classes based upon available space, pre-requisite completion, and course restrictions. We will make every effort to register your student into classes you request, but please keep in mind that all requests may not be filled.

TK-5 students will only be registered in one 2-hour block of classes no matter how many blocks they request

6th - 8th grade students will be limited to only two class enrollments no matter how many classes or hours they request.

TK-8 students will continue to be subject to these restrictions throughout the summer. A date to lift this restriction will be set in the Fall. At that time, students may request 3rd and 4th classes as space allows.

Preliminary Class Schedules will be posted on our website March 1st. Class descriptions will be posted by March 30th.
Students may log into their Student Portals on Thursday, April 28th to see which classes they were registered into. If a student would like to drop a class, the student's PLT should be contacted as soon as possible to process a DROP request. Additional classes (subject to defined restrictions above) may be requested via the student Portals during the May round of class requests and/or throughout the summer.

May 2nd - May 6th
New Student Class Request Window

All new students that have turned in all of their paperwork and completed the enrollment process may use this time to request classes for next year. This is a priority-based open window and not first-come first-served. To better the chances of getting desired classes, students should be sure to prioritize classes in the order of importance to them rather than by timeslot throughout the day. At the end of the request window, requests will be randomized and every effort will be made to accommodate students' highest priority classes based upon available space, pre-requisite completion, and course restrictions.
Existing CORE students may also participate in this request window.

Students may log into their Student Portals on Thursday, May 12th to see which classes they were registered into. If a student would like to drop a class, the student's PLT should be contacted as soon as possible to process a DROP request. Additional classes (subject to defined restrictions above) may be requested via the student Portals throughout the summer.

May 16th - August 15th
First Come First Served Class Requests

All students enrolled for the Fall 2016 semester may log into their Student Portals throughout the summer to request additional classes (subject to defined restrictions above). Please allow 48 hours for class requests to be processed. If a student would like to drop a class, the student's PLT should be contacted as soon as possible to process a DROP request.

To request Fall 2016 classes:

Visit our Student Portal gateway page at www.corebutte.org/gateway.php and click on the STUDENT PORTAL ACCESS link.

Instructions are attached and Frequently Asked Questions are always available for download at the top of the Student Portal page.

Once posted, you may view class schedules and descriptions from the FAMILY RESOURCES tab of our Website. Class schedules are currently posted and class descriptions should be posted by March 30th.

Hints:
Please use the Firefox or Chrome browsers. Internet Explorer and Safari will not work.
Remember to select the grade you will be in NEXT year in order to see available classes relevant to your grade.
If you do not have access to the portal, please click on the REQUEST A USERNAME & PASSWORD link in the grey box on the right side of www.corebutte.org/gateway.php and we will email you site credentials.

CBHS Classes Cancelled Thursday, Feb. 25th
February 2016

Due to a plumbing repair, the CBHS learning center on Cohasset Road will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 25th. All classes are cancelled for the day and will resume next week.

TK-Grade 8 Parent Seminar:
January 2016

TK-8 Parent Seminar

Requesting Spring Field Trips 2016
December 2015

Requesting Spring Field Trips 2016

Please stop by and check out both sides of our field trip page at http://www.corebutte.org/fieldtrips.php
or find us on the Core butte webpage under family resources



Please read this important information for field trip requests.


  • On the School Organized Activities page, you will find a Book It Now button, which takes you to the field trip REQUEST form.

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY A REQUEST.

  • You will receive an email confirmation listing the field trips you are registered for in January.

  • Families will be allowed to request up to 6 Spring field trips.

  • Field trip requests will be open until Thursday, January 7, 2016.

  • The field trip coordinator will let families and PLTs know the field trips they received.

  • PLTs will be informed of the EU amount they need to submit for each family to cover the field trips.

  • Student EU’s will now cover the cost of CORE students and 1 (ONE) parent chaperone per CORE family.

  • The fee for adults and non-CORE students is to be given to Debbie Evans at the Humboldt office. Only checks or exact cash is accepted.

  • Specific instructions about where to meet are included on the website under the field trip descriptions.

  • One week prior to each field trip, families who are registered will receive a reminder email with all the important information.

  • Please check out the website for our field trip activity response worksheet as well as links to each field trip, many of which have extra resources.



Questions about field trips should be directed to the field trip coordinator at [email protected]



If you can not attend a field trip you are registered to attend, you MUST email the field trip coordinator to cancel. Thanks!


http://www.corebutte.org/fieldtrips.php

Frudden and Pierson’s Annual Canned Food/Clothing Drive
December 2015

Frudden and Pierson’s Annual Canned Food/Clothing Drive

Please bring any canned foods/winter clothing to your homerooms by December 17th



The homeroom with the most donations will win a prize!!!

CORE Butte Medical Pathway Advisory Board
December 2015

Are you a part of the dynamic medical field?  This could be any connection to Nursing, Physical Therapy, Veterinary, or any other health related field.
 
Our CTE Medical Pathway is looking for some wonderful Medical Field Professionals in our community who would be willing to serve on our pathway Advisory Board.  Anyone in the community is welcome to serve on our board. The time commitment is minimal but a desire to help our students pursue their career aspirations is important. 
 
If this is something you may have interest in being a part of please click the link below and fill in your contact information.  We would love to contact you with more information. If you know someone in the community that may be willing to participate please forward this along to them.



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SODX9UsgdJb46Ye4NWIeen8qxpvdtZCypJBKqq64KBQ/viewform?usp=send_form


CORE Butte Medical Pathway Spring Semester Seminar
December 2015

Students interested in being a part of the Medical Pathway can sign up for our Spring Semester Medical Seminar Class. This project-based class will focus on the Cardiovascular System. This seminar is an exciting, inter-curricular experience for students that will include hands-on activities, as well as research. Students who are interested in being a part of the course must be available for the following dates:




  • Friday, January 22, 10-11 am

  • Friday, February 5, 9-2 pm

  • Friday, April 29, 9-2 pm



Students can add this class by contacting their PLT. If you have questions please contact Karen Chandler or Matt Harvey.


IMPORTANT! CHANGE OF DAY/TIME: 2016 CORE Butte - 8th/12th Graduation Location/Time
December 2015

Due to a scheduling issue graduation has been changed from Friday the 20th to Thursday the 19th.

Thursday - May 19, 2016 - Graduation for both 8th and 12th grade will be at the Neighborhood Church of Chico.




  • 8th grade will begin at 4:00 pm

  • 12th grade will begin at 6:00



This is a beautiful venue for pictures and there are numerous eateries close by.



More information to come in a later email.



Neighborhood Church of Chico
2801 Notre Dame Boulevard, Chico, CA 95928

Reach For the Future March 2016
December 2015

REACH for the Future

Thursday 3/10/2016 - Saturday 3/12/2016



Registration Packets Available NOW!



Deadline to Register: December 16, 2015



$150 EU approved



WHO:




  • Open to ALL High School Students

  • 1/10 Ratio of adults/student chaperones

  • CORE teachers chaperoning our students.



WHERE:




  • Richardson Springs - North of Chico



WHEN:




  • Thursday, March 10th (leave at 12 pm) to Saturday, March 12th (return by 6 pm)



WHAT:




  • Hundreds of high school students will come to Chico from all across California. They will be here for the annual Reach For The Future Leadership Conference. The conference is put on by the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health. Students learn how to overcome fears and gain confidence through activities that stimulate the heart, mind and body. When the conference ends camp leaders hope the kids will take home what they learned and continue to grow from their leadership knowledge.



HOW:




  • Get a Registration Packet and complete - make sure ALL information requested is completed.

  • Get a PO from teacher for $150 or pay by check (Payable to CORE Butte Charter School).

  • Return Registration and PO/check (made out to CORE Butte Charter School) to Marlene Brenden at the Cohasset Site by December 16th, 2015 @ 12:00 pm.

  • Registration Packets will be sent to ALL PLT’s and available at the front desk of each the Cohasset Center.

Rock & Gem Show at CORE's Paradise Center!
November 2015

Paradise CORE Presents:

ROCK AND GEM SHOW

December 16, 2015
11am - 12pm



Lego/Art Club Canceled.



Show located in our downstairs Plymouth room.



Parking available in back and side parking lot only.



There will be items to purchase that range from $0.25 to $1.00, so bring your change and come learn about our Earth's treasures!


December 2015 Humboldt Informer Newsletter
November 2015

EPIC Middle School Party!
November 2015

EPIC Middle School Party

Color me Neon

Middle School students can come to a party with the EPIC class on December 11th from 4-7 pm at CORE Butte High School theater room, located at:



260 Cohasset Road, Suite 120!



There will be games, music, and fun. Take part in group games, two-player, Mexican food, and even dancing, if you want.



The party is only for CORE Middle Schoolers; 6th, 7th and 8th graders.



The theme is Color Me Neon.



You can pickup your free ticket from Debbie Evans at the Humboldt front desk. Parents should be with you when you pick up the ticket and they can sign up there to bring food or to chaperone.


CORE is the Mom's Restaurant Featured School for December!
November 2015

Mom's Restaurant is very excited to announce that CORE Butte Charter School is their featured school for the month of December 2015.

During the month of December, every time any guest orders the 3+2+2 Breakfast, Mom's will donate $2 to CORE Butte!



This breakfast is filled with life’s simple pleasures:




  • Three eggs,

  • two strips of our house-made bacon,

  • & two slices of brioche French toast served with breakfast potatoes.



Last year CORE Butte earned over $2,000 during when we were the School of the Month for April.



Take the family out for a treat this month and head to Mom's Restaurant.



Any student K-6 that has filled out a bookmark that says they read 5 books can earn a free breakfast. Ask the Humboldt Center front desk for a bookmark!


IMPORTANT! 12PM Humboldt Center Classes Cancelled!
November 2015

Due to a Special Assembly, Wednesday’s 11/18/15 12:00PM Classes have been cancelled.

Mrs. Cavaness’ 6-8th grade Cultural Geography Class will be ending early. Please pick up your students at 11:55AM.



PARENTS
On Wednesday 11/18/2015, please pick up your students promptly at 11:55AM.



The school office will be closing at 12:00PM so all staff members may attend the assembly.



We sincerely appreciate your cooperation.


CSU, Chico Concurrent Enrollment Information
November 2015

CSU, Chico High School Scholars Program

Spring 2016 information now available!



Detailed information available at the front desk of the Cohasset Center or use the following link:



http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml



The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for local high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for a nominal $50 fee. The objective of the program is to offer local area students access to college courses that have not been filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.



Student Requirements (applicable to NEW and RETURNING participants; no exceptions):




  • Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to receive a HSS application and other important documents

  • Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade of a local admission area2 high school (AY 2015-2016)

  • Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA (both 9-12 and 10-12)

  • If applicable, be in good academic standing at any college or university of current or previous attendance

  • Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s) as published in the University Catalog
    *Submit a properly completed and signed HSS Application, required documents, Add Request Form(s), and $50 fee by the established deadlines



Marlene Brenden
School Counselor
CORE Butte Charter School
260 Cohasset Road, Suite 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 894-3952 work
(530) 518-6809 cell


Butte College Winter/Spring 2016 Concurrent Enrollment Forms
November 2015

Butte College Winter/Spring 2016 Concurrent Enrollment Forms

Forms are now available at the front desk at the Cohasset Center




  1. Fall/Spring ONLY! Student must have PLT approval to take concurrent enrollment classes. A form is attached to the concurrent form or an email from the teacher will suffice.

  2. Students are REQUIRED to submit an unofficial grade report to the school counselor at the end of the semester. Students have 6 weeks from the end of CORE Butte’s semester to turn in their grades or Butte grade will become an F on the high school transcript (not the Butte Transcript).

  3. NEW BUTTE POLICY - IF STUDENT ENROLLS IN MORE THAN 2 CLASSES, BUTTE ASSESSMENTS ARE REQUIRED!



Concurrent Form Important Dates



Deadlines:




  • Winter:




    • December 10, - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus. HINT: Turn them IN early!!!

    • December 10 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.

    • January 4, 2016 - Butte Classes Begin - last day to submit a concurrent form


  • Spring:




    • January 19 - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus. HINT: Turn them IN early!!!
      Plan ahead for signatures. Winter break begins December 19th. Please plan on getting forms signed by December 11th.

    • January 19 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.

    • January 25, 2016 - Butte Classes Begin - last day to submit a concurrent form




Spring Master Agreements:
Be sure to inform your PLT as soon as you are enrolled in a Butte Class and confirm it has been listed on your Spring Master Agreement.



Marlene Brenden
School Counselor
CORE Butte Charter School
260 Cohasset Road, Suite 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 894-3952 work
(530) 518-6809 cell


Butte College Concurrent Enrollment Process Informational Meetings
November 2015

Butte College Concurrent Enrollment Process Informational Meetings

If you are new to the Butte College concurrent process or want a better understanding of the procedure please come to ONE of the following meetings. All meetings are held at the Cohasset Center.






Day/Date
Start Time
End Time





Thursday, 11/19
9:30
10:30


Monday, 11/30
12:00
1:00


Friday, 12/4
12:00
1:00


Monday, 12/7
12:00
1:00


Wednesday, 12/9
1:00
2:00


Friday, 12/11
12:00
1:00


Monday, 12/14
12:00
1:00




Topics:




  • Application process/$39 fee students pay

  • BSA-Assessments

  • Butte Student Portal Tour

  • Forwarding Butte email to personal email

  • Concurrent Forms - where/when to turn in

  • Teacher approval

  • Class planning

  • On-line Registration - Express and Search and Register

  • How/when to drop a class

  • Unofficial Grade reports and more

  • Rate Your Professor site

  • and MORE.......





Marlene Brenden
School Counselor
CORE Butte Charter School
260 Cohasset Road, Suite 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 894-3952 work
(530) 518-6809 cell


Staff Vs. Student Volleyball Match!
November 2015

COME ONE, COME ALL...

to our 2nd Annual Staff vs. Student Volleyball Game
Fundraiser for our CBHS Athletic Department



Tuesday, November 10th (Tonight) at 7:00pm



Chico Country Day School Gym



102 W 11th Street, Chico



Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for students/kids, $15 for families



Join us for a volleyball match full of fun and excitement, with a dash of silly. Our crazy staff is suiting up to show everyone what they’ve got on the volleyball court, and even their cheerleading skills, against our own Lady Lynx. Any and all supporters are encouraged to come cheer on our staff and athletes and help support our school’s athletics department. This promises to be the match of year. You don’t want to miss it!!


Butte College Fall Career Day
November 2015

Butte College - Fall Career Day Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 From 9am - 2pm

What do you want to do with YOUR future?



Come to BUTTE COLLEGE and discover some of the programs offered for your future! Enjoy hands on workshops in the areas below.



LUNCH provided!



Participating Departments:



EMT/Paramedic
Nursing
Child Development
Fire Academy
Fish& Wildlife
Police Academy



Sign Up NOW! They are only accepting 150 student total



RSVP by Friday November 20th to: Delia Buzatu at [email protected] or 895-2900



SPRING Career Days TBA - Departments participating: Respiratory Therapy, Welding, Agriculture, Environmental Horticulture, Sustainable Technologies Computer Science & Design, Arts & Digital Arts


2016 Summer at Duke University
November 2015

Dear Students,



Have the summer of your life while preparing for the sophisticated, vibrant and life-altering educational experience that is college!



If you are currently in grade 10 or 11, spend your summer at Duke Summer College for High School Students! Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world.



Or you might choose to spend your summer at Duke Summer Academy for High School Students if you are currently in grades 9-12! This program for personal enrichment offers courses with a global perspective.



We will begin taking applications on December 1, 2015.



Sincerely,



Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Duke University
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students
[email protected]


Ice Skating in Paradise
November 2015

Please Advise Regarding Student Illnesses
November 2015

Hello CORE families,

CORE Butte Charter School currently has a family with a child who is undergoing chemotherapy. This child is at a greater risk from infections than other children and illnesses such as, chickenpox, measles, influenza, strep throat, and other respiratory viruses are dangerous for the child and can be life-threatening.

Please notify the front desk of your center, as soon as possible, if your student contracts one of the above illnesses so we may notify this family to not attend center classes.

We sincerely thank you in advance for your help to ensure that exposure to any illnesses at school does not have a negative impact on the family and the child's recovery.

Adopt A Family Canned Food Drive
October 2015

Canned Food Drive

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015



Firefighters have adopted 100 kids and will deliver the food baskets to each family’s home. Please help support the Chico Fire Department’s annual Adopt A Family program.




  • Please bring your canned food items to the CORE Butte Charter School Office.

  • We accept pasta, rice, powdered milk, oatmeal, dry goods such as beans, split pea soup mix, grains, bags of flour and all types of boxed or canned food.


November 2015 Humboldt Informer Newsletter
October 2015

CORE's Fun Fall Festival!
October 2015

October 12, 2015



Dear Families,



Its that time of year again! On Wednesday, November 4th, the 8th annual Fun Fall Festival hosted by CBHS’s ASB, will take place at the Cohasset Center from 4:00-6:00pm. All grades are welcome, but the event is geared primarily to students in grades K-5. There will be games, prizes, food, and crafts for everyone to enjoy. All money raised from this event will benefit ASB sponsored high school programs and events.



Crowd favorites have always been our Cake Decorating Contest and Cake Walk. We would like to encourage families to donate a cake for the cakewalk, and/or participate in the cake-decorating contest. Children who bring in the best-designed and most creatively decorated cakes will be awarded a prize! We encourage students to create a cake that represents the Fun Fall theme, but all entries are welcome! Please bring all cakewalk donations and contest entries to the Cohasset Center by 1:00PM on November 4th. Contest judging will take place prior to the start of the festival so winners can be announced at the event.



Again, we hope that you will join us for this fun-filled event on November 4th. If you have any questions, please contact Fawn Ruby, ASB Advisor.



Thank you,



The Associated Student Body Leaders CORE Butte High School
Mrs. Fawn Ruby
(530) 519-4741
[email protected]





Join us Wednesday, November 4th, 4-6pm for the 8th annual CORE Butte Charter School Fun Fall Festival!

This year’s festival will feature over 15 games and activities including:




  • Pumpkin Bowling • Fishing

  • Petting Zoo

  • Face Painting • Bounce House

  • Cake Walk

  • Snow Cones

  • Pop Corn

  • BBQ



Tickets: $.25 each or 5 for $1.00*



*All proceeds benefit the CBHS Associated Student Body



We hope to see you there for a night of family FUN!


Chess Club at the Humboldt Center!
October 2015

UPDATED DAY AND TIME FOR CHESS CLUB

Interested in chess? CORE has a chess club that will meet every ​Thursday from 2:00PM to 2:55PM at CORE's Humboldt Center, Room 115



Come to learn and play. All ability levels welcome :)



Chess club advisor is Brandon Greene



Email any questions to [email protected]


Humboldt Center Make Up Picture Day!
October 2015

CORE Butte Charter School Humboldt Center Make Up Picture Day

Date: Friday October 23, 2015



Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM



Andy Herzog Photography
http://www.herzogphotographystudio.com/
Phone: 530-809-2557

Space Available in the Shady Creek Outdoor Class!
October 2015

Shady Creek Outdoor School

Announcing: Space in our amazing SHADY CREEK HUMBOLDT CENTER class Tuesdays, 1-3 for 5th or 6th graders who would like to attend SHADY CREEK Outdoor School.



Purpose: To prepare students for the amazing and unique experience of SHADY CREEK OUTDOOR SCHOOL.



Description: Taught by THE Rebecca Miller and Bernitta Woodward combines a preparation in Science (by THE Rebecca Miller) and preparation in Community (by Bernitta Woodward)



Space available in the CORE Butte Center Class at Humboldt Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 to prepare students for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.



May 2-6, 2015



Questions? Ask your PLT or email [email protected] or [email protected]


Edu-Preneurs in Manufacturing Event
October 2015

Edu-Preneurs in Manufacturing Event --- November 6th, Chico, CA

Get Your Hands Dirty and Take 3 Industry Tours!



Learn from a Panel of Industry Experts On:




  • Manufacturing Advancements

  • The Changing Employee

  • Education’s Role in Manufacturing

  • 21st Century Skills



When: November 6, 2015, 9:00AM - 2:00PM



Where: Butte Creek Country Club, 175 Estates Drive, Chico, CA 95928



Contact Info



Rick Osbrink, [email protected] (530) 242-7627



Directions



Register Online Today for this Free Event



Event Flyer



Shasta DSN Event Page


http://www.shastadsn.com/public/uploads/Edupreneurs%20flyer%202015.pdf


October 2015

CSU, CHICO PREVIEW DAY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015 | 9:00am TO 2:00pm



CHICO STATE INVITES YOU!



I highly recommend attending for all high school students and their parents/guardians. Even if Chico State is not part of your plans you will find it valuable. You can explore possible majors, talk with professors/students and get the feel of being on a college campus. I have attended numerous times and my son and I found the experience to be very instrumental in making decisions for his future.



Regards,



Marlene Brenden
School Counselor





This premier fall open house offers prospective fall 2016 undergraduate students and their families
an opportunity to visit California State University, Chico and experience firsthand our true college town environment. A personal welcome from the university president starts off this information- packed event. Activities not to be missed include an information fair with representatives from all academic programs and student services available to answer questions. You may also check out university housing options.



Plan to spend the day learning about financial aid, listening to presentations, and touring the campus and its various programs and departments. Your college application and selection process is very important. We want to show you why so many students choose Chico State and how we can help put you on the path to a four-year degree.




  • President’s welcome: 9:30 a.m.

  • Participate in campus tours

  • Discuss scholarship opportunities with different academic areas:


    • Financial aid & scholarship workshops: 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m.

    • Meet with academic department representatives: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


  • Meet with admissions representatives

  • Tour the residence halls and receive housing information

  • Meet with student support representatives including EOP, Student Health Service, Intercollegiate Athletics, Student Activities, advising, and Career Center.



WHERE TO GO:
The starting point for the day’s events is the Bell Memorial Union (BMU). Doors will open at 9 a.m., and you will receive an activity brochure for the day when you arrive.
For additional information call: 1-800-542-4426 or visit www.csuchico.edu/admissions


http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions

Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Meetings!
October 2015

BOYS AND GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL INFORMATION MEETINGS

THURSDAY 10/15 12:30 - BRING YOUR LUNCH

GIRLS IN ROOM 221 - BOYS IN ROOM 212

Reading Pals Chico!
October 2015

Give the Gift of Literacy

By fourth grade students are transitioning from learning to read to reading to learn. Only 34% of fourth graders in our public schools in the United States are proficient readers (US Department of Education). Statistically, those who are not proficient by fourth grade are four times less likely to graduate from High School.



Thanks to our Reading Pals volunteers, students within our program double their literacy learning rates each month. Not only are they learning to love reading, but they are succeeding in the classroom as well.



Just one hour a week can make a big difference in the life of a child. Visit us online at www.readingpalschico.org to find out how you can make a difference.



Reading Pals Chico
530.588.0119 • www.readingpalschico.org


http://www.readingpalschico.org

Last Chance Required Graduate Meetings!
October 2015

Last Chance Required Graduate Meetings!

OCTOBER 9TH - 10:30 OR 12:00

Please choose ONE meeting to attend and it is recommended you bring a parent/guardian.



All meetings are scheduled on Fridays at the Cohasset Center.




  1. Group Meeting - This meeting is for students and their parents/guardians. It will last approximately one hour and will cover a broad variety of topics (see below).



    All graduates will receive a folder with important graduation information, which will be addressed in the group meeting.




    • College Planning



      Butte's REG2GO Program, CSU/UC application deadlines, SAT/ACT, College Pre-view days and more


    • Financial Aid



      Federal Application for Student Aid - FAFSA
      Cal Grant
      Scholarship Search
      CASH4 College Work Shop (FAFSA workshop)


    • Graduation Information



      Grad Pictures, yearbook, announcements, paragraph
      Awards
      Resources – Calendar of events for this year
      and MORE!!



  2. Individual Meeting – After the group meeting you will make an individual appointment with Marlene – the School Counselor. At this meeting your individual needs and questions will be addressed. Your high school transcript will be reviewed to be sure you are on track for graduation (both general requirements and a-g requirements if you are on track to apply directly to a 4-year college).




In order to effectively communicate all of the important information that will guide you through this year, your personal email address and your parent/guardian’s personal email address will be collected. ALL GRADUATE INFORMATION WILL BE EMAILED DIRECTLY TO YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL.


CORE Butte Charter School Humboldt Center Picture Day Reminder
October 2015

CORE Butte Charter School Humboldt Center Picture Day

Date: Friday October 2, 2015



Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM



Andy Herzog Photography
http://www.herzogphotographystudio.com/
Phone: 530-809-2557

Juniors - Consider Taking the ACT/SAT This Year.
September 2015

Juniors,



If you are planning on attending a 4-year college right after high school you should consider taking the ACT or SAT during your Junior Year!! You can take them again during the fall of your Senior Year also.



I have handouts in my office on both tests with study resources attached. I also have a comparison handout on the difference between the ACT/SAT.



Click on the links provided to register. I do have fee waivers for those that qualify as Free/Reduced.



When should I take the SAT?

https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/





If you know which schools you'd like to receive your scores, then consider sending them in the spring of your junior year. Colleges see this as a sign of interest and may use scores to qualify you for special campus visits programs, information sessions in your hometown or for scholarships.



When should I take the ACT?

http://www.actstudent.org/regist/




  • Pick a test date that is at least two months ahead of the application deadlines of all the colleges and scholarship agencies you might want to apply to. Scores for the ACT are normally reported within 2–8 weeks after the test date. If you take the ACT with writing, scores will be reported only after all of your scores are available, including writing, normally within 5–8 weeks after the test date.


  • Advantages to testing in your junior year:




    • You've probably completed the coursework corresponding to the test material.


    • You'll have your test scores and other information in time to help you plan your senior year. (For example, you may decide to take an additional class in an area in which your test score was low.)


    • Colleges will know of your interests and have your scores in time to contact you during the summer before your senior year, when many of them are sending information about admissions, course placement, scholarships, and special programs to prospective students.


    • You'll have information about yourself and the schools you're considering prior to your campus visits, making your visits more focused.


    • You'll have the opportunity to retest if you feel your scores don't accurately reflect your abilities in the areas tested.





Marlene Brenden
School Counselor
CORE Butte Charter School
260 Cohasset Road, Suite 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 894-3952 work
(530) 518-6809 cell


Senior Picture Make-Up Day!
September 2015

Senior Picture Make-Up Day

FOR YOUR GRADUATION PICTURE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN with HERZOG PHOTOGRAPHY!



~If you want a custom/professional sitting you must schedule with a alternate photographer of your choice~



WHEN: FRIDAY, October 9, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM



WHERE: CORE BUTTE COHASSET CENTER



ORDER FORM: Pick up at front desk or day of photo shoot – check/cc accepted



TUX AND DRAPE PROVIDED – PICK YOUR PREFERRED PHOTO THAT DAY!



PICTURES DELIVERED TO CORE BUTTE CHARTER IN 3 WEEKS OR EARLIER.



Herzog Photography: www.herzogphotographystudio.com
Andy Herzog: 530-809-2557


CORE Butte High School Volleyball Match Today!
September 2015

CORE BUTTE HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL MATCH AT CHICO COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

TIME: 5:30.


LOCATION: Chico Country Day School – 102 West 11th Street, Chico, CA 95928 – Cross Streets Broadway & Main



PARKING: Parking is available in the parking lot on Broadway or on street parking.



ENTRANCE: Entrance to the school will only be on the Broadway side of the school. Through the gate, proceed through the playground to the gym.



FACILITY: Water ONLY will be allowed in the gym. No food or other drinks.


Parent and Student Handbook
September 2015

Dear Parents, Staff, and CORE Constituents,



What a wonderful start we've had to our 2015-2016 academic year. Our Career Technical Pathways are underway with high participation, our CAASPP scores demonstrate that we are on par and slightly above other students in California, and our opportunities for learning are expanding exponentially at all three of our learning centers, online and throughout the community. Thank you so much for your dedication.



The link below will take you to our Parent/Student handbook for 2015-2016. This booklet contains many required notifications to our parents and students, as well as guidelines for many of our programs.



http://corebutte.org/pdf/2015_2016_Parent_Student.pdf



Best wishes for a productive and meaningful school year,
Sincerely,



Jonelle Pena
Executive Director
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 809-4152 ext 307 Fax (530) 809-4912


http://corebutte.org/pdf/2015_2016_Parent_Student.pdf

Parking at the Humboldt Center
September 2015

The signs are coming down… but the rule is still in place.

Our temporary No Parking signs are coming down this week, but please know that the section of parking spots between our school and Hignell (as well as the parking lot directly behind Hignell’s building) are still not to be used by CORE staff and families.




  • Please park around the back of the parking lot.

  • Please park on the “Entrance” side (1560 driveway) of the parking lot.

  • Please park on the street.

  • If you wish to drop off/pick up (without walking them in/our) your children, please do so at the sidewalk on Humboldt Road.



Thank you for understanding the rules passed down from Hignell.

Affordable Computers From InterConnection
September 2015

InterConnection.org

Computers from $99

InterConnection offers high quality laptops and desktops at affordable prices to qualified individuals and families.



InterConnection's computers include pre-installed Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7. All computer are covered by a 12-month warranty.



You qualify if you are part of or receive any of the following: free or reduced school meals, SNAP/EBT card, WIC voucher, MediCaid, SSDI, SSI, Section 8 housing, TANF or LIHEAP.



Go to www.interconnection.org/lowincome to register.



Questions? Email [email protected]



InterConnection is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.


http://www.interconnection.org/lowincome

Grin and Share it! CBHS Picture Makeups and Retakes!
September 2015

Bring Your Smile!

CORE Butte Charter School
Picture Makeups and Retakes



Monday, September 21, 2015

To order online please visit
herzogphotographystudio.com
and use the order code: 03671MB


Valley Fire Donations
September 2015

In an effort to help those in need, Anderson's and Garcia's homerooms are collecting supplies.

Please bring any livestock feed, pet feed, and household donations to the Ag room by Thursday, September 17th.

Valley Fire Donations
September 2015

In an effort to help those in need, Anderson's and Garcia's homerooms are collecting supplies.

Please bring any livestock feed, pet feed, and household donations to the Ag room by Thursday, September 17th.

Final Math Workshops
September 2015

Parents and Teachers

Chico Mathematics Project CORE Butte Charter Workshops

Fall 2013 Descriptions and Schedule



Presented by Chico State Math Project




Chico Center - Cohasset Site




The Chico Mathematics Project from Chico State is excited to present the following collection of math workshops for CORE Butte teachers and parents.




This is the last workshop.




RSVP https://docs.google.com/a/corebutte.org/forms/d/1jifoqYsGBPXUJ8m7Rxrc8fXtrnVY3qpr83UsYHPF-gc/viewform

CORE Butte Math Workshop






K-2 Presenter: Katrina Gutierres




Friday 12/13,Time:9:00AM -12:00PM

Teachers and parents will become more familiar with the Standards for Mathematical Practice and focus on creating critical thinkers in the classroom.. They will be introduced to Cognitively Guided Instruction, a way to delve into word problems with students to produce analytical thinkers that is based on using developmentally appropriate problems. Developing student modeling of thought processes, vocalizing of ideas, and explaining of their thinking will be emphasized.









9-12 Presenter: Christopher Yakes




Friday 12/13,Time:9:00AM-12:00PM


Dr. Yakes will help teachers and parents understand the overall structure and purpose of each of the Math I, II and III courses. Specific changes in content from the old ’97 California Standards will be addressed, as well as the instructional changes that the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) will require. Finally, the group will explore the new Pearson curriculum and discuss how to best utilize the curriculum and supplement it to teach the new content standards.

Incentive Program Update: Sumdog
September 2015

​Winter Math Practice with SumDog


​CORE Butte students sign up NOW​


​S​ign up​ process​ is very simple. ​ Parents, just fill out this form
https://docs.google.com/a/corebutte.org/forms/d/1f7U4L5nGw59d_Uli2F7MwbYFmekQDN2GvxetBMUaMlY/viewform

Within a day or two, ​you will receive an email with ​your students login information and a tutorial video ​Daniel Hendriks​ created that explains everything. Below​ is attached the tutorial video if anyone is interested in how the program works.

​CORE students are playing games and loving it. ​You can even play against your class friends over the internet.

​Catch some fun with these simple to do math games.​

Click here for the tutorial created by Daniel Hendriks.

Second Annual North State Manufacturing Expo Tour at CSU, Chico
September 2015

Manufacturing Expo at Chico State • 9 AM - 3 PM • October 1

Register Now for Lab Tours



STEM and Technology Instructors: The Manufacturing Expo is designed to show your students the world of possibilities in manufacturing and demonstrate the exciting opportunities that education provides. All events are free. You can participate in 2 ways:




  • Tours of Chico State Technology Labs – pre-registration required

  • Manufacturing Exhibits – self-guided, open to all



Tours of Chico State Technology Labs

Guided Tours meet at 9:00, 10:15, 11:30, 12:45, and 2:00
Pre-Registration is required and space is limited



Guided tour of Chico State technology labs guided by Chico State manufacturing students (allow 1.25 hours).




  • Material Testing Lab

  • Computer Aided Design Lab

  • Robotics Lab

  • Material Removal and Computer Aided Lab

  • Polymers Manufacturing Lab

  • Material Joining and Metal Casting Lab

  • Thermal Fluids Lab



There are five tour tracks meeting at each time period. Each tour track can accommodate 24 guests. All tours will visit the same labs, but in a different order. You must pre-register for the number of students participating.



Register for Tours:
Contact The Training Place, Butte College
530-895-9015
[email protected]





Manufacturing Exhibits

Open 9:00 to 3:00 in BMU 100 • Self-Guided • No Registration required



Meet local manufacturers and learn about their products and processes. Job boards at each booth will display the typical jobs available for each level of education and the typical salary range. All exhibitors have been encouraged to create interactive, hands-on experiences for the visitors. You can make the most of this by instructing your students to research the companies and prepare questions before they arrive. We will send you a list of exhibitors in a follow-up email.



Copyright © 2014 California North State Manufacturer's Directory, All rights reserved.

http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7beb55ff3eef86859e1889668&id=0213f3dda1&e=a0df3af553

CORE Butte Charter School Humboldt Center Picture Day
September 2015

CORE Butte Charter School Humboldt Center Picture Day

Date: Friday October 2, 2015



Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM



Andy Herzog Photography
http://www.herzogphotographystudio.com/
Phone: 530-809-2557

CBHS Back to School Night!
September 2015

Back To School Night

CORE Butte High School



Join us at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 15th.



Please come and bring your parents. You’ll start the evening in homeroom, then rotate to all your classes.


Requesting Fall Field Trips 2015 Deadline Reminder
September 2015

The deadline for signing up for field trips is Thursday, September 10th.
Requesting Fall Field Trips 2015

Please stop by and check out both sides of our field trip page at http://www.corebutte.org/fieldtrips.php
or find us on the Core butte webpage under family resources



Please read this important information for field trip requests.




  • On the School Organized Activities page, you will find a Book It Now button, which takes you to the field trip REQUEST form.

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY A REQUEST.

  • You will receive an email confirmation listing the field trips you are registered for in September.

  • Families will be allowed to request up to 5 Fall field trips.

  • Field trip requests will be open until Thursday, September 10, 2015.

  • The field trip coordinator will let families and PLTs know the field trips they received.

  • PLTs will be informed of the EU amount they need to submit for each family to cover the field trips.

  • Student EU’s will now cover the cost of CORE students and 1 (ONE) parent chaperone per CORE family.

  • The fee for adults and non-CORE students is to be given to Debbie Evans at the Humboldt office. Only checks or exact cash is accepted.

  • Specific instructions about where to meet are included on the website under the field trip descriptions.

  • One week prior to each field trip, families who are registered will receive a reminder email with all the important information.

  • Please check out the website for our field trip activity response worksheet as well as links to each field trip, many of which have extra resources.



Questions about field trips should be directed to the field trip coordinator at [email protected].



If you can not attend a field trip you are registered to attend, you MUST email the field trip coordinator to cancel. Thanks!


http://www.corebutte.org/fieldtrips.php

PSAT Sign-up October 14 test
September 2015

CORE Butte PSAT Sign-Up - October 14th test



The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.



The PSAT will be given at CORE Butte for the 2015 - 2016 school year on Wednesday October 14th from 9-12. This is open to ALL High School students but highly recommended for 10th/11th grades. The cost will be $15 and student EUs may be used. Study guides will be available in the fall for pick up at the front desk of CORE Butte High School.



Results will be available in December.



A direct link to this form is on the CORE Butte website at: www.corebutte.org. Click Counseling Tab and on the right under Test Registration is a PSAT sign-up link.



Additional information about the test can be found at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html



Study Information:



http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html



Click Link below to be taken directly to sign-up sheet.



http://goo.gl/forms/06Sf3AYJKn


CSF Application Period Is Now Open!
September 2015

CSF Application Period Now Open - Month of September 2015



CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of September



We are now accepting applications for FALL Term 2015 (Second Semester (spring) grades from the 2014/2015 school year). The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership.



WHAT IS CSF?



The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signified excellence in academic achievement. Students who maintain membership for a minimum of four terms during their 10th - 12th years are awarded LifeTime Membership. LifeTime members are honored as seniors by receiving:




  • a CSF Lifetime pin

  • a separate CSF gold seal diploma

  • an Honor Cord/tassel to wear at graduation



A direct link to apply on the CORE Butte site is listed below:



http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php


Graduation Pictures
September 2015

FOR YOUR GRADUATION PICTURE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN with HERZOG PHOTOGRAPHY!



If you want a custom/professional sitting you must schedule with alternate photographer of your choice



WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM



WHERE: CORE BUTTE COHASSET CENTER



ORDER FORM: Pick up at front desk or day of photo shoot – check/cc accepted



TUX AND DRAPE PROVIDED – PICK YOUR PREFERRED PHOTO THAT DAY!



PICTURES DELIVERED TO CORE BUTTE CHARTER in 3 WEEKS OR EARLIER.



Herzog Photography: www.herzogphotographystudio.com



Andy Herzog: 530-809-2557


Required Graduation Meetings!
September 2015

REQUIRED GRADUATION MEETINGS

For ALL 2015/2016 CORE Butte Graduates




  1. Group Meeting - This meeting is for students and their parents/guardians. It will last approximately one hour and will cover a broad variety of topics (see below).



    All graduates will receive a folder with important graduation information, which will be addressed in the group meeting.




    • College Planning



      Butte's REG2GO Program, CSU/UC application deadlines, SAT/ACT, College



      Pre-view days and more


    • Financial Aid



      Federal Application for Student Aid - FAFSA



      Cal Grant



      Scholarship Search



      CASH4 College Work Shop (FAFSA workshop)


    • Graduation Information



      Grad Pictures, yearbook, announcements, paragraph


    • Awards


    • Resources – Calendar of events for this year


    • and MORE!!



  2. Individual Meeting – After the group meeting you will make an individual appointment with Marlene – the School Counselor. At this meeting your individual needs and questions will be addressed. Your high school transcript will be reviewed to be sure you are on track for graduation (both general requirements and a-g requirements if you are on tract to apply directly to a 4-year college).



    In order to effectively communicate all of the important information that will guide you through this year, your personal email address and your parent/guardian’s personal email address will be collected. ALL GRADUATE INFORMATION WILL BE EMAILED DIRECTLY TO YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL.



    Please choose ONE meeting to attend and it is recommended you bring a parent/guardian.



    All meetings are scheduled on Fridays at the Cohasset Center.







Date
Time





September 4th
10:00


September 4th
12:00


September 11th
10:00


September 11th
12:00


September 18th
10:00


September 18th
12:00


September 25th
10:00


September 25th
12:00



CBHS Spirit Week!
September 2015

Show Your C.B.H.S Spirit!

Spirit week
September 8-10



Tuesday September 8




  • DRESS UP- CORE Spirit Day

  • RALLY- Free Pizza @12:30



Wednesday September 9




  • DRESS UP- Twin Day



Thursday September 10




  • DRESS UP- Decades Day

  • HOMEROOM EVENT- 2nd AnnualLip Sync Battle

  • ATHLETIC EVENT- Soccer Game 3 p.m. @Wildwood Park
    


Requesting Fall Field Trips 2015
September 2015

Requesting Fall Field Trips 2015

Please stop by and check out both sides of our field trip page at http://www.corebutte.org/fieldtrips.php
or find us on the Core butte webpage under family resources



Please read this important information for field trip requests.




  • On the School Organized Activities page, you will find a Book It Now button, which takes you to the field trip REQUEST form.

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY A REQUEST.

  • You will receive an email confirmation listing the field trips you are registered for in September.

  • Families will be allowed to request up to 5 Fall field trips.

  • Field trip requests will be open until Thursday, September 10, 2015.

  • The field trip coordinator will let families and PLTs know the field trips they received.

  • PLTs will be informed of the EU amount they need to submit for each family to cover the field trips.

  • Student EU’s will now cover the cost of CORE students and 1 (ONE) parent chaperone per CORE family.

  • The fee for adults and non-CORE students is to be given to Debbie Evans at the Humboldt office. Only checks or exact cash is accepted.

  • Specific instructions about where to meet are included on the website under the field trip descriptions.

  • One week prior to each field trip, families who are registered will receive a reminder email with all the important information.

  • Please check out the website for our field trip activity response worksheet as well as links to each field trip, many of which have extra resources.



Questions about field trips should be directed to the field trip coordinator at [email protected].



If you can not attend a field trip you are registered to attend, you MUST email the field trip coordinator to cancel. Thanks!


http://www.corebutte.org/fieldtrips.php

Every Kid in a Park
September 2015

Dear Parents,



Starting today, fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website (https://www.everykidinapark.gov/) to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. The pass is valid for the 2015-2016 school year and grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally-managed sites. Please take advantage of this great opportunity.



https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/01/administration-launches-every-kid-park-pass



Jonelle Pena



Executive Director
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926



(530) 809-4152 ext 307 Fax (530) 809-4912


Vision and Hearing Screenings
September 2015

Vision and Hearing Screenings

Date:
Tuesday October 13, 2015
Time:
By Appointment starting at 9:00AM
Location:
CORE Butte Charter School Humboldt Center



Please call any of CORE Butte Charter School’s front desks to schedule an appointment.


Title 1 School-Wide Intervention Program Annual Parent Meeting
August 2015

Title 1 School-Wide Intervention Program
Annual Parent Meeting


*Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
*Time: 9:00-10:00 AM
*Where: Core Humboldt Center
*What: Please join us to learn more about our Title 1 school-wide program.
Our Title 1 program helps support students in foundational math and reading skills.

Learn more about the program including the qualification process, assessments used, compact agreement and answer any questions.

*If you know you have a child signed up to work in a Title 1 intervention/coaching group with Mr. Hendricks, Mrs. Lee or Mrs. Vaught please make sure you attend.

*** Coffee and refreshments will be provided ***

Looking forward to seeing you there!

----------------------------------

Parents’ Right to Know
The Parents' Right to Know provision requires that two types of communication be provided to parents of students in Title I schools.

Parent notification by district: A district receiving Title I funds must send a notification to parents, informing them of their right to request information on the qualifications of their child's teacher. The information that the district must provide (if requested) includes the following:

Whether or not the teacher has met the certification requirements of the state.
Whether or not the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional status.
The bachelor's degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher in the field or discipline of his or her certificate or degree.
Whether or not the child receives service from a paraprofessional and, if so, his or her qualifications.
Parent notification by school: Additionally, schools receiving federal Title I Funds must send parents certain information in a timely manner, in a language that is understandable, to the extent that is feasible. Title I schools must provide the following:

Information on the child’s level of achievement on state assessments.
Timely notice that the child has been assigned to or been taught by a teacher who does not meet the highly qualified teacher requirements for four or more consecutive weeks.
Parent notifications are meant to encourage parent involvement and improve communication between the family and the school. Districts and schools have a great deal of flexibility in designing these notices. NCLB describes the minimum amount of information to be provided. Districts and schools can provide additional information to ensure that parents more fully understand the notification. Contact your principal to determine whether your school receives Title I funds and whether these parent notification requirements apply to your school.

Jen Vaught
Reading Coach/Title 1 Teacher

Charter Advisory and Title 1 Compact Review Meeting Invitation
August 2015

Friday, August 21st, CORE will be host a Charter Advisory and Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting in the ADMIN wing of the Cohasset learning center from 9:30am to 11:30am. We will be reviewing our Local Control Accountability Plan goals, our upcoming WASC Self-Study, CAASPP participation rates, and more. We will also be conducting our annual review and recommendations to CORE's Title 1 Compact.

We welcome your attendance and participation. The full agenda can be found on our website

http://corebutte.org/downloads/meetings/Charter_Council/150821_CACagenda.pdf

CA High School Proficiency Exam Information
August 2015

What is the CHSPE?
The California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) is a voluntary test that assesses proficiency in basic
reading, writing, and mathematics skills taught in public schools.

The CHSPE consists of two test sections:
mathematics and English-language arts (ELA). The ELA section has two subtests (reading and language). Eligible
persons who pass both parts of the CHSPE are awarded a Certificate of Proficiency by the State Board of
Education. The test is given in English only.

Who is eligible to take the CHSPE?
You may take the CHSPE only if on the test date, you:
• are at least 16 years old, or
• have been enrolled in the tenth grade for one academic year or longer, or
• will complete one academic year of enrollment in the tenth grade at the end of the semester during which the next
regular administration will be conducted. (Regular administrations are the fall and spring administrations each
school year.)

Certificate of Proficiency
California law requires that the Certificate of Proficiency be equivalent to a high school diploma. Institutions that are subject to California law and that require a high school diploma must accept a Certificate of Proficiency. A student who receives a Certificate of Proficiency may, with verified parental approval, leave high school early. The Certificate of Proficiency, however, is not equivalent to completing all course work required for regular graduation from high school. Speak to your school counselor to understand the benefits of the Certificate of Proficiency. This certificate meets the federal financial aid requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent. If you are planning to continue your studies in a college or university, contact the admissions office so that you may understand its requirements and whether or not the CHSPE certificate will be accepted.

For More Information
Additional information about the examination, visit the CHSPE Web site or call 1-866-342-4773.

http://www.chspe.net

Tennis and Gold Classes
August 2015

Tennis and Golf Classes

I will be offering both beginner and intermediate/advanced tennis classes and junior/high golf classes again this semester. We have had a great deal of fun learning tennis and golf in the past and I believe this semester will be the same. There are separate classes for beginner and intermediate/advanced tennis and junior high/high school golf that run concurrently in different time slots.



The goal of the classes is to introduce students to the games of tennis and golf and then help them develop the skills that will make the games more interesting and fun. Beginner tennis classes are open to students in grade 4th grade through 8th grade (Junior High students who are beginners should choose this class). The intermediate tennis is open to any student who would be considered an intermediate/advanced player. The junior high/high school golf class is open to those who have are in those grades. Tennis students must bring their own tennis racquet and one can of new balls to donate to the class, and golf students should have clubs to use (however I do have some clubs if a student can not furnish their own).



LOCATIONS:




  • Tennis – 20th Street Park Tennis Courts

  • Golf – Tuscan Ridge Golf Course – on the Skyway halfway to Paradise



CLASS SIZE: Each class is limited to 6 participants. Entrance to the intermediate/advanced class by a younger student requires approval by the instructor. (If you think you are in this category, sign up and I will follow up with a phone call to approve it.)



CLASS LENGTH: Elementary classes are one hour in length and the junior high/high school class is one and one half hours long.



CLASS FEES: Costs for the classes are $100 (units) for each session. A p.o. from your teacher is required before a student may begin.



CLASS DATES:




  • Junior/High School Golf – September 4-December 18

  • Beginning & Intermediate/Advanced Tennis – September 4- December 18



All Classes will meet on Fridays – Weather Permitting



FRIDAY CLASS TIMES:




  • Beginning Tennis 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

  • Intermediate/Adv. Tennis 10:00 - 11:30

  • Junior High/High Golf 12:00 – 1:30



INFORMATION I NEED: If you are interested in enrolling in a class session, please email me [email protected] with the following information:




  • Students Name

  • Teachers Name

  • Class you would like to enroll in

  • Your telephone number (cell preferred) and an email address



Class sizes are limited to first 6 students for each session. Please call if you need more information or have questions at 321-8718 (cell). I will contact you to confirm you are enrolled once I have a P.O. from your teacher.



Frank Koons
CORE Butte High School
Personalized Learning Teacher
Athletic Director
530-321-8718 (Cell)


CBHS Back to School Bash!
August 2015

Join us for CBHS' 1st Annual BACK TO SCHOOL BASH!



Aug. 17th 9AM-Noon



All CORE High School students are invited to take part in the back-to-school rally and community building event! Join us for games, entertainment, and a free bbq!



To be held at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Gym



13539 Garner Ln, Chico


Online Class TK-8 Class Requests
August 2015

Two Class Restriction will be Lifted Tuesday, August 11th
Beginning 8:00am on Tuesday, August 11th, all TK-8 students enrolled for the Fall 2015 semester may log into their Student Portals to request additional classes. Any requests received prior to this time will be processed according to the existing one-block/two-class restrictions.

When planning your student’s schedule, please keep in mind that there is no space for students to wait for their classes at the center. Parents must pick up their students for any unscheduled break in their day.

Class requests are processed in a first-come, first-served basis. Please allow 48-72 hours for your request to be processed. If a student would like to drop a class, the student’s PLT should be contacted as soon as possible to process a DROP request.

You may view class schedules and descriptions from the FAMILY RESOURCES tab of our Website.

To request Fall 2015 classes:

Visit our Student Portal gateway page at www.corebutte.org/gateway.php and click on the STUDENT PORTAL ACCESS link.

Hints:

· Please use the Firefox or Chrome browsers. Internet Explorer and Safari will not work.

· If you do not have access to the portal, please click on the REQUEST A USERNAME & PASSWORD link in the grey box on the right side of www.corebutte.org/gateway.php and we will email you site credentials.

http://www.corebutte.org/gateway.php

Centers Closed Tomorrow!
May 2015

Happy last week of school!
All three centers will be
Closed Wednesday, May 20 at 1:30
for staff meeting and center clean up.
The doors will be locked at that time.
Please do not drop off books
Or schedule appointments after 1:30 on Wednesday.
Thank you!


2015 Board and Charter Council Elections
May 2015

Dear CORE Families and Staff,

CORE has had an exciting, fast-paced, and extremely successful year.

Our elementary students have begun to dig deeper into the new California State Standards, thinking more deeply and critically about their academics, while learning to express themselves more succinctly in writing. Our teachers are so proud of the results.

Our high school students have been given new opportunities for career and college preparation through pathways that include Animal Science, American Sign Language, Health and Medical fields, and next year, Information Technology. Each of these pathways will follow all of the requirements to be considered valid preparation for further college study, or in some cases, directly into entry level jobs in these fields.

I want to commend our entire staff for their willingness to stretch the boundaries of learning, embracing each new challenge with eager enthusiasm. Our school leaders, Mary Cox and Linda Scherba, have done an excellent job supporting the teachers and setting the vision for academic excellence and exploration.

Our Board of Directors, Charter Council, Facilities Committee, and our internal leaders on the CSI team, all deserve high regard for their intense interest in seeing CORE become the best possible school. This outstanding leadership has set the bar for CORE, and I am so excited to see what the new year will bring.

Currently, we are electing new members to our Board and to our Charter Advisory Council. Each of the candidates has prepared a statement regarding their desire to run for a position on the CAC or Board (below).

Please stop by the front desk at any one of the centers to cast your ballot for the Board and Charter Advisory Council members any time between May 13 and May 19. The results will be announced via Blackboard on May 20.

All the best,

Jonelle Pena
CORE Logo
Executive Director
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 894-3952 Fax (530) 566-9819


CORE Butte Charter School Board Representative Candidates

Norma Fatchen
I would like to put forward my name as a potential candidate for CORE Butte Charter’s Board of Directors. My name is Norma Fatchen. I have two students at CORE; a freshman and a 5th grader. We have been with CORE for six years. I have a tremendous respect for the CORE program and would like to be a part of its continued growth.
Relevant Experience:
• Former High School Teacher
• Involved in non-profit fundraising and grant writing for the previous 5 years
• Local Community Member for the past 25 years with longstanding relationships that will benefit the CORE Program.
I am passionate about the learning concept behind CORE. The student-parent-PLT relationship coupled with the multiple educational avenues CORE offers, I believe is the future of education. I would like be further involved.
Thank you for your consideration.

Cherise Miller
Cherise Miller is a longtime Chico resident who has been working in the education field for the past 10 years. Currently, Cherise is an instructor at Butte College, where some of our CORE students attend her classes. Cherise holds a bachelor's degree in Communications and a Masters in Social Work. Married to her husband Brian for 17 years, they have a son attending Chico High. She is dedicated to the idea of offering excellent educational choices for students in Chico.

CORE Butte Charter School Charter Advisory Council Candidates

Cheryl Bunce, Charter Advisory Representative
Hi, my name is Cheryl Bunce and I would like to continue to serve on the Charter Advisory Council for the 2015-2016 school year. I have been involved with CORE Butte Charter school since 2008 when I enrolled my daughter at a 4th grader. My son started here three years ago as a 7th grader. Since we have been here, there has been a lot of growth and many changes at the school. I would love continue to be a part of the positive changes as the school evolves.

Morgan Dietz
I'm interested in being a parent representative. I've been a CORE mom for three years now and feel very comfortable with the way things work here (but am not afraid to seek answers when I need them). I've gotten to know many CORE teachers, built a great network of CORE moms and feel like my voice would represent them, and their families, very well. I'm a vendor too, if you can believe it! I'm a thinker, a doer, and a problem solver. I am not a timid woman, but understand and appreciate the importance of listening first and speaking second. I think I would really enjoy being a representative and I think you would enjoy having me as one too.

Linda Lewis, DVM, MPVM
I am a licensed veterinarian with an advanced degree in public health and epidemiology. My career as an infectious disease epidemiologist has taken me to many parts of this country, Asia and Africa, but first and foremost I am a mom. My youngest, soon to graduate from 8th grade, has attended CORE since the 4th grade. My older child is currently in 9th grade at CBHS. In my professional career, I have extensive experience in evaluating program effectiveness and have worked on all sides of program development (including grant funded programs), from design and implementation to evaluation/ measurement of outcomes. The creation of the Hybrid High School was visionary and a true gift to parents and children in our community. I would like to use my skills and experience as part of the team helping CORE continue to find creative and effective ways to provide the best education and a healthy learning environment for our children. As a medical professional, I'm very excited about contributing to the implementation of the new CBHS medical pathway, and look forward to helping to grow that and other programs at CORE. Having been a CORE parent from elementary grade through high school, I believe I can fully support and advocate for CORE’s continued growth and flexibility in meeting the needs of a diverse group of students and families across the grade levels. I would be honored to have the opportunity to give back to CORE by serving as an Advisory Council member.

CORE Butte Charter School Charter Advisory Council Representative to the Board Candidate

Tami Smith, Charter Advisory Representative, and liaison/Board member
My name is Tami Smith and I am running for the position of parent representative and liaison to the Board for the Charter Advisory Council. I have a daughter who will be in 7th grade and a son who will be in 5th grade for the 2015-2016 school year. This will be our eighth year at CORE and my second year of having students at two different levels (Junior High and Elementary). If elected, it will be my fifth year serving on the Charter Advisory Council and my second year serving as liaison between the Council and the Board. My family feels truly blessed to be a part of the C.O.R.E. community! We appreciate all CORE offers: the flexibility, personal approach, and independence of personalized learning, the wisdom of the personalized learning teachers and other staff, the enrichment courses, trainings, and other activities at the learning centers, the P.O. money that provides for tutoring and extracurricular activities, and the different choices of curriculum. I also have enjoyed being a voice for the parents at our school and appreciate the partnership on the council between the administration, staff, parents, and students who work together to make CORE a strong school that serves our students and their families well. I also appreciate how our comments and questions are always well received and considered by the administration, as it is very reassuring to feel heard. Because of all of these above reasons, I would like to continue serving on the council and continue in my role as liaison. I welcome any questions, concerns, or comments you have throughout the upcoming school year and will be sure to bring them up at the meetings and then get back to you about the outcome. Thank you for your consideration of me for this position.

YEARBOOKS ARE HERE!
May 2015

YEARBOOKS ARE HERE!

Both the high school and K-8 yearbooks have come in and are available for pickup at the centers.



If you didn't pre-order a yearbook we have a limited number of extras available for sale. They are $40 and can be purchased at the front desk of your learning center.

SPORTS BANQUET
May 2015

CORE Butte Charter School Athletes



If you participated on a sports team this school year, please attend the
CBHS Varsity Athletics Banquet



Wednesday, May 13th
6:30pm



Student athletes will earn their Letters and will be celebrated for the hard work and dedication they have shown to the athletic program this school year.



Dessert and beverages will be provided.


Soccer Team at CBHS!!!
May 2015

Parents, Guardians, and Students,



Next fall we are fortunate enough to be able to start a soccer program at CBHS. The team will be open to incoming freshmen through seniors, boys and girls. We are truly looking forward to putting together a great co-ed team that will be able to have fun at the highest level. Experience is not needed. The team will be coached by Mr. Pierson and Mr. Martin, and the season will begin in early September. Since the season start date is so early in the school year, we need to begin planning now.



On Tuesday, May 12th at 12:30pm, we will hold an informational meeting regarding the team. During the meeting we will introduce the coaches, the rules, and the schedule to anyone interested in playing. If your student is at all interested, please have them join us for a brief meeting on May 12th, at 12:30pm in room 211.



Thank you very much for your time and I hope to see many students at the meeting.



Kyle Pierson


Last Call For The Midnight Masquerade!
May 2015

Tickets must be purchased before the end of the day on Thursday; no tickets will be sold at the door!

Tickets on sale April 1st

$25 each or 2 for $45

Venue: CARD Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

7pm -11pm
Doors open at 6:45
No late arrivals past 8:00

Friday May 8th, 2015

10th-12th grade can purchase tickets - 9th grade by invite only
No in and out priviliges

8th Grade Graduation Party!
May 2015

8th Grade Graduation Party!

Who: ALL are welcome to celebrate the 8th grade graduation



What: A party at Madison Bear Garden (food, sodas, music, games)



When: Thursday 5/14 3pm-8pm



Where: 316 W. 2nd St. Chico



Why: Celebrate the 8th graders!



How: $5 per person

End of the year surveys (2015)
May 2015

Dear Parents and Students of CORE Butte Charter School,



As another rewarding year draws to a close, please take the time this week to respond to our annual surveys. The surveys help us affirm what we are doing well, guide us to areas where improvement is needed, and help us plan for the future.



One survey is designed for parents. Please use this link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coreparent2015



The other survey is for students. Please use this link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/COREStudent2015



Some of the questions are specific to CORE. Others are questions asked of parents and students statewide. Your responses are vital to developing a great CORE Butte Charter School Community.



Thank you,



Jonelle Pena



Executive Director
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 809-4152 Fax (530) 809-4912


Resources for an 8th Grade Research Report!
May 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians of 8th Grade Students,



One of the hallmarks of your student's upcoming high school education is developing the ability to read, synthesize and analyze information from a variety of documents, with the goal of developing a research paper that is succinct and informative. Personalized Learning Teacher Geri Clements has provided you with the attached research paper description, rubric for grading, and format for a bibliography. It is an excellent end-of-year project for 8th graders, if you choose to use it. We hope this will help prepare your 8th graders for high school. Thank you all for being such dedicated parents!



Sincerely,



Jonelle Pena



Executive Director
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 809-4152 Fax (530) 809-4912




CBCS Graduation 2015
April 2015

CORE BUTTE CHARTER SCHOOL GRADUATION!



CORE Butte Charter School's graduation ceremonies will be held at Neighborhood Church (2801 NOTRE DAME BLVD, CHICO, CA, 95928) this year!




  • The 8th grade graduation ceremony will begin at 2 pm

  • The 12th grade graduation ceremony will begin at 4 pm


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL MEETING - FALL 2015
April 2015

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL - FALL 2015

ATTENTION GIRLS IN GRADES 8-11 - We will be having an informational/sign up meeting for girls interested in playing volleyball in the fall.




  • Meeting Day: May 12

  • Meeting Time: 12:30

  • Meeting Place: Room 212 (Mr. Koons Room) at the Cohasset Center



If you are unable to make the meeting and would like to play please send an email to: [email protected] and INCLUDE YOUR NAME, EMAIL, CELL PHONE NUMBER, HOME NUMBER, GRADE.



We will be handing out athlete contracts for next year and physical forms so if you are unable to make the meeting please see Mr. Koons for those forms.


Animation/Game Design Certificate from Butte College
April 2015

Animation/Game Design Certificate from Butte College

CORE's teacher LaDawn Hall's husband Dave is teaching 2 of three courses required for this certificate at Butte this summer. If you are interested the Butte Concurrent Enrollment form is due by May 21st. The forms and concurrent process are available at the front desk of the Cohasset Center.



If you take a summer course you can get credit on your CORE Butte transcript - 10 high school credits for each of these courses.



A message from Dave Hall:
Here is a LINK to the summer course schedule and registration info for my two classes (MSP 12 - 2D Animation, MSP42 - Game Design). The courses begin on Monday June 8 and run for 6 weeks. The third class listed at the link is Intro to Computer Graphics. I won't be teaching that this summer, so I'm not recruiting for it directly. Nevertheless, completion of the 3 classes completes the requirements for the Animation & Game Design Certificate. Since I am teaching Game Design and 2D Animation back to back, some students can complete two-thirds of the certificate in 6 weeks. Computer Graphics is offered every Spring and Fall, so students could potentially complete the certificate by the end of the fall semester.


Boys Soccer Meeting for Fall 2015
April 2015

BOYS SOCCER - FALL 2015

We are looking for boys in current grades 8-11 who are interested in playing on a CORE Butte high school soccer team.



We will have an informational meeting to determine the interest and viability for a team for next fall.




  • Meeting Day: May 5

  • Meeting Time: 12:30

  • Meeting Place: Room 211(Mr. Martin's Room) at CBHS



If you are unable to make the meeting and would like to play please send an email to: [email protected] and INCLUDE YOUR NAME, EMAIL, CELL PHONE NUMBER, HOME NUMBER, GRADE.


Aerospace Day at CORE @ The Camptonville Academy
April 2015

Aerospace Day 2015

Friday, April 24th



11:30 AM to 1:30 PM



Activites and fun for the whole family.



Food and beverages for sale.



Meet professional pilots including 77 pilot, Global Hawk pilot and U2 pilot.



Keep an eye out for UAV demonstrations and airplanes flying over.



Find out about our exciting aerospace program at CORE @ The Camptonville Academy.



All the fun takes place at CORE @ The Camptonville Academy.



321 16th St. Marysville, CA 95901



(530)742-2786


Mom's Restaurant Reminder
April 2015

Mom's Restaurant​ ​School of the Month for April 2015​ is ​CORE Butte Charter School!

​Mom's Restaurant is ​very excited to announce that​ ​CORE Butte Charter School is​ their featured school for the month​ of April 2015.



​During the month of April, ​every time ​​any guest orders the 3+2+2 ​Breakfast, Mom's will donate $2 to ​CORE Butte!



This ​breakfast is filled with life’s simple pleasures:



Three eggs, two strips of our house-made bacon & two slices of brioche French toast served with breakfast potatoes for only $8.69.​



Last year, CORE Butte earned over $1,200 when we were the School of the Month for February.



​Take the family out for a treat this month and head to Mom's Restaurant!



Don't forget to bring your K-6 student's Mom's bookmark, completed when they read 5 books, to earn a free breakfast at Mom's.


Butte College Concurrent Enrollment Forms Summer/Fall 2015 Now Available
April 2015

Families,



Butte Concurrent Enrollment Forms are now available at the front desk of the Cohasset Center. We are short on forms until we receive more from Butte so please wait a week or two before picking up forms for the fall.



If you want to register for a summer class please get one ASAP. Summer forms are due by May 21st. BUTTE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT LATE FORMS!




CSU, Chico High School Scholars Program – Fall 2015
April 2015

Fall 2015 information now available!

The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for local high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for a nominal $50 fee1. The objective of the program is to offer local area students access to college courses that have not been filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.


Click HERE for more information.

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

Charter Advisory Council Meeting Invitation
April 2015

Friday, April 17th, CORE will host a Charter Advisory Meeting in the ADMIN wing of the Cohasset learning center from 9:30am to 11:30am. We will be discussing revisions to our English Language Development identification and reclassification process, an Enrollment Compact, 4th - 8th grade Mobility, the Single School District Title 1 Plan, our Local Control Accountability Plan, and more.



We welcome your attendance and participation. The full agenda is here.


http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/150417_CACagenda.pdf

Class Requests Update
April 2015

Online Class Requests Windows 2015-2016

High School Class Requests

High school class requests submitted last week have now been processed. Current high school students may log into their Student Portal system to view classes that they were registered in for the 2015-2016 school year. If additional classes are needed or desired, students may particpate in the next request window which is opening up on Monday, May 11th. Personalized Learning Teachers should be contacted to submit a DROP form on behalf of a student if the student no longer wishes to attend a class that they have been registered into.



April 13th – April 17th

K-8 Home Study Class Requests

All current Kindergarten – 7th grade Home Study students may use this time to request Humboldt and/or Paradise classes for next year. This is a priority-based open window and not first-come first-served. Students should be sure to prioritize classes in the order of importance to them. At the end of the request window, requests will be randomized and every effort will be made to accommodate students’ highest priority classes based upon available space, pre-requisite completion, and course restrictions. We will make every effort to register your student into classes you request, but please keep in mind that all requests may not be filled.



K-5 students will only be registered in one 2-hour block of classes no matter how many blocks they request.



6th - 8th grade students will be limited to only two class enrollments no matter how many classes they request.



We are working on getting Class Descriptions and the Preliminary Class Schedules posted on our website. Look for it soon!
Students may log into their Student Portals on Thursday, April 23rd to see which classes they were registered into. If a student would like to drop a class, the student’s PLT should be contacted as soon as possible to process a DROP request. Additional classes may be requested via the student Portals during the May round of class requests.



May 11th – May 15th

New Student Class Request Window

All new students that have turned in all of their paperwork and completed the enrollment process may use this time to request classes for next year. This is a priority-based open window and not first-come first-served. To better the chances of getting desired classes, students should be sure to prioritize classes in the order of importance to them rather than by timeslot throughout the day. At the end of the request window, requests will be randomized and every effort will be made to accommodate students’ highest priority classes based upon available space, pre-requisite completion, and course restrictions.
Existing CORE students may also participate in this request window.



Students may log into their Student Portals on Wednesday, May 20th to see which classes they were registered into. If a student would like to drop a class, the student’s PLT should be contacted as soon as possible to process a DROP request. Additional classes may be requested via the student Portals throughout the summer.



May 20th – August 18th

First Come First Served Class Requests

All students enrolled for the Fall 2015 semester may log into their Student Portals throughout the summer to request additional classes. Please allow 48 hours for class requests to be processed. If a student would like to drop a class, the student’s PLT should be contacted as soon as possible to process a DROP request.



The Fall 2015 - 2016 Online Class Request Instructions are attached.



To request Fall 2015 classes:



Visit our Student Portal gateway page at www.corebutte.org/gateway.php and click on the STUDENT PORTAL ACCESS link.



Instructions are attached and Frequently Asked Questions are always available for download at the top of the Student Portal page.



You may view class schedules and descriptions from the FAMILY RESOURCES tab of our Website. Class descriptions for Humboldt classes will be posted sometime during the next week. Look for them soon.



Hints:
Please use the Firefox or Chrome browsers. Internet Explorer and Safari will not work.
Remember to select the grade you will be in NEXT year in order to see available classes relevant to your grade.
If you do not have access to the portal, please click on the REQUEST A USERNAME & PASSWORD link in the grey box on the right side of www.corebutte.org/gateway.php and we will email you site credentials.


Midnight Masquerade!
April 2015

Tickets on sale April 1st

$25 each or 2 for $45

Venue: CARD Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

7pm -11pm
Doors open at 6:45
No late arrivals past 8:00

Friday May 8th, 2015

10th-12th grade can purchase tickets - 9th grade by invite only
No in and out priviliges

Cal Skate Party!
April 2015

Join us for a Neon Cal Skate Extravaganza!

When: Thursday, April 23rd from 7-9pm

Where: Cal Skate in Chico

Tickets are $8.00 per person

**Buy your tickets now from any ASB Homeroom Representative, or at the door!!**

Available Computer Resources for 2015-2016
April 2015

Dear Parents,

CORE Butte Charter School offers online access and a computer in the home for students who do not have regular access to this technology. EUs are utilized for this service. If your family has need of internet service and/or a computer for your student to access online learning, please discuss this with your PLT and we will begin arrangements for this service in your home for 2015-2016.

Jonelle Pena

Executive Director
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 809-4152 Fax (530) 809-4912

Seeking Nominations and Volunteers
April 2015

SEEKING NOMINATIONS / VOLUNTEERS

CORE Butte Charter Board of Directors Elections and Charter Advisory Council Elections will be held the first week of May. Several seats are open for next school year. If you are interested in running or re-running for a seat on the Board or the Council, please write a short paragraph about your motivation for serving CORE in this capacity, and send it to Jonelle Pena ([email protected]) as soon as possible.

In addition, if you know of someone that would be a great parent or community representative, please nominate them by sending an email to [email protected] Jonelle will contact them to see if they are interested in running.

The elected Board members help determine broad educational governing policy in accordance with charter law and California Ed code, approve school finances, and review school performance data. Elected officials serve a two year term.

The Charter Advisory Council makes recommendations to the Board of Directors and serves as our school site council regarding the development of the overall school plan, the expenditures for Title 1 Funds, educational programs and instructional strategies. Elected members serve a one year term with one member serving as a representative to the Board of Directors.

Your contribution to help CORE achieve success for EVERY student is deeply appreciated.

Jonelle Pena

Executive Director
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 809-4152 Fax (530) 809-4912

A Short Survey From CORE!
April 2015

Dear Parents & Guardians,

CORE experiences it's greatest fluctuation in enrollments and withdrawals (referred to as mobility) between the 4th and 8th grades. We would like to know how to provide more support to home school parents whose children are in this age range. This link will take you to a very short one page survey, designed to discover how to best help you.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/4th-8th_Mobility_Survey

The survey is confidential and anonymous, and should take only about five minutes to complete.

Thank you so much for sharing this valuable information to help us improve CORE's unique educational program.

Sincerely,

Jonelle Pena

Executive Director
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 809-4152 Fax (530) 809-4912

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/4th-8th_Mobility_Survey

CAASPP Testing Schedule
April 2015

Dear CORE Parents,



One of the BEST things about our school is…



The state of California gives Charter Schools an open-hand in how we educate our students. The state provides Charters with the freedom to educate our students “OUR OWN WAY”. This is very cool and freeing for parents, and drives our teacher’s passions to meet the needs of the student’s individually as they learn grade level standards.



One of the few “real” expectations from the state in exchange for this freedom is for us to show how well our students understand, and have mastered, the standards. The states’ selected method for ensuring that Charter School students are learning is the CAASPP test, which takes place in April. This actually makes sense, since CAASPP is the only measure at the moment; and the CAASPP test gives us an opportunity to demonstrate and share in the responsibility that we are getting the job done well. Taxpayers want reassurance that the money allocated to Charters and other schools is being used wisely and effectively.



The only control we do have is to be in the position to allow parents the freedom to teach their own children using the best methods the parents, guardians, and teachers see fit. The old saying is appropriate: Freedom isn't free.



Charter Schools are also held to a higher standard for participation rate, at 95%. This rate is one criteria that is evaluated to keep our charter open. If we have less than 95% of our students test, the charter can be revoked. So we need your help ensuring that all of our students take the CAASPP test in the upcoming weeks.



We have worked hard to make testing easy, convenient, and really fun for the kids. We provide snacks, and kids get to see their friends.



Students have until the last day of school to complete the assessments; just in case they are ill or cannot come to one of the sessions. Students could finish an assessment at your Turn-in meeting (without parent) or you may need to make arrangements to finish the test with your PLT at a different time.



Please reassure your child that this is an adaptive test. Each time they answer a question the next one will be at the same level, an easier level or a harder level. That means the questions will get harder until they miss one, and then the questions will get easier. They should be told to expect this, and NOT worry about not knowing an answer. It is part of the test design, and how the test works.



Please reassure your child that this will NOT affect their grade in a subject and it will NOT effect if they get to move to the next grade in the fall.



Please let your child know that all kids in California are taking this test for the first time for a score, just like they are. Please tell them to do their best AND not to worry about it. They should sit back, do their best, relax during the process, eat a snack, and enjoy their friends.



We have set up group testing as a convenience for parents, teachers, and students.



Sincerely,



Linda Scherba



CORE Butte Charter School



K-8 Director



Click HERE for the testing schedule.

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/ParentCAASPPScheduleK8andParadise2015.pdf

CORE Butte Book Fair Online!
March 2015

Missed the Book Fair at the Parent Seminar?

No worries… ​ CORE Butte BOOK FAIR ONLINE



​Shop​ 10 days only!​ 3/22/2015 - 4/4/2015​
Choose your books online ​
There’s a great selection to choose from.
Use either of the following links.



Here is the direct link ​to our CORE Butte School account ​for your online book fair:



http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3486004



You can also find the online fair by going to www.scholastic.com/fair and searching by state and city.


http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3486004

Imagine the Possibilities! Session Schedule Attached!
March 2015

CORE Butte Charter



Imagine the Possibilities

Parent Seminar




​Including:




Cyberstrong Kids online program




Pinterest CORE Page




CORE Store (Adult and Kids T-shirts)




​Shady Creek




Vendors' flyers and information





RSVP and Registration​









​Session Schedule is attached​


Friday March 27th

8:30am – 3:00pm

Elks Lodge, Chico, Ca

Continental Breakfast & Lunch





CORE Butte Fund Raiser

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR





Please click below to RSVP



https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T7NV5DH

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/2015ImaginethePossibilitiesFinalSchedule.pdf

It's time for Re-Enrollment!!!
March 2015

It's time for Re-Enrollment!!!

Hello CORE Families!


Each year it is vital that CORE updates your family emergency information as well as confirming your agreement to the Parent / Student handbook and other procedures.

If you plan to continue with CORE Butte Charter school for the 2015-2016 school year, you will need to Re-Enroll using the Reg Online application found on our website.

Please try to complete this process in a timely manner so we can anticipate our returning enrollments for the next school year. The application should take about 15 minutes to complete and it requires your Public Household Portal Login and Password. This information will be provided to you by your Personalized Learning Teacher.



REMINDER: STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIGN UP FOR CLASSES FOR THE 2015 - 2016 SCHOOL YEAR WITHOUT RE-ENROLLING FIRST



How to Complete the Online Registration for Re-enrollment Process:

1.) Go to corebutte.org (use Google Chrome (preferred) or Firefox only) and select the About Us drop-down menu. Hover over the Enrollment tab and select the Returning Enrollment link.



2.) Click on the Continuing Students Re-Enrollment Application link and complete the self-guided online registration.



3.) Turn-in the Printed Confirmation page (Step 5) to your Personalized Learning Teacher ASAP.



IMPORTANT REMINDERS:



Students Entering 7th Grade for the 2014-2015 School Year:

By law, 7th grade students who do not have proof of receiving a Tdap booster shot on file will not be able to start school until copy of the medical records are provided to the school. If immunizations are against your personal beliefs, take the ATTACHED Personal Beliefs Exemption form to your doctor or the local health department. Return to CORE once the form has been signed by both the healthcare practitioner and the parent/guardian. These Personal Belief Exemption waivers must be signed within 6 months of the next school year and only at the time of 7th grade entry. Any prior Personal Beliefs Exemption waivers for the Tdap vaccine, for your current KN-6th grade student, will be void and must be re-done.





Proof of Residency:

If you update your physical address, you must turn in a new Proof of Residency (copy of a current utility bill, rental/lease agreement, letter from shelter, or hotel/motel receipt) to your Personalized Learning Teacher.





For any issues navigating the online application, please contact David at 894-3952 x 204.

Thank you for enrolling your student with CORE!

IMPORTANT! Chico Sports Club Information
March 2015

Dear Parents and Students of CORE Butte High School,

The Chico Sports Club has asked that our students no longer use their cafe and lobby to visit, do homework, or pass the time. Due to a small number of students whose behavior is not conducive to the environment at the club, they have asked that students find another location for between class and lunch activities. I know that you will encourage your students to use the highest level of respect as they move to a different location. The CORE Butte High School library is open for quiet study. Students who participate in physical education classes at the Chico Sports Club may continue to do so.

Sincerely,

Jonelle Pena

Executive Director
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 809-4152 Fax (530) 809-4912

Summer Flight Academy!
March 2015

Thursday, April 2, 12:30 there is a summer flight academy presentation in room 221 at the Cohasset Center. Attached is the flyer for information. Anyone interested should plan to attend the meeting.



For High School Students only



Applications available at the front desk of the Cohasset Center or email Marlene and she will send a PDF version



- [email protected]

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/summerFlightAcademy2015.png

Prom Project 2015!
March 2015

12th Annual Prom Project
Saturday March 28th 130 West 6th Street Chico 6th Street Center for Youth

10am –3pm

FREE

Prom Dresses and Suits for High School Student who need assistance!
Prom is an important milestone in many teen’s lives. Financial hardships shouldn’t stand in the way.

For more information call Lauren 894-8008


EPIC LUAU!
March 2015

This is a reminder that the CORE EPIC CLASS is sponsoring an afternoon activity for all Middle School Students! (Whether or not they attend classes at the center)



The activity will be a LUAU on Tuesday, March 24th from 1:15 to 3:00 pm at the Humboldt Center. The EPIC Class will provide LUAU Refreshments and
Team Building Fun Activities for all in attendance. Come and make new friends, visit with old friends, build new C.C.R.U.S.T. skills(Communication, Cooperation, Respect, Understanding, Support and Trust).



Students who attend groups, classes or clubs at this time will be excused to come to the event.


Imagine The Possibilities Parent Seminar 2015 Reminder
March 2015

CORE Butte Charter School

Imagine the Possibilities
Parent Seminar


RSVP

Friday March 27th
8:30am – 3:00pm
Elks Lodge, Chico, Ca
Continental Breakfast & Lunch


CORE Butte Fund Raiser
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR


Please click below to RSVP

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T7NV5DH




Class of 2015 Senior Trip Meeting!
March 2015

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2015!

Senior Trip Meeting

When: Thursday, March 12th
Where: Mrs. Ruby’s Room, 215 @ the Cohasset Site
Time: At lunch, 12:30 PM

*This is a parent-sponsored trip. CORE Butte Charter School is not responsible for its organization or event.

For questions or for more information, contact Kirsten O’Brien: [email protected]

This meeting is for students. Another meeting will be held at a latter for parents.


Imagine The Possibilities Parent Seminar 2015
March 2015

CORE Butte Charter School

Imagine the Possibilities
Parent Seminar


RSVP

Friday March 27th
8:30am – 3:00pm
Elks Lodge, Chico, Ca
Continental Breakfast & Lunch


CORE Butte Fund Raiser
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR


Please click below to RSVP

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T7NV5DH




Vaccine Awareness 2
March 2015

Vaccine Safety

Please click here and here to view the PDFs.

Softball Team Meeting
March 2015

Softball Team Meeting:

All girls interested in playing softball, there will be a team meeting tomorrow, March 5th, at 12:30, in room 211 (Mr. Martin's Room).


Vaccine Awareness 1
March 2015

Vaccine Safety

Please click here to view the PDF.

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/vaccineSafety.pdf

Incentive Program Update
March 2015

Incentive Program Update

The Incentive program is underway!

If you have not kept up with the Renaissance Place computer testing, there is still time to get three tests in by April 10th!

(The fourth Renaissance test will take place at the end of the year for everyone)

Keep track of your progress on the Math and Reading programs if you are hoping to qualify for the Level 2 and Level 3 prizes. At this point, if you have not started one of these programs, time has expired to begin one of them for Level 2 & 3 achievement.

A couple things to remember:

- To participate, Level 1 is the required first task.
- Level 2 and Level 3 are optional tasks.
- Prizes to be earned:
Level 1- Cal Skate Party,
Level 2 – Ice Cream Party,
Level 3 – Bowling Party

Keep up the GREAT WORK!

The Incentive Team

p.s. If you need a refresher on how to use Renaissance Place computer test, please view the video tutorial here.

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/IncentiveProgram.mp4

Yearbook Pre-order Deadline!!!
March 2015

March 12th is the deadline to purchase a pre-ordered CBHS or K-8 yearbook for $35!

They can be purchased at any of the sites.



After March 12th, the price will be $40 only until we run out of them.



This year we are not ordering a lot of extra copies because we have produced two yearbooks.



Both yearbook classes are really excited about what they have produced.



Make sure you are not left out when they are passed out.



Buy before March 12th.


CBHS Study Labs
March 2015

Study Labs Are Now Open at Our High School!

Extra help on homework, projects, and classwork now available!

Mondays 11:00-1:00
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30-1:00, 2:00-4:00
Cohasset Site, Room 215

Questions? -Contact Mrs. Ruby or Mrs. Pfister


CAASPP Testing Preparation
February 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The smarter balanced CAASPP test in math and English is coming in April, and I wanted to give you the opportunity to run your kids through the practice test so they all know how to use the system and utilize tools throughout the test. If you follow the guidelines in this announcement, it will give your kids the opportunity to ‘practice’ for the real test and have fun doing it with you!

Test dates and schedules are almost set, and will be published in March.

Remember, 95% of our students must test for us to be eligible for Charter School Funding. Thanks for taking the time to prepare your students!

Go to:
http://capt.tds.airast.org/student
Click on Sign In - leaving Guest as the preset option
Select the Grade your child is in and Click YES

You then have 3 test opportunity choices in Math and 3 in English.
Your kids will be taking the Performance Task in math and English when it really counts in April, so practicing this one would be good for them.
The Training Test in math and English is to learn how to use the tools for the real test, this would also be good to practice.
The Practice Test in math and English is a sample of what they will be taking in math and English in April when it really counts

The pre-set options will be individualized for both of them in the real test. You will see them when you click on on a test choice. You can leave them as they are right now but they might change for the real test.

Click on Select
Click on Start my test

In the next screen you can scroll down and see all the things available to your kids. Be sure to scroll down all the way and walk them through the directions. In the real test, teachers will not be able to help them at all. After reviewing -
Click Begin Test Now

This test will not be scored and they will not be told if it is right or wrong. This is just a practice of the logistics of taking the test.


Have fun doing this! The kids who practiced last year enjoyed the format and sailed through the test.

​Jonelle Pena

Executive Director
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 809-4152 Fax (530) 809-4912

http://capt.tds.airast.org/student

GOLF TEAM Meeting
February 2015

GOLF TEAM Meeting:

Meeting for all interested in playing high school golf this Spring. Boys or girls are welcome.

DAY: This Thursday 02/26/15

WHERE: Room 212 - Mr. Koons

If you are unable to attend but would like to get the information please email Mr. Koons at [email protected]

RESCHEDULED!!! Army Recruiters to be on CBHS campus-March 3rd
February 2015

RESCHEDULED!! Originally to be here today - Tuesday 2/24

All interested students (CBHS and Independent Study) are invited.

On Tuesday 3/3 from 11:30-1:30 we will have a table set up at CBHS for Army Recruiters Sean P Wilson - Sergeant First Class and Kevin W. Dubose - Staff Sergeant to talk to any students interested. This is formally for 11/12th grade students but I am sure they will talk to anyone with questions.


They want to share information about job skills and career options available by enlisting in the Army. There are over 150 careers students can pick from. They will also cover college benefits students will be entitled to while they are serving and when they leave the military.

CORE Butte FFA Drive-Thru Tri Tip Dinner Sale!
February 2015

CORE Butte FFA Drive-Thru Tri Tip Dinner Sale






When: March 5th 4:30pm-7:00pm

Where: CORE Butte High School (Cohasset Center)

What: Help us raise money to purchase our ag vehicle!!!!!

Dinner Includes: Dinner for 4- Whole Cooked Tri Tip, rolls, beans, salad, and home made dessert.

Get your ticket now! $35 checks made payable to CORE FFA. Presale only. Sale ends February 26th.

Contact an FFA boosters parent or Mrs. Anderson!
Tickets can also be purchased at the Humboldt and Cohasset Sites.

CSF Application Period Now Open!
February 2015

CSF Application Period Now Open

CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of February

We are now accepting applications for Spring Term 2015 (First Semester grades from the 2014/2015 school year). The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership.

WHAT IS CSF?

The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signifies excellence in academic achievement. Students who maintain membership for a minimum of four terms during their 10th - 12th years are awarded LifeTime Membership. LifeTime members are honored as seniors by receiving:

- A CSF Lifetime pin

- A separate CSF gold seal diploma

- An Honor Cord/tassel to wear at graduation

A direct link to apply on the CORE Butte site is listed below:

http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

CORE Creates Expo and Talent Show
February 2015

C.O.R.E. Creates 2015

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Student Expo 5:00pm-6:00pm
Talent Show 6:00pm-7:00pm
260 Cohasset Ste. 120

Showcase your talents & accomplishments, and come celebrate the diversity and creativity of our school!


Student EXPO & Art Showcase
Submit the attached form to the front desk at any 3 centers by 2/12/15. Submit projects for display the between 2/17/15 and 12pm 2/18/15.
Contact Jaime Happ with questions at [email protected]

Talent Show
Mandatory Try Outs: February 11th at 2:00 at the Cohasset site
Submit your entry form at the time of tryouts.
Contact Kathy Severin with questions at 530-228-4190 or [email protected]

K-8 Yearbook Purchase Reminder!
February 2015

2014-15 K-8 Yearbook​




The yearbook class is so excited about the first ever K-8 yearbook.
Don't be left out during the last week of school.

We are accepting orders at the front desk of both the Humboldt Center
and Paradise center.

The cost of the yearbook is $35 until March 12th.

Families of 8th graders-
We are ​requesting​ your student's baby pictures.

Please email them to [email protected] or you can leave a picture in Mrs. Clements' box at the Humboldt Center.

We are also seeking 1/4 page 8th grade ads for $25.

This is a great way to celebrate their promotion and support the yearbook.

Any questions, please contact Geri Clements 530-518-6877.


Thanks,
​Geri
Yearbook Teacher

CBHS Yearbook Purchase Reminder
February 2015

The time to pre-order a CBHS yearbook is coming down to the wire. The final date will be March 12th to purchase a yearbook for $35. After the order is placed, the yearbook price will go up. Don't be left out on the last week of school. You may purchase your yearbook at the front desk from Shannon or from Amber (Paradise).

Also Senior Families- we still have a couple of pages left for Senior Ads. The price of the ad includes the yearbook. If you have already purchased a yearbook, you would just pay the difference. This is a great way to celebrate graduation and support the yearbook class.

1/4 page Senior ad + yearbook $55
1/2 page Senior ad + yearbook $85
Full page Senior ad + yearbook $125

Any questions email Mrs. Clements [email protected] or call her 530-518-6877

Prom Committee!
February 2015

CORE Butte Charter’s High School Prom

Interested in helping plan Prom this year?

Join the Prom Committee!

• Weekly meetings: Mondays, 12:30-1:30 in Room 215
• Committee is open to all Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
• We’ll be discussing theme, decorations, food, and music

See Committee Chairman, Aziah McConnell or ASB Advisor, Mrs. Ruby if you have any questions.

Army Recruiters to be on CBHS campus-February 24th
January 2015

All interested students (CBHS and Independent Study) are invited.

On Tuesday 2/24 from 12-1:30 we will have a table set up at CBHS for Army Recruiters Sean P Wilson - Sergeant First Class and Kevin W. Dubose - Staff Sergeant to talk to any students interested. This is formally for 11/12th grade students but I am sure they will talk to anyone with questions.

They want to share information about job skills and career options available by enlisting in the Army. There are over 150 careers students can pick from. They will also cover college benefits students will be entitled to while they are serving and when they leave the military.

Senior Best Of Questionnaire
January 2015

Senior "best of" questionnaire:

Fill out each of these questions based on your opinion. If you don't think you know any seniors there is a list of names on the next page that might ring a bell. Thank you for taking your time to help us with this survey :)

CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM!

New STEM Exploration Class
January 2015

​NEW Humboldt Center Class

4th/5th STEM Exploration Class

​Mondays 1pm-2pm​

Motivated students will participate in projects that include any or all of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. These projects will require some research and work to be done at home to maximize the one hour of instruction/collaboration a week. Enrollment for this class is by PLT recommendation only. We are looking for students that are not just trying to fill a time slot in their day, they must be highly motivated and interested in learning and exploring new topics.

​Class starts Feb 9th​

​Room 109

​Teacher: Daniel Hendriks​

Imagine The Possibilities Parent Seminar 2015
January 2015

CORE Butte Charter

Imagine the Possibilities Parent Seminar


SAVE the DATE

Friday March 27th
8:30am – 3:00pm
Elks Lodge, Chico, Ca
Continental Breakfast & Lunch


BOOK FAIR


Some of the Breakout Sessions
• Home School Philosophies
• At home Teaching Methods
• How to Start a CO-OP
• Hands-on and Projects Based Learning
• Online Curriculum and Program Choices
• Progression of Reading Development K-3
• Junior High to High School Transition
• The Kindergarten Experience
• Many more

Talent Show Correction
January 2015

The CORE Talent Show will be held on Wednesday (not Thursday as previously stated), February 18th.

Spring 2015 PO Deadline
January 2015

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Spring PO Deadline is Jan 30th


Jan 30th is the last day to request EUs for your student’s educational activities and tutoring.

Please discuss with your Teacher the activities and tutoring that would benefit your child’s academic needs and passions.


Last day for PO request is Jan 30th
Let your teacher know in plenty of time.
Please request all POs needed for the whole semester.

Make plans early in January
Don’t let this deadline slip by you


Jan 30th DEADLINE
for
Spring Semester POs

Winter Formal
January 2015

Winter Formal 2015

Join us Thursday, January 15, 2015, 7pm- 10pm for the Winter Formal in the CBHS Multipurpose Room.

All previously purchased tickets from the original dance date (December 2014) will be honored on this date.

If you have not yet purchased your ticket, you can get yours from your homeroom rep, independent study student rep, or at the Cohasset site front desk.

$8 per person (pre-sale) $10 per person (at the door)

Please contact Mrs. Ruby, ASB Advisor, if you have any questions:
(530) 519-4741 or [email protected]

CORE Talent Show
January 2015

Talent Show
February 18th Thursday
6:00-7:00 pm

Try-outs: Feb 11 at 2:00 pm
Cohasset Center

(must come to try-outs in order to be in talent show)

Contact person: [email protected]

Winter Spirit Week
January 2015

Winter Spirit Week

January 12-15

~Dress Up Days~
Monday– Pajama Day
Tuesday– Core Colors
Wednesday– Twin Day
Thursday– Disney Day
~Activities~
Tuesday– Basketball Team Trivia. Boys vs. Girls
Thursday– Homeroom Scavenger Hunt

**Attendance Competition**
Make sure you come to the basketball games on Tuesday the 13th. Whatever homeroom has the most attendance at the game will win a prize.

Vision and Hearing Screenings 2015
January 2015

Vision and Hearing Screenings


Date: Monday 2/23/2015
Time: By Appointment starting at 9:00AM
Location: CORE Butte Charter School Humboldt Center

Please call Debbie at CORE Humboldt Center at :
(530) 809-0599 to schedule an appointment.

Head Lice Incident
January 2015

Dear CORE parents,

This week we had a reported incident of head lice at our learning centers.
It was only one incident, and so far appears to be isolated, but we wanted to let you know so you could keep an eye out.

The CORE Butte Staff


December 2014

Requesting Spring Field Trips 2015


Please stop by and check out both sides of our field trip page at http://www.corebutte.org/fieldtrips.php
or find us on the Core butte webpage under family resources

Please read this important information for field trip requests.
On the School Organized Activities page, you will find a " Book It Now" button, which takes you to the field trip REQUEST form.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY A REQUEST.
You will receive an email confirmation listing the field trips you are registered for in January.
Families will be allowed to request up to 6 spring field trips and to be put on the waiting list for up to 2 more field trips.
Field trip requests will be open until January 9th.
The field trip coordinator will let families and PLTs know the field trips they received.
PLTs will be informed of the EU amount they need to submit for each family to cover the field trips.
The fee for adults and non-CORE students is to be given to Debbie Evans at the Humboldt office. Only checks or exact cash is accepted.
There are no tickets for any events this year.
Specific instructions about where to meet are included on the website under the field trip descriptions.
One week prior to each field trip, families who are registered will receive a reminder email with all the important information.
Please check out the website for our field trip activity response worksheet as well as links to each field trip, many of which have extra resources.

Questions about field trips should be directed to the field trip coordinator at [email protected]

If you can not attend a field trip you are registered to attend, you MUST email the field trip coordinator to cancel. Thanks!

http://www.corebutte.org/fieldtrips.php

WINTER FORMAL POSTPONED
December 2014

Attention all CORE Butte High School Students:

Due to low pre-sale ticket sales, school closure, and stormy weather, ASB has decided to postpone tomorrow night's dance.

Join us Friday, January 16, 2015, 7pm- 10pm for the Winter Formal in the CBHS Multipurpose Room.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored on the postponed date.
If you have not yet purchased your ticket, you can get yours from your homeroom rep, independent study student rep, or at the Cohasset site front desk.

$8 per person or $15 per couple.

Please contact Mrs. Ruby, ASB Advisor, if you have any questions: (530) 519-4741 or fruby[email protected]

Paradise Center Storm Closure
December 2014

PUSD has cancelled school for tomorrow due to the severity of the storm. The CORE Paradise Center will be closed for the day.

December 2014 Storm Warning
December 2014

STORM WARNING - POSSIBLE SCHOOL CLOSURE

This message is from CORE Butte Charter School to notify you of the possibility of center closures tomorrow due to the storm forecast for this afternoon and evening.

If Chico Unified School District closes tomorrow, Thursday Dec. 11th, then CORE Chico Centers will close as well.

If Paradise Unified School District closes tomorrow, then CORE Paradise Center will close as well.

Winter Formal Dance
December 2014

Winter Formal Dance
December 12th
7:00-10:00
Core Butte Charter Multipurpose Room
Tickets: $8 per person $15 per couple (for couples not friends)
Formal Attire
CORE ASB

Project HELP
December 2014

What do we need to survive? Food, oxygen, shelter, water? For many, clean drinking water is not available. Many people are dying because of dirty water. 7th grade student, Chloe Robison, wants to change that. She has started PROJECT HELP. Join her in raising money to HELP bring clean water to people in Africa. There are donation jars at the Humboldt and Cohasset centers. Donations will be gathered between now and December 19th. Every little bit HELPS!

CORE Butte Charter School & Chico Fire Department Canned Food Drive Reminder
December 2014

CORE Butte Charter School & Chico Fire Department
Canned Food Drive

Monday, November 17, 2014 thru Thursday, December 17, 2014

Please bring your canned food items to the CORE Butte Charter School office.

We accept pasta, rice, powdered milk, oatmeal, dry goods such as beans, split pea soup mix, grains, bags of flour and all types of boxed or canned food.

Firefighters have adopted 100 kids and will deliver the food baskets to each family's home.

Please help support the Chico Fire Department’s annual Adopt A Family Program.

Humboldt Lost and Found Reminder
December 2014

LOST and FOUND at the Humboldt Center

Please come by ​the Humboldt Center lost and found ​to check if any of the items ​i​n the lost and found are yours.

Please come by between:
9:00AM - 1:00PM Monday through Thursday.

Items that are not claimed by Thursday December 11, 2014 will be donated to charity.

Some items in the​ Humboldt Center's​ lost and found include:
- Blue Hawaiian Print tote bag
- Black and Red lunch box
- Brown Sweatshirt
- Mint Green velour jacket
- Pink Kleen Kanteen type water bottle
- various water bottles

Cal Grant GPA Verification Opt out
December 2014

Dear Graduates and Families,

Please read entire email!

March 2nd is the deadline for submitting GPA Verifications for Cal Grants qualification. To qualify for Cal Grants students must submit their 2015/16 FAFSA (Federal Application For Student Assistance) and the school must submit the GPA Verification. I ENCOURAGE ALL STUDENTS TO SUBMIT THE GPA VERIFICATION AND THEIR FAFSA - whether you think you will qualify or not.

Many students have already given me a GPA Permission Form with their Social Security Number for submission (yellow sheet from the blue folder). The state has passed a law asking schools to submit ALL GPA's for 12th grade students so this email is for those students who have not submitted a form to me or attended a Mandatory Graduation Meeting heard me discuss GPA Verification and Cal Grants.

Please see message below and ONLY respond if you want to OPT out. If you need more information please visit the website first.

AB2160 finds all enrolled 12th graders to be deemed a Cal Grant applicant unless the student has opted out. CORE Butte Charter School will be submitting GPAs electronically for all 12th grade students on Monday January 5, 2015. If you would like to opt out and not be considered a Cal Grant A or B applicant please email Marlene Brenden at [email protected] before January 5, 2015.

For information on Cal Grants please go to: http://www.calgrants.org/

http://www.calgrants.org/

Mechoopda Exhibit at the Chico Museum
November 2014

Mechoopda Exhibit at the Chico Museum

​CORE teacher Debra Moon helped edit this wonderful exhibit,
which was produced by the Mechoopda Tribe themselves.
Mechoopda are our local branch of the Native Maidu of our area.

The students will love to see the panels​,​ photos, listen to the videos and "guide by cell" narratives​. Students can play the
Mechoopda Language learning game on ​the ​iPad.

The exhibit is up now​.​

The Chico Museum is located in the Carnegie Building downtown​.​

141 Salem Street (across from Madison Bear Garden)

Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 pm.

Time capsule found at Bidwell Mansion
November 2014

Time capsule found at Bidwell Mansion

A time capsule was recently unearthed at Bidwell Mansion with all of the construction. No one knows what is inside and it will be opened on Saturday, November 29th!

Check out this link!

http://www.actionnewsnow.com/news/time-capsule-found-at-bidwell-mansion/

http://www.actionnewsnow.com/news/time-capsule-found-at-bidwell-mansion/

CORE Butte Charter School & Chico Fire Department Canned Food Drive
November 2014

CORE Butte Charter School & Chico Fire Department
Canned Food Drive

Monday, November 17, 2014 thru Thursday, December 17, 2014

Please bring your canned food items to the CORE Butte Charter School office.

We accept pasta, rice, powdered milk, oatmeal, dry goods such as beans, split pea soup mix, grains, bags of flour and all types of boxed or canned food.

Firefighters have adopted 100 kids and will deliver the food baskets to each family's home.

Please help support the Chico Fire Department’s annual Adopt A Family Program.

PARENTS AND STAFF VS. STUDENTS VOLLEYBALL MATCH
November 2014

DON’T FORGET!

PARENTS AND STAFF VS. STUDENTS VOLLEYBALL MATCH

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18

7:00 P.M. AT THE PLEASANT VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH GYM

13539 GARNER LANE, CHICO

You won’t want to miss this epic battle between the generations. There will be plenty of spills and lots of hilarious moments to experience. Rumor is there could be some crazy costume displays by the staff. Teachers from both centers will be participating.

We will also be honoring our players who are seniors this year. Come join the fun. Support CBHS’s athletic department.

Cohasset Center Phone Outtage
November 2014

Cohasset Center phone lines are down, if there is an emergency please call Mary Cox at 530 680-1421 or Shannon Beattie at 530 521-9433.

Service should return shortly.

CORE Fun Fall Festival Reminder!
November 2014

Join us this Wednesday, November 5,! 4-6pm for the 7th annual CORE Butte Charter School Fun Fall Festival!

This year’s festival will feature over 15 games and activities including:
• Pumpkin Bowling
• Fishing
• Petting Zoo
• Face Painting
• Bounce House
• Cake Walk
• Snow Cones
• Pop Corn
• BBQ

Tickets: $.25 each or 5 for $1.00 *All proceeds benefit the CBHS Associated Student Body

We hope to see you there for a night of family! FUN!!

Athletic Department Fundraiser
November 2014

Athletic Department Fundraiser

Parents & Staff vs. Volleyball Team

We will be celebrating our Senior Volleyball Team Members
Come have a good time watching the Varsity team battle their parents and teachers, Mr. Clough, Mrs. Harper, Mrs. Frudden, Mr. Martin and others.

Tuesday - November 18th - 7:00 P.M.

P.V. Baptist Gym - 13539 Garner Lane, Chico Go North on Highway 99 to Garner Lane - Exit Right and Proceed to Church Driveway – About 1⁄4 mile on left

Cost: Adults $5.00 Students: $2.00 Children under 5 Free

CSU, CHICO High School Scholars - Concurrent Enrollment for 11th/12th students
October 2014

CSU, CHICO High School Scholars - Concurrent Enrollment for 11th/12th students

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

Spring 2015
The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for local high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for just $44!¹ The objective of the program is to offer local area students access to college courses that have not been filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.

Student Requirements (applicable to NEW and RETURNING participants):
· Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to obtain a HSS application and other important documents
· Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade in high school
· Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA
· Be in good academic standing at any college or university, if applicable
· Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s), as published in CSU, Chico catalog
· Submit the HSS Application, unofficial transcripts, Add Request Form(s), and $44¹ fee by the established deadlines

Important HSS Dates and Deadlines to Participate in Spring 2015


Mandatory HSS Orientation
(student attends one)
Wednesday, December 3
Thursday, December 11 or
Tuesday, December 16
5:00-6:00 PM
Student Services Center, Rm 150

Final Deadline for HSS Application and Unofficial Transcripts
Thursday, January 8 5:00 PM
Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Rm 130

HSS Add Period
Tuesday, January 20-Friday, January 30

Approved students only:
Final deadline for HSS Add Request Form(s) and $44¹ fee payment
(check or money order payable to "CSU, Chico")
Friday, January 30, 5:00 PM
Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Rm 130

Special Note: It will take 2-3 days to complete the HSS matriculation process after approved Add Request Forms and fees are submitted. During this time, students will not have access to their Chico State Portal or online Blackboard system.

Important Campus Dates for Spring 2015:
January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance (campus closed; no classes)
January 20: First day of classes
February 13: Last day to drop a course (approvals required)
March 16-20: Spring Break (campus offices open; no classes)
March 31: Cesar Chavez Day (campus closed; no classes)
May 11-15: Final Exams. Modified class schedules; students will need to notify their high school of their final exam schedule as course sessions are typically offered at different times.

* The Student Services Center is located on the northeast corner of West 2nd and Ivy Streets in Chico, CA. For campus maps and parking information, visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/taps/maps_direct.shtml

¹ The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.
Questions? Please call Teresita Curiel at the Office of Admissions, (530) 898-6322, or email [email protected]


http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

Butte College Winter/Spring 2015 Concurrent Enrollment Forms
October 2014

Forms will be available at the front desk at the Cohasset Center on Monday, November 3, 2014

New Process this year:
1. Fall/Spring ONLY! Student must have PLT approval to take concurrent enrollment classes. A form is attached to the concurrent form or an email from the teacher will suffice.
2. Students are REQUIRED to submit an unofficial grade report to the school counselor at the end of the semester. Students have 6 weeks from the end of CORE Butte’s semester to turn in their grades or Butte grade will become an F on the high school transcript (not the Butte Transcript).
3. NEW BUTTE POLICY - IF STUDENT ENROLLS IN MORE THAN 2 CLASSES, BUTTE ASSESSMENTS ARE REQUIRED!

Concurrent Form Important Dates

Deadlines:
Winter:
November 20, 2014 - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus.
December 11, 2014 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.
January 5, 2015 - Butte Classes Begin - last day to submit a concurrent form

Spring:
January 8, 2015 - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus. Plan ahead for signatures. Winter break begins December 22nd. Please plan on getting forms signed by December 18th.
January 20, 2015 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.
January 26, 2015 - Butte Classes Begin - last day to submit a concurrent form

Spring Master Agreements:
Be sure to inform your PLT as soon as you are enrolled in a Butte Class and confirm it has been listed on your Spring Master Agreement.

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/2015_Winter-Fall.pdf

High School Golf Meeting
October 2014

All High School Boys or Girls interested in playing High School Golf please come to an informational meeting on Thursday November 6th at 12:30 in Room 212 at the Cohasset Center. If you are interested but cannot possibly make the meeting please email Mr. Koons at [email protected]

Humboldt Lost and Found
October 2014

LOST and FOUND at the Humboldt Center

Please come by ​the Humboldt Center lost and found ​to check if any of the items ​i​n the lost and found are yours.

Please come by between:
9:00AM - 1:00PM Monday through Thursday.

Items that are not claimed by Thursday December 11, 2014 will be donated to charity.

Some items in the​ Humboldt Center's​ lost and found include:
- Blue Hawaiian Print tote bag
- Black and Red lunch box
- Brown Sweatshirt
- Mint Green velour jacket
- Pink Kleen Kanteen type water bottle
- various water bottles

Early November Center Class Cancellation
October 2014

There will be no center classes on Monday, November 10th
Tuesday, November 11th is a holiday.
Many families have indicated that they will be taking a four day weekend
and would not be attending classes at the resource centers.

Monday is still an INDEPENDENT STUDY day.

Please assign and complete work accordingly.
Thank you, and enjoy the holiday!

2014 Senior Picture Re-Takes
October 2014

SENIORS!

This is your last chance to have your senior picture taken.

Re-take day is this Saturday, November 1st

Pictures will be taken between 12 - 3 at

25 Bellamine Ct (off Park and Meyers)

Senior Class Yearbook Photo Do-over!
October 2014

Seniors-

Due to a lack of communication and the desire to have more seniors participate, we are scheduling a retake of the Senior class photo for Thursday, November 13th at 9:15 at the Cohasset center. The picture will be taken behind the school in the parking lot. Come looking pretty and ready for a photo!

Any questions, please contact Mrs. Clements by email at [email protected] or phone at 530-518-6877.

Thank you!

2014 Fun Fall Festival!
October 2014

October 16, 2014

Dear Families,

It’s that time of year again! On Wednesday, November 5th, the 7th annual Fun Fall Festival hosted by CBHS’s ASB will take place at the Cohasset Center from 4:00-6:00pm. All grades are welcome, but the event is geared primarily to students in grades K-5. There will be games, prizes, food, and crafts for everyone to enjoy.

A crowd favorite has always been our Cake Decorating Contest and Cake Walk. We would like to encourage families to donate a cake for this event, and the children who bring in the best-designed and most creatively decorated cakes will be awarded a prize!

Again, we hope that you will join us for this fun-filled event on November 5th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ruby, ASB Advisor.

Thank you,
The Associated Student Body Leaders
CORE Butte High School

Mrs. Fawn Ruby
(530) 519-4741
[email protected]

Ocotber is Bullying Prevention Month
October 2014

Dear Families,

October is Bullying Prevention Month. All of our centers will be focusing on Bullying Prevention through character-building curriculum and classroom activities this month, and ongoing throughout the year. In addition, this excellent website is a great source of information for you and your students: http://www.pacerteensagainstbullying.org/tab/
CORE’s Bullying Policy is summarized below. The full policy is in the School Handbook at www.corebutte.org.

CORE Butte Charter School believes that all students have a right to a safe and healthy school environment.

Studies and experience demonstrate that bullying most often occurs when activities take place in less-supervised areas. Students are NOT to be on campus unless in a class or in supervised tutoring.

CORE Butte will not tolerate behavior that infringes on the safety of any student.

CORE Butte expects students and/or staff to immediately report incidents of bullying to the principal or designee.

This policy applies to students on school grounds, while traveling to and from school or a school-sponsored activity, during the lunch period, whether on or off campus, and during a school-sponsored activity.

Any student who engages in bullying may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion.

Staff receiving reports or who witness acts of bullying shall take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so.

Conflict Resolution:

Students involved in a dispute will be referred to a conflict resolution or
peer mediation session with trained adult or peer mediators. Staff and
mediators will keep the discussions confidential.

Conflict resolution procedures shall not supplant the authority of staff to
act to prevent violence, ensure campus safety, maintain order, and discipline students.
Please help keep CORE a safe and successful environment for all!

Sincerely,

Jonelle Pena

Executive Director

http://www.pacerteensagainstbullying.org/tab/

Imagination Dress Up Days at CORE's Humboldt Center
October 2014

Imagination Dress Up Days at CORE's Humboldt Center- October 27th, 28th and 29th.

Dress up as your favorite character, Super Hero, literary character, princess or pirate!

Please remember that no scary costumes, masks, weapons are allowed. Participants must wear shoes and be able to sit in class.

Mandatory Grad Meeting
October 2014

2014-2015 Mandatory Graduate Meeting-2

This is a MANDATORY graduate meeting for students and their parents/guardians.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND ATTEND THIS MANDATORY MEETING.


I have already met with two-thirds of our graduating class. This will be the final set of Mandatory Meetings until after the new year. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY ATTENDED A MEETING PLEASE DISREGARD THIS EMAIL!

Location: CORE Butte Cohasset Center - Rooms 218 and 217 - Theater Room

At this meeting you will receive a folder with important graduation information:
*College Planning
- Butte's REG2GO Program, CSU/UC, SAT/ACT, and more
*Financial Aid
- Federal Application for Student Aid - FAFSA
- Cal Grant
- Scholarship Search
- CASH4 College Work Shop
*Graduation Information
- Grad Pictures, yearbook, announcements, paragraph
*Awards
*Resources

AFTER THE MEETING YOU WILL SCHEDULE AN INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT WITH THE COUNSELOR TO GO OVER YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT AND SPECIFIC QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

https://docs.google.com/a/corebutte.org/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHdkalZGVTBKejBSSHVkcWdLYXhYcXc6MA

Boys Basketball Meeting
October 2014

Boys Basketball Meeting:

October 23 @ 12:30 - Room 212.

If you are interested in playing this year please come.
Open to all CORE Butte high school boys.

Last Chance Makeup Picture Day 2014
October 2014

​LAST CHANCE​

Make-up ​Picture Day​

​Kindergarten - 8th grade
​ ~
High School​​ Students​
​~
Paradise Students​


​ ​Make​-​up Picture Day ​


​ ​THIS ​​Friday Oct 17th

9:30​am ​- 12:30pm

​Location:​ Humboldt Center

Andy Herzog Photography is offering:
Picture Packages
​Order Forms at front desk at ​the​ Humboldt Center​

Free instant Photo ID Card

Yearbook picture​s​, 2 Yearbooks this year
High School Yearbook
K-8 Yearbook

​Don't Miss OUT!!!

CBHS Red Zone Visitor Letter
October 2014

October 10, 2014

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff,

Recently, the “red zone” on the Cohasset campus has become an area of congestion, a hangout for some members of the CORE family, and some unauthorized visitors. Emergency safety issues have surfaced, and multiple complaints have been received concerning people parking in the red zone. The red zone consists of the designated two lane red passage between the school frontage and the bike path.

The red zone is not a loading zone. It is a no parking zone.

For the next week, our staff will be monitoring the red zone and asking parents and other drivers to move out of the zone and into a parking space where they are able to safely wait for their students.

After next week, the Chico Police Department will be contacted to come and ticket drivers who park in the red zone.

Visitors must have a reason to be on campus.

All non-students and non-staff must sign in at the front desk. The new procedure at the Cohasset site will be that after signing in, a visitor badge or nametag will be given to the visitor to wear while they are on campus. Unauthorized persons on campus will be reported to the police.

These measures may seem extreme, but the safety of our students is a primary concern. We hope these steps will enable our staff and students to carry on the great educational pursuits we are so proud of at CORE.

Sincerely,

Jonelle Pena
Executive Director

Thanksgiving Week - NO CENTER CLASSES!
October 2014

​Monday 11/24​/14​ and Tuesday 11/25​/14​
No Center Classes at All Centers
Work Continues at Home

Wednesday 11/26​, Thursday 11/27 and Friday 11/28 are Core School Holidays

Senior Yearbook Ads!
October 2014

Hello families of our senior students!

We are putting together the yearbook and we want to get the senior adds taken care of first. If you have any baby photos, or other photos, that you'd like to have in the yearbook, along with a quote and/or paragraph, please email them to [email protected] by October 21st, 2014.

Thank you!

- CORE's Yearbook Staff

LAST MAKEUP PICTURE DAY 2014-2015
October 2014

​LAST CHANCE​

​Kindergarten - 8th grade
&
High School​

​​Make up ​Picture Day​

CORE Butte​ ~ ​Humboldt Center

​​Friday Oct 1​7​st
​Location: ​​Humboldt Center

9​​:30​am ​-1​2:30​pm

Andy Herzog Photography is offering:
Picture Packages
​Order Forms at front desk at ​the ​Humboldt Center​

Free instant Photo ID Card

​Yearbook picture
High School Yearbook
K-8 Yearbook

Smile
Contact person: Debbie Evans, [email protected]

CBHS Picture Makeup Day 2014
October 2014

THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd is makeup picture day at COHASSET!

9:00-11:00am

Students who missed out on their ASB card can get it on this date.

North Valley Fire Health and Safety Expo
October 2014

Annual North Valley Fire, Health & Safety Expo
Fun, Free & Family Friendly

Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Rain or Shine
Chico Walmart Parking Lot
-Learn to Evacuate at the Chico Fire Safe House
-See Fire Engines, Ambulances, Police Cars
-Free Popcorn Courtesy of 1-800 Board Up
-Kids Can Play Free Safety Games
-Check out Enloe's Flight Care Helicopter
-Purchase Food From El Pinolero Taco Truck

Chess Club Update
September 2014

UPDATED DAY AND TIME FOR CHESS CLUB​

Interested in chess?
CORE has a chess club that will meet every ​Tuesday from 1:00PM to 1:50PM at CORE's Humboldt Center, Room 115

Come to learn and play. All ability levels welcome :)

Chess club advisor is Brandon Greene

Email any questions to [email protected]

Girls Softball Meeting
September 2014

GIRLS SOFTBALL MEETING

THURSDAY OCTOBER 2nd

There will be a meeting for all high school girls interested in playing softball this spring in room 212 from 12:30-12:55. Any high school girls who have an interest should come regardless of previous experience. We are trying to establish the viability of having a team this spring.

Questions should be directed to Frank Koons - Athletic Director.

Vision and Hearing Screening 2014
September 2014

CORE's Vision and Hearing Screening

*Monday, October 20th* 
Location:  Humboldt Center, Room 119 
Appointments start at 9 am

Please call Debbie Evans at the Humboldt Center (809-0599),
Shannon Beattie at the Cohasset Center (894-3952)
or Amber Catren (872-8294) at the Paradise Center to make your appointment.

Don't delay!  Make your appointment today!!

Paradise Center Picture Day!
September 2014

CORE Butte ~ Paradise Center ~ Picture Day
*New time and date*
Wednesday Oct 1st
Location: Paradise Center
9 am - 12 pm

Andy Herzog Photography is offering:
*Picture Packages
*Order Forms at front desk at the Paradise Center
*Free instant Photo ID Card

Smile!

CSF Application Period Now Open
September 2014

CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of September
This applies to all 10th - 12th grade students for their prior semester grades. 9th grade students will apply for this current semester in February.
We are now accepting applications for FALL Term 2014 (Second Semester grades from the 2013/2014 school year). The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership.

WHAT IS CSF?

The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signified excellence in academic achievement. Students who maintain membership for a minimum of four terms during their 10th - 12th years are awarded LifeTime Membership. LifeTime members are honored as seniors by receiving:

* a CSF Lifetime pin
* a separate CSF gold seal diploma
* an Honor Cord/tassel to wear at graduation

A direct link to apply on the CORE Butte site is listed below:

http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

Game Strategy Club Cancellation
September 2014

Game Strategy Club is Cancelled

Unfortunately, Mr. Hendriks is no longer able to offer the Game Strategy Club.
This Club was scheduled to meet on Tuesdays at 3:00PM.

CORE is sorry for this inconvenience.

CHESS Club at the Humboldt Center
September 2014

Interested in chess? CORE has a chess club that will meet every Thursday from 4:00PM to 5:00PM in Room 115 at the Humboldt Center.
Come and learn and play. All abilities are welcome :)

Chess Club advisor is Brandon Greene.

Humboldt Center Chicken Pox Notice
September 2014

There has been a case of Chicken Pox reported by a parent of a student at Humboldt Center. This student attended classes before they showed any signs of being sick.

Thank you for keeping your student home if they show any signs of being sick.

Linda Scherba
School Director K-12 Home Study

Back to School Night Reminder
September 2014

Back To School Night

CORE Butte High School

Join us at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 9th
Please come and bring your parents. You'll start the evening in homeroom, then rotate to all your classes.

Many of the high school vendors available through CORE will be there! Please come prepared to ask questions and get information.

Come see our brand new FIELD TRIPS PAGE!
September 2014

CORE Butte Charter School is pleased to announce our new, 2 sided, field trip website page.

Please stop by and check it out at:
http://www.corebutte.org/fieldtrips.php

http://www.corebutte.org/fieldtrips.php

CORRECTION: Request Window for K-8 Classes Opens at 8:00 AM
September 2014

Dear Parents,



We are aware that the open window for the final phase of class requests may have caused some confusion, because it was announced that the window would open on Wednesday, but no time was stated. This message went out to parents part way into the day today. If you were unaware of the date to add or drop classes, you may have missed an opportunity. Rather than open the window today, we will open the window as of Thursday morning at 8:00 AM. If you already made one attempt today, you will need to resubmit it at 8:00 AM tomorrow, Thursday, September 4.



Remember, you are responsible for taking your child off campus if there is a gap between any of the classes.



Again, we will be postponing opening this final phase window until 8:00 AM tomorrow, Thursday, September 4. This will allow all interested families an opportunity to sign up. Requests will be placed in classes based on the computer date stamp, on a first come, first served basis. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I apologize for any inconvenience.



Sincerely,

Jonelle Pena



Executive Director

260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120

Chico, CA 95926

(530) 894-3952 Fax (530) 566-9819

Humboldt Class Registration Update
September 2014

Humboldt Center’s



Class Request UPDATE



Beginning Wednesday, 9/3/14



Students may ADD and DROP any classes

Class requests should be submitted via the student’s portal



First Come First Served



Remaining Seats are open



Students can take out-of-grade level classes



Some classes may need PLT and Class Teacher approval



2 class limit is lifted



~ REMEMBER ~

There is NO space for students

to wait for their classes at the center.

Parents must pick up their students between classes.



Classes need a minimum of 5 students or they will be canceled



First day of Classes start the week of Sept 8th

CBHS Back To School Night 2014-2015
September 2014

Back To School Night

CORE Butte High School

Join us at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 9th
Please come and bring your parents. You'll start the evening in homeroom, then rotate to all your classes.

Many of the high school vendors available through CORE will be there! Please come prepared to ask questions and get information.

2014-2015 Senior Pictures Day!
September 2014

CORE Butte Charter School

SENIOR PICTURES



Friday, September 5th

9:00-12:00

ALL CORE Butte High School Seniors



Pictures will be held at the Cohasset Center in Chico.



The tuxedo and drape will be provided. Students should come ready to take his/her picture and will add the drape and tuxedo jacket when it's time.



It is recommended that not everyone arrive at 9:00, pictures may be spread throughout the morning.



Be looking for more specific information in your mail. A letter will be sent home with package information and more details.

Home Study Online Class Requests Window 2014-2015
September 2014

Home Study Online Class Requests Window 2014-2015



August 11th – August 22nd

Home Study Class Request Window

All current Kindergarten – 12th grade Home Study students may use this time to request Humboldt and/or Paradise classes for next year. This is a priority-based open window and not first-come first-served. Students should be sure to prioritize classes in the order of importance to them. At the end of the request window, requests will be randomized and every effort will be made to accommodate students’ highest priority classes based upon available space, pre-requisite completion, and course restrictions. We will make every effort to register your student into classes you request, but please keep in mind that all requests may not be filled.

K-5 students will only be registered in one 2-hour block of classes no matter how many blocks they request.

6th - 8th grade students will be limited to only two class enrollments no matter how many classes they request.

9-12 Home Study High School Students may request as many classes as they like from the Humboldt and Paradise campuses. Please note: home study 9th-12th students are still limited to only one CBHS class.

Class Descriptions and Preliminary Class Schedules are posted on our website.

Students may log into their Student Portals on Thursday, August 28th to see which classes they were registered into. If a student would like to drop a class, the student’s PLT should be contacted as soon as possible to process a DROP request. Additional classes may be requested via the student Portals during the next round of class requests in October. These dates will follow.
The Fall 2014 - 2015 Online Class Request Instructions are attached.

To request Fall 2014 classes:

Visit our Student Portal gateway page at www.corebutte.org/gateway.php and click on the STUDENT PORTAL ACCESS link.

Instructions are attached and Frequently Asked Questions are always available for download at the top of the Student Portal page.

You may view class schedules and descriptions from the FAMILY RESOURCES tab of our Website.

Hints:

· Please use the Firefox or Chrome browsers. Internet Explorer and Safari will not work.

· If you do not have access to the portal, please click on the REQUEST A USERNAME & PASSWORD link in the grey box on the right side of www.corebutte.org/gateway.php and we will email you site credentials.

http://www.corebutte.org/gateway.php

CORE Butte PSAT Sign-Up Sheet
September 2014

CORE Butte PSAT Sign-Up Sheet

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
The PSAT will be given at CORE Butte on Wednesday October 15th from 9-12. The cost will be $15 and student EUs may be used. Study guides will be available in the fall for pick up at the front desk of CORE Butte High School and the Humboldt site.
A direct link to this form is on the CORE Butte website at: www.corebutte.org. Click Counseling Tab and on the right under Test Registration is a PSAT sign-up link.
Additional information about the test can be found at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

https://docs.google.com/a/corebutte.org/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dEUzckszLU02N1R0MUs0Q1AzMnRVZ2c6MA

2014-2015 Mandatory Graduate Meeting
September 2014

2014-2015 Mandatory Graduate Meeting

This is a MANDATORY graduate meeting for students and their parents/guardians. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND ATTEND THIS MANDATORY MEETING.
At this meeting you will receive a folder with important graduation information:
*College Planning
- Butte's REG2GO Program, CSU/UC, SAT/ACT, and more
*Financial Aid
- Federal Application for Student Aid - FAFSA
- Cal Grant
- Scholarship Search
- CASH4 College Work Shop
*Graduation Information
- Grad Pictures, yearbook, announcements, paragraph
*Awards
*Resources
AFTER THE MEETING YOU WILL SCHEDULE AN INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT WITH THE COUNSELOR TO GO OVER YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT AND SPECIFIC QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

https://docs.google.com/a/corebutte.org/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFpHNEZTYW1RRmpTSzZJLWpoNVhOV3c6MA

Humboldt Picture Day!
September 2014

Hello CORE families. This is an announcement that next Friday, August 22, 2014 is picture day at the Humboldt Center.
Picture day will take place between 9:30am and 12:30pm.
Siblings can take pictures together if you would like and siblings that are not enrolled can also have their picture taken. Order forms are on the front desk at the Humboldt Center.

Bump, set, SPIKE! Girls Volleyball Meeting!
September 2014

All ladies interested in playing Girls Volleyball - there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday in the CBHS theater room. It will start at 12:30 sharp and run until 1:00 sharp. - Don't be late!

High School Gear Up Day 2014-2015
September 2014

August 12, 2014 9:00-12:00 CBHS Gear Up Day

We would prefer if you are able to come during your assigned time, but you are
welcome to come anytime throughout the day if the time doesn’t work for your family.

PARENTS SHOULD ATTEND WITH STUDENTS!

    TIME: FIRST LETTER OF LAST NAME:

9:00 - 10:00 O - Z
10:00 - 11:00 A - G
11:00 - 12:00 H - N

CBHS 8th Grade Shadow Day 2014
April 2014

Welcome current 8th grade students and families to an exciting event at CORE Butte Charter School!

On Thursday, March 27th we are inviting any interested 8th graders to attend a Shadow Day at CORE Butte High School (CBHS). While this is not mandatory, this is a great opportunity for your students to "feel and experience" what a day might feel like at CBHS.

We will do our best to pair students with a high school student of similar interests, or a student he/she knows already. At 12:30 when 8th grade students are done, please plan to park and come into the building for a quick introduction to some of our staff and an overview of some of the optional courses for 8th grade students.

Register Here for High School Shadow Day!

I am so excited to meet with each of you and your student! I look forward to seeing you on the 27th.

Mary Cox
Director, CORE Butte High School Program

P: (530) 894-3952 x203
www.corebutte.org

https://docs.google.com/a/corebutte.org/forms/d/1bu5GEhvYxuxh-HfpoKzZt70kuc84wt5Zf8iM5aIQf7U/viewform

Local Control Funding Formula Survey
March 2014

We value the input of our families and staff. Please complete the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) survey by clicking here.

•The charter is required to get input from staff and stakeholders as it develops a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). This plan discloses how new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds (approximately $130,000 over time) will be spent, in order to provide a high-quality educational program that will benefit subgroups in our school.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/COREButteLCAPsurvey

Completed Work Samples Due - Mar. 2014
March 2014

Dear CORE Butte High School Families,


During Homeroom class this Thursday, March 13th before leaving for winter break, all CBHS students are expected to turn in a sample of completed work from each course for which they are receiving high school credit.

This includes independent study courses, center classes and electives. Please write Student Full Name and Course Title on every sample before turning them in this Thursday.


All CBHS students have been informed of this expectation. Please review the guidelines below and feel free to contact your Personalized Learning Teacher if you have any questions about this process.

Thank you!

Shannon Pierson
CBHS Registrar
(530)894-3952 ext. 222


Required High School Assignment Samples
1.) English
2.) Math
3.) Science
4.) Social Science
5.) Electives – any course you are receiving credit for


Acceptable assignment samples include:
· Essays: Assigned during the LP, preferably handwritten (will accept typed).
· Worksheets: Assigned during the LP showing student work (in student’s handwriting).
· Paragraphs: Preferably handwritten (will accept typed) long paragraph (at least 5 sentences) explaining what the student learned/accomplished for that learning period. Must reflect what was assigned.
· Learning Log: Any class that is broken down by hours should use a learning log to document what the student did on each day and for how long. A total number of hours should be provided as the evaluation.


*** Unacceptable assignment samples include:
· Copies of the student’s work.
· One or two written sentences.
· Pictures/documents with no explanation or connection to assigned work.
· Teacher typed-handouts showing no student work.
· Teacher originated samples (created or written by the teacher acting as the student)
· Rosetta Stone activity print out
· Any electronic quiz or test print out
· Certification print outs

LCFF Information and Town Hall Meeting Notification
February 2014

Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

The new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) allocates additional dollars to almost every school in California, based on the number of students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch, English Language Learners, and Foster Children. The monies may be used for school-wide improvements, if there is also a direct benefit gained by these subgroups.

The money must be allocated according to a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which requires parent and stakeholder input into the LCAP goals, priorities and actions.

We will hold our first Town Hall Meeting to hear your input for the LCAP priorities on Friday, February 28 at 10:30, immediately following our Charter Advisory Council Meeting. We hope you will attend and participate.

Sincerely,

Jonelle Pena
Executive Director
CORE Butte Charter School
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 894-3952 Fax (530) 566-9819

Humboldt Parking and Drop Off Safety Guidelines
February 2014

CORE Butte Charter School cares about the safety of our students
and our relationship with our Humboldt neighbors.
We are contacting families to provide safety guidelines for dropping off and picking up students at the Humboldt Center.

CORE would like all parents to park and walk their students into the Center.

Please enter the parking lot using the 1500 Humboldt Road driveway, park on that side of the building and walk to the Center. You may also park in the back of the complex and walk to the Center.

PLEASE do not park, or stop and wait for your students, in the spaces between the Center and the Hignell building.

If you wish to drop off your older student and have them walk into the Center alone, we are asking that you PARK on Humboldt Road and let them walk up the sidewalk to the center.

End of the Year Celebration at Madison Bear Garden!
February 2014

End of the Year CORE Butte Charter School Parent Sponsored Celebration Upstairs at Madison Bear Garden
Thursday, May 22 3:00 PM till 8:00 PM
Enjoy ~ Music, Dancing, Pool Tables, Food, Drink and Fun !
All this, for only $2.00
Tickets for our Parent Sponsored End of the Year Celebration will be available upstairs at The Bear at 3:00 that afternoon.
All are welcome, please join us.

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/EndoftheYearFlyeratMadisonBear2014.pdf

2014 PE Testing
February 2014

Dear CORE Families,

As you know, our school, and all schools in California, will be participating in state-wide testing during the next few months.

The PE test is required for all 5th, 7th, and 9th grade students.

Outdoor testing has been difficult to administer in two locations, especially during inclement weather.

This year, the PE test will take place indoors, in Chico only, on Friday, May 2, at the East Ave. Church Gym, 1184 East Ave., Chico.

9:00 AM: 5th graders from ALL sites
10:00 AM: 7th graders from ALL sites
11:00 AM: 9th graders from ALL sites

Students will be tested in the following:
Pacer test, push ups, curl ups, shoulder flexibility stretch, and trunk lift.

Your Personalized Learning Teacher will be collecting the height and weight information for all of your 5th, 7th and 9th grades students in advance, for two reasons: 1. We hope to avoid the potential embarrassment of students on testing day, and 2. The height and weight collection takes up time from testing.

Thank you for your cooperation and dedication to your students,

Jonelle Pena
Executive Director
CORE Butte Charter School

Chicken Pox Announcement Feb 2014
February 2014

Dear Parents,
Last week one of our students came to the Humboldt site with an apparent case of hives, which turned out to be Chicken Pox. As a courtesy to your family, we are giving you a heads up to be on the watch for Chicken Pox symptoms.
The first symptoms of chickenpox often are a fever, a headache, and a sore throat. You or your child may feel sick, tired, and not very hungry. The chickenpox rash usually appears about 1 or 2 days after the first symptoms start. Some children get the chickenpox rash without having a fever or other early symptoms.

It usually takes 14 to 16 days to get the symptoms of chickenpox after you have been around someone with the virus. This is called the incubation period.

After a chickenpox red spot appears, it usually takes about 1 or 2 days for the spot to go through all its stages. This includes blistering, bursting, drying, and crusting over. New red spots will appear every day for up to 5 to 7 days.

You or your child can go back to work, school, or day care when all blisters have crusted over. This is usually about 10 days after the first symptoms start.

We hope your family is not affected.

Jonelle Pena
CORE Butte Charter School
Executive Director
260 Cohasset Rd. Ste 120
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 894-3952 Fax (530) 566-9819

http://www.webmd.com/children/vaccines/chickenpox

Spring 2014 CSF Application Period Open!
February 2014

CSF Application Period Now Open

CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of February
We are now accepting applications for SPRING Term 2014. The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership. The direct link is: http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

WHAT IS CSF?
The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signified excellence in academic achievement. Students who maintain membership for a minimum of four terms during their 10th - 12th years are awarded LifeTime Membership. LifeTime members are honored as seniors by receiving:
a CSF Lifetime pin
a separate CSF gold seal diploma
an Honor Cord/tassel to wear at graduation

http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

2014 FFA Tri-Tip Dinner!
January 2014

Hello Families!

Just wanted to let everyone know we will be hosting the Tri- Tip Sale again this year in conjunction with our FFA Week Celebration.
February17th-21st is National FFA Week. We will be hosting a spirit dress up week, "Teacher's Pie in the Face" contest, homeroom skits, our FFA member SAE showcase and the Ag olympics.

The order form for the Tri-Tip Dinner can be found here.

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/Tri%20Tip%20order%20form.pdf

Help for Katie!
January 2014

Parents,

Are you hanging around the center just waiting for your student?
How about volunteering to work in our business office with Katie Dollinger.

She gets so far behind we can barely see her over the piles of paperwork.
All we see of Katie is tuffs of blonde hair just above the piles.
Evan an hour on a weekly basic is beneficial.

Thanks for caring for your school's staff,
Linda Scherba
School Director

UC System COSMOS
January 2014

The University of California COSMOS program, California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science, will soon be accepting applications for its 2014 program. We appreciate your support and willingness to alert your talented math and science students to this opportunity.

Application - http://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/main/application
Online 2014 Flyer – http://cosmos.ucdavis.edu/resources/2014/2014_COSMOS_Flyer.pdf
If you would like to receive hard copies of this double-sided flyer, please email me your mailing address and number of copies. Please indicate if you would like any flyers in Spanish.

Virtual Information Session - http://cosmos.ucdavis.edu/
What: UC Davis COSMOS Virtual Information Session
When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: www.readytalk.com
Why: To hear more about this exciting four-week summer residential program for high achieving high school students interested in math, science, technology, and engineering. COSMOS faculty and staff will be available to answer questions regarding the program, benefits of participating and the competitive application process.
Application period: January 21 – February 21, 2014
Web: www.cosmos.ucdavis.edu (local) or

http://www.cosmos.ucdavis.edu

Attn: 8th Grade Girls! Career Trek 2014 is here!
January 2014

Butte College and the Butte County branches of the AAUW are co-sponsoring a Saturday experience for 8th grade girls with women professionals in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers. The event is scheduled for February 8, 2014 at the Butte College Main Campus. Registration is from 8:30 - 9:00 am. The 45-minute presentations begin at 9:40. Lunch begins at noon. A campus tour and afternoon experiences follow. The event concludes at 3:00 pm parents are encouraged to attend.

Click here for the student registration form. The cost is $5 per student and an additional $5 for parents who wish to accompany their daughters. Scholarships will be available through AAUW for any students with financial need. They can also offer rides.

TURN IN APPLICATIONS TO SHANNON AT THE FRONT DESK AT THE COHASSET CENTER OR THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR MARLENE.

APPLICATIONS CAN ALSO BE PICKED UP AT THE COHASSET FRONT DESK.

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/CAREER_TREK_APPLICATION.pdf

Completed Work Samples Due - Dec. 2013
December 2013

Dear CORE Butte High School Families,


During Homeroom class this Thursday, December 19 before leaving for winter break, all CBHS students are expected to turn in a sample of completed work from each course for which they are receiving high school credit.

This includes independent study courses, center classes and electives. Please write Student Full Name and Course Title on every sample before turning them in this Thursday.


All CBHS students have been informed of this expectation. Please review the guidelines below and feel free to contact your Personalized Learning Teacher if you have any questions about this process.

Thank you!

Shannon Pierson
CBHS Registrar
(530)894-3952 ext. 222


Required High School Assignment Samples
1.) English
2.) Math
3.) Science
4.) Social Science
5.) Electives – any course you are receiving credit for


Acceptable assignment samples include:
· Essays: Assigned during the LP, preferably handwritten (will accept typed).
· Worksheets: Assigned during the LP showing student work (in student’s handwriting).
· Paragraphs: Preferably handwritten (will accept typed) long paragraph (at least 5 sentences) explaining what the student learned/accomplished for that learning period. Must reflect what was assigned.
· Learning Log: Any class that is broken down by hours should use a learning log to document what the student did on each day and for how long. A total number of hours should be provided as the evaluation.


*** Unacceptable assignment samples include:
· Copies of the student’s work.
· One or two written sentences.
· Pictures/documents with no explanation or connection to assigned work.
· Teacher typed-handouts showing no student work.
· Teacher originated samples (created or written by the teacher acting as the student)
· Rosetta Stone activity print out
· Any electronic quiz or test print out
· Certification print outs

a-g Coursework Workshops Cancelled
December 2013

These workshops have been cancelled!
They will be rescheduled after the first of the year!
My apologies for any Inconvenience~ Marlene


TOPIC: a-g Coursework vs CORE Butte General Graduation Requirements
To be considered for admission to UC/CSU’s directly out of high school, you must complete 15 year-long high school courses with a grade C or better - at least 11 of them prior to your senior year.

December 13th @ 9:30 at the Cohasset Center
January 9th @ 5:00 at the Cohasset Center

The Book Fair Continues!
December 2013

The Scholastic Book Fair will continue online until January 1st 2014.

For details click HERE!

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/BookFair.png

Scholastic Book Fair
December 2013

Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 - Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Details here: Book Fair!

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/Dec-2013BookFair.png

Un-Common Common CORE Kid Resources
December 2013

Families, Students, and Parents

"Un-Common Common Core Kid" Incentive program

Here is information on how to access the four computer based programs in the Un-Common Core incentive program.

The 4 digital programs are:
Renaissance Place assessments
Lexia (english)
Timez Attack (math)
Typing Master.




For Typing Master:

Click on TYPING MASTER ONLINE at the bottom of the page and it takes you to a Login page. You then create your own account (username and password), select your grade level as the "group" and get started.

Here is the direct link:

http://online3.typingmaster.com/login?id=6aycmps3n



For Timez Attack:

Click on Timez Attack and you will be linked to a website to download the program. The web page is labeled as "Big Brainz." In the middle of the webpage choose the download option you want.
Follow the prompts to install it. Login information is on the core website where you clicked on the link.
Choose the multiplication, addition, and/or subtraction based on your skills you need to work on.



For Lexia CORE5:

From the CORE Butte resource page on our website click on the Lexia link.
In the upper right hand corner of the Lexia page is the CORE5 Login tab. That is where you access the program.
Teachers have your user name and password.

UnCommon Common CORE Kid!
November 2013

Core Butte Charter School is excited to announce the Skills Re-Imagined Incentive Program for students Kindergarten through 8th grade.

This fun program is designed to help students prepare for the new Smarter Balance standardized tests.


Please view this PDF for details!

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/UnCommonCommonCoreKid.pdf

Ugandan Cornerstone Library Book Drive!
November 2013

Ugandan Cornerstone Library Book Drive

CORE Butte Charter School has a unique opportunity to participate in a charity book drive. One of CORE’s past teachers, Shar Curry, works with Cornerstone Development group in Uganda and has asked for our help!

Cornerstone runs several programs in east Africa empowering people through education, job training and humanitarian relief efforts.
CORE’s focus this holiday season is to collect books to help Cornerstone’s library.

This library would service three different Cornerstone programs.

One program is a K-12 village school.

One program is a rigorously academic high school for high achieving students who apply for admission to this very academic high school. These students are being prepared to go onto college and become the next Ugandan entrepreneurs!

The third program is the AHI, African Hospitality Institute. This program trains Ugandans for jobs in the hospitality industry.

Your generous donations of new and used books will benefit all three programs.

There are collection boxes in the lobby at the Humboldt Center reception area.

Shar Curry has given us some guidelines for the books that will best serve the library.

Recommended Books Include:
Good classic literature books
History
World Culture
Global Learning
Science
Social Studies
Non-Fiction
Animal books
A-R Level Readers
Sonlight books
Books for young readers including Dr. Seuss, books series like Magic Tree House
Encyclopedias
Dictionaries
Thesaurus

Books that Shar does not recommend:
Books about American Culture
Books about holidays
Disney books


New Books can be purchased from the Scholastic Book Fair at the Humboldt Center being held from Monday December 9, 2013 – Thursday December 12th, 2013 from 9:00 – 1:30.

Shar Curry will personal deliver these books to the Cornerstone Library! Cash donations are also being accepted to help with luggage fees assessed by the airlines.

Please support this most worthy cause!!

Vision and Hearing Screening Reminder
November 2013

Vision and Hearing Screening


Call 894-3952 if you are interested in signing up for a Vision and Hearing screening on November 19th between 9:00 – 4:00 at the Cohasset site.

CBHS Homework Samples Due (Corrected)
November 2013

Dear CORE Butte High School Families,

During Homeroom class this Thursday, November 21, all CBHS students are expected to turn in a sample of completed work from each course for which they are receiving high school credit. The original due date was a typo and fell during Thanksgiving break. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

This includes independent study courses, center classes and electives. Please write Student Full Name and Course Title on every sample before turning them in this Thursday.


All CBHS students have been informed of this expectation. Please review the guidelines below and feel free to contact your Personalized Learning Teacher if you have any questions about this process.

Thank you!

Shannon Pierson
CBHS Registrar
(530)894-3952 ext. 222

Leadership Symposium
November 2013

Attention all 7th-12th Grade Students:
CBHS's ASB would like to invite you to attend our 1st ever Leadership Symposium
On Wednesday, November 13, 9am-11am at the CBHS Site!

We have 10 Chico State student leaders from various student organizations coming to share their experiences as leaders, discuss how to develop a successful organization, building a community, and more.

The event will also include an opportunity for CORE students to dialogue with the leaders in small groups about leadership and making our school better than it already is!

ASB would love to have a dynamic representation of CORE middle and high school aged students participate in the event, so, the more the merrier!

We hope you can join us Wednesday, November 13, 9am-11am at the CBHS Site.

Vision and Hearing Screening
November 2013

Vision and Hearing Screening

Call 894-3952 if you are interested in signing up for a Vision and Hearing screening on November 19th between 9:00 – 4:00 at the Cohasset site.

Fun Fall Festival 2013
October 2013

October 10, 2013

Dear Families,

Its that time of year again! On Monday, October 21st, the 6th annual Fun Fall Festival hosted by CBHS’s ASB will take place at the Cohasset Center from 4:00-6:00pm. All grades are welcome, but the event is geared primarily to students in grades K-5. There will be games, prizes, food, and crafts for everyone to enjoy.

A crowd favorite has always been our Cake Decorating Contest and Cake Walk. We would like to encourage families to donate a cake for this event, and the families who bring in the best-designed and most creatively decorated cakes will be awarded a prize!

Again, we hope that you will join us for this fun-filled event on October 21st. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ruby, ASB Advisor.

Thank you,

The Associated Student Body Leaders

CORE Butte High School

Mrs. Fawn Ruby

(530) 894-3952

[email protected]

Common Core ELA Standards - User Friendly Edition!
October 2013

Here are the Common Core ELA Standards-- user friendly edition!

I found this site below and wanted to share it with you. It has ccss grade level learning targets in a user friendly language.


http://www.darke.k12.oh.us/~april_wulber/FOV2-00101787/FOV2-0010178B/

In COIL's work to translate standards into "parent speak," this has been a great resource

http://www.darke.k12.oh.us/~april_wulber/FOV2-00101787/FOV2-0010178B/

Smarter Balanced Webinar
October 2013

What is Smarter Balanced? What will Assessment Look Like?
Thursday, October 10
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time (6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time)

Find out more about this timely topic from Deborah Sigman, California Department of Education, who will share key information on assessment both for ELA (including sample ELA items) and for literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. This webinar is part of a series sponsored by the Secondary Literacy Partnership.

We encourage you to attend the live webinar to interact with the presenter and other participants about this timely topic. Please send advance questions to [email protected] .

Sign up for this webinar here.

**Note: If you have special access needs (e.g., you have a hearing impairment and need special arrangements made to access the audio,) please let us know ASAP so we can make the appropriate arrangements.


Accessing the Archived Webinar
If you cannot make the live event, please know that it will be archived. Even if you cannot make the live webinar, we recommend that you register to receive notification about and instructions for the archive.

Contact
We look forward to your participation. For more information, email [email protected] or call 510.302.4248.

About
SchoolsMovingUp, an online WestEd initiative, provides quality resources to help educators make sound decisions and take tangible action in their school improvement efforts.

http://www.schoolsmovingup.net/cs/smu/view/e/5318?allSMU0916

Shady Creek Registration
October 2013

Here is this year's Shady Creek registration. Please note I am asking for a PO when families fill out the form. They can use $200 of their EU's but must pay the additional $10 personally.

Also, I will be needing High School Counselors for the week so send anyone students who work well with 6th graders and are responsible and interested my way.

Thank you,
Marlene

Shady Creek Registration Form

Shady Creek Registration Form">https://docs.google.com/a/corebutte.org/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dDM1SUphY1lDWWdickdoMDZKTEpsTVE6MA">Shady Creek Registration Form

Math for grades 3-5
October 2013

Hello Core Parent and Staff Teachers,

It’s time for another episode of math for grades 3-5! Thanks to those of you who offered questions and suggestions; I am trying to incorporate your thoughts into the plans for this Wednesday, October 9.

If you haven’t already done so, please take time to make careful notes of way(s) your students solve a mental math problem. Here are a few possible problems you might try, depending on the child’s grade level, or just make up your own! 72 - 57 8 x 18 12 x 21 19 x 21

Also, please bring with you the copy of the Number and Operations in Base Ten Progression document we gave you to read and we will take some time to discuss some of its key elements.

We will meet from 1:30 – 4:30, in classroom 216. While the content does not repeat what we did at the first meeting on September 18, we will build from there and extend our work by examining multiples, factors, recognizing & applying the properties of operations, and analyzing arithmetic patterns.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

*Katy Early
CSU Math Project

K-8 Class Requests Now Open
September 2013

The two class limitation has been lifted for K-8 students attending the Humboldt site. Families are welcome to REQUEST additional classes via student portals at this time. Please remember that requesting a class through the portal is not a REGISTRATION. It is just a REQUEST for a class. In most cases, students will be wait listed for classes. Families, LC teachers, and PLTs will receive an email notifying them when a student is placed in a class.

Students are not to attend classes until they are notified that they have been added. If your family did not pick up a class schedule during Saturday's open house you may request one from you PLT to verify which classes your students are enrolled in.

You can access your student portal via www.corebutte.org/sisportal.php

Economics Book Announcement
September 2013

Dear Parents,

I would like to inform you that this semester in my Economics classes I will be assigning homework from the book, Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science along with the standard Glencoe text. This book can be found on the California Department of Education’s Recommended Literature List, which, according to their site, is a “collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents in grades pre-kindergarten through grade twelve in all disciplines.” I have found this book to be an incredibly authentic, relevant, and interesting source for economic instruction. The book presents a variety of textbook economic concepts, explained using modern real-world examples that are both interesting and engaging. According to the CDE, this book is suitable and recommended for high school students. However, the book does include some content that some families may deem inappropriate for their high school students, including references to the use of tobacco products as well as illicit drugs. Naked Economics discusses these topics from an economic standpoint and does not condone their illegal use.

Each student in my classes has received a copy of Naked Economics. If you have any concerns, please take the time to review the contents of the book. If you find it to be inappropriate for your student, I will gladly give him or her a copy of the Glencoe textbook to keep at home. I will provide your student with alternative assignments from the Glencoe text. If we use Naked Economics in the classroom, I will photocopy excerpts for the class that do not include references to any of the aforementioned content.

My goal in using this book is to provide students with a text that explains economics in a manner that is interesting and understandable. Naked Economics uses a variety of relevant examples that make economic concepts clear and applicable to students’ lives. I truly believe that with the addition of this book to my classes, students will greatly benefit and learn much more about both microeconomics and macroeconomics. I also believe that, for the most part (after all, Economics is still a required course), this book will help students to enjoy learning about economics. If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call me.


Thank you,


Daniel Martin
[email protected]
(530) 514-0912

Welcome to Fall 2013
August 2013

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!

Parent/Guardian participation and leadership in education
is what sets CORE apart from other schools.
Your involvement is the vital component,
making our learning model the very best that education has to offer.


What an exciting year we have ahead of us. It is our first year for CBHS (CORE Butte High School), our first year for a separate home-school site on Humboldt Avenue, and our first year of implementation of the Common Core national standards. All of us can expect to be stretched and grow!

ALL students must begin their independent study coursework on Monday, August 19.

High school site classes at the Cohasset Center and Paradise Center begin Tuesday, August 20.

ALL Humboldt K-12 center classes, and Paradise K-8 center classes begin on Monday, September 9.

An Open House is planned for the Humboldt site on Saturday, September 7, from 10:00-2:00. Please join us!
We kicked off the year for CBHS (Core Butte High School) with a very successful and fun Gear-Up Day on August 6.
"Back to school night" for CBHS is on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. 6:00-8:00 pm

Many opportunities are planned for you to feel well-equipped to serve your students as we transition to the Common Core this year. A comprehensive list of training options will be shared with all families within the next few weeks.

Welcome aboard!

Jonelle Pena
Executive Director

High School Gear Up Day-Tuesday, August 6th, 9:00-12:00 at the Cohassett Center
July 2013

To start our year off, we’d like to formally request your presence at the first ever High School Gear Up Day, on Tuesday, August 6th from 9:00-12:00. You can expect to meet administrators, teachers, staff members, the counseling team, and sponsors for various clubs and activities, as well as complete your student’s registration in our school by signing required documents.

August 6, 2013 9:00-12:00 CBHS Gear Up Day
1. Sign all required documents for student enrollment and re-enrollment
2. Receive an updated class schedule for your student
3. Lifetouch Pictures will take pictures for the yearbook and student ID cards
4. CBHS Student store (sweatshirts, sweatpants, t-shirts, car magnets, yearbooks, senior shirts)
5. Meet the teachers and pick up the classroom syllabus for each class your student is enrolled in
6. Check out the various clubs and activities currently offered at CBHS (sports, FFA, ASB, Advocates, Radio Broadcasting, HSS, concurrent enrollment…)
7. Learn how to access the online parent/student portal to look up student grades/assignments in learning center classes

We would prefer if you are able to come during your assigned time, but you are welcome to come anytime throughout the day if the time doesn’t work for your family.

Schedule by Last Name
9:00-10:00 A-G
10:00-11:00 H-N
11:00-12:00 O-Z

Please view the attached letter for FULL DETAILS about Gear Up Day and other Back to School Information

http://www.corebutte.org/Blackboard/GearUpDay.pdf

Math Graduation Requirement Change
June 2013

Recently, the CORE Butte Board of Directors approved a 3 year, or 30 unit, math requirement for those graduating in 2015 and beyond. This change will only affect current 9th graders, and future high school students.

Most four-year colleges have a minimum requirement of three or more years of math. Additionally, the Smarter Balanced Assessment, aligned with the California Common Core, is scheduled to begin in school year 2014-2015. The current state plan is that only 11th grade students will be tested. Our current 9th graders will be 11th graders in 2014-2015. Under the current guidelines, many of these students will have completed both years of the two-year requirement, and would not be taking a mathematics course in 2014-2015. Currently, anyone not taking a mathematics end of course test receives an automatic score of Far Below Basic. In order to avoid this outcome, and to help ensure our students are math-ready upon graduation, we will be offering a wider variety of acceptable math courses next year and in the future.

The Board approved this change effective in the 2013-2014 school year. CORE will help parents and families plan accordingly.

Sincerely,
Jonelle Pena

Summer Library Hours
June 2013

The Librarian will be at the Chico Cohasset Center until further notice due to delays at the Humboldt site. Please contact Sarah at (530)894-3952 with any questions.

Get your Tdap vaccinations now!
June 2013

Important Reminder:

Get your Tdap vaccinations now!
In order to enroll into CORE for Fall 2013, all students going into 7th grade must have proof of having had the Tdap booster shot unless they have a documented exemption (waiver form). This includes current students, new students and transfer students in both public and private schools. Many students have already received the vaccine and will just need to supply proof to the school, so contact your doctor to provide the appropriate medical records.

Please mail a copy of the immunization records, bring into your PLT or drop it off to the Chico Center front desk.

All records needs to be in by August 1st to allow for processing. Students CANNOT be enrolled without it.

Student End of Year Survey
May 2013

Dear Students,
We are wrapping up a very exciting year at CORE. Please help us to improve our school by taking only about 5 minutes to complete the following survey. All grade levels are welcome to respond.

Thank you, and I hope you have a wonderful summer!
Jonelle

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/corebuttestudents

Parent End of Year Survey
May 2013

Dear Parents,
We are wrapping up a very exciting year at CORE. Please help us to improve our school by taking only about 5 minutes to complete the following surveys.

Thank you, and I hope you have a wonderful summer!
Jonelle

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/corebutteparents

 

 
 

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CORE Butte Charter School will not discriminate in its programs, admission policies, employment practices or all other operations as provided for in the California State Constitution, Article IX Section 8 and will not discriminate against any student on the basis of ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, disability, or any other protected class. Please contact the school's Title IX coordinator, Mary Cox, 260 Cohasset Rd. Suite 120, Chico, CA 95926, 530-809-4152, with any concerns.