GLC Weekly Newsletter

May 1, 2022

What's Happening This Week

Monday, May 2

  • State testing for Gr 3-8
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week
    Draw a picture/write a letter for your teacher!
  • Zumba, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 3

  • State testing for Gr 3-8
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week
    Make something for your teacher!
  • Chess Club, 3:15-4:00 p.m. (Rm 31)
  • Speedcubing Club, 3:15-4:00 p.m. (Rm 51)
Wednesday, May 4
  • State testing for Gr 3-8
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week
    Wear your teacher's favorite color!
Thursday, May 5
  • Cinco de Mayo!
  • State testing for Gr 3-8
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week
    Catch your teacher SHINING with a SHINE ticket!
  • Speedcubing Club, 3:15-4:00 p.m. (Rm 51)
Friday, May 6
  • State testing for Gr 3-8
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week
    Show your teacher your school spirit!
  • SHINE spirit wear day

Planning Ahead!

  • PTSA association meeting and officer elections will be on Tuesday, May 10, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Mark your calendars for GLC's World's Fair on Friday, May 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thanks for coming to our Open House!

Wow - we had a phenomenal turnout at our Open House last Thursday! This event is an important event for our school, as it provides us an opportunity to share with families all that we've worked on this year with students, as well as to further strengthen our home-school partnership. Thank you for taking the time to show your student the importance of school by attending and celebrating with your child. We appreciate you!

IMPORTANT Preparations for State Testing (Gr 3-8)

This week, our grade 3-8 students will begin participating in California's state testing program. All students in these grade levels will take assessments in English Language Arts and Math, which are called the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments. In addition, students in grades 5 and 8 will take a Science assessment, called the California Science Test.


There are important preparations that students and families need to take in advance. All students should do the following:

  • Bring their Chromebook FULLY CHARGED to school
  • Get a good night's rest
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Arrive at school on time


Parents can also help by encouraging their children to do their best! Research shows that many students do not do as well as they could because they don't believe it is important or begin to give up when the test gets difficult. Encourage your child to do their best on every item and not to give up. Students can get partial credit for multi-step problems by doing what they can on each question!


Here are some resources for parents:

Parent Guide to Understanding the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment (English)

Parent Guide to Understanding the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment (Spanish)

Parent Guide to Understanding the CA Science Test (English)

Parent Guide to Understanding the CA Science Test (Spanish)


You can also go through some practice questions with your child by going to the state's Online Practice and Training Tests Portal HERE.


State assessments will be administered most days for the next two weeks. Science and make-up tests will continue to be administered throughout May. Thank you for your support in ensuring your child does his/her best on the state assessments!

Annual GLC Family Survey

Each year, at our Open House, we administer our annual GLC family survey. Thank you to all our families who took time to complete the survey at that time. This survey helps us better understand how we are in doing in the areas of:
  • Positive school culture
  • Student learning
  • Student support and equity
  • Family involvement
  • Communication


If you did NOT get a chance to complete the survey, we would appreciate your input. Please complete the survey by Friday, May 6. Click on the links below to access the survey:

Seeking Volunteers for our World's Fair!

The GLC World's Fair is scheduled for Friday, May 13th. If you would like to assist with planning or volunteering, please let us know by completing our World's Fair Volunteer Survey or by calling our front office (730-7768).

HEART Offering UTK for 2022-23

If you have a student who will be attending GLC next year as part of our new transitional kindergarten (UTK) program, the HEART program will also be serving this age group. HEART applications for the 2022-23 school year are available in the front office.

Enrollment for 2022-23

We are continuing to accept applications for the 2022-23 school year. If space is not available in your child’s grade, she/he will be placed on a waiting list by grade level. Seats will be offered on a first-come, first-serve, basis. If you have friends or family who may be interested in attending GLC, please share this information with them. While we have waitlists at some grade levels, we currently have a few openings for grades 3-4. Applications are available on our website and in our front office.

Expanding access to Transitional Kindergarten

For the 2022-23 school year, the state of California is expanding access to transitional kindergarten programs. Students who will turn five by February 2nd, 2023, are eligible to enroll in universal transitional kindergarten (UTK). This is a new optional grade that precedes Kindergarten. Parents may opt to enroll their child in preschool or UTK. If you have a child who will turn 5 by 2/2/23 and would like her/him to attend GLC, please complete an Enrollment Requiest Form. More information about GLC's UTK program to come soon!

Homework Help!

The VUSD After-hours Academic Assistance (AAA) program is available to all VUSD students grades K-12 at no charge, four evenings a week. Homework assistance is led by certificated VUSD teachers. For more information and to access the tutoring Zoom links, visit: www.vusd.org/aaa.

Global Learning Charter School

Global Learning Charter School (GLC) is a public charter school committed to offering relevant, personalized learning opportunities to prepare students to be global-ready in work and life. GLC opened in August of 2017. Currently, we serve approximately 440 students in grades K-8.