GLC Weekly Newsletter

February 20, 2022

What's Happening This Week

Monday, February 21

  • NO SCHOOL (Presidents' Day)
Tuesday, February 22
  • Twin Day! (2-22-22)
  • Basketball game vs. SVA @ GLC, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
  • Volunteer orientation and training, 6:00 p.m. (Zoom) (English)

Wednesday, February 23

  • Volunteer orientation and training, 8:30 a.m. (in-person, MPR) (Spanish)
  • SlickRock Film Festival practice, 2:20-3:30 p.m.
  • Math Superbowl practice, 2:20-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 24
  • Run Club (Gr 4-8), 3:15-4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 25

  • Panda Express PTSA Fundraiser, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Twin Day!

We'll be celebrating 2/22/22 by dressing up as twins on February 22, 2022! You can also where your SHINE wear (and match lots of people!).

Volunteer Orientation and Training Opportunities

Several of our grade-level teams are making plans for a field trip in the next few weeks! In order to be eligible to assist, volunteers must meet certain requirements. It can take several weeks to meet all of the criteria.


To learn more and to get started on the process of becoming a GLC volunteer, attend one of the following orientations/training:

  • Tuesday, 6:00-6:45 p.m. (English) (Zoom)
  • Wednesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m. (English/Spanish) (In-person, MPR)


Zoom information:

  • Zoom link
  • Meeting ID: 987 9577 3336
  • Passcode: GLCshine

Panda Express Fundraiser!

Support the GLC Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) by treating yourself to a meal at Panda Express on Friday, February 25th. Order any meal between 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the 1933 Dinuba Blvd. location and 20% of event sales will be donated to our PTSA.


There are two ways to order:

Order online at PandaExpress.com or on the app. Enter 333372 in the fundraiser code box.

Order in-person at the 1933 Dinuba Blvd. location and show THIS flyer (printed or on your smartphone).


For additional information, go to http://vusd.org/glcs.


The PTSA makes many fun events possible at GLC each year, including SHINE spirit wear, Holidays Around the World, Read Across America, field trips, and more!

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.