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Students attend the Sacramento Speaker Series…for free!

Did you know that every year, Choices Charter School invites 5 to 10  students to attend the Sacramento Speaker Series events for free? On top of it, the students may arrive early and participate in a special Q&A session with the speaker before the actual presentation begins.  It provides interested students with an opportunity to expand their horizons a bit, so to speak.

The next sessions are:

April 5, 7pm:  Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia

May 3, 7pm:  Cheryl Strayed, author of New York Times bestselling memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Interested students can sign up through any of their teachers. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

Julia Gillard – There are 4-5 tickets left as of 3/19/17. The deadline to sign up for Julia Gillard is Friday, March 24. Students can reach out to Kori Moore (916-979-8363 or by email: to learn more details and reserve a seat. Roxanna Summers and Scott Cermak are the event chaperones. We usually ask parents to drive their students to the event and meet the chaperones there by 6:30 pm sharp.
Cheryl Strayed –  the author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Her book was made into the movie, Wild starring Reese Witherspoon in 2014.  We will have 8 student tickets. Reserve your spot now.



Encourage your teen to get eight hours of sleep a night

Did you know your teen may actually need more sleep now than he did a year or two ago? But teens are more likely to get less sleep, not more, than they did when they were younger.

Most teens do best on at least eight hours of sleep. But schoolwork and social life mean that too often, they get six hours of sleep or fewer. This usually happens on school nights when they need sleep the most!

Tired teens may have less interest in school. They may be moody and depressed. They may fall asleep at the wrong times, such as in school.

Tired teens may also try to “catch up” on sleep during the weekends. This is difficult on their bodies and may negatively affect the schedule of everyone else in their households.

To keep distractions to a minimum and help your teen get the sleep he needs to do his best in school, establish family “quiet times” after a certain hour. The only reason for your teen to be awake during these times is schoolwork.