Paperwork for Next Year Due Feb. 1
Please take care of the following tasks by Feb. 1:
Send Extra Clothes with Your Student
Please send a change of clothes with your student to school. With this weather, a lot of students are ending up wet and muddy, and parents are finding it inconvenient to provide extra clothes midday!
Stay Healthy This Winter
Learn more about RSV, flu, and COVID symptoms:
Also, you can get four free COVID tests per household using this link.
The 2023-24 School Calendar is Here
The board has approved the 2023-24 School Calendar. Please use it to plan your vacations during school holidays so that students can attend all 180 days of school! Doing so helps your student thrive and improves school funding.
The Science Fair is quickly approaching and will take place this year on February 9th and 10th. The 9th will be for students to tour and come see all the awesome projects, and the 10th will be for judging. This will allow the 3 weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break to begin projects and all of January to finalize them (whether they are whole class projects or individual student projects).
Please let Ms. Anderson or Mr. Guererro know if you have any questions.
Free Mental Health Referral Service
Pacific School has partnered with Care Solace to provide assistance connecting families and staff to mental health services and navigating the insurance system. More information in English or Spanish.
Free Parenting Workshops Available
All workshops are online for 90 minutes. We're all learning all the time - get professional training on how to be a calmer, happier parent. More Information Even More Information & Spanish
Start Making Movies!
It's never too soon to start working on your film festival submissions! This year's student film festival will take place on April 14. Details and help available here.
Parents' Club Info
Next Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7
Next PSF meeting is February 7th at 5:30pm via Zoom, (not Feb. 14th, our usual 2nd Tuesday).
Sold Out - Do You Have Extra Tickets?
We are currently sold out of Bid and Sip tickets (an Art & Wine event), which is happening on Friday February 3rd from 5:30pm - 8:00pm at the Slow Coast Wine Bar in Davenport.
If you have purchased adult tickets but haven't purchased student tickets yet, please bring in $10 per student cash/check (Pacific School Foundation) to the school office as soon as possible as we are arranging childcare and need to know how many students to prepare for the event.
If by any chance you purchased tickets and you are unable to attend for any reason, please let us know at your earliest convenience so we can try to sell tickets to the event.
If you have missed purchasing tickets and would like to come, please email me and hopefully we can find a ticket for you.
Looking forward to seeing all that have purchased tickets on Friday!
Bid by Proxy
If you are unable to attend Bid and Sip or missed your chance to purchase a ticket, you can still bid on your favorite items.
Submit the following info to firstname.lastname@example.org
Item that you want to bid on
During the event, we will bid on the item until your maximum bid.
After the event, I will email winners of the items that are bidding this way. Payment will be due on Monday February 6th.
Volunteers needed to help make our Bid and Sip event a success!
Volunteer on Friday February 3rd to make our Bid and Sip event a success!
What we need help with:
5:00pm - 5:30pm - Help set up tables, tablecloths for silent auction.
4:45pm - 5:30pm Help bring food to the event (X2)
5:00pm - 5:30pm - Bring flower arrangements to venue
5:00pm - 5:30pm - Help set up movie for the kids in 3rd grade classroom.
5:30pm - 6:00pm - Check people into the event (Check off names and give out 2 drink tickets / need phone with phone jack to help people pay for tickets at the door with Square)
4:45pm - 6:00pm - Setting up Artwork and managing the silent auction X 2
6:00pm - 8:00pm Cashier Selling extra drink tickets and wine pull - Need Square app on phone
7:30pm - After Bidding closed - Cashier for Silent Auction (need smartphone to help people pay for tickets at the door with Square App). X 2
8:00pm - Help bring back items from event space to the school
8:00pm - Help clean up after student movie night
Please let Sam know when you are available to help. email@example.com.
Or sign up on the volunteer sheet:
Amazon Not Smiling
As of Feb 20, 2023, the Amazon Smile program is ending. More Info.
Extra Tea Towels Available for Purchase
All 2022-23 students, staff and teachers created a self portrait drawing and the drawings were combined to create one school tea towel. A limited number of tea towels are available in Black, Blue or Red. Tea towels are $20 each and can be purchased in the school office.
Preorder Yearbooks Now - Discount Ends March 31
Pre-ordered yearbooks for your Pacific School now at https://www.pacificschoolfoundation.org! Pre-orders for yearbooks will be open now until May 1st. Order early for discounted price $25 each until March 31st. Price increases to $30 each on April 1st. If you missed out on past yearbooks, they can be pre-ordered as well below. They will arrive with all this year’s yearbooks.
If you miss the pre-order period after May 1st, you can purchase the yearbooks directly from Shutterfly for $40 each.
Your Yearbook Photos Needed!
Help make our school yearbook full of beautiful photos. Throughout the year, send yearbook photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add notes on what class or event the photos include. Thanks for your help!
Spring Flower Fundraiser!
Buy seeds, bulbs, and more while supporting Pacific School!
School Spirit Day is Every Thursday! Purchase your spirit gear from the 12th to the end of each month - year round!
Donation Needed for Bingo Raffle!
We need donations for our big Bingo Night Raffle on April 21, 2023. Donations are needed before we print off our raffle tickets in March. We have a donation letter if you know of a business that you would think make a great donation for our fundraising events. If you can donate, please email president at pacificschoolfoundation.org.
Popcorn Help Needed!
Popcorn Wednesdays are back! (Rain cancels) Students love to buy freshly made organic popcorn on Wednesdays on the short day at school. It is only a $1 per bag!
PSF Parent’s Club can now accept cash, check, cards and contactless payments at events. We have popcorn cards that you can buy for $5 or $10 and use it over the school year.
Parents volunteer for an hour and half on a Wednesday this school year to help support the school and bring joy to the students! Sign up on this spreadsheet. Click on the Popcorn tab. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tyYEPPcRBD6SmISl5Eaa_POdjfhY-pLg8-TYKGed-qM/edit?usp=sharing
PSF Upcoming Dates
Volunteer to help with upcoming events and fundraisers!
We have a Volunteer spreadsheet so you can help support the school with your time! Click the link below and check the different tabs for different events.
Next Parents' meeting
Join with other parents and Principal Gross at our monthly meetings from August until May. They are scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. Upcoming PSF Parent meeting is Tuesday, January 10 at 5:30pm, online through Zoom. We try to be brief but productive in a one-hour meeting.
Thanks so much for your support.
Join the Parents' Club Google Group!
Get up-to-date information on events and on how the Parents' Club is fundraising to support all the Pacific School’s programs in music, theater, art, and the food and garden programs. The link to the group is here.
Thinking of gifts for the school? Teachers and staff have put together a wishlist on Amazon. Link to wishlists is here.
If you would like to support local businesses and purchase items on the wishlist, please email email@example.com and let Samantha know which item to remove from the list.
Parents' Club Website
Do You Use Facebook?
While the Memo is still the best way to get official school announcements, for community announcements and updates consider joining the Pacific School Facebook Group and following the Parents' Club Facebook Page. You may also be interested in the Davenport North Coast Association Facebook Page.
Please Read the Weekly Memo
The memo includes a wealth of updates, information, and resources. Please read it. Find it here: Memo Archive Subscribe to the Pacific Elementary mailing list.
Calendar Please use 2022-23 School Calendar and the 2023-24 School Calendar to plan your vacations during school holidays, so your student can attend all school days. The monthly menu is found here.
COVID Safety Plan
Davenport Weather and Air Quality
Click here to view the current weather conditions in Davenport. Click here to view the air quality in Davenport.