The Monthly FoodLab Menu can be found at the top of the Menu and Calendar page. You may view archived copies of the Pacific School Memo here: Memo Archive
School News and Events
New Kindergarten Teacher
We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Bird has accepted the position of Kindergarten Teacher beginning this fall. Click HERE for more information.
Pacific School Is Hiring Aides
For more information see:
Special Circumstances Aide 1
Special Circumstances Aide 2
Congratulations Ms. Postie!
Congratulations to our very own Lori Postie for being named “Exceptional Special Educator” by the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). If those terms don’t mean anything to you, it is like she is special education teacher of the year for the county! Yay, Ms. Postie!
Board Trustee Selected
Congratulations to Cari Napoles for being selected to join Gwyan Rhabyt and Don Croll on Pacific School's Board of directors, replacing Leanne Salandro, who is moving away from the district. Thank you to all of our Board Members, past, present, and future, for your volunteer service and leadership, which is truly part of what makes Pacific School exceptional.
Get ready for the 2017-18 school year...
Preschool is Accepting Students
Learn more about our outstanding preschool and please help spread the word about student openings. Preschool trifold. As preschool funding is based upon enrollment, your help recruiting students makes a huge impact on our ability to maintain the program. Income-qualified families can receive high-quality preschool for FREE, a rare opportunity in our county.
Room for a few upper-grade students
Pacific Elementary School has openings for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in the Independent Study program and 4th graders in the 5-day program for the upcoming school year (2017-2018). Our students benefit from several unique signature programs and enrichment programs, which make our school a leader in innovative experiential learning. Pacific School accepts a limited number of out-of-district students, based on space available and the school's adopted New Family Enrollment policies. Please spread the word about our amazing school!
Parents' Club Announcements
Parents' Club Meetings
Parents' Club meetings usually happen on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm. First meeting of the year will take place in the school multi purpose room, Tuesday, September 12th, 5:30pm. After that the following meeting will be in Santa Cruz and then alternating every other in Davenport. (Note: Dates & locations may be subject to change.)
Make a Difference, Have Fun
Box Tops For Education
Earn money for our school by simply buying what you normally buy, and collecting box tops.
Buy: Buy any participating product. Check the complete list online (PDF).
FoodLab Announcements for 2017-2018
In order to continue to serve our children the best school lunches available anywhere, next year (2017-2018) the cost of a full-priced student lunch will increase 10 cents to $3.60 and adult lunches will increase 65 cents to $5.65. Free or Reduced Price Lunch Applications for 2017-2018 will be available in the office and on our website in August.
The Monthly FoodLab Menu can be found at the top of the Menu and Calendar page.
Life Lab Garden
Sign up to Care for Our Life Lab Garden This Summer!
"It Is Not Easy Being Green"
That is what Kermit the Frog said, but he never worked with the incredible group of parent, students and community volunteers at Pacific School! Last year at this time we were left with a weedy dirt hill side and a broken irrigation system. Over the past year, collectively we:
Thanks to all those that attended one of the many workdays last summer and school year to green our school yard space! Kermit might be right, it isn't exactly easy work greening a schoolyard with only volunteers and very little budget, but it is worth the effort.
See photos of the the work we have done documented on our garden website www.pacificschoollifelab.com
- John Fisher, parent and Life Lab Garden Coordinator
Your support is needed! Last year our Garden Tea raised $900 to offset declining grant awards. Donate today to Parents' Club PSF to support this great program. Donate at www.pacificschoollifelab.com or send check payable to PSF Parents' Club, PO Box 358, Davenport, CA, 95017.
School Library Wish List: If you would like to donate books in honor of a child's birthday, we are offering special "Birthday Book Club" plates for those books. Please pick titles from the school library book wish list. Thank you!
Community News and Events
Looking for fun activities this summer? Are you in 2nd-6th grade? The Davenport Resource Service Center will be hosting a Summer Rec Program from July 3rd- August 10th , 2017. Free of Cost for most activities. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Teen Center Coordinator, Edward Ramirez, (831) 425-8115 or via email at EdwardR@cabinc.org . Thanks!
¿Busca actividades divertidas este verano? ¿Estás en 2do-6to grado? El Centro de Servicio de Recursos de Davenport tendrá un programa de Recreación de verano del 3 de julio al 10 de agosto de 2017. Sin costo para la mayoría de las actividades. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor comuníquese con Edward Ramirez, coordinador del Centro de Adolescentes, al (831) 425-8115 o por correo electrónico a EdwardR@cabinc.org. ¡Gracias!
The Santa Cruz Public Library Bookmobile in Davenport: The Bookmobile visits every other Monday at 2:30 p.m. Everyone should have a library card---you can get a card for yourself or a child at the bookmobile! Visit the Bookmobile soon and raise a reader.
The Mobile Health Clinic comes to the Davenport Resource Center, 150 Church Street, every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 2 to 6 p.m.
Summer Community Opportunities
Cabrillo Extension Youth Summer Institute: Over 100 Summer Camps for ages 5 to 17! (English and Spanish, PDF)
Improve your reading skills this summer! 2017 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults at the Louden Nelson Community Center
For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our reading programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs have been offered as a community service by the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department, since 1988. Click here for more details.
50 Best Books for Summer, from Scholastic Magazine
"Our annual summer reading list is more spectacular than ever. Twice the books means more stories to love." Click here for more information.
Boys and Girls Club Summer Program! Scholarships available. Click here for more details.