Letter from Mr. Gross, Friday, March 27
Please read Mr. Gross' letter which provides updates about how the school is operating during this closure.
School Closed at Least through May 5
Please see the following announcements from the County of Santa Cruz.
Letter to Parents from Superintendents 3/27
Shelter in Place Order
Please Read the Weekly Memo
The memo this week includes a wealth of updates, information, and resources. Please read it. Find it here: Memo Archive
Food Distribution by DRSC
The Davenport Resources Services Center, 150 Church St., will be hosting another emergency food distribution at DRSC on Wednesday, April 1st, from 2pm-4pm. Families are invited to come pick up produce and other staples they may need. Additionally, we’d like to remind everyone that our pantry is remaining open, families can access our dry goods pantry Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm, we just ask that families call in advance as we are currently operating by appointment for pantry services. (831) 425-8115.
March School Closure FoodLab Menu
NEW: Parents/guardians may now pick up meals for their children. Children do not need to be present. Meals are free for ALL children ages 18 or below, regardless of income status, school enrollment, etc. Available for pick-up between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. every school day at the Davenport Resources Services Center, 150 Church Street, Davenport. Meals must be eaten off site. If you live in Santa Cruz, use this map to determine meal pick-up locations and times.
Resources During School Closures
How to talk to kids about coronavirus
Useful information in English and Spanish.
Also, check out this amazing list of free online educational resources.
Need help of any kind?
Start by calling 211. They can help you get connected with what you need. English Spanish
FREE Internet Options
Check out these options if you need Internet access.
Schedule and Routine are Helpful
Kids and adults need schedules and routines. Consider implementing one at home. Here's one example.
By 9:00 Up, dressed, breakfast eaten
10:00-10:30 Exercise, PE
10:30-11:00 Fix snack, eat outside
11:00-12:15 Science, Social Studies, etc.
12:15-1:00 Fix lunch, eat outside, clean up
1:00-2:30 Reading and writing
2:30-3:30 Music, art, make film, be creative
3:30-4:30 Free time if done with schoolwork
4:30-5:00 Walk, run, bike, play outside
5:00-6:00 Chores, clean room, help fix dinner, etc. perhaps while listening to music, audiobooks, or educational podcasts
Start Making Films Now
All students are encouraged to make a film for Pacific School's Film Festival (originally scheduled for April 23)! Even if we have to do it online, we will find a way to celebrate and display all students' films. This is a great project to work on while sheltering in place. Films should be 3 minutes maximum, non-malicious, and non-violent. More Information and Flyer.
Be Counted for Your School!
This button leads to a video in which Mr. Gross explains the importance of participation in the U.S. Census for school funding.
Parents' Club Info.
Blaze Pizza cancelled fundraising activities. To join the April Parents' Club Meeting use Zoom:
Time: Apr 14, 2020 5:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 696 555 4182
Parents' Club needs a treasurer, or two parents to be co-treasurers. It's not a hard job. If you might be interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. Thanks! Samantha
Raise Money by Shopping at New Leaf
Shop at New Leaf? Get a New Leaf gift card and Parents' Club will get 5% of your purchases. More information.
Parents’ Club wants to welcome you!
Be informed about all the events this year by printing out the "Year at a Glance 2019-20".
Follow the Parents’ Club on Facebook for up to date events: PS The Foundation for our Future. https://www.facebook.com/psfparentclub/
Parents’ Club Meetings 2019-2020
April 14th @ 5:30pm Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 696 555 4182
May 12th @ 5:30pm
June 2nd @ 5:30pm
Dates of Fundraisers and Events
Popcorn Wednesdays - Every Wednesday, Parents’ Club sells popcorn for $1 per bag. It’s made with organic popcorn and oil. A student favorite.
Art and Wine Event - Converted to online auction
Bingo Night - May 8 - a Family friendly event, with raffle, bingo and grand prize of Disneyland tickets
Grandparent's Day in the Life Lab - May 15 - a day in LifeLab that welcomes your family and friends
4th of July - a Community event
Please use the 2019-20 School Calendar and the 2020-21 School Calendar to plan your vacations during school holidays so your student can attend all 180 school days. (Wasn't that a nice thought? Or just stay home because of coronavirus.)
Missed a memo? Find it here: Memo Archive
MENU: The current lunch menu can be found at the top of the Menu and Calendar page.
Subscribe to the Pacific Elementary mailing list. We also encourage you to join the Pacific School Facebook Page and the Parents' Club Facebook Page.
The company that makes the weather station (Ambient Weather) at the school has added a new service for viewing the information in a web page. It's called Ambientweather.net and has a large graphical display with no ads! Click here for the link!
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.
Census Workers Urgently Needed! $20-$22 Per Hour
The census is very important to Pacific Elementary, as well as to the community as a whole. An accurate count could result in tens of thousands of dollars in annual funding that we don't currently receive. There are many reasons that people don't participate in the census, but many of those reasons can be mitigated by a census worker who is known in the community and trusted by the people who might otherwise avoid participating. If you or someone you know would like to help with the census, please see this information: English or Spanish