Please use the 2017-18 School Calendar to plan your vacations during school holidays so your student can attend all 180 school days. Thank you. We now have the 2018-2019 School Calendar ready, so you can plan your summer!
MENU: The current Monthly FoodLab Menu can be found at the top of the Menu and Calendar page.
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New Face in the Office
We are excited to announce the hire of Hillary Redding Schaefer, long-time Pacific School parent, to replace Candace Tanner when she retires at the end of this school year. Hillary is familiar with Pacific School and extremely experienced with many of the tasks the job requires. We are thrilled to welcome her to the staff.
Register Now for Lego class in the school office. For details, see the memo. If we do not receive sufficient registrations by the deadlines, these classes will be cancelled.
After planning, writing, and preparing, the creative partners of WEST and Heather McDougal have begun working with the students in grades 3-6. In the early stages of production, students have chosen roles, scripts have been handed out, read-throughs and staging have started. Through all of this, the staff has been cultivating student buy-in and leadership. The next couple of months will give students many opportunities to explore the craft of acting, become familiar with ancient literature, experience the magic of theater, and develop confidence and skills by participating in a multi-faceted creative experience.
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New Weather Station
Thanks to a donation from Ron Goodman & Song Nelson (IS parents of Amiel), Pacific Elementary now has its very own weather station that can be accessed on computer or smart phone via apps like Wunderground or PWS Monitor. When you download the app, search for KCADAVEN7 and you can figure out how to dress your child for school after checking temperature, dew point, humidity, wind direction, wind gust, pressure, rain, solar radiation, & UV index. (Don’t search the app for Davenport because there is another weather station in Bonny Doon that identifies itself as Davenport for some reason.)
Save the Date for the School Play
The play performances will be on the 19th and 20th of April -- save the date!
Public Hearing: Davenport Water and Sewer Rates
There will be a public hearing to discuss proposed increases in water and sewer rates on May 8, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. or thereafter in the Board of Chambers, 701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. The proposed increases for Davenport residences are $3.56 per month for water and $3.32 per month for sewer.
Parents' Club Corner
Thank you for your contributions to our pledge drive. We have doubled our pledges this week and are hoping to make it to our goal of $8,000. We are getting there: we are currently at $3500!
Parents’ Club has an annual fund goal of $8,000 this year, and we need your help to ensure we reach it.
Why? Because these funds go directly to our teachers, aides, and the programs that make Pacific School unique and amazing—programs that directly affect your child’s education.
Pacific School Parents' Club
What exactly does your contribution fund?
Parents' Club Calendar with Other Useful Info
Join Us In Making Our School Great!
Parents' Club meetings usually happen on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm. (Note: Dates & locations may be subject to change)
April 10th- Santa Cruz Rosie McCanns
May 8th - Pacific School
June 5th- Santa Cruz Rosie McCanns
To find out more about Parents' Club, visit their Facebook Page. You can also join their Google Group to receive email updates about meetings, fundraisers, etc. To do so, visit the Google Group page and then click "Join Group to Post".
Amazon Smile Fundraiser
Do you shop on Amazon? Visit smile.amazon.com and type in "Ps The Foundation For Our Future" or simply use this URL: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0279872. Select it just once, and then every time you shop on Amazon, use the smile.amazon.com website (instead of just amazon.com). Pacific School Foundation will be gifted 0.5% of your purchase totals. It really adds up!