Weekly Assemblies Thursdays 8:45
Mr. Gross is hosting weekly assemblies for all students Thursday mornings from 8:45-9:00. Assemblies are through Zoom. You can find the meeting link each week through the school's Google Calendar. All students are encouraged to attend - this is a great way to build and maintain a sense of community, which is so important these days.
Onsite Preschool Resumed Mon 9/14
Onsite preschool started back up on Monday, September 14. This delay allowed time for some necessary deep cleaning of the preschool classroom due to smoke and ashes.
Professional cleaning service removing smoke and ash from the preschool classroom.
Free Backpacks with School Supplies
If you would like a free backpack of school supplies please drop by the school office between 11:00 and 1:00 any week day starting 9/8. More details.
Free Meals for ALL Youth, Ages 1-18!
Support FoodLab and pick up meals at the school between 11:00 and 1:00. More details here and here.
More Food Options
There are free meals and food available throughout Santa Cruz County for the adults in your family. Check out this map for more information. This link lists other food distribution options in Santa Cruz. Please don't let yourselves or anyone you know go hungry!
North Coast Updates from Noel Bock 9/2
CLOTHING AND SUPPLIES FOR EVACUEES: The Red Cross has dropped off several cases of bottled water for evacuees at Davenport Resource Service Center (DRSC). Since DRSC is already the drop off point for Tuesdays Food Distribution, we decided they should be the storeroom for donated clothes & supplies, as well. Davenport people can drop off or pick up clean, new (-ish) clothing in excellent condition. They will also be the clearing house for special request items like tents or sleeping bags, which they can get from evacuation centers. DRSC Director, Isai Ambrosio, is hiring two people to help with services. DRSC is located at 150 Church St. across from the church and is open Mondays – Thursdays from 10 am – 6 pm; or Fridays by appointment. 425-8115. Another source for children’s clothes is Hope’s Closet run by volunteers & former PS teachers, Chris Roads and Sisi Belcher in Santa Cruz, 2557-A Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz. Phone 1st: (831) 566-1731.
As you know, use Davenport water sparingly as our inflow lines were burned in the fire and the county is trucking water up from Santa Cruz. For now, the main reductions are irrigation, washing cars, etc. normal household usage is ok. Dishwasher and laundry are also ok to use.
Mental Health Resources in English and Spanish
Central hub for donating and receiving help: https://screlief.com
Current shelter capacity, news updates, etc: www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/FireResources.aspx
Fire updates, services, donation opportunities, etc: www.santacruzcoe.org/wildfires
Damage Assessment Map: www.santacruzcounty.us/FireRecovery/DamageAssessmentMap.aspx
Free Food: sccoe.link/food_service_map
Air Qaulity: www.purpleair.com/map?opt=1/mAQI/a10/cC0#11.81/36.96986/-121.87117
Recovery Resource Center: The County of Santa Cruz has opened up a Recovery Resource Center (RRC) located at 140 Front Street at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in Downtown Santa Cruz. It is open from 11 am -7 pm everyday and has staff from County, State and Federal government, and other agencies to help you replace lost documents and apply for aid. The County has also created a virtual Recovery Center that has information online about all of these services.
If Your Home Is Affected: Please register with FEMA here. If you have a lost or damaged business, register with FEMA and then apply online with the Small Business Administration for disaster loan assistance. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo has put together a very comprehensive packet of information that is a step by step guide for wildfire disaster victims.
Voting for Evacuees: There is information on the County Elections website with information for what steps fire evacuees can take. Elections Clerk Pellerin suggests that people identify a mailing address of a friend, family member, work place, P.O. Box, etc. where they will be able to receive their ballot. You should do this ideally before September 14. You do not need to re-register, just change the address where your ballot will be mailed. Your domicile will remain the same. Please visit the County Elections website to change your address and find out all necessary information. If you do not receive your ballot for whatever reason, you will still be able to vote either by visiting a polling place beginning October 31, or by remote accessible vote by mail ballot (used by many overseas and military voters).
Need help of any kind?
Start by calling 211. They can help you get connected with what you need. English Spanish
Useful information in English and Spanish.
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.
Back-to-School Forms Due Now
Please complete your back-to-school forms. If you have already completed the forms, THANK YOU!!!
Information about Curriculum Resources is now available. Use the information to better understand curriculum options available through the school and free options recommended by the school.
Please Read the Weekly Memo
The memo includes a wealth of updates, information, and resources. Please read it. Find it here: Memo Archive
Parents' Club Info.
Pacific School Spirit Gear for Sale!
Show your Pacific School spirit by purchasing your Pacific School spirit wear by September 27th from Bonfire and they will be shipped to you directly between October 7th and 19th. Options include youth and adult shirts and sweatshirts!
Got a friend with a birthday coming up? Consider ordering extra for another family. A portion of your purchase will go directly to Pacific School Foundation.
Go Fund Me Campaigns for Our Community - How to Give Money or Request Donations
Dear Pacific School Community,
In this time of great need, we stand on support of all Pacific School families affected by the fires. We are gathering information for online fundraisers to help support our families and posting to the Pacific School Foundation website and our Facebook page. Please contact us to provide information to help us support you in this difficult time. email@example.com
Take care. Stay safe. We love you Pacific School.
Samantha, PSF president
Or see this Facebook Post
Parents' Club Website
Since we are unable to take an official “school photo” for the yearbook at this time, submit your student’s “yearbook profile photo” now to commemorate the start of the year.
Take the photo in portrait mode with your student’s head and upper torso in front of some plants outside for best results. Save as Lastname - grade.jpg so we know who is in the photo. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the year, feel free to send photos to add to this year’s yearbook. We will need all the help we can get this year. Thanks so much for your help! - Samantha, President, Parents' Club
Parents' Club Welcome Letter
All parents please read the Parents' Club Welcome Letter. Please complete the form and email to email@example.com or deliver to the school office.
Sign Up to Help Now
With school starting soon, we are looking for fundraising leads to help us in supporting programs that are not covered by state funding.
Please sign up for fundraising leads or classroom liaisons. Fundraising leads help manage aspects of fundraising events.
Classroom liaisons help communicate information to other parents in the class and collect photos for the yearbook. When you sign up you will need to request access - please let us know what grade your student is in.
The yearbook will be a challenge this year, but photos are a good way to capture what this school year will be about.
Thanks for your support. See you soon, even if virtually! If you have any questions, please contact: Samantha Rosasco, President: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazon Purchases can Help PSF
The Pacific School Foundation is now an Amazon affiliate.
Visit pacificschoolfoundation.org and click the Amazon link and a portion of your purchases will be given to PSF at no additional cost to you. If you happen to forget when you visit Amazon, before your click checkout, you can visit the site and a portion of your purchase will be paid to support PSF your items if you put some in the cart will still be there. The checkout page will look like a regular Amazon page. As long as you have gone through the website, it should work. If you have family that shops on Amazon, they can also use the link and help the school.
Support the School Library!
Bookshop Santa Cruz is offering a new program that can help keep your school library updated with new books when your students return to school, which also helps support our local book store. You can purchase gift cards for the school library through Bookshop Santa Cruz now. Bookshop will keep track of how much money per school has been donated then present your library with a gift card for that amount.
Use the following website and select Pacific Elementary when you purchase your gift card: https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/booksforschools
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.
Please use the 2020-21 School Calendar to plan your vacations during school holidays so your student can "attend" all 180 school days.
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 Group and follow 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!