Please use the 2018-19 School Calendar to plan your vacations during school holidays so your student can attend all 180 school days both years. Thank you.
Missed a memo? Find it here: Memo Archive
MENU: The current Monthly FoodLab 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.
Wellness Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 6, 3:15 pm. We will be discussing the Omnivore's Dilemma and finalizing our purchases for the grant.
Pertussis Exposure Pacific School students may have been exposed to pertussis (whooping cough), which is quite contagious and can be serious. Be alert for symptoms including severe cough. For more details, see the Dec. 4 memo.
Chorus Schedule NO CHORUS Thurs 12/6. Chorus Thurs 12/13. EXTRA REHEARSAL Tues 12/18. Concert Wed 12/19. No chorus the rest of December.
Second Harvest Food Drive
Support the Santa Cruz community! Food donation bags welcome now through Wednesday, December 17th.
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!
Thank You to Andy Wilson, Stephanie Hudson, Hamsa Merlet, Katie Garrison, Melissa Wedlock, Elana Sifry, Caitlin Philips, Muctarr Sowe, Alisha Perez, Rebbie Higgins, Valerie Cameron, Michelle King, Julie Sidel, Zack Hill, and Sarah Jaesler for helping to process hundreds of pounds of pumpkins, making pie crusts and filling with our 5th and 6th graders. It was a lot more fun this year with all of you helping in the kitchen!
With much appreciation, Ms. Emelia
Pancake Breakfast, Thursday, Dec. 13. Come enjoy great food and support the 5th-6th field trips!
Looking ahead to next year! 2019-2020 Enrollment:
Parents, please contact the office by February 1, 2019 with any change you may be considering for your child's enrollment here at Pacific School (including Pacific Preschool) for the upcoming school year. Please continue to refer your friends to our wonderful school!
Interdistrict Transfer Request Forms due by February 1, 2019: If you do not live in the Davenport school district, you will need to apply to your school district of residence every year for an inter-district transfer to attend Pacific Elementary School. Click here for the Inter-district Transfer Request form. You will complete this form and take it to your school district office (not our office) in plenty of time for the February 1 deadline. DO IT NOW!
Winter Concert: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:00-7:30 pm, St Vincent De Paul Church
Upcoming School Holidays:
Board Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:00 pm
Prospective Family Night and Preschool Open House, Wednesday, January 23, 6:00-7:00 p.m. We encourage all families interested in Pacific School for 2019-20 to attend. No RSVP required.
FREE Parent Education Speaker Series Hosted by Kirby School. Join experts for discussion of the following topics:
Parenting Teens - January 15
Cyber Education - February 12
Davenport Speed Limit 40 MPH
Please notice and obey the new 40 mph Davenport speed limit signs, as well as all other speed limits on Highway 1. This is a dangerous road and the decreased speed limit is a direct response to accidents in the area. Please do your part to improve safety. All speed limits are actively enforced by local local enforcement officials. Also, please drive slowly and cautiously on Ocean St. when dropping your student off in the morning - there are a lot of kids and people around!
Parents' Club Corner
Next Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11, 5:30, Rosie McCannes downtown
ART & WINE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
Be part of one of the most enjoyable Pacific School Fundraisers. Do a lot, do a little, whatever you can --- it’s a fun evening (grown-ups only) for a good cause.
Art & Wine is scheduled for March 1, from 6-8:30pm at the Bonny Doon Tasting room in Davenport. Volunteers Needed for:
Wine donations; Art donations; Childcare details; Advertising; Flower arrangements; Wine Tasting event; Order food with Emelia; Day of the event volunteers; Set Up; Set up artwork & manage Silent Auction; Check in guests; Wine pull/ Drawings Ticket Sales; Clean up 8:20pm-9:30pm
If you can fill one of the many volunteer opportunities that make this event amazing, please contact Kristen, call or text (831) 359-1073 or simply email, firstname.lastname@example.org. I will also put a sign up sheet in the office.
Join the Pacific School Foundation 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.
2018-19 Parents' Club Meetings
Parents' Club meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm of the month except *end of school. Our 2018-19 schedule - mark your calendars!
December 11 (Downtown Santa Cruz, Rosie McCann's)
January 8 (Pacific School, MU)
February 12 (Downtown Santa Cruz, Rosie McCann's)
March 12 (Pacific School, MU)
April 9 (Downtown Santa Cruz, Rosie McCann's)
May 14 (Pacific School, MU)
*June 4 (Downtown Santa Cruz, Rosie McCann's)
Dates for Fundraisers and Community Events:
Art and Wine Event- February 22
Bingo Night - April 19
Annual Pledge Drive - November 1- February 1
Grandparent's Day in the Life Lab - May 10
Film Festival - March 8
4th of July
To find out more about Parents' Club, visit our Facebook Page. You can also join our 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!