Please use the 2018-19 School Calendar, 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. 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.
First Day of School Thursday, 8-22-19
Please use this CORRECTED calendar for the 2019-20 school year. Also please note that the county-wide school schedule is changing for the 2020-21 school year. More information about the reasons for the change is available here. For the convenience of families with older siblings, Pacific School generally aligns major vacations with Santa Cruz City School's middle and high school calendar.
No School Monday, May 27
We are Hiring Aides for Next Year
Please help us recruit quality staff to work with our students. If you or someone you know might be a good fit, please share our EdJoin posting or our Craigslist posting. Positions open until filled. If interested, please let Mr. Gross know immediately.
Please Pay All Bills THIS WEEK!
Please come to the office to pay your bills - Lunch, Rec, Care, Chorus, and Preschool!
IF YOU PAY YOUR REC BILL IN FULL BY FRIDAY, MAY 31st, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR REC SERVICES IN JUNE ! (This applies to Rec. only.)
Please take care of these details as soon as possible and save the office (and yourself) from an uncomfortable phone call, as well as more office hours spent on billing. We are so busy this time of year, as are you, and we really appreciate your help. So come by at your earliest convenience. Thank you!
LCAP Public Hearing Tuesday, May 28, 4:00 pm. Staff and public are welcome. Agenda
Garden Care Summer Sign-Ups
Please sign up for summer garden care - eat plums, pick peas, cut flowers and care for the garden and new school landscape! Directions and a care video will be emailed to you. "The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow."
Click Here to Sign Up
Spring Concert May 29th - UPDATES
When: Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 @ 6 pm
Where: Pacific School Multi-Use Room
Who: All 3rd through 6th graders (not including the upper IS), choir and strings program. (Due to space constraints, K-2nd students will perform for the whole school during the day.)
Attire: "semi-fancy/nice" - such as what one might wear to a symphony, nice dinner or holiday party.
All School Concert: The whole school, including the K-2nd, will be rehearsing from 11-12 Tuesday, 5/28 and performing from 11-12 Wednesday, 5/29. Parents are welcome at either event.
School Library Reminders
May 28: All books due to the school library.
June 4: Overdue books will be marked lost and billed.
Please make sure your student's books are returned to the library before the end of the school year! Missing books will be billed to families if not returned by June 4.
Library wish list here!
Last Day of School, Thursday, June 6
This is a minimum day. Students are dismissed at 1:00, and there is NO REC OR AFTER CARE.
All parents, families, community members, and alumni are invited to come enjoy a taco lunch for $6 per plate. Please bring exact change on the day of the event, we are not selling tickets in advance.
Adults and older student are encouraged to please plan to stay after lunch and help clean the school and perform other volunteer tasks. YOUR HELP IS TREMENDOUSLY VALUABLE. In years when everyone pitches in staff can leave the school feeling good. In years where volunteering is limited, it creates a lot of extra stress on the staff.
Register Now: Summer Program for Preschool-Kindergarten Students
Pacific Preschool will have a 3-week/4-day-a-week summer program, if there are 11 committed families. Families should sign-up in the office on the clipboard, and pay (cash or check).
For Student Safety: Please Latch Gates!
If you have to open the latch to enter the school gates, please latch it again when you leave. Thank you.
Spring Events at Rancho Del Oso
Nature talks, walks, and classes. More Info.
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.
Mobile Health Clinic
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.
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!
Parents' Club Corner
Bingo Night Friday, May 31, 6:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the end of the school year at this fun family event! Including the BINGO NIGHT RAFFLE brought to you by Parents' Club.
plus more are available in the school office.
Please bring back any you are unable to sell.
Bingo Night Volunteers Needed:
Show up at the school at 5:15 to help with set up, break down, food service. ALSO looking for new prize donations, small items that you may have at home or from your business or a friend's.
Looking for Co-lead for Pacific School's Celebration of 4th of July!
Our best and most fun FUNdraiser! We need help! Please email email@example.com
Buy Spirit Wear Now!
On sale in the school office:
You are Needed!
This year is a transitional year for Parents' Club because many parents who are active in Parents' Club have children leaving next year for Middle School. We would like to meet more new parents at our meetings. Thank you to the new parents who have stepped up - we would like to to spread out the work so that they feel supported, not overwhelmed. We will find simple roles for you to help for as little as 3 hours.
We are looking for lead roles for the fundraisers (Drive For Schools, Bingo, Art + Wine and others). Please contact Caitlin at email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!
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!
*June 4 (Downtown Santa Cruz, Rosie McCann's)
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!