Please Sell Drive for School Tickets! EXTENDED DEADLINE = 8 PM Sunday, October 25
Your Student's Drawing is Needed!
All students, please complete a self-portrait, following these directions, by Friday, October 30. Pictures will be used for a school-wide tea towel fundraiser. Thanks for participating!
School Library Now Open!
See information on how to order, receive, and return books here.
Workshop: Supporting Students with Special Needs during Distance Learning
Free workshop for parents and free educational kids Zoom hour: Tuesday, 10/27, 3:00-4:30
English Flyer Spanish Flyer
School Photo Day November 6
All families will be assigned times to arrive for their school photos. Your teacher will tell you your family's time. COVID safety measures will be in place. Each classroom will not take a group photo, but instead a composite photo will be compiled. Please plan to come, even if you do not wish to order pictures, so that your student can be represented with their class. If you do want to order pictures, you can bring your order form and money on the day of the photos. Please follow the parking guidelines.
Deals on Computers
Santa Cruz Tech Exchange is a local business offering deals on computers to Santa Cruz students and families. You can also donate used computers to the program.
Get a Free Smart Thermometer
Pacific School is participating in this program. Please download the app and get your free thermometer now, in preparation for school opening for in-person instruction. Limit one per family.
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.
Resources for Surviving 2020
Affected by fires, COVID, or anything else during 2020? Let's be honest - it's been rough for everyone. Find the help you need on Pacific School's Crisis Response or Community Resources pages, located under For PES Families. Or start by calling 211.
FEMA has extended its deadline to register for assistance. The new deadline is November 21, 2020. Even if you think you will not be eligible for assistance you should still register because there are a variety of assistance programs, including rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance for which you may be eligible. The deadline for Small Business Administration Loans has also been extended. Register for FEMA first and then with the SBA.
Parents' Club Info.
Please Sell Drive for School Tickets - EXTENDED DEADLINE = 8 PM Sunday, October 25
Tell your friends and family to go to www.pacificschoolfoundation.org and scroll down to find the yellow "Buy Now" button. They can have a chance to win $25,000 while supporting Pacific School programs!
Drive for school is our biggest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds go 100% to the school! In order to meet our goal, we need all of the tickets sold, but others are not stepping up - sales are currently way down from last year - we need YOUR HELP IMMEDIATELY.
In order to maintain our current programs this school year, we need each family to donate $100 per student. Selling Drive for Schools tickets helps us reach that goal, and as a bonus, everyone has a chance to win $25,000 and other prizes! All the money raised through Drive for Schools goes directly to support our school budget.
Halloween Celebration and School Drive-By 10/29 12:00-1:00
Come celebrate Halloween for our first-ever Drive by Pacific Elementary School event!
What: Wear your costumes, drive through Davenport (old town and new town), visit your school in a socially distanced manner, pick up a school lunch, wave to your teachers, explore the neighborhood and feel the connection to our community. Feel free to make signs and decorate your cars.
When: Thursday, October 29th, Noon to 1:00
Route: See Map Here. Start at Pacific School (50 Ocean Street, Davenport), and pick up school lunch (free for everyone under 18 and $6 for adults). Then turn right on Marine View, left on Church St, drive around the loop by the Davenport Resource Center and church, left and drive down Marine View, left on San Vicente and drive to the end, turn around at the end and drive back up San Vicente, turn right on Marine View, turn left on Davenport Ave, at Highway 1 turn right. Visit 'New Town' - head north on highway 1 to cement plant road, pass the cement plant, drive to 'New Town', right on 1st street, left on Adeline, left on 3rd street, return to Highway 1 and see the coast.
The Pacific School Foundation, the Pacific School PTA, is in need of help. Parent volunteers are essential to run this nonprofit and support our favorite public school.
We are looking for parent volunteers for the essential position of Treasurer or two people to be co-treasurers. The treasurer is essential in our being able to financially support the school through collecting donations, depositing at Wells Fargo and checking the mail in Davenport. We are in need of your help.
Please contact me to discuss volunteering. Thank you! Samantha firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Please Read the Weekly Memo
The memo includes a wealth of updates, information, and resources. Please read it. Find it here: Memo Archive
Please use the 2020-21 School Calendar to plan your vacations during school holidays so your student can "attend" all 180 school days.
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!