Attention: New 2020 / 2021 School Dates

Please note that the first day of school for the 2020 / 2021 school year will be Thursday August 13th 2020. The last day will be May 28th 2021.

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About Us

Green Acres Elementary School has been recognized by the state of California as a Gold Ribbon Award School based on our literacy program. At Green Acres, we believe in the importance of educating the whole child and hope to ignite a passion for learning by incorporating art, music, physical education, digital skills, and our Life Lab Garden into the curriculum.
Reading is a priority in our school. Our Response to Intervention (RTI) Program provides time each day dedicated for reading instruction geared to meet the individual needs of students. An important goal for our students is that they learn to communicate their thinking orally and in writing, and to be able to apply their learning to novel situations.
Green Acres is home to a committed staff that works together and models the collaborative spirit we wish to inspire in our students. We hope to foster a growth mindset in our community, so that challenges can be routinely viewed as opportunities for learning. We want our students to learn that perseverance pays off in meeting personal goals, along with our rigorous academic standards.
Our staff is committed to the safety and well-being of all students. We use Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at our school, which includes school-wide rules and common expectations for all students. We have a counselor on staff who organizes social skills groups throughout the year. Our child nutrition program is second to none, with fresh food prepared daily in our district. We have a recess coach who organizes group activities during recess.
Along with great programs and a wonderful facility, it is the students, families and staff that make this school a gem in the heart of Santa Cruz County!

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower, inspire and ensure equitable opportunities for every student to thrive. We teach and nurture the whole child in an academically rigorous, collaborative and innovative learning environment.

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Language Ambassadors/ Embajadores de Idioma

The main purposes of Language Ambassadors are to: 1) Promote Bi-Literacy by maintaining the home language and working towards achieving the Bi-Literacy Seal at graduation 2) Providing Enrichment and Encouragement to seeking to learn a second language We have several Family Nights and Student Workshops planned that lead to our culminating celebration on March 31, 2020, from 4-6 pm at Live Oak Elementary School. Come find out more! It is worth it to learn more about multilingualism. Look at our link for dates and further information or speak to Ms. Gilbert or Ms. Taylor. Los propósitos principales de Embajadres de Lenguaje son: 1) Promover la bi-alfabetización… manteniendo el idioma del hogar y trabajando para lograr el sello de bi-alfabetización en la graduación 2) Proporcionando enriquecimiento y estímulo para tratar de aprender un segundo idioma Tenemos varias Noches Familiares y Talleres Estudiantiles planeados que conducen a nuestra celebración culminante el 31 de marzo de 2020, de 4 a 6 pm en la Escuela Primaria Live Oak. ¡Ven a descubrir más! Vale la pena aprender más sobre el multilingüismo. Mire nuestro enlace para las fechas y por más información habla con la Sra. Gilbert o la Sra. Taylor.
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ELL “Reclassification” Info Night / Noche de Información de Reclasificación

If your child is an English language learner (ELL) in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grade, you will not want to miss this event. We will explain that the goal of your child is to meet the “Reclassification” level of achievement as soon as possible and the impact of not being able to achieve this status. We will explain the process of how that happens and how you can help your child. January 22, 2020 in library 5:30-7:00 dinner served 5:30-6:00 pm. Si su hijo esta aprendiendo inglés como segunda idioma (ELL) en el 3er, 4to o 5to grado, no querrá perderse este evento. Explicaremos que el objetivo de su hijo es alcanzar el nivel de logro de "Reclasificación" lo antes posible y el impacto de no poder alcanzar este estado. Explicaremos el proceso de cómo sucede y cómo puede ayudar a su hijo. 22 de enero 2020 en la biblioteca 5:30-7:00 pm serverimos la cena.
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Principal's Message

Greetings Green Acres Family!
We have reached our 104th day of school and student-led conferences are just around the corner! Wow! How time flies! The entire week of February 24 through February 28 we will be on restructured days, 8:00 am -12:40 pm so that students can be scheduled to present their work along with their teachers. Keep an eye out for messages from your child's teacher attempting to schedule a day and time for this proud moment that students get to present their hard work.
With less than 80 days of school left, and the flu season nearly behind us, I would like to thank everyone for their efforts in being in school every day and on time. Our data in both attendance and academic achievement will be greatly impacted by our collective efforts and our students are the beneficiaries.
Please keep an eye on the calendar as we have many events coming up! Our Language Ambassadors will culminate their projects at Live Oak Elementary on March 31, Family Art Night will be on March 17, Parent's Night Out on March 7, Family Math Night March 25th, and lots of other on-site events are planned for students. Green Acres is a great place for kids and we continue to work hard to ensure all students are academically and socially emotionally prepared for 21st-century work.
Please make sure you are checking out our web page calendar for planned events, dates, and times. Also, if you are not receiving reminder texts, please send a text message to 87569 and type in the word YES.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership!
Rebecca Taylor, Principal
Saludos Familia Green Acres!

¡Hemos llegado a nuestro 104º día de clases y las conferencias dirigidas por estudiantes están a la vuelta de la esquina! ¡WOW! ¡Cómo pasa el tiempo! Toda la semana del 24 de febrero al 28 de febrero estaremos en días reestructurados, quiere decier, entramos a las 8:00 a.m. y a salimos a las 12:40 p.m. para que los estudiantes puedan demostrar su trabajo junto con sus maestras. Estén atentos a los mensajes de la maestra de su hijo/a que intenta programar un día y una hora para este momento de orgullo en el que los estudiantes pueden presentar su arduo trabajo.

Con menos de 80 días de escuela que nos queda, y la temporada de gripe casi ha pasado, me gustaría agradecer a todos por sus esfuerzo de asistir a la escuela todos los días y a tiempo. Nuestros datos en asistencia y rendimiento académico se verán muy afectados por nuestros esfuerzos colectivos y nuestros estudiantes son los beneficiarios.

¡Estén atentos al calendario ya que tenemos muchos eventos por venir! Nuestros Embajadores de Idiomas culminarán sus proyectos en Live Oak Elementary el 31 de marzo, la Noche de Arte Familiar será el 17 de marzo, la Noche de Padres el 7 de marzo, la Noche de Matemáticas Familiar el 25 de marzo y se planean muchos otros eventos en el sitio para los estudiantes. Green Acres es un gran lugar para los niños y seguimos trabajando arduamente para garantizar que todos los estudiantes estén preparados académicamente y socialmente para el trabajo del siglo XXI.

Asegúrese de consultar nuestro calendario de la página web para eventos, fechas y horarios planificados. Además, si no recibe mensajes de texto recordatorios, envíe un mensaje de texto al 87569 y escriba la palabra SÍ.

¡Gracias por su continuo apoyo y colaboración!
En Servicio,
Rebecca Taylor, Directora
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