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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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Principal's Message

Greetings Green Acres Families,                          October 6, 2020

Happy Fall to all!  We have over 35 days under our belts!  Many of you have really worked hard to help your children be successful and it is truly impressive!  You are a remarkable group of individuals that clearly want your children to thrive.  Thank you for your continued partnership!  The staff has shared remarkable stories of successes and students ARE learning!  Keep going Lions!  It is possible! You are living proof!
We are busy learning and growing too!  In fact, this Monday, October 12, 2020, our entire teaching staff will be participating in an all-day Professional Development Day.  Therefore, there is no class for students.  Enjoy the three-day weekend Lions!  We will be focused on learning for your benefit!  Here is the flyer emailed to families: 

Drive For Schools Fundraiser $1200 so far Lions

Hey hey hey!  We have a sales force on the move!  I have seen many Lions turn in their tickets and come back for more!  Ms. Bondor sent an email to her friends and sold $250 dollars worth of tickets to her friend in OREGON!  That PayPal QR Code works!  Serna Walker created her own video and with mom at her side blasted it on social media! She has been back for A LOT for more tickets to sell.  Go, Serna!  Each of you have success stories and I am so proud of all of you!  GO LIONS lets sell sell sell for our wonderful outdoor science garden!!
Leading Sales by Classrooms So Far
1st PLACE - 4th Grade Room 22 - Mrs. Gilpin 
2nd PLACE -  Kinder Room 42 - Mrs. Murphy
3rd PLACE - 5th Grade Room 52 - Mrs. Billey

Top 3 classes for last week
By the way, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has added prizes for ticket buyers! Click on the Link to check it out!

 Here is our flyer with prize reminders and our PayPal QR Code Drive For School Flyer

As we all continue to manage life’s challenges and seek to overcome obstacles, remember that you are your child’s hero.  You are a source of comfort, strength, guidance, and love.  Take care of yourselves and your own social-emotional needs.  Here is a great read SEL FOR PARENTS.
We are honored to work with you in providing the best learning experience for your child(ren). Stay well and let us know if we can be of assistance. 

In Collaboration and Support,
Rebecca Dominguez Taylor, Principal

Saludos Familias de Green Acres,        6 de octubre de 2020

¡Feliz otoño a todos! ¡Tenemos más de 35 días en nuestro haber! Muchos de ustedes han trabajado mucho para ayudar a sus hijos a tener éxito y es realmente impresionante. Sois un grupo extraordinario de personas que claramente quieren que sus hijos prosperen. ¡Gracias por su continua colaboración! El personal ha compartido historias notables de éxitos y los estudiantes ESTÁN aprendiendo. ¡Sigan adelante Leones! ¡Es posible! ¡Eres una prueba viviente!
¡Estamos ocupados aprendiendo y creciendo también! De hecho, este lunes 12 de octubre de 2020, todo nuestro personal participará en un Día de Desarrollo Profesional. Por lo tanto, no hay clases para estudiantes. ¡Disfrute de  los tres días de descanso Leones! ¡Nos centraremos en aprender para tu beneficio! Aquí está el volante enviado por correo electrónico a las familias:

Recaudación de Fondos de Drive For Schools   $1200 Hasta Ahora

¡Hey hey hey! ¡Tenemos una fuerza de ventas en movimiento! ¡He visto a muchos Leones entregar sus boletos y volver por más! ¡La Sra. Bondor envió un correo electrónico a sus amigos y vendió boletos por valor de $ 250 dólares a su amigo en OREGON! ¡Ese código QR de PayPal funciona! ¡Serna Walker creó su propio video y con su mamá a su lado lo lanzó en las redes sociales! Ella ha vuelto por MUCHOS más boletos para vender. ¡Adelante, Serna! ¡Cada uno de ustedes tienen historias de éxito y estoy muy orgulloso de todos! VAMOS LEONES a vender para nuestro jardin de sciencia !!
Líderes de ventas por aulas hasta ahora
1er LUGAR - Cuarto Grado Salón 22 - Sra. Gilpin
2do LUGAR - Kinder Room 42 - Sra. Murphy
3er LUGAR - 5to Grado Salón 52 - Sra. Billey
Por cierto, ¡El Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ha agregado premios para los compradores de boletos! Haga clic en el enlace para comprobarlo.
Aquí está el folleto actualizado Drive For School Flyer

Mientras todos continuamos manejando los desafíos de la vida y buscamos superar los obstáculos, recuerde que usted es el héroe de su hijo/a. Eres una fuente de consuelo, fortaleza, guía y amor. Cuiden de ustedes mismos y de sus propias necesidades socioemocionales. Aquí hay una gran articulo  SEL PARA PADRES.  Nos sentimos honrados de trabajar con usted para brindar la mejor experiencia de aprendizaje para su hijo/a. Manténgase bien y avísenos si podemos ser de ayuda.
En Colaboración y Apoyo,
Rebecca Dominguez Taylor, Directora

Recent News

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Drive For Schools Fundraiser!

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is happening now! ¡Nuestra recaudación de fondos más grande del año está sucediendo ahora!
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Notice is hereby given that a public hearing regarding textbook and instructional materials compliance will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at the Live Oak School District Board Meeting via Zoom. The meeting is open to the public at 6:00 p.m.

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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