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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!

Upcoming Events

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Principal's Message

Greetings Green Acres Families,                          September 21, 2020

Tomorrow is the first day of Fall, and there is no shortage of things to do!   Here is an update of Green Acres News and Events:

Picture Days -  September 16 and September 17 
This was a big success, and a whopping 300 students came to take their picture!  I would like to thank everyone for your participation and cooperation in our coordinated efforts to make the process as stress-free and fun as possible.  It was so wonderful to see those smiling Lion faces! 
School Site Council (SSC) Parent Ballot
Hooray Hooray!  We have TWO wonderful candidates for membership in our School Site Council. Please click on the attached   SSC Ballot to officially vote both of them in.  Ballots are due on Thursday, September 24, 2020.    

Drive For Schools Fundraiser

Wowser!  Our ticket sellers have hit the ground running!  We have several students already sell both of their ticket packets and have come for more!  Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm!  It is people like you that keep Green Acres and a fantastic place for kids.  Our Life Lab is historic and unique.  It needs your help to maintain it!  Your ticket sales help keep those gates open and the program funded. Thank you for your efforts!  

NOTE: There is a correction on the treasurer’s contact information.  It should read     (Not  .com). Here is the updated Drive For School Flyer

Virtual Back To School - Thursday, September 24, 2020, 5:30-7:00 pm
Back To School is an important school tradition that allows teachers and parents to meet to learn about the goals, expectations, and requirements each student has for the school year.  Because of COVID19, we will have ours virtually.  
The schedule will be as follows: 
5:30 pm -6:00 pm Principal’s Message
6:00 pm -6:30 pm Teacher Session #1
6:30 pm -7:00 pm Teacher Session #2
Please Mark Your Calendars. 

ZOOM Link Invitations will be emailed parents on Thursday Morning

Parent Portal Passcodes Sent
We have mailed instructions on how to create a Parent Portal.  This portal will be the ONLY way for you to update your child’s emergency contact information and fill out other legal documents.  Please call the office for support and guidance if you have difficulty accessing or completing the forms. Our office is open from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. 

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,        21 de septiembre de 2020

¡Mañana es el primer día de otoño y no hay falta de cosas que hacer! Aquí hay una actualización de Noticias y Eventos de Green Acres:

Días de Fotos: 16 y 17 de septiembre
¡Fue un gran éxito y mas de 300 estudiantes vinieron a tomarse una foto! Me gustaría agradecer a todos por su participación y cooperación en nuestros esfuerzos coordinados para hacer que el proceso sea lo más libre de estrés y divertido posible. ¡Fue tan maravilloso ver esas caras sonrientes de nuestros Leónes!

Balotas de padres del Consejo del Plantel Escolar (SSC)
¡Hurra, hurra! Tenemos DOS candidatos maravillosos para ser miembros de nuestro Consejo del Plantel Escolar.   Haga clic en la BALOTA de  SSC adjunta para votar oficialmente por ambos. Las balotas deben entregarse el jueves 23 de septiembre de 2020.

Recaudación de Fondos de Drive For Schools   $$$$
¡Guau! ¡Varios alumnos han comenzado a trabajar! ¡Tenemos varios estudiantes que ya han vendido sus dos paquetes de boletos y pedido por más! ¡Gracias a todos por su apoyo y entusiasmo! Son personas como ustedes que mantienen Green Acres y un lugar increíble para niños. Nuestro Life Lab es histórico y especial. ¡Necesita su ayuda para mantenerlo! Su venta de boletos ayuda a mantener esas puertas abiertas y el programa financiado. ¡Gracias por sus esfuerzos!

NOTA: Hay una corrección en la información de contacto del tesorero. Debería leer     (No  .com)  Aquí está el folleto actualizado Drive For School Flyer

Noche de Regreso Virtual: jueves 24 de septiembre de 2020,      5:30-7: 00 pm
La Noche de Regreso  es una tradición escolar importante que brinda a los maestros y padres la oportunidad de reunirse con el propósito de aprender sobre las metas, expectativas y requisitos que cada estudiante tiene para el año escolar. Por COVID19, lo tendremos virtualmente. 
El horario será el siguiente:
5:30 pm -6: 00 pm Mensaje de la Directora
6:00 pm -6: 30 pm Sesión de maestras # 1
6:30 pm -7: 00 pm Sesión de maestras # 2
Marquen sus calendarios. Las invitaciones de ZOOM serán enviadas por correo electrónico a medida que nos acerquemos al evento.  

Las invitaciones de ZOOM Link se enviarán a los padres por correo electrónico el jueves por la mañana

Se enviaron las contraseñas del Portal de Padres
Les hemos enviado instrucciones por correo sobre cómo crear un Portal de  Padres. Este portal será la ÚNICA forma de actualizar la información de contacto de emergencia de su hijo/a y para completar otros documentos legales. Llame a la oficina para obtener ayuda y orientación si tiene dificultades para completar los formularios. Nuestra oficina está abierta de 8:00 am hasta las 3:00 pm.

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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