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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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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.

Recent News

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Hispanic Holiday's Dec. 18, 2019 / Fiesta Navideñas 18 de diciembre

An Introduction to Language Ambassadors sponsored by Green Acres English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC). Please Join Us! Una Introducción a los Embajadores del Idioma patrocinado por el Comité Asesor del Idioma Inglés de Green Acres (ELAC). ¡Por favor únete a nosotros!
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Reindeer Run / Corrida de Venados

Parents are invited to watch students participate in a healthy race around the track. Reindeer antlers are welcome! Padres son invitados para ver a nuestros alumnos participar en una carrera saludable alrededor de nuestra pista. Las cornamentas de renos son bienvenidos.
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Principal's Message

Happy Fall Green Acres Families!                                     
 
I am so proud to report that our first trimester here at Green Acres has been full of successes.  Students made progress in math using strategies that help develop conceptual understanding; students passed and even surpassed reading goals established at the beginning of the school year. We discovered scientists and writers and engineers through active participation in writing workshops and science experiments!  I frequently visited classrooms and am proud to report that here at Green Acres, teachers are working very hard at delivering high-quality instruction to all students. We have a very talented and dedicated group of teachers. Please take a peek at their educational backgrounds and personally meaningful quotes posted on our website to get a better picture of what they are all about. There is more work to be done, so we continue to promote a Positive Growth Mindset with our weekly quotes and provide lots of daily encouragement.
 
Also, we have made great strides in improving our attendance rates. Thank you, parents, for sending your children to school every day and on time. Recall that our goal is 97% average daily attendance, which is no more than five days absent for the entire school year. 
 
I would also like to thank the many helping hands that made our Harvest Festival, Bike To School Day, and our Drive for Schools fundraiser all enormous successes. These community-building events support us both financially and in spirted ways that make students and staff happy, proud members of our learning community.  In addition, our School Site Council, English Advisory Council, and our Home School Club are all working to make a valuable and meaningful impact on our school. We are grateful for the parent and teacher volunteers that make it all possible.
 
I am currently working on a new way of delivering our quarterly newsletter that will be sent electronically via email. It will be full of valuable information and updates. Access information to the newsletter will be complete after the Thanksgiving Holiday. It will be accessible in multiple languages via the website.  Please make sure we have a current email address for you on file for you to receive it. 
 
December and January promise to be full of more learning and excitement, so please anticipate more upcoming news about future events.  Please expect rain and flu season with high vigilance and plan for proactive measures to keep our students healthy and ready for rain. School is open rain or shine, and we want all our Lions here healthy and ready to grow their hearts and brains.
 
In-Service and With Respect,
 
Ms. Taylor, Proud Principal of Green Acres

P.S. Missing any sweaters or jackets?  Our lost and found box in the cafeteria is loaded with lost items. 
 
 
 
 
¡Feliz otoño Familias de Green Acres!                            

Estoy muy orgulloso de informarles que nuestro primer trimestre aquí en Green Acres ha estado lleno de éxitos. Los estudiantes progresaron en matemáticas usando estrategias que ayudan a desarrollar la comprensión conceptual; los estudiantes cumplieron e incluso superaron las metas de lectura establecidas al comienzo del año escolar por el primer trimestre. ¡Descubrimos científicos, escritores e ingenieros a través de la participación activa en talleres de escritura y experimentos científicos! Visité las aulas frecuentemente y me enorgullece informarles que aquí en Green Acres, las maestras están trabajando muy duro para brindar instrucción de alta calidad a todos los estudiantes. Tenemos un grupo de maestras muy talentosas y dedicadadas. Eche un vistazo a sus antecedentes educativos y citas personalmente significativas publicadas en nuestro sitio web para tener una mejor idea de lo que se trata cada una. Hay más trabajo que hacer, por lo que continuamos promoviendo una mentalidad de crecimiento positivo con nuestras citas semanales y brindamos mucho aliento diario.
 
Además, hemos avanzado mucho en mejorar nuestras metas de asistencia. Gracias, padres, por enviar a sus hijos a la escuela todos los días y a tiempo. Recuerde que nuestra meta es el 97% de asistencia diaria, es decier que no esten ausente más de cinco días durante todo el año escolar.
 
También me gustaría agradecer a las muchas manos de ayuda que hicieron que nuestro Festival de la Cosecha, el Día de la Bicicleta/Caminada a la Escuela y el evento para nuestra recaudación de fondos “Drive for Schools” fueran un enorme éxito. Estos eventos positivos de la comunidad nos apoyan no solo economicamente, pero tambien hacen que los estudiantes y el personal sientan entusiasmo y orgullo como miembros de nuestra comunidad de aprendizaje. Además, nuestro Consejo de Sitio Escolar, el Consejo Asesor de Inglés y nuestro Club de Escuela en Casa (HSC) están trabajando para tener un impacto valioso y significativo en nuestra escuela. Agradecemos a los padres y maestros voluntarios que lo hacen posible.

Actualmente estoy trabajando en una nueva forma de entregar nuestro boletín trimestral que se enviará electrónicamente por correo electrónico. Estará lleno de información valiosa y actualizaciones. La información de acceso al boletín estará completa después de las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias. Será accesible en varios idiomas a través del sitio web. Asegúrese de que tengamos una dirección de correo electrónico actual para poder recibirlo.

Diciembre y enero prometen estar llenos de más aprendizaje y emoción, así que por favor anticipe más noticias sobre eventos futuros. Espere la temporada de lluvia y gripa con alta vigilancia y planifique medidas proactivas para mantener a nuestros estudiantes saludables y listos para la lluvia. La escuela está abierta, con sol o lluvia, y queremos que todos nuestros Leones estén sanos y listos para crecer sus corazones y cerebros.
 
En Servicio y Con Respeto,     
 
Sra. Taylor, Directora Orgullosa de Green Acres
 
PD ¿Te faltan suéteres o chaquetas? Nuestra caja de objetos perdidos en la cafetería está cargada de artículos perdidos.
 
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