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!

Upcoming Events

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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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

 
 
Happy New Year, Green Acres!
 
It is great to see everyone back and ready to learn! We started the week back by gathering in Culture Climate Assemblies with all students and staff. We regrouped as a team to talk about what makes Green Acres “Stand Out” from all the schools in the county and what each one of us needs to do to maintain a positive school culture here at Green Acres. Here is an outline of what we shared:
1) We come to school to LEARN and DEVELOP our Character. We focus on the whole student, so we learn to think       and how to act.
2) We keep an eye on our goals and never give up! We keep a Positive Growth Mindset and believe in ourselves           because, without self-belief, we will not reach our goals.
3) We reviewed our school rules and expectations and committed to following the directions of all staff so we can          maintain safety.
4) We committed to being at school every day and on time because school is hard work and essential for a better           future.
5) We repeated the fact that each Lion is valuable and an important member of our community. Hence, we are glad       to see them here!
6) We ended with a video highlighting all the great learning and actual events we have shared as a school               community thus far.
 
The children were so glad to be back and bursting with energy and curiosity. Do not let them fool you into believing they do not want to come to school as you may have difficulty getting them out of their warm beds! They love their school! Once they are here, they are alert and ready to go!
 
We know parenting is challenging and sometimes hectic, but remember that we are here to support. We take pride in helping children develop into their best selves and future leaders. Please take a look at our school calendar and plan on joining in the events we have scheduled. Each event we plan is to serve and advance the learning of our entire community. We take our jobs and the opportunity to serve very seriously and with great pride. We appreciate the partnership we share with you. Please know that no matter what, we will do our best to help in any way we can.
 
In-Service,
Rebecca Taylor, Principal
 
P.S. Missing any sweaters or jackets?  Our lost and found box in the cafeteria is loaded with lost items. We will be donating items to a local charity of items not collected by January 17, 2020.
 
 
 
Feliz Año Nuevo, Green Acres!
 
¡Es genial ver a todos de regreso y listos para aprender! Comenzamos la semana de regreso reuniéndonos en Asambleas de Cultura Climática con todos los estudiantes y el personal. Nos reagrupamos en equipo para hablar sobre lo que hace que Green Acres se destaque de todas las escuelas del condado y lo que cada uno de nosotros debe hacer para mantener una cultura escolar positiva aquí en Green Acres. Aquí hay un resumen de lo que compartimos:
• 1) Venimos a la escuela para APRENDER y DESARROLLAR nuestro carácter. Nos centramos en todo el alumno, por lo que aprendemos a pensar y como actuar.
• 2) ¡Vigilamos nuestros objetivos y nunca nos rendimos! Mantenemos una mentalidad de crecimiento positivo y creemos en nosotros mismos porque, sin confianza en nosotros mismos, no alcanzaremos nuestros objetivos.
• 3) Revisamos las reglas y expectativas de nuestra escuela y nos comprometimos a seguir las instrucciones de todo el personal para que podamos mantener la seguridad.
• 4)Nos comprometimos a estar en la escuela todos los días y a tiempo porque la escuela es un trabajo duro y esencial para un futuro mejor.
• 5) Repetimos el hecho de que cada León es valioso y un miembro importante de nuestra comunidad. Por lo tanto, nos complace verlos aquí.
• 6) Terminamos con un video que destaca todos los grandes aprendizajes y eventos reales que hemos compartido como comunidad escolar hasta ahora.
 
Los niños estaban muy contentos de volver y llenos de energía y curiosidad. ¡No dejes que te engañen haciéndote creer que no quieren venir a la escuela ya que puedes tener dificultades para sacarlos de sus camas calientitas! ¡Aman su escuela! Una vez que están aquí, ¡están alertos y listos para aprender!
 
Sabemos que la crianza de los hijos es desafiante y, a veces, demasiado ocupado, pero recuerda que estamos aquí para apoyarte. Nos enorgullecemos de ayudar a los niños a convertirse en su mejor persona y futuros líderes. Eche un vistazo a nuestro calendario escolar y planee unirse a los eventos que hemos programado. Cada evento que planeamos es para servir y avanzar el aprendizaje de toda nuestra comunidad. Tomamos nuestro trabajo y la oportunidad de servir muy en serio y con gran orgullo. Apreciamos la asociación que compartimos con usted. Tenga en cuenta que no importa qué, haremos nuestro mejor esfuerzo para ayudar de cualquier manera que podamos.
 
En Servicio,
Rebecca Taylor, Directora
 
 
PD ¿Te faltan suéteres o chaquetas? Nuestra caja de objetos perdidos en la cafetería está cargada de artículos perdidos. no recolectados. Donaremos artículos no recolectadas antes del 17 de enero de 2020 a una organización local. 
 
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