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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

Happy Fall Green Acres,                          November 19, 2020

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I want to begin by saying Thank You for your partnership, support, and enthusiasm thus far this 2020-2021 school year. I am sincerely grateful for the incredible connectedness of our school community.  Though together, we face extraordinary challenges with distance learning and coping with the global pandemic, there are so many sparks of happiness, successes, and hope.  
We culminated the first trimester with our first Virtual Lion Pride Assembly (click here to view) to celebrate some notable Lions.  In response to the new learning adaptations, we paused to recognize  “Super Zoomers,” “Digital Dynamos,” “Tryin Lions,” and “Lion Pride” to highlight and emphasize what a fantastic job our students are doing as they obtain an education in a completely different way.  Though we could not celebrate everyone individually, our upcoming parent conferences and report cards will allow teachers to share your child’s successes and offer feedback to support their specific learning goals.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you have not already confirmed your appointment.
Remember NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS November 23-27, 2020. 
This week is reserved for teachers to schedule parent conferences on November 23 and 24, then end the week with days to rest and reflect on all that we can be grateful for.    As I mentioned in our recent Parent Meeting (link posted on Recent New below), please be mindful of the health advice we receive from officials.   Here is the link for your convenience.  HOLIDAY SAFETY GUIDELINES
Our county Superintendent, Faris Sabbah, and all the district superintendents had hoped to return in January. Still, it seems unlikely in light of the current local and national  COVID outbreak.   For now, we must focus on the safety of our community and hope that we all make progress towards conquering this looming pandemic. Our district will be sending a Parent Survey soon in regards to returning in 2021. 
In the meantime, I wish you a safe, warm, and loving Thanksgiving Holiday with your immediate family.  Perhaps you can shop online to support our CHARLESTON WRAP FUNDRAISER that ends December 4th.  Please share the link with friends and family to help our school.  The proceeds support our Art Program to bring art home to children even through distance learning. 
The Home and School Club has been busy putting together fundraisers that will benefit our school financially while promoting a positive school climate and a sense of belonging. They are actively working with our Life Lab Leader to add more garden beds and replace old ones.  Here are the current needs for our Life Lab Science Garden:
1)  We are in dire need of cardboard, so if you have any, please throw it over the fence so we can use it to suppress weed growth. 
2) Another garden request is pavers to build a walking trail.  If you or anyone you know can donate some, please let us know.  
Also, HSC has organized an online logo specific store where you can purchase masks, hats, shirts, etc.!  Click here for our GREEN ACRES MERCHANDISE.  Thank you to the Home and School Club parents that work to make this all happen for our school.  Please join me in supporting their efforts by shopping and or attending the HSC monthly meetings. 
Proud To Serve,
Rebecca Dominguez Taylor
            Please read the attachment FALL Newsletter! It Includes important November Dates!

Feliz Otoño Green Acres,                 19 de noviembre de 2020

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Quiero comenzar dando las gracias por su colaboración, apoyo y entusiasmo hasta ahora este año escolar 2020-2021. Estoy sinceramente agradecida por la increíble conexión de nuestra comunidad escolar. Aunque juntos enfrentamos desafíos extraordinarios con el aprendizaje a distancia y el afrontamiento de la pandemia global, hay muchas chispas de felicidad, éxitos y esperanza.
Culminamos el primer trimestre con nuestra primera ASAMBLEA VIRTUAL DE ORGULLO LEON (haga clic aquí para ver) para celebrar algunos Leones notables. En respuesta a las nuevas adaptaciones de aprendizaje, hicimos una pausa para reconocer "Super Zoomers", "Digital Dynamos", "Tryin Lions" y "Lion Pride" para resaltar y enfatizar el trabajo fantástico que están haciendo nuestros estudiantes mientras obtienen una educación en una manera completamente diferente. Aunque no pudimos celebrar a todos individualmente, nuestras próximas conferencias de padres y boletas de calificaciones permitirán a los maestros compartir los éxitos de su hijo y ofrecer comentarios para apoyar sus objetivos de aprendizaje específicos. Comuníquese con la maestra de su hijo si aún no ha confirmado su cita.
Recuerde NO HAY ESCUELA PARA ESTUDIANTES del 23 al 27 de noviembre de 2020.
Esta semana está reservada para que las maestras programen conferencias de padres el 23 y 24 de noviembre, luego finalicen la semana con días para descansar y reflexionar sobre todo lo que podemos agradecer. Como mencioné en nuestra reciente reunión de padres (enlace publicado en Recent New a continuación), tenga en cuenta los consejos de salud que recibimos de los funcionarios. Aquí está el enlace para su conveniencia. DIRECTRICES DE SEGURIDAD PARA LAS VACACIONES
Nuestro superintendente del condado, Faris Sabbah, y todos los superintendentes de distrito esperaban regresar en enero. Aún así, parece poco probable a la luz del actual brote de COVID local y nacional. Por ahora, debemos centrarnos en la seguridad de nuestra comunidad y esperar que todos avancemos hacia la conquista de esta pandemia que se avecina. Nuestro distrito enviará una encuesta para padres pronto con respecto a regresar en 2021.
Mientras tanto, les deseo unas vacaciones de Acción de Gracias seguras, cálientitas y amorosas con su familia inmediata. Quizás pueda comprar en línea para apoyar nuestra Recaudación de Fondos CHARLESTON WRAP que finaliza el 4 de diciembre. Comparta el enlace con amigos y familiares para ayudar a nuestra escuela. Las ganancias apoyan nuestro Programa de Arte para llevar el arte a casa a los niños incluso a través del aprendizaje a distancia.
El Club del Hogar y la Escuela ha estado ocupado organizando eventos para recaudar fondos que beneficiarán a nuestra escuela financieramente mientras promueven un clima escolar positivo y un sentido de pertenencia. Están trabajando activamente con nuestro lider de Life Lab para agregar más jardineras y reemplazar las viejas. Estas son las necesidades actuales de nuestro Jardín de Ciencia  Life Lab:
1) Tenemos una gran necesidad de cartón, así que si tiene, tírelo sobre la cerca para que podamos usarlo para eliminar el crecimiento de malezas.
2) Otra solicitud del jardín son los adoquines para construir un sendero para caminar. Si usted o alguien que conoce puede donar algo, por favor llamame.
 Además, HSC ha organizado una tienda de logotipos en línea donde puede comprar máscaras, gorras, camisas, etc. Haga clic aquí para ver nuestra MERCANCÍA GREEN ACRES. Gracias a los padres del Club de Hogar y Escuela que trabajan para que todo esto suceda en nuestra escuela. Únase a mí para apoyar sus esfuerzos comprando o asistiendo a las reuniones mensuales del HSC.
Orgullosa de Servir,
Rebecca Dominguez Taylor, Directora

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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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