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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

 

Winter Greetings Green Acres,                           January 14, 2021

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The 2021 year is now in full swing, and I’m sure you are all hopeful of our potential return to normal. We have been keeping our pulse on the COVID numbers and watching state notices with bright eyes.  We want to hear from you now that we have 2020 behind and vaccines in our near future. Please click here to participate in this most recent PARENT SURVEY.  Your responses help us understand you and the community we serve. 
 
Teachers and students are back to their online classrooms, and recently students participated in a survey.  The good news is that most students are generally doing well despite the challenges of distance learning.  There are those, however, that are severely struggling and in need of additional support. Thus, our district is working to begin creating small cohorts of students to return to Outdoor School, which will occur at Live Oak Elementary School.  Following CDC guidelines, we have strict guidelines as we slowly transition students back to in-person support. 
 
What is relevant to ALL our Lions is Art! Next week, all students will receive weekly online art instruction from our new art instructor, Ms. Gina Garcia. She will deliver both visual art instruction and dance!   This Friday, January 15, 2021, ALL students will have an item to pick up at our distribution center to participate in her art classes.  Please make sure you stop by to collect your child’s art supplies. NOTE: Please do not come if you have COVID symptoms or exposure.  Please contact the office if this is the case, and we will work with you. While you are there, take advantage of an opportunity to purchase your Green Acres Face Mask!  Both adult and child sizes will be on sale for $5.00 each!   So bring some cash!
 
Our SSC and ELAC parent and teacher members have been staunch supporters of our school programs and have been working together since September to ensure we meet state and federal guidelines and processes.  These parent’s efforts and attendance at monthly meetings have been paramount to our continued success.  Thank you, SSC AND ELAC council members! 
 
In the meantime, our handful of loyal Home and School Club (HSC) parents have been working behind the scenes to fundraise and help us refurbish our Life Lab.  HSC is also fundraising to pay for the upcoming art classes delivered through a combined effort from a partial grant from Spectra Art Foundation, HSC, and our district.  Please continue to support our school by supporting their fundraising efforts!  By the way, the Charleston Wrap Fundraiser gave us a very welcome $1100 return!  Thank you to all who went online to purchase items.  
 
Our GREEN ACRES MERCHANDISE is still open for business!  Here is your one-stop-shop for Lion spirit wear!   If you purchased something for your kids, please send me a picture as I collect spirited photos of our proud Lions.  It’s never too late to show your Lion Pride!
 
Proud To Serve,
Rebecca Dominguez Taylor
Principal
rtaylor@losd.ca
 
 

Saludos en invierno de Green Acres,           14 de enero de 2022

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El año 2021 está ahora en pleno camino y estoy segura de que todos tienen la esperanza de que volvamos a la normalidad. Hemos estado manteniendo nuestro pulso en los números de COVID y mirando los avisos estatales con ojos brillantes. Queremos saber de usted ahora que tenemos 2020 atrasado y las vacunas en nuestro futuro cercano. Haga clic aquí para participar en esta ENCUESTA PARA PADRES más reciente. Sus respuestas nos ayudan a comprenderlo a usted y a la comunidad a la que servimos.
 
Las maestras y los estudiantes han vuelto a sus aulas en línea y, recientemente, los estudiantes participaron en una encuesta. La buena noticia es que, en general, la mayoría de los estudiantes les va bien a pesar de los desafíos del aprendizaje a distancia. Hay quienes, sin embargo, están luchando seriamente y necesitan apoyo adicional. Por lo tanto, nuestro distrito está trabajando para comenzar a crear pequeños grupos de estudiantes para regresar a la escuela al aire libre, lo que ocurrirá en la escuela primaria Live Oak. Siguiendo las pautas de CDC, tenemos pautas estrictas a medida que hacemos la transición de los estudiantes al apoyo en persona.
 
¡Lo que es relevante para TODOS nuestros Leones es el arte! La próxima semana, todos los estudiantes recibirán instrucción de arte en línea semanal de nuestra nueva instructora, la Srta. Gina García. ¡Ella impartirá instrucción de artes visuales y danza! Este viernes 15 de enero de 2021, TODOS los estudiantes tendrán un artículo para recoger en nuestro centro de distribución para participar en sus clases de arte. Asegúrese de pasar a recoger los materiales de arte de su hijo/a. NOTA: No venga si tiene síntomas o exposición a COVID. Comuníquese con la oficina si este es el caso y trabajaremos con usted.  ¡Mientras esté allí, aproveche la oportunidad de comprar su mascarilla facial Green Acres! ¡Tanto los tamaños para adultos como para niños estarán a la venta por $5.00 cada uno! ¡Así que trae algo en efectivo!
 
Nuestros padres y maestras de SSC y ELAC han apoyado firmemente nuestros programas escolares y han estado trabajando juntos desde septiembre para garantizar que cumplimos con las pautas y procesos estatales y federales. Los esfuerzos y la asistencia de estos padres a las reuniones mensuales han sido fundamentales para nuestro éxito continuo. ¡Gracias, miembros del consejo de SSC Y ELAC!
 
Mientras tanto, nuestro puñado de padres leales del Home and School Club (HSC) ha estado trabajando para recaudar fondos y ayudarnos a renovar nuestro Life Lab. HSC también está recaudando fondos para pagar las próximas clases de arte impartidas a través de un esfuerzo combinado de una subvención parcial de la Spectra Art Foundation, HSC y nuestro distrito. ¡Continúe apoyando a nuestro esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos! Por cierto, la recaudación de fondos Charleston Wrap nos dio una muy bienvenida devolución de $1100!  Gracias a todos los que se conectaron al Internet para comprar artículos.
 
¡Nuestra MERCANCÍA GREEN ACRES todavía está abierta al público! ¡Aquí está su ventanilla única para ropa de espíritu León! Si compró algo para sus hijos, por favor envíeme una foto mientras colecciono fotos animadas de nuestro Leones orgullosos. ¡Nunca es demasiado tarde para mostrar su Orgullo León!
 
 
Orgullosa de Servir,
 
Rebecca Dominguez Taylor, Directora
rtaylor@losd.ca

      

 
 
 

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Green Acres Staff Pass The Love Video

We know that this is a hard time for all our Lions. We sincerely miss you and can't wait to see you all back in school someday. For now, please know that you are all loved and valued! You are in our thoughts and in our hearts daily. Please watch this video made with love for all our Lions. It is our desire that you find comfort and hope for a brighter future. (Thank you to our producers, Ms. Billey and Ruby).

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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