For more than 100 years, Pacific Union College Elementary School has provided quality, Christian education to children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Our diverse curriculum features a strong focus on core subjects, integrated with art, music, sports, culture, and Christian values.


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Soapbox Derby Is One Week Away!

September 30, 2018: Theme: Animals: Domestic / Wild / Mythical

Help Needed:
Mexican Corn: We need a family willing to roast corn on the BBQ and make Mexican Corn. This is always a big hit at the derby.
Sponsor for the ipad mini: $350 Food Donations: Burger Buns (200), Lettuce (6 heads), Tomatoes (30), Onions (10), Ketchup (2 bottles), Mayonnaise (3 jars), Mustard (1 bottle), Sliced pickles (10 jars), Cheddar Cheese (200 slices), Empty Martinellis Bottles. Please bring food donations to the school by Thursday morning prior to the derby.
Booth Volunteers at the Derby: Your Child’s Class is in Charge of 2 Booths at the Derby – Their Teacher Needs YOUR HELP to RUN the BOOTH. Information for schedule & booth details will come home next week.
Volunteer Hours: Please, please, please sign-up at the Derby Ticket Booth or the office to give your volunteer hours (approx.) for helping with the derby (in any capacity). This is a new requirement for acquiring the Disneyland Tickets we receive each year. I know with the willingness and helpfulness of our school family, we will exceed their expectations. Thank you!
Derby Rental Cars - Tune Up: Make sure the derby cars are running smoothly and safely.
Derby Cars: If you have a derby car that you would like to donate or resell, please contact the office.
Sponsorships: Any and all sponsorships are welcome. Please share our sponsorship form with businesses that you work for, own, or use their services often. So far we have brought in $7,350 in sponsorships. Please be sure to tell these companies thank you for supporting our school. Endsight, Viader Winery, Bev Helmer, Aurina Poh Matacio, DDS , Fidel Delgadillo, DDS, Granados Hillman, Sonoma and Santa Rosa Dermatology, PUC, PREP, Morrison Funeral Chapel, Bella Bakery, Britton Tree Services, Bunch Construction, Cooke Orthodontics, Michael D. Teichman, DDS, Spottswoode Winery, Inc., Alpina Car Center, Brown’s Auto Parts, Gott’s Roadside, Jonathan Hollister Attorney at Law, PUC Church, Temple Family Vineyards, Auberge Du Soleil, Disneyland Raffle
Ticket Sales : KEEP SELLING! We have brought in $1,122 so far. We usually raise about $4,000-$5,000. There were 20 tickets sent home in the packets by accident. Your child will be able to earn a raffle ticket by selling 15 tickets. If they sell the additional 5 tickets, it will be applied towards their next envelope sales.
T-Shirts: We will be ordering long sleeve shirts this year for the Soapbox Derby. In order to get an accurate count for our order, to ensure that everyone who would like a Derby shirt gets one, and to save money on over-ordering, we will place our T-shirts order on Monday, October 1 this year. For those who are not racing, please have your order and payment in by September 30, 2018. We will have a printed sample in the hallway soon and at the derby.
SCHOOL DAY: The Soapbox Derby is a SCHOOL DAY this year. Attendance will be taken by your child’s teacher. Each class will also be in charge of game/activity or food booths. Sign-up times will be coming home in the next week. Please help the teachers by signing up and getting back to them quickly.
Registration (Entry Forms) / Rentals: Registration forms may be turned in to the office through Friday, September 28, 2018. Soapbox Derby cars will be available to rent at the event. Rental Fee is $10. You may preregister, just note that you need a rental. ***Remember to have your child wear a helmet!

Schedule for the Soapbox Derby
8:45 a.m. Registration opens
9:30 a.m. Registration closes
9:45 a.m. Soapbox Car Judging
10:00 a.m. Soapbox Car Style Awards
10:30 a.m. Races Begin, 7 years old and under
Races Continue, 8 years old and up
Race Awards
10:45 – 2:30 p.m. Food & Game Booths Open
3:00 p.m. Derby Clean Up

Adventurers Program

Adventurers Club meetings will begin on September 24. Meetings will be held in the PUCE gym on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 PM. There will be a $40 registration fee for the year to cover uniform expenses. Adventurers is a club for K - 4th graders to learn about various topics and earn patches in a Christian context.  If you are interested in registering your child, please come to the first meeting to get started.

Pathfinders is a similar club that serves students in 5th grade and up. The Pathfinder club has already begun. It meets on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM in the PUCE gym. This summer is the international Pathfinder Camporee.  If you want your child to experience this once in a life-time event in Wisconsin in August, they should sign up for the Pathfinder club as soon as possible.

Children's Church - September 29

Children’s Church is next Sabbath, September 29,  at 11:15 am in Scales Chapel at the PUC Church. Handy Andy Magic Man will be the guest presenter––balloon artist, magician, and clown with a spiritual emphasis. Everyone is welcome!

Lunch Help Needed

If you're available to help prepare and serve hot lunch, please let us know. We could especially use your help on Tuesdays - pizza day is busy! Help is needed from 11 to noon (unless you can stay a bit longer for cleanup). 

Hot Lunch Payment Reminder

Please remember that paying for hot lunches with cash is discouraged. Taking and tracking cash payments complicates billing and adds to the workload of the office staff. We prefer to add hot lunches to your bill at the end of the month.

Extended Care Reminder

If your child attends Extended Care on Fridays past 12:30 p.m., please remember to send a lunch. Extended Care is not equipped to provide meals. Thank you!

Principal's Corner

WHY School on Sunday?  Our Soapbox Derby has always been well attended.  We do a lot of worthy learning activities leading up to and during the event itself.  This year we had the national SDA Teachers convention in Chicago just prior to the time to start school. As we planned our calendar, we decided to wait until the 20th of August, a Monday, to begin school, and to add the Derby as a school day in order to get in our  required 180 days before graduation.  We always like to mirror the vacation calendar of the college for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break, which left us with needing to add in one more school day.  Teachers will take attendance in the morning of Sunday, September 30 to verify that students have participated.  Students will be involved in an art project to decorate the track while the cars are being judged. Everybody can join in the fun game booths and racing of the Derby cars.  If you are unable to attend, please let your child's teacher know ahead of time.


Lunch Menu
Week of Sept 24-27

Monday - Haystacks
Tuesday - Pizza
Wednesday - Hero Sandwiches
Thursday - Mac & Cheese