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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Announcements

Grandparents Tea

Friday, September 22, from 11 AM until noon, grades K-2 will be putting on a program to celebrate grandparents. Grandparents (and all those who fill that role in a student's life) are welcome to come and enjoy the program. There will be a short musical program followed by refreshments. If you would like to come, please RSVP to the office by phone (707-965-2459) or email (beth.setterlund@nccsda.com).

Soapbox Derby

PUCE Soapbox Derby, October 1, 2017
Theme: Science / Art / History - Start making your car soon!  
Soapbox Car Kit: $99.00 (gokit.com)
Soapbox Derby Cars: If you have a derby car that you will no longer be using and would like to donate to the school or sell, please call the office (965-2459). Families are also welcome to share their cars with friends / family. A rental car will be available as well.
Entry Forms : Entry forms were sent home yesterday.  They may be turned in to the office.
Raffle Ticket Sales : Raffle Ticket Packets came home yesterday. It's time to sell, sell, sell!  CONGRATULATIONS to NOAH MUHIC and ALEJANDRO VARGAS for already selling one packet of tickets. Please note that some of the raffle tickets (top portion) have the incorrect date (October 2, 2016).  Please disregard this and either make the correction of OCTOBER 1, 2017, or inform the buyer of the correct date.
If you do not plan to sell your tickets, please return them to the office right away so they can be re-distributed.
Raffle Ticket Selling Incentives: Incentive dates for selling an entire packet (15 tickets): Monday, September 18 (Smoothies)Friday, September 22, and Wednesday, September 27.  Each new packet sold will make the student eligible for an additional incentive; for example, 1 packet (15 tickets) sold - participate in 1 reward, 2 packets (30 tickets) sold - participate in 2 rewards, 3 packets (45 tickets) sold - participate in all 3 rewards. In addition with each packet sold - get one free raffle ticket, top three sellers in the school will receive 5, 4, or 3 additional free tickets, respectively.
Help Needed to be confirmed by Tuesday, September 19:

  • Registration Table (day of event): 4 people
  • Prize Booth (prior to and day of event): 2 people
  • Race Timing & Recording (day of event): 1 person
  • Ticket / T-Shirt Booth (day of event): 4 people
  • Hanging up posters in Angwin, St. Helena, and Calistoga
  • Making follow-up calls to sponsors who have not yet contacted the school. 

Sponsorships: Sponsorships are a huge part of this fundraiser and is what brings in the most money. Please help us find sponsors!  Share our sponsorship form with your favorite businesses.  Please have the business contact Sharee 707-292-8584 immediately in order to be included on flyers (advertisement for the business).

Please be sure to thank the following businesses for sponsoring our event this year....

Bella Bakery     Gott's       Granados Hillman     Temple Family Vineyards

Contact ShareeBramham@gmail.com / 707-292-8584.

Flood Relief Fundraising Update

Thank you to those of you who have given generously to our Hurricane Harvey and Irma flood relief fundraiser. We have identified a family in need who will be receiving our donations.  Please continue to give, as we will be accepting donations through September 29.  If each family gave just $6, we could raise over $500! Bring your donations to the office.

Iowa Assessments

The Iowa Assessment testing will continue next week. Please be sure that your student gets enough sleep and a nutritious breakfast before coming to school.

Drawing Lessons

Drawing lessons for children are available from Angwin artist Sharlene Osorio. Her students learn to draw a variety of subjects including domestic animals, wildlife, etc. Drawing lessons are specially geared to meet the needs of each individual child student, considering age and where they are in their artistic ability. For more information, call 707-965-9306. Visit the artist’s website at www.equestrianart.com.  Artist also accepts adult students; lessons are $25.00 per session.

Message from the Principal
 

In the survey of parents in the spring of 2017, one theme that came through was about me.  I heard voices calling for more communication about school events, better listening and responsiveness to parents, and more visible leadership on key issues of school management.  I am taking your expressed desires very seriously.  I have worked with the officials at the conference level on a five point action plan to address both the concerns specifically aimed at administration and those involving the school in general.  A couple of specific things I am doing differently already to make myself more available to parents and to ensure on-going dialog is to reduce my teaching load to have set office hours Monday through Thursday 9:30 to 11:30.  I am also assuming responsibility to help with playground supervision during the lunch hour, so I can be more aware of the social dynamics and interact with the all the students.  I have personally interviewed most of the board members and have picked up on leadership strategies that can move our school forward positively.  We currently have an active and engaged board with a commitment to growing the school.  I feel privileged to serve this community in the role of principal of your school and I aim to do my very best for you.


Lunch Menu
Week of Sept 18-21

Monday: Enchiritos
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Brunch for Lunch
Thursday: Lasagna