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.
Friday, September 14, the kindergarten through fourth grade classes will be putting on their annual Grandparents' Day celebration from 10:30-11:45 AM. The children will be performing a short program and serving light refreshments to show their appreciation for the grandparents in their lives. Whether biological grandparents or those who fill that role in the children's lives, all are welcome! If you have questions or need more information, please contact the office or your child's teacher.
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.
Theme: Animals: Domestic / Wild / Mythical
Registration (Entry Forms) / Rentals: Preregistration is open for a discounted rate until September 19 ($15.00 instead of $20.00 after. Siblings after the first registrant are $10.00 each). 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!
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, 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 : 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. We have only received 7 packets back so far! However, those 7 students have brought in $390! Way to go! Keep selling!
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.
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.
Derby Rental Cars – Tune Up: Make sure the derby cars are running smoothly and safely.
Sponsor for the ipad mini: $350
Hanging up posters in Angwin, St. Helena, and Calistoga
Places to hang our 8 foot banners announcing the derby.
Empty Martinellis Bottles for a ring toss game
Food Donations: buns, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, ketchup, mayo, mustard, pickles (sliced), cheese
Contact ShareeBramham@gmail.com / 707-292-8584.
Picture Day Date Change
There was a slight change to our school portrait schedule. Group pictures will still be on September 18, but individual portraits will be on September 20 (not 19). Students should plan to be portrait-ready on both days, and to be sure to follow dress code in their clothing choices. Here are some tips from our school photography company, MugsyClicks:
1. Dress your children in simple, classic clothes and colors that complement their hair and eye color.
2. Clean, neatly-styled hair is best. Send a comb!
3. Encourage your child to cooperate with the photographer and have fun. Natural smiles are the best!
Make-up day for those who are absent on picture day or would like re-takes will be October 25.
Adventurers Program Starting Soon
Adventurers Club meetings will begin on September 24. Meetings will be held in the PUCE gym on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 PM. 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.
Swimming to Resume Monday
Please remember to send swimming gear with your children again on Monday. Next week will be our final week of swimming for the year.
Put Sunday, November 11 in your calendar for another constituency meeting. This is when anyone with an interest in our great school will have opportunity to hear about the status of our accreditation self-study and provide input into priorities for our self-improvement action plan. A visiting team is scheduled for February 28, 2019, and we want to be ready to showcase our best features, including our desire to be on a continuous path of improvement. We may also open up various merger options between PUCE, PREP, and Foothills.