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.
Turkey Trot-A-Thon Fundraiser for RAA
PUCE will be holding a Turkey Trot-A-Thon on the college track from 9:30 to 10:30 on November 17 to raise funds for Redwood Adventist Academy, which was lost in the recent fires. Participants are welcome to dress as turkeys or in other Thanksgiving-themed costumes to add to the fun. The weather is supposed to be clear, so we should be able to enjoy a nice time outdoors.
Be sure to have your children turn in their sponsorship forms Friday morning.
Please note that we also have an online donation option, which can be found here: http://pucelementaryschool.squarespace.com/turkeytrot. You can indicate the student you wish to sponsor when you check out.
A Thanksgiving feast will be served afterward in the PUCE gym. Each class will be responsible for a part of the meal. Here is a list of the foods that each class should bring:
1st grade: Bread & Butter
2nd grade: Vegetarian Entree (loaf or casserole) (or donate money for Mrs. Kyle to buy)
3rd & 4th grade: Salad (green or fruit)
5th grade: Stuffing (vegetarian)
6th grade: Vegetarian Entree (loaf or casserole)
7th & 8th grade: Potatoes & Gravy (vegetarian)
Upcoming Christmas Events - Save the Date!
As the holidays approach, we want to be sure you have two important dates on your schedule. The first is the PUCE and Prep service at the PUC church on December 9. The PUCE choir and strings will be performing for this service. The upper-graders who are part of the Prep band will also be performing for the Prep Christmas concert that evening at 6:30 PM.
Our annual Christmas concert will be held Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 PM. The choirs, strings, and elementary bands will be performing.
We look forward to seeing the result of all the hard work our students and teachers are putting into their music!
I am extremely thankful for the compassionate and seasoned teachers we have at PUCE. They are clearly our most valuable asset as a school. They work hard to create a safe learning climate in which students can be appropriately challenged to stretch and grow academically. Our teachers work with each student to promote spiritual and character growth as well. They also connect and communicate with parents as allies and partners in their work.
Teaching can often feel like a isolated and thankless profession. Teachers don’t often get constructive feedback that affirms what they are doing well nor that gives them helpful ideas on how to improve their craft. In the next week or so we will be asking parents to provide both types of feedback to the teachers who serve their children. This will be in the form of an online survey that can be filled out for each teacher that works with your child.
It should be fairly short and sweet with descriptive items to rank, plus a few open-ended items where you can write in your specific appreciation or preferred processes.
Please be thinking of how you can formulate your feedback to our teachers in ways that will be both affirming and positively constructive. It is a good exercise to practice turning negative emotional responses into a positively constructive description of what you would like to see instead. It happens to be a skill we are trying to instill in your children whenever they run into interpersonal conflicts here at school.
Look for the survey link in an email coming your way soon (probably shortly after Thanksgiving break).
Week of Nov 13-16
Wednesday: PB & Js