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.
Hymn Sing Festival
Hymn Sing Festival for all ages at 4:00 pm on September 21. Special guest organist Malcolm Anderson and our own highly-acclaimed Prep School choirs, directed by John Gilley, and the equally talented and engaging PCA (Paulin Center for the Arts) String Ensemble, directed by Linda Marks, along with violinist LeRoy Peterson. This is a Napa Valley-wide event to celebrate the revival of our Rieger organ and to get acquainted with our friends from other churches who enjoy the hymns of the church. Come, greet our guests, and enjoy fellowship in the Fireside Room afterward.
15th Annual Soapbox Derby - October 6!
This year, we are celebrating our 15th Annual Soapbox Derby! Raffle tickets were sent home with students this week. Watch for special rewards (including cotton candy!) for those who raise money for the school through ticket sales.
This will be a Sunday school day with required attendance, so please plan to be there! Your children's teachers will be requesting help with food and game booths.
Our theme for this year is States: Monuments, Animals, Industry.
Next week, we'll be revealing the t-shirt design by a 7th/8th grader.
Derby Car Kits available for $99 at gokit.com. Order early, as they take around 10 days to arrive.
Derby Rental Car Tune-ups - If you can help us get our rental cars in better shape before the race, please let us know. Rentals will be available for $10 on race day.
$400 iPad Donor Needed - please let us know if you can help with this.
Further information, as well as online registration and sponsorship is available at http://pucelementary.org/napa-valley-soap-box-derby.
Race Day Schedule is as follows:
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
10:45 – 2:30 p.m. Food & Game Booths Open
3:00 p.m. Derby Clean Up
Action Plans and Priorities:
Your school board and teachers are launching into the action plans for improving our school. Upgrades to the bathrooms and school security are under way, with more plans in the works. Teacher are seriously thinking about how to make the culture shift toward a student-outcome focus. Along with that shift we are working on ways to empower students with critical thinking and decision making skills that honor student choice and voice. Some of these initiatives come naturally and are easy for us to realize. Others are going to take more practice until they become habit for us. Later in this school year we hope to include parents in a powerful parent training workshop. I will try to use this principal's corner to share with you some of the cool things we are working on. Keep us in your prayers as we work toward making this the best school possible.