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.
Crazy Socks Day - Tomorrow!
Tomorrow is Crazy Socks Day! Don't forget to wear your craziest, silliest socks!
We will also be kicking off a sock drive that will run through Friday, October 26. Please bring new socks to donate to PUC's Homeless Ministries. Adult sizes are most needed.
Kindergarten Popcorn Fundraiser
The kindergarten class will be selling popcorn after school Friday to raise money toward their class fund. Popcorn may be purchased on the lobby for $1 per bag.
School Photo Re-take Day
Next Thursday, October 25, is re-take day for school pictures. Your children's photo packets should be coming home with them by Monday afternoon (they have not arrived in the mail yet). If you decide you would like to have a photo re-taken, please return the photo packet to the school along with a $10 re-take fee by Wednesday, October 24.
Box Tops Due - November 1
The first Box Tops deadline for this school year is November 1. Please clip or tear labels from packaging, leaving the expiration date intact. Also, please be sure your box tops are not expired before turning them in. Thank you!
PUC Church Upcoming Events
CHRISTMAS BLANKET PROJECT. Everyone of all experience levels is welcome to meet to sew blankets to donate to children in the Napa Valley foster care system during Christmas. Children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Goal: 25 blankets. Please contact Michelle at (802) 748-4432 or email@example.com sign up. We would love to have the wisdom of experienced, retired homemakers, even if they aren’t sewing, so please join us! Meetings will be in the Fireside Room from 3-5 pm on the following Sundays: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9. Please contact Michelle or the PUC Church Office for the list of supplies and materials you are asked to bring with you. First meeting this Sunday.
PRAISE NIGHT, October 26. Let’s open the Sabbath with joyful music! PUC Church Family Ministries invites you to join together for a praise worship, led by Pastor David Carreon and friends. Friday, October 26, at 7:30 pm in Scales Chapel.
FAMILY MINISTRIES POTLUCK: Bring your family and your favorite dishes to a potluck lunch hosted by PUC Church Family Ministries October 27 after church in the Fireside Room. Those with last names A-L, please bring an entrée and a dessert; M-Z, please bring an entrée and a side. Everyone is invited to come!
One of our school-wide learner outcomes is that our students are able to listen actively and can clearly convey information in a variety of ways. As I listen in and observe in classes, I am seeing many ways in which our students are refining and perfecting their communication skills. I see students preparing posters, writing essays and research papers, giving worship talks and speeches, preparing and delivering an argument in a debate, or actively listening to each other during a group discussion. When our students are out in the community to share their skills and talents, I am always impressed with their ability to express emotions and technical mastery through music. When our students have taken part in church services and other public venues, they are showing well developed communication skills.
I encourage parents and other stakeholders of our school to look for other good examples of how we are succeeding in achieving our stated school goals of developing caring Christian citizens capable of critical thinking, creativity, and communication. At our constituency meeting on November 11 in the Fireside room of the church, we will be collecting more input from you on how we are doing and what would move us most efficiently to achieve the worthy goals of our mission statement.