Gault Elementary School presents Halloween Dia de los Muertos Parade and Carnival

Gault Elementary School – Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Costume Judging/Parade Assembly 9:00 am
  • Parade 9:30 am
  • Carnival 10:00 am – 2:00 pmgault paradebanner2_500_160_90

Gault Elementary School invites all of Santa Cruz to come out and enjoy its annual fall celebration. Festivities include the Costume Parade down Soquel Avenue and culminate with the Carnival on the Gault School grounds, featuring games, food, prizes, music, and trophies for the best home-made costumes! 

Parade: Meet at Soquel Ave at the Buttery.  Costume judging and parade assembly is at 9:00 am on Soquel at The Buttery. Parade march begins at 9:30 am. All are invited to march in the parade!

Carnival:  The carnival will follow immediately the parade, and will continue until 2:00 pm. Carnival activities include games, food, prizes, music and trophies for the best home-made costumes. The money raised at this event supports Gault’s distinguished arts program and provides our dedicated and enthusiastic teaching staff with classroom supplies. 

Come join Gault Elementary School for good old-fashioned spooky fun!

For more information, please follow this link.


Mahalo Mondays in October Benefiting the Santa Cruz Education Foundation

Hula’s Mahalo Mondays–Don’t Miss out!  

Two Mondays Left in October:  October 20th and 27th

Dine out at Hula’s Island Grill either of the next two Mondays in October and 10% of your purchase will go to the Santa Cruz Education Foundation.  Hula’s is located at 221 Cathcart Street in Santa Cruz. Open on Mondays from 4:30 pm.  Bring the family, drop in for Happy Hour, pick up a take out dinner, treat a teacher or host your PTA meeting in our own little island paradise.hulas island grill

Thank you to Hula’s for hosting Mahalo Mondays benefiting the Santa Cruz Education Foundation for the entire month of October!


Santa Cruz City Schools Student Semi-Finalist for National Merit Scholarship

Santa Cruz City Schools Announces National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist, Commendations and National Hispanic Scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. 16,000 Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Finalists will compete for National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in the spring of 2015.
National Merit Scholarship Program 2015 Semifinalist:
  • Santa Cruz High School: Charlotte A. Mitchell
National Merit Scholarship Commended Students:
  • Harbor High School: Catherine Durden, Maximillian Umney
  • Santa Cruz High School: Calvin Appleby, Laurel Bard, Kai Chamberlin, Kabir Cooppan-Boyd,Scott Deppmeier, Daniel Halperin, Rebecca Hardie, Maya Kobe-Rundio, Sasha Langholz, Josephine Lovejoy, Ellis Miranda, Molly Nolan, Levi Sofen
  • Soquel High School: Alexandra Meek
National Hispanic Scholars Recognition:
  • Harbor High School: Kristina Garcia, Alexis Lugo

Bookshop Santa Cruz & Pizza My Heart Benefit for Santa Cruz City Schools on October 23

Dragonbreath series Author Ursula Vernon speaking at 4:30 pm

Wednesday, October 23rd, 9 am to 10 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz at 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
Pizza My Heart at 1116 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Please bring the flyer with you to make your purchase or identify yourself to the cashier at Bookshop Santa Cruz and/or Pizza my Heart as wanting to contribute the Santa Cruz City Schools benefit.vernon_w_cover bookshop

On October 23rd, 15% of all purchases at Bookshop Santa Cruz made by friends and families of Santa Cruz City Schools elementary schools will be donated back to the schools to buy books for classrooms. Pizza My Heart will donate 30% of sales to Santa Cruz City Schools for purchases made with the flyer or by mentioning the benefit to the cashier.

At Bookshop Santa Cruz, purchases of anything in the store qualify, including books, toys, magazines, calendars, cards, t-shirts and gift items. Simply present a copy of the attached flyer to the cashier and let him/her know which school you would like to support. When ordering online enter the name of your elementary school (Bay View, DeLaveaga, Gault, Monarch or Westlake) during checkout.PMHeart-Logo

Each school also has an online wish list, so you can provide the gift of a book and 15% of its value to your school for shopping at Bookshop Santa Cruz on October 23rd!  To read more about the event, including meeting Author Ursula Vernon, plebookshopsclogoase follow this link.  Get a slice of pizza or dinner and 30% of the value of your purchase goes to the school of your choice.

 Read and print the benefit flyer here.


Bookshop Santa Cruz Hosts Author Azar Nafisi- The Republic of Imagination


Bookshop Santa Cruz is  pleased to announce that the bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran will discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books–a hymn to the power of fiction to change lives.

The event will take place at Peace United Church.  For more information about the event, including how to purchase tickets, please follow this link.

Bookshop Santa Cruz has generously donated 20 tickets to the event to the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students.  AVID is dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.



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