Help Turn on the Lights at Harbor High School: Fitness Fundraiser

Sign up event: Saturday, March 29, 9-11 am, Harbor High School Multipurpose Room

Harbor High School  has teamed up with Santa Cruz Power Fitness (SCPF) to offer
a $99.00 One Year Membership (plus an additional $49.00 annual equipment fee payable to SCPF).  The membership is tax deductible.  100% of the membership proceeds go to the Harbor Lights Fund.  SCPF offers:
Yoga * Zumba * Pilates * Cardio Kickboxing  * Treadmills * Spin * Aerobics * Free WeightsSign up at  Power Fitness or come the sign-up event.
Saturday, March 29th, 9-11 am
Harbor High Multi-Purpose Room
Instructors will be leading demonstration classes at the sign up event.
Steve Kopald, A.D., Harbor High
Mo Fathali, Manager, Santa Cruz Power Fitness
460 Water Street, Santa Cruz
Thank you for helping “Turn On The Lights” at Harbor High!

Gault Elementary School presents 3rd Annual Spanish Language Book Fair

Pupusas, Entertainment, and Book Shopping

Tuesday, March 25th

Gault Elementary School Library and English Language AdvisoryCommittees (ELAC) are hosting Gaults’ third annual Spanish Language Book Fair on Tuesday, March 25 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 p.m.

The book fair is open Monday through Thursday (March 24 -27) daily from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

All proceeds from the Spanish Language Book Fair will support the Library at Gault Elementary.  All proceeds from the Pupusa Dinner fundraiser will support Gault’s 5th Grade Outdoor School.

For additional information, please follow this link.

Santa Cruz High School Safety Plan Kick Off Meeting

Thursday, March 20, 5:30 pm , Santa Cruz High School Quad

Volunteers are needed for Safety Plan Outreach.  Come spread the news about the new SCHS safety measures!

Starting Thursday, March 20, Santa Cruz High School staff will be talking to school neighbors about plans to reduce trespassing and crime on campus, and urge neighbors to report suspicious activities to the police.

The area around Santa Cruz High School will be divided among the volunteers at the meeting.  Volunteers will be provided leaflets, maps, and other info, and asked to complete walking their assigned area within one week.

Thanks for helping to keep the campus safe!

For additional information about the Safety Task Force efforts at Santa Cruz High School, please follow this link.

Science & Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony on March 18

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Cabrillo College – Samper Recital Hall

On Saturday, March 8, 2014 over 400 students from schools across the county showcased their independent research projects to more than 100 volunteer judges representing local scientists, university research staff, educators, graduate students and community partners. The annual Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair provides an essential foundation for new scientific discoveries as well as mentoring opportunities for scientists and graduate students from local universities.  For a list of the names of children receiving awards at the March 18 ceremony, please follow this link.

To read more please see the Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s page or read the Santa Cruz Sentinel article on the Science Fair.

For more information on the awards ceremony, contact: Ellen Hickey at (831) 466-5802.

Santa Cruz Sister Cities Committee Selects Bay View Elementary Teacher to Represent Santa Cruz in Ukraine Exchange Program

5th Grade Teacher Renee Golder to Travel to Alushta in Spring 2014

Bay View Elementary 5th Grade Teacher Renee Golder was  selected by the Santa Cruz Sister Cities Committee to represent Santa Cruz as part of delegation to Alushta, Ukraine in the spring of 2014.  The Santa Cruz Sister Cities Committee is actively involved in strengthening sister city relationships through a variety of activities including humanitarian projects abroad, youth programs/exchanges, visitor exchanges, cultural and business exchanges, school affiliations/pen pals ukraine(adult & children) and more. The Sister Cities Committee has supported various reciprocal projects with the former Soviet Union (now Alushta, Ukraine) since the early 1980s.

Ms. Golder reports that she is honored and excited to have been selected to be a part of the delegation, which will also include her children Vince (4th grade) and Milan (2nd grade), both students at Bay View Elementary where she teaches.  

She states that “although the program is designed as primarily a cultural exchange, it is also a professional one. I will be planning and teaching with the English teachers at local schools, and collaborating around best practices for English Language Development. Vince and Milan will be in school learning in Russian the entire two weeks.

As a child I vividly remember writing to my penpal in Alushta and receiving correspondence for 4th, 5th and 6th grade at Bonny Doon School. I was always astonished at the ability of another child my age to read and write in a second language. It inspired me to start taking Spanish as an elective as a 7th grader at Mission Hill and continuing my Spanish studies through high school and college.”

Part of Ms. Golder’s experience will be sharing pen pal letters written by students from Santa Cruz with students in Alushta.  She plans to hand deliver them.  The students in Alushta will respond and Ms. Golder will return from her trip with these letters.

If you are interested in participating (or are a parent or teacher who would like to have your child or students participate), please see the attached letter.  Ms. Golder needs the letters by March 21, 2014.


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