Libraries Benefit from 2014 Holiday Book Drive

Partnership with Bookshop Santa Cruz yields over $4,800 in books and gifts

The annual Holiday Book Drive, a partnership between Bookshop Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Education Foundation and Santa Cruz City Schools libraries, was again a success. This year, community members donated more that $4,800 in books and gift cards to our school libraries. In addition to the libraries of Santa Cruz City Schools, the drive benefited libraries in the Pajaro Valley and Scotts Valley school districts.

In January, we proudly delivered the books and gift cards to a gathering of our grateful school librarians.

Pictured below:  Students at Soquel High checking out the new books from the Holiday Book Drive.   

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Harbor High Mock Trial Team to go to State Competition

Team Needs Help Raising Funds for the Trip

mock-trial-HHCongratulations to the Harbor High Mock Trial Team for coming in first place in the Santa Cruz County competition! It was an exciting competition and now they will be up against other teams in the state as they represent Santa Cruz County in the State Competition. The State Competition will be held March 20-22 in Riverside.

The Harbor High Mock Trial Team needs your help to raise $4000 in order to make the trip. Donate here and help them reach their goal:

2015 Santa Cruz Education Foundation’s Eddy Awards: April 28

2015 Eddy Awards scheduled forTuesday, April 28, at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center

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Santa Cruz Education Foundation’s Eddy Awards 2015
The Santa Cruz Education Foundation’s Eddy Awards provide an opportunity for the community to recognize the outstanding commitment made daily by the dedicated educators, staff and volunteers of Santa Cruz City Schools.

This year’s award ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 28th, at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. 

  • 6:00 pm reception
  • 7:00-8:30 pm awards

Nominations Schedule:

  • February 27:  Nominations Process Opens.  Complete the nomination form online here.   Find printable nomination form here.
  • March 17: Nominations Process Closes

Nominations/Awards Categories*:

  • Outstanding Teacher (in the grade categories listed below):
    • K-3
    • 4-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Roseann Coonerty Layne Inspiring Teacher Award
  • Unsung Hero
  • Staff
  • Volunteer
  • Green Award
  • Wellness Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Community Supporter of the Year
  • School of the Year

Visit the Eddy Awards page to learn more about the awards, categories and past honorees. Here is the link to reserve a seat at the event or donate to our organization.

*Not every category is awarded every year.

Bay View Elementary Home and School Club Hosts Silent Auction and Raffle

Sips, Sweets and Salsa: Save the date for Bay View Home and School Club’s Silent Auction and Raffle!

Saturday, March 21, 2015
7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front Street

Open to the public

Tickets: $10/advance $15/door
Buy tickets in the Bay View Office or on the paypal button on the auction site.
Tickets purchased online will be available for pick-up at Will Call the night of the event.


Gault Elementary School Kindergarten Open House

Kindergarten Parent Open House for 2015-16
February 24th, 6:30pm – Room A-1

Do you have a child that could be new to Gault Elementary School in the fall?
This is your chance to meet teachers, the principal, other staff and current Gault parents as you experience what it is like to be part of our neighborhood school. Parents will be on hand to answer any (& all!) questions. If you’re a parent of an older child, pop in and learn about gault logo K open houseother grades at Gault. The Gault Elementary School community looks forward to meeting you.

For more information about the Open House, Kindergarten sign-ups or Gault Elementary School, please follow this link.


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