What your Donation Supports

The Pacific School Foundation contributes directly to support the Life Lab, FoodLab, Music, Theater and Visual Arts, Classroom Grants and the Library programs at Pacific Elementary School, a public school in Davenport California.

Life Lab

This school garden program teaches students Life Science and raises food used in the cafeteria. PSF pays for the entire Life Lab program.

Classroom Grants and Teacher Appreciation gifts

When teachers need supplies to support the curriculum, they can ask PSF for help. We raise money to give gifts to teachers and staff at the end of the year.

Music, Theater, and Visual Arts

PSF pays for all of the costs to perform a school play every other year, and almost all of the costs of Orff music, instrumental music, and visual arts instruction. Pacific is one of few elementary schools in the county still maintaining an instrumental music program.

The School Library

Mondays are Library days at school. Students are able to checkout books to read at school to enjoy during choice reading time. PSF pays for all staff, books, supplies and library computer system management for the school library.

FoodLab School Lunch Program

The unique school lunch program is the centerpiece and hub of the school. Every meal distributed helps support Pacific School’s unique and award-winning FoodLab program! Although student meals are free, our program costs more to operate than we receive in state and federal reimbursements. If you would like to contribute to the cost of your student’s meals, please make your checks payable to Pacific School and put Student Meals in the memo line. Your donation is tax-deductible.

GoFundMe to support Teacher Julia

Teacher Julia is currently at Stanford awaiting an organ transplant. She is an amazing person and has been dedicated to supporting community at Pacific Elementary. If you are able, please help support her by donating to the GoFundMe to support her and her family. The link is here.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

  • Next PSF Parents Meeting – Tuesday September 12th at 5:30pm via Zoom. List of all PSF meetings dates for the school year and link to meeting are here.
  • Friday, September 22nd – Companion Bakeshop.  A percentage of purchases on this day will go to supporting the school! Thank you Companion Bakeshop!
  • Friday, October 13th – Movie & Pizza Night!  PSF will host an outdoor movie at the school.  Uncie Ro’s Pizza will generously donate all proceeds to supporting the school. $5 pizza slices.  Please bring baked goods to donate for a bake sale! 5:30-6:30pm Pizza, Popcorn, and Bake sale. Movie starts around 6:30pm. Popcorn and baked goods will be for sale during the movie.
  • Monday, October 16th – 2 Fundraisers on one night!
  • Monday, October 16th from 4pm until 9pm.  Pizza My Heart Fundraiser 1116 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz . Make sure to mention the fundraiser before checkout and 30% of your order will be donated to the school.  We are trying to coordinate and have a Penny Ice Creamery fundraiser on the same night. We will let you know!
  • Monday, October 16th from 3:30pm until Close. Penny Ice Creamery at 913 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060. 10% of your purchase will go to supporting the school!
  • Spirit gear is available to purchase between the 1st and 21st of each month. Link below.
  • Popcorn Wednesdays are back. Rain cancels popcorn! Freshly made organic popcorn made in coconut oil will be for sale every Wednesday to support the school. $1 per bag. Purchase a popcorn card for $5 or $10 to use during the school year. We accept cash, check, credit cards and contactless payments. Volunteer to make this fun day after school a possibility by volunteering for 2 hours between noon and 2pm. Click here to sign up. Click on the Popcorn tab.

For the 2023-2024 school year, we need $228 per student to pay for school programs that are not fully funded by the state and federal government. This is $13 per month for the school year. We know that every family is unable to fundraise this amount, but hope that all can contribute in some way towards fundraising for the school.

From our August 2022 Parent Meeting, an overview of fundraising needs to support the school and some possible events for 2022-2023.

Pacific School Foundation 2023-2024 Fundraising goal to pay for Music, Theater, Visual Arts, LifeLab School Garden program, Teacher Appreciation gifts and Classroom Grants, and the library program.

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Become involved in the Pacific School Foundation!

  • The Pacific School Foundation is a nonprofit completely run by parent/guardian volunteers from current Pacific Elementary School students. It works best when everyone contributes. No contribution is too small!
  • We are looking to transition to the next leaders for the Pacific School Foundation. Please contact Samantha or Nanette for more details.
  • Sign up to volunteer at events throughout the year here! Or let Samantha know of your interest at president at pacificschoolfoundation dot org.
  • Become a classroom liaison! Each classroom needs a classroom liaison to communicate with teachers and other parents, help organize classroom parties and make a class yearbook page by April 20th as well as support Teacher Appreciation Week! We need a classroom liaison for preschool, TK/Kinder, 1st, 3rd, 5th.
  • Lead and support events that help fundraise for FUNraise for the school.
  • We need fundraising leads for our big fundraisers this year! Drive for Schools, Bid and Sip and Bingo Night. No need to invent the wheel we have a how to for each event!
  • We need an event lead for our community events: Potato Night on August 25th, Back to School Night September 6th, Movie Night on October 13th.

School Spirit Day is every Thursday! Purchase Spirit Gear from the 1st to the 21st of each month – year round

  • Purchase Spirit gear to show your school spirit as well as support. Purchased shirts and sweatshirts, hats, and more will be printed by Bonfire and shipped directly to you and a portion of your purchase will help raise funds for the school.
  • Spirit gear will be available for purchase from the 1st to the 21st of each month. This upcoming batch of Spirit Gear will be available for purchase next starting on August 1st until August 21st at 9pm Pacific time. Bonfire will print and ship starting approximately on August 30th.
  • Wear your school spirit gear on Thursdays which is School Spirit Day!
  • Visit https://www.bonfire.com/pacific-school-davenport-ca/

Flower Fundraiser – Fall flower fundraiser is now open until October 15th!

  • A Flower fundraiser. For the gardener that wants to support Pacific Elementary school, purchase bulbs through our special fundraising page and 50% of your purchase will be donated towards our school programs not fully funded by the state and local governments. Order now and orders begin shipping mid September. Websites are open until October 15th.
  • Anyone in the continental US can order from them and have their order applied to the donation. The company that sells these items only ship to one address per order. Shipping fees are $6 per order. They do not ship to Alaska or Hawaii. Feel free to share with family and friends.
  • Https://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/index.php/marketplace/seller/profile/shop/pacificschoolfoundation

Your donation is tax deductible.

Please make checks out to Pacific School Foundation.

Get involved: Come to our next PSF Meeting

PSF Meeting Dates for 2023-2024

For the 2023-2024 school year, we are meeting online via zoom. The next Meeting is on Tuesday September 12th at 5:30pm. Zoom link here.

If you’d like email reminders on the next meeting please join our google group. https://pacificesd.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d2d22175d44e7109e01df3053&id=9045aa60b9&e=cdf65639ef

  • September 12 at 5:30pm
  • October 10 at 5:30pm
  • November 14 at 5:30pm
  • December 12 at 5:30pm
  • January 9 at 5:30pm
  • February 13 at 5:30pm
  • March 12 at 5:30pm
  • April 9 at 5:30pm
  • May 14 at 5:30pm

Drive for School Raffle Tickets coming September and October

Drive for Schools, one of our biggest fundraisers is coming up in September and October. A raffle drawing sponsored by the Beach Boardwalk. Tickets will be 1 ticket for $5 or 6 tickets for $25. Grand prize for the raffle drawing is $25,000! Other 100 prizes include donations from local businesses.

Drive for Schools ticket sales for 2022 raised an incredible $9,416.59 for the school year 2022-2023! Help us raise the same amount again this year to pay for the LifeLab, Library, Music, Theater, Visual Arts and Teacher grants. The big drawing is on Sunday October 23rd at 1pm. Your raffle tickets have a stub for free parking that day! Grand prize, sponsored by the Beach Boardwalk is again $25,000!!

Movie Night and Pizza from Uncie Ro’s scheduled for Friday October 28th from 6pm to 8:30pm

Movie Night is coming to Pacific School! Come join us for a movie. Pizza from Uncie Ro’s will be available for purchase from 5:30pm until pizza runs out! Movie starts at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be for sale. Popcorn, snacks, and more will be for sale during the movie. All proceeds from refreshments help support the school! Bring blankets, coats, chairs as we sit outside and enjoy a movie at school!

2022-2023 All School Pacific School Tea Towel will be available for purchase here online

This design is from the 2021-2022 School Year Tea Towel
  • All students, staff and teachers create a self portrait drawing and the drawings are combined to create one school tea towel. It makes a unique holiday gift.
  • Last year, we raised $1880.51 for the school in Fall 2022!
  • Ordering form will be here coming soon.

Pacific School Yearbook Pre-orders are now Closed

Pre-order yearbooks for your Pacific School will be open in December. Look here for the order form when available. The yearbooks will be ordered in May and distributed through the student’s teachers.

If you miss the pre-order period for any past yearbooks, you can purchase the yearbooks directly from Shutterfly. Click here to order a yearbook through Shutterfly.

Bid and Sip (formerly Art and Wine) Fundraiser scheduled for February 9th, 2024 from 5:30pm to 8pm

  • You don’t even need a sitter because childcare is available at school for $10 per person for parents at the event. So grab some friends and get your tickets before this thing sells out.
  • There will be a silent auction to bid on amazing local art, wine tastings, and more! You can buy beautiful hand-made crafts from Pacific School students. You can also try your luck at the mystery bag wine pull and take home some delicious wines.
  • Child Care Available for Bid and Sip attendees: Violy and Pacific School alumni will be having a kid’s party at the school. Kids will make their own burritos, play games, and watch a movie. Childcare will be available in the MU at the school for $10 per child (ages 3-13). Limited Availability!
  • We are looking for a new venue for our adult event in Davenport.
  • An adult ticket include 2 glasses of wine, a 2024 Bid and Sip commemorative stemless wine glass, hors d’oeurves and desserts.
  • Childcare available at the school for students of Bid and Sip attendees. Purchase a student ticket which includes dinner and a movie. Students will be on campus for dinner and a movie during the Bid and Sip event.
  • You will be able to purchase tickets here when they become available. If you are unable to go, gift a ticket to your favorite teacher or staff member! Coming in December.

Bingo Night scheduled for Friday April 19th, 2024 from 5pm to 8pm

Thank you for joining us for a community family fun event! We raised over $7,000 to support our school! Thank you to our Bingo Night sponsors who are linked here.

Winners of the raffle that were not present have been contacted by Sarah.

A special thank you to

  • PSF parents Sarah Wise Kauffman, Nanette Blackburn, and Samantha Rosasco for your hard work to make this a success!  
  • All our amazing donors without which we would be unable to provide such great prizes!
  • All that sold or purchased raffle tickets and those that came to the event!
  • Thank you to Companion Bakeshop for the donated pie slices and other treats!

Old Fashioned 4th of July

Come support our amazingly fun old fashioned 4th of July fundraiser!  It’s on Tuesday July 4th at 300 Big Creek Road (off Swanton Road), Davenport Ca 95017 from 12pm until 4pm. 

 Please bring one potluck item and a cake for the cake walk. 

Its $2 entry fee, $2 hot dogs, $1 drinks, $1 potluck, $2 cake walk. All other games are free!

Also it’s for all Pacific school families and north coast locals only. 

No dogs please.

We will have lots of games including sac races, egg toss, pie eating contest, water balloons, and tug of war. Its fun for the whole family!

Community Event in November – Potato Night – A Pacific School Tradition Coming on August 25th, 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Potato Night, A Pacific School Tradition
Friday August 25th 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at Pacific Elementary School!

5:00pm – 6:30pm – Baked Potato Bar – Suggested donation $5 per person

6:30pm to 7:00pm – Potato Arts and Crafts

7:00pm to 7:30pm – Potato Dance Party
Come and decorate potatoes in this family fun Pacific School Tradition! This school-wide community building evening has baked potato bar, potato arts and crafts and a potato fashion show at 7:00pm!  We will craft, we will dance and have some fun!  This is an outdoor event.  Donations welcome to cover the craft supplies cost.
We will have a baked potato bar with all the toppings for dinner for a donation based dinner. Come to school to enjoy an evening of potato fun!   If you wish, you can dress up in Potato themed costumes!

To continue to support the work of the Pacific School Foundation, please consider a direct tax deductible gift to the foundation. Or consider any of these ways of fundraising:

We have a variety of events and fundraisers that families can participate in. Our fundraising need to support the school is $89 per student or $15 per month. We understand that not every family can participate with each fundraiser monetarily. We need volunteers and donations for our Art and Wine event as well as Bingo night. To volunteer to support the school, click here. Click the tabs below for each event/fundraiser for help.

Box Tops for Education – year round

Look for the BoxTops symbol on your groceries and office supplies
  • Download the BoxTops for Education app and scan your receipts and they will donate $.10 per participating items.
  • Join me in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need – equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!
  • Use this referral code RBKE5CN6 (Select Pacific Elementary School for your school) when you sign up. Download the Box Tops for Education app here: https://btfe.smart.link/c2jjdifkw?referral_code=RBKE5CN6
  • Not sure if you purchase any items that qualify, take a look at the list of participating products. https://www.boxtops4education.com/Participating-Products-Page
A few of the participating products
Purchasing Select Papermate products can earn money for the school

Support Pacific Elementary with Amazon Smile purchase

Look for PS the Foundation for our Future in Amazon smile and .5% of your purchase will go towards supporting the school. https://smile.amazon.com

Direct Donation to Pacific School Foundation

  • Write a tax deductible check to Pacific School Foundation and bring it to the school office or mail to PSF PO Box 358, Davenport, CA 95017. PSF is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Fundraising Events

Readathon – Mar. 7th to Mar. 28th, 2023

  • The Readathon from March 7th to 28th, students or their parents will read books each day and keep track of the number of books! Ask for pledges of family and friends to support the students reading and donate to support the school library. More info. here: Readathon Info.
  • Keep track of your books read with your Readathon Pledge sheet

Chipotle Fundraiser – was Sunday April 24, 2022 from 4pm to 8pm. Pool Party scheduled from 3pm to 6pm.

  • Chipotle Fundraiser: 30% of order will go towards the school. Show flyer in restaurant or us code KYVDK97 online from 4pm to 8pm.   Pool Party nearby from 3pm to 6pm at Adventure Sports.  Please sign up ahead of time for pool. 

Grandparents and Special Friends in the Lifelab Garden in May

Grandparents and special friends are invited to join their students in the LifeLab for Tea and cookies courtesy of the FoodLab.  Garden activities and treats from FoodLab. Ask your student’s teacher for more details.  This fundraiser is for the LifeLab program which is fully funded by donations.

If you missed Yearbook pre-orders, purchase directly from Shutterfly.

If you missed the pre-order deadline for yearbooks you can order Pacific School yearbooks directly from Shutterfly. 

Home/Work Fundraiser was on Saturday November 5th in-store (1100 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz, or online (shophomework.com)

  • Thank you to all that participated! We raised
  • Shop in-store 10am to 6pm or online and 15% of your purchase will help fund Pacific Elementary.
  • Mention the fundraiser before checkout and help support your school!

Mission Street BBQ Fundraiser was Monday December 5th. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Together we raised $228.10!
  • Visit Mission Street BBQ at 1618 Mission St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060, on December 5th, mention the fundraiser and 15% of your purchase will help fund Pacific Elementary.
  • Mention the fundraiser before checkout and help support your school!
  • Show the flyer on your phone or in print, mention on the phone or in person that they are supporting the fundraiser or order online on our website for in store pick up, delivery, or curbside with the promo code PEROCKS.
  • If you order online for pick up on December 5th, use the code PEROCKS in the PROMO CODE to ensure the order helps the school! You can pre-order up to a week advance.
  • Here is the link to order: https://www.toasttab.com/missionstbbq/v3

Tax deductible donations will be billed as PS: The Foundation for our Future

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