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.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

  • Purchase your 2023-2024 school tea towel below or in office by cash or check! If purchasing 1 or 2 tea towels, tea towels cost $20 each. If purchasing over 3 tea towels, tea towels will cost $18 each. (Save $2 each tea towel.) Purchase while supplies last.
  • Pacific Elementary School Warrior Night is coming on Wednesday March 27th at 7pm! Purchase tickets at this link and a portion of your purchase will go to supporting the school! https://fevo.me/2324psf
  • Next PSF Parents Meeting – Tuesday March 12th at 5:30pm at Abbott Square. Come and join us in a community gathering to meet our community. List of all PSF meetings dates for the school year and link to meeting are here.
  • 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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Purchase Santa Cruz Warrior tickets for a Special Fundraiser to support Pacific Elementary School

Purchase tickets online at the following link and a portion of your ticket will go to supporting the school. https://fevo.me/2324psf

Pacific School Foundation – Santa Cruz Warriors Fundraiser & Family Night – Wed, Mar 27, 7:00 PM

Kaiser Permanente Arena 140 Front St Santa Cruz, California 95060

Join us on March 27th at 7 pm @ Kaiser Permanente Arena for a special event Pacific School Foundation Fundraising Night at the Santa Cruz Warriors game!

A portion of the ticket proceeds through this special link go directly to support the Pacific School Foundation, which raises money to support teachers and staff, and host fun events like this for the school community!

Enjoy an evening of family fun and basketball with your family and fellow Pacific School community as we take on the South Bay Laker!

Bring your friends and family to root on the team. Baseline and sideline seating options available. Fan experiences available based on our total ticket sales. Last game of the season so tickets are expected to go fast. Get yours today!

Mabel’s Labels

Help make sure your students items come back home with them by purchasing personalized labels and a portion of your purchase will go towards the school. Type in Pacific School Foundation and 20% of your purchase will go to supporting the school. 

https://mabelslabels.com/en-US/fundraising/support

Bid and Sip (formerly Art and Wine) Fundraiser was a success!

Thank you to all that came and supported the Bid and Sip fundraiser.

The Bid and Sip fundraiser is coming soon on Friday February 9th from 5:30pm until 8pm. Come and enjoy a wonderful time with our Pacific School friends at the Davenport Roadhouse. Food, commemorative glass and 2 beverages (beer, wine or nonalcoholic spritzer) included in adult ticket price. 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.

Early bird price ended on January 27th of $40 per person. Regular Price per ticket is $50 per person after January 27th. Purchase your tickets now while they are available! 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!

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.

We are tallying the event and hope to get the final numbers on our most successful event ever!

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 TK
  • Lead and support events that help fundraise for FUNraise for the school.
  • We need fundraising leads for our Bingo Night fundraiser on Friday April 19th this year! No need to invent the wheel we have a how to for each event!

2023-2024 All School Pacific School Tea Towel is available for pre-order here online

EXAMPLE: 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!
  • PRE ORDER your tea towels below:
  • 1 or 2 tea towels can be pre-ordered $20 each:
Purchasing 1 or 2 Tea Towels $20 each
Select Class
Student Name

If you pre-order 3 or more tea towels, save $2 each tea towel.

Purchasing over 3 tea towels
How Many Navy Blue Tea Towels
How Many Black Tea Towels
How Many Red Tea Towels
Select Grade
Student Name

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 November 1st until November 21st at 9pm Pacific time. Bonfire will print and ship starting approximately on November 30th.
  • Wear your school spirit gear on Thursdays which is School Spirit Day!
  • Visit https://www.bonfire.com/pacific-school-davenport-ca/

Flower Fundraiser – Spring flower fundraiser is now open until May 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 December 15th. For holiday gifts, order before December 1st.
  • Anyone in the continental US (not Alaska or Hawaii) 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 email president at pacificschoolfoundation.org

  • February 13 at 5:30pm
  • March 12 at 5:30pm
  • April 9 at 5:30pm
  • May 14 at 5:30pm

Box Tops for Education – year round

Look for the BoxTops symbol on your groceries and office supplies
A few of the participating products
  • 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!
  • Download the BoxTops for Education app and scan your receipts and they will donate $.10 per participating items.
  • 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
Purchasing Select Papermate products can earn money for the school

Drive for School Raffle Tickets final total

Thank you to all that participated in the Drive for Schools fundraiser! Our community raised $8577.43 for the 2023-2024 school year!

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!!

Dinner and a Movie Night

Thank you for all the people that came to our event as well as all the volunteers who support the event! It would not be possible for these events to happen without the support of parent and family volunteers!

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!

Pacific School Yearbook Pre-orders will open in December

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.

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

Our wonderful community event is scheduled for Friday April 19th! It is a family friendly event with food, fun and bingo games. We are in need of donations for this amazing event to support the school!

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.

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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