Special programs: Reading Partners, Food Literacy Center, iReady, computer-based math
After school: Boys and Girls Club
Pacific Elementary School is firmly committed to collaboration, reflection and continuous improvement. The teachers are committed to data driven decision making to improve student achievement.
The Pacific Staff and School Site Council have spent time analyzing and monitoring achievement data in order to make instructional adjustments for improving student outcomes. The following items reflect major initiatives currently underway at Pacific Elementary. Teachers, guided by the grade-level content standards, use the core curriculum to support the teaching and learning process. Students receive differentiated instruction based on departmentalization in the Intermediate grades. Grade-Level Teams meet weekly, using assessment data to strategically plan to meet student needs. Intensive Reading-Language Arts Intervention is provided by the Resource Teacher for targeted 4th – 6th grade students and all students are eligible to receive Supplemental Education Services- tutoring.
Pacific Elementary School students received free school supplies donated by the Chinese American Council of Sacramento Foundation last week.
Also, fifth and sixth grade students were treated to an inspirational talk by former UC Berkeley rugby player Nick Boyer.
“I have learned the value of teamwork,” Boyer said. “Teamwork requires understanding the needs of others so you can work more effectively with them.” He encouraged students to set a goal, be kind, eat healthy and always ask for help.
All 14 student-led Green Teams participating in Project Green 2016 were awarded funding for water conservation projects at a ceremony on Tuesday.
Initially, only the teams that scored highest on a Project Green rubric were to be awarded funding. But because some of the schools proposed fairly inexpensive projects — Bret Harte Elementary asked only for mulch and planter boards — the district decided to fund all 14 proposals, said Project Green Specialist Rachel King.
With the help of volunteers and community donations, a school orchard destroyed by vandals was replanted on Saturday.
Fourteen young fruit-bearing trees were destroyed at Pacific Elementary School on November 15. Vandals ripped off branches and pulled trees from the ground, dragging some across campus. The orchard was only about a year old, installed in the fall of 2014 by the group Common Visions in partnership with The California Endowment, Soil Born Farms and SCUSD.
Sacramento City Unified School District currently has ten Early Kinder programs at the following school locations. For Early Kinder student registration please contact the school(s) listed below. All student registration materials are available at each of these school sites.
Editor’s note: Great schools begin with great people, and Sacramento City Unified has no shortage of talented educators leading our campuses. The eConnection will be profiling principals new to their campuses this year to help our community get to know our administrative team. Today we chat with Oscar Garcia and Amber Carter.
Oscar Garcia, Principal, Pacific Elementary School
Pacific Elementary School is gearing up for its second annual Clothing and Household Items Donation Drive Fundraiser.
From Monday, February 2, through Sunday, February 15, donations of clothes, shoes, bedding, linens, purses and other items will be accepted at the ReUseIt Donation Center at Thrift Town, 5005 Stockton Blvd. Tax-deductible donations will be recycled and money raised will go toward Pacific Elementary.
Chef and healthy eating advocate Jamie Oliver was treated to a cooking demonstration by “kid chefs” at Pacific Elementary School today.
With TV cameras and reporters following, students also led Oliver on a tour of the Pacific garden and fruit orchard. Oliver was in Sacramento to launch a national food education awareness campaign with fellow chef-activists Alice Waters (Berkeley’s Chez Panisse; the Edible Schoolyard Project) and Anne Cooper (author of “Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Children”).
SCUSD partnered with the Sacramento Tree Foundation and Greenwise Joint Venture for an Arbor Day celebration at Pacific Elementary School on Thursday (March 7).
The event was part of the “30KTrees” campaign, an effort to plant 30,000 trees in one year throughout the Sacramento region.Mayor Kevin Johnson attended the celebration with Ray Tretheway, executive director of the Tree Foundation, and representatives of SMUD, PG&E, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s office and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s office.
Pacific Elementary School’s Student Council recently applied for and received a Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY) Grant.GABY supports youth in learning about giving, serving and taking action on issues that are important to the community.
On February 2, three representatives from the Student Council attended the GABY Convening event at City Hall.
The students participated in ice breaker and networking activities with other Sacramento area youth who also received the grant, and they presented the Pacific Peace & Play program to their peers.
Pacific Elementary School held its second annual Career and Pathway to College Fair on Wednesday, January 23.
Thirty-one speakers from various professions and careers spoke to first through sixth grade students about life after high school graduation. Speakers included managers from Hewlett Packard and Cisco, a civil engineer, attorneys, psychologists, a nurse, a contractor and Board of Education Vice President Darrell Woo.
Each speaker visited three to four classrooms sharing their personal career and educational stories.
As part of the KCRA’s Kids Can! Food Drive, students and families at Pacific Elementary School donated 1,177 canned goods to the South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership Emergency Food Closet, which serves Pacific’s neighborhood.
The drive was organized by the school’s Student Council, which engaged the primary and intermediate students in some friendly competition to increase participation.
Teacher finds niche in intensive intervention classes
In her senior year of high school, Tiffany Wilson’s parents were in a terrible auto accident that required them to be hospitalized for most of that school year. On her birthday, with her parents in the hospital, Wilson’s English teacher, Mary Ann Paul, baked her a carrot cake.
It was just a carrot cake, but the simple act of kindness turned Tiffany Wilson away from her childhood aspirations to be a scientist and toward her current career as an educator.
SCUSD provides part day State funded preschool for eligible parents. The family monthly income must be under a certain amount.
If you would like to enroll in the State Preschool program please contact one of our two registration center Hiram Johnson Family Education Center, 3535 65th Street, (916) 277-7151;or Capital City Child Development Center, 7220 24th Street, (916) 433-2736.
During the course of any given year, the Child Development program provides early care and education to approximately 3,000 children ages 0-12. Children served include typically developing infants, toddlers and preschoolers and those with disabilities.
Parents are afforded a variety of program options and approaches, including center-based and home-based services, full-day/part-day preschool, infant/toddler playgroups and before/after school-age care.
Early Kinder (also called Transitional Kindergarten) is the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience for children whose 5th birthday is on September 2nd through and including December 2nd. (Refer to registration page for more information.)
Elementary, middle, and high school students are assigned to a designated neighborhood school based on where the student lives, as long as the school offers the services the student needs. Each neighborhood school has a defined geographic boundary and is intended to serve the students who live within that geographic boundary.
Go to our Attendance Area page for more information about school boundaries, attendance maps and our neighborhood school locator.