A family work party. A fantastic way to contribute to the farm and experience the land with your family!
May is Bike to School Month!
Bike to School Month is time to showcase the benefits of biking and encourage students to give biking a try for the first time! Biking helps us reduce our carbon footprint, engage with our neighbors, get exercise and feel energized. Bike to School programs are a way to foster life-long healthy habits for the whole family. Starting the school day with kid-powered transportation ensures that children are awake and ready to learn. We are in the 4rd year of own program here at Pacific Crest and invite you to join in on this month long celebration. May is also the time for Cycles in Nature, a bicycle program involving our Middle School students.
National Bike to School Day May 10th - http://www.walkbiketoschool.org
Pacific Crest Bike and Walk to School Day Wednesday May 17th - Bike trains, walking school bus and celebration
Bike Trains throughout the month lead by parent volunteers
Save the date for our annual Spring Plant Sale. Get your veggie starts from the PCS Farm, as well as gorgeous hanging flower baskets and much more!
Two seatings 9am and 10:30am
While you enjoy your breakfast, students of all ages get on stage for the talent show.
Location: Middle School Big Room
Join Dorrie for a Dr. Hughes follow-up discussion! Come have some coffee or tea and enjoy this informal parent conversation.
Join us in the Middle School for an enlightening conversation with Dr. Steve Hughes, foremost researcher on the cognitive benefits of early Montessori education. The event is free to PCS families and open to the public for $10 pre-registration; $30 at the door. Pre-register by March 14th at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Montessori education presents a radically different – and radically effective – educational approach that may be the best method we’ve got to ensure the optimal cognitive, social, and emotional development of every child.
Montessori: An Education for Life
Dr. Hughes will discuss how Montessori education from Primary through Middle school implements what current neuroscience knows about optimizing social, emotional, cognitive and academic development.
Montessori education -- through Middle school -- builds the foundational capacities for collaborative, adaptive leaders, readying themselves for the unique challenges of the 21st century.
About Steve Hughes
Steve Hughes, PhD, ABPdN is a pediatric neuropsychologist and director of The Center for Research on Developmental Education. He is also past president of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. His research interests are in the area of attention and executive functioning and the role that early childhood education can play in promoting the formation of these essential capabilities.
Dr. Hughes is Chair of the Association Montessori Internationale’s Global Research Committee and speaks all over the world to audiences interested in learning more about the cognitive developmental benefits of authentic Montessori education.
Both Middle School and Elementary are hosting their open houses (for current parents) from 5-7. This is a wonderful time for parents to see the classrooms and have your students show you their work. Childcare will be available for enrolled students.
Our 2017 Annual Fund Campaign is launching soon!
Come get excited about everything our wonderful school has to offer. Support our Annual Fund and win prizes! This is a family friendly event, PCS will have our own space to hang out, socialize and eat great burgers. Some constructive activities for children will be provided. Giddy Up is a Pacific Crest family owned business, so all the more reason to support them!
Bring the family, dance, sing-a-long, eat pizza! Rob Tallon will be returning as DJ, and will be taking song requests next week. Tickets will be $7 each, or $25 for a family of 4. They will be on sale in the gallery this coming week. The school does not provide supervision during this event, we count on parents to supervise their children.
Join Dorrie for this unique informal discussion focusing on the Elementary years "How both setting limits and giving children time to contribute can enhance independence"
This special Intro Night is designed for current families moving from Primary to Lower Elementary and from Lower Elementary to Upper Elementary. Learn more about these levels and what the transition will be like for your child and family.
Prospective parents are invited to an introduction to our Montessori Primary and Elementary programs. You do not need to RSVP.
Prospective Middle School parents and students are invited to an informative evening at our school. Middle School faculty will present the curriculum and philosophy of our Montessori program, as well as answer questions about the admissions process. No RSVP is required.
Wreath Making is a wonder filled annual tradition for all ages. Organized independently by our 8th grade students in order to raise money to fund a class trip in the Spring. The event features wreath making, gingerbread house decorating, a bake sale, and an adjoining book fair organized by parent volunteers. Current families and friends of Pacific Crest welcome! Please bring cash or check. Wreath Making continues on Saturday from 10-2.
Prospective parents are invited to an introduction to our Montessori Primary and Elementary programs. An additional Intro Night will be held on January 5th. You do not need to RSVP.
Elementary parents: mark your calendars for the first of two required curriculum nights. Our Elementary teachers will present our Geography curriculum which lays the foundation for studies in physics, chemistry, geology, geography, astronomy and economics. Join us for this fascinating night.
Parents of older Primary students are also encouraged to come. Childcare is available for enrolled students.
It's here again! Join us for a night of art and community fun. A fascinating mix of art works will be for sale as well as artisan goods. Its a great evening with friends and great way to support Pacific Crest. Tickets will be on sale at the door.
Come out to the farm to make apple cider and enjoy the day. All students and families of all levels love this event. Bring your picnic lunch and a blanket to sit on and enjoy our beautiful farm! We'd like to cut down on disposables, so bring drinking vessels and jugs for the cider. Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
See you there!
Join us for the Spring Farm Celebration! We are excited to see you all on the farm for live music, face painting, pig roast, cake walk and more. Please bring a side dish to share and $1 bills for the cake walk. Also, a reminder to please leave your 4 legged friends at home. Any questions, please contact Dominica Rice at email@example.com.
Buy beautiful plants carefully selected by our greenest thumbs. All proceeds go directly to supporting school activities. Enjoy hot dogs and baked goods sold by the middle school to raise money for their end of year trip.
Syrup for all! Enjoy heaping stacks of pancakes while watching students display their skills and talents in a series of brief performances.
All PCS families welcome! Dinner not included (buy your own). Sure to be a fun time for all!
Dance the night away with a DJ Rob Tallon, punch and pizza! All grade levels, parents come and dance too!