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Pacific School Student Life
Service Learning is a method whereby students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized lesson plans and service that meets the needs of the school, local, and global communities. At Pacific School, service learning is integrated into and enhances academic curriculum in grades K to 5.
Pacific’s student council is a group of elected 4th and 5th grade students who are committed to the development of leadership qualities and school and community improvement. The student council endeavors range from planning school “Fun Fridays”, ushering school events, and engaging in service learning.
Library Lunch Bunch
The Pacific Library is open for 4th and 5th grade students from 11:40-12:20 during lunch. Students may read, check out books, do homework, draw, play games and otherwise relax! No food or drinks are allowed in the library, so please finish your lunch before coming in.
The GrowingGreat Nutrition and Garden Program educates students on the importance of health and nutrition. The GrowingGreat Garden Lessons (K-5th) educate students on planting vegetables, tending, and harvesting through the school year. Harvest Parties and Farmer's Markets are additional components of the program. Additionally, GrowingGreat In-Classroom Nutrition Lessons (3rd-5th) provide education on how to identify higher quality foods through interactive discussions and activities.
Grades of Green
Grades of Green is a PTA supported program committed to increase environmental awareness through education and inspire and empower students and the school community by teaching them small things they can do today to make a difference on Planet Earth for generations to come.
In fourth grade, students can join the Green Team. This is a group of students that are interested in making Pacific as green as we can be! They will help out at lunch time with the Lunch Sorting Program as well as help come up with other green ideas that can be used around campus. We will have meetings once a month at lunchtime to discuss our efforts and ideas. Click here for more tips or here to see Green at Pacific!
The Reading Club is available for students in grades 1-3. Students participate in small group instruction to enrich reading and writing skills.
Reading and Review (R and R)
Reading and Review, a program new to Pacific this year, is designed to provide academic support in reading and writing to upper primary students who can best benefit from additional academic intervention. Students work with the R and R Reading Specialist on a one to one and small group basis for targeted instruction as directed by the general education classroom teacher.
Please check back for more details for the 2015/2016 school year.
School-based counseling is provided by our school counselor. The goal is to provide support for social, emotional and educational needs for students. Students are typically seen in a small group session on a weekly basis. Strategies for communication, problem solving and friendship building are taught. The school-based counselor also provides classroom presentations, parent consultation, and support to Pacific staff. Referrals are typically given to the counselor from the teacher, parent, or Student Study Team.
Pawprints Staff and Club
Pawprints Club is open to Grades 4 and 5. Students will help create a monthly edition of Pawprints while enhancing their writing, interviewing and computer skills. The Student Staff of Pawprints Club will meet once a month at a location and time TBD. Please check the Pacific weekly Eblasts for meeting times and dates.