Upcoming Events with Pacifica School Volunteers

Holiday Read Aloud at Ortega Elementary: The morning of Friday Dec 11, 2015, is set aside to celebrate literacy and the the joy of books. Guest readers, including State and locally elected officials, businesspeople, prominent Pacificans and community members will read to students and share their love of literacy. It is truly a day of celebration. Join us if you’d like to share a holiday book and two hours with local students.

Oceana Senior Exhibitions In collaboration with the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce, we recruit volunteers to assist in evaluating Oceana High School senior projects. Community Evaluators Needed! Senior Exhibitions are an ambitious research project undertaken by students in their senior year. Students present the results of their research in a written paper and oral presentation before an audience of students, family, and friends with a faculty adviser and community volunteer acting as evaluators. Members of the community serve as secondary evaluators for the students’ oral presentations. Training/Topic Selection: Training is about 1-1.5 hours; Exhibitions follow in a week. Evaluators should plan on an hour for each Evaluation. Coffee and Light Fare provided on site. Contact our office if interested in participating. This project involves reading the student’s research paper, attending training (March 2016) and their oral presentation ( March 2016) to assist the teacher in evaluating the project.DATE TBA

Spring Read Aloud at Sunset Ridge. On the morning of Friday, April 8, 2016, the school will have an assembly to listen to a local author read to all students of Sunset Ridge Elementary School. Authors may describe the craft of writing and their own process. Then, in the classrooms of the school, Community Guest readers, including State and locally elected officials, businesspeople, prominent Pacificans and community members will read to students and share their love of literacy. Bring your own cherished book to the event, or our local librarians will provide you with some perfect choices. Plan on reading in a class for 20 minutes, and enjoying coffee and light fare provided by the PTO with other volunteer readers from our community. Please contact our office if you are able to participate.

ThinkBridge Summer Camp 2016. Get ready to think, create, and innovate! Registration is open for ThinkBridge Summer Camp 2016, running June 20-july 18 (tentative dates subject to change), at Vallemar School. Campers age 6-12 will have fun with 4 elements, namely Thinking, Music, Math and Strategic Games, and our STEM Design lab, with computer programming and robotics. Our fantastic team of Experienced Instructors is joined each year with 1-2 Adult volunteers and 25 High School Volunteers. See our website, for volunteering details and registration.

 Interested in participating in School events in 2015-2016? Please contact us if you would like to join us as a volunteer or otherwise!

As dates are set, Other Events to be added to our PSV Calendar include:

Family Literacy Night: First Grade Families work with teachers to learn techniques and tips to read with their children, to learn what to expect for reading level, and to encourage a love of reading in their children. DATE  TBA

Family Math Night: Sunset Ridge. Join teachers, students, and their families for a fun night playing math-related games, solving puzzles, and creating geometric shapes for ages K-5th grade. DATE TBA


Young Authors Event. Michelle Longega Wilson, 8 year old author of The Girl with the Magical Unicorn, presented at two assemblies at Cabrillo Elementary School in March, 2015. She inspired other young writers to write and publish their own work! Other authors and school sites TBD for 2015-2016