A message from our
principal, Ms. Diana Garcia, Principal
Dear Pacific Families:
Teachers and I are feeling very positive about our first
month of school. Our seventh graders are settling into the 6 period day routine
and doing a terrific job of getting to classes within the four-minute passing
time. As a class, they are demonstrating our Pacific Values…. Positive, Accepting,
Compassion, Inspired, Focused, Integrity, and Courageous. Our first all school
assembly, Friday, October 7, recognized our September students of the month for
consistently displaying our Pacific values.
These students were nominated by their teachers:
7th Grade: Anabelle Hopperanth, Jessica Zamarano,
Rochelle Barreto Sabalza, Abigail Mungai, Caliya Bullock, Fransesca Saga, Ryland
Vick, Justin Ahrens Tran, Carlos Melgar Vasquez, Tevita Takai
8th Grade: Emily Pham, Emily Fischburg, Arayana
Chang, Mary Belay, Chelsea Ochoa, K’mya Grayson, Izzy Hood-Graling, Destiny
Borson, Jada Godwin, Lucas Orint, Connor Kendall
The top winners were 7th graders, Carlos Melgar
Vazquez and Jessica Zamorano and 8th graders Lucas Orint and Aryanna
Chang. All nominated students’ photos’ are displayed in the main hallway.
Congrats to all! Our plan is to nominate and recognize Students of the Month
throughout the school year.
In an effort to create a safer, academic and business-like
learning environment, several changes to school wide expectations were made
over the summer. I would like all 8th
grade families to know about:
Hats or wearing of hoods are NOT permitted on campus.
We use the security cameras when investigating safety matters and we’ve found
that hats and hoods impede the identification of students.
Eating Is NOT permitted in hallways, outside
during noon break and in classrooms unless it is a class celebration\party
endorsed by the teacher. No energy drinks or coffee drinks are permitted in
classrooms or hallways. Water is permitted in all areas.
Cell phones\electronic devices and ear buds are permitted
only in the cafeteria before school and during lunch. Phones and earbuds must
be out of sight during the day except in the cafeteria.
Holes\rips in pants\jeans permitted at the knee
or lower. No holes above the knees. There are many fashion trends that do not
belong in a middle school learning environment and holes\tears near the crotch
and buttocks is one of them. We ask that all parents\families review the dress
code guidelines in their student’s planner.
The staff and I really do appreciate your support in
enforcing these school-wide expectations.
Speaking of support, we have a fantastic PTSA Board
committed to working with all parents and staff to provide students with a
positive middle school experience. Our
board members are Jeni Watson, President; Leslie Sivret, Vice President; Laurie
Perovich, treasurer, and Slavka Bishoff, Secretary. Your board organized a
grounds cleanup a week ago which resulted in the front area with pruned shrubs
and trees. Our plan is having a grounds committee that will host regular
grounds work throughout the school year. I Hope you’ll join us for our next
PTSA meeting on November 14th.
Pacific’s key fundraiser is Viking Voyage, a walk a thon
that will be held Friday, October 21. If you haven't received the lavender
colored information sheet, ask your child. Information was given to students at
last Friday’s assembly and a one-page info sheet was given to all students.
Funds raised go to or students’ ASB budget that pays for a wide number of
projects, including the 8th grade cruise in June, two dances, and
many schoolwide events for all students.
. Please reach out to me with questions, concerns, ideas and
Diana Garcia, Pacific Principal