Halloween Party

Field Trip to Moss Landing to Visit a Tall Ship (Fifth/Sixth Grade)

Liana will be taking the fifth/sixth graders to Moss Landing to visit the tall ship Lady Washington, which appeared as HMS Interceptor in the 2003 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. This is an all day event and will include an excursion and an educational program on board. Stay tuned for fundraising events to fund this trip and check in with Liana for more specifics or to sign up to drive.

All field trips are subject to change.


Parent Meeting

All School Parent Meeting. Includes a special guest speaker. Details to follow.

Field Trip to Wilder Ranch (First and Second Graders)

Liana and Emily will be leading this field trip. Check in with them for more specifics or to sign up to drive. This will be an all day event.

All field trips are subject to change.

Field Trip to Santa Cruz Natural History Museum (Kinder)

Rosy is leading this trip to the museum for the "Animal Neighbors" program where children will learn about habitats, local species, and animal adaptations. The presentation will be an hour long and afterwards kids can climb on the whale statue, then we'll cross the road to Seabright Beach and play there for a while. Please email Rosy if you can drive.

All field trips are subject to change.

Goodwill Donation Drive

GoodWill Donation Drive!

Clean out the Clutter.

Raise Easy Money for Orchard (Last year we raised over $1,000.)

Join Orchard School’s Donation Drive! It’s a win-win-win!
Simply donate the stuff you no longer want/need and you’ll help to raise
money ($500 per filled container) for Our Beloved Orchard School!
Goodwill will train job seekers, create jobs, and help the planet.

On Site Container in second parking
lot at Orchard, 2288 Trout Gulch Rd.

(Questions: 408-466-2913/kaysidya@gmail.com)

Clothing, linens, shoes, boots, purses, jewelry, household items (i.e. dishes, glassware,
utensils, lamps and small appliances), books, textbooks, CD’s, videos, DVD’s, games,
sporting goods, computers, computer software and computer equipment, electronics
(i.e. TV’s, radios, stereos, and phones).
Items leftover from rummage sales, paint, cleaning supplies, hazardous materials,
mattresses, box springs, bed pillows. plumbing or building supplies, large appliances,
barbeques, food, automobile parts or tires, large furniture* (i.e. sofas, dressers, chairs
and tables).

Winter Holiday

Open House

Open House

Field Trip to Aptos Library (Kindergarten)

Rosy will take the kinders by city bus (weather permitting) from the base of Trout Gulch to the Aptos Library (2 stops away). The librarian will read some stories, give a tour and hand out library card to students who don't yet have one. Permission slips, library card applications and more details to follow.

Field trips subject to change.

Field Trip to Seymour Center (Kinder and First Grade)

Rosy and Emily will take the kinders and First Graders to the Seymour Center for their Ocean Discovery Lab and Tour and will have lunch at the site afterwards. Please email either or both of them to sign up to drive. More details to follow.

Field Trips subject to change.

Parent Meeting

Re-registration Deadline (Returning Students)

This is the deadline by which to pay your re-registration fee if your student will be returning to school next year. This fee holds your child's spot.

Spring Break

Parent Work Day

May Faire

May Faire

Come join us for a day full of spring time fun. We'll have a giant inflatable water slide, wreath and craft making booths, face paints, popsicles, delicious lunch options prepared by parents and staff in our lunch hut, tours of the campus on the half hour from 11 to 1, a maypole dance, local vendors, and more! This event is open to the public. 

Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten Graduation

Meet on the math cabin deck at 12:15 sharp! Kindergarten family and friends only. Ceremony followed by potluck.