Dia de los Muertos - Set up in the library - 2pm on Wednesday, October 29th
Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a celebration observed in Latin American and some European countries, beginning on November 1st and continuing for the week following. The festival honors loved ones who have passed on, and family members exhibit photographs, memorabilia, treats and other items of personal significance during that time.
The Santa Cruz Gardens Community welcomes you to take part in this beautiful tradition by bringing items for our school ofrenda—a collage of sorts honoring Los Muertos, The Dead. The ofrenda will be located in our Library this year. You are welcome to bring items that were special to passed loved ones (whether they were people or pets), photographs, art pieces, even food! Set up will be after 2pm on Wednesday, October 29 and any time following. All items can be collected after school after the final day, Friday, November 7th. Be sure to put your name and room number on what you bring.
10:10am on Friday, October 31st
The parade begins in the Kinder yard and winds through every classroom in single file, collecting new students and eventually doubling back until students are dropped off back at their rooms. We’re expecting rain, so we’ll be walking under cover and spectators are asked to line the parade route in such a way that the walkways are not blocked.
Parents please note that costumes are optional, not required. No face-obscuring masks, mock weapons or depictions of violence (blood, wounds, etc.).
Be sure to check out the latest Dolphin Dispatch newsletter for updates and special event reminders!
Welcome to the 2014-15 school year, and to the Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School website! Our school offers an exceptional learning environment for a child to be nurtured through these critical first steps of his/her education journey. Led by a talented and dedicated faculty focused on their students' academic success and social-emotional development, SCG offers a well-rounded program that emphasizes essential 21st century skills like problem-solving and collaborative learning within the traditional disciplines of reading, writing, social studies and mathematics, infusing technology and digital literacy into a balanced curriculum that aligns to state-adopted standards.
We boast an extraordinary team of Special Education faculty, who support our students with special needs, and we are particularly proud of our renowned SDC Autism program that provides students with autism the opportunity to thrive in our inclusive classrooms.
We are supported in all our efforts by our amazing parent community who are committed to providing essential enrichment opportunities in the areas of music, dance, art, STEM, and a number of engaging extra-curricular activities. This year our Home and School Club is also helping to fund a new PE/Lifeskills program that teaches children about positive play, with practical skills for life like empathy building and conflict resolution, as well as a new after school Homework Center in partnership with our English Learner Advisory Committee.
We look forward to an exciting year of continuous learning and growth!