Thank You


Join us in CELEBRATING the 2016-2017 school year.  All of the accomplishments listed below are only possible with the support of the amazing Cabrillo Families and dedication of the PTO Board.  Our PTO GOAL is to continue to support the students, staff and families through building community and fundraising for our fantastic programs. THANK YOU to all of you for keeping the traditions of classroom parties, field trips, upper grade dances/electives, and our wonderful Creative Arts programs vibrant through your volunteering and participation in the events listed below.


Successful and Fun

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Candyland Carnival
  • See’s
  • Pie Sale
  • Fog Fest Booth
  • Book Fair
  • Family Bingo
  • Gift Wrap
  • Original Works
  • Education Enrichment
  • Safeway Grant (kiln upgrades, new light board, art supplies)


***All Fundraising Proceeds go toward all school supplies used in the classroom, new books, technology upgrades, staff supplies, field trips, P.E. supplies, plus more…


  • Outdoor Ed. (5th Grade)
  • Yosemite (8th Grade)
  • All Field Trips to date

***Thank you to all of the drivers and chaperones who volunteer their time to make these experiences possible.


  • Volunteer Coordinator (Lower and Upper Grades) will be added to the PTO Board at the next election
  • Grant Coordinator position created (INTERESTED?)                 
  • New Electives (Photography, Boot Camp, Basketball)
  • Streamlined Credit Program
  • Equal Teacher Donations (soft transition)
  • Suggestion Box in the office


Important Dates:

  • Painting Tiles-2/28 and 3/1 after school by the MPR
  • Thursday March 2nd (cleaning and prepping the space 2:30-3:30)
  • Sunday March 5th – Creating/Installing the Garden (12:00-3:00)

Sincerely,  Shelli Murphy and Shauna Koperski (PTO Co-Presidents)

Fun Events Coming Up

Mark your calendars! We have some fun and exciting fundraisers coming up.

Friday, March 24th: Spring Social  

Longboards Margarita Bar, Eureka Square, Pacifica

$20 pre sale –

Led by Leanne Wynn and Kiyomi Arai

On March 24th come together for a casual evening as we come together to share delicious bites and beverages, play some games, bid on a few auction items, do a little….or a lot of dancing to the sounds of “Just Some Dudes” featuring Cabrillo dads, Andy Anderson and Mike Trayler, and sing along to your favorite 80’s karaoke tune. More details to come.

You can purchase tickets here:

April 5th: Paint Nite

Cabrillo School 7:00-9:00pm


$8 Dinner 6:00-7:00pm (optional)

Led by Kiyomi Arai

On Wednesday, April 5th a local artist from Paint Nite will assist and inspire us to create a one of a kind painting. It’s okay if you’ve never painted anything but your walls—there’s no experience necessary and fun is the only requirement.

All students in 6th grade and up are invited to participate, as well as all of your friends, family and co-workers. We will have an optional dinner meal to purchase. What a fun way to gather with friends. Paint Nite will donate a portion of ticket sales to enhance our co-curricular activities across all grade levels. Let’s get together and get painting– please RSVP and register at

May 7th: Pop of Color

Linda Mar Beach Trail 9:30am-1:30pm


Get ready the Pop of Color 5k run, walk, stroll is coming back! Bring the whole family to POP through a sea of colors along our beautiful coastal trail! After crossing the finish line we all head to Cabrillo School for an awesome After Party with dancing, music, prizes and food. More details to come.

Led by Kristen Beckler and Marci Gonoza

January Jazz

After The Rob Schneider Music Foundation could no longer support our music program, the Pacifica Education Foundation stepped forward with a program called Music Matters In Pacifica, which decided to support the logistical end of our instrumental music program.

In 2010 Pacifica Education Foundation dedicated $21,000 yearly to ensure that the music program could keep on going. They continue to support the band. Music Matters in Pacifica was alive! In 2015, the Pacifica Education Foundation then stepped up again to put 4th and 5th grade music back into every school in the District. Music Matters in Pacifica is even stronger now. But it takes everyone’s support.

This weekend, Music Matters in Pacifica is hosting the annual January Jazz Concerts. The 4:00 PM concert will consist of our own Vallemar/Cabrillo Jazz Band Together, as well as the Ocean Shore/IBL Blues Dawgs.

We will have special guests from our alumni as Terra Nova High School Jazz Ensemble rounds out our afternoon.

The evening event, which is adults only, will feature three professional jazz groups. Reuben Salcido’s Jazz Ensemble is top notch. Our former parent, Norm Dutton is one of the members of Mo’ Jazz. And Blue on Jazz contains members who are also parents in our District.

These amazing groups are dedicating their time to do some great sets that you can listen to, dance to, or just enjoy friends company with.

We will have excellent food, and there will be some items for a silent auction. With your attendance, we could fill the joint and really make it a great party!

Our community really does support so many wonderful events throughout the year, and I appreciate all that people do in this community to make it better for everyone.

You can get tickets through and simply search for January Jazz. The cost is $40, which covers the food, one drink ticket, and admission to the concert and silent auction. I have the honor of hosting the evening’s events, so I hope to see you there!

Updates And News – January 18

Donations of Copy Paper would be greatly appreciated.

Volunteers Needed

Would you like to teach music in K – 2? If you’re interested, contact Sandy Handler, or email Mr. Stafford.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

January Jazz, A Fund Raiser for Music Matters in Pacifica. More info here.

4:00 PM Concert by our Middle School Jazz Bands and the Terra Nova Jazz Ensemble ($15 adults, $10 Ages 12 & Under)

7:00 PM Concert by three amazing professional Jazz Ensembles. ($40 Adults Only) Tickets available through

Thursday, January 26, 2017

6:30 – 7:30 PM in the MPR Kindergarten and First Grade Math Fair.

Gentle Reminder: No siblings. There is no child care at this event. We will open our play yard for parking. Please do not park in the business parking across the street. Parents participate in all games with their child.

Friday, January 27, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 PM in the MPR Family Bingo Night!

6th Graders’ Families Please Note:

Very Important T-Dap boosters have to be on file in the office before they can begin 7th grade. Fifty-two 6th Graders still need to get this done.

K – 7th Graders Have A Sibling Coming to Kindergarten Next Year?

Be sure to contact the office for the registration form.

Calendar Updates And Important News

Monday, January 9, 2017 8:45 AM in the MPR
5th Grade Famous Americans Breakfast
Gentle Reminder: Please do not park across the street in the Business
Parking Lot. Let’s stay respectful of our neighbors.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the MPR
Kindergarten and First Grade Math Fair.
Gentle Reminder: No siblings. There is no child care at this event. We will
open our play yard for parking. Please do not park in the business parking
across the street. Parents participate in all games with their child.

Friday, January 27, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the MPR
Family Bingo Night!

Volunteers Needed For The New Year

First Grade P.E. Support – Tuesday’s 10:15 – 11:15
First Grade P.E. Coordination (Prep & Planning) – We have everything you
need, we just need the help to set it up and run the show!

Contact: Elisa Repetto
Or: Chris Donnelly
Or: Kendra Crame
Mrs. Anchick’s 5th grade needs a few good volunteers! Please contact her
at if you can help out! She will let you know
exactly what she needs.

Save the Date



DECEMBER 16THDELICIOUS PIE SALE (Stay tuned for sign up opportunities)

JANUARY – FAMILY BINGO NIGHT (Date to be determined)

AUCTION (Stay tuned for the date and volunteer opportunities)

There will also be DINE OUT NIGHTS and

PICK- A- PARTY opportunities

Please contact the PTO with any questions.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!

News and updates November

Thursday, November 3, 2016

PTO Board Meeting 5:30pm

Please note time change. Staff Room

Friday, November 4 & Saturday, Nov. 5

fashionforfashionBand Fundraiser in the MPR Fashion for Fashion. Please come by and buy a ticket, then purchase designer clothing at rock-bottom prices. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help our band purchase new uniforms. Hence, the name “Fashion for Fashion.” See the attached for more information on times.


Academic Center Is Open Next Week (week of 11/7)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans’ Day Holiday No School

Friday, November 18, 2016 Minimum Day

November 21 – 25 No School All Weekturkey

Happy Thanksgiving! 



A Message from The Pacifica Education Foundation (PEF)

We Need Your Help This year, the Pacifica Education Foundation is focused on expanding our volunteer base and filling our board with people who are passionate about quality education. Without people, the Foundation will cease to operate and our current programs will be at risk. This is your opportunity to get involved! We are seeking parents and community members like you to join the Foundation.

If you care about music, arts and science programs in the school district and want them to continue, you can start by volunteering at an event, doing PR, or just joining us at a board meeting. We have built great momentum; now we invite you to join the team that supports the Foundation.

Go to and learn how you can help!

News and Updates – week of 10/12/16

Thursday & Friday, October 13 & 14

  • J-Teen Afterschool Program Closed Will resume on Monday.

Friday, October 14, 2016

  • Upper Grade Progress Reports
  • Jamba Juice & Popcorn

Monday, October 17, 2016

  • No School: Professional Development Day for Teachers

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

  • Academic Center (Homework Center) begins in the Library. The hours are: Mon, Tue. Thurs: 2:45 – 4:00 PM Wed.: 1:30 – 2:45 PM The Center will be closed during conference week and the week before Winter Break.

October 31, 2016

  • Halloween Parade at 8:45 AM

October 31 – November 4, 2016

  • Conference Week: Minimum Days
  • Dismissal Times:
  • Grades K – 3: 1:10 PM
  • Grades 4 – 8: 1:20 PM

Teachers do begin conferences immediately, so please be sure you are picking up your child on time and that we have a clear campus for our after school programs by 1:30 PM. Thank you.

There is no Academic Center this Week.

Safety After School

If students are not part of the J-Teen afterschool program, or the Day Care program, they must be off campus by 3:00 PM at the latest. Academic Center is for completion of homework only. Students are expected to leave the Center upon completion of their work. We cannot allow students to remain if they are not doing their work.

HELP! We Need Volunteers

Please ask your child’s teacher to see where you can help.

Bridges Math Nights for Parents

The presentation is the same for any site that is convenient for you to attend.

Tuesday, September 13 at Vallemar School 6 – 7 pm

Tuesday, September 20 at Cabrillo School 6 – 7 pm

Thursday, September 22 at Sunset Ridge School 6 – 7 pm

This is for the adults only because you will be given information and there is a participation piece to help you help your children with their math.