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PCS 20th Birthday Events!

PCS is celebrating its 20th Birthday. Celebrate & Participate!

PCS’s 2018-19 school year will be capped off by PCS’s 20th graduation (PCS class of 2019).

RSVP for All-School Big May 24-26th Weekend Events at Very Bottom of Page and Other Activities Below!

20th Anniversary Celebration Highlights

See the school calendar for a comprehensive list of activities and events.

Friday, May 24th

Alumni Reception Hosted by PCS, 3:30 to 5:30 pm at neighboring Fairfield Inn & Suites, 2956 Mission Street, Santa Cruz. Complementary light refreshments. Reconnect with other PCS alumni and PCS faculty and staff.
(Contact Tara Walker for more info.)

20th Anniversary Reception and Dinner, Hosted by the Pacific Collegiate Foundation Board of Directors for current and former PCS Board of Directors members

Reception, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, Fairfield Inn & Suites, 2956 Mission Street, Santa Cruz

(reply to either or both)    Reception RSVP

Dinner, 6-8 pm, Westside Home

(reply to either or both)    Dinner RSVP

PCS Community Bonfire at Davenport Landing Beach, Central Beach Area, 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Come Celebrate 20 Years of PCS with a Bonfire at Davenport Landing! The whole PCS community (past and present), your family and loved ones, are invited. The fire, non-alcoholic beverages and chips and salsa will be provided. Public toilet facilities are available. Bring warm clothes and flashlights. No RSVP needed.


Saturday, May 25th

PCS Alumni Parent Hosted Brunches for Alumni by Class Year
PCS alumni and alumni parents are invited to join one of these fun gatherings the morning of Saturday, May 25th; continental breakfast served!
More info & RSVP

Family Friendly Street CarnivalSaturday afternoon, 2 - 6 pm, PCS parking lot at 3004 Mission Street, SC
• Art Gallery of student/alumni art competition with PCS logo [Contest Rules].
• Above ground time capsule installation – featuring an object submitted by each graduating class. (Contact Tara Walker for more info.)
2:00 pm Street Carnival Begins!
2 to 2:45 pm PCS Jazz Band
2 to 4 pm Alumna Haley Brown, Face Painting
2:45 to 3:15 pm Meet Maria Reitano, PCS's New Head of School
3:15 to 4:15 pm Jazz Band Drop In - BYOI (but no drums, keyboards or basses) & Real Book (music provided)
3:15 to 5:15 pm Hal Hansen, Wandering Troubadour 
4:30 to 5:30 pm "ED Talks" by Alumni and Staffulty
5:30 to 6 pm PCS Jazz Band 
2 to 6 pm Street Carnival Activities
  Calming Manatee Photo Booth
  Fish Art Installation Painting Booth
  Record a PCS Story Booth
  Memory Book Pages for Principal Fletcher Booth
  School Tour Signup Booth
  Taco Buffet, Water Station
  20th T-Shirt Booth
  Student Government Store
  Cake, Martinelli's Cider and Coffee
  20th Anniversary Video (6 min loop)
  Art Competition Installation (with PCS logo  Wheel)
  Time Capsule Display
6:00 PM Event Ends - Head Toward Peace United Church for 7:30 pm Concert!

Choral Concert, featuring PCS alumni and alumni family compositions and PCS community voices. 7:30 pm with reception to follow concert, Peace United Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz.

Sunday, May 26th

Kickball and Dodgeball Games (alumni, students, teachers, families) with Breakfast Snacks. 
11 am to 1 pm, old Swift Street Campus Field
(Contact Tara Walker for more info.)
WANT TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP with any of the May 24 - May 26 activities? Go to My School Anywhere to sign up!
CELEBRATE PCS's 20th Birthday by Making a Gift Above! Gifts can be made in honor or memory of a current or past inspirational member of our PCS community. 20th birthday gifts are dedicated to the general support of PCS, its students, and its acclaimed college preparatory program. Thank you!