These family-friendly events bring the SCG community together! Check our calendar for the exact dates and times of our H&SC-sponsored events.

Interested in planning or participating in one or more of these events? Consider volunteering today!

A Night in Gardens City: Heroes and Villains Ball

April 2019

This is our largest fundraising event of the school year. Students create art projects and parents collect donations, and everything gets auctioned off at both a silent and live auction. In addition, we enjoy drinks and food, fun and games. All of the money we raise that night goes back to our school. This event typically raises over $20,000.
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Bike to School Day

Held each fall, students and parents walk/bike/scoot/skateboard to school for the love of our air and earth! The Home & School Club provides coffee and a small breakfast to those who participate.

Dance Performances

Our SCG students perform African and folk dance routines. Not to be missed!

Dia del Niño

Our English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) sponsors treats for students on “Children’s Day”.

Drive for Schools

Drive for schools is one of the best fundraisers around. Sponsored by the Boardwalk and Toyota/Subaru of Santa Cruz this fundraiser raised over half a million dollars last year alone! And so far over 3 million in its past 11 years.
Each ticket is $5 and a pack of 6 is $25. Purchase some tickets to help out a local public school and maybe you will win. There are hundreds of local prizes as well as ten $1,000 cash prizes!
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Fall Festival

Games, human-sized bubbles, cool vendors, a rock wall, pumpkin catapult, taco bar, and more! This an afternoon of community fun not to be missed!

Field Day

Love of Reading Week

Held each spring, this event includes Pages & PJ’s, where very special guest readers read favorite stories, the Stuffed Animal Sleepover, a poster contest, mystery readers over the school intercom, schoolwide “Drop Everything And Read” announcements, and a book-themed dress-up day.

Music Performances

Children learn and perform a variety of songs during daytime performances. Parents are welcome to attend, but get there early as these events are often “standing room only”.

PE/Lifeskills Program

School Beautification

Come help make our school beautiful! Past projects have included: building a raised garden box, planting fruit trees, painting benches in the amphitheater, repairing and replacing the ball wall, and more!

Science Camp

Science Fair

SCG students design, create, and display their science projects in the MU as well as the Santa Cruz County Science and Engineering Fair. Recent award-winning projects have included a Behavioral & Social Sciences project, “Cooperative Testing in Minecraft,” as well as a Computer Science project, “Follow the Bouncing Ball — A Web Animation Project.”

Spirit Days

Show your SCG dolphin pride by participating in one of these fun events held throughout the year. Recent spirit days included a “Twin Day” and “Pajama Day”.

Teacher Appreciation Week

We love to show our appreciation by offering thanks and by providing yummy treats and food for our teachers and staff throughout the selected week. The H&SC also provides our teachers with a catered sit down lunch.

Variety Show

Our annual Variety Show features SCG students’ unique talents including singing, dancing, telling jokes, magic acts, and much more. The event is great fun for both performers and audience members!


Let’s get moving! Each year, SCG kids participate in this healthy and fun activity while raising money either as a flat donation or per lap.