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Monday, November 24

Office Open 8 am to 4 pm

Sea Squirt Class Day (5 to 8 yrs) 9:30 am to 1:30 pm


Tuesday - November 25

Office Open 8 am to 4 pm

Sea Urchin Class Day (8 to 11 yrs)  9:15 am to 1:30 pm

Showcase  1 to 1:30 pm

Garden Club with Priscilla 1:35 to 2:30 pm

Photo orders due 


Wednesday - November 26

Office Closed

No classes


Thursday - November 27

Office Closed

Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday - November 28

Office Closed

No Classes


Upcoming Events   

December 4 - Parent Support Group Meeting

December 4 - Leadership Meeting

December 5 - Talent Show

December 18 - Winter Buddy Day

December 19 - January 4 Winter Break

January 13 - Monterey Bay Aquarium Field Trip


Our Address:

984-6 Bostwick Lane

Santa Cruz, CA  95062

(831) 475-0767

(We are located on the Green Acres Campus in Live Oak)

Here is a link to a map of our school

Escrip for Schools

Escrip is an easy way to raise money for our school.  All you have to do is go to escrip.com and assign your Safeway or Vons purchases to Ocean Alternative Education Center. You also need to renew your membership each year.  If you have family members out of the area, there are many other merchants that partner with escrip.  That's all it takes!




to learn or practice concepts or math facts and then we will play games like SET, RUMIKUB, SEQUENCE, BLOCKUS, PIT, MEXICAN TRAIN DOMINOES and many more! WE will also find some good math games and film how to play them to TEACH younger students, and choose some to share when we help host the FAMILY MATH NIGHT on JANUARY 16th.

Winter Talent Show & Share - December 5

Winter Talent Show& Share * Friday, Dec 5

7 - 8:30 pm * Del Mar School

Come to our Winter Talent Show and Share Night. We 

will meet at the Del Mar Multipurpose Room at 1959 

Merrill Street (off of 17th Avenue). Students are 

encouraged to show a talent or display a project during 

this event. Please sign up in the office by Wed, 

December 3. This will provide us with enough time to 

get your name in the program.  

Leadership Club will provide snacks. All donations will be

used to purchase gifts for our adopted family during the holidays. 

If you would like to help with set up or clean up, please contact Sue or sign up in the office.

Ocean Theater 2014-15

Ocean THEATER, 2014-2015

Please SIGN UP

For the FULL THEATER PLAN, please keep reading!

Ocean Alternative 2014/2015 Theatre Plan

Three Options

We are working with Terri once again to assemble a ...more

Spectra Art on Thursdays!

Our Spectra Artist for Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11 is Shane' Mann!

She will be leading us in "3-D Sci-Fi Space Art"!  Check out her website HERE!

(Wear clothing that can get stained.)

11:30 – 1:00 Wednesday Groupers

1:00 – 3:00 Monday Sea Squirts and Tuesday Sea Urchins

Students are with the SPECTRA artist for one hour. The remaining time is spent in cooperative play, games or crafts with their classmates and teachers.  

Thank you to Gina Garcia for the fantastic collage projects!  Come check out some of the projects in Classroom A! 

School Site Council


2014/15 Members

Heddi Craft - Chair

Melody Panttaja - Vice Chair

Rebecca Paten - Co-Secretary

Elana Sifry - Co-Secretary

Julie Bluspiro - Voting Member

Krishna Fisher - Alternate


 The next site council meeting is Tuesday, January 7 from 6:30-8:00 pm.  We are currently collecting nominations to fill our member openings for the 2014-15 school year.  Information will be in your boxes soon. Feel free to ask Mary any questions you have.  We hope you will consider to join us!

Ocean Alternative Online Calendar

November Newsletter Available

Welcome to Ocean Alternative

We hope this website gives you an idea of how our program works and the activities we offer to homeschooling families. If you are interested in  registering your child, please complete the New Student Information Survey.  

What Is Ocean Alternative?

Student User Name & Password

If your student is a 3rd grader moving up to Tuesday class or a new 3rd through 8th grader, please complete this survey.  We use Google Accounts quite often in our Tuesday and Wednesday classes, and each student needs to come up with a user name and 8 digit password.  

Common Core Information

Below you will find a list of links to the CaliforniaTac website for Smarter Balanced Testing.


 manuals and videos
There are times when the practice sites are down for maintenance.  If you are not able to log in the site will be unavailable for a short time.
CAASPP-California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
TIDE- California Test Information Distribution Engine (student demographic and staff information)
SBAC- Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Bell, Deb
Burrows, Justin
Finnegan, Sue
McGrath, Zelda
Sauter, Mary
Sifry, Elana
Wood, Joy