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Alvin S. Hatch Elementary School
490 Miramontes Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Hatch Elementary School is a public school offering a variety of unique and innovative ways for children to learn.More Colorful murals, a large playfield and a vibrant community garden contribute to the lively atmosphere on campus.

Students have the choice of attending the English Immersion or Spanish Immersion program. Students enrolled in the Spanish Immersion program attend classes taught in both English and Spanish, and learn from peers whose first language is different from theirs.

The Health, Environment, Agriculture and Learning Program gives students the opportunity to learn science, environmental issues and health in nontraditional ways -- by working in the school's on-site community garden and selling the produce at the local farmer's market.

All students benefit from weekly music classes and are introduced to a variety of musical instruments and styles.

The school's Parent Teacher Organization produces a monthly newsletter to increase communication with the larger community. The student Garden Club has hosted a booth at the Coastside Farmers Market, and their produce was featured at Sam's Chowder House. Local businesses have also donated building materials to the Garden Club.

The school's Community Liaison, Josefina Infazon, can be reached at  712-7162 or InfanzonJ@cabrillo.k12.ca.us.

Ocean Shore Hardware
111 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Ocean Shore Hardware is an award-winning, family-owned and operated hardware store and has been a part of the Half MoonMore Bay community since the late 1970s. Described as a very big "mom and pop," this store has almost anything you can think of for nearly every project. It has home and garden, paint, tools, school supplies, work clothes, vacuums, grills and a whole lot more. There is an information booth placed directly in the middle of the store to help you find what you are looking for quickly.
Richard J. Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center
1500 Purissima Creek Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

The Richard J Elkus Ranch Environmental Education and Conference Center provides a unique hands-on learningMore experience for youth within the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Students who visit the 125 acre ranch learn about environmental science, California history, animal care, nutrition, and agriculture in a rural setting.

Elkus Ranch is committed to providing a rich ranch experience for all children by offering a myriad of educationally diverse programs, including programs designed for students with special needs. Our Dean Trail leads visually impaired children with the help of a guide rope to explore the natural habitat surrounding the ranch. Our sensory garden contains a variety of plants that can be experienced through their scent, taste, and texture. Our enabling garden has raised beds that can be tended without kneeling or bending. All of our ranch facilities are wheelchair accessible. Our programs are aligned with the California Science Content Standards and provide opportunities to learn about the production of food and fiber, the interrelationships of plants and animals in their natural habitats and the importance of environmental stewardship. Schools interested in scheduling field trips can contact us directly. We offer a limited amount of scholarships to low income schools, please contact us for more information or to see if your school qualifies.

While the ranch is not open to the public, we do offer family oriented public events throughout the year. Our most popular annual events are Sheep to Shawl, Summer and Winter day camps for children 6-11, and Spring and Fall Pre-School Days. We also have opportunities for community service projects and volunteers.

The Conference Center at Elkus Ranch is a 4,400 square foot educational and day conference facility. The facility is available to rent for day conferences, off-site meetings, workshops and trainings. Local overnight facilities are also available. Also available for rental: a commercial kitchen, board room, and ranch house.  Please contact us for current rates and availability.