September 21st, 2022
Happy Wednesday, Panther families!
Happy (almost) Fall Break! I hope you all have something fun and relaxing to do while enjoying this special three weeks with your kiddos.
Thank you to those of you who are showing safety, respect and responsibility in our parking lot and on the road. Your kindness in allowing others to pull in front of you is not going unnoticed!
Construction at Penngrove is gearing up! Over Fall Break, concrete will be poured and our new, temporary portable buildings will be placed so teachers can move in over Winter Break! We are very excited at the prospect of all these changes occurring so soon!
Have a wonderful break, Penngrove! See you in October!
Stay awkward, brave and kind!
Question of the week from Principal Harp
Each week, I will be sending out a question with which you will be given the opportunity to engage in a new conversation with your child. We all know how hard it is to draw out responses other than, "nothing" or "fine" when we ask "What did you do today?" or "How was school?" Be sure to use open ended follow-up questions and statements such as "Tell me more about that!" or "What did you think of that?" Please ask your student(s) the question below, share their response with us and make our day! You can submit more than one response! (No need to put names or identifying words.)
A memory that I am grateful for is
Check out last weeks answers below
See the Garden Update below for more info!
Yearbook Cover Art Contest
Coach K wants YOU!
Would your little Panther get a kick out of seeing you up on stage at Penngrove In Motion?
Coach K would love to welcome you as a surprise guest- no experience necessary!
She will teach you the moves, make sure you are comfortable and perhaps convince you to wear the shiny gold pants (yes!).
Contact Coach K at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to sign up!
Picture Day Updates!
Hello Panther Families!
By now- you should have received a card from MugsyClicks from your teacher, with a special code. This code will help you view & order your child's pictures online. Don't have a code? Please reach out to your teacher.
Missed picture day? No worries!
Makeup picture day is on September 23rd.
Makeup pictures are free of charge for anyone who was not here on picture day.
The $10 charge (mentioned below) is only for retakes.
Saw your pictures and want a retake? We've got you covered! When your student pictures become available, there will be a retake option on your photo dashboard. Please note: there is a $10 fee for photo retakes.
Please pay the $10 retake fee on your Mugsyclicks account before Friday.
The #PennPanthers Class of 2023 is fundraising with
Digital Dozen Certificates from Krispy Kreme!
Digital Dozen Certificates are valid for 1 Original Glazed Dozen and will be sent directly to you via email. The vouchers can be redeemed at your convenience at any Krispy Kreme location.
Each voucher is $13.00 paid via PayPal to email@example.com or cash/check in the office by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21st.
Complete the order form by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21st and your certificates will be emailed on Friday, September 23rd.
Click the image ⬆️ to order!
The seasons are changing! We are discussing the Autumnal Equinox and why farmers need to know all about outer space in the garden. The Equinox is on Thursday the 22 it is when the sun crosses the celestial equator causing the day and the night to be the same length a special time that happens twice a year at the start of Fall and Spring. What changes take place in your home during the Equinox? We like to slow down and sleep more, get cozy with the kitties in blanket burritos and remember how much rest our bodies really need. Continue the conversation with your student this week as we head into a much deserved break.
I will be holding a work day over Fall Break to utilise a $2000 grant we received that will be used to re-do the garden classroom to make the seating better for the younger students and make it so I can accommodate all the older students in this space for rainy days out in the garden. We will be moving our seed starting bench out and making it into a greenhouse, purchasing stools and reconfiguring the classroom. If you would like to come lend a hand it would be very much appreciated! Bring the kids and let them play on the playground on Tuesday October 11th from 10-3.
I hope you and your families enjoy your break and enjoy the rest of the harvest time of year. As always I am grateful for being able to be outside with the children sharing my love for all things garden and nature.
Calling all readers!! I know I will miss you all over fall break and it's a great time to remind you that if you're missing library time, you all have OneCard student accounts at our county libraries.
What does this mean?
Our students have automatic access to library services through their student ID number. This includes online resources such as FREE HOMEWORK TUTORING in English or Spanish and book checkouts.
For more information, go to: https://sonomalibrary.org/student-onecard
How can I access this?
Access online or in branch with your student ID number along with the prefix pcs.
What’s my ID number?
You can find your student ID number on Parent Square under Menu>My Students>Dashboard>Overview or ask your teacher. If your Penngrove ID number is 11111, your OneCard ID number is pcs11111. It's the same as your Lexia number.
What is my PIN?
The four digits of the year the student was born.
Can I use my ID card to access in branch?
Yes, in branch, you can use your Penngrove ID for self-service check out for up to 10 books. Just input the letters pcs, then scan Penngrove ID and it will input the student number. PIN is year of birth and you’re ready to read!
Where is my student ID card?
They have been distributed to classes, but the program is completely accessible with your ID number. You do not have to have the physical card.
I need help!
The county librarians can’t wait to help you access these wonderful resources. Please chat with them in branch or contact them at https://sonomalibrary.org/contact-us
As always, I’m available via email or Parent Square to answer any questions!
Angie Miljkovic (Mrs. M)
Penngrove Elementary Library Coordinator
Please fill out this form if you are interested in being the room parent, or co-room parent for your chid's class. The needs of the role vary based on the teacher's needs, but include helping to organize communications, celebrations and spoiling your teacher! If you are already signed up as a room parent, please fill this out as well, so I have the correct info!
We are in need of a volunteer who can hang student art at the Penngrove Post Office!
This is a 2-4 hour per month commitment.
Please contact Jenny Hlebakos if you're interested! firstname.lastname@example.org
Free TB testing will be held at the District Office (200 Douglas St., 94952) from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM once a month - please contact the District Office for more info
Rapid test are available in the office at school
Breakfast & Lunch Menus- September
🐾 Meals are free for all students 🐾
Walk and Roll October Challenge!
I know, I know... Penngrove is not set up in the best way for students to walk and roll to school. HOWEVER... I have a challenge for you for National Walk and Roll month! We are setting up a "walking school bus" on October 26th. Students and families can meet at Penngrove Park at 7:45 for TK/K families and 8am for 1-6th grade families, and walk as a group to school that day! Get some friends together to meet, walk and enjoy each other's company, plus get in some steps and fresh air, all while avoiding our parking lot! I'll meet you there and we'll have prizes for students who walk!
¡Es simple! Asegúrese de estar viendo Penngrove Press en el navegador web. Luego, haz clic en el lado derecho donde dice "Traducir". Seleccione el idioma que desee y haga clic en cerrar. ¡Eso es todo!
Penngrove Elementary - Home of the #PennPanthers
Location: 365 Adobe Road, Penngrove, CA, USA
Phone: (707) 778-4755