Trojan Update

November 8th, 2017

A Wednesday Update? Oh My!

Just a quick update with a reminder about our Crab Feed Dinner in February. This is an annual PHS tradition and we need YOUR help now. See the message from Athletic Boosters below. Thank you!


Remember, NO school on Friday.

Crab Feed Coming - Help Needed!

The Crab Feed Is Coming!! Save the Date – PHS Athletic Boosters Annual Crab Feed is Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.

Plans are under way – we need YOUR help to make this our most successful fundraiser yet. Please come to the November Boosters Meeting – Monday, November 13th- we’ll be meeting to plan Crab Feed at 6:00 pm and have our regular monthly meeting at 7:00pm in the PHS Library.


We’re looking for committee members to help with Silent Auction, check in & out, the bar and Live Auction. If you’ve been looking for a way to help PHS athletics and make a big difference, this is it! The Crab Feed benefits all student athletes and teams. Please come to the Boosters meeting this month or reach out to Phoebe Ellis – phoebe.ellis@comcast.net – or Barb Brooks –barbcreates@gmail.com. This is an incredibly fun evening and our major fundraiser for all PHS sports teams – come be a part of it’s success! Committee members will get first dibs on tickets & tables to the event – don’t miss out!

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Ellison Field Progress - Looking Good!

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Trojan Football Hitting the Road in NCS First Round

In the very competitive Division 3 North Coast Section, the Trojans have earned a 12th seed and a road trip to #5 Acalanes High School coming up on Friday, November 10th. In any other year, the Trojans 8-1 record would have meant a certain home game, but with three unbeaten teams and twelve teams over .500, the competition is stiff. By comparison, Division 2 has just 5 teams above .500 and the two top teams both sport 6-4 records.


The Trojans know they have their work cut out for them. Last week, Acalanes got by an excellent Miramonte team and the previous week handled Campolindo, the #1 seed in Division 2. But this group has a lot of heart and Coach Krist and his staff will have them ready to go.


Let's go Trojans!

3rd Annual MarS Fundraising Dinner Raises $ for Students

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the MarS Fundraising Dinner last Sunday. Mr. Tacata reports that more than $13,000 was raised for the program and Monterey trips, a critical need that gets us closer to the goal of $20,000. The funding will ensure all students will go on these amazing experiences.


Pencil in December 5th on your calendar for a Mars Lagunitas Evening - more information to come on that.

LCAP Surveys - Please Help!

The LCAP Survey is an important piece of the local indicators that are required for the new dashboard-school accountability system.


The survey will be open until Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. We would like to have as many parents/guardians as possible participate in the survey. The survey is available in both English and Spanish. The survey is also on the PCS website. There are hard copies in the office if you prefer or just click on the links below.



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Author Tillie Walden Visiting on November 14th

On November 14th, at 9AM, PHS will be hosting another author! Teachers may sign up classes to see the book talk.



Tillie Walden is an award winning graphic novelist, with a new book called Spinning. It's about coming of age, coming out, and coming to terms with change.


Here's what the reviewers are saying:


“Intimate and compelling. A quiet powerhouse of a memoir.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An elegant, contemplative, and somber graphic memoir . . . A haunting and resonant coming-of-age story.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Quiet and lyrical . . . and deeply satisfying. A stirring, gorgeously illustrated story of finding the strength to follow one’s own path.” ―Booklist, starred review

Important Upcoming Dates

Don't forget the following dates:


  • Wednesday, November 8th @9am & @11:30am (F3): SRJC English Placement Test (students will sign up in advance)

  • Thursday, November 9th - SITE COUNCIL in F6 at 3:20 PM

  • Friday, November 10th - VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

  • Monday, November 13th - Athletic Boosters Meeting - PHS Library @ 7pm.

  • Tuesday, November 14th - PHS Showcase 9th Grade Preview Night

  • Wednesday, November 15th - PHS Science Boosters @3:30pm

  • Wednesday, December 6th @8:45am & @12:15pm (F3): Math Placement Test (students will sign up in advance)

  • Friday, December 15th: High School Concurrent Enrollment Form Deadline to counselors

PHS Science Boosters Meets on November 15th

As you may recall, we postponed our fall Science Boosters meeting due to the fires. Our new Fall meeting date will be Wednesday 11/15 starting at 3:30PM in F13. To facilitate participation we will live stream this meeting with chat option. Please complete the attached google form to help us make this meeting as accessible as possible.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSes4ZcRMkS6MiUNAbaZ_6QIp14rLmfmskq2hxEDPxK-LLFnHA/viewform


Thank you for your continued support.


Linda Judah

COMING UP:

Rather than copy and paste from our website as I've done in the past, let's use our website as the main form of reminder as to what is coming up. Click the link below and check out what's coming up from the calendar. (The link is now correct!)


https://www.petalumacityschools.org/petalumahigh