PHS Update

December 5th, 2017

Two weeks to finals, folks!

Special Tuesday morning update! Oh my!

OK, folks, here we go into the last 10 days of classes followed by finals.

Please see Kevin's email on ASB happenings, including Spirit Week info:

Tuesday- PJ Day

Wednesday- Ugly Sweater Day

Thursday- Class Colors (9- Yellow, 10- Teal, 11- Orange, 12- Pink, Staff- Purple)

Friday- Holiday Hats and Socks

Today, Tuesday, 12/5, we have:

Trojan of the Month luncheon in library.

PAC after school @ 3:15pm F6

MarS Lagunitas fundraiser @ 5:30pm

DLT/LCAP meeting @ District Office @ 6PM

Wednesday, 12/6, is a department meeting day. Please note that, as discussed at the last staff meeting, the next department meeting Wednesday (January 17th) will be used in working with Kerry on some specific data, the Illuminate program, and how this data stream can support our work.

Friday, 12/8, is Holiday Market! Deb Fitch is making it happen!

Friday After school - Holiday Party! at Debi's house across from the tennis courts.

Please flip down to the bottom for upcoming dates.

Have a great rest of the week!

Jackson Daniel Harkins, Suzie's new grandson, says "PHS is #1!" Congrats, Grandma Suzie!

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Athletics RoundUp

High school girls basketball (from Friday, Dec 1st)

Gold Rush Classic



Petaluma 8 12 15 15 – 50

Summerfield Waldorf 12 5 4 8 – 29

P: Sheriene Arikat 15, Nichole Costa 12

SW: Dean 18

High school girls soccer (from Saturday Dec 2nd)

Ukiah Tournament


Game 1

Piner 1 0 – 1

Cardinal Newman 1 1 – 2

CN goals: Victoria Hilden; Jazmine Simmonds.

Game 2

Cardinal Newman 1 0 – 1

Petaluma 1 1 – 2

***Varsity boys basketball on the road at Novato while the girls varsity hosts Novato Tuesday.

***Varsity boys soccer @ Casa Grande Wednesday evening (12/6)

MarS Lagunitas Fundraiser for Monterey

Come to Lagunitas next Tuesday evening at 5:30pm to help support the MarS trips to Monterey in January and February. Fine food beverages and silent auction to help out our students! Tickets from F11 or at the door.

Tuesday, Deb 5th 5:30-8:30pm

FFA Cake Auction Coming Soon!

If you haven't been to the FFA Cake Auction, you haven't lived! Put the auction on your calendar and come to enjoy some great food and the best desserts in the history of the world. Remember that the Dairy Judging Team is headed for Scotland and needs to raise significant dollars to get to the Other Side. Come and support and enjoy the evening!

Wednesday, December 13th from 5:30-8pm in the Multi.

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.

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 – – or Barb Brooks – 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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Tacata Takes Home County EoY - Will Represent PHS at State

Big up congrats to Phil Tacata for being selected as the California League of High Schools Sonoma County Educator of the Year! We are all proud of him. Below in his own words...

"Just wanted to say thank you to all the folks who came out to the Teacher of the Year Ceremony in Healdsburg the other night... Many of my friends and family travelled far to get out there (Denver, Portland, Merced, the City) and my crazy super-colleagues bounced out of a staff meeting early and sat in traffic for an hour+ to make it. At the end of the night, I was honored with the title, "Region 1 - Sonoma County Teacher of the Year for 2018." Pretty cool :) But not as cool as being blessed to have these people in my life.

I am a teacher in the greatest school in the greatest community in the heart of the North Bay. I don't take it for granted. And I am a very lucky man."

Holiday Cheer Gift Card Drive!

Join us in blessing students from Petaluma High School who are in foster care, are classified as homeless or who are socio-economically challenged. Our goal is to get 50 gift cards that will be given to the counseling department to share with these students.

The best gift cards are for Amazon, Target, Visa, Peet's, Jamba Juice, Cold Stone Creamery, In-n-Out, Converse - anything like that! Please know that ANY amount is great. Gift cards will be combined to assure that all the students will have a bright Christmas.

Please drop the gift cards off at Petaluma High School front office in an envelope that says Mrs. Jackson. Let them know it is for the Holiday Cheer program as there is a designated envelope for these gift cards. You can drop them off anytime between now andDecember 7th. Let’s show some extra love and kindness to these amazing students.

If you are on board for this holiday mission, please comment “dropping gift card off”!

Thank you
Brenda Martin & Corrie Williams
Petaluma High Parents

***Please share, let’s make their Christmas BRIGHT***

Trojan Live will be live streaming Boys and girls basketball home games, starting on Nov 25th

Saturday, Nov. 25th, 5pm

201 Fair Street

Petaluma, CA

Our first live stream is November 25!

CSU Extends Deadline for Some Campuses

In the event that you are a parent or student applying to a CSU campus and you missed the November 30th deadline, please note the following:

Some CSU campuses remain open to applications after the November 30th priority application deadline. This includes several impacted campuses. The campuses that remain open are:

Impacted Campuses – Deadline Extended to December 15th

  • Humboldt
  • East Bay
  • Monterey Bay
  • Sonoma (will stay open until December 18th)

Non-impacted Campuses – Deadline may extend beyond December 15th

  • Bakersfield
  • Channel Islands
  • Dominguez Hills
  • Maritime
  • San Francisco
  • Stanislaus

Important Upcoming Dates

Don't forget the following dates:

  • Tuesday, December 5th - Trojan of the Month Luncheon

  • Tuesday, December 5th - PAC @ 3:15pm in G6

  • Tuesday, December 5th - MarS Lagunitas Fundraiser 5:30-8:30 pm

  • Wednesday, December 6th - Professional Development - Department Meeting

  • Friday, December 8th - Holiday Market

  • Friday, December 8th - Staff Holiday Party - Details TBA

  • Monday, December 11th - PHS Athletic Boosters Meeting @ 7pm PHS Library

  • Wednesday, December 13th - Professional Development - PLN/PLC

  • Wednesday, December 13th - FFA Cake Auction in Multi 5:30pm-8pm

  • Thursday, December 14th - Site Council @3:20pm in F6

  • Tuesday, December 19th - FINALS 3rd/6th

  • Tuesday, December 19th - PTSA Staff Luncheon @ 1pm

  • Wednesday, December 20th - FINALS 4th/5th

  • Wednesday, December 20th - Winter Band Concert in Multi

  • Thursday, December 21st - FINALS 1st/2nd

  • Thursday, December 21st - End of grading period/End of First Semester

  • Friday, December 22nd - Teacher Workday (NO SCHOOL)


  • Monday, January 8th - First Day of Second Semester - C Day (all periods including Zero)


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!)