PHS Update

November 27th, 2017

Here we go! Three weeks of holiday joy!

Hope the Thanksgiving break was awesome, relaxing, and filling! We have 8 A days and 8 B days and then finals, so here we go.


Please flip down to the bottom for upcoming dates. We missed PAC prior to Thanksgiving so have moved to a new date (Tuesday, Dec 5th). Staff meeting this Wednesday, though we will have to be quick because the CLHS ceremony is at 4:30pm in Healdsburg. Agenda coming Monday.


Staff holiday party coming up on Friday, December 8th - details to follow...


Everything else below is going out to parents shortly...


Have a fabulous week!

Three Weeks to the Next Holiday!

All right, folks, hope the Thanksgiving Break was wonderful! We have a short sprint to the end of the semester - 16 more days of class followed by finals. This is a critical period to finish strong and to encourage your child to stay focused.


Please read on for updates on the Crab Feed, Holiday Cheer (helping out those in need), a request to complete the LCAP survey (closes Nov 30th), sports updates, and various PHS students "in the news." Let's make this the best December of our lives :)


Go Trojans!

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 – 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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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.


We also need your help in another way. We are looking for two or three PHS parents to represent the school on the LCAP committee. The next meeting is December 5th at the district office. This is important and will ensure PHS has a voice in spending decisions and oversight. Please email dstirrat@petk12.org directly if interested.



Athletics RoundUp

The Trojans Varsity Boys routed Terra Linda at home 69-40 Saturday night. Coach Behrs has the boys off to a confident start. Earlier in the evening, the JV squad rolled to a 76-49 win. The Varsity girls also have started string with a win over St. Vincent's in the Foundation Game. Come on out to the gym and watch the Trojans through December and January battle on the boards!


Girls and boys soccer is ramping up too with the boys on the road versus American Canyon on Monday evening and the girls on the road at crosstown rival Casa Grande Tuesday evening.


NCS Cross Country results!


Boys: http://static.psbin.com/i/v/8fdtc7r48gli8j/d3_Boys.pdf

Girls: http://static.psbin.com/z/5/u5jxfvfty43lsq/d3_Girls.pdf

The link below highlights Luke and Garrett's all league nominations. Apologies for misspelling of Garrett's last name in headline - it is a transfer from the PD!

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***

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.

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

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!

Important Upcoming Dates

Don't forget the following dates:

  • Monday, November 27th - Honors Biology Field Trip

  • Wednesday, November 29th - Staff Meeting

  • Wednesday, November 29th - CLHS Event @ Healdsburg 4:30pm

  • Thursday, November 30th - Legal Studies Field Trip

  • Thursday, November 30th - UC/CSU Applications CLOSE

  • Friday, December 1st: SRJC High School Concurrent Enrollment Form Deadline to counselors (This is an updated date!)

  • Monday, December 4th - PTSA @ 6PM

  • 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)

  • HOLIDAY BREAK

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


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