Penngrove Press

July 28, 2021

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Dear Penngrove Families,


We are having the most fun ever being back at school this year! I hope you're hearing lots of stories from your students about magical moments around campus. If you're having FOMO and wondering what the vibe on campus is all about, be sure to check out our social media channels to see what's going on. You can follow us on Instagram @penngrovepanthers, on Twitter @pennpanthers, or find us on Facebook under Penngrove Elementary School.


We are looking forward to seeing you all at Back to School Night tomorrow. Please see the schedule below.


Additionally, we REALLY could use some of our amazing Penngrove parents to step up and join #TeamPenn, so if you've been considering the idea, please take a look at our current needs and contact me if you are interested. You can email me any time at afadeji@petk12.org, send me a message on ParentSquare, or call the office and leave a message.


All my best,

Amy

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Student Advisor Opening

The student advisor position has been broken into two part time positions. We are currently looking for someone willing to work 18 hours a week to support students and staff with campus needs. This position has a lot of flexibility and will be student centered, exciting, and filled with opportunities to impact the lives of our #pennpanthers.


Apply here.

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Yard Duty/Playground Supervisor Opening

One of the most important jobs at Penngrove is keeping our students safe and helping them learn how to be kind, respectful, and inclusive of their peers. We are hiring a playground supervisor to support us in this role. This position can be combined with some of our other vacancies!


Apply here.

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we need office help!

Yesenia Espino, our amazing school secretary, will be on maternity leave (that's right!), November - March of this school year. We are thrilled that Lorena Gies, our outstanding attendance clerk, has agreed to manage our office full time in Yesenia's absence. That being said, now we need someone to support our office 3-4 hours a day to keep things running smoothly for students, staff, and families.


Interested? Contact Mrs. Fadeji ASAP!

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Instructional Assistant, Full Inclusion

The person who fills this role will be in for a joyous year as you support the needs of one of our primary classrooms.


Apply here.

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Instructional Assistant & Medical Aide

This person will help us with both instructional needs in the classrooms, with small groups of children, and will also receive a medical stipend to support students who need a little extra care. Such a wonderful spot to be in for approximately 5 hours of your day!


Interested? Contact Mrs. Fadeji ASAP!

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Classroom Substitutes! Where Are You?!

We would LOVE LOVE LOVE to build up our list of Penngrove parents who are willing to substitute in the absence of the classroom teacher. We all know how important having qualified subs is, so sign up today!


Interested? Email Mrs. Fadeji ASAP!

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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Please note that Back to School Night is for grown ups only.

While we LOVE your students, our BTSN presentations are geared towards adults. Thank you & can't wait to see you!

5:30-6pm Logowear Pop-Up Shop Open! Come get some new Penn swag! You can also purchase your PTA membership to receive a discount on your new gear.
Location: Outside the multi by the bottle cap mural

6 - 6:30pm TK-2 Grade Classroom Presentations

6:45 - 7:15pm 3rd-6th Grade Classroom Presentations

7:15 - 7:45pm Logowear Pop-Up Shop Open! Come get some new Penn swag! You can also purchase your PTA membership to receive a discount on your new gear.
Location: Outside the multi by the bottle cap mural

In an effort to keep our group sizes small, please designate 1 adult only per household to attend BTSN whenever possible. As a reminder, masks must be worn at all times indoors regardless of vaccination status.
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Can you help with the 2021/22 YEARBOOK?

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We have great news about school meals!


Petaluma City Schools is excited to announce that we have been approved to offer FREE MEALS TO ALL CHILDREN! This applies to breakfast and lunch...daily! We are curious how many #pennpanthers are interested in breakfast so please fill out this Google Form to let us know if your child wants to start receiving breakfast daily. Thank you!

The USDA has authorized school food authorities to provide free meals under the Seamless Summer Option. Starting now and continuing till the last day of school for the 2021/2022 school year, students will not be charged for meals regardless of eligibility. Any student, whether they have been approved for free, reduced, or paid meals, can get free meals.
You are not required to file a free or reduced lunch application, but these applications are still helpful for school district funding. If you'd like to help out, the application can be accessed here.

Petaluma City Schools also benefits as the school district receives additional funding for each student eligible for free and/or reduced meals. This funding is currently used in PCS to support additional social workers, counselors, and teachers, as well as improved and increased services for students.
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SPIRIT DAYS CONTINUE!

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Did you know?

Your #pennpanther can be a #pennpta member and attend special student meetings! The $5 student membership can be purchased online at penngrovepta.org
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