Penngrove Press

October 17, 2021

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Welcome Back!!

Dear Penngrove Families,

I hope that you all had a wonderful Fall Break and had lots of opportunities to relax, spend time with your family, and maybe get outdoors since the weather was so great. I was able to get away with some of my high school girlfriends for a few days, and also to have more time to spend with my grandchildren, which included a few sleepovers.

We are eager to see all of our students when they come back to school on Monday, October 18th! Working here without seeing those happy, smiling faces, is definitely not fun!! The next few weeks of school will be busy. This Tuesday, October 19th the PTA is sponsoring an Animal Assembly which all of the students will attend. On Thursday, October 21st at 9:00 AM, Penngrove will be participating in the Great Shakeout earthquake drill, followed by a Fire Drill. On Wednesday, October 27th, the Superintendent of PCS, Matthew Harris, will be here on campus (at the tables in the garden) at 4:00 to meet with students and families who would like the opportunity to converse with him. Then on November 8, we start Conference Weeks and the students will follow a shortened day schedule.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Rudder

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Students are not to be dropped off in the Staff Parking Lot

We had two very close calls where children were almost hit by cars during the weeks before break. Besides staff members, only people with handicapped placards should be driving into the lot. Sometimes a student has an injury such as a sprained or broken ankle and could not possibly walk up the stairs from the parent lot. In that case, please contact Mrs. Espino or Mrs. Gies in the office. They will issue you a “Penngrove Temporary Disabled Placard” for you to have which allows you to drive up that driveway and drop off your child.

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October 16, 2021

pcs family fun run

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We are gearing up for our first ever PCS 1 mile/5K/10K Family Holiday Fun Run. If your child is interested in participating in the 5K or 10K and would like to prepare ahead of time, we are putting together a Run Club at each school site. Practices will be held after school once a week on the day and time of the teacher or parent volunteer's choosing. The final event will be on Saturday, December 11th, where students and families will have the opportunity to participate in either a 1 mile, 5K, or 10K at Shollenberger Park and Ellis Creek.

Sonoma County Kids Gran Fondo

The Sonoma County Kids Gran Fondo is a bike race for kids. We’re encouraging kids to help other kids, as well as nurturing them to grow with open minds and compassionate hearts. It’s fun, inclusive, educational, and above all else, we truly believe it makes a positive impact on children in need. Each year, through kid-activated fundraising and the community effort of Petaluma and the surrounding area, the Fondo raises money for local families of children dealing with life-threatening illnesses or disabilities- We call these brave kids our Heroes. You can learn more about our heroes (both are seniors in high school this year) on the Sonoma County Kids Gran Fondo webpage. Due to the pandemic, this year's event is going to be all virtual the last week of October, Facebook info here.

How to Participate

  • Step 1: Register for the Gran Fondo

  • Step 2: Buy a T-shirt (funds go directly to our Heroes!)

  • Step 3 (extra credit): Download a pledge form and fundraise for our Heroes!

  • Step 4: Packet Pick Up Day the week of October 24th (will send details as we get closer)

  • Step 5: Run, scoot, skip, bike, or walk your race with either your t-shirt or Halloween costume and take a selfie!

  • Step 6: Tag us! #socofondo @socofondo


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