January 11th, 2023
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season filled with joy, rest and health.
Please take about 15 minutes to fill out this important survey about your experiences at Penngrove. Your anonymous feedback helps us respond to the needs of our community and continue to make improvements to your and your child's experience at Penngrove. Students in grades 3-6 will also be taking a similar survey in the coming weeks. If you would like to opt your student out of this survey, please fill out and submit the form below to the office. (This form also went out back in October, so no need to do it again if you already did.)
I am looking for some adults who are interested in being a part of the School Input Team. This team will review our safety plan and provide feedback, and help steer the goals we set for Penngrove. We would meet a few times per year for an hour or so at a time via zoom in the evenings. I will work with the team members to find a time which works for all of us. Our first (and likely only for this school year) meeting will occur before the end of this month. If you are interested in being a part of the committee, please fill out this form and we will be in contact with you soon.
Reminder that January is our Idle-free awareness month! Any time your car is stopped, turn off your engine to help our planet. Here is the link to committing to be idle-free this month and a chance to win a $50 gift card to a local business of your choice!
Stay awkward, brave and kind!
Call for Classified Subs!
Over the past few weeks, our site has experienced an increase in staffing absences due to the rise in illnesses within our community. As you can imagine, when staff members are unexpectedly absent, we need to move members of our team around to ensure the most critical needs on campus are met. We are hoping to find some parents, family members, and community members to bridge the gap with our staffing shortages.
How can you help?
We are in need of classified substitutes particularly in the following positions:
- Crossing guard (M-F, 7:50-8:20 on Old Adobe Rd by the Redwood Grove)
Instructional assistants (working with students in a classroom setting, with students 1:1, in TK classrooms, special education etc.)
Office support (clerical, answering phones, attendance, secretarial duties)
Yard supervisors (facilitating play with students during lunch and recess, ensuring student safety, providing a nurturing play environment)
If you are willing to substitute in any of the positions mentioned above, please email Ursula Perez Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ursula and our Human Resources team will provide you with fingerprinting instructions and the district will even cover the cost of fingerprinting! After your fingerprints are clear, Ursula will work with you to complete your paperwork which takes about 20 minutes. Finally, you’ll become a fan favorite at school when you swoop in to save the day the next time someone calls in sick or needs to be absent.
Question of the week from Principal Harp
Each week, I will be sending out a question with which you will be given the opportunity to engage in a new conversation with your child. We all know how hard it is to draw out responses other than, "nothing" or "fine" when we ask "What did you do today?" or "How was school?" Be sure to use open ended follow-up questions and statements such as "Tell me more about that!" or "What did you think of that?" Please ask your student(s) the question below, share their response with us and make our day! You can submit more than one response! (No need to put names or identifying words.)
Penngrove Parents Night Out!
1/27 Parents Night Out RSVP
Sign up below to drop off your student(s) for a night of crafts, games and fun with proceeds benefitting the Class of 2023! Friday, January 27th 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pizza dinner and snacks will be provided $40/first student, $25/additional student siblings Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis Additional details and participation waiver will be emailed on Wednesday, January 25th.
Please email email@example.com to join
To help students and families be idle free in January, we are again sharing our coloring page for students, and our online pledge for parents and/or school staff.
Parents/families, teachers, and school administrators/staff who sign the pledge by Friday, February 3rd will be entered into a drawing for one of eight $50.00 gift cards to a local business of the winner's choice.
Congratulations to Fred Scarpete who won the challenge for November and got to select a $25 gift card to a local BIPOC business of his choice!
LumaCon is a FREE comic convention for youth that celebrates creativity and literacy for all.
The librarians of Casa Grande High School, Petaluma High School, and Petaluma Regional Library (Sonoma County Library) have been producing LumaCon since 2015 with the support of the Friends of the Petaluma Library, the Teen Advisory Council, and members of our community.
LumaCon es una convención de cómics GRATUITA para jóvenes que celebra la creatividad y la alfabetización para todos.
Los bibliotecarios de Casa Grande High School, Petaluma High School y Petaluma Regional Library (Biblioteca del condado de Sonoma) han estado produciendo LumaCon desde 2015 con el apoyo de Friends of the Petaluma Library, Teen Advisory Council y miembros de nuestra comunidad.
Breakfast & Lunch Menus - January
🐾 Meals are free for all students 🐾
Penngrove Elementary - Home of the #PennPanthers
Location: 365 Adobe Road, Penngrove, CA, USA
Phone: (707) 778-4755