April 17th, 2019
9 days left until...
Join us for one of the most special evenings of the year! Delicious food, amazing entertainment, fellowship & friends! Menu will include: taco bar, nacho bar, side dishes, desserts, drinks.
Pre-sale cost is $5 per person or $20 per family (whichever is most cost effective).
Tickets at the door will be $7 per person or $25 per family (whichever is most cost effective).
Please RSVP here. We're excited to be offering a PayPal option for this event! You can pay in the office, via PayPal, or at the door. We just need to know you're coming so we have enough food for you! Our committee would be honored to have you volunteer during the event for a shift if possible. Volunteer sign-ups are here.
Are you artistic?
If you are interested, please email: FriendsOfPenngrovePTA@gmail.com.
Lifeskill Winners Wed., April 10th
Very important! -- New Liability Waiver
Have you signed and returned the new PTA Liability Waiver that went home last week?
The liability waiver you sign on Aeries will not cover upcoming PTA events. If you do not return a waiver for your child they will not be able to participate in PTA events.
You may not have seen this in the past. Our events have reached a new level of fun, including things like jumpies and obstacle courses. This waiver will allow your child to participate in these fun activities. We would never add anything that you haven’t already seen at birthday parties and local fun centers.
If you have specific concerns, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Calendar for 2019-20!
Speaking of next year....
Open House Pasta Feed, Thursday May 9th 5-6:00pm in the Multi/Cafeteria
(Open House to Follow from 6-7pm)
Our goal is 400 presale tickets. If we meet our goal your dinner ticket becomes your raffle ticket and YOU could win a $100 Cash Prize! Can't make it before Open House?? Not to worry.... order TO GO and pick up on your way home.
ORDER ONLINE AT bit.ly/pennpasta
Pay with Cash, Check or Paypal https://www.paypal.me/pennoutdoored
Chairs are needed for the following PTA positions:
- Skate Nights
If you'd like to help with one of these programs, please complete the FOPPTA Chair Interest Form here: https://forms.gle/Y9Hgtfpiru3c6oZE8.
Staff Appreciation Week - May 6th - 10th
Staff Appreciation week is May 6th to 10th and we are excited to celebrate #teampenn! The #pennpta is working on spoiling the team with treats and activities. If you would like to help, please contact email@example.com.
We are working on a video message for our teachers to debut at the May 8th assembly. Please submit any photos with your student and a member of #teampenn or send a quick video message to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion. Deadline is April 30th.
Original Works orders are due this Friday, April 19th!
Last Call for 2019 Yearbooks!
If you are not sure whether you have ordered one or not, click here to check our list (please allow 1 week for updating).
Garden and Campus Clean up - May 4th - 9:00 to 1:00
Join us for a morning of shared labor in the garden and around campus. The weeds are taller than some of the kids! Come for any part of the four hours and enjoy working side by side with members of our Panther community!
High school Ss can earn community service credit. Raffle prizes include a Kala Brand ukelele, and succulent gardens planted by sixth graders. Snacks and tools provided.
Honorary Service Awards - Date Change!
Does our Penngrove Community have a family who does catering?
2019 Art Enrichment Update
12th Annual Westside Band Festival!
A few options for Summer Camps:
Fiddleheads Summer Camp by Seeds of Awareness
Fiddleheads is a fun and therapeutic environment that provides social skills instruction and emotional support to neurodiverse groups of children in our vibrant Bay Area Regional Parks.
THE KEY INGREDIENTS THAT MAKE FIDDLEHEADS SUMMER CAMP UNIQUE:
We keep our ratio small: one counselor per three children. We also cap our group size at 6 to 8 children so that each child feels seen and understood.
We develop the flow of the day and structure of activities to meet the individual needs of the children in the group.
We are careful not to over schedule the children. A harmony of excitement and relaxation is sought through a balanced flow of free play, adventure, story time, structured games, crafts, snack and circle times.
We honor the natural rhythms of the child and the day; the in- and the out-breath.
We incorporate mindfulness and movement activities into everything we do.
Scholarships are Available! Point Reyes Summer Camp
Point Reyes Summer Camp (PRSC) is an environmental education camp located inside Point Reyes National Seashore. Our summer camp provides immersive experiences to over 400 children each summer. Naturalists, Counselors, and National Park Service Partners expose youth to environmental careers and provide experiential ecology, biology, and earth science lessons.
I am reaching out to you for two reasons. First, I hope Petaluma City Schools' administrators and guidance counselors will help identify low-income students (from households earning two times the federal poverty level and below) that would benefit from attending camp on a full scholarship. Nearly 25% of our summer camp participants come from low income households, and 25% are students of color. School officials can work with parents and guardians to create an UltraCamp account and fill out the required registration forms. All we need is a letter on school letterhead stating that the referred student receives free or reduced lunch. You can find instructions on how to create an UltraCamp account by clicking HERE.
Second, I have attached our 2019 camp flier, which contains dates and grade-level eligibility for all eight camp sessions. I would appreciate it if you would post it to your schools' websites, newsletters, and/or send a copy home with students. As a non-profit, camp fees support PRNSA’s year-round educational programs. Families can read about Point Reyes Summer Camp by visiting http://www.ptreyes.org/summer-camp.