Penngrove Press

November 20th, 2019

From the Principal

I would like to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! It is my favorite holiday because it centers on taking time to be thankful for all we have and especially for the wonderful people we have in our lives, both family and friends.

We at Penngrove are so thankful for all the students in our school and of course all of their families. There are not many schools that are so supported from the parent community with gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure. I want to thank you for all that you do for our school, it is truly appreciated.

As the Interim Principal, I want to thank all of the teachers and classified staff for the hard work they do every day to support students. The staff at Penngrove is the best! I also want to thank Mrs. Fadeji for giving me the opportunity to work here. I truly enjoy my time “back in the saddle!” I wish all of the Penngrove School community a relaxing Thanksgiving Break. Enjoy your time with those you love!

Mrs. Rudder

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Life Skills Winners November 13th

PTA Reflections

We are excited to tell you all we have four entries from Penngrove moving forward to District Level for Reflections this year, the 2019/2020 theme is "Within Me" and each piece can be seen on the screen here.

If the winners can please stand and stay after assembly for a photo:

  • Photography, Intermediate Level, Makayla Jones (shown)
  • Visual Arts, Primary Level, Shaan Ghoman
  • Literature, Primary Level, Shaan Ghoman
  • Literature, Intermediate Level, Cambrie Morelli

Congratulations Panthers!

Posting Pics of Kids

A few of the teachers have asked me about the policy regarding letting parents know which students can have their pictures posted on Social Media and which cannot. It is a very simple policy: neither teachers, nor any school employees are allowed to share that information. That would be a violation of privacy. Therefore, if a parent takes photos at Penngrove School or any school event, they should not post the photos on any type of social media, unless the parent is a personal friend of the parents of the students in the photo and has received permission from that parent to post. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Mrs. Rudder.

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Independent Study

Penngrove School has received clarification regarding Independent Study from the Student Services division of PCS. Independent Studies are only to be granted for a minimum of 5 days. Additionally, Independent Studies should be requested at least 2 weeks in advance, unless there is a family emergency that is causing the student(s) to be away from school. Assigned work must be turned in on the day the student(s) returns to school. Anything turned in later will not be graded and the days missed will be unexcused absences. By California Education Code, students are to be assigned four hours of work for each day that they are on Independent Study. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Mrs. Rudder.


Our Penngrove School Sock Drive will continue through Winter Break. Please consider bringing in new pairs of socks to help those that are less fortunate (ALL SIZES NEEDED).

There is a large white cardboard bin on the stage in the multi-use room. Sock donations can be placed directly inside.

Thank you for showing your Penngrove Panther spirit.

Big thank you to Penngrove Market!

Penngrove Market’s 2nd Annual Art & Craft Fair was a success! The vendors were awesome, it was a beautiful sunny day, and there was live music by @hjernmiller and by the Renovations! Not only did everyone have fun, but they raised over $1000 for @penngrovepanthers! Amazing! Thank you Penngrove Market!

Student PTA Meeting

The Student PTA Meeting has been scheduled for Mon. Dec. 2. TK/K meet in Room 18 for some coloring fun during lunch, Grades 1-6 meet in the multi. Hot lunch will be FREE for all student PTA members. Click here to Sign-Up Online


is coming up on Sunday December 15th, 2018, 6- 7pm.

If you have a trailer or if you want to help with the float, please contact Jackie Fletcher:

Logo gear Pre-Sale!

The #PennPTA is accepting pre-orders for some of our most popular styles of Penngrove logo gear! Orders will be accepted now through Monday, December 2nd at midnight.

Your order will be available for pick up no later than December 20th. Details regarding order pick up will be available in early December. PTA discount applies to all pre-orders!

Follow this link to order:

#PennPTA Board Nominating Committee

The nominating committee is to be elected during our 12/9 Association Meeting. If you are interested in being on the FOPPTA nominating committee, please email by Nov. 25. This committee is comprised of 3 FOPPTA association members and one alternate and is integral in the 2020/21 FOPPTA board election process. Members of the committee will be voted on at the December 9, 2019 FOPPTA Association meeting. You do not need to be present at the meeting to be considered. The committee works collaboratively with the principal to review board nominations and reports their recommendations to the association at the February 24, 2019 meeting. It is anticipated that this volunteer opportunity will take 1-2 hours of time with the main meeting at a mutually agreed upon date/time in January 2020.

Talent Show Chairperson or Co-Chair Persons needed!

The event is scheduled for Sun March 1st. Our first (tentative) committee meeting will be 12/11/19 at 6pm. If you are interested in chairing or co-chairing this event, please complete the form:

#PennPTA Association Meeting Schedule

Due to the impact of the Kincade Fire, our 10/28/19 Association Meeting was cancelled. Please mark your calendar to be at our next meeting on Dec. 9 at 8:45 am in the Multi.

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