Penngrove Press

November 19, 2020

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Dear Penngrove families,

Parents, guardians, trusted adults: I have nothing but a thankful heart, an abundance of gratitude, and the deepest appreciation for you all. "Thank you" does not seem adequate to describe my deepest affection for the way in which you are supporting your students during Distance Learning. I know it is not easy. I know some days feel unbearable. Keep breathing, keep giving yourself breaks, keep reminding yourself that your relationship with your children comes first, always. I am grateful for you.

To our students: Wow. You absolutely amaze me. I am grateful for your willingness to try new things, to take risks, to go outside of your comfort zones, and to trust your teachers. Thank you for listening to the adults who are helping you with Distance Learning. I know it's not always fun or easy. I miss each of you so much. I am so grateful for you.

To our TK and kindergarten superstars: You are the real MVPs! Seriously, starting your education during a pandemic?! I am just so proud of each of you! There are so many COOLER things about Penngrove than Zoom and we can't wait to show you how to learn and play and create once you get to come to campus. We will make up for lost time. I am grateful for you.

To our #PennPTA Board and 6th Grade Outdoor Ed Crew: Thank you for not giving up on all the "fun" when it feels so easy to do so. You spread love, joy, light, hope, and excitement into this community. Every event feels like a trip to Disneyland these days! Thank you for working hard with a ton of restrictions to keep our community together. I am so grateful for you.

To Team Penn, you are a breed of your own. And it is an honor to serve our community alongside you. Thank you for setting the bar high for yourselves, for sacrificing time with your own families, and for being daily role models for our students. Your grace, compassion, and empathy leaves me wonderstruck on a daily basis. You will forever be heroes to this generation. I am beyond grateful for you.

And one outstanding thing we can celebrate together...we ALL get a break next week! Soak it up and stay healthy.

Thanks for giving me hope.


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Weekly Update

Weekly Message 11-16-2020

PICTURE DAYS! Can you help?

To volunteer, click the image above and sign up on the PTA website under "Picture Day Volunteers" at the top. Thank you!!! So excited!

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Panthergiving was a success! Thanks to all who participated!

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Family Fun Night November 2020

Check out the Lego Contest Participants!

Thank you to all the #pennpanthers who submitted their LEGO creations! The PTA hosted a Show and Tell via Zoom and loved learning about the inspiration for each design. Great job everyone!
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Mrs. Fadeji is looking for a few parents and students to join her on Zoom to share with prospective families, why Penngrove is such a wonderful community to be a part of. If you or your child would like to participate, please email Yesenia Espino (, to be added to our list! Once we know who is interested, we will communicate the days and times of our 4 virtual events. There will be morning and evening opportunities to share!
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An awesome Penngrove parent, Mama J, is partnering with the Penngrove PTA for a Panther Playground fundraiser! Purchase a pizza kit, pick-up on campus between 4:30 and 5:30 in the staff parking lot and 50% of the proceeds will return to the school! There are a limited numbers of kits available per week, so don't delay on placing your order and fill out this google form today!

Pick-Up Date: Wednesday, November 25th (must order by Monday, November 23rd)

Pick-Up Date: Wednesday, December 2nd (must order by Monday, November 30th)

☆ Basic Kit includes ☆

Organic Sourdough

4oz of Homemade Sauce

5oz of Mozzarella

Each kit makes one 10-12 inch pizza

$12 for 1 pizza

$20 for 2 pizzas

$40 for 4 pizzas (includes pepperoni toppings free!)

☆ Hobb's Applewood Smoked Pepperoni is available at $2 per pie ☆

Questions? Contact

Our 2020 Winter See's Candy Fundraiser has begun! Proceeds will go directly to our Class of 2021 Outdoor Education program (6th grade camp). This year will be a little different: you will place your own order directly through our online storefront and products will be shipped directly to your home address. Reduced shipping rates apply: FREE for orders over $65.00; $4.95 for orders between $35.00 and $65.00, and $6.95 for orders under $35.00. We apologize but store pickup is not available with the fundraising program. Use the link below to access the storefront and place your order. You can order anytime between now and Friday, December 4 to receive your treats in time for the holidays. Thank you in advance for your support in sending our 6th graders to camp this year!

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