March 15th, 2023
One thing we are noticing in education is an increase of the mental health needs of students and families. Our resources as a school to support this vital piece of health are slim, plus, it takes a village, so I wanted to provide some resources for parents wanting to do some sort of education with your student(s) at home. This is a great article from the National Alliance on Mental illness about talking to your children about mental health. I plan to continue to share resources each week, so stay tuned, and please let me know if there is a particular topic on which you'd like information.
Along those same lines, tonight, there is an opportunity to join the conversation about all things related to school safety. Myself and many other district administrators will be at McDowell Elementary School tonight from 5-6 to get input from our community on this topic. We'd love to see you there.
Reminder that next week, students have school on Monday and Tuesday, and then they start Spring Break!
Stay awkward, brave and kind!
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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.)
HELP- WE NEED PAW PRIZE SUGGESTIONS!
Did you know that when a student wins a PAW award for their class for the week, they get to come to the office and chose their prize? Ask your student what kinds of prizes we have, AND ask them what prizes they'd like to see that we don't have! Enter suggestions here!
Some examples of current prizes:
Bring 2 friends to have lunch with Mrs. Harp
In N Out burger
Sit in the teachers chair for a day
Yard duty for the day
Safety Backpacks & Basement Clean-Up Volunteer Days- Spring Break!
Join members of the Penngrove PTA, Principal Harp & other community members on March 29th, 30th & 31st from 9am-12pm for some spring cleaning. The basement is where so much of the magic of Penngrove Elementary gets stored, and it is time for some reorganizing & cleaning.
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Any time you can donate, from 1 hour, or all three hours every day- every bit helps!
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7th Annual Penngrove Elementary Lego Contest!
Lego Contest Entry Form
Name ___________________________________ Teacher & Grade _________________________________________ You can build any lego sculpture. The ideas are endless: a house, a car, a boat, an animal, a dance party, a Star Wars ship....anything you want. Keep your sculpture to 150 total lego pie...
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Family Day at Petaluma River Park!
Join us Saturday, April 1st from 9:30am -12:00pm for a full morning of ART + NATURE + FUN at the Family Day at Petaluma River Park!
- Hands-on art making with Artaluma.
- A live, “Snake Surprise” presentation by the Petaluma Wildlife Museum.
- FREE family portrait photos by the incredible Victoria Webb.
- Field games for all ages.
- Coffee, hot chocolate, and empanadas for sale from Grand Central Café.
- Opportunity to learn more about the Petaluma River Park Project and see how you can get involved!
All ages of well-behaved humans and dogs on leash are welcome. Things to bring: comfortable shoes, a sun hat, and water.
Parking: The entrance to Petaluma River Park is located at 300 Copeland Street, off of D Street, between Petaluma Boulevard and Lakeville. Parking here is limited. We encourage people to walk or bike if possible, or park at the Petaluma Arts Center.
Día de la Familia
¡Súmese a nosotros para el programa especial y extendido del “First Saturday” (Primer Sábado), donde habrá diversión para toda la familia!
¡El evento será de 9:30 am a 12:00 pm y allí podrá disfrutar de una mañana repleta de ARTE + NATURALEZA + DIVERSIÓN a Día de la Familia en Petaluma River Park! Sábado 1 de abril
- Creación de arte práctica con Artaluma.
- Una presentación en vivo de "Snake Surprise" a cargo del Museo de Vida Silvestre de Petaluma.
- Fotografías en formato retrato familiar GRATIS por la increíble Victoria Webb.
- Juegos de campo para todas las edades.
- Venta de café, chocolate caliente y empanadas de Grand Central.
- ¡La oportunidad de aprender más sobre el Proyecto del Parque del Río Petaluma y conocer cómo usted puede participar!
Este evento es abierto y gratuito para las personas de todas edades, y también perros con correa bien educados.
Estacionamiento: La entrada a Petaluma River Park está ubicada en 300 Copeland Street , saliendo de D Street, entre Petaluma Boulevard y Lakeville. El estacionamiento allí es limitado.
Parent "Emotional Resiliency" Workshop & Connection Circle
Petaluma School District has partnered with the Society for Social Health & Well-Being to offer a monthly series of Social-Emotional Health Workshops and Parent Discussion Groups to provide more support, opportunities to grow & connect as parents (with each other) and foster a greater sense of community.
Each month we will have a theme to be discussed and professionally facilitated discussion and support on areas such as:
- Managing the Screen & Digital Well-being or
- Fostering Health Social Connections for Kids (and us parents)
- New Communication Tools to engage your kids in ways they want to connect
- Addressing Mental and Emotional Health Challenges Head on
RSVP Now for our March Connection Circle!
This is a wonderful way for you as a parent to become more emotionally equipped to support your children (and yourselves), feel supported by other PCS parents, and begin to grow a community of parents you can connect with for years to come!
Where: Kenilworth Junior High (800 Riesling Rd., Petaluma)
When: Monday, March 20, 2023 6:00 - 7:30 PM.
RANCHO JIU JITSU
WHAT CAN JIU JITSU DO FOR YOU?
We are here to answer that question. Our gym is open to all skill levels, from those with just a curiosity to those who want to refine their game. At Rancho Jiu Jitsu, we believe that mastering the fundamentals is the key to mastering the art.
Rivertown Hoops Team Registration
Inspired by other successful 3 on 3 tournaments in the northwest, the Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC) decided to create the premier 3 on 3 basketball tournament in Northern California. Identifying the need for people to be active, often in smaller urban areas, the idea of hosting an outdoor 3 on 3 basketball tournament was cultivated. The tournament will act as a fundraising
mechanism to rehabilitate local basketball courts and encourage people of all ages to participate in the greatest sport ever created.
The inaugural tournament will be held Saturday, March 18,2023 at Petaluma Junior High School. We are expecting at least 88 teams this year. All non-profits who participate in the tournament, by supplying volunteers, will receive a portion of the profits.
NOTHIN' BUT NET 38th Annual BASKETBALL CAMP Summer 2023
This is our 38th year of Nothin' But Net. Co-Directors are Coach Doug Johnson, former Petaluma Girls Varsity Coach and Coach Eric Hoppes, former Petaluma Boys Varsity Coach. Many players on local high school teams have attended Nothin’ But Net. We are committed to small group instruction, with groups of 8-10 campers to allow maximum instruction. Local coaches and players will assist at camp. For Information call: Coach Hoppes at 766-9963 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See flyer or check out the website for full details.
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Location: 365 Adobe Road, Penngrove, CA, USA
Phone: (707) 778-4755