Week of Monday, November 27 - Friday, December 1
PACS Leadership is putting on a winter clothing drive for C.O.T.S! C.O.T.S helps the homeless find and keep housing here in Petaluma, while helping to improve self-sufficiency and well-being within our community. Our school community wants to pitch in, and we need your help! To achieve our goal, we are in need of new or gently used winter coats in any size or color, warm gloves, and/or rain ponchos. Please send all donation items with your student to school so they can add them to our donation boxes. Families can bring donation items to the front office or to your student’s classroom. All donations are due by December 1st. Please reach out to Ms. Roach (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Thank you for your help with keeping our community warm this winter!
We are still in need of 5oz cups, snack-size bags, and Kleenex.
Last Call for LifeTouch Makeups
Holiday Giving Program
Every year, our community at McKinley comes together to lend a helping hand to our families that could use some extra help or support during the holiday season.
All McKinley/PACS families are invited to stop by the Holiday Giving Board, and pick a tag(s) for an item that one of our sponsored families wishes to receive during the holidays. The holiday board will be out beginning Wednesday, December 6. Our board will be out before and after school, be on the lookout for an email sign-up to help with our holiday board. There will be many tags available, and all gifts are due back by Friday, December 15.
All gifts must be wrapped with original holiday tag attached, and dropped delivered to the office.
Questions? Contact the coordinators.
Jessica Servin - email@example.com
Chris Lum - firstname.lastname@example.org
See's Candy Fundraiser
Chocolate. If you love chocolate and you love the holidays, well, 6th grade has a treat for you! The 6th-grade class is selling See's Candy as a means of raising money for camp at Mendocino Outdoor Science School in April. By following the link that is attached to this post, you will have the opportunity to order chocolate for loved ones AND help send 6th graders to camp. How great is that?!
Are you looking for a stocking stuffer? Chocolate is perfect for that
Are you looking to gift some chocolate for a special occasion? A pound of chocolate will do the trick.
Are you hoping that 6th graders will have a great time at camp up in Mendocino? Yes? Great!
The last day to order will be on December 2, so please follow the attached links to get your order in. And remember: Chocolate is like a hug in a wrapper :)
Thank you all for your support,
The 6th Grade Family.
Click here for general orders:
Click here for holiday-specific orders
WE WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE MADISON STREET!!!
HEY PETALUMA RESIDENTS! LET'S MAKE OUR STREETS SAFER TOGETHER!
We're on a mission to make Petaluma's streets safer and more welcoming for everyone, and we need your help! We're thrilled to roll out our Safe Streets Nomination Program, a unique chance for all Petalumans to play a part in reshaping our streets.
Wondering how? With your keen insights and our assembled data, we can pinpoint, rank, and upgrade areas that need upgrades to slow traffic down and make our streets safer. We know that fast cars and safe streets don't mix. In fact, high speeds are the cause behind most traffic collisions in Petaluma.
Help us achieve one of our City's top 10 goals - to make our streets safe. Not only do we want our streets to be safer, but we are committed to the Sonoma County Vision Zero Action Plan that aims for ZERO severe injuries or fatalities from traffic incidents by 2030.
So, Petalumans, ready to co-pilot this transformation with us? Let's make our streets safer, friendlier, and overall the best place to walk, bike, or drive!
HOW TO NOMINATE YOUR STREET
Fill out THIS FORM to nominate your street. Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis, and our team will work to score, prioritize, design, and implement projects throughout the year. After projects are reviewed by our team, we will notify the nominator of their project score and where their project ranks in the overall project list. The project list will be shared with the community on this webpage.
While we strongly encourage using the form linked above to submit nominations, those unable to do so may also submit nominations to email@example.com or by calling Public Works & Utilities at 707-778-4303.
Staff will review each nomination as well as collision and speed data to score each submission.
WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO - LINK
Thank you to everyone who participated in our November PTA meeting! A special thank you to PACS Leadership students Owen Washburn & Louis Stern, and to parent Rachel Thomas, for your thoughtful and engaging presentations. Links to the presentations can be found on our agenda here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ac4u1h3zOz2wNqvGTVqLNg5SHRmu_5Hmfava8HRRkYA/edit?usp=sharing
If you did not complete the PTA School Directory + Volunteer Survey back in September, please follow this link to complete it now: https://forms.gle/QspjYNf3Bxnafm5x6. By providing your contact information, it helps your classroom’s PTA Liaison connect with you. Thank you!
Our Annual McKinley/PACS Winter Festival is coming up Friday, Dec 15th 6pm to 8pm. We will be serving hot cider and will have a craft set up for the kids and music to get in the chilly winter spirit. Please consider this a family picnic and bring your dinner to enjoy. Dinner will not be provided.
If you would like to sell your crafts or food items at Winter Fest please complete this survey to sign up: https://forms.gle/SvLLZk7cYKAVM8nt6
If you would like to volunteer at Winter Fest the sign-up is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848A4A62EA6FF2-46336026-mckinleypacs
Last Friday Ms. Skoien’s 5th graders enjoyed a special recess plus activity for their high fundraising participation in our Jog-a-Thon Fundraiser. PTA had so much fun spending some time with this crew and making FLUFFY SLIME! Then it was over to Ms. Bergamini’s classroom for our Top Fundraising Pizza Dance Party! These kids have MOVES! What a great way to spend the morning :) Thank you for sharing your amazing students with us, Ms. Skoien and Ms. Bergamini, and thank you families for your contributions to Jog-a-Thon!
- 11/20-11/24- Fall break
- 11/28- 11:00 PACS Tour
- 11/29- conferences
- 12/1- Disney Spirit Day
- 12/5- School Site Council
- 12/5- TK/K Information Night (6:30 pm)
- 12/7- 11:00 PACS Tour