McNear Falcon Flyer
Keeping Us Connected with Campus and PTA News
Dear McNear Falcons,
How many years did we pack into one year? Or was Spring Break, Summer Break? This historic year has been fast and slow, busy and mellow. We are grateful for all that we have learned, for the ways we came together as a community and for the hope of a new year to come.
Our teachers have planned many fun activities for your students throughout the final school days that spark joy, provide some closure for their students, and begin to build some excitement for next year! Please continue to help us all stay safe with frequent hand washing, masking and distancing.
Petaluma City Schools will be back to full in-person instruction for 2021-22! Students will come back for the first day of school on August 17th. More information to come! Stay up-to-date by following PCS on social media or going to our district website at www.petalumacityschools.org.
Thank you again for your resilience, patience, compassion, and dedication this year.
Well wishes and gratitude,
Important G St. Entrance Guidelines
Last Day Of School Lunches and Beyond
Interfaith Pantries - Free groceriesSaturday morning pantryBetween 10:30 AM & Noon
United Church of Christ, located at 825 Middlefield Dr. (Google maps link)
Tuesday evening pantry5:30 PM
Petaluma Community Center, North parking lot, 320 North McDowell Blvd. (Google maps link)
Thursday evening pantry
Elim Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, at the corner of Baker & Stanley Streets (Google maps link)
Last Day Activities and Schedule Changes
2 cohorts in the morning on the last day with a special day of music and fun
8:30 - 10
10:15 - 11:45
All kids will enjoy field day rotations at school in their cohorts
All kids will enjoy rotations at McNear Park in their cohorts
All kids will enjoy the traditional Bowling Walking Trip in their cohorts
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McNear Summer Reading Program
PCS Oversight Committees Need Your Input
Call For Volunteers
Our Bond and Parcel Tax funds contribute to building projects and special programs. We are seeking volunteers for PCS bond and parcel tax committees. These groups verify that these special funds have been spent appropriately. Committee Members participate in 1-2 meetings per year and contribute to annual reports. They must also be active in a business, senior, or taxpayer organization, be a parent/guardian of a PCS student, or be a parent/guardian in a Petaluma City Schools PTA or School Site Council.
For more information or to apply, contact Lori Hirasa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-778-4621 OR visit https://www.petalumacityschools.org/oversight.
Open House: Successes and Hopes
" I know we might not feel very lucky, but we are surrounded by people that will support us every step of the way. We got through this and will continue to get through this. I don’t think anyone will ever know how grateful I am for every single person I know. "
Thank you for joining and participating in our Virtual Open House. If one more Zoom wasn't in the cards, please enjoy the slides linked above and video. Read through our padlet comments and some of your own successes and hopes as well: https://padlet.com/leichert/1y07a2av2y0c1hvi
Can you bring Girls on The Run Back to McNear?
- Low income
- Receive Medi-Cal, CalFresh (food stamps), have a student enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), or receive other benefits
- Experienced loss of income since Mar. 2020
- Approved for free or reduced school lunches in 2019-20 or 2020-21
Petaluma City Schools Family Resource Center (FRC) staff are fluent in both English and Spanish and are happy to help PCS families who have questions. You can find their contact information on the FRC website.
Walk and Roll Year End Survey
Please take 5-7 minutes to fill out the following transportation survey for our Safe Routes to School Program (link below). All survey respondents who provide contact information will be entered into a drawing for several $50.00 gift cards to a local business of your choice. The information you provide will help Sonoma County create a safer and healthier community to support active and alternative travel to and from school and in the community. THANK YOU for taking the time to do so!
Summer Reading Program at the Public Library
Just in case you haven’t heard the Summer Reading Program at the public library starts June 1! Sign up online here: https://sonomalibrary.beanstack.org/ or pick up a log at your local library. Win prizes for reading this summer!
The library is hosting many virtual events for kids, teens and adults! Including 123 Andrés in Concert, Hip Hop for Change, Paint Party and much more! Check it out!
McNear has 2 open positions for Playground Supervisors. Click here to find out more & submit an application.
Time to Enroll for Next Year! TK or K Siblings? Neighbors?
Please take a moment to fill out this survey for EACH CHILD you have enrolled at McNear.
Monday, May 31st
6th Grade Promotion
Thursday June 3, 4:00-5:30pm
Last Day of School
Friday, June 4th