Penngrove Press

September 11th, 2019

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Jog-A-Thon was a huge success!

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It's true, thanks to our AMAzing #Pennvillage!

Together, we jogged right past our fundraising goal and proceeded to have the

ultimate Best Day Ever. Check out some pictures below from the big event!

Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the photo wall.

Here's most of the Jog--A-Thon committee.  There may be some missing as they stayed on their feet making magic!
Here's most of the Jog-a-thon Committee. There may be some missing as they stayed on their feet making the magic happen!

High fives and cheers of encouragement could be witnessed throughout the day.

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Big thanks to #TeamPenn for your everlasting enthusiasm!

GRATITUDE - It's the name of our game.

We raised a truly incredible amount of funds this year. We are all so fortunate to be a part of this generous community. Our #PennPanthers went above and beyond in their efforts -- many of them working lemonade stands, bake sales, and garage sales to take their fundraising to the next level. We had a record number of sponsorships from local businesses as well.


Please keep in mind-- the funds will go to good use. At Penngrove, these funds are used to sustain and improve programs we might not otherwise have on campus. GEE (Garden Environmental Education), Art, P.E., and a portion of the STEM program are funded with the money raised at Jog-a-thon. This includes money to staff such programs as well as any supplies that might be needed. In addition to the ongoing programs, staff discretionary funds are raised at Jog-a-thon, as well as other ongoing needs such as library books, campus improvement projects, and buses for field trips.


If you have an interest and/or opinion about the funds raised at Jog-a-thon, please come to a PTA meeting and VOTE!


Let's also remember that many schools struggle to keep a minimum of programs alive. Their communities are often unable to contribute as much. Please help us ensure #PennPanthers are grateful and grounded by offering them opportunities to understand how others' lives might be different, and by helping less fortunate communities nearby. We'll work together on the idea of giving back, with our upcoming Kindness Challenge.


With gratitude,

FOPPTA & Mrs. Fadeji

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We are super excited to announce that Penngrove Elementary is going to be taking on a massive kindness challenge and it's launching with an assembly on Monday, September 16th!


One of the nation's leading kindness organizations, Think Kindness, will challenge the #PennPanthers to 30 Days of Kindness. Think Kindness is a non-profit dedicated to inspire measurable acts of kindness around the globe.


Our school challenge will launch with a fun and exciting motivational assembly (you're welcome to come!) given by Julie Kelly. Julie not only tells a compelling message about bravery, acceptance and courage, but will leave your children inspired to choose kindness EVERYDAY.


Learn more about the call to action in the parent letter sent home in the September 11th homework folders!

Do you have Jog-A-thon questions or feedback for next year?

Please contact Jamie Norman or Melissa Morelli in person or via email fopptaevents@gmail.com with any questions or feedback.
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Thursday, Sept. 19th ~ Take the night off, you deserve it...

...and let us do the cooking for you! The class of 2020 wants lighten your work load by offering a delicious Tri-Tip dinner with a twist. Enjoy a freshly bbq’d Tri-Tip along with bread and salad. You’ll find our pesto pasta to be a delightful twist to our annual bbq dinner. Feed your family, save your self some time, and help support the class of 2020! Order online at bit.ly/PENNBBQ or return order form to the office.

Harvest Festival Chairperson or Co-Chair Persons needed!

This year will include a Chili Cook Off!

The event is scheduled for Sat October 26th, from 11-2.


If you are interested in chairing or co-chairing this event, please complete the form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rS0vqL6OI_kpAXfOJ-Sx8jQOKcO0ugNLX6eSFf6CNlc/edit

I Really Hope You Can Attend This Special Event

My dream is that every parent could hear the message that will be shared at this event. ~Mrs. Fadeji

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Join us for a meaningful evening talking about the ways in which we can care for our kids.

In an effort to raise awareness and better serve all students, we are looking forward to sharing with you the effects of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Whether you’re volunteering in a classroom, facilitating a play date, or have experienced personal or family trauma, this evening is for you!


Co-presenters:

Shelley Santander, District Behavior Specialist

Lara Wilson, LMFT, District Guidance Coordinator


Spanish translation available, childcare provided, & refreshments served!

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

The yearbook art contest is in full swing! Winner's art will be featured on the cover of the yearbook. Entries are due in the office by November 1, 2019. Contest guidelines are as follows:


1. Contest is open to all grade levels

2. Art must be done on standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper (portrait layout)

3. All art mediums accepted

4. Student name and grade written in pencil on back


All art will be featured somewhere in the yearbook.


Have fun and good luck!

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