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Events: Mark Your Calendars


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2020-2021 School Calendar | 2021-2022 School Calendar

Next Newsletter: July 16, 2021

All In-Person Events Are Tentative At This Time

Tuesday, July 13

Petaluma City School’s 2021-22 Aeries Data Confirmation will open on Tuesday, July 13, and must be completed for each student before school begins on July 22. This must be completed before your student can attend in-person learning next school year on campus.

Wednesday, July 21

4:00pm, Class Lists Posted - Near the Office

Thursday, July 22 - Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

8:20am-12:45pm, First Day of School (Early Release Day)

Thursday, July 22

8:30-9:30am, PTA Welcome Coffee - Lodge

Friday, July 23

5:30-7:00pm, PTA Ice Cream Social - MCCV Quad


July 28 - Back to School Night (K-3)

July 29 - Back to School Night (4-8)

Class Placements for the 2021/22 School Year

We wish to return to our tradition of notifying families about class placements the day before school starts. Class lists will be posted near the office at 4:00pm on Wednesday, July 21. Please come by the school on Wednesday afternoon to find out what class you'll be a part of for the 2021-22 school year. If COVID protocols prohibit gathering however on July 21, you will be able to access your child's class placement through the AERIES parent portal . Once you have completed data confirmation, and the office finalizes the schedule, class placements will be viewable through the parent portal. Please note: Wednesday, July 21, at 4:00pm is when class lists will be finalized. In advance of this date, students will be assigned placeholder slots, which are temporary and potentially inaccurate. Please do not get attached to a class placement until Wednesday, July 21 at 4:00pm, when placements are final.


Petaluma City School’s 2021-22 Aeries Data Confirmation will open on Tuesday, July 13, and must be completed for each student before school begins on July 22. This must be completed before your student can attend in-person learning next school year on campus.

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Garden Update

What a year it's been for our school garden! It was lots of fun getting in there to learn, work, and experiment.

Over summer we are asking for interested volunteers to help water or even join in some “work parties” to get projects done while being social. If you’re interested in helping on any level contact Sarah Koniak at and we look forward to seeing you!

It was so fun to get creative with Garden classes this year and we were able to incorporate our Ocean Guardian Stewardship by planting native trees, collecting rainwater for watering, and using clay pot slow watering systems in our classroom garden troughs with Worm Gold from our worm bin! Looking forward to watching MCCV gardening to come!

Thanks once more to Shannon Paras for the beautiful garden photos she has supplied us with this school year. See what else Shannon is doing at

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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: 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!

Mary Collins School Playground


We currently have an opening for a playground supervisor at Mary Collins School. The position is 5.00 hours per week, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Monday - Friday while school is in session. Please email Principal Amy Schlueter if you have any questions or are interested in this position.

Click here for more details

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PCS Oversight Committees: 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 or 707-778-4621 OR visit