Penngrove Press

August 8th, 2019

Peace Poles

You may have noticed more color has been added to our campus! 3 peace poles were hand-painted and donated to us this summer. We are now proud participants in the worldwide Peace Pole Project. More than 200,000 peace poles currently exist in more than 180 countries. The first peace pole is believed to have been made in Japan in 1955 by Masahisa Goi who was greatly affected by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Goi dedicated his life to spread the message "may peace prevail on earth." Peace poles with his message were erected all over Japan, and afterward in different languages in other countries. The Peace Pole Project began in 1985 after Goi's death and has become the most recognized international symbol of peace.

Penngrove Elementary now has 3 peace poles with the message "may peace prevail on earth" in a total of 12 different languages. Each side displays the flag of a country that speaks that language. These peace poles are dedicated to our children and stand for our promise to join the world's nations in a wish for peace. We start by teaching our children that peace comes from within. "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me."

Thank you Garcia Family!

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We would like to thank Roy Garcia and his helpful children for their time and hard work this summer. They prepared the front area for our upcoming Art Garden and installed several sign poles. We appreciate you Garcia Family!

Missed yesterday's volunteer orientation?! Don't worry! We've got you covered!

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Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help the sixth grade class at the Cotati Accordion Festival!

The event is August 17th and 18th in La Plaza Park.

We are looking for responsible people ages 16+. Did we mention volunteers get FREE ADMISSION to this AMAZING festival? Check out the sign-up list....

Our fundraiser also includes a silent auction found here:



Don't miss out! JOIN THE PTA

Be sure to check out our membership drive board outside of the multi! And be on the lookout for membership flyers in your child’s homework folder soon. There are also membership envelopes in the office! Everyone can join: Students, moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. The buddy classes with the highest percentage of PTA members by Oct. 31 will win a party of their choice!

New this year -- All the Info and Sign ups in One Place!

Free Lacrosse Clinics

Rancho Cotati Lacrosse Club will be holding FREE Lacrosse Clinics during the fall for any one interested in trying out the game of lacrosse and learning some basic skills! This is for Kindergarten through 8th grade boys and girls. Nothing is needed for new participants at these clinics except a mouth piece and water. We will loan out any other gear needed! We will also have the SSU Mens and Womens Lacrosse teams helping to facilitate these clinics.

Clinics are at Magnolia Park (M Park) in Rohnert Park on the following dates from 5:30pm-6:30pm. They can visit our website for more info or Jenn Luna RCLC Board President for more info. email contact

Clinic Dates:
Friday Sept 6 & 20th
Friday Oct 4th & 18th
Friday Nov 1st & 15th
*Nov clinics may change location due to light. Check our website for updates*

Lacrosse Registration open September 1st on our website Lacrosse Season practice starts end of January and games start beginning of March. Open to Kindergarten through 8th grade Boys & Girls.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run, a national life skills program powered by movement for girls in 3 rd -6 th grades, will be starting at Penngrove in early September. Led by Coach Vanessa, the girls will complete a non-competitive 5K run/walk event at the end of the ten-week program. No running experience is necessary! Registration opens August!


Girls on the Run, un programa de correr nacional para las niñas en 3 rd -6th grados, va empesar en Penngrove temprano en la temporada de septiembre. Con entrenador Vanessa, las niñas completarán una no competitiva 5K correr/caminar evento al final del programa de doce semanas. Experiencia en correr no es necesario! Para formas de registracion visite

Become a coach!

When girls work together, they can accomplish remarkable things! As a coach for Girls on the Run, you’ll receive tools and training to lead a team of girls toward their goals and help them recognize their limitless potential. Learn more here:

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Feche limite de registro: 23 Aug 2019

Comienzo de la temporado: semana de 2 Sept 2019

Precio: $185


Lunes 3pm-430pm & Miércoles 1:10pm-2:40pm

Vanessa @

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Registration Deadline: 23 Aug 2019

Season begins: Week of 2 Sept 2019

Cost: $185


Monday 3pm-4:30pm & Wednesday 1:10pm-2:40pm

Vanessa @