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Keeping us connected through distance learning

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Year End Car Event and Classroom Distribution

We are looking forward to some social distancing sweetness as we greet everyone on the last day before heading out to Summer. Most of the staff will be there with masked smiles and signs ready to load bags in the backs of cars. So make some signs too, decorate your car and prepare for our quarantine end of year finale.

Students may keep their iPads over the Summer! Yippee!

More soon on APPS and Ideas to keep things interesting.

What Will School Look Like in 2020?

Flexibility, Options and Opportunities

As this year comes to a close, we are assessing all that we have learned, streamlining and improving our tools, developing plans for flexible models that meet the diverse needs of all families weathering these seas, as well as harnessing opportunities for innovation, collaboration and positive change. We have a gifted site and district team developing the options outlined by Mr. Callahan and will be checking in with each and everyone one of you soon to find out which general plan best suits your needs. We are in this together!

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McNear Artists Well Represented in the Youth in Arts Shelter at Home Exhibit

Yearbooks Arrived Early!

We are so excited that we will be able to distribute the yearbooks Friday morning with the year end distribution. We have a few extra if you haven't purchased one, you can reserve/order one by filling out the form here:

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McNear Summer Reading Challenge

READ and RELAX this summer and enjoy a celebration in your honor next fall when you return your list of books! Here’s the “scoop”.....

  • If you are in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Grade: READ at least 20 Books.

  • If you are in 4th, 5th. or 6th grade: READ at least 5 chapter books. (If you are reading other style books, then 20 is right for you.)

  • Record the titles.

  • Have your parents sign your list.

  • Turn in your list to your new teacher by:

FRIDAY, September 4, 2020

  • Receive your participation award and “scoop”!

  • Copperfield’s Books is a good place to get books as well as the Petaluma Library.

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Student OneCard PCS/Library Partnership

Dear Families,

We are excited to announce a new partnership that enables Petaluma City Schools students to use their PCS student ID number as a Sonoma County Library account.

The Student One Card Program Allows Students To:

Note: Parents are responsible for their children’s use of library resources.

How To Use The Student OneCard On The Sonoma County Library Website

  • Go to
  • When prompted for your library card number, use the prefix assigned to our school district in front of your student ID number (e.g., pcs123456).
  • If asked for a PIN, use the four numbers of your year of birth.
  • Ask your teacher if you do not know your ID number.


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Projects are Posted and Inspiration Abounds

Congratulations to the McNear Students and Alumni who participated in this year's Innovation Showcase. The 2020 Virtual Innovations Showcase is now open for viewing with over 90 submissions! Head on over anytime to check out projects from our amazingly creative students.

View the 2020 Virtual Innovations Showcase at

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McNear Registration Open for Next Year!

Do you know anyone who hasn't registered their incoming Kindergartener for school next year? We still have some room at McNear with two of the most amazing kindergarten teachers one could ask for via distance learning, in person, in a room, on zoom, anywhere, anytime!

Register at

Amazon Smile!

Amazon Smile! Just a reminder to set McNear School PTA as a designated recipient on Amazon Smile. By doing so, a portion of all purchases made will go straight back to our school! It's super easy to set up. Just follow the link below and log into your Amazon account. After logging in, you'll be prompted to search for a charity name - type in McNear School and hit Search. Choose McNear School PTA from the list, and away you go!

Just remember to shop from versus or Amazon app in order for every eligible purchase you make to result in a donation.

Thank you!…/…/homepage/ref=smi_chpf_redirect…

iPad Issues?

If you continue to have unresolved issues, students and families can receive technology support for PCS issued iPads and Chromebooks by sending an email to Please include the following:

Student’s full name
Student ID number
Preferred contact information
A thorough description of the issue
A representative from the PCS Technology department will make contact and attempt to resolve the issue remotely. If PCS Technology determines that the device needs to be swapped out, they will provide instructions for dropoff/pickup.