Penngrove Press

May 6, 2020

A Note from Mrs. Fadeji...

Dear Penngrove Families,

I want to encourage and thank you all for your perseverance during Distance Learning. I know it isn't easy at all. Don't be afraid to take a break when you need it! A "break" will likely look different for each family. It might look like, a walk, a drive, a quiet space, a movie, a virtual visit to a museum or park, or even a DAY off! Imagine that! Whatever your family needs, we support you!

During this week of teacher and staff appreciation, I'd like to share the following:

Dear Team Penn,

In a time like this, words cannot express my sadness to not physically be with you this week watching you in your element exchanging smiles, sharing hugs, and laughing about the silly things kids do and say. I probably don't tell you enough the genuine joy each of you bring me as I get to witness you work. "Work" is an interesting thing isn't it? Some people work for a living, some people work for a hobby, some people work by choice, others because they have no choice. Some people like going to work, others would rather stay home. (or used to! ha!)

One thing I believe to be true, is that each day, there is this magical group of people who show up to 365 Adobe Road. A team if you will, made up of the most fun, caring, kindhearted, talented, hilarious, beautiful humans I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Watching your love and care for our students each day is the absolute greatest joy I have ever experienced in my professional journey.

Happy Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, Team Penn! Don't forget to celebrate yourselves and recognize what an impact you have on so many lives. You are seen. You are heard. You are treasured. Our Penngrove Panthers are so lucky to have you. So am I.

All my love,


It's Staff Appreciation Week! Check out the LOVE from our #PennVillage!

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Want to show your love? There's still time!

  • Have students write notes to teachers/staff and mail to P.O. Box 480, Penngrove 94951
  • Send an email to a teacher/staff member and tell them why you love them!
  • IOUs for coffee, special treats, hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes.

As always, these are meant to be helpful suggestions and are totally optional!

Congrats, Ms. Boronkay!

After an incredible and rewarding career filled with hugs, art, and love, Ms. Boronkay has officially announced her retirement at the end of this school year!!!! Ms. Boronkay will share a personal reflection with us in an upcoming Penngrove Press but for now, we wanted to share the news with our #PennVillage. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Boronkay on her upcoming retirement!
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2020 Virtual Innovations Showcase

This is for all of you creative, innovative, dynamic, outside-the-box thinking students! We're looking for you to participate in our 2020 Virtual Innovation Showcase. Students who participate will be awarded a gift certificate from one of our sponsors, Applebees and Mary's Pizza.

We will be celebrating student creativity with short videos from students (TK-12) throughout Petaluma City Schools who want to demonstrate their creativity through art, music, dance, science, film, writing, math, or any other unique way!

How to Join

It's really simple. Got something fun, cool, creative, entertaining, or interesting you'd like to share? Put together a video of no more than two minutes, upload it, and send it to Flipgrid with the log in information below. It's that easy. Flipgrid will be open for submissions from May 1st-17th. Then on May 21st we will show your innovation to the community!

1. Go to

2. Log in through Google with your student email

3. Upload/record your video by clicking on the green + sign.

Questions? Check out Flipgrid's help section or email Danna Rocca at

Families—you all know you have amazing kids and you know their talents better than anyone. Who is a better camera person than a parent? Encourage your amazing innovator to get involved and be part of the Showcase! We can't wait to see your innovations!

Exhibición Virtual Innovaciones del 2020

¡Esto es para todos ustedes, estudiantes creativos, innovadores, dinámicos! Lo estamos buscando para participar en nuestra Exhibición Virtual Innovaciones del 2020. Los estudiantes que participen recibirán un certificado de regalo de uno de nuestros patrocinadores, Applebees y Mary's Pizza.

¡Celebraremos la creatividad de los estudiantes con videos cortos de estudiantes (TK-12) en todas las escuelas de la ciudad de Petaluma que quieran demostrar su creatividad a través del arte, la música,

el baile, las ciencias, el cine, la escritura, las matemáticas o en cualquier otra forma única!

Como Unirse

Es muy simple ¿Tienes algo divertido, genial, creativo, entretenido o interesante que te gustaría

compartir? Arma un video de no más de dos minutos, cárgalo y envíalo a Flipgrid con la información de inicio de sesión a continuación. Es fácil. Flipgrid estará abierto para envíos del 1 al 17 de mayo.

¡Luego, el 21 de mayo, mostraremos tu innovación a la comunidad!

1. Vaya a

2. Inicia sesión a través de Google con tu correo electrónico de estudiante @

3. Carga/graba tu video haciendo clic en el signo verde +.

¿Preguntas? Consulte la sección de ayuda de Flipgrid o envíe un correo electrónico a Danna Rocca a

Familias: todos ustedes saben que tienen hijos increíbles y conocen sus talentos mejor que nadie. ¿Quién es mejor camarógrafo que un padre? ¡Anime a su sorprendente innovador a participar y ser parte de la Exhibición! ¡Estamos ansiosos por ver sus innovaciones!

2020 Virtual Innovations Showcase

Check out the Family Toolbox for tips & tricks!

For more information, please visit:

Want to talk to someone?

Warm Line: (707) 778-4959: A non-crisis phone number that allows PCS students and families to leave messages for our mental health clinicians. We check the messages multiple times a day during school hours and will get back to you within 48 business hours.

Website info:
Local Resources for Food

If you are hungry or need food for your family, click here for some local resources.

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