October 19th, 2022
Welcome back to school Panther families!
I hope you all enjoyed some time with family during this Fall Break. My family played hard the first week in Southern California, then I spent the rest of break checking items off my to-do list. My house has never looked this good!
Construction is in full force on our campus. Due to this, we will have increased parking issues while staff are misplaced by construction crew needs. Please be extra patient and try to find a car pool, a place to park and walk onto campus, or just drop off at the curb instead of parking when you are able. Also, please remind your students to be extra safe. We will be addressing the safety issues with the students often as well, but the more they hear it, the better!
This Thursday, October 20th is the Great Shake Out Drill. We will be practicing our procedures for Earthquake evacuation and response. There will not be any loud noises associated with this drill (no alarm), but students will duck and cover under their desks. If you feel your student may need to be aware of this event, please have a talk with them about the importance of our practicing for an earthquake and being safe. Teachers will let students know ahead of time as well.
We are doing our first walk and roll day on October 26th. We will meet at Penngrove Park and walk as a group to campus. Tk/K students meet at 7:40 and 1-6 meet at 8am. I'll be there walking too! Plus, there will be prizes for students who participate!
Stay awkward, brave and kind!
Question of the week from Principal Harp
Each week, I will be sending out a question with which you will be given the opportunity to engage in a new conversation with your child. We all know how hard it is to draw out responses other than, "nothing" or "fine" when we ask "What did you do today?" or "How was school?" Be sure to use open ended follow-up questions and statements such as "Tell me more about that!" or "What did you think of that?" Please ask your student(s) the question below, share their response with us and make our day! You can submit more than one response! (No need to put names or identifying words.)
What was the best part about Fall Break?
Check out last weeks answers below
One of the tasks of our PBIS team is to find ways for us to continuously evaluate our practices in improving student behaviors. We have an expected behavioral focus each week for staff to identify and praise students when they are "caught" doing what we expect them to be doing. The focus is introduced at our weekly assembly time. This week's focus is for students to be where they are expected to be during recess. Students need to be following our expectations about when they are getting water, using the restroom, visiting the office, and going to line at the end of their break.
The Harvest Festival is BACK!
We are so incredibly excited for the Harvest Festival on Sunday, November 6th from 12-4.
The HF Committee meet this week & has a ton of fun planned for the day. Including the 1st Chili Cookoff, a Canned Food Drive, multiple take-away craft booths, carnival games, food & sooo much more!
This is a free event hosted by the PTA, with food & beverages available to purchase in support of the Class of 2023.
Information coming soon about:
- Volunteer sign-ups
- Chili Cookoff participation info
- Pre-orders for Chili tasting cards
If you have folding tables, or pop-up tents that the Harvest Festival Committee can borrow- be sure to look for the form to sign up. We will post this to our social media as well as be posting it in the next Penngrove Press
Harvest Festival Family Scarecrows!
Please join our community by gathering your family together to create a scarecrow to be displayed at our Fall Festival along the fence by the Kindergarten playground on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
Please see below for guidelines, tips, and drop off/pickup information.
Size, construction, and display requirements:
• Scarecrows shall be built upon a base no larger than 4’ high, 3’ wide.
• Scarecrows should be handmade and not purchased from a retailer.
• Scarecrows should be built to withstand the elements (wind, rain, sun).
• No flammable, electrical or battery-operated items can be used.
• Scarecrow must be school appropriate (no weapons, blood, political or offensive decor permitted).
• Supplies suggestions: shirt, pants, buttons, hats, gloves, socks, glue, pillowcases, yarn, felt tip pens, rubber bands, safety pins, bamboo pole, ropes, craft wire, or hay (recycled shopping bags stuffed with newspapers or rags are good for stuffing).
• Bring your fully assembled scarecrow to school pickup on Friday, November 4 or between the hours of 11-3pm on Saturday, November 5.
• Scarecrows MUST be removed at the end of the event Sunday, November 6 after 4:00 pm.
Questions? Contact Molly M @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day & Bingo
Complete and submit our RUBY BRIDGES WALK TO SCHOOL DAY BINGO CHALLENGE for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to a locally owned BIPOC business.
Students who participate in our Ruby Bridges BINGO Challenge and submit their Challenge Sheets to SRTS by Monday December 5th will be entered into our drawing.
Yearbook Cover Art Contest
The Class of 2023 is SO grateful for your fundraising support this year. We are a little over 1/3 of the way to sending all 62 #PennPanthers to 6th grade camp! The committee is working hard to provide a variety of opportunities for the community to choose from to help us complete our fundraising goals. Hopefully you will find something that looks fun!
Check out all the smiles from our families at the recent Tamales + Families dinner and the Yoga Flow event. Thank you again for making this all happen for these deserving students!
Welcome back Panthers! I hope you all had a great break. We are ready to eat some food out in the garden! Our Fall crops are coming in full force and we will be spending time harvesting and eating. Look out for free food on Fridays after school. Over the break we got new stools for the garden classroom, expanded our space by moving our plating table out to a new greenhouse and received the first of four hydroponic grow towers! The towers are from a grant from Whole Kids Foundation that our PTA Parliamentarian Shannon Sundberg got for the students!
Huge thank you to parent David Peña of NorthBay Vegetation Management for donating his time and expertise over the break. David fixed up the trees and brush in the staff parking lot and also out in the garden blacktop area we super appreciate it!! Although no one showed up to the garden work day I wanted to thank our AMAZING custodial staff for helping me move two big heavy tables to make the workday a success anyways!
The next three weeks in the garden will be all about celebrating the Harvest, preparing for Harvest Festival and eating all the Fall crops we grew. We will be planting garlic and spinach and getting beds tucked into their winter mulch. As always big appreciations to all the parent volunteers who make our Garden program awesome. Reach out to me anytime email@example.com
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There is still time to join the Penngrove PTA! Memberships are a great way to support our school & you get discounts on LogoWear and more!
$10 per adult, $5 per student. Contact Devon with any questions- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up here- https://friendspenngrovepta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/1385
Free TB testing will be held at the District Office (200 Douglas St., 94952) from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM once a month - please contact the District Office for more info
Rapid test are available in the office at school
Breakfast & Lunch Menus- October
🐾 Meals are free for all students 🐾
Walk and Roll October Challenge!
I know, I know... Penngrove is not set up in the best way for students to walk and roll to school. HOWEVER... I have a challenge for you for National Walk and Roll month! We are setting up a "walking school bus" on October 26th. Students and families can meet at Penngrove Park at 7:45 for TK/K families and 8am for 1-6th grade families, and walk as a group to school that day! Get some friends together to meet, walk and enjoy each other's company, plus get in some steps and fresh air, all while avoiding our parking lot! I'll meet you there and we'll have prizes for students who walk!
¡Es simple! Asegúrese de estar viendo Penngrove Press en el navegador web. Luego, haz clic en el lado derecho donde dice "Traducir". Seleccione el idioma que desee y haga clic en cerrar. ¡Eso es todo!
Penngrove Elementary - Home of the #PennPanthers
Location: 365 Adobe Road, Penngrove, CA, USA
Phone: (707) 778-4755