Penngrove Press

February 18, 2021

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Dear Penngrove Families,


Tomorrow is GLOBAL SCHOOL PLAY DAY! At Penngrove, we believe that children these days do not have enough unstructured play. Each year, we participate in Global School Play Day as a way to raise awareness that KIDS NEED PLAY! Typically when we are on campus, kids do nothing but play all day, and electronics are banned. It's a favorite day of the year for many Panthers. We encourage your students to play play play all day tomorrow and not do ANY school work. Wahoo!


Recently, a parent shared this article about play which I think you will find enjoyable. Here are a few highlights from the article in case you don't have time to read the full link right now.


9 Benefits of Play


1. STIMULATE EARLY BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

2. IMPROVE INTELLIGENCE

3. SPARK CREATIVE THINKING

4. IMPROVE COMMUNICATION, VOCABULARY, AND LANGUAGE

5. PROMOTE IMPULSE CONTROL AND EMOTION REGULATION

6. GROW SOCIAL COMPETENCE AND EMPATHY

7. BETTER PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

8. TEACH LIFE LESSONS

9. STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIP WITH CARETAKERS AND PEERS


Finally, if you really want to geek out on brain research and why play is SO critical for young children, enjoy the Ted Talk below by Dr. Peter Gray on the Decline of Play.


Have a great rest of your week, Penngrove families!

Amy

The decline of play | Peter Gray | TEDxNavesink

6th Grade Spotlights

Introducing Micah Tyrie

What is something you enjoy doing outside of school?

Riding my bike.


Tell us about your family.

It’s just me and my mom.


What is a favorite memory from your time at Penngrove?

Playing gaga ball


What is something not many people know about you?

I play with legos.


What do you want to do/be when you grow up?

Vet


What is a memory you’ll have from this last year dealing with a pandemic?

I got a flock of chickens.


Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?

Oregon


What is one word you believe describes yourself?

Helpful


Meet Morgan Kirkbride

What is something you enjoy doing outside of school?

Art


Tell us about your family.

My family is funny.


What is a favorite memory from your time at Penngrove?

Meeting new friends


What is something not many people know about you?

That I got sick when I was a baby.


What do you want to do/be when you grow up?

A vet


What is a memory you’ll have from this last year dealing with a pandemic?

Not being with my friends.


Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?

Oregon


What is one word you believe describes yourself?

Kind


Anything else you want people know about what makes you you?

That I love mythical animals.


Fliers also coming home in your next resource pick up!

NEW JOG INFO IN THIS WEEKLY MSG FROM MRS. FADEJI

What are we fundraising for? We're glad you asked!

Jog-a-thon 2020/21 Video #3

A Huge Thank You to Our 2nd Group of Sponsors! We are AMAZED!

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LAST CALL!!!!! 2/19 TOMORROW!

We are so excited for the Penngrove Elementary School Jog-a-thon in March! Our Jog-a-thon

is the biggest fundraiser of the school year. This event is primarily responsible for funding a

variety of student events and school projects. Although the Jog-a-thon is going to be different

this year, we are determined to make this event and the rest of the school year memorable for

each of our 465 Penngrove Panthers - they deserve it!


With the funds raised from this year’s Jog-a-thon, the Penngrove PTA aims to support:


● Family Fun Nights, student events and Distance Learning support

● Individual Penngrove Staff funds for supplies, materials, and general classroom support

● School improvement projects such as murals, playground equipment, etc.

● School supplies for return to in-person learning

● Capital funds for a NEW play structure and more!


Would you like to sponsor the 2020/21 Penngrove Elementary Jog-a-thon?


Submit your sponsorship online via a google form here: http://bit.ly/PennJogSponsor2021 .


What are the sponsorship levels?


Silver Tier Sponsor $250 - Advertisement on a banner that will be hung on the fence at

the corner of Adobe and Old Redwood Highway until our next Jog-a-thon in the fall of 2021.

Gold Tier Sponsor $500 - Company logo on Jog-a-thon t-shirt which all students and

staff will wear at the event and for years to come. Advertisement on a banner that will

be hung on the fence at the corner of Adobe and Old Redwood Highway until our next

Jog-a-thon in the fall of 2021.

Platinum Tier Sponsor $1,000 - Central logo placement on Jog-a-thon t-shirt,

advertisement on a banner that will be hung on the fence at the corner of Adobe and

Old Redwood Highway until our next Jog-a-thon in the fall of 2021 and an advertisement in

the school yearbook.



All sponsors will be advertised through Penngrove Elementary's social media pages and

included in school-wide newsletters. Any Penngrove students affiliated with your business will be invited to a special event or receive special recognition (details based on county-wide health ordinances in April).


How do I sponsor?


To sponsor the event, send a check made payable to Friends of Penngrove PTA or FOPPTA

and mail or drop off to Penngrove Elementary School, PO Box 480, Penngrove, CA 94951.

You can also use our PayPal link ( http://bit.ly/PennJog2021 ) to send your contribution

electronically. Company logos should be emailed to friendsofpenngrovepta@gmail.com or

uploaded on the Google form.


Once your form and payment is received, a member of the Jog-a-thon committee will contact

you to confirm receipt and to verify that your logo is correct. To ensure you receive the

recognition you deserve, the deadline for sponsorships is Friday, February 19th.


Please note, the Friends of Penngrove PTA (FOPPTA) is a non-profit organization, and our tax

ID number is included on the form.


Thank you for your consideration,


Friends of Penngrove PTA

(707) 239-2504

friendsofpenngrovepta@gmail.com

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Around The World Wednesday Episode 23 - Iceland!

Around the World - Episode 23
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BREWSTERS DINE AND DONATE

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Another Dine and Donate for class of 2021, because we think you deserve many nights off from cooking!! Join us at Brewsters on Thursday, March 11th anytime between 11:30 am and 8:30 pm to support your 6th graders. Reservations highly recommended for outdoor dining. Show the flyer below when either dining in or picking up takeout and 10% of your order will be donated to our class. We appreciate all the support!

Photo Make Up Days Coming in March

Did your student miss Picture Day this year? This spring you can go to 1 of 3 campuses to get your student's photo taken.


  • Grant School on Tuesday, March 9th from 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
  • Mckinley on Thursday, March 4th, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
  • Penngrove on Wednesday, March 10th from 3:00-4:00 pm

Yoga Fundraiser for Jog-a-Thon

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Help Ms. Barrell get our garden ready for Spring!

CHECK THIS OUT! YOU CAN'T STOP US!

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