Penngrove Press

May 12, 2022

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Dear Penngrove Families,


We are SO excited to see you at Open House tonight! Please feel free to bring the whole family and come check out all the amazing spaces your students live, work, and play in daily at Penngrove. Classrooms will not until until 6pm. Parking will be wild!


This is our first Open House in two years and we're so happy!!! Please congratulate your students on a job WELL DONE this school year!


~Mrs. Fadeji

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Congrats, Ms. Weaver!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve accepted a new position next year as Penngrove Elementary’s Academic Acceleration Teacher. So much of my past experience has brought me to this point. I’ve taught across the grade levels, kindergarten through 8th grade, I’ve had experience with numerous curriculums and districts, and I’ve built a strong foundation with our Penngrove staff, students, and community. While I won’t have my own class, I’ll have the opportunity to work with so many of our Penngrove students and teachers. I’m looking forward to taking on a new role in this wonderful space.

-Ms. Weaver

Meet Your New Principal, Mrs. Harp!

Hello Panthers!

I am VERY excited to be joining the Penngrove team! I believe strongly in our community schools as a place of support for students, staff and families and look forward to continuing this legacy at Penngrove. ​Our job as educators is to foster the development of our children into becoming contributing members of society; a multi-faceted and invaluable job. Academics, social-emotional, and extra-curricular opportunities are all key pieces to this growth. I believe all students can reach their full potential with the proper supports. I can't wait to meet you all!

~Mrs. Harp

Kate's Light
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Sonoma County Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Challenge is a celebration of learning — your way. Read something that sparks your curiosity for at least 20 minutes a day.

Sign up for Sonoma County Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Challenge for exploration, learning, and fun!

The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge runs from June 6 to August 13. Log the minutes you read through Beanstack (and the Beanstack Tracker App), or record them on paper logs. Signup online or visit your local library.

Register or log your books here

🕺Time to get moving at PIM💃

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If you'd like to join us for a Monday morning Penngrove in Motion, please see the schedule below. Please note, PIM is NOT a spectator sport. You must be actively moving and grooving or at least walking in place to join our PIM fun! No RSVP is required and younger siblings are welcome.




May 16 - 5th grade, Mrs. Sanders, Ms. Riley

May 23 - 4th grade, Mrs. Moreda, Ms. Salazar

June 6 - 1st - 3rd grade

GARDEN UPDATE WITH MS. ORTIZ


Students have been searching for lost ladybugs as well as setting out donated pollinator plants from the School Garden Network for our pollinator patch. We have been out in the field and garden this week collecting specimens to be photographed for the Lost Ladybug Project. If your student wants to continue this project from home check out lostladybug.org I hope your students are sharing all their ladybeetle knowledge with you!

Thank you all so much for supporting the Pop-up Plant sale it went really well and it was so nice to speak to all those who stopped by. We will be doing a final plant sale of the year on Friday, May 20th.

Please come and join us over the summer for three garden work days!! We will be doing a major overhaul on Monday, June 20th, Saturday, June 25th, and Wednesday, July 13th, from 10-3 and need your help. Come for part of the time or all day and lend a hand. This opportunity to upgrade our teaching garden is made possible by the Penngrove PTA and our community partners Grab N’ Grow and Harmony Farm supply. We will be creating a TK/K teaching garden and upgrading infrastructure for the whole student body. Bring your power tools and come be a part of this awesome opportunity to make our teaching garden better than ever.

We are offering an exciting way to sponsor the work going on over the summer! Help rebuild raised beds and create a new TK/K teaching garden area by being a Seed Sponsor for $100, Sprout Sponsor for $250, or a Grow sponsor for $400. Please see the flyer for more details about sponsor benefits and come visit me at the open house to become a sponsor or reach out through email. Big thanks to Shannon and Rick Sundberg for championing this amazing opportunity for our teaching garden to better serve the entire student body!

You can also contribute to the Garden Program by purchasing bulbs at http:// PenngroveGardenProgram.fpfundraising.com we will receive 50% of your purchase. This one goes until May15. I will be signing us up for Fall and Winter as well. Check out the website you will want to buy for yourself and your friends!

Looking for more ways to get involved? Come and volunteer! Reach out to me at aortiz@petk12.org for more details. You can volunteer with your kids class, at lunch time to allow kids to be in the garden during break times, or if you just want to get your hands dirty in the garden I will put you to work! Thank you so much to our parent volunteers!

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🎉FIELD DAY IS COMING!🎉

Want to help plan one of the most exciting days of the whole year?

Contact Elizabeth M at fopptavp@gmail for more info

Basketball Camp

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