Penngrove Press

May 22nd, 2019

Congrats, Mrs. Buschman! You rock!

It is with mixed emotions that I share some news with you about our very own, Jaime Buschman. After teaching at Penngrove for 11 years, Mrs. Buschman has accepted a new position within our District as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA). Mrs. Buschman was selected for this position for a variety of reasons including her can-do spirit, her passion for findings solutions, and her ability to lead others while facilitating collaboration and improvement planning. She will specifically be providing support for Petaluma City Schools that meet criteria in an area called Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI). We will miss Mrs. Buschman but are so excited for her new adventure!

~Mrs. Fadeji

-$700,000 Lost Due To Declining Attendance -

We Need Your Help

This year, the School District lost over $700,000 due to declining attendance throughout grades TK-12. These losses directly affect programs at each school. We need your help turning this trend around:

  1. If you are taking a family vacation during the 2019-20 school year, please take it in April and/or May.

Rationale: Every day your child is absent, regardless of the reason, reduces the school budget between $50-$55 per absence, per day.

On April 1, our attendance reporting changes. Any missed days between April and May reduces the school budget by approximately $1 per student, per day. Yes... $1. Please help us avoid cutting programs by scheduling your vacations accordingly.

  1. If you are going to be gone for consecutive days, you are eligible to sign up for independent study. Each school has an independent study coordinator that can assist you. Only completed independent study packets receive full attendance credit.

Caution: All short-term absences, even excused absences, penalizes the school at a rate of $50-$55 per student, per day.

Our #1 reason for absences are for short-term vacations and days missed for appointments, not for student illness. The District gets funding for any portion of a day a student is in attendance, so please try to start and/or end your day at school if at all possible!

We are asking all families to make attendance a priority for next year. Our programs depend on it! Thank you!

Lifeskill Winners Wed., May 15th

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Field Day is This Tuesday, May 28th!

This year’s Field Day is going to be filled with some AMAZING activities and games. We need YOUR help to make this happen!

Below is a list of supplies still needed. If you are able to volunteer to help, please email Jackie Fletcher. Thank you in advance!

Are younger siblings allowed at Field Day?

If you attend field day and will have a younger sibling with you, please arrange for childcare during your volunteer shift, should you choose to volunteer. Due to liability reasons, only current #pennpanthers are allowed to participate in any field day activities. As always, younger siblings should be supervised at ALL times. Our elementary aged children play as such, and they are not expecting small children to be in their path of excitement. Thank you for your partnership!


Here is a copy of the informational flier coming home this week. Please take a look so you can know what to expect as well as how to prepare and what to pack on Field Day.

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Congratulations to the TOP Box Top supporters for the 2018-2019 school year!

June Mertens

Kylie Rosenhahn

Johanna Hagler

Kiran Szatlocky

Connor Borges

Cambrie Morelli

Ethan Hunt

Tri Tip Dinner Drive Thru - pick up your order on Thursday!

Thursday, May 23rd ~ pick up from 3pm-5:30pm at Penngrove Elementary School, 365 Adobe Road, Penngrove (Upper Teacher Parking Lot ~ Just relax in your car and go through the dive thru pickup line!!). Dinner includes: Whole Tri Tip, Beans, Salad and Bread (Plenty to Feed a family of 4-6 People) ~ Thank you, 6th Grade Class of 2020

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