Penngrove Press

October 24, 2018

What's Happening at Penngrove?

Message from your PTA

PTA Membership Drive ends on October 31st! Congrats to Mrs. Law & Mrs. Sartori's class for having 108% PTA participation! This means more than 1 parent, any even grandparents, have joined PTA to support our school. Mrs. Judson’s class is in second place at 96% enrollment and Ciccotelli’s class is close behind with 92% enrollment. Remember, the Harvest Festival is free for all PTA members!

Will Law/Sartori win the class party?? We'll see!

The class with the highest percentage of PTA members will win a party of their choice! You should have an email from the online membership system, TOTEM, where you can download your membership card. Please email with any questions or technical difficulties.

The deadline is fast approaching for the PTA Reflections Contest . . . . Nov 1st at 3:30pm. Entries are due in at the school office. This year's theme is "Heroes Around Me" and may be interpreted through any of these six categories: Dance, Music, Film, Photography, Visual Arts, Literature.

Who is a Hero to you? Can kids be Heroes? Submission guidelines and entry forms were sent home before Fall Break and extra copies can be picked up from outside the office.

Please email for more information. For inspiration, visit the Reflections online gallery showcasing past years work from around the district Good luck and have fun!

BYLAWS -- the new and updated PTA bylaws are in the school office for Penngrove families to read. Please email questions to

Please mark your calendar -- Our next PTA Association Meeting will be November 5th at 6pm, Room 3.

What’s on your mind?

Please email your questions, comments, ideas, revelations:

Heads Up: Parents Night Out coming soon! See flyer below for info and click on it to register!

Harvest Festival This Weekend!

Our annual Harvest Festival is this Saturday, October 27th 11am - 2pm!

This is always a fan favorite with our families! Don't miss out!

There will be games, activities, face painting, food, and fun! Our 6th graders will be putting on an amazing Haunted House. Also there will be treats, baked goods, drinks, and cotton candy to purchase. Proceeds help send our 6th graders to camp.

Each classroom has been assigned a game. Please be sure to sign up here for your shift & help your student’s class. We would LOVE your donations of candy and/or apples for this event! Please bring them to the office now through 10/26. Do you have a Pop Up Tent? Please consider lending it to the event! If you have one to lend, please email or bring it to the office marked with your name and phone number.

The Harvest Festival is free to all families who have a PTA membership. If you're not a member yet, don't worry, you can pay at the door for entrance or a membership.

See you there!

Message from Outdoor Education, Class of 2019

We only have a few more fundraisers to go before we have raised all the money to send our 6th graders to camp in April!

Penngrove tradition continues as our 6th grade puts on the annual Haunted House at this weekend's Harvest Festival (Sat, Oct 27 11am-2pm). Please come check out all their hard work and get ready for some spooooooky fun.

6th grade will also be hosting our bake sale and cotton candy machine at the Harvest Festival. Stop by and purchase some sweet treats. All proceeds go directly towards Outdoor Education.

Thank you for your continued support of Outdoor Ed, Class of 2019! Woo Woo!

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Comedy Fundraiser for Outdoor Education!

We are mixing it up a bit this year with a fun event for adults! If you like to laugh and need a night out, come check out our lineup of local comedians! We hear these folks are a lot of fun and are so excited for the show.

When: Sunday, Nov 11, 7pm

Where: Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park

Cost: $15

Tickets will be sold by students in the upcoming weeks and are available in the office.

Invite your friends as this is not limited to Penngrove Elementary parents. Grab some dinner at Sally Tomatoes before the show. Drinks are available to purchase as well. Proceeds (from the comedy show only) will help send our 6th graders to camp.

See flyer above for all the details! Hope to see you there!

Our next family fun night is all about stem!

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Mark your calendars for our Family STEM Night on 11/8 from 5:30-7pm. Just like last year, we'll provide self-paced activities where your child can teach YOU about the fun, hands-on learning that has been happening in STEM! We look forward to seeing you there.

Message from Penngrove's Art Enrichment Program

During the month of October all classes are working on projects inspired by Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and Fall. Look for samples from each grade level to be hung in our office hallway soon. Art will be up until sometime in November.

Kinder: Painted Pumpkins

1st: Dia de los Muertos Q-tip Calacas

2nd: Dia de los Muertos Calaveras Masks

3rd: Dia de los Muertos Calacas

4th: Halloween Silhouettes

5th: Spooky Trees

6th: The Scream

Message from our Mentor Me Program

Hello Penngrove parents and families. As we are knocking on the door of the holiday season, some of us may be pondering how to give back. You may be thinking how do I give a gift that has meaning, rather than another disposable item? One way you can make a huge difference is to take one hour a week to become a mentor. Change a life, experience the joy of becoming a mentor. We currently have 8 children on our waitlist at Penngrove Elementary School. Just waiting to meet you, your parents, grandparents, neighbors - whomever may have that one hour a week to spend with one of our amazing students. If you have any questions or interests please contact Sarah Keiser 707-332-5969

Message from the Library

Our first ever Copperfield's Book Fair will be held in the library the week of Nov. 5-9 during parent teacher conferences. All proceeds will go towards new books for the library!! We're excited to offer our families something to do on early release days!

6th Grade Outdoor Ed will also be present selling chatskies (pencils, erasers, bookmarks, emojis, slime, and more!) to help send kids to camp!

Yearbook updates

Our 2018-19 yearbook is underway! Order forms are in the office so don't wait until the last minute this year. Yearbooks are $16 for PTA members, $20 for non-members.

Does your student enjoy art? We are kicking off our Yearbook Cover Art Contest! This contest is open to all grade levels. Winning art will be featured on the front cover. Runners up on the back cover. All entries will be present somewhere in the yearbook.

Contest guidelines:

1. Open to all great levels at Penngrove

2. There is no theme, be as creative as you can!

3. Art must be done on unlined 8 1/2 x 11 paper (PORTRAIT layout)

4. All styles accepted (paint, colored pencils, crayons, pastels, markers)

5. Using a lot of color is recommended

6. Art should include the words "Penngrove Elementary 2018-19 Yearbook"

7. Student name, grade, and teacher should be written on the back of entry

8. Submit your entry in the office, ATTN: Yearbook

9. Winner receives a FREE yearbook!

Deadline to enter is January 11, 2019

Have fun and good luck!

Silver Graphics Order Forms Coming Soon!

Our art fundraiser through Silver Graphics is underway! Order forms will be sent home next week. Your child's art will be featured on the order forms along with information on how to order products with the art printed on them. Orders will be received just in time for Christmas.

Products that can be ordered include:

- Coffee mugs

- Notepads

- Shopping bags

- Cell phone cases

- Mouse pads

- Stickers

- Water bottles

- Much more!

All proceeds go directly back into the Penngrove Elementary art program to buy supplies for future art projects. Thank you for your support of the Art Enrichment program.

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Lifeskills awarded September 5, 2018

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Lifeskills awarded September 12, 2018

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Lifeskills Awarded September 19, 2018

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