February 22, 2023
I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend! It felt so good to soak up some Vitamin D!
Please be sure to drop your students off in the family lot in the drop off line, as soon as you pull up to the yellow curb. Dropping off on the road or in the staff lot is not safe.
Reminder that next week is conference week. Our schedule is the Wednesday schedule for the whole week so that our teachers can communicate with families as to your student's progress.
Class pictures will be on Tuesday, March 7th. Ordering info to come soon.
I can't wait to see you all at Bingo this Friday!
Stay awkward, brave and kind!
Penngrove Traffic study link
You may wonder what happens when a student is sent to the office for an unexpected behavior. All staff have been trained how to facilitate restorative conferences. While sitting in a circle, we ask these questions of all parties involved, with the focus on the person who was harmed so we can be sure they feel supported and that they feel the problem has been solved in a manner they feel good about. The questions we ask are:
1. From your perspective, what happened?
2. What were you thinking or feeling at the time?
3. What have you thought about or felt since then?
4. Who has been affected by this and how?
5. What about this has been hardest for you?
6. What needs to be done in order to make things as right as possible?
Sometimes, the situation is not able to be resolved in the moment. In that case, we follow up at a later time to find a resolution. Most of the time, students are able to work through the process and feel validated and heard, so the resolution is simple. At times, we may need your support from home, in which case, you will receive a call from the office.
Productive Mindfulness Workshop- How to Let go of Stress and Anxiety to Optimize Learning
An Interactive, Self-Help Acupressure Workshop
The workshop will take place on Zoom, Thursday, March 9, at 7:00 pm PDT.
The Workshop will be recorded.
- You will need to register for the workshop. Click here to register.
- After you have successfully completed registration, look for a follow-up email with:
- the Zoom link
- Your Workshop Handout
- And, a link to an animated video of a self-help acupressure flow which we will review together
This workshop is part of the Productive Mindfulness School Program, created by Deborah Myers, founder of Deborah Myers Wellness.
The program covers how you can make a difference with your physical, mental, and emotional states of being. And it works for people of ages. There is no cost to you—it is a gift from the PTA!
You will learn how to use self-help acupressure to relieve stress and make life easier for everyone in your life!
There are three parts to the Productive Mindfulness Program:
- First, the teachers attended a workshop on Wednesday, February 15th.
- Second, your students are going to be attending a school assembly on March 1st.
- And the third part is for anyone who wants to take part in the workshop on March 9th.
On March 9th, you will discover how to empower your children to succeed.
The Productive Mindfulness Program Helps:
- Introduce mindfulness to improve health & sleep.
- Improve performance on exams, sports, & music.
- Balance emotions for happier interactions.
The Productive Mindfulness School Program offers practical self-help tools that can be used anytime. In less than 10 minutes a day, students can create a more positive, successful school experience.
In this workshop, you will learn a 9-step self-help acupressure flow.
And you will get energy tips that can make a difference in your well-being on all levels!
And, this is easy, fun, and it is effective too.
The workshop will be recorded and made available to registrants.
I’m thrilled to be offering this opportunity to you! And I hope you will join me!
Call for Classified Subs!
Over the past few weeks, our site has experienced an increase in staffing absences due to the rise in illnesses within our community. As you can imagine, when staff members are unexpectedly absent, we need to move members of our team around to ensure the most critical needs on campus are met. We are hoping to find some parents, family members, and community members to bridge the gap with our staffing shortages.
How can you help?
We are in need of classified substitutes particularly in the following positions:
- Crossing guard (M-F, 7:50-8:20 on Old Adobe Rd by the Redwood Grove)
Instructional assistants (working with students in a classroom setting, with students 1:1, in TK classrooms, special education etc.)
Office support (clerical, answering phones, attendance, secretarial duties)
Yard supervisors (facilitating play with students during lunch and recess, ensuring student safety, providing a nurturing play environment) Beginning after Spring Break- we are in need of a yard staff from 11:30-1:30!
If you are willing to substitute in any of the positions mentioned above, please email Ursula Perez Lopez at email@example.com. Ursula and our Human Resources team will provide you with fingerprinting instructions and the district will even cover the cost of fingerprinting! After your fingerprints are clear, Ursula will work with you to complete your paperwork which takes about 20 minutes. Finally, you’ll become a fan favorite at school when you swoop in to save the day the next time someone calls in sick or needs to be absent.
Hello, Penngrove Families! We are over halfway through the school year... which also means it's time to plan for next year!
Please click here to access the Intent to Return form. With enrollment open and the next school year right around the corner, we are starting to think about placements for next year. Whether you plan to return to Penngrove or not, we're asking for you to complete this form no later than Wednesday, 2/15.
Please reach out to Mrs. Marcy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 778-4755 if you have any questions.
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.)
The esteemed, super fun PCS soccer league is made possible only through the generosity of parent volunteers to coach the kids, so we need your help. We are looking for volunteers at each elementary school to help coach teams. If you are interested, please contact Brian Dufour at email@example.com for more information. What better way to bring our community together than by coaching students in a teambuilding sport and having them laugh and play together with schools across the district. Just like our players, coaches do not need any prior coaching experience as we will train you and support you along the way.
Please see this message about dates times, and additional info.
BINGO is coming to Penngrove!
Join us on Friday, February 24th for a night of BINGO!
Pizza & Drinks will be available for purchase
There are a limited number of tickets for this event,
so be sure to RSVP early
(and RSVPs are REQUIRED for this event)
Interested in helping out at Bingo Night?
We would love your participation!
Click here to sign up- https://bit.ly/PennBingoNightTeam
January's 1000+ Minute Readers!
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PETALUMA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION INTRODUCES NEW ⭐ BITE-SIZED LEARNING SERIES
Join Us for the First of Our New Quarterly Lunch Hour Lessons Exploring
Topics Related to Education & Resources For Today’s Families
PETALUMA, CA, February 13, 2023 – Each quarter, in collaboration with guest presenters, the
Petaluma Educational Foundation (PEF) will host the free Bite-Sized Learning Series
discussing current trends and resources related to Education.
PEF kicks off this new quarterly lunch hour learning lessons program on March 10, 2023, at 12:00
p.m. Our first Bite-Sized Learning topic is “The Cost of College & Saving for Your Child’s
Education,” presented by Craig Walker, a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Petaluma. Walker
is also a PEF board member and Chair of the PEF Planned Giving Committee. The one-hour
presentation is free to attend in person or via Zoom. A light lunch will be provided to registered
guests attending the presentation in person. This inaugural lunch hour lesson will take place at
1425 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma.
The Cost of College & Saving for Your Child’s Education program will cover questions to consider as you establish a college savings plan, strategies to help you reach your goal, and features and benefits of various education savings plans. You can register for the program here or contact PEF at 707.778.4632 for more information.
About the Petaluma Educational Foundation:
The Petaluma Educational Foundation’s vision is to create impactful educational opportunities for
all students in our community. Our mission funds programs that promote critical thinking, creativity,
student well-being, and lifelong learning. The Foundation raises funds from individuals and
business partnerships. Launched in 1982, PEF has awarded $ 8,657,520 to schools and students
through the annual PEF Impact Grant and PEF Scholarship programs. PEF is designated by the
Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization. Our tax
ID# is 94-2847212.
PAC Youth Art Show
Please use this link and fill out the form.
Art submission is due March 1
Show runs from: March 23-April 29
Looking forward to seeing all the amazing youth art!
Petaluma Arts Center
La presentación de arte vence el 1 de marzo.
El espectáculo va desde: 23 de marzo al 29 de abril
¡Espero ver todo el increíble arte juvenil!
Centro de Artes Petaluma
Comité de Educación
Rivertown Hoops Team Registration
Inspired by other successful 3 on 3 tournaments in the northwest, the Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC) decided to create the premier 3 on 3 basketball tournament in Northern California. Identifying the need for people to be active, often in smaller urban areas, the idea of hosting an outdoor 3 on 3 basketball tournament was cultivated. The tournament will act as a fundraising
mechanism to rehabilitate local basketball courts and encourage people of all ages to participate in the greatest sport ever created.
The inaugural tournament will be held Saturday, March 18,2023 at Petaluma Junior High School. We are expecting at least 88 teams this year. All non-profits who participate in the tournament, by supplying volunteers, will receive a portion of the profits.
NOTHIN' BUT NET 38th Annual BASKETBALL CAMP Summer 2023
This is our 38th year of Nothin' But Net. Co-Directors are Coach Doug Johnson, former Petaluma Girls Varsity Coach and Coach Eric Hoppes, former Petaluma Boys Varsity Coach. Many players on local high school teams have attended Nothin’ But Net. We are committed to small group instruction, with groups of 8-10 campers to allow maximum instruction. Local coaches and players will assist at camp. For Information call: Coach Hoppes at 766-9963 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See flyer or check out the website for full details.
🐾 Meals are free for all students 🐾
Breakfast & Lunch Menus - February
Penngrove Elementary - Home of the #PennPanthers
Location: 365 Adobe Road, Penngrove, CA, USA
Phone: (707) 778-4755