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Principal’s Message


Posted: 10/11/2017

Dear Families,

It is with utter sadness and grief I communicate with you all while raging wildfires continue to ravage Northern California. We are experiencing what appears to be the most catastrophic event in California’s history and I am saddened to my core to see such devastation and loss for so many.

Please know that school will be open on Tuesday 10.17.17 for students to return. If there is a change in that status you will all be notified via the PCS communication system. With conditions being so volatile and changing by the minute, it is hard to know whether this will happen or not.

I cannot begin to thank enough … the first responders, enforcement agencies, volunteers, and all those in the community who are giving so much to so many in their time of need. It is especially at times like this that community is needed and Petaluma is rising to the challenge once again. May you all feel comfort in knowing that when your students return to school, staff will be ready to greet them with warmth and caring as everyone will share in the gratitude of being together and enjoying community. We hope to make cards for those who are suffering and those who are helping in so many ways.

May you be blessed and with those who love you at this difficult time. Say a prayer for humanity.

In Partnership Always,

Fran Hansell