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Principal’s Message

Spring is in the Air

Posted: 3/20/2017

Dear Families,

I do hope you are enjoying spring break with your family and friends. Although the rain has not left us it seems … it is so wonderful to see the blossoms on the trees and the lush green carpet all around.

Our annual PTA Cherry Jubilee is on 4.8.17 from 5:30-10:30 pm at the historic Petaluma Hotel. This promises to be a great evening for adults only as we embrace an Eighties theme.  There will be the usual amazing art pieces for silent auction and I hear a self-made go-cart! The staff and parents have been busy making beautiful products that are sure to draw a lot of interest and hopefully donations … as there are many things being considered on the Fund-a-Need portion of the evening.  Many thanks to the committee that has been working hard to bring this event to fruition under the guidance of president Gabriella St. Clair.

Grades 3-8 will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment in April and May. Please make sure your student comes to school well rested and with a good breakfast. We will start the testing the second week back after break and hope to have 100% participation. All students will be taking the test on iPads/Chrome Books as they did last year and we are excited to see how much the students have learned over the course of the year.

Save the Date 5.3.17 Art in the Quad! The morning of May 3rd will be an time for all K-8 students to experience hands-on art activities and enjoy some performing artists. If you are interested in volunteering your help at an art station please email Gena Richman grichman@petk12.org, Lisa Damico ldamico@petk12.org or Fran Hansell at fhansell@ petk12.org. Come and enjoy a great morning focused on art and stay for lunch with your child/ren at the weekly salad bar.

Enjoy the break and see you back at school at 8:20 am on 4.3.17.

In partnership always,

Fran Hansell