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Friday Folder – November 6, 2020


November 6, 2020

Dear Dunham Families,

The 1st trimester comes to a close today which means parent/teacher conferences are right around the corner.  Teachers have been and will be sending out more information about setting up these meetings.  I would highly encourage everyone to make sure you attend your student(s) conference.  It serves as a great opportunity for the school and home to communicate and collaborate about helping our kids. 

I would like to give a shout out to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department.  As some of you may have heard, we had a break-in early this week and some items were stolen.  The Sheriff’s Department was able to locate and return them to us within 24 hours.  Thank you Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department!

On Wednesday, November 11, there will be no school in observance of Veteran’s Day.  With no school on both November 11 & 25  materials pick-up and drop-offs on November 4 & 18 will be for two weeks worth of materials.

The book fair officially launches on Monday, November 9.  It is an online fair and is a great way to get kids reading during winter by buying books as holiday gifts!.

Below are announcements about the Create and Donate Fundraiser, the Book Fair and  information from the Petaluma People Service Center about community resources for childcare and rent support during the pandemic. Also, information for logging into the PTO and School Board meeting are below.  Be sure to check these things out.

Take care,

Daniel Hoffman

Superintendent / Principal


PTO – Create and Donate Fun-Raiser

Are you looking for that fun and super easy art project? Maybe a great homemade gift to give over the holidays? Join us for our Create and Donate Fun-Raiser. For $30 each, you’ll receive a wooden sign, the paint color of your choice, and a vinyl sticker with a saying on it. Please see the fliers below, confirm which saying(s) you want and select your paint color. The school receives A minimum 40% back, and we get back more with more signs that sell! These make great gifts or add that little bit of personal flare to your home or office. These are fun and so simple, even the young kids can do it! We will be hosting a zoom meeting on Sunday Nov. 15th so we can all make signs together with some help and guidance, or you can reach out for instructions and do it on your own. Hope to see you there!

PTO – Book Fair!!!

We are thrilled to announce that we are going to be partnering with Copperfield’s Books to provide an Online Book Fair fundraiser for our school!  This is a fabulous opportunity for us to support a local business, while also raising money for much needed resources to help us better support our students and families.  Everything you need to know is attached below.

PTO Meeting

On Tuesday, November 10, at 2:30 PTO will be holding their monthly meeting.  Our PTO continues to work hard and looks for creative ideas for this school year.  Anyone can be a part of PTO, join us on Tuesday via Zoom! 

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 945 1266 7440

Passcode: dragons

Board Meeting

On Tuesday, November 10, at 6:30 (Open Session) we will be having our monthly regular board meeting.  We invite you to join us via Zoom!

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 930 1227 8241

Passcode: 639960

  1. When it comes time to make public comments, per the agenda, use the “Raise your hand” functionality. The attendees will be called upon, their microphone unmuted, and then allowed to make their statement for up to two minutes. At the end of the two minutes, the attendee’s microphone will be muted and the next participant will be called upon.
  2. Speakers must be present in the Zoom meeting when their name is called in order to be given an opportunity to address the Board.
  3. Speakers need to rename their Zoom profile to their real name (first and last) to be allowed into the meeting from the Zoom “lobby.”
  4. Speakers are requested to state their name prior to addressing the Board.
  5. After a speaker completes their public comment or if the two-minute speaker time limit has been reached, the microphone for the speaker’s Zoom profile will be muted.

Click to view: Create and Donate Flyer

Click to view: Create and Donate Information Page

Click to view: Create and Donate Zoom Link

Click to view: Create and Donate Form

Click to view: Create and Donate Inventory Snippets

Click to view: Create and Donate Paint Colors

Click to view: Petaluma People Services Center Program Information Video

Click to view: Petaluma COVID-19 Resources for Families (English)

Click to view: Petaluma COVID-19 Resources for Families (Spanish)

Click to view: Book Fair Flyer

Click to view: Book Fair Parent Letter

Click to view: Book Fair Wish List

Click to view: Book Fair FAQ’s