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Ms. Penny Appleford’s Blog
Penny Appleford graduated from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks with a B.A. in Marketing and Advertising. Following her graduation she worked as a fragrance buyer and financial planner for the South West Region for Nordstrom. After realizing her dream of being a buyer she wanted to fulfill her second dream of being a teacher. She continued her education at CSUN receiving her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. After receiving her credential she was the Reading and Math Specialist at Meadows Elementary for two years. Then she moved on, to Pinecrest School in Thousand Oaks and taught fifth grade for the next two years. Currently she is at MATES, where she has taught kindergarten and is currently teaching second grade. Penny lives with her family in Thousand Oaks. She has three children and they have all attended Meadows Elementary and now MATES. Her passions are her family, art, children and exercise. She earned her Masters Degree in Education in 2012.

Recent Posts

Memo Pizza Party

Hello Parents,
I sent home a memo on Friday, but I wanted to send out a reminder about Room 7's pizza party tomorrow during lunch. Please see the attached memo.
Thank you,
Mrs. Dingman
A picture of the students with A.J. Applejax during their extra recess they earned from all the pledges received for the class. He played dodgeball with the students.
Thank you to all the parents for helping the children with their costumes for today and the delicious, healthy snack after the parade. We have Crazy Sock day tomorrow, Thursday, as a reward for the students working hard to help our school through APEX.
Thank you again,
Mrs. Dingman

Newsletter May 2018

Hello Parents,
The field trip is May 29th to the Channel Islands Harbor. We will be leaving the school at approximately 8:30.
Also, the children will get to see Captain Karl who will be bringing his touch tank with sea animals to Mates on May 21st. 
Thank you,
Ms. Appleford

STEAM night

Hello parents,
I just wanted to remind you that STEAM night is tonight at Mates. It will be from 6-8.
Thank you and I hope to see you there!
Ms. Appleford

Rural Communities by Gwyneth, Colin, Ava, Noah and Ravelle

Please watch our video on rural communities.