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September 17, 2018

Dear Peterson Families,

What an amazing first Spirit Day!! We started off with Dance Friday and a lot of smiles! Our Primary classroom winner is Mrs. Munn’s class with 93% of the students participating and our Intermediate classroom winner is Ms. Falck’s class with 100% participation! They will enjoy an extra recess tomorrow. Our Primary grade level winner was Second Grade with 85% participation and our Intermediate grade level winner was Third Grade with 75% participation! Those two grade levels will get to choose where they sit tomorrow during lunch.

I have an update on the crosswalks and I truly appreciate everyone’s patience with this! The city hopes to begin the work at the end of September/early October. The crosswalks will be:

  • Mahogany and Chinaberry – North Leg
  • Chinaberry and Honey Locust – West Leg
  • Winterberry and Honey Locust – North Leg
  • Winterberry and Honey Locust – South Leg
  • Winterberry and Honey Locust – East Leg
  • Winterberry and Honey Locust – West Leg
  • Shumard Lane between Corktree and Carpenter (trail crossing)

New bike racks have been ordered and I am working with the district to have them installed on the east side of the building. I will continue to update you on this as I receive updates!

Next week, I will be sending out a Parent Engagement survey. The purpose of the survey is to learn about what types of activities/events you would like to see at Peterson, the best days and times for parents and families to participate and to obtain suggestions on how we can continue to increase our parent/family engagement.

Procedures for Rating Scales or Releases
I wanted to take a moment and be sure you were aware of proper procedures when you request your classroom teacher to complete rating scales or release educationally relevant materials to an outside provider/source:

  1. Be sure you have filled out a complete District #204 release of information form. This will allow us to send any forms/scale/reports/student information DIRECTLY TO THE PROVIDER. So, when filling out the form, please include the provider’s full name and title, their address, their phone and fax numbers.
  2. Do not send or have your child bring forms directly to their teacher. Please give these types of scales/forms to Mrs. Witkowski, the Student Services Coordinator or Don Sweeney, School Psychologist WITH the completed release of information form. They will be sure to get materials to the teacher once we have the proper releases filled out.
  3. Please know the original rating scale(s)/form(s) will be either mailed or faxed directly to the provider. A copy of the packet (release and scales/reports) will also be provided to you.
  4. Please plan ahead. To assure teachers and the Peterson staff have proper time to distribute/complete/send materials, allow at least a SEVEN DAY window before you are to meet with the provider. In the past, people would bring in scales, without releases, and expect these to be done the next day. Please work with us to assure proper handling of these materials.
  5. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Witkowski or Mr. Sweeney.

Back by Popular Demand - - our Spirit Wear shop!!!
PTA has opened up our spirit wear shop again. Don’t delay and miss out on placing an order. Head to www.petersonpta.membershiptoolkit.com and start shopping today.

  • Click on “My Account” then find “Spirit wear."
  • Sale ends September 21st - our goal is to get your apparel to you by our next spirit day, Friday, October 12th.
  • All orders are final so please double check sizing charts before submitting.
  • Spirit wear will be delivered to your child's classroom.

Questions? Contact Emily @ limabeanem@aol.com

Third-Party Educational Programs:
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:
Peterson: NanoBeasts STEM & Robotics

Upcoming Events:

  • September 18th – Fall Picture Day
  • October 8th – No School – Columbus Day
  • October 10th – National Walk to School Day (More information will be coming soon!)
  • October 11th – PTA Meeting at 9:15 in MPR
  • October 13th – Monster Mash Bash 1:00-3:00pm

Best,
Allison Landstrom

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September 10, 2018

Dear Peterson Families,

Don’t forget this Friday is our first Spirit Day of the year and I look forward to seeing all of our students in purple and gold!

Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding during the bad weather last week! Please note, no child will be counted as tardy when we have weather that causes our arrival process to slow down.

We look forward to seeing you at Curriculum Night this Wednesday, September 12th! The classroom presentations will consist of 2 sessions with both sessions containing the same information. We repeat the sessions for those of you who have more than one child in our school. Session A will be from 6:30 – 7:00 and Session B will be from 7:15 – 7:45. This evening is for parents only. It is a time for parents to learn about their child(ren)’s classroom teacher’s philosophy, expectations, and teaching techniques for the year. The teacher will also give a general overview of the curriculum as well as the learning goals for the grade level. You will receive specific information from your child’s teacher on the location of your presentation.

There are some all school frameworks that I would like to highlight for you! The first one is our intervention block, called Guided Literacy Instruction (GLI). GLI will be used for all areas of literacy: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. There will be flexible groupings across classrooms within a grade level based on student need. These needs will be determined by assessments, teacher observations, and/or student choice.

The second framework is Class Meetings. Class Meetings support our students’ Social Emotional Learning. All classroom teachers will have a Class Meeting at least once a week. The purpose of these meetings is to:

  • Set a tone for respectful and engaged learning in a climate of trust
  • Build and enhance connections among students and between students and teachers
  • Merge academic, social, and emotional learning
  • Motivate students by addressing the human need to feel a sense of significance and belonging, and to have fun

Finally, with the introduction of 1:1 Chromebooks in Grades 2-5, all students will have increased and easier access to technology use. Any technology, including computers and Chromebooks, is used when it is needed. Technology supports and enhances the learning in the classroom. Students will still complete paper/pencil activities, read books, and collaborate face to face with one another! If you have any questions about any of these frameworks, please contact me!

Panther Points Newsletter:
Don Sweeney is the school psychologist for Peterson. He has been in District #204 since 2001 and has worked at many elementary and middle school here. He also has worked in Schaumburg District 54 and Lake Zurich District 95. Prior to becoming a school psychologist, he worked as a clinical psychologist in hospitals and private practice settings. He also has been a college instructor for 26 years including 22 years currently at the College of DuPage. Panther Points will be a monthly informational newsletter for parents to help make them aware of some of the mental health challenges seen in schools. This information is another way our school district wants to help build a strong school-community collaboration to deal with issues that may impact child development and educational growth. The Panther Points newsletter is attached to this email.

Third-Party Educational Programs:
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:
Peterson: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club
Peterson: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes
Peterson: NanoBeasts STEM & Robotics

Upcoming Events:

  • September 12th – Curriculum Night: Session A will be from 6:30 – 7:00 and Session B will be from 7:15 – 7:45
  • September 13th – PTA Meeting at 9:15 in MPR
  • September 13th – Boy Scouts School Rally Night
  • September 14th – Spirit Day
  • September 18th – Fall Picture Day
  • October 8th – No School – Columbus Day
  • October 11th – PTA Meeting at 9:15 in MPR
  • October 13th – Monster Mash Bash 1:00-3:00pm

Best,
Allison Landstrom


File attachments:
Panther Points September 2018.pdf


 

September 3, 2018

Dear Peterson Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying the Labor Day weekend and remember, there’s no school tomorrow! Last week, you should have received a letter explaining our Benchmark Assessments that are given in September (Fall), January (Winter), and May (Spring). A copy of the letter is attached to this email. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Curriculum Night:
Curriculum Night is on Wednesday, September 12th from 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm. The classroom presentations will consist of 2 sessions with both sessions containing the same information. We repeat the sessions for those of you who have more than one child in our school. Session A will be from 6:30 – 7:00 and Session B will be from 7:15 – 7:45. This evening is for parents only. It is a time for parents to learn about their child(ren)’s classroom teacher’s philosophy, expectations, and teaching techniques for the year. The teacher will also give a general overview of the curriculum as well as the learning goals for the grade level. You will receive specific information from your child’s teacher on the location of your presentation.

Lunch Reminders:
Please remember to send your child with a spoon or a fork if they are bringing cold lunch. Also, please do not use glass containers when packing your child’s lunch. Glass containers pose a safety hazard if they accidentally fall on the floor and break.

Third-Party Educational Programs:
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:
Peterson: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club
Peterson: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes

Peterson: NanoBeasts STEM & Robotics

Upcoming Events:

  • September 3rd – No School – Labor Day
  • September 4th – Fall Benchmark Assessments Begin
  • September 6th – WatchDOGS Kick-off Meeting at 6:00pm in MPR
  • September 12th – Curriculum Night: Session A will be from 6:30 – 7:00 and Session B will be from 7:15 – 7:45
  • September 13th – PTA Meeting at 9:15 in MPR
  • September 13th – Boy Scouts School Rally Night
  • September 14th – Spirit Day
  • September 18th – Fall Picture Day

Best,
Allison Landstrom


File attachments:
2019 aimswebPlus Notification Letter.pdf

 


August 27, 2018

Dear Peterson Families,

It was a wonderful first week of school! The students learned about our expectations, routines, and most importantly – each other!

Thank you so very much to all of the amazing staff and PTA volunteers who helped to make our arrival and dismissal as smooth as possible!! A couple of items related to arrival/dismissal:

  • All consistent car riders, who have completed a Car Rider form will have their number and orange sign by Tuesday this week.
  • If your child will be a consistent Car Rider, please make sure you have filled out the Car Rider form. It is attached to this email.
  • Please do not park on Honey Locust Drive during arrival and dismissal.
  • If you’re walking or riding your bike, make sure to stay on the sidewalk. Please do not ride through neighbor’s yards.
  • Remember to walk your bike once you are on school grounds.
  • Please wait for the Crossing Guards to signal with the stop sign that it is safe to cross the street before doing so.

Curriculum Night:
Curriculum Night is on Wednesday, September 12th from 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm. The classroom presentations will consist of 2 sessions with both sessions containing the same information. We repeat the sessions for those of you who have more than one child in our school. Session A will be from 6:30 – 7:00 and Session B will be from 7:15 – 7:45. This evening is for parents only. It is a time for parents to learn about their child(ren)’s classroom teacher’s philosophy, expectations, and teaching techniques for the year. The teacher will also give a general overview of the curriculum as well as the learning goals for the grade level. You will receive specific information from your child’s teacher on the location of your presentation.

WatchD.O.G.S Program:
This week is the week you can sign up to be a Peterson WatchD.O.G.S! Again this year you will have two options:

Option #1 is an Instructional Watchdog where you will spend time in the classroom with your child and also another classroom at Peterson. Instructional Watchdogs slots are Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:40am - 10:45am (and longer if you stay for lunch/recess). This option will also allow you to participate in your child’s lunch and recess period.

Option #2 provides supervision during your child’s lunch and recess period only. There are two slots available Monday - Friday and you can attend all lunches or just the lunches for your children. The lunch schedule is as follows:

  • 5th - 10:45-11:20
  • 3rd - 11:15-11:50
  • 4th - 11:45-12:20
  • 2nd - 12:15-12:50
  • 1st - 12:45-1:20
  • KDG - 1:15-1:50

The sign up for Option #1 will be sent out by Mrs. Landstrom at noon on August 29th and for Option #2 by Mrs. Landstrom at noon on August 30th. New this year - if you are a PTA member for 2018-2019 (your membership dues have been paid) you will have the option of signing up 24 hours for both options. PTA members will receive their email from the PTA. We have lots Dads who are new to Peterson who would love the opportunity to be a Watchdog - if you have been able to be a Watchdog for the last several years please consider not signing up as an Instructional Watchdog so that someone else can have this experience. If you have any questions please email Leslie Shepherd at watchdogs.peterson@gmail.com

Team IPEF Kids Marathon (Register now-Deadline is 9/3):
Want a great way to get your children ready for their school PTA’s fall fun runs and to encourage healthy activity for a good cause? Register them to participate as a charity hero with Team IPEF in the Naperville Kids Marathon. Students ages 5-13 commit to running 25 miles (one mile at a time) until October 19 and track their miles. On Saturday, October 20, they run the final 1.2 miles at Naperville North High School on a portion of the course used by Team IPEF runners in the Naperville Half Marathon the following day. All participants receive a Team IPEF shirt, race shirt and finisher medal. Register online at IPEF and select the school your child will represent. Cost is $44 and includes race registration and a $26 tax-deductible donation. This year, IPEF is proud to partner with Mathnasium who will award $1,000 to the school with the most kids registered.

Third-Party Educational Programs:
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:
Peterson: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Peterson: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes

Upcoming Events:

  • August 31st – No School – Institute Day
  • September 3rd – No School – Labor Day
  • September 12th – Curriculum Night:
    • Session A will be from 6:30 – 7:00 and Session B will be from 7:15 – 7:45
  • September 13th – PTA Meeting at 9:15 in MPR
  • September 13th – Boy Scouts School Rally Night
  • September 14th – Spirit Day
  • September 18th – Fall Picture Day

Best,
Allison Landstrom


File attachments:
Car Rider form.pdf

 

August 20, 2018

 

Dear Peterson Families,

 

It was wonderful to see so many of you at Meet and Greet on Thursday! We so excited for our year to begin! Thank you to those of you who have turned in your Arrival/Dismissal form. If you haven’t done so, please make sure we have it on Tuesday. The form is attached below. This newsletter contains some of the information from last week, but there are also new items that have been included.

A note about parking on Tuesday and Wednesday. As in the past, for the first two days of school, all students will be lining up out on the blacktop. This is a wonderful way to begin the year! I would ask you to avoid parking on Winterberry (street right behind the school) and Chinaberry (street in front and to the west of the school) as parking on these streets will interfere with car drop off and busses.

We have students walking and biking to school this year. Please see below for important safety tips for motorists from the Naperville Police Department.

 

Important First Day Information:
The First Day of School for students in Grades 1 – 5 is Tuesday August 21st. Our Kindergarten students will come for a Kindergarten Visitation – see information below. Kindergarten Students will start on for their first full day of kindergarten on Wednesday, August 22nd.

Kindergarten Students will not ride the bus to school on Tuesday, August 21st. Instead, we invite you to bring your child to kindergarten on the first day for a thirty-minute orientation. This visit will familiarize your child with his/her new classroom, let him/her meet the teacher, and will prepare all of our students on their first day of school on August 22nd. Please plan your visit according to your last name and the schedule listed below:

o 9:30 – 10:00 A – D

o 10:00 – 10:30 E – H

o 10:30 – 11:00 I – L

o 11:00 – 11:30 M – Q

o 11:30 – 12:00 R – Z

Parent-Student Handbook:
Here Peterson’s Parent/Student Handbook. Within the handbook is a link to District 204’s handbook. Please take the time to read both. They contain information regarding policies and procedures of both Peterson and our District.

First “Dinner” Night of the Year:
Let’s start off the year with a sweet treat! Yogurt Beach is hosting our first fundraiser for the year on Monday, August 20th all day. Grab all of your family and friends and stop by Yogurt Beach. Just mention Peterson Elementary at the checkout. Come out and support Peterson, as 30% of the proceeds will go back to our school.

Spirit Wear:
The 2018-2019 school year is here, and with a new school year comes new spirit wear designs!! This year you will find plenty of options, so you can get your spirit wear apparel the way you really want. Think glitter, performance shirts, and comfy sweatshirts/hoodies, personalization options are also available.

This year ALL spirit wear orders will be done ONLINE ONLY through Membership Tool Kit. Log on to your account, click on "MY ACCOUNT", then scroll down until you see Spirit Wear, then start shopping today!! https://petersonpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home Sale ends August 24th so orders can be created and delivered before our first spirit day on Friday, September 14th. Click here for the flyer:

Safety Tips for Motorists:
The Naperville Police Department has provided safety tips for motorists as children will once again be walking to school through neighborhoods, waiting at bus stops and being dropped off at schools by parents. The beginning of the school year is an especially important time to check your driving behavior and ensure you are practicing the safest driving habits. Motorists can assist with keeping children safe when headed back-to-school by following these tips:

  • Plan ahead and leave home earlier than normal to allow enough time to reach your destination without rushing.
  • Always come to a complete stop at stop signs, and be sure to check carefully for children on sidewalks and in crosswalks before proceeding. Be sure to obey crossing guards and student safety patrols.
  • Slow Down! Remember, school speed zones are reduced for a reason. When entering a school zone, slow down to 20 mph and be extra alert for children on foot and on bicycles.
  • Being cautious when approaching school buses. It is illegal to proceed around a school bus with the stop sign arm engaged. Please be patient as children enter and exit school buses.
  • Eliminate distractions. Leave time in the morning to eat and groom before entering your vehicle and stay off the phone while driving. As a reminder, Illinois bans the use of all hand-held devices while driving in Illinois as well as texting while driving.
  • Follow each school’s traffic and parking plans and signage. If you have questions or want more information on your school’s traffic and parking plan, please contact your school.
  • Lock your car doors and remove valuables before exiting your vehicle at schools and daycares. Even if you’ll only be gone for a brief time, leaving valuables in plain sight or leaving your doors unlocked is an invitation for thieves.
  • Talk to your teen. According to AAA, nearly one in four fatal crashes involving teen drivers occur during the after-school hours of 3 to 7 p.m. Remind them to slow down, reduce distractions and be aware of their surroundings.

Team IPEF Kids Marathon: (Register now-Deadline is 9/3)
Want a great way to get your children ready for their school PTA’s fall fun runs and to encourage healthy activity for a good cause? Register them to participate as a charity hero with Team IPEF in the Naperville Kids Marathon. Students ages 5-13 commit to running 25 miles (one mile at a time) until October 19 and track their miles. On Saturday, October 20, they run the final 1.2 miles at Naperville North High School on a portion of the course used by Team IPEF runners in the Naperville Half Marathon the following day. All participants receive a Team IPEF shirt, race shirt and finisher medal. Register online at IPEF and select the school your child will represent. Cost is $44 and includes race registration and a $26 tax-deductible donation. This year, IPEF is proud to partner with Mathnasium who will award $1,000 to the school with the most kids registered.

Hot Lunch:
District 204’s hot lunch vendor is OrganicLife. For school lunch menus, please visit: http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/SchoolLunches

You may check your child’s balance or create a new account by visiting: http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/OnlineMealPayments. You must have your child’s ID number to complete this process. Please contact the school office if you do not have your child’s ID number. If your child had a balance from last year’s account, it will automatically roll over to their current lunch account.

The Free Lunch and Fee waiver applications may found online at Fee Waiver Information. If you should need any more information about our school lunch program, please visit the following website: http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/SchoolLunches

Third-Party Educational Programs:
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:
Peterson: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Peterson: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes

Upcoming Events:

  • August 21st – First day of school for 1st – 5th Grades/Kindergarten visitations
  • August 22nd – First full day for Kindergarten students
  • August 23rd – 1:1 Chromebook Presentation for 2nd – 5th Grade Parents at 6:00pm (More detailed info will be provided in a separate email.)
  • August 31st – No School – Institute Day
  • September 3rd – No School – Labor Day
  • September 12th – Curriculum Night 6:00-8:00pm
  • September 13th – PTA Meeting at 9:15 in MPR
  • September 14th – Spirit Day
  • September 18th – Fall Picture Day

Best,
Allison Landstrom


File attachments:
1819 Arrival Dismissal form.docx
Yogurt Beach Flyer.docx

 


August 13, 2018

Dear Peterson Families,

I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend! We have a couple more changes to our staff. Troy Adams was able to return to Welch due to their increased enrollment. Please welcome Meghan Daniels as the new 5th grade teacher. In addition, we will now have 5 sections of 3rd grade and Laurel Miner will be joining the 3rd grade team. I have included information about both of them here! I look forward to seeing some of you at the New Student Open House and many of you at the Meet and Greet!

New Student Open House:
If you are a new student in grades 1-5 come and join us for the New Student Open House on Monday, August 13th from 4:30-6:00!! You’ll have the chance to tour the school and learn more about Peterson during a presentation from 5:00-5:30 in the LMC. The PTA will be hand to answer questions and sell spirit wear. Kindergarten students and their families are more than welcome to come if they’d like. Kindergarten parents heard much of this information in March at the Kindergarten Orientation evening.

Student Classroom Assignments:
Student classroom assignments will be viewable in the Home Access Center (HAC) on Monday, August 13th beginning at 4:00pm. Students new to Peterson, including kindergarteners will need to register for a Home Access account. Here is the link to the Home Access Center (HAC): https://hacipe.sungardk12saas.com/HomeAccess and here are the directions to register for a Home Access account: http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/Uploads/eschool/Good/HAC%20Claim%20Account.pdf Please take some time to become familiar with the HAC system. The HAC system is where you will find information regarding bus routes, classroom assignments, as well as report cards. This link should be able to answer many of your questions: http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/eSchoolPlus

Meet and Greet is Thursday, August 16 from 2:30 – 3:30:
Teachers will be available to meet their new students and parents in classrooms beginning at 2:30. This is the only opportunity for teachers to be available to meet their students prior to the start of school. Please keep in mind, this is a fun event for the children. It is not to be used as a time to conference with teachers. Thank you for understanding, as we want to provide an opportunity for ALL students to meet their teachers. The PTA will be on hand for questions and sell Peterson spirit wear.

Transportation Information:
Arrival/Dismissal Form:
This year, we will have students walking to school. In light of this addition, I am asking all families to fill out an Arrival/Dismissal form. This form will help us to better know how your child is arriving and leaving school each day. We are asking families to fill out a form for each child. The form is attached to this newsletter and will be available in your child’s classroom on Meet and Greet, which is on Thursday, August 16th

Bus Routes:

  • Bus stop information will be available on HAC on Monday, August 13th.
  • If you have a circumstance where your child will not be riding the bus, you are required to send a note.
  • If your child will be a car rider on a consistent basis, please fill out the Car Rider Form
  • Please note: Route change requests will only be considered if received in writing by the Department of Support Services. “Request to Add or Change a Bus Stop” form can be found on the district web-site athttp://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/Forms/BusRouteRequest.aspx
  • This form must be returned to the Peterson Office, will be reviewed, and then forwarded to the Department of Support Services for approval/denial. After school begins, route changes will not be made until after the third week of school unless there is a safety concern.

Parent-Student Handbook:
Here Peterson’s Parent/Student Handbook. Within the handbook is a link to District 204’s handbook. Please take the time to read both. They contain information regarding policies and procedures of both Peterson and our District.

First “Dinner” Night of the Year:
Let’s start off the year with a sweet treat! Yogurt Beach is hosting our first fundraiser for the year on Monday, August 20th all day. Grab all of your family and friends and stop by Yogurt Beach. Just mention Peterson Elementary at the checkout. Come out and support Peterson, as 30% of the proceeds will go back to our school.

Important First Day Information:
The First Day of School for students in Grades 1 – 5 is Tuesday, August 21st. Our Kindergarten students will come for a Kindergarten Visitation – see information below. Kindergarten Students will start on for their first full day of kindergarten on Wednesday, August 22nd.

Kindergarten Students will not ride the bus to school on Tuesday, August 21st. Instead, we invite you to bring your child to kindergarten on the first day for a thirty-minute orientation. This visit will familiarize your child with his/her new classroom, let him/her meet the teacher, and will prepare all of our students on their first day of school on August 22nd. Please plan your visit according to your last name and the schedule listed below:

o 9:30 – 10:00 A – D

o 10:00 – 10:30 E – H

o 10:30 – 11:00 I – L

o 11:00 – 11:30 M – Q

o 11:30 – 12:00 R – Z

Hot Lunch:
District 204’s hot lunch vendor is OrganicLife. For school lunch menus, please visit:http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/SchoolLunches

You may check your child’s balance or create a new account by visiting: http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/OnlineMealPayments. You must have your child’s ID number to complete this process. Please contact the school office if you do not have your child’s ID number. If your child had a balance from last year’s account, it will automatically roll over to their current lunch account.

The Free Lunch and Fee waiver applications may found online at Fee Waiver Information. If you should need any more information about our school lunch program, please visit the following website: http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/SchoolLunches

Upcoming Events:

  • August 13th – Kindergarten and New Student Open House: 4:30-6:00pm
    • Tour the building and listen to a presentation to learn about Peterson from 5:00-5:30
  • August 13thTeacher Assignments listed in Home Access Center (HAC) at 4:00pm
  • August 16th – Teacher Meet and Greet: 2:30-3:30pm
  • August 21st – First day of school for 1st – 5th Grades/Kindergarten visitations
  • August 22nd – First full day for Kindergarten students
  • August 23rd – 1:1 Chromebook Presentation for 2nd – 5th Grade Parents (More detailed info will be provided.)
  • August 31st – No School – Institute Day
  • September 3rd – No School – Labor Day
  • September 12th – Curriculum Night 6:00-8:00pm

Best,
Allison Landstrom


File attachments:
1819 Arrival Dismissal form.docx
Yogurt Beach Flyer.docx


 

August 6, 2018

Hello Peterson Families-

I hope all of you have enjoyed the summer and remember it’s still not over!!! We are getting ready to begin the year and I am looking forward to having our school filled with students and staff!! We have staff members in new positions this year and many new faces! I have listed the changes below and if you’re interested in learning more about our new staff please click here!

I will have information about Arrival/Dismissal, accessing bus routes in Home Access Center (HAC) as well as a link to our Parent/Student Handbook on Sunday evening, August 12th. Our website is being updated with information for the 18/19 School Year! Please be sure to check it: http://peterson.ipsd.org/Default.aspx

If you or someone you know is looking for part-time work, we have two part-time positions open at Peterson, Lunchroom Supervisor on Tuesdays and Thursday and Crossing Guard (AM 8:45-9:15 and PM 3:30-4:10). Please contact me if you or someone you know is interested!!

Student classroom assignments will be viewable in the Home Access Center (HAC) on Monday, August 13th beginning at 4:00pm. Students new to Peterson, including kindergarteners will need to register for a Home Access account. Here is the link to the Home Access Center (HAC): https://hacipe.sungardk12saas.com/HomeAccess and here are the directions to register for a Home Access account: http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/Uploads/eschool/Good/HAC%20Claim%20Account.pdf Please take some time to become familiar with the HAC system. The HAC system is where you will find information regarding bus routes, classroom assignments, as well as report cards. This link should be able to answer many of your questions: http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/eSchoolPlus

New Grade Levels/Names:

  • Lauren Quinn moved to Kindergarten
  • Melinda Lippe moved to 2nd Grade
  • Sue Corbin moved to 2nd Grade
  • Traci Hamilton moved 4th Grade
  • Ann Marie Decker moved to 5th Grade
  • Julie Washburn will now be a Supported Education Teaching Assistant
  • Heather Wulf got married and is now Heather Consalvo!

New Faces!

  • Brittany Bennefield came to us from Brookdale and will be in 3rd Grade
  • Troy Adams came to us from Welch and will be in 5th Grade
  • Rachel Witkowski came to us from Graham and will be the new Student Services Coordinator
  • Persis Sidwah came to us from Builta and will be our new ELL teacher
  • Saurabh Mehta came to us from Gombert and will be our new Art teacher
  • Debi Steffenhagen comes to us from Gombert and will join Mr. P as a PE teacher
  • Don Sweeney comes to us from White Eagle and Brooks and will be our Psychologist
  • Jessica Mantovani will be our new Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Jami Shelbrock will be a new 4th Grade teacher
  • Niki Manita will be a new 4th Grade teacher
  • Aarthy Shanmugam will be a new Supported Education Teaching Assistant

 

First “Dinner” Night of the Year:
Let’s start off the year with a sweet treat! Yogurt Beach is hosting our first fundraiser for the year on Monday, August 20th all day. Grab all of your family and friends and stop by Yogurt Beach. Just mention Peterson Elementary at the checkout. Come out and support Peterson, as 30% of the proceeds will go back to our school.

Upcoming Events:

  • August 13th – Kindergarten and New Student Open House: 4:30-6:00pm
    • Tour the building and listen to a presentation to learn about Peterson from 5:00-5:30
  • August 13thTeacher Assignments listed in Home Access Center (HAC) at 4:00pm
  • August 16th – Teacher Meet and Greet: *2:00-3:00pm (*Time is tentative.)
  • August 21st – First day of school for 1st – 5th Grades/Kindergarten visitations
  • August 22nd – First full day for Kindergarten students
  • August 23rd – 1:1 Chromebook Presentation for 2nd – 5th Grade Parents (More detailed info will be provided.)
  • August 31st – No School – Institute Day
  • September 3rd – No School – Labor Day
  • September 12th – Curriculum Night 6:00-8:00pm

Best,
Allison Landstrom, Principal


File attachments:
Yogurt Beach flyer 2018.docx


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