Peterson Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

Principal's Corner

August 14, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend! I look forward to seeing some of you at the New Student Open House!

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 14th from 4:30-6:00pm!! 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. Parents heard much of this information in March at the Kindergarten Orientation evening and Kindergarten students will get tours of the school with their class on Friday, August 25th!

Bus Routes:

  • Bus stop information will be available on HAC on Monday, August 14th.
  • 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 at http://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.

Student Classroom Assignments:
Student classroom assignments will be viewable in the Home Access Center (HAC) on Wednesday, August 16th 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  

Parent Student Handbook:
Here is a link to the 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. 

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

Important First Day Information:
The First Day of School for students in Grades 1 – 5 is Thursday, August 24th. 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 Friday, August 25th.

Kindergarten Students will not ride the bus to school on Thursday, August 24th. 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 the students for their first day of school on August 25th. 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

Peterson’s 5K/1M Fun Run/Walk 
Please join us for Peterson’s first ever 5K/1M Fun Run/Walk to support Peterson and Team IPEF! The purpose for this Fun Run/Walk is to raise money for Peterson!  Fourteen members of Team IPEF who are running on Peterson’s behalf in the Naperville Half Marathon and the Peterson PTA have joined forces to raise money for Peterson. The money raised will be used to support digital resources, alternate seating for students, and books as well as other resources. This will be PTA’s only fundraiser for the year!

When: Sunday, September 17th
 - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 8:00am
 - 5K Run begins at 9:00am

Where: Commissioner’s Park, 3704 111th Street, Naperville

Cost: $20/adult, $10/kid, $60/family (4-7), $80/ family 8+ (Cost includes a free t-shirt)

Registration: Please register here: http://PetersonPantherFamilyFunRunandStroll.itsyourrace.com/ by Tuesday, September 5th.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, August 14th – New Student Open House: 4:30-6:00pm  
    • Tour the building and listen to a presentation to learn about Peterson from 5:00-5:30pm
  • Monday, August 14th – Bus Routes posted in HAC
  • Wednesday, August 16th – Kindergarten Preview day at Still Middle School: 9:00-11:30/1:00-4:00
  • Wednesday, August 16thTeacher Assignments listed in Home Access Center (HAC) beginning at 4:00pm
  • Monday, August 21st – Teacher Meet and Greet: 2:30-3:30pm
  • Thursday, August 24th – First day of school for 1st – 5th Grades/Kindergarten visitations
  • Friday, August 25th – First full day for Kindergarten students
  • Friday, September 1st – No School – Institute Day
  • Monday, September 4th – No School – Labor Day
  • Wednesday, September 13th – Curriculum Night 6:00-8:00pm
  • Sunday, September 17th  – First Ever Peterson 5K/1M Fun Run/Walk beginning at 8:00am


Best,
Allison Landstrom

 

 

August 7, 2017

Hello Peterson Families- 

It's August and the countdown has officially begun!!  I am looking forward to seeing our students in the building!! Please note that much of this newsletter contains the same information as the one sent on July 24th. I will have information about Peterson's 5K/1M Fun Run/Walk, hot lunch, and accessing bus routes in Home Access Center (HAC) as well as a link to our Parent/Student Handbook on Sunday evening, August 13th. Please be sure to check our website as well for information and dates. http://peterson.ipsd.org/Default.aspx

Student classroom assignments will be viewable in the Home Access Center (HAC) on Wednesday, August 16th 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 

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, August 14th – New Student Open House: 4:30-6:00pm (Note: Time change from previous publications)
    • Tour the building and listen to a presentation to learn about Peterson from 5:00-5:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 16th – Kindergarten Preview day at Still Middle School: 9:00-11:30/1:00-4:00
  • Wednesday, August 16th – Teacher Assignments listed in Home Access Center (HAC) beginning at 4:00pm
  • Monday, August 21st – Teacher Meet and Greet: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Thursday, August 24th – First day of school for 1st – 5th Grades/Kindergarten visitations
  • Friday, August 25th – First full day for Kindergarten students
  • Friday, September 1st – No School – Institute Day
  • Monday, September 4th – No School – Labor Day
  • Wednesday, September 13th – Curriculum Night 6:00-8:00pm
  • Sunday, September 17th  – First Ever Peterson 5K/1M Fun Run/Walk  beginning at 8:00am (Registration details coming soon!)

Best,
Allison Landstrom, Principal


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