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Due to the high volume of items being dropped off in the school office for students, lunches, clothes, binders, books, etc., PLEASE have the student name on the item(s) and please inform your student to pick up the item(s) from the office.

The office staff appreciates it!

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We are also proud of our 8th grade girls basketball and boys soccer teams for a great season

and making it to their league championship games.  Great job, Pirates!


SCUSD LCAP Survey Open through this Friday, March 27

  • Please review Mrs. Harris' summary presentation of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) and how Peterson is working to satisfy the SCUSD goals.  Here is the link.
  • Please answer the SCUSD survey.  Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8SMV7T5


Thursday, April 2 - Early Out Thursday

  • Students released at 1:35pm
  • Clubs, Homework Center Cancelled
  • NOTE:  May's Early Out Thursday has been changed
    • May 7 will NOT be an Early-Out Thursday schedule; May 7 will be a regular Thursday schedule
    • May 21 is Early-Out Thursday


Friday, April 3 - Staff Development Day- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS


Spring Photos

  • If you student took a Spring Photo, the package will be sent home this week.
  • If you wish to purchase some photos, send a check payable to LifeTouch for the photos you with to purchase.  If you do not wish to purchase any photos, please return the photos to bin in the front office. 
  • Please return or puchase photos by Friday, April 10.  Thank you!




NEW! Glee Club Auditions
Do you have a  passion for singing?  Do you like to show off your talents?

Then join Glee Club!

The Glee Club is an after school club to show off your talents and even compete with other schools!  Auditions will be April ... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 3/27/15

Autism Awareness Week & Celebration
Friday, March 27 kicks off the beginning of Autism Awareness Week.  It represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 3/27/15

Week of March 30 - April 3 Reminders
Thursday, April 2 - Early Out Thursday

   Students released at 1:35pm
   Clubs, Homework Center cancelled
   NOTE:  May's Early Out Thursday has changed
           May 7 will be a regular SSR schedule day; stude... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 3/27/15

Social Studies Fair Entry Form Due 3/27
Students planning to participate in the Social Studies Fair -- this is a reminder that entries are due to your Social Studies teacher Friday, March 27 (tomorrow!).  Entry forms and additional information are posted on the Social Studies page ... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 3/26/15

Badminton Tournament

March Madness is here!  As the NCAA basketball tournament is now under way, Peterson Middle School will begin it's 7th Annual Intramural Badminton Tournament during 7th/8th grade lunch! 
... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 3/26/15

Parent School Climate School Survey, 2014 - 2015

Peterson needs parents/guardians to complete the Parent School Climate Survey, 2014-2015.  The purpose of this online survey is to obtain parent perceptions of student behavior and attitudes, school programs and policies, and the overall school climate as they relate to student well-being and learning.  It deals with such issues as truancy, safety, harassment, substance use, school connectedness, and learning supports.The survey is a companion to the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), and the California School Climate Survey (CSCS) for staff.

Your participation is voluntary, anonymous, and very important.   Please see the 2015 Parent School Climate Survey Letter in the Parent Resource Locker for more information.  You may access the survey by clicking on THIS LINK; Peterson's school code is (case sensitive): CG76VKThe survey will be open through June 5, 2015.  Thank you for your participation!

Peterson Magazine Drive Fund Raiser All Year!

Our Magazine Drive fundraiser supports student activities and programs. Orders are no longer turned in to school; you may order online all year. 40% of the price of each item purchased online will be returned to Peterson. Step 1: Go to www.gaschoolstore.com Step 2: Register to receive a personal ID # for your student. Use Online School ID 1316025 Step 3: Send the link to friends & family using email and social media tools available on the website. Thank you for your support!

Education Equity in SCUSD

The Governing Board of Santa Clara Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals.  The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these perceived or actual characteristics.  The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.

The District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.


We highly encourage you to pre-pay for your students meals online:  Go to www.myschoolbucks.com and follow the simple prompts...just make sure that you have your students permanent I.D. number.

District Website for Child Nutrition Information:


Traffic Safety Dropping Off & Picking Up Outside Main Office at Peterson

MORNING DROP OFF – Buses are to stay in line with the parents and wait their turn to get into the parking lot.  The safety of students, staff and parents comes before bus schedules.  This arrangement has been mediated by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. Please pull as far forward as you can.

AFTERNOON PICK UP – Parents often arrive early and beginning lining up to get their students which causes a backup on Rosalia.  Buses and vehicles that want to pass through are allowed to go around the stopped cars and enter the parking lot. There are not staff and students at this time, and parents should be in their vehicles, so the safety issue is not there.  Once the bell rings, buses and vehicles need to wait in line like everyone else until they reach the parking lot.  The safety of the students, staff and parents comes back into play when the dismissal bell rings. Please pull as far forward as you can.


You may also drop off or pick up your child in the gym parking lot. 

For more traffic safety around Peterson information, please see the Traffic Safety Letter from SVDP with map in the Parent Resources locker to the left, and the Traffic Safety page under the Our School page.

If you have questions or concerns about drop off or pick up, please contact Vice Principal Andy Masur.

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