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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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What's Happening at Peterson


FRIDAY, Jan. 20:  

  • Rubik's Cube & Board Games Club CANCELLED
  • Woods Club will end at 3:00pm today


Boys Basketball & Girls Soccer Team Try-outs begin on Monday, January 30 after school.


Thursday, February 2:  Early Out Thursday

  • Students released at 1:35pm
  • Clubs & Homework Center Cancelled
  • Boys Basketball & Girls Soccer practice schedule will be announced by coaches

Peterson Middle School



Try-Outs begin Monday, January 30.  Listen for announcements!


Thursday, January 19, the 8th grade girls basketball team defeated Crittenden 54 to 23.  The kids dominated both play-off games winning each game by 30 plus points.  Offensive MVP Una Jovanovic scored 27 points, had 11 rebounds, 7 assists and was a perfect 8 for 8 from the free throw line.  Speaking of perfect, the team had 10 wins and 0 losses on the season, while setting all time record averaging 43.5 points per game and giving up only 16 points per game.  Defensive MVP Olivia Corwin did her usual thing stopping Crittenden's best player, and holding her to only 2 points.  Olivia also scored 11.  Fryda Huizar stepped up for injured starter Natalie Getz, and played amazing defense in the play-offs.  Starters Amanda McDowell and Annika Slate controlled the game inside as usual.  Other members of this special championship team were Leilani Emery, Kareena Jakhu, Yuki Ikushima, and Zoe Lee.  Congrats girls, Coach is proud!

~ Coach Narcisso


The San Jose Area Writing Project announces Spring 2017 Saturday Seminars.  The theme is Let's Essay:  Bring Life and energy into your writing.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Tuesday, Jan. 17, the 6/7 grade girls basketball team had their eyes set on busting up Cabrillo's perfect season and, gee by golly, did they come close! Prepared and not scared of the league's best team, the Pirates scored early and made great defensive efforts to keep it close through 3 quarters. Ultimately, Cabrillo proved to be too strong and earned their place in tomorrow's championship game with the win. Coach Gillmore feels that although we didn't win this contest, there are more important things than the score of the game. There is, most importantly, the GAME OF LIFE. These girls understand that and it made this season one of Coach Gillmore's most fun and memorable seasons. Here is the list of great human beings that contributed to the team's overall success:

  • Allie Frederick
  • Sydney Schalhauser
  • Fatima Ansari
  • Ryan Pilawski
  • Gielle Holubisczo
  • Julia Klinkrodt
  • Mati Stock
  • Vanessa Candel
  • Anvita Kodali
  • Sally Mai
  • Bea Balansay
  • Katherine Chen
  • Haley Hamblin

Thank you girls for an amazingly positive season. Coach Gillmore thanks you for your winning attitudes, happiness, selflessness, hustle, and inspiration for FOOD! Time for a pot luck!!!

~ Coach Gillmore


Congratulations to all the students who competed in the Geography Bee on Tuesday, Jan. 17. It was a very exciting evening and everyone that participated did a great job. But we could only put forth one winner to go on to the state competition- and this year the student representing Peterson will be 6th grader, Shreyan Mitra.

After a long and exciting tie breaker, second place went to 7th grader Palak Parikh with Komal Keesara coming in third.  
Also making it to the finalist round were Alexander Cameron, Rushil Gupta, Vikram Iyer, Nikhil Maharaj, and Pranav Thota.

But you're all winners in our book!

Special thanks to Mr. Carothers for reading some very
challenging names and to all the Social Studies teachers who help make the evening a success.

Good luck to Shreyan in the State Competition.

~ Mrs. Martin


Open Enrollment/Sixth Grade Peterson + Program for the 2017-18 School Year

Open Enrollment lottery applications for the 2017-18 school year will be accepted from January 17 to February 17, 2017. If you have an eighth grader going off to high school or a potential incoming sixth grader, please go to the district website at scusd.netunder the enrollment tab and use the "find my school" application to make sure you know which high school and middle school are associated with your home address.  If you want your child to attend a school other than your home school, you must apply for the Open Enrollment lottery during the dates stated above. Parents who are interested in having their incoming sixth grader attend the Peterson + (plus) program, must also apply during the same time. Open Enrollment students apply online, sixth graders who live in our attendance area will need to bring in proof of residency to the Peterson school office and fill out a paper lottery application. Sixth or seventh grade students who are attending Peterson on an Intra-district transfer who want to return to Peterson next year must also apply for a spot through the Open Enrollment lottery. More detailed information about the Open Enrollment process can be found at scusd.net under the enrollment tab at the top of the home page. Contact the school registrar, Mrs. Delbecq, with any questions (408)423-2806.

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.

Spirit Week "Frozen"

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"Christmas in the Park" December 2016 Glee Club

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Mr. Asekomeh "Christmas in the Park" December 2016

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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.