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What's Happening at Peterson


Feb. 19 - 23:  February Break - NO SCHOOL


Thursday, March 1Early Out Thursday

  • Students dismissed at 1:35pm
  • Homework Center & Clubs cancelled
  • No late bus


Peterson Middle School




Attention 8th Graders, if you are interested in having your baby photo featured  in the yearbook, please either email your picture to Mrs. Ash (dash@scusd.net) or place a hard copy in the box in the office. Make sure your name is on the photo. All hard copy photos will be returned to you. The deadline is Friday, March 3.

~ Mrs. Ash


PETERSON PTSA Honorary Service Awards


Deadline - March 19, 2018


It's time again to acknowledge and celebrate some of our fantastic, hard-working volunteers whose contributions add immeasurable value to the middle school experience our children enjoy!  Consider nominating any person or organization you think has made a positive impact on our students or school community.  Nominees do not need to be PTSA members and all nominations will be considered and kept confidential.  


Submit nominations via the google form here: https://goo.gl/forms/rq04o7BjsQTxzsR63



Questions may be directed to kgradwohl@gmail.com


Attention students interested in trying out for the 2018 Peterson Tennis Team.  Tryouts will be held from 2:45-4:30 on Thursday, March 1st,  Friday, March 2nd, and Monday, March 5th. Please come appropriately dressed in athletic/PE clothing and tennis shoes.  Bring water, your tennis racquet, and if you want, a visor or hat.  If you have questions, please see Coach Johnson in room B-9 or e mail her at ljohnson@scusd.net



Peterson Middle School presents the "Race to Nowhere" documentary on Thursday, March 8, 10:00am or 6:30pm in  Peterson's library.  The event is FREE


"Race to Nowhere" is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Named by TakePart.com as one of “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss”, “Race to Nowhere” brings communities together to spark dialogue and galvanize change in America’s schools.


To learn more about the documentary, please go to the Race to Nowhere website.  To reserve your seat, click HERE.  


Questions?  Contact Peterson's Health & Wellness Coordinator, Ralene Wasielewski (rwasielewski@scusd.net or 408-423-2814).


8th grade students planning to attend Wilcox:  Mark your calendar for an incoming parent & student orientation at Wilcox on Thursday, March 1, beginning at 7:00pm in the Wilcox theater.  


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.  Information for how to file a complaint is found on the Santa Clara Unified School District website.


It's important that students and families are aware of their rights and how to contact the Santa Clara Unified School District with complaints.  Please see the 2017-2018 SCUSD Student and Parent Handbook (English, Spanish, Vietnamese) or go to the SCUSD website for more information.


We highly encourage you to pre-pay for your students meals online:  Go to www.schoolcafe.com and follow the simple prompts to create an account (one per family)...just make sure that you have your students permanent I.D. number.  schoolcafe is new for the 2017 - 2018 school year; if your student had a balance in myschoolbucks, the balance will transfer automatically.


District Website for Child Nutrition Information:  http://scusdnutrition.net/?page=main

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.


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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