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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


September 25 - 29 is Anti-Bullying Week


Show your school spirit by dressing up - 

  • Marvel Monday - wear your favorite Marvel hero outfit
  • Villain Tuesday - wear your pajamas
  • Wonder Woman Wednesday - Wear your Wonder Woman red, white and gold 
  • Captain America Thursday - Wear your Captain America red, white and blue
  • Flash Friday - wear athletic gear

Monday, September 25 we are on an assembly schedule.

Thursday, September 28, 7:00pm, parents/guardians, please join us in the library for a parent education workshop on anti-bullying and digital cyber safety.


The Make Up Photo Day Order Form is in the Parent Resource Locker (left column below) .

Peterson Middle School



7th & 8th Grade Students - get ready for your first dance of the school year.  Friday, October 6, 6:00pm - 9:00pm in the cafeteria.  FREE tickets to the Ignite the Night glow dance will be distributed in room A-1 during lunch beginning Monday, October 2 through Friday, October 6.  A ticket is required to enter the dance.  Peterson students only.  Food & drinks will be sold.  Wear white to glow.  Questions?  See a Leadership student.


Parents/Guardians please note: students must arrive by 6:30pm and must be picked up promptly at 9:00pm.  Thank you!


Scholastic Publishing announces a Student Poetry Contest.  Each student may submit only one original poem on any subject, of no less than 2 lines and no more than 20 lines, in any form other than concrete or blackout.  Complete rules and restrictions are posted online:  www.scholasticpublishing.org.


Please see the attached flyer for more information.  


Ponderosa Elementary is looking for student volunteers to help with their Halloween Happening on Friday, October 27.  Please see the attached flyer & PTA Parent Approval and Student Waiver form for more information.  



Reflections is an arts recognition program established by the National PTA to encourage student, school and community interest in the arts. The program provides an opportunity for students to create and be recognized for original works of art as they interpret the theme chosen for the year.


All students attending are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance Choreography 
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Visual Arts

More information for above categories: 





CONSENT FORM (Dance/Film/Photo)


For any questions or queries, please contact:  Sheenam Puri @ 408 306 7605  OR  email: PetersonPTSAreflections@gmail.com


Entries are due Monday, October 16.


8th Graders looking for service hour opportunities --


Monday, September 25 after school

Newsletter Prep - folding, envelope stuffing & labeling

2:40pm - 3:30pm (or until we're done!)


Please come to room B-1 after school if you can help.

Thank you!


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.