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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!

Peterson ASB Fundraiser - One more week! Orders due Friday, Sept. 30

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Attention all Peterson Comedians!  Are you a jokester? Do you spend your free time watching funny videos? Do you like shows such as Who's Line is it Anyway, Key and Peele, or Saturday Night Live? Do you finally want to beat your weird uncle at telling the best jokes at Thanksgiving this year? Then the Peterson Comedy Troupe is the club for you! 


This year, we are teaming up with the Performing Arts Club to study the art of stage performance, so there is something for everyone, whether you want to be the star of the stage, develop your public speaking skills, or just work behind the scenes. Meetings will be every Wednesday from 1:35 - 2pm in room G-2.   The first meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 28.


Peterson Comedy Troupe - where funny happens.

~ Ms. Dinneen


The 7th/8th grade boys volleyball team beat Crittenden in two games Tuesday, Sept. 20, improving their record to 2 wins and 1 loss. The boys won the first game 25-14. Jared Gee had a few hardcore kills that rocked the gym to lead the first team to the win. The second game went to an exciting deuce-play where Suvan Kumar finished the game with a wicked serve to finish 29-27! The next game is at Buchser on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Gooooooo Pirates!!!

~ Mr. Gillmore


The 7th grade girls played an excellent game against Crittenden Tuesday, Sept. 20, bringing our season score to 2-1 with a hard-fought win! Excellent plays were made by many on the court, with highlights coming from Allie Montenegro, and Miriam Chen for serving, and Melody Pederson & Rishita Kumar for passing. Coach Dinneen is excited to continue the season strong going into next week. Go Pirates! 

~ Coach Dinneen


7th Grade students will be going to the Tech Museum in San Jose on Friday, Nov. 4 (note date change).  Volunteer chaperones are needed.  If you are available to chaperone, please submit a 2016 - 2017 Volunteer Application.  Your volunteer application must be submitted annually.  Forms are available from the school secretary.


Thank you!

~ Mrs. Martin




Did your student receive a progress report? Homework Center starts Tuesday, September 20th. This is a great opportunity for your student to get additional support and complete assignments. Permission slips are in the office, or email our counselor Christine Alves (calves@scusd.net), and she can send you an electronic copy.


Homework Center

Tuesday/Thursday 2:40pm-3:40pm

  • 8th Grade in F-5
  • 7th Grade in F-8
  • 6th Grade in G-4

Questions?  Contact Ms. Alves (calves@scusd.net or 408-423-2823)

~ Ms. Alves


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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Glee club "Christmas in the Park" December 4, 2015

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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.

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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.