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What's Happening at Peterson


Read the Fall 2017 Peterson Newsletter Issue #2


Thursday, December 14, 7:00pm in the Cafeteria will be our Winter Concert.

  • Friday, December 15, we are on a 6th period A/B assembly bell schedule.


School is in session through Thursday, December 21.  Thursday, December 21 is a regular bell schedule; school is released at 2:35pm

  • Homework Center will be cancelled
  • There will be no late bus



Peterson Middle School




Tuesday, December 12, the 8th grade girls basketball team continued their positive play defeating Buchser 36 to 13.  This improved their record to 5 wins and 2 losses.  Gielle was a beast on the boards again with 14 rebounds, and leading the team with 8 points.  Mati Stock scored 7, while Julie scored 5.  Captain Ryan Pilawski played great and 10 players scored at least 2 points or more.  Next game is Thursday, Dec. 14 at Crittenden!

~ Coach Narcisso


Tuesday, December 12, the 6/7 grade girls basketball team got back their groove back, beating the Bobcats from Buchser, 24-11!  Natalie Siauw led the Pirates with 8 points, Jessie Shalkhauser scored 6 points, and Vina Nguyen scored 4!  The Lady Pirates eliminated the Bobcats from the playoff picture and now have one more regular season game versus Crittenden.  Good luck on Thursday, girls.  Gooooo Pirates!!!

~Coach Gillmore


The Peterson PTSA Fall 2017 Newsletter issue #2 has been released.  Please see the attached pdf or click on this link to view the newsletter.  Hard copies of the newsletter are also available for you to pick up in the main office.


Highlights of this issue include updates from:  our principal, vice principals, counselors, department and team leads, club advisers, the Nature Center, Leadership, and the PTSA.  Don’t miss the last page – be sure to mark your calendar for upcoming holiday no school and Early Out Thursday dates.



Congratulations to the Students of the Month for November!  

  • 6th Grade:
    • Claude Kingsley Williams
    • Jaisree David Ravi Kumar
    • Sebastian Villaverde
    • Agastya Pawate
    • Natalie Carrillo Garcia
  • 7th Grade:
    • Luke Guekguezian
    • Aaron Rodriguez
    • Viet Thy Tran
    • Auguste Guiraudet
    • Amogh Kulkarni
  • 8th Grade:
    • Chantal Vides
    • Alex Dominini
    • Abhishek Srinivas
    • Julia Klinkrodt

The Peterson Cafeteria Staff has announced a special holiday lunch menu for Thursday, December 21:

  • BBQ St. Louis Style Ribs with Garlic Fries and Jalapeno Coleslaw
  • Gnocci with Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage
  • Grilled Chicken Breast with Winter Green, Pears, and Gorgonzola Cheese
  • Cookie

Yum!  See the attached flyer for photos of the planned entrees.  Happy Holidays!


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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