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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!

Important Reminders



August Cafeteria Lunch Menu


PTSA Scholastic Book Fair - August 29 - September 2

  • Book fair is in room A-4
  • Open during lunch and after school


Peterson Picture Days:  Thursday, Sept. 1 & Friday, Sept. 2

  • Order Photos before picture day or up to 48 hours after Picture Days, click HERE

Thursday, September 1 is Early Out Thursday & Back to School Night

  • Students released from school at 1:35pm
  • PTSA Scholastic Book Fair in room A-4, open 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • PTSA Bake Sale in the quad, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Principal's Welcome, 6:15pm, Cafeteria
  • Classroom visitation, 7:00pm - 8:25pm
  • Back to School Night is for parents/guardians only


Peterson Middle School



Math Club Information Session-- If you can and want to do some interesting and challenging math, if you're interested in those challenging math competitions, please come to our information session this Wednesday, August 31, after school 1:40-2:30 in room D-4. You will learn more about our placement test and what we'll be working on this year!

Questions?  Contact Ms. Chih-lin Kuan  clkuan100@gmail.com


** Parents, this club is run by parent volunteers.  Please consider volunteering if your child becomes a member!


Just a few reminders for this week (Aug. 29 - Sept. 2):

  • Our PTSA Scholastic Book Fair will be open Monday through Friday during lunch and after school.  Many popular titles are available at reasonable prices.

  • Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 2 students will have their pictures taken.  The order form was sent in the back to school packet, or you may order online at a link found on our school website.  

  • Thursday, Sept. 1 is our first Early Out Thursday of this school year.  Students are released from school at 1:35pm.  Clubs are cancelled.  Please pick up your student promptly at 1:35pm.

  • Parents and guardians, Back to School Night is this Thursday, September 1st.

    • 5:30pm - ELAC Meeting in the library for parents or guardians of English learners.  

    • 6:15pm - Please join us for the Principal’s Welcome in the cafeteria.  

    • 7:00 to 8:25pm - Classroom  visitations.  Parents you will have 10 minutes with each of your child’s teachers, and have to hustle between classes just as they do!  

    • Our PTSA book fair will be open before and after classroom visits, and the PTSA will have a bake sale in the quad.  

    • Our staff looks forward to seeing you Thursday evening.

  • Monday, September 5th is the Labor Day holiday.  School is closed Monday.  Enjoy a long weekend, and school will resume Tuesday, September 6.

We’re off to the start of a great school year!  Thank you for your support!

~ Peterson Staff


Do you enjoy flipping through your past yearbooks reliving all the memories that school year brought?  Do you wonder how on earth such an awesome book was created?  Do you want to be apart of this creative process this year?  If so, Mrs. Ash is now looking dedicated students for the 2016-2017 Yearbook Club.  Whether your are skilled on the computer, a novice photographer, or just enjoy being involved in the many happenings here at Peterson, Yearbook Club needs motivated students like you!  You can pick up an application in the front office or print on off the Peterson website (yearbook page or attached). All applications are due Thursday, September 1st to Mrs. Ash (room G-7). 


Do you like video games or apps?  Well Peterson has a great opportunity for you!  Peterson's Coding Club will practice creating games, apps, and writing computer programming code.  Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6th at 2:45 in the B3 Computer Lab.  Everybody is welcome!  Contact Mr. Morgan if you have any questions.  CODE ON PETERSON!!!!


Do you have an interest in learning about Ocean plants or simply want to take a trip with your friends to Catalina Island this fall?  Then you should join the Marine Biology Club.  We will have our first meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 30 in room D-4 at lunch time.  If you happen to miss the meeting, information worksheets will be available in the front office for you to take home and share with your parents.  Stop by any time before or after Tuesday's meeting if you would like additional information about this amazing opportunity.  Remember, in order to take this trip to Catalina in October, you must be a member of the club.  We meet during lunch so there won't be any schedule conflicts.  See you all there!!


ALSO, There is an informational meeting and sign ups on Wednesday, August 31, at 6:00pm in room D-4.  Parents, please join your student if he/she is interested in going on the Catalina Island trip.


Questions?  Contact Mr. Asekomeh in room D-4.


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.

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.