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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

Cookie Dough Pick Up Wednesday, October 26, after school in the cafeteria


Career Fair Friday, October 28 -- Volunteers Needed!  

Click HERE for more information.  

Ready to volunteer?  Click HERE to sign up & we'll contact you with more information.  

Thank you!


Thursday, November 6 - Early Out Thursday

  • Students released at 1:35pm
  • Clubs & Homework Center cancelled


Friday, November 11 - Veteran's Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

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Green Team will meet Monday, Oct. 24, 12:10pm - 12:45pm during 7th & 8th grade lunch in room D-3.

~ Mrs. Stennis


You are invited to the Santa Clara USD Filipino Fiesta!


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Wilcox High School

3250 Monroe St., Santa Clara 95051


10:15am - Parent Meeting

10:00am - 2:00pm - Fiesta!  


Come meet Filipino families and staff of our school district to celebrate our culture, contributions, and community with Filipino games, dances, food, prizes, resources and more!  See the attached flyer for more information.


SCUSD Presents

Family Science Fair/STEAM Expo Nights

  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Cabrillo Middle School STEM Lab
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Peterson Middle School Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Don Callejon School Cafeteria


Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Please REGISTER to attend.


8th Grade Parents & Students are cordially invited to visit Santa Clara High School.  


Tour Dates:

  • December 6
  • January 10
  • January 20
  • January 24

10:00am - 11:30am


For reservations, please call Britnie Delgado at 408-423-2634.  Each session is limited to 20 people.


Don't miss SCHS Open House on Wednesday, November 9, 6:30pm - 8:00pm.  SCHS Open House begins in the SCHS Theater.  Please attend to learn more about:

  • Academics - such as SCHS 22 different AP and Honors courses
  • Athletics - 4 of SCHS teams made it to playoffs in 2015 - 2016
  • Activities - SCHS has a wide array of ways for students to get involved
  • New Facilities - tour our new classrooms and athletic facilities
  • SCHS Vision - Meet the Administration team and learn about SCHS vision for all SCHS students

Peterson ParentsWE NEED YOUR HELP! Peterson Middle School’s annual Career Fair is coming up on Friday, October 28, 2016. We need you to come and share with students about you career &/or job. You will talk with students about what your job entails, why you like it, what you studied to prepare for it or the field that your career is a part of. You will have a table available for you, and you’re welcome to bring any visual aids or handouts you would like.

            The career fair will be held during 6th grade lunch AND 7th/8th  grade lunch, so you would need to be available from the hours of 11:15am to 12:45pm.  If you are interested in participating and helping us make Career Day a success, please email Mrs. Branch at ebranch@scusd.net or the school secretary, Mrs. Pfeifer at lpfeifer@scusd.net and provide your name, your company name and a brief description of what you do (or job title and field) You will also need to fill out a simple volunteer form that Mrs. Pfeifer or I can provide you and return it to her in order to participate.

Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Branch

Ready to volunteer?  Click HERE to sign up & we'll contact you with more info. 

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.

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.