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Calling all readers!

You can support our youngest learners by reading in our elementary schools!

Guest readers are invited to share their favorite book or read a book provided to them as part of Peninsula Reads, our community-wide effort to promote literacy development in young children.

Readers are needed now through Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Sign up here.

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Calling all readers! You can support our youngest learners by reading in our elementary schools!  

Now until Friday, Dec. 16, we are inviting guest readers to share their favorite book, or read a book provided to them, to help all children recognize the importance of literacy.

Sign up here!

Read more to hear a personal invitation from Superintendent Krestin Bahr.

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Welcome to our Transitional Kindergarten students!

Five of our elementary schools were greeted with happy new faces as the first day of Transitional Kindergarten started.

Our youngest students met new friends, enjoyed fun activities, and began learning how to succeed in the classroom as a part of this preschool program. 

Transitional kindergarten is a free program for children who qualify that focuses on academics, social-emotional skills, and good learning habits - all to help empower them when they begin kindergarten. 

Transitional Kindergarten is offered at Discovery, Evergreen, Harbor Heights, Minter Creek, and Voyager elementary schools. 

Learn more about the program at - https://bit.ly/transitionalkindergarten. 

#InspiredAndEmpoweredPSD 

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Next week, we are holding elementary and middle school parent-teacher conferences. This is a good time to talk with your child’s teacher if you think your child is experiencing reading difficulties. 

Please visit the Peninsula School District’s website for early literacy parent resources and to learn how PSD supports students experiencing reading difficulties and/or dyslexia.

If you want to learn more about dyslexia, please join our parent event “Engage for Success: Dyslexia Instruction and Support in PSD” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Swift Water Elementary School. Register today at https://bit.ly/PSDDyslexiaFamilyNight. to let us know you’re coming!

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Families, don’t forget!

Elementary and middle school parent-teacher conferences are next week from Monday, Oct. 24 to Friday, Oct. 28.

Because conferences will be held in the afternoon, all elementary and middle schools will have half-days next week. High schools will have regular, full school days. There is no late start for any school on Wednesday, Oct. 26. 

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Being a proficient reader by the third grade is critical for lifelong success. PSD has set a goal that all
third-grade students will read at or above grade level by 2026. 

To reach this visionary goal, we need YOU, our community. PSD is spearheading a new
community-wide initiative across the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula communities. 

We are looking for businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in helping host an event or be a part of this planning process.

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October 10-14 is Nutrition Services Recognition Week. Peninsula SChool District Image of fruit and vegetables

 

October 10-14 is National School Lunch Week, and we are celebrating our Nutrition Services Staff!, 

 

Peninsula School District’s Nutrition Services workers range from bakers and cooks to kitchen leads, cashiers, drivers, and food service workers. They greet our students every day, offering not only healthy meals, but also smiles!

 

Please join us in thanking all of our Nutrition Services Staff across the district. Especially our very own Ms. Nancy Steuk

 

#WeArePSD #InspiredAndEmpoweredPSD

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Please check the Lost and Found for your child's missing items. We have jackets of all sizes, water bottles and hats.

Another helpful tip is to make sure your child's name is clearly labeled on the item. 

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Peninsula School District Maintenance, grounds, custodial, and warehouse staff Recognition Week October 3rd to 7th 2022

This week, we are recognizing our hardworking maintenance, grounds, custodial, and warehouse staff! From taking care of our buildings and grounds and keeping our learning spaces clean to storing and delivering books and other vital items throughout the district, our staff does amazing work in support of all of our students. Thank you!

Discovery is very fortunate to have the most amazing crew- Anne, Jason and Nayland!

#InspiredandEmpoweredPSD #DiscoveryElementary #PSD

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Graphic showing a child astronaut jumping from an open book filled with educational items.

Being a proficient reader by the third grade is critical for lifelong success. PSD has set a goal that all
third-grade students will read at or above grade level by 2026. 

To reach this visionary goal, we need YOU, our community. PSD is spearheading a new
community-wide initiative across the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula communities. 

We are looking for businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in helping host an event or be a part of this planning process.

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