Principal's MAY Newsletter

Principal's May Newsletter
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Happy Mothers’ Day all of Peterson Elementary’s amazing moms. I hope your family spoils you this weekend as we all take time to celebrate the great things that you have done for us #othersb4self.

Did you know that Peterson Elementary will be incorporating more clubs for our students next year?!? Our teachers and staff are working out the details, so we’ll be able to offer our students some great opportunities for clubs when they return from summer break. Look for more information about this soon.

Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary! NISD educators will be leading a week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children entering grades 1-6. Boys and girls will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat, playing high-energy games and building original prototypes using real tools and components found in everyday devices. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Sign up today for Camp Invention at Schluter Elementary: June 25-28. Don’t miss out on brand new challenges. Visit or call 800.968.4332 to register. Please contact Tricia Hanson ( with any questions.

As we look to finish these last few weeks of school strong, please know that If your student has medication at school, come to the clinic and pick up their medicine. For safety and security reasons, no medicines will be sent home with students at the end of the year. Medicines not picked up by June 1, 2018 will be discarded.

Here are a few upcoming events that I would like you to know about:

  • STAAR Testing (3rd / 4th Math + 5th Math Retest) - May 14 “Closed Campus
  • STAAR Testing (3rd / 4th Reading + 5th Reading Retest) - May 15 “Closed Campus
  • STAAR Testing (5th Science) - May 16 “Closed Campus
  • End of the Year Reading Celebration Day (Kindergarten) - May 18
  • Girl Scout Recruitment Meeting - May 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria
  • Eaton High School Senior Walk - May 23 at 8:00 a.m. through the halls of Peterson Elementary
  • 10th Annual Peterson Elementary Field Day - May 25
  • Student / Staff Holiday - May 28
  • End of the Year Grade Level Awards Ceremonies and Graduations - May 29
    • Kindergarten (Gym) at 8:00 a.m.
    • 1st Grade (Gym) at 9:30 a.m.
    • 4th Grade (Gym) at 10:30 a.m.
    • 2nd Grade (Gym) at 1:00 p.m.
    • 3rd Grade (Gym) at 2:00 p.m.
    • 5th Grade (Eaton HS PAC) at 6:00 p.m.
  • Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast (Library) - May 30 at 7:30 a.m.
  • End of the Year Reading Celebration Day (1st - 5th) + Yearbook Signing Party Day + Sweet Frog Yogurt Truck at Dismissal - May 30
  • Early Release Days - May 31 and June 1 (release at 11:40 a.m.)
  • Pre-K and PPCD Field Day - May 31
  • End of Year Spirit Rally + Class Parties + 5th Grade Clap Out + Last Day of School - June 1

To view this month’s PTA News: PTA Newsletter April & May.pdf, Volunteer Breakfast.pdf 

Thank you so very much for the positive partnership that we have with you. A great school plus great families equals amazing opportunities for our incredible students.

We’re better together,

Mr. V