Principal's February Newsletter

Principal's February Newsletter
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As you know, the staff at Peterson Elementary is always doing our very best to ensure the safety of our students while providing them a premier education and inspire them to be their best. The positive partnership that we have with all our families is absolutely crucial to the greatness that happens here on a daily basis. One specific way that you can help our school with keeping our school safe is by following the rules during arrival and dismissal. Please remember... PreK through 1st with older siblings are to be dropped off and picked up in the back of the school while 2nd through 5th are to be dropped off and picked up in the front of the school. Please do your best not to drop off your child before the start of school at 7:20 a.m. During dismissal, please make sure that you have your child’s car tag displayed for our staff to read. If you are in need of a new one, please contact our office, and we will help you.

Speaking of safety... on Friday, February 8, the Fort Worth Fire Department will be here to speak to our students about fire safety. Another Partner in Education, the Smile Doctors from Dr. Patel’s Orthodontics, will be here the same day to speak with our students about taking care of their teeth. It is sure to be a great day of learning for our students. We’re so thankful for our Partners in Education #oapbettertogether

Did you know that Ms. Hannah Garcia, one of Peterson Elementary’s 3rd grade teachers, was recently honored as our school’s Exemplar Educator of the Year?!? Ms. Garcia does an outstanding job at OAP serving our students, parents and fellow teachers/staff. I also wanted to announce that Mrs. Monika Romero Chavez has been awarded Peterson Elementary’s Administrative Support Paraprofessional of the Year… while Ms. Kristy McClurg is being recognized as Peterson Elementary’s Instructional Support Paraprofessional of the Year! All of these selfless educators are so deserving of these honors, as they work so hard to make a positive difference at OAP.

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

  • Junior Achievement in a Day for K-2nd + Club Friday + Jump Rope 4 Heart Kickoff - February 1
  • Class Picture Day - February 8
  • Valentine’s Family Fun Night - February 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Early Release (11:40) + End of the Six Weeks - February 15
  • Valentine Class Parties - February 15
    • Early Childhood - AM Class - 8:30 a.m. / PM Class - 10:30 a.m.
    • Kindergarten - 10:30 a.m.            1st Grade - 9:30 a.m.       2nd Grade - 10:00 a.m.
    • 3rd Grade - 11:00 a.m.                   4th Grade - 11:00 a.m.    5th Grade - 8:30 a.m.
  • Student Holiday - February 18
  •  4th Six Weeks Grade Level Awards Ceremonies
    • February 26
      • 1st at 8:00 a.m.
      • 4th at 1:00 p.m.
      • 2nd at 2:20 p.m.
    • February 27
      • Kindergarten at 8:00 a.m.
      • 5th at 1:00 p.m.
      • 3rd at 2:20 p.m.
  • Scholastic Book Fair - February 28 through March 8
  • Donuts with Dads + Club Friday - March 1

See you at school!

Mr. V