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What's Happening at Peterson



Are you ready for BATTLE OF THE PIRATES??!  See LoopNews for more information.  

Show your class spirit by dressing up:

  • Monday, May 21 - College Shirt Day
  • Tuesday, May 22 - Comfy Cozy PJ Day
  • Wednesday, May 23 - Team Jersey Day
  • Thursday, May 24 - Peterson Pride Day
  • TUESDAY, May 29 - Class Color Day


Order your 2017 - 2018 Yearbook NOW!  


Peterson Middle School



Calling ALL Parents of Peterson 8th Graders!


The 8th Grade Promotion Dance is coming up and we need your help!

The dance will be held on Thursday, June 7th, from 6-9pm in the Peterson Cafeteria. Students attend the dance free of charge, but we rely on your generosity to make that happen. We need:


  • Donations of food and supplies
  • Volunteers to help decorate the cafeteria that afternoon (2 shifts 1:30-3:30 and 3:00-5/5:30)
  • Volunteers to help clean up after the dance that evening


The one thing we will NOT ask of you is to chaperone, as the 8th graders generally do not want their own parents present at this dance. A separate request is being sent out for 6th and 7th grade parent chaperones.


You may drop off any non-perishable items in the Staff Lounge anytime Wednesday or Thursday.  Please bring perishable items directly to the cafeteria between 2:30-5:30PM on Thursday.  


Thank you for doing your part to make this a memorable event for our 8th graders as they bid farewell to Peterson and move on to high school!


Signup Link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4ca5a92ea0f94-peterson21


Questions? Contact Becky Marinshaw at  beckshaw@pacbell.net




Dear Peterson Families,


The meeting date for The English Language Advisory Committee, better know as ELAC, has been changed. The meeting will now take place on Thursday, May 31st Peterson Library from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


We will present awards and celebrate the students who have been reclassified to English proficient. We will serve pizza and cake. We look forward to seeing you there!




Estimadas familias de Peterson,


La fecha de la reunión para el Comité Asesor del Idioma Inglés, mejor conocida como ELAC ha sido cambiada. La reunión tomará lugar el jueves 31 de mayo Biblioteca de Peterson de 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 pm.


Presentaremos reconocimientos a los estudiantes que han sido reclasificados como competentes en inglés. Habra pizza y pastel.  Esperamos verlos allí!



8th Grade Parents/Guardians:  

The principal and vice principals discussed the 8th grade end of year activities, behavior and grades required to participate in the activities with the 8th grade students on Friday, April 6. 

A letter from Mr. Masur outlining the activities, and a permission/donation form for the June 1 Saratoga Springs field trip were given to each 8th grade student.  Attached are the letter and permission form.  The Saratoga Springs permission form and donation are due to the bookkeeper by Friday, May 25.


Come and experience a trip around the world as the Peterson Multicultural Committee proudly presents our first annual International Extravaganza Dance Performance! The event will be held on Wednesday, May 30th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Peterson Cafeteria. We will be hosting various cultural clubs from Wilcox High School as they share dance routines and cultural highlights from Vietnam, Hawaii, Polynesia, Japan, Korea, and India! Peterson Culinary will also be fundraising by serving tasty Pacific-inspired refreshments before and after the performance! All students and families from the Santa Clara Unified Community are welcome to attend! 


A late bus will be made available for students that wish to stay for the performance and need to take the bus home. For any questions, concerns, or interests in participating, please contact Caitlin Dinneen (cdinneen@scusd.net).


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.  Information for how to file a complaint is found on the Santa Clara Unified School District website.


It's important that students and families are aware of their rights and how to contact the Santa Clara Unified School District with complaints.  Please see the 2017-2018 SCUSD Student and Parent Handbook (English, Spanish, Vietnamese) or go to the SCUSD website for more information.


We highly encourage you to pre-pay for your students meals online:  Go to www.schoolcafe.com and follow the simple prompts to create an account (one per family)...just make sure that you have your students permanent I.D. number.  schoolcafe is new for the 2017 - 2018 school year; if your student had a balance in myschoolbucks, the balance will transfer automatically.


District Website for Child Nutrition Information:  http://scusdnutrition.net/?page=main

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.


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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