Kindergarten Parent Orientation
On Thursday, August 28th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, kindergarten parents and guardians are invited to attend our Kindergarten Parent Orientation. Our teachers will share information about our kindergarten program: curriculum, schedules, daily routines, bus and pickup procedures, and teacher objectives for this year. Due to numbers, we are not able to provide childcare. We hope you are able to attend this very informative meeting.
Meet the Teacher!
On Wednesday, August 27 between 4:00 and 5:00 PM, families may stop by and visit their students classroom and meet the teacher! Students may also bring in and drop off their class supplies. Our Volunteer Parent Organization will have Emergency Packs on sale for $5.00.
We will be posting class assignments on the front entrance door on the morning of August 27.
Kindergarten Registration Kick Off!!
The Peninsula School District’s 2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration Kick-Off will be underway at all neighborhood elementary schools on Saturday, March 8 from 9 A.M .to 12:00 P.M.
Do you or someone you know have a child who will be eligible to enter kindergarten next fall? Please plan to join us for our registration kick-off. For those unable to attend at this time, registration will continue throughout the school year. Contact the office at 530-1200 or stop by from 9:30-3:00.
We will continue with our 4-day, all-day kindergarten program.
- Prospective students must be 5 before August 31.
- Please provide birth certificate, immunizations, and proof of residency (utility bill), at the time of registration.
- You can visit the PSD website, parent portal and fill out and print registration forms to bring with you.
- Parents residing within the Peninsula School District desiring to transfer to a different elementary school shall first register their kindergartener at their neighborhood school.
- An in-district transfer request must be submitted for consideration by April 30, 2014. In-district transfers are granted on a space available basis applicants are notified of the decision by June 30.
We look forward to meeting you and getting to know your child!
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Smarter Balanced Assessments
Grounded in extensive research, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) define what all students should learn in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy to ensure they graduate from high school well prepared for college and the workplace. The new standards feature an increase in rigor, with a focus on critical thinking skills and problem solving. For more information about the Common Core State Standards please visit: http://www.k12.wa.us/Corestandards/
Beginning in 2015 there will be new state tests that assess the CCSS called Smarter Balanced Assessments for grades 3-8 and 11. These new tests will replace our current state tests (MSP) in reading, writing, and math. In the interim, Peninsula School District students in grades 3-8 will participate in the field test for the Smarter Balanced Assessments this coming spring. This experience will help schools plan and adjust for the new system and provide students with a ‘feel’ for the new tests. Since they are participating in the field test, students will not take the MSP in reading, writing, or math this spring. While the field test will not produce individual student results, parents will continue to receive reports directly from their school about their child’s academic progress. For more information about the Smarter Balanced Assessments, please visit: http://www.k12.wa.us/smarter/