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Join our Community Reading Challenge this Winter Break!

Peninsula School District invites everyone in the community to join us in our reading challenge. Our goal is to collectively read 1 million minutes by the last day of school, June 21, 2023.

Peninsula Light Company and PSD have collaborated to launch a ‘minutes read’ collection webpage as part of Peninsula Reads. When you’ve completed your reading activity, simply sign in and record how many minutes you read! Use this tool to log your reading minutes.

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Now is the time to sign-up for Right At School Winter Break Camp!

Now is the time to sign-up your student for Right At School Winter Break Camp! 

This year's theme is "Cool Contraptions and Connections." Students will experiment and explore, create and construct fun activities. 

Price: $35 per day

Dates: Dec. 19 - Dec. Dec. 22, and Dec. 27 - Dec. 29. from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Place: Pioneer Elementary School, 8502 Skansie Ave, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. 

Enroll your student today at ras.news/winter

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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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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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PSD to provide school supplies to K - 5 students

Back-to-school is approaching quickly! Our teachers and staff are very excited to see happy faces on the first day of school.

This year, the Peninsula School District is providing all the basic school supplies for our students in grades K-5. School supply lists are available for grades 6-12 on each school’s website. 

The first day of school for grades 1-12 is Wednesday, Aug. 31. There is no school on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. The first day of Kindergarten begins on Tuesday, Sept. 6. 

Have questions? Contact your school for more information.

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