We love our 100 Mile Club! Starting off the day with a bit of exercise is not only a great way for our kids to burn energy so they can focus better in school, but also exercise increases your immune system for about 3 hours after exercising so they have less chance of picking up a cold or flu virus during the day. It starts at 8:20am every day.
The Whale Tales program is a wonderful way to get your K-2nd graders interested in books and excited about reading. The Whale Tale Volunteers provide a library for your kids to check out books during designated class days and times. The Accelerated Reader program is alive and kicking at Peterson. Parents can look up books your child is reading (www.arbookfind.com) and find out the reading level of the book and the amount of points it is. Also, parents can log in to Renaissance Home Connect at https://Hosted175.renlearn.com/273259/homeconnect and enter your child's user name and password and see which books they have already tested on, and my favorite feature, parents can sign up to receive email notifications of when their child took a reading test!
Every year our PTA provides funding for our awesome assemblies. The kids love them and appreciate our school allowing us to provide them. Some assemblies are grade appropriate, like "Fiddling with History" for 5th grade, "History Brought to Life" for 4th grade; however, we also have school wide assemblies like "Imagination Machine" and others to come, stay tuned!
The PTA yearbook crew puts long hours and lots of creative effort into yearbooks every year and the students look forward to signing them and seeing their photos. Thanks yearbook volunteers! To order your child's yearbook go to www.jostens.com and search John R Peterson Elementary.
This week is a great reminder for all of us to continue healthy lifestyles and add a few new healthy habits (and reduce the unhealthy ones!). This year it is Oct. 22nd-26th.
The science fair has been part of our fall Open House every year for every grade. It is amazing to wander through the classrooms and see the progress of learning from Kinder to the inventions of 5th grade. Save the Date for Feb 28th, 2019.