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|Important Dates - Please Mark Your Calendars 2013-2014|
||Book Fair 9:00 am - 3:30 pm|
||REGULAR Scheduled Day - Day before winter break|
|Breaks||Winter Break 12/23-31; 1/1-5 School Resumes 1/6|
Mid-Winter Break 2/17-21; Spring Break 4/14-18 Last Day Sch: 6/18 or TBD
|1/8 - 17
Window for Explore test-8th graders only-select tab "Services" and counseling
Window for Smarter Balance field test-math & ELA (previously MSP)
Window for 8th Grade Science MSP Testing
VPO Meetings 1/13, 3/10, 5/12 at 1:45
Picking up your student early? Please send your student with a note in the morning--she will be waiting for you on time in the office.
REGISTRATION Information and Forms - Click Here
Inclement Weather---be prepared: local TV or radio station- 89.3FM, 89.9FM, 93.7FM --know your emergency bus routes- http://psd401.net/
- Trimester I: 9/4 - 11/27
- Trimester II: 12/2 - 3/14
- Trimester III: 3/17 - 6/19
The Book Fair is going on right now in the HRMS Libary! Come peruse through books and other items.
**Send wish lists and eCards to family and friends
**Find books, for everyone, from preschool to adults
**All purchases benefit the school
**Orders ship to school for FREE!
**You can continue to order a week after our book fair is over and it still counts!
Can't make it to the book fair?
The Book Fair is ONLINE! Check it out: scholastic.com/fair
Homework Help / Pierce County Library
Get free help from online tutors every day from 1-10 p.m. for one-to-one help with everything from homework to state-aligned skills building and test prep. Professionally trained and experienced tutors help students of all ages with math, science, English and social studies. Click here for link to Pierce County Library
It is preferable to make an appointment with our office manager, Lena Rudquist at 253.530.1905. If you would like to tour our school please call to schedule an appointment.
**ALL forms CLICK HERE and SCROLL DOWN for all the forms and turn them in along with proof of residence (a bill with your name & address.)
Implementation of the Common Core Standards
During the next school year Peninsula School District will begin a two-year implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics and English Language Arts. These standards were developed to define the knowledge and skills students should attain to be prepared to succeed in college and career.
Continuing are the high quality teaching practices that you see in our district. Some changes you will see in the classroom include emphasis in reading more informational and complex texts, writing to justify thinking, and more problem solving and problem-based learning. Knowledge and skills to be mastered at each grade level are clearly stated and reflect higher standards.
A brief introduction to Common Core Standards for each grade level can be found on the National PTA website, http://pta.org/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2796.
The new assessments that correspond to the CCSS will be implemented in the spring of 2015.
We will continue to keep you updated throughout our two-year implementation process.