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Puffin News February 6, 2020

Message from the Principal

Happy February! Though it is snowy and icy outside, it is warm and cozy inside. The days are getting longer and I hope we have seen the last of the snow this winter. This year is flying by, families are beginning to receive orders and family members are deploying. Spring Break is right around the corner! Our Watch D.O.G.S program has had a great start and we look forward to our spring event with dads to thank those who have already volunteered and to bring more on board! Our Puffins make us so proud! January 30th we held our Geography Bee, and were excited by the competitive spirit and good sportsmanship of the participants. We have also had a few battles for Battle of the Books, and on February 4th, Mr. Hicks team, The Inklings, took 1st place at districts! We also had two Puffins participate in the District Spelling Bee this year, and a 7th grade Peterson Alumna won the District Bee.

Upcoming Events:

February 12 - PTA Meeting

February 14 - Valentine’s Day

February 17 - Snow Make-up School Day!

March 4 & 5 - Conferences

Alutiiq Festival

The 4th grade team at Peterson Elementary hosted its first annual Alutiiq Festival. The festival kicked off with the lighting of a tradition stone and oil lamp by Peterson’s youngest Alutiiq student, Aurora Sholl, and her mother, Hanna Sholl. The Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers performed songs and dances in regalia, educating and answering audience questions throughout the evening. The Alutiiq Museum brought artifacts from their mobile museum, a game, crafts, and their library of Alutiiq publications. The documentary “Keep Talking” was screened in the library. Fourth grade families hosted a bake sale that generated $129 and collected donations on behalf of the Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers and the Alutiiq Museum. The event was able to generate $48 in donations for the Alutiiq Museum and $69 for the Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers. It was a successful way to share Alutiiq culture with our community. We hope to see you all again next year.

Snow Day

School will be IN SESSION on February 17 as a make-up day for January 29.

Battle of the Books

Congratulations to Mr. Hicks’ 3rd grade Battle of the Books team The Inklings. They were the 3rd/4th grade district winners!!

Water Safety Schedule

We are excited to provide time for our students to go to the Coast Guard base pool and learn water safety. Many classes are still looking for male and female volunteers to accompany them, so please check with your teachers and see how you can help with this fun event.

The schedule is as follows: Monday, February 24 & Wednesday, February 26 Ms. Richards, Ms. Rose, Mrs. Noe Friday, February 28 & Monday, March 2 Mrs. Alford Monday, March 2 Mr. Hicks Wednesday, March 4 & Friday, March 6 Mrs. Raisley Ms. Vorhies, Ms. Simeonoff, Ms. Wagner & Mr. Hicks will have a make-up day, to be announced.

PTA Meeting

Peterson PTA Meeting Peterson Cafeteria Wednesday, February 12 at 5:00 pm.

Lunch Balance Reminder:

Please check your child’s lunch account balance. You can view the balance on Unified Classrooms. Please note, it is a family account, so all students in your family in KIBSD will be reflected in the balance.