As we prepare for the redistricting of our elementary schools and make plans to accommodate the explosive growth taking place in Gig Harbor North, new out-of-district transfer requests will be impacted as follows:
Fillable transfer forms and school district transfer policies are available online at www.psd401.net at the Family scroll down menu under the Transfers tab. Completed forms must be returned to the District office via email, post, or drop-off, no later than April 30th. If you have questions, please call Roxann Tallman at 253-530-1007.
April 10, 2015
Dear Parents, Staff, Students and Community Members:
It is hard to believe Spring Break has already arrived. Graduations, moving-on ceremonies, and celebration assemblies are ready to go. It is a great time in the Peninsula School District for staff, parents, and students. Here are a few things of note in the District:
While there is no school during the break, the District’s central office will be open for general business April 13-17 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., or by appointment.
Please visit the Peninsula School District website often for updates and information about upcoming activities.
Be sure to put the following dates on your calendar:
CAPE was a Saturday STEM event that served 200 middle school girls from all 4 schools which translates to nearly 1/5 of the total 6th-8th grade girls in our school district with 3 Keynote speakers (Structural Engineering CEO, Aeronautical Engineer, and ER doctor), Community and Teacher-led Expo featuring 30 booths of 6th-12th grade Science and Math classes and clubs plus organizations like Harbor WildWatch, and 20 Career Workshops where the kids did hands-on activities like learning suturing techniques on oranges with surgeons, testing LEGO structures on an earthquake shake table with engineers, and getting to use an ultrasound and Doppler on pregnant patients with OBs. The whole event was Superhero themed with the hope to encourage more girls into STEM classes and careers. There are some cool pictures featured on the Peninsula School District's Facebook too.
Post event stats-
* 69% of girls said CAPE made them more confident to take Math, Science, and STEM electives in the future.
* 90% of participants reported CAPE increased their interest in STEM careers
* 100% of CAPE attendants said they would recommend CAPE to a friend.
Spring has sprung and reminds us that it is "Wildlife Season” when our community typically has sightings of bears, cougars, and coyotes. We encourage students and parents to be alert when walking to and from bus stops.
Here are Fish And Wildlife bulletins for interacting safely with wildlife:
Bears - Do's and Don'ts in Bear Country
Cougars - Preventing Conflicts With Cougars
Coyotes - Living with Coyotes
Stay safe out there!