Otter News

August 20, 2020


Otter Community Connection

Please join us next Wednesday, August 26th from 5-6pm via zoom for a parent Artondale information session. This will be a time with the principal, dean, and counselor to ask questions and connect as a community.

Topic: Otter Community Connection

Time: Aug 26, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Office is OPEN!

Our office hours are from 9am to 1pm daily. Please call Pauline at 253-530-1105 or email if you have any questions.

Class Lists

Finding out your child's teacher for the upcoming year is exciting.

Right now, we are finalizing our class lists to ensure we have all students who will be returning and new otters who will be joining our community.

On Wednesday, September 2nd, we will send a school messenger with your child's teachers name.

Beep & Greet

Please join us for our drive-thru open house BEEP and GREET on Thursday, September 3rd. Staff will be there along the car route to wave and welcome families.

  • Kinders 3:00 - 3:45 pm (If you have older siblings you can come during the 4-6 session if that is better for your family).

  • 1st - 5th grade 4:00 -6:00 pm *Look for our flyer next week with time slots by last name.

Learning/Supply kits, textbooks, and devices are available for pick-up.

We hope to see you there!


The school will be providing the necessary supplies for K-5 students this year. Each grade level has specific supplies that are needed.

We know that each child has various preferences with the items below. Therefore, we are asking you to please re-use what you already have at home or buy if you would like.

  • Headphones with or without a microphone
  • Extra writing tools - markers, crayons, pencils, colored pencils (we are going to supply some)
  • Scissors based on if your child needs left or right handed

Class supply lists, if you would like to personalize and get your own supplies.

*If you need assistance with the above supplies, please contact Mimi Mathews our school counselor

Please join us at our Beep and Greet on Thursday, September 3rd to pick up your students learning/supply kit.

Welcome New Kinders

Kindergarten families we are excited to have you join our Artondale community.

If you have not completed our survey, Please take a moment and complete so we have valuable information about your child.

Welcome New Staff

New Artondale Updates

I am sure if you have driven along 40th you have seen the progress of our new school. Check out the aerial photo from August 14th. Things are really moving along!

Visit the district website for more information about the project.

If you haven't seen it yet in action, please drive by and see how our future school is being built.

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Lunches are being served all summer until August 28th! Please continue to stop by during our lunch pick up times from 11-1 M-F. Janna hopes to see you there!!

If you are leaving the school district

If your child is not returning to a school within the Peninsula School District - all devices and hotspots need to be returned to the school. You may drop off during the library drop off times and/or contact your classroom teacher, Mrs. Faker, or Mrs. Rosendahl to make arrangements.

Chromebook Repairs & WiFi

If you are having problems with your chromebook, please send an email to Include student name, school name and the issue with the Chromebook. PLEASE CHECK SPAM FOLDERS FOR REPLIES FROM SERVICE CENTRAL! They will usually respond within 24 hours. Thank you!

As a reminder, If you need internet services, please e-mail Jessica Rosendahl,, and she will put in a request for a wifi hot spot from the district. If you come to our school parking lot you can get external district wifi sitting in your car.

Welcome Class of 2033! Kindergarten enrollment is still open!

Will your child be 5 by August 31, 2020? If yes, NOW is the time to register for kindergarten.

Starting kindergarten is an exciting and emotional time for parents and their children. Our schools offer events, transition programs and other opportunities for children and parents to meet school staff and classmates before school starts. Early registration makes sure parents will receive information about these opportunities and helps ensure a smooth transition.

Visit for information and to register online.

The Peninsula School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District’s Title IX and Compliance Officer, Dan Gregory, at (253) 530-1009, email or the Section 504 and ADA Coordinator, John Yellowlees, at (253) 530-1081, email address: 14015 62nd Ave. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.