February 2020


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Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy - VOTE BY FEBRUARY 11, 2020

The Peninsula School District will ask voters to approve a three-year Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy, to replace an expiring levy that was approved by voters in 2016. The replacement levy accounts for 18% of the District’s annual budget.

State and federal dollars do not fully fund day-to-day operations, so the District must rely on local residents to make up the difference. The levy funds many critical areas, such as teachers, nurses, para-educators, counselors, custodians, music, athletics, extra-curricular activities, safety and security, special education, highly capable, and preventative routine maintenance projects. Athletics and extra-curricular activities are fully funded by levy dollars.

The current levy will expire in 2020, so this will not be a new tax. The replacement levy must be passed by voters to continue the programs listed above. The levy is for a fixed dollar amount and the District cannot collect more money if property values increase. The estimated levy tax rate is $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Please remember to vote by February 11, 2020.

Find out more information about the levy at:


Ms. Kristi Brooks
Purdy Elementary

Grow. Learn. Inspire.


Important Dates

  • 2/3-2/6 2nd grade swim @ YMCA
  • 2/11 Choir Festival (details below)
  • 2/12 PTA Meeting 6:00
  • 2/17-2/21 Mid-Winter Break - No School
  • 2/27 STEAM Night & Science Fair 5:00 - 7:00
  • 2/28 Terrific Kids Assembly 1:50-2:20 (3-5) & 2:45-3:15 (K-2)

  • 3/2-3/5 First Safety
  • 3/10 4th grade field trip (9:15-3:00) - State Capital
  • 3/18 PTA Meeting 3:40-4:40
  • 3/27 Terrific Kids Assembly 1:50-2:20 (K-2) & 2:45-3:15 (3-5)


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District Choir Festival at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church for Elementary and High School Choirs - Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

District Choir Festival at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church for Elementary and High School Choirs - Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Our 5th grade Purdy Panther Choir will be participating in the District Choir Festival on Tuesday, February 11th at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church for an all-day dress rehearsal and evening concert.

Please send your child to school that morning in their choir T-shirt and a completely disposable sack lunch with extra snacks and a disposable bottle of water.

We will leave Purdy by district school bus around 9:30am and be back at Purdy around 2:45. Please return your signed permission slips to Mrs. Sumrall no later than 2/10.

Students will be asked to return to Chapel Hill in the Gathering Room at 6:15pm for warm-ups. The evening concert is at 7pm.

Panther Choir is officially done after the District Choir Festival on 2/11, but may continue on Tuesday mornings only. We will keep you posted. Thank you!


  • Purdy Panther Choir has been selected to perform the National Anthem at the Mariners game on Friday, May 1st: Mariners vs Houston Astros at 7:10pm.
  • Tickets will go on sale shortly so watch for that and other important details coming home soon.



This program is intended for girls grades 3-5 to help build confidence while making friendships and encouraging one another through physical activity!

  • Practices will begin the first week of March starting on Tuesday, March 3rd and will go through mid-May.
  • Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-5:15 at Purdy Elementary.
  • There will be a celebratory 5k run on May 16th for all participants.

Purdy is in need of coaches for Girls on the Run!

Here is the link to register to be a coach:

For more information please contact Leslie Hughes at


STEAM Night & Science Fair

Your family is invited to participate in a STEAM hands-on activity family night! Come on February 27th, 5-7pm and explore, have fun and let your imagination run wild. IDEA Hatch, Snapology, Brix for Kidz, Bogs of Doom and Tacoma Children’s Museum will be hosting fun and engaging booths for the whole family to enjoy.

What is STEAM?

  • Science is a way of thinking it
  • Technology and Engineering is a way of doing it
  • Art is a way of expressing it
  • Math is a way of measuring it

A limited number of science fair boards are available in the science room for $2. This year's Science Fair is required for students in 5h grade. Students in other grades are welcome to submit projects, they will not be graded.


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Get your acts prepared for the Talent Show! Auditions begin Monday Feb 24th through March 6th and will take place during recess or by appointment at the end of the day, 2:25-4pm.

Specific times and dates for auditions will be scheduled for specific grade levels by Feb 10th. We look forward to seeing what the kids are preparing!

Talent Show will be Thursday April 9th, 6-7:30pm.

For scheduling or questions please contact Mrs. Walloch & Mrs. Elton. &


YMCA Mid-Winter Break Camp

February 18th – 21st (closed 2/17 for President’s Day)

  • At Purdy Elementary School 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Registrations forms available at the school office or in the Commons when the YMCA is in session (6:30-8:45 am / 3:30-6:30 pm)
  • $50 daily or $176 for all 4 days
  • Questions, please call 360.813.1813
  • Camps are also offered at all YMCA facility branches. Please visit

Return registration forms to:

YMCA Kitsap Child Care Business Office

3330 Kitsap Way

Bremerton, WA 98312

Scan and email to

Fax to 360.627.9047


PTA Update

Purdopoly Tickets are On Sale!

Join your PTA and fellow Purdy Parents on Saturday, March 7 at 5pm for our bi-annual auction benefiting your Purdy PTA. The event is held at Canterwood and ALL are invited. Invites will be going home soon in go-home folders (watch for the red envelop). Your PTA at Purdy provides critical programing for literacy, math, science, art and more. Tickets are on sale on the auction's website:

The cost for a single ticket is $60, a couple is $120 and a VIP Table for 10 is $750.

If you have any questions please contact Sara Patinkin at

Auction Items Needed:

The Purdy Auction is March 7th, but before the fun begins, we need your help getting donations. Your donation of a party, service, vacation home, a suite at Century Link or TMobile Park or any item of value can make a BIG difference. Also, don't forget to help full your child's classroom basket as well.

If you have and item to donate or any questions please contact, Julie Pero, Auction Procurement Chair at to find out more.

Volunteer for the Auction

The Auction committee is looking for parent and staff volunteers to help at Purdyopoly on Saturday, March 7. There are lots of different volunteer positions available and many can be combined with others to make a night of it. All auction volunteers will receive a bidder number and dinner. There will be two trainings for the auction volunteers. One of Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6pm for volunteers not using computers and one of February 26 at 6pm for check-in and data entry volunteers. If you interested please sign up here:

Yes, I want to volunteer at the auction

If you have questions please contact, Sara Patinkin at

PTA Meeting, Wednesday, February 12 at 6pm

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, February, 2020 at 3:45pm in the Library. Childcare and snacks will be provided. If you have questions please contact your PTA President at

Science Fair & STEAM Night, Thursday, February 27, 2020

The PTA will be hosting its Annual STEAM Night on Thursday, February 27, 2020. This year we will welcome Idea Hatch and Snapology who will both bring fun and interactive activities for families. Stay tuned for additional details...

Science Fair: 5pm-7pm - Come and check out the 5th grade science fair projects as well as students from other grades who participated in the Fair.

STEAM Night: 5:30pm-7pm

Volunteers will be needed to help at STEAM Night. If you have the time please consider volunteering.

Click here to volunteer at STEAM Night


2019-2020 YEAR ROUND UPDATES - To ensure we have the correct phone numbers and emergency contacts for your child please take a moment and do your year round update.

You can access the update through your parent portal. Please take a moment to complete your update and ensure all your phone numbers and emergency contact information are correct. All changes need to be completed through the portal.

Please log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal by navigating to the PSD website, then select the Portals dropdown (from the top navigation bar) and select Parent Portal. Please note: You will not be able to update your information via the PowerSchool mobile app.

Then, simply click the Year Round Update from the left-hand menu to review and update each student account in your portal. Please do this as soon as possible.

If you don’t know how to log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal, please watch this short video.


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