Peterson's News


Good Evening,

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! The students continue to do a wonderful job following our Panther Pledges of Be Respectful and Be Responsible. This week, students will focus on what it means to Be Safe. During this week, we will teach safety lessons to students. The lessons will cover the mandatory drills for fire and tornado and also general school safety. The following safety skills will be presented in age appropriate ways: listen to an adult, be alert, situational awareness, moving with a purpose, exit awareness and rally points. These lessons are designed to cover the basic components of school safety without creating anxiety or worry in students.

As always if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Alli Landstrom


  • No School on Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day
  • No School on Tuesday, September 7th because of Institute Day
  • Wednesday, September 8th is a late start. Students will enter the building beginning at 9:00. We will begin our day 9:15. Busses will run 10 minutes later than the regular time.
  • Please self-certify for the month of September using ParentVUE
  • Our first Spirit Day is Friday, September 10th. We want everyone to wear our Peterson colors purple and yellow. We will choose a winner from primary (K-2) and a winner from intermediate (3-5).
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Sophia Miller - #SOPHIASTRONG

Please make sure you support our October 14th dinner night!! The Peterson PTA will be donating the proceeds of our October 14th dinner night at McDonald's to Lurie Children's Hospital in Sophia's name. We hope to see you there and are grateful for your support!

PTA Updates

  • PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Attention all Panther families! Please consider joining this year's PTA! Memberships are only $25 per family and funds go towards so many important events here at school for both students and staff. As a PTA member, you will have exclusive access to the Parent Directory! Please use the link below if you would like to join. Thank you for your support!

  • PICNIC IN THE PARK - SEPTEMBER 14TH Join us for the first ever Peterson Picnic in the Park (Peterson Blacktop) on Tuesday, September 14th from 6:00pm -8:00pm! We will have food available for purchase from Go Doggy Run, a taco and hot dog cart, (Vegetarian options available) as well as from Small Cakes, a cupcake truck. All vendors will be located on the blacktop. This is a great time to take a break from cooking and meet other Peterson families. The playground will be open! We recommend bringing camp chairs or a blanket to enjoy your yummy treats. Our Spirit Wear Vendor will also be on site for this event! MENU:

  • SEPTEMBER DINNER NIGHT: Please join us for our next dinner night at Panera Bread

    Wednesday, September 22nd from Open-Close at the Showplace Drive Location. See flyer below.

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Important Dates

  • September 6 - No School in observance of Labor Day

  • September 7 - No School Institute Day

  • September 9 - PTA Meeting at 9:30 am in MPR

  • September 10 - Spirit Day

  • September 15 - Fall Picture Day

  • September 22 - PTA Dinner at Panera

  • October 11 - No School in observance of Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day

  • October 14 - PTA Dinner Night at McDonald's all proceeds to Sophia Miller

Previous Information

Benchmarking Assessments

Indian Prairie School District 204 will administer aimswebPlus benchmark assessments this fall to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The administration window is from August 30th - September 17th. These brief Illinois Learning Standards aligned assessments evaluate student academic performance and growth in the areas of reading and mathematics. Specifically, depending on grade level, literacy measures will assess vocabulary, phonological awareness, word recognition, reading comprehension and reading fluency. Additionally, depending on grade level, numeracy measures will assess number sense, operations, algebraic thinking, measurement/data, geometry, fractions and ratios/proportions. The assessment results are used by teachers and administrators to assist with instructional planning and differentiation at the grade, classroom and student level. Should you have any questions regarding aimswebPlus, please contact me.