Peterson's News

August 30, 2020

Newsletter Highlights

  • Principal's Message
  • Material/Resource Pick- Up
  • Meet and Greet
  • Kindergarten Orientation
  • Technology
  • Parent University - Chromebooks
  • Dates

Principal's Message

Good Afternoon,


It is finally here, the start of school!!! I know that I am excited to begin our year!! We have some new faces and some familiar faces returning to Peterson!!


  • Lexi Scheid - New 5th Grade Teacher
  • Jessica Winters - Psychologist

  • Michelle Herner - Occupational Therapist

  • Bobbie Johnson - Physical Therapist

  • Beverly Eisenhut - Vision Itinerant

  • Jenna Sticken - Orientation and Movement Itinerant

  • Mary Noga - Certified School Nurse


This week you will be receiving information from your child's classroom teacher about their schedule, expectations as well as other important classroom information.


The link below contains information about Technology, Food Service, Childcare, School Supplies, Remote Learning Home Environment, Safety, and Parent Resources.


I look forward to "seeing" you this week!!!


Best,

Alli Landstrom

Material/Resources Pick-Up

We will host a materials/resources pick-up for all of our students in Grades K-5 on Tuesday, September 1st. Students will pick-up supply kits, yearbooks as well as other resources that are needed for learning. Please read the document below for more information and the process.

Meet and Greet

We will have a Virtual Meet and Greet on Tuesday, September 1st from 3:00-3:30. Each teacher will have Zoom meeting where students can join to meet their teacher as well as their classmates. The Zoom links will be sent to you on Monday, August 31st at 5:00. In addition, our incredible PTA has ordered signage so that you can still have those back to school photos! The signage will recognize both our incoming Kindergarteners and our First - Fifth grade students. The signage will be on Peterson's property on Tuesday, September 1st until 8:00pm. Please make sure you are maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.

Kindergarten Orientation

We think it is vitally important for our Kindergarteners and their families to have an opportunity to talk with the teacher and familiarize themselves with the expectations of Kindergarten. On Thursday, September 3rd, Kindergarten families will be scheduled to attend small group Zoom sessions. The schedule is based upon the student's last name and it is below. Kindergarteners will begin their full schedule on Friday, September 4th. Links for Zoom will be shared closer to the date of the orientation. Kindergarten students will begin their full day schedule on Friday, September 4th. Please also know that we are aware this is new for our K students and we will pace lessons and expectations to help them acclimate to school over the first weeks.



  • Last Name A-D: 9:30-10:00
  • Last Name E-H: 10:00-10:30
  • Last Name I-L: 10:30-11:00
  • Last Name M-Q: 11:00-11:30
  • Last Name R-Z: 11:30-12:00

Technology Information

Parent University - Chromebooks

Is your child receiving a Chromebook for the first time in District 204? Parents with children in kindergarten through second grade or who are new to District 204 are invited to join us for “Parent University: Chromebooks,” from 7 to 8 pm on Monday, August 31. This parent event will be streamed live on the district’s YouTube channel and available afterward for on-demand viewing. Topics covered include an overview of Chromebook basic functions and Google tools students will use during the school year.

Dates

  • Aug. 28 - Teacher Assignments Posted in Parent Vue after 4:00 pm
  • Sept. 1 - Materials and Resources pick up day (See information above)
  • Sept. 1 - Virtual Meet and Greet 3:00-3:30
  • Sept. 3 - Start of Virtual School
  • Sept. 3 - KDG Orientation
  • Sept. 7 - No School - Labor Day
  • Sept. 9 - Virtual Curriculum Night
  • Sept. 14 - No School - Institute Day

District Calendar: http://www.ipsd.org/calendar/SchoolCalendar2021.pdf