Peterson Specials Newsletter

PE, Music, and Art

Welcome to Winter!

This newsletter features:

Reindeer Romp, Basketball Performance,

"The Nutcracker," "A Bugz Christmas," Tidwell MS Performances, Stars Game

The Dallas Museum of Art and other free museums and places to take your family this season!


Thank you to everyone who participated in Reindeer Romp this year and helped make it such a huge success! We appreciate your support for our school!

In P.E. class we are currently doing our basketball unit. Students are practicing their basketball handling and dribbling skills, passing skill, and shooting skills.

Basketball Performance: This an opportunity for 3-5 graders who would like to show their skills! Those that sign up will learn a basketball dribbling and handling routine to music and then perform it at halftime of one of the high school basketball games. Students will practice before and after school to learn the routine. Sign-ups, practice times, and performance date will be coming soon!

Coach Brewer, Coach Nichols, and Coach Dierks thank you!


There are many exciting things happening in the music department! The Second Graders music program, “A Bugz Christmas!” performed last night! Check out some pictures below!

In addition to every grade level singing, playing instruments and learning about "The Nutcracker", there are several performance events coming up!

Next week we will have musicians from Tidwell Middle School on campus to perform.

Wednesday 12/16....CHOIR 12:30-1:00
Thursday 12/17........ORCHESTRA 10:00-11:00
Friday 12/18.............BAND 9:45

CHOIR performs at a Dallas STARS game next Tuesday, December 15th! Tickets to all who have purchased will be handed to students the day before on Monday 12/14 at school. The Choir members will need to be in their seats at the American Airlines Center by 6:45. The doors open for all at 6:00. Peterson Choir will perform a pre-game song and then a song during an intermission. Students are free to go after they sing.

Please feel free to contact the music teachers with any questions. Have a wonderful holiday break!

Marlie Cote Mac Probst

O.A. Peterson Music Specialist O.A. Peterson Music Specialist

(817) 698-5048 (817) 698-5049


Our 3rd grade field trip to the Dallas Museum was a great success! All the students and teachers were led by a DMA docent to experience the Stories in Art tour and also had the opportunity to check out the Creative Connections Center! Click through the slideshow below to see pictures from the trip!

Parents, If you are looking for fun things to do with your family over Winter Break, the following places are all FREE:

The Dallas Museum of Art

Nasher Sculpture Center

The Amon Carter Museum

The Sid Richardson Museum

The Bureu of Printing and Engraving

Monnig Meteorite Gallery

The Botanical Research Institute

Cedar Ridge Reserve

Fort Worth Botanic Garden (almost free)

Always Welcoming Donations

  • sharpies
  • glue sticks
  • scrapbook paper
  • egg cartons
  • cereal boxes
  • plastic cottage cheese containers
  • plastic frosting containers
  • plastic butter containers

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @OAP_ART

Check out our school website here.

Mrs. Ericsson and Mrs. Mock thank you!

Questions? Feel free to email Mrs. Ericsson or Mrs. Mock


Please send these to school with your child. Their teachers have collection bags in their classrooms. P.E., music and art all benefit from collecting these.
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