Fun Run Celebration 2015

Ready. Set. RUN!

In our email last week, we announced the launch of the PTSA’s one fundraiser of the year to fund our ongoing activities, programs and events. As of today, we have raised over $26,000. Thank you for your generosity!

We aren’t done yet! Our goal is to raise $60,000.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to donate yet, don’t delay! Donate online today using the link below.


For those who have already donated, thank you! Please consider extending your impact further:

  • Submit your donation for company matching
  • Invite family and friends to participate in the fundraiser. Forward this newsletter and your link above. The funds they donate will automatically be donated in your student’s name.

The Fun Run isn’t just a fundraiser. It's also an event for all our students to show their Peter Kirk pride!

On September 29th, each student will receive a new 2017 Peter Kirk t-shirt and will go outside to run around the field (rain or shine). Parents are welcome to attend and cheer their students on.

  • Grades K, 1, and 2 run from 9:45-10:15am.
  • Grades 3, 4, and 5 run from 10:20-11am.

 Please consider volunteering to make this event a day the kids will not forget! Sign up below.

To learn more about the Fun Run, please visit our website.



Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Night

September 28th 

Fathers and Father-Figures:  Do you want to become a Watchdog this year? Watch D.O.G.S. is a fun and helpful way for dads, uncles, grandpas and other father-figures to get involved at Peter Kirk.

On Thursday, September 28th, join us at the school for pizza with your student(s) and a brief presentation about the program. Please bring $10 cash to contribute for pizza. Those who attend will have the first opportunity to get their desired Watch D.O.G.S. date(s)! Please RSVP within the Signup link below so we can have a rough count for food. 


Those who can't make the kick-off will have a chance to sign up on October 4th. Scheduling will all be done online this year through MySchoolAnywhere Signups.
Thanks to Geoff Lecovin and Steve Squillace for stepping up as Top Dog Coordinators! For more information on the program, visit our Watch D.O.G.S. page below.


Costume Swap!

September 28th - 29th

City of Kirkland: Costume Swap

Trade your old costumes for ones that are new-to-you! Donate costumes, masks and accessories in front of Peter Kirk on September 28th and 29th. Then complete the swap by selecting a donated costume at City Hall – Peter Kirk Room (123 5th Ave) on Saturday, September 30, from 10am -11:30am! 

For more information, please visit the City of Kirkland website. 




Calling Artists, Writers, Dancers, Musicians, Photographers and Filmmakers!


The Reflections is a National PTA - sponsored fine arts recognition program and competition. All students K-
12 are invited to participate in this national and state event.

This year's theme is "Within Reach"

The deadline for entry is November 4th.


See our website for rules and to download the student entry form. There are copies available at the front office as



Eagle Marathon

October 2nd

On Your Mark, Get Set, RUN!

The Fourth Annual Eagles Marathon kicks off on October 2nd.  Students in all grades can run, walk, skip or jump their way to 26.2 miles over the course of 7 weeks.  Running takes place at lunch recess every day except Wednesdays.  

We are asking parents to please get involved by encouraging your child from home. Ask if he/she is participating, monitor progress, and if possible come out to cheer and/or run with your child. Challenge your child to see if he/she can run more miles or laps each week than the week before.  

Parent volunteers will be needed daily. This is an easy and fast way to get involved. Sign up through MySchoolAnywhere below



Peter Kirk Chorus First Rehearsal

October 3rd 

The Peter Kirk Chorus will have its first rehearsal on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd from 3:20-4:00 p.m. in the Music Room. Chorus is for 4th and 5th grade students who like to sing and perform. They meet every Tuesday at the above time from October through March, except for conference weeks.  


Information letters with permission slips are being distributed in music class this week and next.  All interested students should get a chorus letter from Ms. Peterson, return it signed by a parent or guardian, and come to the first rehearsal on October 3rd.  


Chorus is capped at 70 students. If more than 70 students show up on October 3rd, then all 5th grade students will be accepted, but there will be a drawing for the remaining 4th grade slots. Students who are on patrol that day should fulfill their patrol duties and then come to rehearsal.


Questions?  E-mail Ms. Peterson  


Walk to School

October 4th

Mark your calendars and plan to walk (or wheel) to school with your kids on October 4th. We’ll be celebrating the benefits of walking with a few fun activities before the first bell.


We would love some help setting up, and running activities. If you are able to help signup below.


See you there! 




Counselor Corner

by: Melanie Miller

Mrs. Miller is our school’s new Peter Kirk counselor! She will be featured in our newsletter regularly bringing resources and insights to us parents. We can’t wait to see what is to come!

This month read her "Counselor Chat" to learn more about her philosophy and background. In addition, read Success at School Begins at Home to help you and your student(s) make a great start to the school year!


Counselor Chat


Success Begins at Home



Wellness Tip

by: Stephanie Lecovin

If you missed our General Membership Meeting last week, Stephanie Lecovin (a Peter Kirk parent and Registered Dietitian) lead a great discussion about different strategies to build healthy school lunches our kids will eat. Check out the flyer below for her tips and healthy suggestions!


Creative Lunches Flyer




Tech Tip

by: Tricia Barendt

Volunteer Signups will happen through MySchooolAnywhere (MSA) instead of Signup Genius. MSA works a bit differently. We cannot send a direct link to a given event. Instead, you need to select the event in which you are interested in the SIGNUP section of MSA. From there, you can see the list of needs and sign up. The system will email you a reminder before the event, but you can also see what you are committed to anytime on your mobile app by selecting SignUps, Your SignUps.


  • Fun Run: September 29th: We need a few parents to help set up to make this an event the kids won’t soon forget!
  • Outdoor Education: Teachers will be sending out a request for volunteers for the 2nd Grade Garden and 3rd Grade Outdoor Classroom. These programs are gearing up soon, no experience is necessary! For questions or more information, please contact Ashley Fitzpatrick, VP Enrichment.
  • Eagle Marathon: Opportunities to help daily in each of the three recesses to cheer on our students and punch their cards. It is a fun way to volunteer and meet some other parents.
  • Walk to School: Help setup, run events and greet students as they walk to school. This is an event you and your student can help at!



  • After School Enrichment Begins:
    • Sept 25-29
  • 5th Grade Camp:
    • Sept 25-27
  • Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Night:
    • Sept 28  6:00 pm
  • Fun Run:
    • Sept 29 9:45-10:20 am
  • Halloween Costume Collection
    • Sept 28-29
  • Eagle Marathon Kick-Off
    • Oct 2
  • Walk-to-School Day
    • Oct 4

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