Three Days of School Remaining in 2017
December 13, 2017


Morning [First_Name],

Winter break is quickly approaching. Before you completely shift your attention to the holidays, take a moment to finish a few end-of-year activities happening within our school and in our community.

  • After-School Program registration is happening now! Sign-up at 6crickets.

  • Donate to support hungry students in Kirkland and LWSD during the Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign. 

  • Find that missing coat, scarf, or hat in our Lost & Found. Anything left on December 15th will be donated to Treehouse.  

  • Check out the update by LWSD about our new school. They are closing up design development and soon will be in permitting. Learn More

  • Mark your calendars for the upcoming PTSA General Meeting on January 11th, and a NEW community fundraising event, The Green Gala on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th. 

We hope that you are surrounded by joy, laughter, and love this holiday season. We look forward to seeing you again in 2018!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!



After-School Program Registration Happening Now!

Registration for our Winter Session is now open and classes are filling up fast. Register today!

The PTSA, with the support of Principle Garcia and staff, are bringing 3 new programs to the line up. Mad Science offers an exciting chemistry program, Kirkland Arts Center is bringing us Ceramics with our very own PK parent Rupa Palasamudram, and if you hear sweet music in the corridors it will be from our new Guitar program. You can read more about these and the rest of the programs at 6crickets

Remember, our After-School Programs are organized by the PTSA, and for insurance purposes require a PTSA parent chaperone for each program. The chaperone does not have to partake in the class but rather ensures the students are safe, make it to/from their classes, and are picked-up appropriately. In return for volunteering to chaperone the entire session, the parent is offered free or reduced tuition for their child. If we do not have one parent volunteer, we then operate a roster and all parents will be required to chaperone at least one class. Please contact us if you are interested in signing up to be a chaperone. Learn More.

Support Hungry Students in our Community. Donate Today. 

Over 900 kids in Lake Washington School District go hungry over the weekend if they don't receive food from Pantry Packs. Please support hungry students in Kirkland and Lake Washington School District by donating during the Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign!

Donate online from December 4th-17th. Click on Peter Kirk once you get to the site.

  • $250 will provide food to one student for an entire school year.

  • $25 donation will support a student for a month.

Help Peter Kirk Elementary reach our goal of feeding 20 students for a year. Thank you for your generosity. If you have questions, please contact Margo Wei. Learn More.

Reclaim Your Lost Items

While I haven't found a small, reliable tracking device for my student's coat, I can tell you the first place we look when something goes missing - the Lost and Found at Peter Kirk! The school's rack is bursting at the seams with articles that want to be found. Take a moment to locate your lost items before Friday, December 15th. After Friday, all items left will be donated to Treehouse

Our New School: Finishing Design and Moving to Permitting

Peter Kirk Elementary will soon complete the design development phase and then submit documents to the City of Kirkland to permit the project. Updated designs have been added to the school's project page on the LWSD website. Construction activities are scheduled to start this spring, and the school is expected to be complete in Fall 2019. Come to the PTSA General Membership Meeting on January 11th to Learn More.



Reduce the Whining, Attitude and Battles!

Elevate your family from good to great in a six-week Positive Discipline parenting class! Bring more peace and connection to your home and become the parent you wish to be! Register today for this fun and interactive class. You will come away with a toolbox of fresh new parenting ideas!

Classes will be held at Peter Kirk on Wednesday evenings, January 10th - February 14th. The cost is $150 for an individual and $200 for couples.

To register or for class details, visit Positive Discipline Class Series. Space is limited so register today!

To find out more about Positive Discipline, check out Sound Discipline or Positive Discipline Association. Or if you have questions around this class, contact Kristin Nasman



Thank you to our fabulous volunteers who dedicated the day for the Hearing and Vision Screening on November 28th. The screening was a great success thanks to each of you. Thank you to Jonnel Bowser, Christine Bergstein, Josh Reiss, Jessica Conver, Stephanie Lecovin, Wendy Alston, Rochelle Haberl, Sara Taniguchi, Ossanak Momeni, Andrew McAllister, Christin Walenczak, Angela Henkens, Babak Mojarad, Jessica Mavromatis, Olga Tarakanova, Margo Wei and Maria Antuzzi. Thank you also to Aarti Thorat, Jonnel Bowser, Nikki Strep and Maureen Crabtree for keeping our volunteers fed by bringing snacks! 

We appreciate your dedication and time spent on our wonderful students!



PTSA General Meeting and Parent Education (January 11, 7pm)

Our next PTSA General Meeting will be on January 11th at 7pm. The meeting begins with a brief discussion of business (30 minutes) including an update from Principal Garcia about the school construction project followed by a Parent Education topic. January's topic is Summer Camps! Did you know that many summer camps require early registration and fill up fast?! So let's get ahead of the game and come together to compare notes on the best summer camp(s) your students have attended. 

Give us your thoughts by filling out this one question survey! We will compile the list and share it during our discussion in January. 

All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Save the Date! Peter Kirk Green Gala (Saturday, March 17, 2018)

What better way to spend St. Patrick's Day than surrounded by friends at a party to raise funds for the new school!

The Woodmark Hotel will be the perfect setting for what's going to be a Spring night to remember. Live music, dancing and fabulous auction items are just a teaser of what's to come.

Event Details: 

  • Location: The Woodmark Hotel
  • Date & Time: March 17, 2018, 6pm-11pm
  • Dress: Cocktail attire

Get your sitter booked, be thinking about possible auction items to donate, and be on the lookout for more details to come in the new year.



Earn Cash for Peter Kirk Throughout the Year!

Don't forget there are many ways to continue to raise money for Peter Kirk throughout the year!

  • Use the Peter Kirk Amazon Link when shopping to earn money for the school. Bookmark the page and use it all year long.
  • Ring doorbell will give $25 back to Peter Kirk for any purchases by typing in 6peterkirk.
  • If you shop at PCC purchase a scrip card through our online store on MSA and 5% goes back to Peter Kirk!

There are always ways to get involved in the school! A few committees are preparing to gear up, so sign up today!


  • Carnival Committee: Wanted: energetic and engaged volunteer(s) to join our stellar Carnival planning team! The carnival committee is comprised of 8 roles shared by 5-6 volunteers. We are looking for a person or two to fill the role of Games and Prize Coordinator(s). We begin planning just after Mid-Winter Break, meeting once in March and April and then as needed in May. Come help us make this the best celebration of the Year! Questions? Contact Elysia Heller
  • School Play Committee: The Little Mermaid is just around the corner and we need YOU! Play week is April 10th-14th. Although it is auditioned, rehearsed and performed in 5 days, it takes a team of parents, working behind the scene, to pull it off. Learn more. Questions? Contact April Rickard.

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