Summer Edition: Preparing for September


We are officially half way through summer! 

No matter if you are counting down the days of summer with joy or dread, September is only four weeks away. 


This summer edition of our Eagle Flyer is chock-full of information to help you prepare for the next school year at Peter Kirk. If you aren't quite ready to think about the start of school - file this email away to reference later in the month. If your family is leaving the Peter Kirk nest, we wish you well in your next adventure.

Enjoy the next half of summer!


School supply list is ready!


Peter Kirk Elementary 2018-2019 School Supply list has been published. Download the list to see what is needed.


Due to a successful Fun Run last year, Peter Kirk PTSA is purchasing select items in bulk for students this year. Parents you will not have to purchase:

  • White copy paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Kleenex
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

For all other items, consider earning money for your PTSA by buying school supplies at either School Toolbox (info below) or through a special link on ( 


Simplify school supply shopping. 


Purchase your student's school supplies from the comfort of your own home, while raising money for the PTSA. Once again you can take care of your student’s school supplies in just a few clicks at and 5% goes back to the PTSA.


Kits are available now and must be ordered by August 16th to guarantee delivery by the start of the school year. To order, visit, enter Peter Kirk Elementary, select the appropriate kit(s) and check out. You can customize your kit however you'd like, so if you already have items in your home, you can delete those from your list!

Questions? Contact


Plan your year with the draft 2018-2019 Calendar of Events.


For those of you that like to plan ahead, download the 2018-2019 Calendar of Events. In September, there will be an opportunity to download the events calendar to your personal calendar.

Reminder: For the 2018-2019 school year, the school day begins at 9:05 am and ends at 3:35 pm. Student drop off begins at 8:50 am, when staff are on site to provide supervision. 

Happy planning!


Save the date: Back to Business, August 28th.


Mark your calendar for Peter Kirk Back to Business on August 28th from 5-7pm. This is your opportunity to take care of all the paperwork associated with returning to school. Parents who participate will receive their student's teacher assignments as they exit. Watch for additional information in mid-August including links to complete steps online ahead of time to bypass lines and get a Fast Pass for the event. 

We look forward to seeing you there!


What to expect for MySchoolAnywhere in 2018-2019.


Peter Kirk uses MySchoolAnywhere (MSA) as our PTSA central hub. MSA is your school directory, how you purchase items, sign-up to volunteer and how you get PTSA emails like this one.

Last year you entered your family's information and so this year all you need to do is confirm your information (like Parent Access).

In Mid-August, Principle Garcia will be sending out an email outlining the back to school business that needs to be completed. If you are a returning family, that same day you will receive an email from MySchoolAnywhere asking for you to confirm your family information.  

  • Notice, your student's grade will already be updated. Leave the teacher blank for now - you will update this at Back to Business as the last step before you exit. 
  • Please, confirm or update your information. 
  • Renew your PTSA Membership for the 2018-2019 school year. Learn more here
  • Consider making your 2018-2019 Fun Run Donation. Learn more here.

Questions? Contact


Kindergarten Orientation, August 29th.


Parents of incoming kindergarten students are invited to attend Kindergarten Orientation on August 29th, from 6-7 pm in the Peter Kirk Gym. This event will be an opportunity to meet the teaching team, learn what to expect the first days of school, and sign up for your student's Connection Meeting time slot. Connection Meetings will be held during the week of September 4th-7th. 


Meet & Greet + Ice Cream Social, August 30th. 


Students and families are invited to visit their classrooms and say hello to their new teachers on August 30th from 2-3 pm.  Once you have visited your student's classroom come back to the front of the school for an Ice Cream Social hosted by the PTSA. Mingle with other families, teachers and staff over ice cream treats. Snatch that back-to-school photo in the photo booth and play a few games before you go home to enjoy the lasts few days of summer. 


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