What's happening in the next two weeks

  • Tonight: Positive Discipline Parenting introductory class is happening tonight from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at our school library. Space is still available, register here.  
  • November 19th: Sister School Drive Ends: The Student Council is collecting new and used items for our sister school in Uganda.  Bring your items to the 1st grade pod. Learn more here.
  • November 21st: Early release 12:05 pm. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!
  • November 22nd & 23rd: No School.
  • November 28th: Peter Kirk Math Night from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Peter Kirk Gym. Come play games with your friends! This is an event you will not want to miss.
  • For more events check out our annual calendar.
 
OTHER NEWS FROM THE NEST
 
We are Gaga over playground improvements coming soon. 
   

Let your students know a new playground activity is coming to Peter Kirk soon! Our school PTSA members voted at last Thursday’s general membership meeting to fund the installation of a Gaga Pit.

   

This proposal is the result of a collaborative effort between school leadership, students, and our Stipends and Grants Allocation Committee (SAGA) to allocate the funds raised at last year’s Green Gala for the new school special projects.

The great news is we will have a Gaga Pit this year and it can be moved to be used for years to come after the new school opens. Not sure what a Gaga Pit is? It is the hit of many elementary schools and the top choice of our student body vote. Learn more here.

 
Honoring your Eagle in Action.
   

November is typically a time when parents and families look for opportunities to help in our community. If you lend a hand at school or in our community let us recognize your student through the Eagles in Action program. It’s simple: complete volunteer time and then fill out the form here. We will take care of the rest! Learn more HERE.

Upcoming Event Volunteer Opportunity: Join the City of Kirkland in planting over 800 native trees while celebrating our over 2000 volunteers at Green Kirkland Day on Saturday, November 17 from 10 am to 2 pm at Everest Park, 500 8th St. S. Lunch, snacks and hot drinks will also be provided courtesy of our sponsors: REI, Regence BlueShield, Kind bars, PCC Community Markets, and partners at Forterra NW. For more information about volunteering and registration visit the Green Kirkland Partnership website. No experience is necessary and they encourage volunteers of all ages to join us.

 

Peter Kirk students submitted 23 Reflections entries.
   

This year we had 23 students submit entries for the Reflections contest. 17 visual arts, 2 literature, and 4 music compositions entries were submitted. Well done, Eagles! We are proud of the time and effort taken to make your amazing entries. Look for updates in the Eagle Flyer to see how the contest progresses.

 

Give back to the school while shopping.
   

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

  • Shop on Amazon using the https://smile.amazon.com/ and designate Peter Kirk Elementary PTSA to earn money for the school. The link still works with Prime and is available on all products.
  • If you shop at PCC buy a scrip card and 5% goes back to the school (you can do this through our online store through MSA). 
  • Peter Kirk earns 20% of your purchases from hundreds of retailers through eScrip Benefit. Learn more here.

More details at our Reward Programs page.

 

Big changes coming to the School Play audition process.
   

For February's production of Alice in Wonderland, we will be switching from an audition-style process to a first-come sign up process. Our cast will be comprised of the first 60 students to register to participate.

Also, those parents serving on the school play committee will have an opportunity to sign up their students prior to the general sign up.

More details will be coming next month. Learn about the School Play or sign up for the committee here: [Signups_Text_Link]

   
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
 
Catch up on the General Membership PTSA meeting last Thursday.
 

Highlights:

  • Principal Garcia shared the results of the 4th and 5th grader playground survey including upcoming action.
  • Members voted to approve a few budget adjustments. Don’t worry, our budget remains balanced!
  • Gaga Pit was approved to be installed this school year.  Review the proposal.
  • Night ended with a short intro to the 7 easy tips to make “The Talk” rock by Amy Lang, MA. Check out the full, 45 minute video here.

Review the meeting presentation to learn more.

 

The candy was weighed, collected, and donated.
 

Again, this year we collected over 500 pounds of candy! Thank you so much for all those that helped run the event and Kirkland Children’s Dentistry for sponsoring the event. The kids also donated $60 to our Sister School in Uganda!

 
BUILDING UPDATE
 
Students' names are forever a part of the new building.
   

Last week the students, staff, and construction workers signed their names on the last steel beam for our new school. Then the students watched that beam be put in place. It was an amazing milestone and an awesome experience for all of our kids.

   
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 

Peter Kirk needs your help! Check out the opportunities to get involved and sign up! 

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  • School Play Committee: Let’s come together now so the play goes without a hitch. We are searching for a Co-Committee Chair (or two) along with other roles (e.g., Sales Coordinators, Program Printing, Flower Sales, etc.). Check out available committee jobs at the sign up link above.
 
 
 

 

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