OLYMPIA — While school bus safety is a year-round priority, this week it receives special attention.
School Bus Safety Week, which occurs the third week in October, reminds parents and students the importance of school bus safety. This year’s theme is, “At my Stop, you Stop!”
In recognition, Gov. Jay Inslee declared Oct. 20-24 as School Bus Safety Week, noting in a proclamation that “ensuring motorists adhere to the rules of the road around school buses during the loading and unloading of students is critical to maintaining safe conditions.”
Congratulations to Kelly Pruitt, Purdy Elementary Reading Specialist/Instructional Coach, who was recently chosen to be a Washington State Fellow. Fellows are selected as teacher leaders who support district implementation efforts and are a crucial component of systemic state-wide Common Core State Standards implementation. Kelly collaborates with state, regional, and district teams to build coherence and support in literacy by focusing on shifts in instructional practice, which then impacts student learning.
Professionally, Kelly is most passionate about teaching children how to read and giving other teachers tools to make their jobs easier. We are proud of Kelly’s accomplishment and look forward to the positive impact she will have on our students, schools and community.
Kelly has a wealth of knowledge in reading and instruction. She has been a classroom teacher, Reading Coach, Elementary Literacy Facilitator, and currently blogs for Educational Service District 113. If you would like to learn a little more about her, please check out her blog at the link below:
The Peninsula Education Foundation is an outstanding partner that provides grants to our teachers to do many innovative and exciting things.
Last week, at their annual fundraising breakfast, our Superintendent Charles Cuzzetto, was the keynote speaker drawing parallels between the people who support schools and the Seahawk's 12s. The attendees were also excited to hear from former KPMS teacher, Kareen Borders and PHS teacher David Stitt about how a PEF grant allowed them to launch student experiments into space on a NASA rocket.
During the event, the Foundation received several generous donations including one for $5000 from the Galaxay Theater. We thank them for their Monday Classic Movies Program that resulted in this donation. For only $2.00, you can see a classic movie and know your admission is benefitting schools.
Here are the Classic Movies, all at 10:00 am, for the remainder of October: 10/13 Holiday Inn (1942), 10/20 Arsenic & Old Lace (1944), 10/27 Frankenstein (1931)
To All Staff and Parents:
Soon the fall/winter storm season will be upon us. We have provided information to assist staff and parents with Peninsula School District’s procedures and expectations during inclement weather and school closures. Below you will find guidelines to help you understand how weather decisions are made.