Happy New Year

1/18/2023 8:00 am

Happy New Year, Sal e no mobarak, Chuc Mung Nam Moi, Feliz Año Nuevo, ...!

Join us watching PeterKirk’s Winter Tradition video as the students and their families share their heartwarming moments of the holiday season and greet New Year in different languages! 

Click HERE for video!

Order Your Yearbook

1/18/2023 7:59 am

Reserve a copy of the 2022-2023 Yearbook!!

The Yearbook features student class pictures along with candid photos from school events and events throughout the year. Yearbooks are delivered to the students the last week of school. This is a book your student will read over and over! 

Order a copy today!

Math Challenge Resolution

1/18/2023 7:58 am

Did you make a family New Year’s Resolution to try something new this year?  Something you can do together? Something that stretches your brains? Something that’s fun? If so, you should give the Peter Kirk Math Challenges a try.  

To get started:

After School Programs

1/18/2023 7:57 am

After 3 long years, After School Programs are back! We have had a successful week with very few challenges, and are already looking forward to Spring and the next session. Registration will be open by the end of March, and we will publish specific dates when we know more. If you have questions, comments or suggestions for new classes email BASP@peterkirkptsa.org. Additionally, if you have a passion for a new club or program, please let us know. Pokemon Club and Brick Forward LEGO Club are both parent led, and have been wildly popular.

Natural Playground

1/18/2023 7:57 am

Have you noticed the section of playground at the end of the drop-off loop where kids hop from log to log and rock to rock…did you know these elements were once part of the old school? 

Click here to learn more about how the work of some passionate and dedicated parents, in partnership with the Principal and PTSA, brought this amazing Natural Playground to our school.

Staff Appreciation Luncheons

1/18/2023 7:56 am

We are so excited that our Staff Appreciation Luncheons are back!! For those of you who aren't familiar with these luncheons, our school has provided lunch for our teachers and staff once a month to show our appreciation for them. We assign a grade to each month and some months are all school. We also have a theme for each month. 5th grade has hosted Build Your Own Sandwiches, 4th grade hosted Soups & Stews, and the whole school participated in Cookies To Go. 3rd grade families will be hosting the next luncheon happening this Friday! 

Thank you to all who have participated!

If you have any questions about the luncheons please email volunteer@peterkirkptsa.org

Let's S.N.A.C.K. Together!

1/18/2023 7:55 am

In other words, let's share nibbles and cultural knowledge!

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee is excited to bring back the S.N.A.C.K. Together event back to Peter Kirk on March 16th, 2023 for the second year. 

During this one-hour virtual event, we will sample snacks and drinks from different cultures around the world. Each tasting will be led by a speaker from that culture who will introduce the snack, talk briefly about the culture, share a personal experience and memories associated with food in their culture with photos. 

If you are interested in representing your culture at S.N.A.C.K. please fill out this interest form!

For further questions contact diversity@peterkirkptsa.com.

Recycling Programs

1/18/2023 7:54 am

You want to do your part in keeping as much waste as possible out of the landfill. But what about an old hair dryer, burnt-out string lights or other things that don’t go into your curbside recycling bin? Yes, you can recycle razors, used toothpaste tubes, curling irons, vacuum cleaners, coffee brewers, old mattresses and much more. After you drop off those recyclables, some items are passed on to others in need, while others are turned into plastic pellets that are used to create new objects and some are even made into cleaning rags or stuffing. 

Click here for a list of places where you can drop off or mail in items that otherwise might end up in the trash can. Almost all of these services are free, and you will not only help the Earth but may even help people in need.

Girls on The Run

1/18/2023 7:52 am

Calling all 3rd - 5th grade girls!!
Calling all 3rd - 5th grade girls!!The Girls on the Run Spring Season is right around the corner, and we have limited spots available on the Peter Kirk team! Our 10-week season runs from the week of March 13th through the week of May 22nd. Girls on the Run inspires girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths, while building a sense of connection in a team setting. Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons that blend physical activity with life skill development to enable girls to adapt to whatever comes their way. At the end of the season, the team completes a 5K together, which provides a tangible sense of accomplishment and sets a confident mindset in motion.

To make this program accessible to all girls the first 2 weeks of enrollment will be a lottery period. You must register by January 23rd to enter the lottery.

Partial and full scholarships are available. Visit www.gotrpugetsound.org to learn more and register. Questions? Email lindsay.kanetomi@gmail.com

Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Schwenke

1/18/2023 7:45 am

Running the After School Programs for Peter Kirk Elementary PTSA has long been one of the more challenging roles before Covid rocked our world but try bringing them back after a 3-year hiatus on top of being a parent that only knows our school during a pandemic. Lisa signed up for the job without blinking an eye and has been full steam ahead this year to onboard this beloved program. Winter Session is now up and running, and Lisa Schwenke has hit it out of the park. We are grateful for her can-do attitude paired with a keen project management skillset, and killer organizational skills. Lisa quickly transformed the prior program, restoring and revising processes for a full return to programming, a nod to her background in Business Development at Amazon. Her daughter Ellie is in 2nd grade with Mrs. Frost, and she has another little one starting Kindergarten next year. Thank you Lisa for your time and talent, and passion for bringing enrichment to Peter Kirk Elementary!

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1312 6th St
Kirkland, WA 98033

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