May 21st is Diversity Day

Every year on May 21st, we celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Also known as Diversity Day, this worldwide event is an opportunity to help communities understand the value of cultural diversity and learn how to live together in harmony.

We might be wondering how we can understand other cultures. It all begins by having a dialogue between those who are different from us. Other ways to embrace our differences is to develop respect and mutual understanding for different cultures and those of other faiths. When we focus on embracing other cultures, we help improve many sectors of our lives. These sectors include education, science, health, and the environment.

10 things we can do with our family and friends to celebrate Diversity Day:

  1. Visit an art exhibit or a museum dedicated to other cultures
  2. Learn about another religion
  3. Plan an international movie night
  4. Listen to a musical tradition from a different culture
  5. Play a sport related to a different culture (Karate, Criquet, Pétanque…)
  6. Invite a friend over and cook traditional food
  7. Learn about traditional celebrations from other cultures
  8. Volunteer with an organization working for diversity and inclusion
  9. Learn another language
  10. Spread the word around you, family, friends and invite people from a different culture to share your customs.

We hope by doing these activities every single child can feel included and represented. Your efforts can provide a sense of belonging, ensuring that all children feel welcomed, comfortable, and respected at school. 

Happy Diversity Day!

S.N.A.C.K Together

Peter Kirk 4th grader, Radhika Chandra, made her journalistic debut for Kirkland Living Magazine with a narrative of her experience participating in March's virtual diversity event S.N.A.C.K. Together. The S.N.A.C.K. committee and cultural speakers have been blown away by the outpour of support and enthusiasm for this event and hope to make it a staple in the PTSA annual events calendar. In case you missed it, turn to page 28 of the May 2022 issue of Kirkland Living Magazine and enjoy an immersive recap of the event from Radhika's point of view. Great job, Radhika! 

The Peter Kirk PTSA DEI committee continues to recruit more cultural ambassadors to help support events like S.N.A.C.K. Together. If you're interested in getting involved, please email us at


Saturday June 4th 3-6pm 

It’s what we have all been waiting for…Peter Kirk’s biggest celebration of the year is making a COMEBACK! Please join us to celebrate the end of the school year, and a return to in-person events with our Eagle Family at the Peter Kirk Carnival! We are working hard to bring back your favorites: Games, Prizes, Activities, Magician and Balloon Artist, and fun treats like Snow Cones and Ice Cream. Be sure to mark your calendars and keep your eyes peeled for more details coming in May.


Join Kirkland Middle School, Lakeview Elementary, and Peter Kirk Elementary PTSA for a free screening of RACE to be Human, a documentary for all ages about how we can start a conversation around race. 

Two ways to join   

Virtual screening 

  • May 15 - May 22
  • 1 ticket per family

In person screening & discussion

  • May 19, 7-8:30pm
  • At Kirkland Middle School
  • No RSVP needed

For more info & trailer visit 

Peter Kirk a School of Excellence

Peter Kirk Elementary is a current 2020-2021 School of Excellence. Peter Kirk Elementary School and Peter Kirk PTSA are continuing the momentum and striving to achieve excellence again this year, through the implementation and expansion of our 2020-2021 School Improvement goals.

In the Fall we sent you a survey, and we would like to see what’s changed since we first see it out. Please take a few minutes to fill out this follow-up survey.

Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience at our school and complete the SPRING FOLLOW-UP SURVEY. Check the boxes that most accurately express how you feel. The survey will close on May 20, and is completely anonymous.

At a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. We feel Peter Kirk Elementary School and Peter Kirk PTSA can achieve that together. The result will be national, state and community-wide visibility for the positive impact we are making together.

Thank you,

Monica Garcia                  Elysia Heller                            Kristen Kissinger

Peter Kirk Principal            PTSA Vice President                PTSA VP of Enrichment

WSPTA Convention

From May 20th-22nd, members of our Board will attend the 108th annual Washington State PTA Convention.
Every PTSA member is invited to attend the convention and can register at WSPTA Convention.

This is an opportunity to connect with leaders from across the state to network, share successes, and brainstorm fresh ideas.

Our Board will report back things we learned and ways we were able to help shape the future of our state's education.

Volunteering Opportunity: Morning Greeters

The school administration has asked us to find four Morning Greeters every school day for the rest of the year! We'd love to see you there.

Greeters would help by opening car doors and/or school building doors. The most important aspect is to greet PK students with a smile and 'Good Morning!' to help start their day off right! 

We need four greeters a day, from 8:40a-9:10a. 

Greeters are required to wear masks and be a district approved volunteer. You can find out how to be an approved volunteer HERE at


Peter Kirk Elementary

1312 6th St
Kirkland, WA 98033

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