First Day of School
We look forward to greeting you on the first day of school!
The first day of school for grades 1-5 is September 2nd.
The first day of school for kindergarten is September 8th. Family connection conferences will be scheduled with kindergarten families September 2nd-4th.
We will see you soon!
Whether you're sad or glad, kindergarten parents are invited to a BooHoo/Yahoo Breakfast in the Purdy Library after dropping off their newest little student at their child's classroom on Tuesday, Sept. 8th from 9:00 am - 9:30 am.
Don't miss this chance to meet the parents of your child's future friends, ask the administration your questions, and get to know the PTA and what they do!
What's New With Kindergarten?
State-Funded Full Day Kindergarten in Washington
State-funded full-day kindergarten is part of the state's constitutionally protected definition of "Basic Education." On June 29, 2015, the legislature passed the state biennial operating budget which included funding for the statewide implementation of full-day kindergarten. In the 2015-2016 school year, 71.88% of kindergarten students are funded and in the 2016-17 school year, 100% will be eligible to receive funding. As a result, all elementary schools in the Peninsula School District will have full-day kindergarten, 5 days a week. The district is committed to early childhood education and is supporting the funding for all of our schools at no cost to parents.
Family Connection Meetings
The family connection component of WaKids provides an opportunity for families to meet individually with their child's kindergarten teacher at the beginning of the school year. These one-on-one meetings are intended to welcome families to school and provide a safe environment for families to speak freely with the teacher. They help families and teachers begin to build relationships so that they can work together to help children be successful in school. These meetings will take place on September 2nd - September 4th. Your child's kindergarten teacher will contact you in late August to set up a meeting.
The office will reopen on August 21st, 2015 from 9:00am -3:00pm.
Purdy WatchDOGS Website
Purdy's Top Dog Paul Hamrick has created a wonderful new website for all Purdy WatchDOGS. WatchDOGS will be able to find out what is happening, get paperwork and even sign-up for days to work! Purdy WatchDogs Website Link