Peninsula K-5 School

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8125 N. EmeraldPortland, OR 97217Ph (503) 916-6275Fx (503) 916-2662

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    Peninsula News Updates
    Click the following link to view the most recent Peninsula News Update.
    Hace Clic en la siguiente enlace para ver la noticia de Peninsula más actualizada.  
  • Ben Hatke to Visit 3rd & 4th Grade

    Ben Hatke to Visit 3rd & 4th Grade on Monday, September 25th.
    Mr. Hatke is an author and illustrator, known for his graphic novels popular with students. We have partnered with Green Bean Books on Alberta to bring Mr. Hatke to Peninsula. Our goal is to purchase 30 of Mr. Hatke's books through Green Bean. Order Form
    Orders can be made through the day of the visit: Monday, September 25th.
     Little Robot  Mighty Jack

  • SchoolPay

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    SchoolPay is an online program that allows parents, guardians and other community members to use their credit or debit card to pay for school related items. It costs nothing to use and 100% of the money goes to the school for use in only the specified way.

    Parents and Guardians who are on a student's registration and have an email address on file are already set up with an account, and have access to all of their students in one place. Buy yearbooks, pay for a field trip, donate money to the art program, or put a deposit on an instrument rental are just some of the things that you can pay for using school pay.  Have a family member or neighbor who would like to buy something. Just open the item in School Pay, send them the link and they can check out as a guest. 
    It's quick and easy to get started, just follow the instructions in the following guide: SchoolPay Guide 
  • Information and Links

     Click here for the 2017/18 School Supply List

     2017-18 Beginning of the year reminders 

    Drop-off and Pick-up


    7:45am:  Breakfast doors open (breakfast served)*

    7:55am:  Teachers pick students up from the cafeteria

    8:00am: Tardy Bell (student’s must be in class at this time)

    8:00am (and later): Students are tardy and must report to office

    *New morning arrival routine:  All students will enter the set of double doors south of the cafeteria doors (to the left if you are looking at the cafeteria doors).  Students will go through the cafeteria line for breakfast. 


    2:15pm:  Dismissal

    Kindergarten students are picked up on the northwest end of the school outside of their classrooms on the playground.  Grades 1 and 2 are dismissed on the front porch. Grades 3-5 will be dismissed in front of the school from the door on the south side of the cafeteria. Teachers will walk students out and students who walk home can do so. 


    Parking and Driving

    The portion of N. Emerald Avenue between Halleck and Kilpatrick will be closed at pick-up and drop-off. We ask that N. Halleck be used as a one way (eastbound) at drop off and pick up. See enclosed map.


    To help reduce traffic and increase health and safety, if possible please park a block or two away from the school and walk.

    Click the link to view Peninsula Drop-off and Pick-up Traffic Map


    Volunteer Background Checks

    PPS requires all volunteers to submit to a background check. Once approved, it is good for 3 years. If you are new to PPS or it’s been a while since you were approved go to Security Services webpage to complete a new one (link below). It only takes a few minutes to submit the request, however it can take 3-4 weeks to process at the beginning of the year, so the sooner the better.



    Free and Reduced Lunch

    Every year families need to submit an application for free or reduced lunch. The application must be processed and approved prior to students receiving lunch at a reduced cost. Submitting the application early can help to ensure that you won’t end up with an unexpected lunch balance.  The application can be found online.


    Please note that if you have students at schools where lunch is free for all students, you still need to apply for Peninsula students. 


    Registration Verifications

    Look for a verification form to be sent home with your student in the first weeks of school. It is very important that this form be looked over, any updates made, signed and returned to the school. This confirms your students rollover enrollment in our school as well as ensures that we have the most up to date contact and emergency information for each student.  


     *Always check the school calendar on our website for the most up to date calendar information.


    Helpful Links:

    Peninsula Website:

    The best place to find information about what is happening at Peninsula is by looking at our website. The school calendar is also located on our website. The website and the calendar are updated regularly. If you do not have access to the internet, let us know and we will send home printed material.

    Peninsula School Calendar:

    For the most up to date information regarding events, including field trips, at Peninsula please refer to the calendar on our website.

    Volunteer Background Application:

    All school volunteers must have a completed and approved background check. It only takes a few minutes to apply online and once approved it is good for 3 years. It can take 3-4 weeks for applications to be approved at the beginning of the year, so submit your application as soon as possible. You will be notified of it’s completion via email.

    Free and Reduced Lunch Application:

    One Free and reduced lunch application need to be completed per family, per year. Applications completed online are processed more quickly than paper applications. If the student is not approved before the first day of school they will have to pay full price until it has been approved. Paper copies of the application can be found in the school office. 

    School Lunch Accounts:

    Student’s school lunch accounts have a new host site this year, School Café. Funds can be added and managed online by going to their website. Cash or checks can be delivered directly to the cafeteria.


    SchoolPay is an easy way for parents to pay for school related items from home- no more searching for cash and hoping your child turns it in! All parents and guardians with an email address on file already have a SchoolPay account created for them and all of their connected students at a PPS school are under the same account. To get started go to password recovery and reset your password. 

    A SchoolPay guide can be found at:

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  • 9/12/17

    Dear Parents,

    As you know the District balances enrollment at the beginning of every year.  One of the ways they accomplish this is by starting with Kindergarten enrollment.  Knowing our enrollment numbers were lower than expected, I felt it was better to start with two Kindergarten classes and eliminate the 1st /2nd grade blends.  The numbers continued to stay lower than expected in Kindergarten and as such we still had to give up the allocation for this class.  In reviewing the options, I decided that lower numbers in our classrooms took precedence and not moving students would result in the least amount of disruption so we looked to our other staff and due to licensure and seniority, Mr. Tharp, our STEAM teacher has been transferred to teach math at Ockley Green.  

    Mr. Tharp has been an important member of the staff for several years, and it was hard to see him go. However, we have taken steps to lessen the impact of this loss and make sure that our schedule remains the same for students.  

    Thank you for your support.

    Silvia Asson


    Peninsula School


    9/12/17 Letter from the principal - PDF


    12 de 09, 2017

    Estimadas familias,

    Como ustedes saben el Distrito Escolar balancea los números al inicio del curso escolar. Una de las formas en que lo hace es basada en la matrícula de Kinder. La misma ha sido menor que la esperada, por tanto, sentí que sería mejor comenzar con dos clases de Kinder y eliminar las clases combinadas de 1er y 2do Grados. Nuestra matricula continuo bajando en Kinder. Al revisar las opciones, decidí que no mover los estudiantes resultaría menos interrupción. Decidimos revisar los miembros del claustro y teniendo en cuenta las licencias y la antigüedad, el Sr. Tharp, nuestro maestro de STEAM, ha sido transferido a Ockley Green para impartir Matemáticas.

    El Sr.Tharp ha sido un miembro importante de nuestro claustro durante muchos cursos escolares y será difícil verlo ir. Sin embargo, hemos tenido en cuenta aminorar el impacto de su perdida y asegurarnos que el horario permanezca igual para los estudiantes.

    Gracias por su apoyo,

    Silvia Asson


    Escuela Península

    Carta del director con respecto a los cambios de maestros-pdf



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