Archive for April, 2011

Peninsula Heritage’s Uniqueness

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

IMG_0879.1Here’s hoping that your spring holiday weekend was a hoppy one!

We are still working hard with admissions, which makes me reflect on how unique Peninsula Heritage School truly is! In my numerous conversations with intelligent, prospective parents who ask philosophical questions (such as, “What makes your school unique?”), one strives to answer according to our PHS mission.

I suppose that the uniqueness of our School comes from the fact that we honestly focus on each individual child and his or her needs. This may sound rather simplistic, but it is true – as well as an enormous task to ethically accomplish! I know that the results of these efforts are life-changing.  Just yesterday I received a high school graduation announcement from a former student. He and his mother expressed such appreciation for the wonderful foundation this boy received at our beautiful School.

Next Friday, May 6th, we will have “Muffins for Moms” – plenty of muffins for our moms, grandmoms, and special persons with a great Attitude – our Character Quality of the Month!

This Week at PHS

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011


This week at Peninsula Heritage School the Third Graders are traveling to the slopes of the Pacific to participate in Walk on the Wild Side. Members of Las Candalistas will be celebrating the grandeur of our nation’s capital by giving costumed presentations on the Walk, and our children will also be learning about local marine conservation efforts.

Admissions for our upcoming academic year are going beautifully, and we are working diligently with all those seeking admission to PHS. Our office is extremely busy working as a team to meet the wishes of those seeking to join our school community.

Tomorrow will be our Annual Kite Day, and in keeping with PHS tradition, there will probably be no wind. However, we will employ all of our PHS Character Qualities – especially Perseverance and a positive Attitude. Please join us for a good run and workout as we try to get each child’s kite aloft!

Welcome back from Spring Break!

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Welcome back from Spring Break! It’s so great to see all the children’s smiling faces in the classroom and on the playing field.

Knott's IMG_1265This is an enrichment week at Peninsula Heritage School! The Fifth Graders explored Newton’s Laws of physics at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park on Tuesday. Our science lab teacher, Mrs. Kathy Mallon, led the students with inquiries and explanations of the physical aspects of the park’s features, along with classroom teachers Mrs. Kimarie Lynn and Mrs. Terry Metzenbaum. And sincere thanks go to our parent volunteer drivers for their assistance here and on the other class trips.

Knott's IMG_1494 Rushig RiverThe Third Grade just departed for Rawhide Ranch in northern San Diego County today with their classroom teacher, Miss Jessica, and also Mrs. Kathy Mallon. This three-day experience will enable the children to bond as a class and develop horsemanship skills and personal independence. They will learn animal husbandry, animal care, vaulting, archery, and other wonderful skills.

Our busy week ends with our Kindergarten, First, and Second Graders and their teachers (Mrs. Christy Burden, Mrs. Patty Chavez-Duran, Mrs. Wendy Hamer, Mrs. Mervette Tolentino, Mrs. Leslie Bakkila, and Mrs. Elizabeth Ramirez) attending Theater Works USA’s production of “Seussical” at El Camino College’s Marsee Auditorium. This delightful musical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss, is a perfect follow-up to our celebration of the author’s birthday last month.

And of course, mixed with all this enrichment, our stellar academic program continues in all grades.

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