Archive for February, 2015

Grandparents/Special Persons Day

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

It was lovely to see the happy faces of so many “special” people at our recent Grandparents/Special Persons Day! Our beautiful summer weather provided the ideal background for our pajama-clad Kindergarten children who charmed us all with their “Mr. Sandman” slumber party assembly presentation, as they portrayed the Character Quality of Gratitude. The Fifth Graders gave us a sneak preview of their upcoming musical, “History Comes Alive!” that they will present in full on March 12 on the Norris Theatre stage. Our birthday children and adults, as well as Good Citizens, were enthusiastically honored as part of this assembly. In addition, we were lucky to capture the moment with lovely photographs of students with their grandparents – keepsakes for the wonderful events of this special day!

THIS Tuesday!

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

GALA Chair Tristen Moffet shares with us the very latest about our upcoming Spring GALA Fundraiser:
The theme is “Denim and Diamonds,” the date is April 25th, the venue is fabulous, and a mouth-watering dinner is planned. YES! Gents, you can wear your jeans, and ladies, it’s your night to shine!
Imagine entering the new “Crafted” venue overlooking the harbor and seeing beautiful tables displaying irresistible Silent Auction items. Capture the evening’s excitement in the Photo Booth, relish a wine-tasting opportunity for all, gratis, enjoy tray-passed hors d’oeuvres with champagne, followed by an elegantly catered dinner and dancing. You already know our fantastic auctioneer for the Live Auction (identity to be revealed at event)!
This is where we need your help: Come to our GALA Committee Meeting this Tuesday, February 24, at 8:00 am in our School Library. Let’s make this Spring GALA Fundraiser a fabulous evening for everyone that also benefits our wonderful school! See y’all there!

Dance, Dance, Dance!

Friday, February 13th, 2015

What better way for children to enjoy movement skills than through music and dancing – especially on a rainy day! Our PE instructor, Mrs. Kim Nygaard shares with us the secrets of this Revolution:
Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) is an exciting experience for our Kindergarten through Seventh Grade students. We are all aware of the importance of strengthening children’s eye-hand coordination, but how often do we work at seeing visual cues and then moving our feet? By following rapid instructions shown on a wide screen TV with appropriate foot movements, our PHS students strengthen their eye-foot coordination, exercise, and have a great time!
The DDR program is hooked to a PlayStation and a large TV screen. Starting at the Beginner level, the children follow the arrows on the screen that move side to side and forward to back by appropriately moving their feet on the specially-designed floor mats. The children can pick their level of difficulty and their own song, and they soon learn, like many things, that it looks easier than it actually is! With practice, the children gain confidence and advance in this unique exercise format!


Thursday, February 5th, 2015

We extend a warm welcome to our newest Science Lab teacher, Dr. Mary Wilson, DDS, who is teaching hands-on science to our current Seventh Graders in the Lab. Dr. Wilson is a graduate of the School of Dentistry of USC, and she also holds a degree in zoology. Dr. Wilson is no stranger to Peninsula Heritage School. From 1997-2006 she volunteered in our Science Department with Mrs. Kathy Mallon, and her own two children are also PHS graduates. We extend our gratitude to this remarkable woman who loves both children and science!

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