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Principal's Message

Principal's Message


Dear Peterson Families,

Welcome to the beginning of a fabulous year! I know we all feel summer is never long enough with all the fun and exciting adventures we enjoy with families and friends. However, I promise this is going to be another fun and exciting year at Peterson. Our PTA is already in full swing planning our Fall Festival, 100 Mile Club, Whale Tales, Step It Up and so much more. Our staff is ready to encourage and guide academic growth for all students.

Our Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessment results are in and Peterson students performed well on SBAC with 54% of 3rd graders, 80% of 4th graders & 81% of 5th graders meeting achievement standards in Language Arts. In Math, 56% of 3rd graders, 74% of 4th graders & 54% of 5th graders met achievement standards. The academic success of our students requires the dedicated work of our teachers from Preschool to 5th grade, and your commitment as a family to your child’s success in school.

Academic achievement requires a team effort of staff and parents. In an effort to strengthen this team, we must keep you informed as to your child’s progress, school events, and support services. Sign up for my email updates, like us on Facebook at PetersonSchoolFamiliesHB, And, take a moment to listen to automated phone messages from your principal. When I call I promise it is important information regarding our school.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many parents, grandparents and community members who continue to support our school every day. You are our HEROES!  You volunteer your time in our classrooms, participate in our many PTA events, School Site Council and the English Learner Advisory Committee. Your ideas and vision help to guide our school now, and ensure we develop and implement a clear focus and mission for our school.  I encourage you to become involved in any way you can. Be a Peterson SUPERHERO the year! Please visit our PTA website at to sign up for our email newsletter, and  don’t forget to sign up for REMIND texts by texting @petersonpt to 81010.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have. You can stop by or call the office to set up an appointment to meet, or you can email me at


Peterson Dolphins are ready for another amazing year of learning & fun!




Dr. Constance E. Polhemus aka Dr. P


"Every day is a good day when you run or cycle at the beach!"

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