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Welcome to O.A. Peterson!. Tonight, parents will…. know and understand their role in the Parent Learning Community. know ways they can be involved with their child’s classroom and school. understand the expectations of a student at O.A. Peterson Elementary. NISD Beliefs.

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tonight parents will
Tonight, parents will…
  • know and understand their role in the Parent Learning Community.
  • know ways they can be involved with their child’s classroom and school.
  • understand the expectations of a student at O.A. Peterson Elementary
peterson mission statement
Peterson Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a supportive and collaborative learning environment that educates and prepares our 21st century learners for an ever-changing world.

nisd grading beliefs
NISD Grading Beliefs
  • Grading and reporting is the system in which we communicate student progress .
  • The focus always should be on the learning process, the instructional process, and continued student growth.
  • Grades have some value as a reward, but no value as a punishment.
  • Grading and reporting should always be done in reference to a learning criteria, never on the curve.
  • There are 3 general types of learning criteria used in grading and reporting – product, process and progress criteria.

(For more information see www.nisdtx.org – Parents – Grading Guidelines)

home access center
Home Access Center
  • Northwest ISD provides online parent access to student grades and attendance through the eSchool Plus Home Access Center.
  • From the Home Access Center, you can access student:
    • assessment information including
      • grades
      • progress reports
      • report cards
      • test scores
    • schedule
    • attendance
    • class work
  • Additionally, you can receive email updates and access all of your children’s information with a single logon.
  • All students and parents will receive a letter in the mail by the second week of school with your user name and password to login to the system and directions for setting up your Home Access Center account.
as a parent of peterson elementary school please help by
  • Making sure your child is rested, on time, and prepared for school each day.
  • Knowing how your child is doing in school by communicating with teachers by planner, phone, or e-mail.
  • Monitoring your child’s homework and make sure study time is in a quiet place.
  • Limiting TV viewing and read together daily with your child.
  • Being an active participant in your child’s education.
amp it up
AMP it up!

Amplify the learning with Art,

Music and PE!


Art Education

  • We explore visual communication and problem solving with art techniques and materials!
  • We learn about art history, world cultures, art/math and art/science connections!
  • We create original artwork that is on display in the hallways when we finish!
  • We collect most of our artwork in a portfolio to prepare for the Northwest ISD Art Show in the Spring.
the music classroom
The Music Classroom
  • Students will be given the opportunity to sing and play instruments alone and in a group.
  • Students will be taught music theory and be able to read and notate music.
  • Students will be able to create their own compositions and improvise their own melodies.
  • Students will learn about the history behind music and learn about music from around the world.
  • Students will be given performance opportunities throughout the school year.
  • Students HAVE FUN!!
The primary goal for P.E. is the physical and social development for all students.

The major content areas this year will include: motor and manipulative skills, rhythms, health and safety, physical fitness and skill development and games related to both individual and team sports.

safety first fashion second
Safety First, Fashion Second!

Wear athletic type shoes to P.E.!

Flip –flops, platform shoes, heels, Croc type shoes or

slip-on style shoes are not safe for your children during PE and recess time.

Help your child learn to tie shoes. It’s safer!

Wear shorts underneath dresses and skirts.

family communication
Family Communication

BEE Binder

The BEE Binder has sections for communication between school and home (notes, ride changes, etc.), behavior expectations and behavior logs, and homework. More information will be added as the year progresses. There is also a section for Tuesday News Day. Please sign the behavior log each day a mark is written. The bottom line gets signed each weekend and is due on Monday.

School wide information on Tuesday News Day

Bi-Monthly Newsletters on Tuesday

Report Cards home on Thursdays

Mustang News email from Principal

Progress reports will go home the Tuesday

after the 3rd week of each 6 weeks.

  • We will have at least two parent/teacher conferences this year: one in the fall and one in the spring.
  • Thursday, October 15th and Tuesday, October 20th we will have late night conferences with parents.
  • Our fall conferences will be completed by October 20th.
benefits of homework
Benefits of Homework
  • When assigned, will be given the first day of the week and is due each Friday
  • Read at least 120 minutes each week and at least 4 nights a week. Please sign nightly to monitor your child’s reading. Students need to have a book every day for reading class.
  • Math-Practice and repetition of what has been taught here at school


4 guiding questions for instruction
4 Guiding Questions for Instruction

What do we want your children to know?

How will we know when they know it?

What are we going to do when they do not know it?

What are we going to do when they do know it?

what is happening at peterson
What is happening at Peterson
  • What is???
    • Math Investigations
    • Math Workshop
    • Reader/Writers Workshop
    • Guided Reading
    • Science Inquiry
what do we want your children to know

Word Identification


Variety of Texts


Literacy Response

Literary Concepts




Word Choice

Sentence Fluency



What do we want your children to know?
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Word Analysis


What do we want your children to know?

Word Analysis integrates instruction and practice in

phonemic awareness, phonetics, penmanship,

spelling, vocabulary, grammar, & reading.

How will we know if they know it?


what do we want your children to know in math
Problem Solving

place value

to read, write & describe numbers through 999,999

different number forms

value of a collection of coins & bills

multiplication & division facts through 12

2 & 3 dimensional geometric figures

construct and interpret graphs

standard units of measurement

telling time


Problem Solving

What do we want your children to know in math?
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Lab Safety

Scientific Method

Properties of Matter

Magnets and Electricity




Soil and Erosion

Life Systems: worms, food chains, ecosystems, adaptations, plants and photosynthesis

Social Studies:

Texas History

What do we want your children to know?


Map Skills


Real Heroes



Local Government


Individuals who have influenced history

thinking maps

Circle Map

Tree Map

Double Bubble

Bubble Map

Flow Map

Multi-Flow Map

Brace Map

Bridge Map

Thinking Maps
technology in action
Technology in Action
  • Student Laptops
  • Electronic Chalkboards
  • Data Projectors
  • Document Cameras
  • Distance Learning
  • Media Cast
  • CPS Receivers (Think George Jetson!)
  • Eduphoria
  • Grades Online (Home Access Center)
taks testing dates
TAKS Testing Dates

3rd Grade

Math-April 27th, Reading-April 28th

4th Grade

Writing-March 3rd

Math-April 27th, Reading-April 28th

5th Grade

Math-April 6th, Reading-April 7th, Science-April 29th

Retesting will only take place in 5th grade this year!

daily school wide schedule

7:30 – 7:45





Building Open for Students


Tardy Bell: Students should be in their seat ready to learn

Dismissal of Walkers

Dismissal of Bus Riders/Daycare

Dismissal of Car Riders

Daily School Wide Schedule

What questions do you have for us?