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Reading leads to lifelong success

Our goal is having 100% of 3rd grade students reading proficiently by 2026. 

And we need YOU to reach this goal. 

To reach our vision, we need our families and community as partners. 

The Peninsula School District is spearheading a community-wide effort to promote literacy development in young children. We want community members of any age to be a part of this plan. 

The Peninsula School District and our partners will host a series of community activities to promote reading and literacy across the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula communities. Events will include: 

  • Special guest readers at our schools;
  • Community activities at our local businesses and public spaces;
  • Special support from our local businesses and libraries;
  • School Reading Nights, and more!

Become a Peninsula Reads Partner today! 

let's meet our 1 million minutes community reading goal

Peninsula School District invites everyone in the community to join us in reaching our goal to read 1 million minutes by the last day of school, June 21, 2023. 

Pen Light and the Peninsula School District have collaborated to launch a ‘minutes read’ collection webpage as part of Peninsula Reads. Peninsula Reads is a community-wide effort to promote literacy development in young children by engaging community members of all ages in activities that support the importance of early literacy. When you’ve completed your reading activity, simply sign in and record how many minutes you read!

Use this tool to log your reading minutes.

Join our reader roundup!

Sign-up for Reader roundup 

*Please make sure your book choice is age and content appropriate.


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Visitors meet students at Evergreen Elementary during a Focus on Education tour on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

We want to give a big THANK YOU to all the community members who celebrated American Education Week with PSD at our schools. 

Many of you joined Artondale, Pioneer, Swift Water, and Evergreen elementary school students and educators to learn about day-to-day activities, and see our newly constructed buildings. The students enjoyed showing off their classrooms, and visitors enjoyed exploring flex spaces, seeing student art, and witnessing learning in action. 

Read more to see all the photos from this week.


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Calling all readers! You can support our youngest learners by reading in our elementary schools!  

Now until Friday, Dec. 16, we are inviting guest readers to share their favorite book, or read a book provided to them, to help all children recognize the importance of literacy.

Sign up here!

Read more to hear a personal invitation from Superintendent Krestin Bahr.

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A graphic showing a flower field near Mount Rainier that says "Native American Heritage Month 2022"

November is Native American Heritage Month, and we want to honor our students and families with Native American Heritage. 

Did you know? 

  • There are 574 different Native American Tribes in the United States, and 29 of those tribes reside in Washington State?
  • The closest Native American Tribe is the Puyallup Tribe of Indians?
  • There are over 200 students at the Peninsula School District with Native American Heritage?

This month we want to honor their heritage and continue to learn about our local tribe's history and culture. Learn about PSD's Native American Education Program at this link -

#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #InspiredAndEmpoweredPSD

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Educational Service Center
14015 62nd Avenue NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
P: (253) 530-1000

Lisa Reaugh

Executive Director, Student Services
(253) 530-1080 

Aimee Gordon

Director of Communications
(253) 530-1095