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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.

Latest News

A female conductor stands in front of a high school concert band on a stage

The Peninsula High School Concert Band were celebrating last week after receiving a “superior” rating at the Commencement Bay Music Educators Association Regional Concert Band Festival on Tuesday, March 14, the highest ranking a band can receive. Earlier this year, the PHS Jazz Band also received a “Superior” rating at the COMBMEA (Commencement Bay Music Education Association) Jazz Festival. 

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Learn more about how students can use technology safely

The Peninsula School District, in partnership with Tom Taylor YMCA and Resurrection Church, invites families to attend “Parents’ Tech Night” from 6 - 7 p.m. on  Thursday, March 23. 

This free event, hosted at Tom Taylor YMCA, will help equip parents with resources to help their kids engage with technology in healthy, helpful ways. There will be information and discussion about safe use of smartphones, online videos, and more!

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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
reaughl@psd401.net 

Aimee Gordon

Director of Communications
(253) 530-1095
gordona@psd401.net