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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

School Counselors, Psychologists, OTs, SLPs, and PTs Recognition Week - Feb. 6 - 10

During the week of Feb. 6 - 10, the Peninsula School District is recognizing the impactful work of our school counselors, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and physical therapists. Each school day these professionals care for our students’ mental, physical, and emotional health. Their amazing work helps students at every stage in their school career find their own success and achieve their goals. 

Thank you!

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Grant Funding Supports Robots and STEM at PSD's Elementary Schools

PSD is excited to announce it's received two science education grants from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), which will fund innovative learning in our elementary schools. PSD received over $25,000 in funding from the ClimeTime Grant, which will fund robotics in each of PSD’s elementary school buildings. The district also received nearly $10,000 in funding from the Content Integration Grant, which will help build integrated STEM curriculum in K-5 classrooms. 

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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