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National Fire Safety Week

A special "Thank You" to the Richland Volunteer Fire Dept. for supporting Fire Safety Week by presenting to all preschool-5th grade students. We appreciate your community support. read more

Elementary P.E. Update

Every year in physical education class my students participate in the Healthiest State Initiative Walk. The Healthiest State Initiative Walk is an annual walk done by communities, schools, organizations, institutions, individuals and schools . . . read more

It's National Hot Lunch Week!

October 9th-13th is National Hot Lunch Week.  Pekin Elementary students are blessed to have some of the best cooks around.  We appreciate their attention to nutrition and delicious options for our breakfast and hot lunch program. . . . read more

Fifth Grade Update by Mrs. Reneker

Fifth graders have the opportunity to be great leaders and role models to all the other grades.  They lead brainercise activities in classrooms every morning, are assigned ball box duty at various times throughout the year, can apply to . . . read more

Pekin Elementary October Newsletter

The October edition of the Pekin Elementary Newsletter is now available.   Click here  to download your copy today.  It includes important dates, activities calendar, and lunch & breakfast menus. read more

1st Grade News

It’s hard to believe, but we are already halfway through the first quarter.  We have really enjoyed getting to know our classes so far and have already seen growth in reading, writing, and math. We want to thank you for . . . read more

4th Grade News

  Coming into fourth grade brings a new responsibility for the 60 students who are in the class of 2026. Each student has begun the journey of learning how to use a daily assignment planner. The assignment planner is used as . . . read more

Girl Scout Registration

Click here  for more information about fall registration for Girl Scouts. read more

Third Grade News

     Thirty boys and twenty-six girls make-up the 3 sections of this year’s third grade.  Being departmentalized for the first time in the 3-5 wing, these third graders see Mrs. Atwood each day for science or . . . read more

PTO Supports Pekin Schools

Pekin PTO supports teachers and all K-12 students in a variety of ways.  They host the school Carnival, Santa's Workshop, and Birthday Table, just to name a few.  They support field trips for all K-5th grade students . . . read more

Everyday Math - Quick Start Guide for Families

Click here  to access the Everyday Math - Quick Start Guide for Families.  It has helpful information when trying to support your child's homework with Pekin's Math curriculum.   read more

2nd Grade News

Second Grade News!            The year is off to a great start! This year we have three sections of second grade. The teachers are Mrs. Bradshaw, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Swanson. We have a . . . read more

Pekin Elementary September Newsletter

Click here  to access your copy of the Pekin Elementary September Newsletter.  It includes valuable calendar information, menus, and our district activities calendar.   read more

You Can Make a Difference in a Child's Life

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE  IN A CHILD’S LIFE               Pekin Elementary School is looking for volunteers again this year to work with K-2 grade . . . read more

Perfect Attendance!

Congratulations to these 6 students for attending the Pekin Elementary Summer School Program with 100% attendance.  We recognize your hard work and dedication.  We know during the summer students have so many activities and . . . read more

Boxtops help Pekin Elem.

If you shop for groceries and household items you can easily support Pekin Elementary by purchasing specific items that have a Boxtops for Education coupon on it.  Clip the coupons and send them to school.  We collect points and are . . . read more

Elementary Track Meet

ELEMENTARY TRACK MEET MONDAY 5/22/2017 It is hard to believe that our elementary track meet is coming up on Monday, May 22 !  It looks like it is going to be a beautiful day for a track meet with temperatures in the . . . read more

May News from Mrs. Buch for Elementary P.E.

To conclude the year in physical education we are finishing our fitness testing, practicing for the track meet/field day and enjoying playing games out in the sunshine. The track meet will consist of running, jumping, and throwing events that . . . read more

Pekin Elementary Students Attend William Penn Sports Day

On the morning of Thursday, April 6 th , nine students from Pekin Elementary attended William Penn’s Spring Sport Day. Mrs. Hahn, Mrs. Brisby, and Mrs. Redlinger attended with the students. The William Penn . . . read more

4th Grade Update

In science, social studies and English we are wrapping up a major project on natural disasters. The students had to research one of the five disasters. We used multiple websites to do our research then answered a series of questions covering . . . read more

Pekin Elementary Students Attend William Penn Sports Day

On the morning of Thursday, April 6 th , nine students from Pekin Elementary attended William Penn’s Spring Sport Day. Mrs. Hahn, Mrs. Brisby, and Mrs. Redlinger attended with the students. The William Penn students planned over a dozen . . . read more

Third Grade Newsletter

We are approaching mid term here in the 4 th quarter already with the school year winding down. Mid term is Aril 21 st , and third graders have been working hard. We recently finished up Iowa Assessments, and the third grade teachers would . . . read more

Pekin Elementary Newsletter- April 2017

The April edition of the Pekin Elementary newsletter is now available.   Click here  to download your copy.  It contains news articles, upcoming calendar events, and the calendars for lunch/breakfast menus and school district . . . read more

1st Grade News

First graders are very excited about being scientists!  They are investigating, discovering, exploring, and writing about Light and Sound!  With the use of a FOSS kit, students are doing 'hands on' investigations in the . . . read more

2nd Grade News

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What's New in Kindergarten!

Kindergarten classes recently finished a unit on animals.  We learned about mammals, reptiles, amphibians, habitats, predators, prey, and many other interesting facts.  At the end of our unit students picked an animal to research . . . read more

Ideas to Go by PBSKids.org

Parents, Are you looking for fun learning activities to do with your kids?  Check out  http://www-tc.pbskids.org/lab/static/i/rtllab-logo.png  for "Ideas on the Go".  You can even print the list to take it . . . read more

Pekin Elementary Newsletter- March 2017

The March edition of the Pekin Elementary Newsletter is now available.   Click here  to download your copy today.  It includes news articles about recent and upcoming events, the March calendar, and lunch/breakfast lunch menus. . . . read more

Mrs. Mottet's Winter Newsletter

Spring is just around the corner! I am happy to be back after a 7 week maternity leave. I have resumed my regular counseling duties and am looking forward to a great rest of the school year!      In January I . . . read more

2017 Parent-Teacher Conference

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Fourth Grade News

First of all we would like to remind all our parents of the up and coming parent/ teacher conferences. The communication between school and home is a vital part of the education of our students. The conferences will be held on Tuesday, . . . read more

Third Grade News

Wow…how the school year flies.  We are over half way through this year.  Third graders have been working hard learning new skills in reading.  We have continued to work on fact and opinion, finding key details in a . . . read more

Second Grade News

100 th Day of School – Valentines Day Party            Wow! Where has the time gone! Mrs. Bradshaw and Mrs. Brown’s classes will be celebrating the 100 th day of school on . . . read more

Vote for Gabe!

Mrs. Greiner, our elementary Art teacher, contributes to Arstonia.com to showcase students' work.  A Pekin student has been chosen as a finalist for artist of the week on our online gallery. Please go to this link  . . . read more

Pekin Banking News

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Pekin Elementary Newsletter- Jan. 2017

The January 2017 edition of the Pekin Elementary Newsletter is now available.  Please  Click here  to download your copy. read more

Fourth Grade News

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Elementary Art Program

Elementary Art Don’t forget to check out Pekin’s online art gallery. Over 500 works of art from this school year can be viewed at  http://www.artsonia.com/ schools/school.asp?id=76157 . You can also sign up to be . . . read more

Third Grade News

            First of all, thank you to our third grade parents for your attendance at our recent conferences.  Certainly, that opportunity for face-to-face communication between . . . read more

1st Grade News

The first graders will begin using Accelerated Reader this quarter.  Students are able to take quizzes over books at their level, which is determined by the Star Reading Test.     Each child has been given a goal . . . read more

Kindergarten News

In Kindergarten we have been learning about leaves, pumpkins, and the changing of seasons.  We have been studying the life cycle of pumpkins, counted seeds, and labeled the parts of pumpkins.  We finished our pumpkin investigations . . . read more

Pekin Elementary Newsletter- Nov. 2016

Click here  to download the November edition of the Pekin Elementary Newsletter.  We have a lot of activities and a busy schedule the month of November.  The breakfast and lunch menus, and activities calendar are included in . . . read more

Come Read with Me

1st grade teachers recently hosted the first "Come Read with Me" event of the 2016-17 school year.  Each student showcased their literacy skills to a special guest. Enjoy the photos of this special event. read more

Elementary School Counseling

Happy fall parents and guardians! My name is Taryn Mottet and I am in my second year as Pekin’s Elementary School Counselor. My main responsibility at Pekin is to conduct guidance for K-5th grade students. Guidance consists of . . . read more

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE

              Pekin Elementary School is looking for volunteers again this year to work with K-2 grade children who need a little extra attention.  Volunteers in the . . . read more

Queen of Hearts Tea

Fairfield Public Library invites students to the Queen of Hearts Tea. read more

Live Healthy Iowa Walk

Pekin students and staff participated with others  across the state by taking part in the Live Healthy Iowa Walk on Oct. 7th. This has become an annual event at Pekin. It is so fun to see all K-12 students and staff . . . read more

Pekin Elementary March Newsletter

Click here to download a copy of the Pekin Elementary March newsletter.  Included in this issue is important information regarding our attendance policy,  upcoming Iowa Assessments, and March calendar events.  You can also . . . read more

Fire Trucks Visit Pekin Elementary

Derek Sobaski and Jordan Wright from the Richland Fire Department came to Pekin Elementary to talk to students about fire safety and home safety plans.  Each classroom spent 20-30 minutes discussing fire safety and exploring the fire . . . read more

Pekin Students Participate in Iowa's Healthiest State Walk

K-12 students from Pekin participated in Iowa's Healthiest Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 9th.  K-5 Physical Education teacher, Luann Swanson, organized the event for staff and students in conjunction with the state-wide event.  It was a . . . read more

Pekin Child Care Center FUNd Day Activities

Pekin Child Care Center FUNd Day is October 6th. The center is hosting a 1K cross-country run/walk, a Hawkeye Pedal Pull and Adult Pedal Pull, with other games available. Registration for the race and Pedal Pull will start at 1:30, with the . . . read more

Elementary Physical Education

Elementary Physical Education The students were very excited to try the climbing wall.  They did a great job last week and thoroughly enjoyed their first climb!  They were able to use their strength, agility, balance, thinking . . . read more

Go The Distance

Go The Distance Day (GTDD) is a FREE, one-day event encouraging Iowa schools to engage their students in 30 minutes of continuous activity.   The mission of GTDD shows Iowa youth that physical activity is fun and healthy!  The . . . read more

New Trees at Pekin

It was a beautiful May 1st day when all of Pekin Elementary took part in planting new evergreen trees near the football field to replace trees cut down in the fall due to disease.  All K-5 classes had an opportunity to help plant trees . . . read more

Pekin P.R.I.D.E. - PBIS Comes to Pekin Elementary

What is PBIS? Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a program that recognizes the positive contributions of students. The goals are to help each child develop self-discipline and make good choices. The PBIS . . . read more

Climbing Wall in Action

Mr. Tyler Miller, Pekin High School Science teacher,  recently shared his personal experiences with all K-5 students with rock climbing.  Mr. Miller has lived in Colorado where he gained experience and skill.  He brought his . . . read more

News from Physical Education

In the Pekin Elementary, we start each day with morning exercises.  We are in our 13th year of this program entitled “Brainercise.”  It is a great way to get the day started with active movement to increase the heart rate, get . . . read more

Elementary Veteran's Day Assembly

Pekin Elementary students grades K-5 attended a Veteran’s Day assembly that was held on Friday, November 9.   The colors were presented by the Richland American Legion Post 504 members Richard Bond and Frank Neff, who are veterans . . . read more

Safety First

Third grade students recently enjoyed a special program about fire safety.  Puppeteers from the University of Iowa Health Center entertained and educated students in regards to fire safety in the home.  They fielded questions and . . . read more

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It is the policy of the Pekin Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator: Kim Ledger, PK-5 principal/Curriculum Director,1062 Birch Ave.,Packwood, Iowa 52580,Telephone: 319-695-3707, Email:Kim Ledger

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