Heritage Happenings from the Head of School

Patricia Cailler

Head of School


Pi Day

Friday, April 18th, 2014

3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679…..(the digits never end!)
What does this number have in common with Peninsula Heritage School? On Pi Day, March 14 (3, 14), the math students of Mrs. Helen Metzler and Ms. Liz Lomeli engaged in a variety of hands-on activities to focus on the importance and the use of this constant that is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter. While listening to the Pi song on the smart board, the students measured and constructed circles, did worksheets, and used pi in creating abstract art. Of course, the dessert for each student that day was a delicious piece of… pie!

“Old Hollywood Glamour” GALA

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Bouquets of gratitude to the PHS Parent Association for all of its hard work, enthusiasm, and love of our dear school in presenting last Saturday’s GALA at the Norris Pavilion! Special recognition goes to Amanda Peters, Event Chair,and her many elves who assisted her with a multitude of creative ideas to make the evening a true Hollywood experience! The happiest part of the evening for me, personally, was to see so many sad faces when the dancing finally had to stop. Sometimes a thank you is not enough, and this is one of those times. Thanks to all of you who participated in so very many ways – from Silent and Live Auction donations to designing and installing decorations to attending this beautiful event to assisting with the check-in and check-out. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

St. Patrick’s Parade

Friday, March 21st, 2014

We’ve accomplished another first at Peninsula Heritage School!
With the gracious assistance of PHS parent, Jason Greenwald, and his spacious black truck, students in Fourth and Fifth Grade spread the good news about Peninsula Heritage Schooldown the St. Patrick’s Day Parade route last Saturday.
The glorious sunny weather in Hermosa Beach heighted the sparkle of the green costumes worn by both parade participants and onlookers.Adults and children filled the streets right out to the pier at the ocean.
Mr. Greenwald’s truck, complete with signage including our newly voted “Best of the Beach” award, carried our students leprechauns down Pier and Hermosa Avenues.
Thanks to all the PHS participants for being part of this great community outreach!


Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Sixth Graders at Peninsula Heritage School are participating in “Geocaching.”
Utilizing our country’s Global Positioning System (GPS), which is based on a network of 24 orbiting satellites, our students use iPads and Geomate Jr. GPS devices to locate caches in the neighborhood. These have been placed by other Geocaching enthusiasts, and the containers come in all shapes and sizes, including an artificial log-like container discovered by our Sixth Graders. Under the direction of PHS physical education teacher, Mrs. Kim Nygaard, the students have also placed a PHS Geocache on the border of our campus. Watch our students on their Geocaching adventure: