Heritage Happenings from the Head of School


Patricia Cailler

Head of School

pcailler@peninsulaheritage.org

Club 26944

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Yesterday, PHS was flashed back to 1975!
“Welcome to Club 26944,” began one of our Fourth Graders at yesterday’s Mothers’ Day assembly. “This is a place of respect, where we seize every opportunity to let all of our members shine!”
And shine they did as our Fourth Graders shared stories of learning life lessons from their moms.
“All the moms at Club 26944 became members,” explained Catherine, “because they are forward thinking and want us to belong to a school community that respects individual gifts.”
“And,” continued Marcus, “we want all you moms to know how grateful we are for joining this exclusive club and for all the wonderful things you do for us!”
These students went on to celebrate the Disco Era with music and dance under the direction of our fabulous Ms. Deb Wilcox, which was further enlivened by two surprise faculty guests at the Club – Mr. Ahn and Mr. Zack!
What a delight to conclude the program with all our moms joining their children and sharing disco dance moves with each other!

Under the Tuscan Sun!

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

“When our school seems to shine, With our teachers divine, That’s Amore!” sang our beautiful students to our teachers on Tuesday, as our faculty enjoyed the very “Under the Tuscan Sun” Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.
Amid lemon-and-sunflower-decorated tables, our parents feted each member of our staff with an amazing luncheon, complete with gifts and favors! The setting was relaxing and truly “Vita Bella”!
Bouquets of thanks to each and every parent, including those supervising the playground, as they recognized our amazing staff and made this fantastic event possible!

Visit to Renaissance Fair

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Our Second Graders extended their study of Shakespeare and the medieval era by visiting the Renaissance Fair at Sante Fe Dam in Irwindale last Friday. As their first activity on this special Fair day for school children, our students experienced a very novel activity – hand washing clothes. The cooling effects of the splashing water were an additional bonus for our young workers! Moving on to other features of the Fair, our PHS children had a “royalty sighting” of the Queen and her court, heard musicians playing medieval instruments, and caught sight of “real” fairies.
“We watched an actual jousting match,” reports Second Grade teacher Mrs. Esturain, “and cheered on ‘our’ mounted knight – the one in blue and gray!” This prompted a few of our students to purchase toy swords and shields and shout the medieval expression of delight, “Huzzah!” – a fitting description of their days’ experience at the Renaissance Fair.

The Real Talent Show!

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Such talent! Yesterday’s annual Talent Show was a glorious event! As proud as I am of this year’s wonderful participants, I am even more pleased with our Kindergarten through Eighth Grade audience, with their smiles and hands ready to clap throughout the two-hour event!
From concert-level piano performances to Knock-Knock jokes, our children entertained and delighted us as they shared their many talents.
Innovative technology was put to use by Ms. Shirley Omori, enabling families to view the Talent Show via “Instagram Live.” We heard from parents, a former teacher in Texas, and a former student attending school in Switzerland – all watching our amazing Talent Show LIVE!

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