Heritage Happenings from the Head of School


Patricia Cailler

Head of School

pcailler@peninsulaheritage.org

June Graduate’s Family Writes

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

We would like to share the following note from the family of one of our 8th Grade graduates addressed to “Everyone at PHS”:
“Once in a lifetime, you may be lucky enough to be in a place Middle School Sign w Ribbon Cutting Bannerwhere you feel pure contentment, where you are surrounded by loving, supporting friends, and where you know you will fit in and be cared for every day.
How fortunate were we to find that place in Peninsula Heritage School! Even more fortunate for us was to have the privilege of being here for 8 years! We cannot begin to express our gratitude for all you have given us.
PHS will be a part of us forever. We love you!”

Back-to-School Night

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Thank you for such a wonderful evening! Last night’s weather was beautiful, and you, our invited guests, K Door Resizedwere cheerful and ever so gracious! Thanks to Mrs. Joye once again for providing so many delectable treats! I have a feeling that we could have been here at school until midnight because we provide so many educational tools to reach and teach your children.
Gratitude goes to our staff for their hard work and diligence in providing this wonderful evening for our PHS community. We are off with a grand start to a stellar year!

Second Grade’s Shakespeare Production

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Shakespeare in Second Grade? Yes, at Peninsula Heritage School! Our Second Graders were recently immersed in studying the Bard, his time period, and his works. Directed by their teacher, Mrs. Esturain, the children created timelines with illustrations and built a personal model of the Globe Theater. Each student also read one of Shakespeare’s plays in story form. On “Shakespeare Craft Day” the Second Graders made masks, created flower crowns, and painted family coats of arms.
Using a children’s script of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the students took ownership of their parts while rehearsing and memorizing their lines. With musical assistance from Mr. Charley
Miller, and backstage costume changes with Miss Mervette and Miss Carolina, this magical production in our Amphitheater was enthusiastically received by parents and PHS students.
“This experience helped to increase the children’s confidence,” relates Mrs. Esturain, “and also formed a foundation for understanding Shakespeare’s works.”
Successful productions are followed by great after-parties, and this was no exception. Volunteer parents Mrs. Merilee Brooks and Mrs. Latifa Willoughby helped prepare the red carpet sprinkled with stars leading into the classroom where a tasty selection of cupcakes with butterflies and flowers, Pinkberry frozen yogurt, and delicious fresh fruit awaited these young thespians and Shapespeare scholars.

Music on Her Mind

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

One of our 5th Grader students recently received considerable recognition for her musical accomplishments. When she was only five years old, Jacqueline Chew launched her violin career. She also wanted to play the piano, so a year later she began piano studies. Her perseverance and hard work through the years enabled her to score the top mark in the United States on the 2015 violin examination of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. As a result of this honor, she was invited to perform both piano and violin at the Southern California Festival of Excellence held at the University of Southern California, Newman Recital Hall! Cheers and congratulations, Jacqueline!