*UPDATE @ 10:45 AM - MARY PEACOCK SCHOOL INCIDENT*
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,
We are pleased to provide an update on the incident earlier today at Mary Peacock School.
The Sheriff's Department has thoroughly investigated the situation and has confirmed that the sounds were due to hunters engaging in target practice on private property. They have assured us that, at no point, was there any threat to our staff or students.
We appreciate the swift response of the Sheriff's Department and are grateful for their thorough investigation. As always, the safety of our students and staff remains our top priority.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT: MARY PEACOCK SCHOOL INCIDENT
Today, at approximately 10:15 AM, out of an abundance of caution, Mary Peacock Elementary School initiated a voluntary shelter-in-place after reports of sounds resembling gunshots were heard from the nearby wooded area off school premises.
Local law enforcement is currently responding to the situation.
To ensure the safety of all students and staff, we request that parents and guardians do not come to the school, until further notice. It is imperative for everyone's safety that we allow law enforcement to manage the situation.
We will provide updates as we receive additional information from law enforcement. Again, our top priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
MARY PEACOCK NEWSLETTER
Conference week is Oct. 16-20. We will have minimum days all week (dismissal at 1:00). If teachers have not scheduled you for a conference yet, please let us know by calling the office. (707) 464-0301.
Excused absences are determined by California Education Codes.
Quarantine from Public Health
Religious and cultural services/events
A parent got off work early
Sibling's doctor's appointment
You may request independent study for an absence of 3 or more school days. The maximum total number of independent study days in a school year is 15.
Join us for a PTO meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 in the
- How is my child doing in class?
- What are the homework. expectations?
- How can I make sure my
child is successful? Come find out!
Oct. 6 Star student assembly at 8:30
Oct. 16-20 Mini days for conferences
Oct. 26 Picture retake day
Mary Peackock Back to School Night
Thursday, September 21
TK/K Students - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
1st - 5th Students - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Class presentations each half-hour. Book Fair open in the library!
Mary Peacock Book Fair!
Its Book Fair time! Come to the fair! Choose books you love!
Sept. 18th - 22nd Open Hours
Monday: 8:00 am -11:00 am/12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am/12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am/12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am/12:00 am - 3:00 pm/5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Back to School Night)
Friday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am/12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Check out with eWallet - the convenient, cash-free digital payment system. Every purchase at the fair benefits our school!
Stock the Care Closet
Mary Peacock school is creating a "Care Closet" for students in need.
If we receive a surplus, we will share items with Care Closets at other schools.
We are seeking donations of the following items:
Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner
Feminine Hygiene (Pads)
Amazon Registry List:
or search for "MP Care Closet"
Please bring items to the school office. Thank you!
2023 - 2024
Mary Peacock School Schedule 23-24 (UPDATED
7:55 am - Doors Open
8:00 am - School Starts
1:15 am - K dismissal
2:25 pm - Grades 1-5 dismissal
Monday early-out days:
7:55 am - Doors open
8:00 am - School starts
1:00 pm - TK-5 dismissal
Oct. 16-20 (conferences)
Mar. 11-15 (conferences)
Holidays (No School)
Sept. 4 - Labor Day
Nov. 1 - Staff Development
Nov. 10 - Veterans Day
Nov. 20-24 - Thanksgiving
Dec. 25-Jan 5 - Winter Break
Jan. 15 - MLK Day
Feb. 16-19 - Presidents’ Day
Mar. 25-29 - Spring Break
Apr. 1 - Staff Development
May 24-27 - Memorial Day
Jun. 14 - Summer Vacation
School Site Council Meetings (draft)
Sept. 1 Meet Your Teacher
Sept. 21 Back to School Night
TBD fall Book Fair
Apr. 8-12 Spring Book Fair
Apr. 11 STEM Night
May 20 Reading Picnic
Jun. 13 Field Day & BBQ
Music Conerts TBD
Dates may be adjusted
Dear Mary Peacock Families:
The fires and power outages in Del Norte County have changed our back-to-school plans and timelines. Here is an update on our new plans.
- Aug. 30: Class lists posted at the front of the school
- Sept. 1: Teacher Meet and Greet, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Sept. 5: First day of school for students
- Sept. 21 Back to School Night, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wishing you well,
Ms. Hirt, principal
Preschool & TK Community Survey
The Del Norte Unified School District (DNUSD) requests information concerning preschool and Transitional Kindergarten enrollment. To make informed decisions on Transitional Kindergarten and preschool programs for the 23-24 school year, DNUSD must collect this information. Thank you for completing this survey!
Click here to take the survey.
Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration
This year the State of California is implementing new staffing requirements for transitional kindergarten classes the upcoming school year. If you have a child who will be entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten next school year, I’d encourage you to begin the school registration process. To prepare for next year's changes and to ensure that your child has the best educational experience, we need to know how many students we’ll have for the upcoming school year in our TK and K programs. Registration packets for next year will be available at all of our district schools. Remember, the registration packets must be submitted to your child’s home school. For more information on registration or to find which school your child may attend, call us at 707-464-6141.