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Welcome to Peterson!

New District Preschool Seeking Applicants 

We are currently seeking applicants for a new preschool at Hedges. We have room for 18 kids, eligibility is based on need. Potential students must be four years of age at or before Sept. 10. Eligible families must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty line.  Click here for forms and more information. Or pick forms up at Hedges Elementary at the front desk.

Apply now! School starts in early December. 

Peterson Elementary School
Kalispell, Montana

News & Announcements

First Days of School

First Day of School Grades 1-9 August 30th.  All Grades on August 31st - Except Kindergraten won't start until after Labor Day and the school will send out their schedule.

2017 Summer Ed-Camp!

2017 Peterson's Summer Ed-Camp

Peterson will be hosting a site based summer school program again this year. Our summer camp opportunity will meet each Wednesday through the summer 9:00-11:30. Summer Camp is open to all students!  This year we are excited to offer a camp with educational AND activity-based centers to give a true summer camp experience! We will be offering centers for math, reading and the popular "camp" activities offered through Pop Up Camp!  This camp opportunity is open to all students of Peterson at no cost! (lunch is included).

Sign Up Sheet

Welcome to Peterson Elementary
Morning Activities


Breakfast 7:45 – 8:25 every day

Morning PE 8:00 – 8:25 beginning October 3rd

  • Monday – 1st Grade
  • Tuesday – 2nd Grade
  • Wednesday – 3rd Grade
  • Thursday – 4th Grade
  • Friday – 5th Grade

*NOTE: Peterson Mileage Club begins in October during lunch recesses on Tuesday's and Thursday's through October 30th-weather permitting.


Cookie Dough Fundraiser

We will run our annual cookie dough fundraiser this year from September 16th-September 30th. All proceeds go directly to improvements at Peterson School for students. Last year we made over $17,000 which helped with our playground, technology and classroom needs.

Fifty percent (50%) of all sales come back to Peterson and many students just sell to a few family members. This is a Montana-based company. The cookie dough is made when Elliott’s receive our order and fresh/frozen just for Peterson.


Top sellers (2 3/4/5-$25.00 Movie Pass

Top sellers (2) K-2- $25.00 Movie Pass                                                

Top selling classrooms K-2/3-5 Ice Cream Party!

All classrooms that average 4 sales per student- Cookies

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School Spotlight

Peterson School Supply List