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Welcome to Minter Creek Elementary School

Mission Statement

To provide a safe, positive, and supportive community focused on lifelong learning. 



12617 118th Ave NW,
Gig Harbor, WA 98329


Main Office: (253) 530-4300  
Attendance: (253) 530-4306

School Hours: Bell Schedule

M, T, TH & F: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

School Leadership

Todd Hering - Principal 
Kim Kinney - Dean of Students

School News

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Calling all readers! You can support our youngest learners by reading in our elementary schools!  

Now until Friday, Dec. 16, we are inviting guest readers to share their favorite book, or read a book provided to them, to help all children recognize the importance of literacy.

Sign up here!

Read more to hear a personal invitation from Superintendent Krestin Bahr.

Welcome to our Transitional Kindergarten students!

Five of our elementary schools were greeted with happy new faces as the first day of Transitional Kindergarten started.

Our youngest students met new friends, enjoyed fun activities, and began learning how to succeed in the classroom as a part of this preschool program. 

Transitional kindergarten is a free program for children who qualify that focuses on academics, social-emotional skills, and good learning habits - all to help empower them when they begin kindergarten. 

Transitional Kindergarten is offered at Discovery, Evergreen, Harbor Heights, Minter Creek, and Voyager elementary schools. 

Learn more about the program at - https://bit.ly/transitionalkindergarten. 


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Next week, we are holding elementary and middle school parent-teacher conferences. This is a good time to talk with your child’s teacher if you think your child is experiencing reading difficulties. 

Please visit the Peninsula School District’s website for early literacy parent resources and to learn how PSD supports students experiencing reading difficulties and/or dyslexia.

If you want to learn more about dyslexia, please join our parent event “Engage for Success: Dyslexia Instruction and Support in PSD” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Swift Water Elementary School. Register today at https://bit.ly/PSDDyslexiaFamilyNight. to let us know you’re coming!

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Families, don’t forget!

Elementary and middle school parent-teacher conferences are next week from Monday, Oct. 24 to Friday, Oct. 28.

Because conferences will be held in the afternoon, all elementary and middle schools will have half-days next week. High schools will have regular, full school days. There is no late start for any school on Wednesday, Oct. 26. 

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Being a proficient reader by the third grade is critical for lifelong success. PSD has set a goal that all
third-grade students will read at or above grade level by 2026. 

To reach this visionary goal, we need YOU, our community. PSD is spearheading a new
community-wide initiative across the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula communities. 

We are looking for businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in helping host an event or be a part of this planning process.

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