We are giving the students of Peterson Elementary more opportunities.


The Friends of Peterson is a fundraising organization. Its goal is to raise funds to help support the students and staff at Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School.


Hollywood-North park Clean and Green
April 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Meet at Peterson Elementary School Plaza

We would like families to help us clean up litter around Peterson School as well as throughout the Hollywood-North Park neighborhood. Children and adults can work together to help pick up litter and celebrate Earth Day. We will provide gloves and bags as well as hot chocolate and coffee.

4th Annual Beer for Books
The biggest fundraising night for Peterson Elementary

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Saturday, June 2nd
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

- After Party -
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Dank Haus
4740 N Western Ave
Parking is available at MB Financial Bank

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Help Peterson students and teachers get the supplies they need! Friends of Peterson has created an Amazon Wishlist with items that teachers are requesting for their classroom. 
Click here to purchase.


Peterson students danced their way to $16,000!

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Peterson Students danced their hearts out and raised over $16,000 for the Friends of Peterson (FoP) and Peterson's Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in order to benefit our amazing students!

The funds raised for the Friends of Peterson will be used to update and expand classroom libraries and pop-up libraries at Peterson School. The Friends of Peterson, which works to provide opportunities for all students at Peterson, has funded nearly $170,000 worth of books and curriculum, music and sports equipment, teacher training, and field trips for students during the last three years. In addition, the FoP has provided financial support for the Arabic program.

The PTA raises funds to provide community-building events that celebrate the skills and diversity of our students. These include our annual International Night, Family Movie Night, and Unity Through the Arts & Sciences. The PTA also funds school groups like the Green Team which supports our school gardening, recycling, and composting programs. For more information about the PTA, please visit www.peterson.cps.edu/pta/.

Celebrate someones birthday, wedding, or friendship by donating in their honor. When donating, please be sure to fill out to whom you are dedicating your donation.

Friends of Peterson is now an Amazon Smile partner! At no extra cost to you, every purchase you make through Amazon Smile will also be a small donation to Friends of Peterson. Start by just clicking below!


Find out about our organization, mission, and what successes we have had thus far.

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Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to Friends of Peterson or participate yourself.

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