Welcome to Saint Peter School

Important Dates- 2018-2019

March 6 - Ash Wednesday

March 19 - Safe Environment for Students - K-8

March 22 - Early Dismissal

March 26 - No School - Faculty Retreat

March 27 - End of Third Quarter

April 5 - St Mary Dance - 7th and Grade Dance; Tentative Report Card Distribution

April 12 - Early Dismissal

April 15 - April 22 - Spring Recess and Easter Monday

April 26 - St Joseph Danbury Dance - 7th and 8th Grade

IOWA Testing will take place during the month of March.

January 7 - March 1 - World's Finest Chocolate Fund Raising

Box Tops Contest through February 22. The class with the most box tops will have a pizza party provided by the HSA. [ more ]


Principal's Message

Welcome February!
February 15, 2019

"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails."

1 Corinthians: 13

St. Peter School, dedicated to academic excellence, inspires students to become faith-filled, lifelong learners. As a multicultural community, we embrace our Catholic identity rooted in the Gospel teachings of Jesus Christ.

La escuela St. Peter, dedicada a la excelencia académica, inspira a los estudiantes a convertirse en estudiantes llenos de fe y de por vida. Como comunidad multicultural, abrazamos nuestra identidad católica arraigada en las enseñanzas del Evangelio de Jesucristo.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that whoever believes in him shall have everlasting life." (John 3:16) Yesterday was Valentine's Day and I can tell you with certainty that love was shared throughout the school. The day began with a prayer in memorial of St. Valentine. We asked him to intercede for all of us at St Peter School by helping our hearts to be open to God's will. Older students helped younger students in a variety of ways either by helping create valentines or simply sharing some happy moments together. Sweet treats filled the air and the stomachs of many yesterday! We all thank you for sharing the many goodies that came our way!

Catholic Schools Week

As we come to the end of Catholic Schools Week, it is important to thank everyone who makes our school possible. We are grateful to the parishioners of St. Peter Church for the support they provide and to Father Mecca for his spiritual guidance. We thank our parents for their commitment to a faith-filled education for their children. We thank our faculty and staff for their dedication and care to students and one another. We thank our students for the joy and enthusiasm they bring to school each day. We thank our many donors who contribute so generously to our school and make impossible things possible. And most importantly, we thank God for the many blessings he has bestowed upon us.

Gospel Value

In keeping with our school theme this year - doing small things with great love - our students have been focusing on what equality means to them as we consider our Gospel Value for the month of February which is equality.

Illness

Allergies, sore throats, belly aches, low grade fevers, and other illnesses have been making the rounds at St Peter School. As a reminder, students are to be fever and symptom free of any illness, including any intestinal distress for a full 24 hours, without any medication, before returning to school. Please discuss the importance of personal space and proper hand washing with your children. Also, kindly let us know if your child is diagnosed with influenza or other highly contagious viruses.

Registration

Registration plans for the 2019-2020 school year are well underway. Please contact Ms Solis in the main office if you have any questions about the process or financial aid opportunities.

Box Tops

So far, with the many contributions from St Peter Church prishoners, $218 has been collected! At the time of the writing of this newsletter, fourth grade is in the lead!

Safety Drills

Please know that we conduct regular fire drills and lock down drills at school to ensure that our students and staff members know what to do in the case of an emergency.

Family Bible Challenge

"Saint Thomas Aquinas says there are three parts to God: truth, beauty, and goodness. The Bible is all three and I challenge all the faithful to deepen their knowledge through the Family Bible Challenge." - Bishop Frank Caggiano.

During the course of the next week or so, you will receive a flyer outlining the Family Bible Challenge. I encourage you to take part in this wonderful opportunity. You can register online at the Institute's website - www.formationreimagined.org. The first season begins Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

In closing, I would like to wish everyone a blessed February. There are many things that challenge us in our daily lives; I just recently found the prayer, Litany of Trust, which I am sharing with you in this newsletter. I think it will help us to build our school community as we prepare for the rest of the school year and all that it holds for each one of us.

May God Bless You,

Mary Lou Torre, Principal


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