Welcome to Saint Peter School

Important Dates- 2019-2020

August/ September
August 20 - Kindergarten Orientation - 10:00 AM

August 28 - First Day of School - Early Dismissal for Students @ 12:30

August 29 - Early Dismissal for Students - 12:30

August 30 - Early Dismissal for Students - 12:30

September 2 - No School - Labor Day

September 6 - Middle School Dance (Gr 7 & 8) St Peter Parish - 7:00 - 9:30

September 10 - Home School Association Meeting - 6:00 PM @ St. Peter School - All welcome!

September 12 - K-5 Open House- 6:30 PM

September 17 - MS Open House - 6:30 PM [ more ]

Principal's Message

Principal's Message - August, 2019
Dear Family and Friends of St. Peter School,

It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end. I hope that you and your family have enjoyed some relaxing and fun times with each other. Our first day of school will be on August 28th and we will have an early dismissal at 12:30.

As we begin a new school year, let's call to mind the mission of our school.

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.

Morning Procedures:

Doors open at 8:00 for breakfast. Students who arrive before the start of school at 8:30 will report directly to their classroom where they will be greeted by their classroom teacher. Students will participate in school-wide Morning Prayer which will begin at 8:30. We ask that all students who will be participating in the breakfast program to report to the school by 8:20 because breakfast ends at 8:30. Students will participate in school-wide Morning Prayer which will begin at 8:30.

Pre-K Families will continue to drop off their children by entering (and exiting) through the front door anytime between 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM. The programs officially begin at 9:00 AM.

K-8 Families will drop off their children in the parking lot by the playground gate where they will be greeted by a staff member. Parents are asked to use the Boughton Street entrance to maintain a safe traffic pattern. While this is subject to change as the school year gets underway, we will begin the year in this manner.

Students who arrive by bus will enter through the front door of St. Peter School.

Note Well: Late students must report to the office for a tardy slip.

Afternoon Procedures:

School is dismissed at 2:40 PM each day. Early dismissal is at 12:30 PM. Emergency Early dismissal is at 11:50.

Students who are picked up will meet their families in the cafeteria area located at the side door near the playground. Parents and guardians will need to sign their children out. If you are sending someone to pick up your child, be sure that they bring identification as they will be asked to show it to the school staff member. Parking is very tight and limited as you know. Be mindful about driving carefully around the children, holding your cell phone calls until a later time, and parking within the designated lines.

Students who take the bus will meet in bus rooms on the second floor. There, they will be escorted to their bus once it is announced.

Students who are walkers will need to bring a note. They will gather in the main office and will be dismissed by office personnel.


Students who are a part of this program will gather outside the second grade classroom where they will be met by an after school supervisor. Note Well: Be sure to complete and return the form you received in the packet sent earlier from the school to Zaida Solis in the main office by 8/30/19. Remember that space is limited.

News about Breakfast and Lunch Program:

In your opening of school packet, you received information about the FREE Breakfast and Lunch Program for ALL St. Peter School students. No forms need to be filled out and you do not have to pay any money for approved Breakfast and Lunch menus. See the flyer for details.

School Handbook:

The School Handbook will be distributed to families at Open House. This handbook identifies the policies and procedures we will follow during the 2019-2020 school year. School safety, student learning, and communication continue to be among our highest priorities.

Behavior Expectations Handbook:

Be on the lookout for our P.R.I.D.E. (Positive, Respectful, Inclusive, Dependable, Encouraging)

Handbook which will be shared with families during Open House. This handbook outlines our expectations for students at St. Peter School.

New Staff and Faculty Changes:

We say a fond farewell to the following staff members:

Jordyn Tolomeo - PE Teacher

Sara Catalano - Spanish Teacher

Deborah D'Ostilio - Director of Pre-School

We wish them well as they begin a new chapter in life's journey!

We welcome the following staff members into the St. Peter School family:

Denise Liquori - Kolitsas - Grade 1 Assistant

Kayla Marlowe - Preschool Assistant

Jessica Arconti - Preschool Teacher

Gloria Velasquez - Spanish Teacher

The following staff members will be taking on new roles:

Valerie Boyle will be teaching Kindergarten and Lisa Goodfellow will be teaching second grade.

We continue to actively search for a PE Teacher and a Director of Preschool.


In addition to Facebook, Instagram, St. Peter School Website, phone, text messages and e-mail, a monthly newsletter will be sent to families electronically in an effort to maintain ongoing communication between home and school. If you do not have access to an electronic device and require a hard copy, please let your child's teacher know by 8/30/19.

Note Well: This newsletter can be translated into any language by clicking Translate when viewed electronically.

Strategic Planning:

This year we are developing a three year Strategic Plan for St. Peter School. This is being developed in conjunction with the St. Peter School Advisory Board, St. Peter School Faculty and Staff, and the Parent Community. You will receive updates throughout the coming months in The Messenger. This is exciting work, and we look forward to the outcome which will only serve to make St. Peter School the best it can be.

Building Updates:

This has been a busy summer at St. Peter School! The third floor hallway has been redone and several classrooms have been repainted. Security cameras have been installed, our intercom system has been updated, and the front office is sporting a new look!

Personalized Learning:

Be sure to read the flyer accompanying this letter - "Great Minds Don't Think Alike." This year we are embarking on a journey which will help our students learn through multiple instructional strategies, teacher-led instruction, peer collaboration, and individualized learning. More information pertaining to each classroom will be shared during Open House in September.

We recognize the sacrifices you and your family make to send your child to St. Peter Catholic School. The faith-based education you have chosen is fueled by the powerful presence of God's love.

We sincerely appreciate your prayers and cooperation as we enter another school year. The partnership between home and school only strengthens the work we can accomplish together for the good of all the students.

In closing, thank you for your kind attention to the many details associated with a new school year. As the school year draws closer, please reach out with any questions you may have.

In Christ,

MaryLou Torre, Principal

"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...but how much love we put in that action."

Mother Teresa

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