Important Dates- 2018-2019
May 10 - No School for Students - Professional Development for Teachers
May 12 - Mother's Day - Happy Mother's Day!
May 23 - Rain Date for May Crowning
May 24 - Early Dismissal
May 27 - No School - Memorial Day [ more ]
jesus said: i am the resurrection. anyone who believes in me, even though that person dies, will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die...-john 11:25-26
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 and Guardians,
The beginning of April is solemn as we commemorate the last day and death of Our Lord. Soon, we will be celebrating and basking in the joy of the Resurrection. Easter is the foundation of our faith; it is a time of hope, new life, and new beginnings. This time of year is a good time to reflect on our commitment to our personal spiritual journey. For me, this is a particularly reflective time of year as I was welcomed into Church at an Easter Vigil a few years ago. With the awakening of the earth in April, let us also be aware of the awakening of hope in our lives as we continue along the spiritual pathway which beckons to each of us.
As a school, St Peter students participated in Stations of the Cross, weekly Mass, alms-giving, whole-school Rosary, prayer, and kindness during the month of April. On the Friday before vacation, the students were asked this question: How will you live the upcoming Holy week as a true disciple of Jesus? Students responses included:
Pray every day
National Poetry Month - April
As part of National Poetry Month, a different poem is shared each morning as part of the AM announcements. Poem in Your Pocket Day occurs this year on April 18th. On this day, find a poem, carry it with you all day and share it with others you meet! Maybe you will want to send your favorite poem to a friend...
This is a reminder that the safety of our students is of the utmost importance. In the afternoon and in the morning, folks are driving in many different directions and parking haphazardly. It is imperative for the safety of all that the traffic flow occurs in one direction - enter from Boughton Street and exit onto Wooster Street. Park sensibly in a manner that does not block traffic pattern. Drive carefully and slowly; maintain full focus which means cell phone conversations are not appropriate when driving, especially in the crowded parking lot. In addition, please do not double park your car or leave your car unattended. As well, DO NOT PARK IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING TO DROP OFF YOUR CHILD. There is simply too much traffic and it interferes with bus patterns. It's a true safety concern to our school families.
Registration is ongoing. Classes are filling up quickly; please be sure to stop in and register if you have not already done so.
School Store News
Our students love the School Store! Thank you for supporting this endeavor.
On the evening of April 11, one of our eighth grade students, Alex Caba, was awarded the Young Citizenship Award by The Exchange Club of Danbury, CT. In addition to the principal, his teacher, Mrs. Maimone, attended and shared some attributes about who Alex is as a citizen of St Peter School. All those who know Alex see him as genuine, kind, caring, a good friend to others, someone who can be counted upon to do the right thing at all times, helpful to younger peers, and faithful. It was a very special evening for Alex and his family. St Peter School is proud to recognize his contributions to St Peter School and the Danbury community.
Stay tuned for more news about student excellence in the May Messenger!
Keep clipping those Box Tops! Every Box Top helps us collect funds to support our school.
April - Gospel Value -Mercy
The Gospel Value for the Month of April is Mercy. Our tree is titled, "God Shows Us Mercy." Above the tree, the students created posters depicting the spiritual works of mercy and the corporal works of Mercy. Be sure to check out the picture noted above!
We welcome Ms. Pantaleo who is teaching grade five. She replaces Ms. DiElsi who resigned recently.
We also welcome Ms. Cardona who will be working at St Peter School. She is from Catholic Charities and will be providing social work services to St Peter School students twice weekly. Stay tuned for more details...
Writing Workshop continues at St Peter School. We have a consultant who is working with K, 1, 2 teachers and another consultant who is working with 3, 4, 5, and middle school teachers in the area of writing. The volume of writing is growing from our students and they are beginning to see themselves as writers!
Pennies for Patients
St Peter students are collecting pennies for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society through May 17th. Thank you to our Student Council for organizing this!
Please label all clothing, school uniforms, and gym attire. We have many unclaimed items with no names.
Please show concern for other children and teachers by keeping your child at home when he/she is ill. Remember that your child must be 24 hours fever free before returning to school.
In closing, I continue to ask for your prayers to give me the guidance and wisdom to lead St Peter School. I wish you all a blessed Easter!
May God Bless you,
Mary Lou Torre, Principal
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Saint Peter School, dedicated to academic excellence, inspires students to become Faith-filled, lifelong learners. As a multi-cultural community, we embrace our Catholic Identity rooted in the Gospel teachings of Jesus Christ.