January 17 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30 - Professional Development for Staff
January 20 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 26-February 1 - Catholic Schools Week [ more ]
St.Peter School exists to provide a nurturing environment where students become Disciples of Jesus Christ, embrace the love of lifelong learning, and believe in the dignity of all people.
Dear Family and Friends of St. Peter School,
Since the beginning of December, we have been busy! The Christmas Pageant was certainly a highlight. Thanks to all the students, families, and staff members who came out to support the concert. I hope you take a few minutes to glance at the pictures included in this newsletter. And, please take note of our newly revised Mission Statement!
As well, thanks to all the families who came on Sunday, December 15th for the special parent meeting in the Parish Hall. It is our hope that the St. Peter School community has a greater understanding of where St. Peter School is headed in the future. Some of the highlights included:
Focus on education that promotes attributes of what a St. Peter School graduate looks like;
Share and publicly post an updated Mission Statement;
Target learning needs of three and four year old children through the St. Peter Preschool Program, including after-school enrichment as offered through the Christopher Ripp Program;
Add a part - time bilingual teacher and a full time aide to support our students;
Maintain a school guidance counselor/social worker to help students who need support with day-to-day problems;
Maintain services of a special education teacher three days per week to help students with specialized learning needs;
Lead students to understand the relevance of faith in Jesus Christ and in His Church to their lives;
Continue to strengthen our student's reading and writing skills through Readers and Writers Workshop experience, and
Continue to utilize personalized learning with students and provide opportunities for hands on learning in content areas, including science.
We are grateful for your input as well. Here are some of the things parents would like to see more of as part of our continued growth: Extracurricular activities such as math club, etc; More challenging academics/projects; Soccer/track; Latin/Chinese/French; Band/Orchestra; Dance; Homework with technology component, just to name a few...
As we move into a new school year, our proposed model is a Catholic School which addresses the individual and unique learning and social/emotional needs of all our St. Peter School students with the following goals in mind:
Ensure students progress along their individual learning pathway
Support students socially and emotionally
Ensure that students meet the expectations for what a St Peter School graduate looks like in all areas by the time they leave our school.
In closing, I would like to take the opportunity to wish you any your family a glorious Christmas and a happy, blessed 2020.
Mary Lou Torre, Principal
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in your faith, so that in the power of the Holy Spirit you may be rich in hope." – Romans 15:13
Saint Peter School
98 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810
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.