Welcome to Saint Peter School

Important Dates- 2018-2019

Week of March 18 - Lenten Food Drive (Monday - Canned Tuna, Tuesday - Soup, Wednesday - Canned fruit/vegetables, Thursday - Pasta, Friday - Shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste)

March 19 - Safe Environment for students in Grades K-8

March 20 - Grade 8 Bake Sale

March 22 - Early Dismissal

March 26 - No School - Faculty Retreat

March 27 - End of Third Quarter

March 29 - Dress Down - $5 w/popcorn bags

April 3 - Bake Sale - Grade 8

April 5 - St Mary Dance - 7th and 8th Grade

April 12 - Early Dismissal

April 15 - April 22 - Spring Recess and Easter Monday

April 26 - St Joseph - Danbury - Dance - 7th and 8th Grade; Dress Down - $5 w/popcorn bags

IOWA Testing will take place during the month of March. [ more ]


Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It seems like March came in like a lion this year, although spring must surely be on the way. At this time, our tentative last day of school is June 17th. Hopefully, we are through with the messiness of winter! This newsletter has a lot of information, and I hope you can grab a few minutes to read about the happenings at St Peter School.

Lent

This month represents the start of Lent.. As a school, St Peter students participate in Stations of the Cross, Mass, almsgiving, prayer, and kindness. During this Lenten season, it is important to focus on what we can give, not just what we can give up. As the principal, I will be looking for ways students are demonstrating kindness to classmates and adults. Are unkind or hurtful things being said? Is gossip getting in the way of forgiveness? Are students looking closely to find ways they can offer simple acts of kindness which not only bring joy to others, but open their own hearts to love, forgiveness and acceptance? Each small kindness offered to another brings that person a little closer to the person God wants them to be.

Fasting is an important part of the Lenten season. Here are some ideas for families:

● Fast from fast food.

● Fast from TV one day a week

● Fast from electronic games one day a week

● Fast from using the computer and spend that time with your family

● Fast from buying anything that is unnecessary during Lent

● Fast from bad habits that need to be changed/given up.

St Patrick's Day Prayer

As I arise today,

may the strength of God pilot me,

the power of God uphold me,

the wisdom of God guide me.

May the eye of God look before me,

the ear of God hear me,

the word of God speak for me.

May the hand of God protect me,

the way of God lie before me,

the shield of God defend me,

the host of God save me.

May Christ shield me today.

Christ with me, Christ before me,

Christ behind me,

Christ in me, Christ beneath me,

Christ above me,

Christ on my right, Christ on my left,

Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit,

Christ when I stand,

Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,

Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ in every ear that hears me.

Amen

Note Well: The Student Council will be selling green carnations on March 15 in honor of St Patrick's Day to help the eighth grade students with fundraising efforts. Thank you for your support!

Traffic Pattern

This is a reminder that safety of our students is of the utmost importance. In the afternoon, folks are driving in many directions. 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. 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. It's a safety concern to our school families.

Registration Update

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.

Accreditation Update

As you may recall from the October edition of the Messenger, all schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport are fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. I am happy to let everyone know that St Peter recently received a certificate of continued accreditation. Moving forward, we have some tasks to complete including revising our Crisis Plan, acquiring a public address system in the building, and developing an updated Strategic Plan. The Advisory Board, in conjunction with staff and principal, will be leading this effort. The committee commended St Peter School for conducting an honest self-evaluation, adhering to the St Peter School mission, and maintaining a strong Catholic Identity.

Events

Congratulations to our students who are taking part in the Spelling Bee and the Geography Bee.

Spelling Bee: Grade 4: Winner: Shayla Illescas; Alternate: Lorenzo Hernandez; Grade 5: Winner: Christian Malan; Alternate: Aidan Warner; Grade 6: Winner: Michelle Fisher; Alternate: Andrey Vasquez the competition is on March 24 at St. Jude Gymnasium at 1:00 PM.
Geography Bee: Grade 7: Lucas Moura and Nicole Killackey; Grade 8: Michael Fisher.

Box Tops

Keep clipping those Box Tops! Every Box Top helps us collect funds to support our school. We have collected about $400 this year thus far with the help of St Peter parishioners!

March - Gospel Value - Forgiveness

What is forgiveness? Forgiveness is pardoning those who offend you. Students are in the process of creating items for the Forgiveness Tree in the front hallway. Take a peek at the snapshot below!

General Reminders

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.

Please turn in basketball uniforms to the main office.

Note Well: We are in need of coaches for our track team for the 2019 season At this time, we do not have enough interested individuals to assist with the coaching. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Vill (cvill@spsdanbury.org). Individuals must be background checked and VIRTUS - trained.

Finally, I ask for your prayers to the Holy Spirit to give me guidance and wisdom to serve as principal of St. Peter Catholic School. As we journey through Lent, let us take time to reflect, repent, and rejoice. By taking the time to pause during the day and pray, we are preparing ourselves for the celebration of Easter.

Blessings,

Mary Lou Torre, Principal


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