June 8 - Confirmation - Grade 8 - St. Peter Church @ 10 AM
June 10 - Middle School Final Exams; Hot Dog Day for St Peter School Students - Thank you, Father Mecca!
June 11 - Middle School Final Exams
June 12 - Kindergarten Graduation @ St. Peter Church - 10 AM - Last day for K students...
June 14 - Grade 8 Graduation - Mass @ St. Peter Church @ 6:00 PM - Last day for 8th graders...
June 17 - Last day of school for students in grade 1-7 [ more ]
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we approach the middle of July, I wanted to reach out and check in with you! I began my journey at St Peter School one year ago and I am thrilled to be spending another year with you and your wonderful children.
While school is out for many, we are hosting summer camps for our 3-4 year olds and our lower and middle primary grade students. It is a hopping place as the pictures below reflect!
This year students at St Peter School will be taking part in the Personalized Learning Initiative which stems from the Diocese. Last year our teachers participated in professional development activities, read books, and visited other schools to get ready for this learning initiative. Our schedule for the 2019-2020 will include a daily 90-minute block devoted to personalized learning. Students will work at different stations on reading, writing, and math during this time starting in Kindergarten and continuing through eighth grade. This structure is designed to provide students with more time to work with their teacher in small groups and individually to address each child's individual needs. It is anticipated that students will spend approximately 90 minutes per week on the computer. We will be providing parents with more information about Personalized Learning throughout the coming months.
Supply lists were sent home with students at the end of the school year, but they are also posted on the St Peter School Facebook page.
If you want to be a volunteer at St. Peter School, VIRTUS training is required. If you would like to have more information about this for the 2019-2020 school year, contact Martha Correa at the school office. We encourage parents to take advantage of this opportunity. It is important to note that parents desiring to chaperone field trips, assist in the classroom in any capacity, or help out with St Peter School events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving whole-school festivities, etc. MUST be VIRTUS-trained. We encourage parents to take advantage of this opportunity.
The Christopher Ripp Early Learning Program is funded through Foundations in Education and is a program of the Office of Superintendent. Partners include Catholic Charities and St. Peter Catholic School. This program is designed to support St. Peter preschool families and children in their academic and spiritual journey as they experience the celebration of learning, sharing of a simple meal, power of building community, and joy of following Jesus. Next year it will run for (3) eight week sessions. Students work with certified staff members and volunteers from 3:00 - 5:30 approximately three days a week for eight weeks. During the eight week sessions, activities for students include enrichment in the following areas: Math and Literacy, Spiritual Life, Art, and Movement and Community Building. During the parent sessions, which will occur four times during the eight week session, parents will work with their children on a variety of activities and/or participate in an interactive discussion with representatives from the community about key topics of interest. For more information about this program, please call the St. Peter School office.
We will have some staff changes in the coming school year. Mrs. Boyle will be teaching Kindergarten and Ms. Goodfellow will be teaching second grade. Ms. Catalano and Ms. Tolomeo have left St Peter School and replacements are actively being recruited.
Be sure to check out the important dates and the friendly pictures noted below...
As the summer months continue, be sure to take time to relax with your family and friends, read with your children, play silly games with your children, and pray together. These are the important things in life...
May God Bless you,
Mary Lou Torre, Principal
Upcoming Events AUGUST/ SEPTEMBER
August 20 - Kindergarten Orientation - 10 Am
August 28 - Early Dismissal- First Day of School
August 29 - Early Dismissal
August 30 - Early Dismissal
September 2 - No School - Labor Day
September 6 - 7/8 Grade Dance - St Peter School
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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.