September: September 12 - Open House K-5 - 6:30 PM September 17 - October 4 - Yankee Candle Fund Raiser September 17 - Discovery Day for 8th Graders at Immaculate High School; Open House for Middle School families at 6:30 September 22 - October 18 - Christmas Wrapping Paper Sale September 24 - Advisory Meeting @ St Peter School - 6:00 PM [ more ]
"Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be – and becoming that person." St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Dear Family and Friends of St. Peter School,
Our first few weeks of school have been upbeat and positive! The students are happy to be back at school and look forward to greeting their teachers and friends everyday. It is nice to hear the sound of student laughter filling the halls once again.
Our annual theme this year is "Change the World with Kindness." This theme, combined with our mission statement and Gospel values, will be a vehicle to highlight our successes and strengthen our relationships with those around us in the school community and the community at large. We look forward to all the things God will show us this year about the role kindness plays in making our world more peaceful.
Over the summer, the third floor got a makeover! The hallway walls were painted as were several of the classrooms. The hallways sparkle. One of the classrooms is in the process of getting new furniture as well. Thank you to Father Mecca for helping to make these projects happen!
We look forward to seeing families during Open House nights this month at St. Peter School. The K-5 Open House will be on September 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. and the 6-8 Open House will be on September 17 also starting at 6:30 p.m.. This will be a time to learn about the curriculum your children will be studying this year as well as a time to meet your child's teacher. With the introduction of Personalized Learning, I know you will have an opportunity to hear about Station Rotation and all that occurs in a 90 minute learning block every day. Students participate in two blocks of math per week, one block each of reading and writing, and one block weekly of either science or social studies. Due to time constraints, this is not a time for personal conversations about individuals. If you need to talk to your child's teacher privately, you are invited to make an appointment to meet with the teacher.
With regard to arrival and dismissal procedures, thank you to everyone who enters from Boughton Street and exits to Wooster Street. Stay tuned for changes in this area in the coming weeks. We will keep you apprised of those changes which will occur swiftly once begun. In the meantime, proceed slowly and cautiously. Survey the area before backing up or pulling forward into parking spaces. DO NOT enter the St Peter School parking lot from Wooster St in the morning as cars will be using that area as a port of departure.
Be on the lookout for flyers from the Home School Association regarding upcoming fundraisers.
Our First Friday Mass occurred last Friday and was facilitated by our eighth grade students at St. Peter Church. They did a great job, and Father Mecca delivered an inspirational message about the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
This promises to be an exciting school year, and we look forward to partnering with all the families to bring about a spirit of good will, faith, hope, and lots of learning! I hope you take a moment to check out the various pictures depicted below showing our students learning in action.
Mary Lou Torre, Principal
"Faith is to believe what you do not see. The reward of faith is to see what you believe." St. Augustine
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.