DECEMBER/JANUARY December 2 - Parent Meeting at St Peter Church - 6:30 PM - Rescheduled to a later date due to impending weather...
December 9 - Immaculate Conception - No School
December 12 - Christmas Pageant - 6:00 PM at St. Peter Church
December 13 - K, 1, 2 Students - Field Trip to Seaquest in Trumbull, CT
December 16 - Christmas Pageant - Snow Date
December 20 - Early Dismissal - 12:30
December 23- 31 - Christmas Break
January 1 - No School - Happy New Year!
January 20 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 26-February 1 - Catholic Schools Week [ more ]
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE - DECEMBER 2019 St. Peter School, dedicated to academic excellence, inspires students to become faith-filled, lifelong learners. As a multicultural community, we embrace our Catholic identity rooted in the Gospel teachings of Jesus Christ.
"Prayer is an aspiration of the heart. It is a simple glance directed to Heaven. It is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trial as well as joy." -St. Therese Lisieux
Dear Family and Friends of St. Peter School,
Thanksgiving Day just passed...Let us be thankful for all the blessings we have been given. At our school Mass about a week ago, Father Mecca reminded all the students (and the adults) to thank God every single day. Some of the things the students shared they were thankful for included: their family, the earth, the love of Jesus, and their friends. This week we gathered around the table to break bread and make new memories; as we move into the season of Advent, let's remember to keep thanking God for what he has given us this year. As for me, I am grateful for every day that dawns and for the abundant joy I receive from the children who come to St. Peter School every day with a story to tell and a smile to share.
Virtues in Practice: Service
Our annual theme this year is Change the World With Kindness. During the month of November, we celebrated service. Our students put together forty-four (44) Boxes of Joy which were packaged up and sent off to Haiti, Guatemala, Panama, and other countries. In some cases these gifts will be the first ones some of these children have ever received. The student body collected just about seven hundred (700) items for the local food pantry as well.
During the month of December, our Gospel Value is Peace.
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
With regard to arrival and dismissal procedures, we have successfully transitioned to using the rectory driveway and St. Peter Playground area for student arrival and dismissal.
Here is the Morning Arrival Plan: Enter the rectory driveway, travel through the playground area, and proceed to the gate to exit. Take a left and exit onto Wooster Street. Parents will not be able to turn right when exiting the drop off area. Parents will remain in their car while students exit and proceed to the door. St Peter School Staff members will be available to supervise. In the event a parent does have to park and enter the building, there are a few designated spaces in the playground area. The line will need to keep moving in order to avoid a back-up on Main Street. It is wise for parents to stagger their arrival time in order to prevent traffic jams. Come earlier rather than later. Here is the Afternoon Pick-Up Plan: Enter the rectory driveway, travel through the playground area, and proceed to the gate to exit. Take a left and exit onto Wooster Street. Parents will not be able to turn right when exiting the drop off area. Parents will remain in their car while students are called. A sign with student names will be provided to parents to keep in their car to make the process move more efficiently. Staff will use a walkie-talkie system to efficiently match up students and parents. Again, it is wise for parents to stagger their arrival time in order to avoid a back-up on Main Street. If changes to the pick-up schedule are needed, parents must contact the school no later than 2:00 p.m. on the day of the needed change. By now, each family should have received a numbered sign. If you did not get one or if you need an additional one, please call the main office and let them know what you need.
As always, proceed slowly and cautiously in the parking area. 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 point of departure. Please remain in your car while in the car line for the safety of all. As well, please refrain from using your cell phone as all attention needs to be on the safety of the students.
Thank you to everyone who supported our clothing drive! We will let you know the proceeds from the event next month. We also recently had a Gold Fundraiser which brought in just over $1200. Keep tuned for more information about upcoming fund raisers.
The annual Thanksgiving Feast was held on Tuesday, November 26 at the St. Peter Parish Hall. Thank you to everyone who donated their time to ensure this feast was successful!
Please consider becoming a part of the HSA and getting Virtus Trained if you have not already done so!
While we have not had a full taste of wintry weather yet, it will be here before we know it - perhaps as early as Sunday! Please ensure that your child comes to school with the appropriate clothing for the colder weather. All children should have a winter coat for outdoor play. Please take a moment to label your child's attire if you have not already done so. It helps when our ever-growing lost and found area multiplies, and parents arrive looking for an article of clothing.
In closing, I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving. As we enter a new Liturgical Year, I pray you and your loved ones are blessed with the gifts of love, hope, peace, and faith.
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.