This Monday, we celebrate Memorial Day, a day where we take the time to honor and remember those who died in all of America’s wars. These men and women sacrificed their lives as they were protecting others and protecting our rights and freedoms. Let us offer this prayer for the soldiers who have given their lives for our country, and reflect on how we ourselves can peacefully work for justice in our world:
This Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace.
In union with the people of other nations, give us the courage to work for peace and justice, and seek an end to violence and conflict in our communities and around the world.
We ask this through your holy name. AMEN.
--Mrs. Sandra Jimenez
FRIDAY—8th GRADE PINNING MASS
This Friday, May 24, we will honor our 8th graders as they receive their St. Peter’s School Pins—a symbol of their time spent here at St. Peter’s. You are welcome to join in this special mass and celebration at 8:30 AM. Students should be in complete uniform—no gray sweats may be worn on this day.
Our final STAR tests for Reading and Math are now complete. As a school, our results show that students have shown the most growth this year since we began taking these STAR tests five years ago. That is a great accomplishment for our school community, especially for our students and teachers! In particular, 4A and 5A grew tremendously in Math, and 5A, 6A, and 8A showed awesome growth in Reading. Our students are proof of our KEY that KNOWLEDGE FEEDS GROWTH!
Even through the summer, we want students keep practicing math and reading. To help keep our positive learning trend going, next week we will be sending home information on our SUMMER LEARNING CHALLENGE!
The Yearbook is on sale NOW! $25 for a full-color, hardcover memory book for this school year. Supplies are limited. Extra order forms are available in the office. Pre-order now to guarantee your copy!
Pending sports registration and uniform payment statements have been going home with your students the last couple of months. Please ensure that your payments are up to date to allow for your child's participation in our sports program next year 2019-2020. Failure to make all payments by June 3, 2019 will result in your child's inability to participate in sports next year. Thank you for your attention to this matter and for helping make our sports program a success!
Also—if your sports account is current, you may register your child to play sports for next year. Complete your sports registration form and pay the registration fee by May 31, and pay only $80/sport—a discounted rate.
SOCCER COACH NEEDED
Aztecs! Do you play soccer? Are you interested in coaching?! We are very excited to announce that we will be starting a second-grade soccer team next year! The league is not part of CYO, as they do not begin team play until third grade, but we firmly believe that exposing our students to sports at an earlier age can only be beneficial! Please contact our Athletic Director Jim Sanchez at 415-722-3999 if you are interested in helping out!
NO AFTER SCHOOL SERVICES
There will be no BVCC after school services available on Thursday, June 6 (12:30 Dismissal) and Friday, June 7 (10:00 Dismissal).
The Computer lab will also be closed on Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6 (both 12:30 Dismissal days); and Friday, June 7 (10:00 Dismissal).
BVCC SUMMER PROGRAM
The BVCC Summer Program will be at St. Peter’s School from June 10 – July 26. Registration forms are available in the school office and at BVCC. If you have further questions, please call Rochelle at 415-713-0625.
Beginning next school year (August 2019), we will a have new uniform shoe policy to help show our UNITY as a school. Uniform shoes will be solid black or solid white rubber-soled tie shoes; no boots. Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this matter.
IN THE CLASSROOM
KINDER - We will continue to talk about ways to protect the environment. We will use Panda Kindergarten to discuss why it's important to care for Earth's animals. By the end of the week, students will learn that protecting and caring for the environment is an important part of being a good citizen. In Math, we will learn to build shapes.
1A - This week, we are reading, writing, and learning about how the weather affects people. In religion, we are continuing to thank those who have helped us this year. In math, we are continuing our work on regrouping in addition. In science and social studies, we are presenting our salt maps and showing what we've learned about landforms.
2A – We will read the fable “The Boy who Cried Wolf” and learn about a lesson. We will review 3-digit subtraction, fractions, shapes, arrays, as well as the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction. We will check on our seeds in the garden, our compost jars, and make some clay beads in science. We will continue to say prayers for loved ones, and attend mass.
3A – This week, we are very busy reviewing many of the lessons that we have learned this school year. In Language Arts, we will revisit the biographies of Thomas Alva Edison, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Patsy McLeod, and Oscar Romero. It will be interesting to see how many facts we have remembered for each famous person. In Math, we continue to work on word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In Science, we have learned about the habitats, species, nesting habits and range of a variety of owls. Next, we will decide which species of owl to report on.
4A - Thank you for a great spirit week! Our STAR testing is complete; we are very excited about the progress and the student's growth. In Religion and Social Studies this week, we will focus on our Partner Mission Project. Students will create their own missions, decide the location, and talk about how to spread the good news of God in peaceful ways. In Math, we will continue to focus on fractions and begin working on our fraction ice cream project! In Reading, we will read our story about Earthquakes as well as begin our in-class book report project. In Science, we will take a test on Pollination. Please continue to read each night for 20 minutes! We want to continue to build our knowledge.
5A – This week, 5th graders are celebrating the end of their Harry Potter novel study with a special field trip to the Roxie theater. We'll be watching the first Harry Potter movie there on the big screen! In class, we have wrapped up STAR testing and will be focusing on our data conferences. I'll show each student the progress they made so far this school year, and we'll talk about the things I'm going to ask them to work on over the summer. They will bring home their data to show you after our conference in class. Thanks for your support with all of this!
6A Religion – Students are working on their essay about St. Peter’s School Core values: Grow Accomplish, Love, Serve, and Unite. Language Arts – Students will continue reading their novel, Ghost, by Jason Reynolds, and completing comprehension materials for the chapters. Math – This week 6A will be presenting and teaching a Math lesson in class as part of their 4th Quarter project. Social Studies – Students continue to work on their Ancient Greece Board Game Project. Science – Students will present a Science lesson as part of their 4th Quarter project.
7A Religion - This week, 7A will be presenting and teaching a Religion lesson in class as part of their 4th Quarter project. Language Arts - Students will continue their reading and analysis of The Outsiders. Math – Students will present a Math lesson as part of their 4th Quarter project. Social Studies – Students are writing their essay reflecting on the film, The Road to El Dorado. Science – Students are researching the eleven organ systems and beginning to test on the following: skeletal, muscular, integumentary, and digestive. Tomorrow they begin to research some more difficult systems: the endocrine and lymphatic systems.
8A/8B Religion - Students will be presenting their social justice projects this week! Language Arts - Students have finished reading Of Mice and Men and will write an in-class essay about the novel as their final exam. They will also watch the movie adaptation of the story and compare the two different forms. Math – 8A and 8B will be presenting a Math lesson in class as part of their 4th Quarter project. Social Studies – Students are watching the Civil War movie Glory and completing reflections based on a movie guide. Students are also completing a “Class of 2019 Lessons Learned” project. Science - Students are wrapping up their academic time with us here at St. Peter's! They had their science final today, comprising of a post lab report and physics final!
May 23 5A Field Trip to the Roxie Theater
May 24 8:30 AM, 8th grade Pinning Mass
May 27 No School, Memorial Day Holiday
May 28 5A Field Trip to Dandelion Chocolate Factory
May 29 9:00 AM, 8th Grade Awards Assembly
May 29 Summer Learning Challenge Kickoff
May 30 8th Grade Picnic
May 31 9:30 AM, Graduation Mass
11:00 AM, 8th Grade Brunch
5:00 PM Graduation Ceremony
*BVCC closed June 6 (12:30 Dismissal) and June 7 (10:00 Dismissal)
**Computer Lab closed June 5-6 (12:30 Dismissal) and June 7 (10:00 Dismissal)