As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I want to say Thank You for being part of the St. Peter’s School family! I am proud to be part of our community as we continue to work together to teach our children to live our core values to grow, accomplish, love, serve, and unite. I am grateful for your support towards this goal.
While we are thankful for all our blessings—our families, friends, homes, and health, to name a few—let us also remember to pray for those who are in need. Together, let us offer this prayer (written by “Anonymous”):
O Heavenly Father:
We thank You for food and remember the hungry.
We thank You for health and remember the sick.
We thank You for friends and remember the friendless.
We thank You for freedom and remember the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service,
That Your gifts to us may be used for others. AMEN.
--Mrs. Sandra Jimenez
As the weather gets colder and you bundle up your child, please ensure that he/she follows uniform policy as posted by the school office and stated in the school handbook. All undershirts, including long-sleeve undershirts, should be white. If your daughter wears tights, they should be solid black or white and extend to the ankle. Socks must be black or white. Boots may not be worn.
APPOINTMENTS WITH TEACHERS
Feel free to make appointments with teachers when you have a question or concern. Please avoid last-minute morning meeting with teachers, as teachers use this morning time to prepare their materials for the day so that they can best meet your child’s needs. If you would like a morning meeting, notify the teacher ahead of time by email or by calling the office a day in advance. We appreciate your cooperation on this matter.
We depend on parent volunteer support throughout the school year! Some upcoming events include our Christmas prayer service and reception and the school family dance. If you would like to help plan future events and fundraisers, or would like to join one of our parent groups, please contact Mrs. Jimenez at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your name and number at the office.
BVCC WINTER CAMP
If you would like your child to participate in the BVCC Winter Camp (December 18-29; Closed on December 25), you can fill out and return the registration form which was sent home last week. Forms are also available in the school office and in the Parish Hall with the BVCC After School Program.
NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!
Homeroom teachers identify Students of the Month at the end of each month. We celebrate these students because they have exemplified living the St. Peter’s KEYS:
Knowledge feeds GROWTH.
Every ACCOMPLISHMENT needs courage.
You are LOVE.
Kinder - Rio Rangel comes to school every day with a smile on her face and ready to learn. She gives 100% effort on any given learning opportunity and is always willing to be helpful. Rio has demonstrated to be a leader in the class and is always striving to do her best in all subject areas. For these reasons, I am pleased to name Rio Rangel as November's student of the month.
1A - Veronica Juarez is a caring, thoughtful, and hardworking student. She takes pride in all her work and always loves a challenge. While she is always good about staying focused, she always makes time to help any friend in need. She is a great leader and for these reasons she is our first-grade student of the month.
2A - Our student of the Month is Isela Diaz. Isela is always working hard to learn new things, she readily helps others, and is a great leader.
3A – Ernesto Soto is a very focused student. He works diligently on any and all assignments that he is given. He is willing to help others both in the classroom and in the schoolyard. Ernesto is very tidy and neat from his uniform to the cleanliness of his desk. Being organized seems to always be a goal for him. You show us how to ACCOMPLISH which is one of our "key" goals at St. Peter's. WAY TO GO ERNESTO!
4A - Adan Navarro has been a shining example of a student who lives out our KEYS. He received 2nd Honors for the first quarter and is working on earning First Honors for the second quarter. He is off to a good start with a 90% on his last spelling test.
5A – Isaiah Dantzler has a genuine enthusiasm for learning that he has been sharing with the 5th grade class all year long. He truly exemplifies the St. Peter's Key of growth because he is always striving to increase his knowledge and accomplish more. Isaiah is also funny and has a generous heart!
6A - Achella Ramirez has been a total joy to have in the classroom this year. She is always very enthusiastic about learning and that excitement motivates her peers around her. She has been welcoming to all of her classmates and is helpful to teachers and students alike. Achella is a great example of a student with the KEYS to success!
7A - Delisa Aguilar has been working extremely hard in all of her academics, putting great care and determination in her work. She has gone above and beyond to help those around her and constantly stays positive and brings a smile to our faces by having a great sense of humor. Delisa had had an exceptional month and keeps getting better!
7B - Eduardo Olivera-Diaz. Aside from being a great friend to others, respectful, polite, and always positive, Eduardo continues to try and find new challenges. He's willing to get out of his comfort zone and take risks. He is consistently hard-working and focused on bettering himself academically.
8A - Anderson Ortiz has demonstrated what it means to love his community and live out service. He constantly helps whenever necessary as a student council rep, altar server and fellow classmate. He always does it with smile on his face and without hesitation!
IN THE CLASSROOM
KINDER - Kindergarten will be reviewing initial and final sounds in single-syllables words. Also, we will learn how to write a descriptive sentence. In Math we will review addition and subtraction.
1A - This week in first grade we will be working on a reading unit focusing on the Thanksgiving story Turkey Trouble. In math we are continuing our work with word problems. In religion we are preparing for Thanksgiving by discussing the many things that we are grateful for. Thank you for all your help with homework thus far. I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!
2A - Second grade will be reading stories and learning about the author's purpose for writing a story; telling time to the nearest five minutes (please keep practicing on an analog clock!); learning how to pray for the needs of others; constructing timelines of their lives (birthdays and important events); and sorting bits and pieces in science. See you all at the next First Communion meeting Wednesday, 11/29 at 6:00 p.m.
3A – In Social Studies and Religion, 3A is learning about the 1st Thanksgiving and how the early settlers and Native Americans worked together to help each other and ACCOMPLISH a friendly relationship in sharing our new country. In Math class, we continue to practice addition with regrouping in the 10's place. It is only a 2-day week due to our Thanksgiving break so there will be NO spelling test this week. We will continue with lesson 13 when we return to school on November 27th. We wish all of our St. Peter's families a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
4A - I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all 4A families. We have much to be thankful for, and I pray that your time with your family is a blessed one. This week 4A will recognize that our relationship with God is based on the first three Commandments, add and subtract whole numbers and money amounts to 5 digits, and recognize and use verbs in complete predicates.
5A - 5th grade will be reviewing key grammar and math concepts this week, as well as discussing America's first European settlements and their connection to the first Thanksgiving in social studies.
6A Religion – 6th Grade will be sharing why we are thankful for each one of our classmates. Language Arts – We are continuing our reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, as we analyze the different character archetypes that are developing. We are also constructing our "books" and sharing the final drafts of the short stories the students have worked so hard on this quarter. Math - 6th graders are learning the beauty of adding and subtracting negative and positive integers, then after the break will be moving on to Mean, Median, and Mode. Social Studies – 6th Graders are completing their Pharaoh research projects.
7A/7B Religion - We continue our investigation of moral decision-making and our conscience as we prepare for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Language Arts - Students are wrapping up the introductory activities based on the play A Christmas Carol. They will begin reading when we return from break. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Math - 7th graders are finishing up their unit on one-step and two-step Equations and will be starting Unit Rates and their Black Friday Project. Social Studies – 7th Graders will be continuing with the government style in Medieval China and learning about the First Thanksgiving. Science - Students are reviewing and showing just how much they know about mitosis!
8A Religion – 8th Graders will be performing a puppet show for the 1st grade class about Thanksgiving. Language Arts - Students have begun the preparation and research of the historical content on the novel, Night, World War II, The Holocaust. Through this, students will have a better understanding as they read. I hope all have a Happy Thanksgiving! Math - 8th graders are finishing up their unit on equations. Following close behind is inequalities. They will be using both of those skills to work on their upcoming project: Small Business Ownership. Social Studies – We will be exploring the role of the legislative branch. Science - Students are reviewing and showing just how much they know about elements, compounds and mixtures!
Nov. 21 8:15 AM School Mass
Nov. 22-24 No School—Thanksgiving break
Nov. 28 8:15 AM School Mass
Nov. 29 6:00 PM First Communion Parent Meeting