As we enter the third week of Lent we pray blessed be God, the giver of salvation, who decreed that mankind should become a new creation in himself, when all would be made new. With great confidence let us ask him:
Lord, renew us in your Spirit. Lord, you promised a new heaven and a new earth; renew us daily through your Spirit, that we may enjoy your presence for ever in the heavenly Jerusalem. Help us to work with you to make this world alive with your Spirit, and to build on earth a city of justice, love and peace. Free us from all negligence and sloth, and give us joy in your gifts of grace. Deliver us from evil, and from slavery to the senses, which blinds us to goodness. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen
Thank you to Mrs. Jimenez, Mrs. Soberanis, the Inner City Youth Volunteers and the parents who helped with the Walk-A-Thon. It was a fun, healthy event! Thank you to everyone who participated in this mandatory fundraiser and have turned in their pledge money. Congratulations to the prize winners:
1st Place $300 Diego Diaz 4th
2nd Place $200 Luisana Morales-Mondoy 8A
3rd Place $100 Isaac Leonor 2nd
Thank you to Ms. Hammen for the creation of our new website. Please visit the site at www.stpeterssf.org
Please make sure that your child arrives at school each day in the correct uniform. Please refer to your Parent-Handbook for uniform guidelines.
A reminder that you re-registration forms are due by March 15th to reserve your space with a $100 deposit. Remaining balance due April 14th.
ROOT BELIEF: MARCH
I will respect everyone in the St. Peter’s “family” including parents, teachers, staff, and other students. I understand I am still growing even from my mistakes.
STUDENT LEARNING EXPECTATIONS
A St. Peter’s student will use prior knowledge to solve problems and continue scaffolding through the acquisition of knowledge.
Every day during Lent there will Mass at St. Peter’s Church at 6:00 PM. On Friday’s there will be Stations of the Cross at 5:30 PM before Mass.
ARCHDIOCESE ELEMENTARY FAMILY GRANT
The application process for applying for the Archdiocese Family Grant for 2017-2018 is now accepting applications for next school year (August, 2017-May, 2018). Please go on to mytads.com and select 2017-2018 and be sure you have your 2016 income tax information or 2016 income information (calworks, social security, food stamps, etc.)
Renewal Families will be filling out their Basic Fund Renewal Application in March, 2017. All student accounts need to be current with no past due balances. Please be sure you have your 2016 income tax information or 2016 income information (calworks, social security, food stamps, etc.) For questions, please contact our office.
In our efforts to get all students to school on time, we will continue to give rewards for the children that are not late to school. If your child has no tardies during the month of March, he/she can have a free dress on April 11th.
NEW APPLICATIONS FOR 2017-2018
The application for the 2017-2018 school year is available for new students. Please encourage friends, family, and co-workers to stop by the school for a tour and to pick up an application. Student Shadow Days: Students in Grades 1-7 can spend a day at St. Peter’s to meet teachers and students. Any day of the week is available, Monday-Friday. Call the office at (415) 647-8662 to arrange a shadow date. If you have a new Kindergartener or know someone who is interested, please call the office to register for the next Morning in Kindergarten.
FIRST COMMUNION MEETING
The first Communion meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 26th has been changed to Tuesday, March 28th at 6:00 PM in the Elementary Science Lab.
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK
Kalabe Mehari K Vianey Avendano 5th
Daniella Tzaj 1st Katherine Sanchez-Arias 6A
Sara Becerra 2nd Joshue Ruiz 6B
Adan Navarro 3rd Adolfo Haro-Casco 8A
Aurora Ramirez 4th Giovanni Vallecillo 8B
IN THE CLASSROOM
En K – This week: Students are learning about objects they can see in the sky. They will make a "sky display" with a partner. It will show objects in the sky during the day and at night.
In 1st – This week we are talking about the different things that can be seen in the sky. We are continuing to track the moon and observe its different phases. We are looking at the different spelling patterns for the /ur/ sound in words such as, bird, fur, dirt, and work. In math we are beginning our unit on money. In religion we are learning new songs and practicing our mass responses for weekly Lenten Mass.
In 2nd – Second grade will be reading and discussing how we can protect the earth, synonyms and possessive pronouns, how families celebrate, counting with coins and continue multiplying as well as write and talk about good deeds that we can do for others as well as forgiveness.
In 3rd – In Science and Reading, our class is learning about the human body. We are using our FOSS resource book as well as The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body to study new vocabulary and learn important facts about our bodies. In Religion, we are learning about many of the symbols used during the Lenten season. Some examples would be palm branches, almsgiving, increased prayer time, fasting, Adoration, and Stations of the Cross.
In 4th –This week fourth grade students will identify the purposes of different types of texts, such as to inform, persuade, express, or entertain, write a fraction in lowest terms, and compare the purpose of presidios and missions.
In 5th – We enjoyed our trip to the California Academy of Sciences and Planetarium last Thursday. Don't forget to make use of the complimentary family pass your child received after our field trip. This week in Science, we are back in the lab exploring solubility.
IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
8th Grade Language Arts: Students are well into Act 1 of the play "Zoot Suit". The overarching themes of Culture Clash and Racial Discrimination the Chicanos faced during the 1940's are stirring up lively discussions. Students are finding similarities of past and current examples in their own society. They are continuing to record their thoughts of tone and mood in their Reporter's Notebook. 6th Grade Language Arts: Students are quickly wrapping up their novel, Hatchet. They have realized what Brian needs to survive.
Social Studies – 6th Social Studies is studying the culture of Ancient India through stories and religious beliefs. 7th Social Studies is learning about the significant figures, artists, and inventors of the Renaissance. 8th Social Studies is studying the Indian Removal Act and the everlasting effects of the U.S. decision in 1830. 6B Religion students are exploring the Bible stories of the Lenten season through the four Gospels.
6B ELA: This week we are beginning our next novel unit for Natalie Babbitt's classic fantasy story Tuck Everlasting. We will be analyzing figurative language as we read, as well as how the setting of the story connects with the action of the plot. 7A ELA: The 7th Graders are beginning their first novel, Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick. We will be analyzing figurative language, narrator's voice, and themes about equality and tolerance.
Science – 6: Students will begin to look into climate and how humans can affect it! 7: Students will begin to look into human body systems and how they all work together to power the organism. 8: Students will wrap up their mouse trap car post-labs and look forward to the next, egg-cellent project!
March 17th No School – Faculty Retreat
March 20th Spring Pictures
March 22nd Lenten Mass 8:30 AM
March 24th 7th Grade Retreat
March 26th Family Mass – 9:30 AM
March 27th Minimum Day
March 28th End of 3rd Quarter
First Communion Meeting
6:00 –7:00 PM Elementary Science Lab
March 29th Lenten Mass – 8:30 AM