As we enter the fourth week of Lent we remember thelove and forgiveness that God offers us. Loving and merciful God, I am so aware of my sins and weaknesses. But as painfully aware of my faults as I am, Let me also remember your tender love, your gentle and limitless forgiveness. I come before you filled with pain and guilt but look into your eyes and see the forgiving love I so long for in my life. Help me to forgive the same way. Teach me to love as you love. Amen
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.
Congratulations and best wishes to a generous donor of St. Peter’s School, Walter McCarthy, who celebrated his 101st birthday. His wife was a St. Peter’s Alum.
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 Student will develop awareness and appreciation of Catholic principles and practices.
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 on April 3rd.
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.
Please join us on Sunday, March 26, 2017 for our Family Mass at 9:30 AM. There will be a reception immediately following the Mass.
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK
Ruby Valencia 1st Kalven Navarette 6B
Sara Becerra 2nd Maria Alvarez 8A
Anadela Arana 5th Lorenzo Jones 8B
Priscilla Guerrero 6A
IN THE CLASSROOM
In 1st – This week we are talking about different inventors and their inventions. We are working on reading and writing words with the /or/ sound, such as: corn, more, and roar. In math we are continuing our work with money. Please give your child real coins to practice counting with. In science we are finishing up our study of the moon. In religion we are continuing to practice our mass songs and responses.
In 2nd – We will be reading about why rules are important, word problems with counting money, solids, liquids and water, the importance of forgiveness, major states and cities. Please mark your calendar for March 28th from
6:00-7:00 PM for the First Communion meeting in the elementary science classroom.
In 5th – In Math, we continue to practice multiplying and dividing fractions. In class, students also write and solve their own math story problems with partners. In reading, we continue to read the novel The Sign of the Beaver. Students are making connections between events in the novel with events that we are studying about in History about colonial America. Also--please keep studying the US Presidents. Our big test will be next week!
IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Science 6: Students are looking into how we impact our world through climate! 7: Students are heading out of the cell and into body systems! 8: Students are studying gravity and its effects in order to better prepare for their next project.
Social Studies – 6th Grade Social Studies is finishing up their Unit on the religious beliefs and cultural traditions of Ancient India. 7th Grade Social Studies is working on group Renaissance Research Projects and they will create a video lesson as their final assessment of 3rd Quarter. 8th Grade Social Studies is looking at the Indian Removal Act and deciding is the Act was just or unjust for the Native American tribes involved. 6th Grade Religion is continuing to discuss the Liturgical Season of Lent.
ELA – 6th Grade ELA: We are in the middle of the action of our novel, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, which has brought up many topics for debate: If we could change something about ourselves, would we? Should we? How do we measure "a life well-lived"? What stages of life are the most important to live and why? We will continue to look at these themes this week, as well as analyze the rich figurative language the author uses throughout the novel.
7th Grade ELA: We are just at the beginning of our first novel, Freak the Mighty, and already, themes about equity and intelligence are being discussed. How do we measure intelligence? Should everyone be treated equally in every situation? Do some people deserve special treatment?
8th Grade Language Arts: Students are well into "Zoot Suit", they have completed Act 1 and beginning Act 2 this week. Will the Pachucos win the appeal or continue to suffer unfair punishment? 6th Grade Language Arts: Students are quickly wrapping up their novel, Hatchet. They have realized what Brian needs to survive.
March 24th 7th Grade Retreat
March 26th Family Mass – 9:30 AM
Reception Following Mass
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