This week begins Holy week. Loving God, I am just beginning to realize how much you love me. Your son, Jesus was humble and obedient. He fulfilled your will for him by becoming human and suffering with us. I ask you for the desire to become more humble so that my own life might also bear witness to you. I want to use the small sufferings I have in this world to give you glory.
Please, Lord, guide my mind with your truth. Strengthen my life by the example of Jesus. Help me to be with Jesus in this week as he demonstrates again his total love for me. He died so that I would no longer be separated from you. Help me to feel how close you are and to live in union with you.
We wish you all a blessed Easter!
ROOT BELIEF: APRIL
I will always try my best and not give up even when things get difficult. I will support and encourage my classmates to succeed. I will take pride in the quality of my work.
STUDENT LEARNING EXPECTATIONS
A St. Peter Student will develop awareness and appreciation of Catholic principles and practices.
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.)
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 April, he/she can have a free dress on May 9th.
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.
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK
Valentino Salinas K Maria Castaneda-Chan 6B
Romeo Woon 2nd Kevin Estrada 8A
David Rojas 4th Kristen Geraldizo 8B
Isabella Angotti 6A
IN THE CLASSROOM
In K –This week we are learning about working together in groups. Students will be able to do a research project to make a poster about solving a classroom problem.
In 1st – This week we are learning about and celebrating Holy Week and preparing for Easter. We are reviewing Unit 5 of the reading series and having a sight word test on Thursday. Please help your child prepare for this. Students will receive an Easter Homework Packet today which they will need to complete over the break. Please look over it and see me tomorrow if you have any questions. Thank you for all your help. Have a wonderful Easter!
In 2nd – We will continue subtraction with regrouping. We will be working on how to summarize a story, what is the main idea and key details. Please turn in your First Communion banners by the end of this week. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 3rd for the First Communion rehearsal at 6:00 PM in the church.
In 3rd – Is studying about Jesus' Passion, death and Resurrection in Religion. In Math class we continue to learn our multiplication facts. We are now focusing on the 4's. 5's, and 6's.
In 4th – This week the fourth grade will distinguish between statements of fact and statements of opinion in the text, rename improper fractions as whole numbers in simplest form, and describe the discovery of gold and how the news of it spread. We also have field trips scheduled for April 27th and May 9th. We would love for parents to be involved in attending and help chaperone students. If you would like to volunteer, please contact me.
In 5th – In reading this week, we'll be finishing the final chapters of the novel, The Sign of the Beaver. When we return from vacation, we will do various projects related to the book, which is also closely related to our lessons in History about the young United States. In Religion, we are focused on Holy Week. We continue our discussions and preparations for the Easter Triduum--Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday/Easter Sunday.
IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Science – 6: Students are testing their knowledge of climate. 7: Students are preparing for their presentations on organ systems. 8: Students are preparing their egg drop protection devices.
Social Studies: 6th Grade is wrapping up their Ancient Hebrews Unit by looking at significant people and vocabulary words from Hebrew History and comparing Judaism to Christianity. They will move on to Ancient Greece this week! 6th Grade Religion is studying the Gospel stories of Holy Week: Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, The Last Supper, and the Crucifixion. 7th Grade is continuing their Renaissance Unit and looking at the changes that were taking place in Europe before they explored to the New World. 8th Grade Social Studies is working in small research groups to understand the regions of the North and the South before the Civil War. They will present to the class on the industry in the regions and the daily life in the regions and how they predict their research will spark a Civil War.
8th Grade Religion: As we celebrate Holy Week, 8th graders are writing special prayers of contrition, asking, as Jesus did, for God's forgiveness. Confirmation candidates are also continuing their preparation by completing a research project on their chosen saint. 6th Grade ELA: This week, students will be completing their literary analysis essay, which asks them to interpret the theme of the novel Tuck Everlasting, and use textual evidence to support their ideas.7th Grade ELA: Students have completed their outlines for their response to literature essay, and this week will continue to work on their rough drafts. We will then do the final step of proofreading and editing before we complete our final drafts.
8th Grade Language Arts: Students did an amazing job finalizing their "Zoot Suit" 1940's Dress-Up Presentation and Swing Dance Performance on Tuesday! They have continued their introduction to "Romeo and Juliet" with an Opinionnaire of the different topics and themes that will present themselves as we begin reading. 6th Grade Language Arts: Students have begun their Drama Unit by introducing the elements of a play and the reading of The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.
April 13th Minimum Day – Holy Thursday
Prayer Service 8:30 AM
April 14th No School – Good Friday
April 16th Easter Sunday
April 17th -21st Easter Vacation
April 24th Minimum Day