QUE PASA 9/20/2017 (English)

Dear Parents,

Later this week, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy, or as we lovingly call it, Mercy Day!  At St. Peter’s, we remember and celebrate the Sisters of Mercy who founded our school and continue to care for and support our students to this day.

The sisters of Mercy our living examples to us for living out the mission of Mercy.  

MERCY means to show love and compassion towards others; to forgive others and to be grateful to be forgiven by others; to show charity and generosity, especially to those in need; to have the courage to stand up for what’s right, especially for others who are afraid to stand up for themselves; to have faith in God.  MERCY means having an open heart and open mind.

Let’s remember to be thankful for all the good works of the Sisters of Mercy, and try our best to live out the mission of Mercy ourselves, not only at St. Peter’s School, but everywhere! 


--Mrs. Sandra Jimenez




Please see the attached order form to place an order for the gray St. Peter’s Sweats and T-shirt.  Order forms are also available in the office or on the schoolyard before the 7:55 AM bell.  These sweats are on sale for a limited time only, so don’t miss out!


ATTENTION: For any DACA recipients who live in the Bay Area and qualify to renew their DACA.  San Francisco's office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs will be holding a workshop on September 23 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at Mission High School in San Francisco.  Attorneys will help you do your renewals for FREE.  If you are in financial need, they will pay the $495 fee to the Department of Homeland Security.  Please share if you know anyone in need of this service.



A fun way to get involved with St. Peter’s School is through one of our caring Parent Groups!

- Madrinas/Padrinos help in marketing our school and in welcoming new students and families to our school family.

- The Community Builders help plan school events to strengthen our community and raise funds for the school.

- Campus Care helps to maintain the physical well-being and safety of the school.

All these groups can use your help, energy, and expertise!  To join, please contact Mrs. Jimenez at sjimenez@sanpedro.org or leave a message in the office.



This Sunday, September 24, will be our first Sunday Family Mass of the school year.  Please join us at 9:30 AM at St. Peter’s Church as we celebrate of the Eucharist.  Students who attend this Mass in school uniform will receive a Free Dress Pass for Monday, September 25.  (There will be no reception after this mass.  Our first Family Mass reception will be in October.)



Complete the online course on www.shieldthevulnerable.org.  This course is necessary for adults to volunteer with children, including volunteering as a field trip chaperone.  Directions for accessing the course are available on our school website—www.stpeterssf.org—under the August 30 Que Pasa section.  Or pick up a paper copy of the directions from the school office.  Your certificate of completion is good for 3 years.  Submit your certificate of online course completion by Sept. 29 and receive 6 hours of parent participation.



KINDER - This week, our faith focus is that God gives us our five senses. We will identify that our five senses are gifts from God and that our senses help us learn about the world. Also, we will participate in shared research and writing projects.


1A - This week in we are beginning with our First Grade ELA program. Please help your child practice their spelling and sight words on the front of their homework packet. We are also starting our first investigation in the science lab, looking at the different things air can do. In religion we are talking about the importance of The Bible. In social studies we are talking about classroom rules and being a leader. In math we are continuing to focus on number sense.


2A - We will be reading and talking about how animals need our care; finding the differences of 12 or less using "count back" strategy; grouping objects; comparing and contrasting our lives now with those of past; identifying everyday heroes. Reminder: First Communion Meeting is next Wednesday 9/27 at 6:00 p.m.


3A - This week we are investigating apples in Science class. We will use our senses to explore what an apple looks like, feels like, tastes like and smells like.  We will write our findings in our Science journals and share them with our partners.


4A - I want to first thank 4A students and their families for giving so much last week and supporting St. Peter School's Student Council and those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  This week 4A will continue to identify the sequence of events in a text, understand the properties of addition, and understand that at Mass we give thanks and praise to God, especially for the gift of Jesus.


5A – We're starting our first novel study this week! 5th grade will be reading and analyzing The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. In math, students will continue practicing writing numbers through billions and into decimals in both standard and expanded form. We will also practice giving and receiving feedback on our writing.


6AReligion - 6th Grade Religion is beginning the study of the Old Testament with the story of Abraham and Sarah and learning about Abraham's total faith in God.  Language Arts –  Students will be looking at how authors develop characters in their short stories, both directly and indirectly. We'll be practicing how to make inferences about characters' traits using clues from the text.  Social Studies - 6th Grade Social Studies is answering the question: Which Sumerian achievement was most significant to changing the way they lived?   Science - 6th graders will be investigating the properties of air in the science lab this week.  Math - 6th graders are honing their skills with decimal operations.


7A/7B  Language Arts - Students have focused on the types of conflict and how it is the driving force to any story. They will now put their knowledge to the test with a quiz and essay assessment. Additionally, students will be introduced to their first novel, Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech. A series of pre-reading activities will take place to further aid comprehension as students read.  Social Studies – 7th Grade is comparing and contrasting the three major world religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism as they are learning about the final major world religion, Islam.  Math - 7th graders have been working incredibly hard on adding and subtracting negative integers, we will take a short integer break to look at order of operations and expressions this week.  Science - Students complete their cellular processes stop-motion animations and begin their review of what they have learned so far.


8A  Religion – 8th Grade Religion groups are presenting significant words and definitions that will appear on the ACRE test so that their peers can better understand the importance and meanings of the terms.   Language Arts - Students completed their Personal Narrative Essay with a strong finish! They will now begin the pre-reading activities for their first novel, Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine this week. This will serve as contextual background of the different topics and themes that will be introduced as they read.   Social Studies - 8th Grade is finishing their comparisons of the 13 Original Colonies.  They will begin to notice conflict that begins to spark between England and the Colonies and between the Colonies and the Native Americans.   Math - 8th grade is working on expressions and equations and will be learning how to make equations from a table.  Science - Students are defining ions, isotopes, and drawing electron orbitals.




September 20        7th Grade Parent Preview

                              Meeting at 6:00 PM for

                              Caritas Creek Camp, in  

                              Faculty Meeting Room

September 22        Mercy Day Mass, 8:30 AM   

                               (Students in complete

                                uniform; no sweats)

September 24        Sunday Family Mass,

                              9:30 AM 

September 25       12:30 Dismissal

September 27       First Communion Meeting at

                             6:00 PM in Church