QUE PASA September 6, 2017

Dear Parents,

Last week, we completed our first FULL week of school!  Great job, everyone!

Thank you to all the parents and guardians who attended Back-to-School Night last Wednesday.  We want to continue to work as partners to support your child’s overall growth.

If you were unable to attend, please make sure you have received any handouts and important information from your child’s teacher(s).  If you were unable to attend or you forgot to pick up your Parent-Student handbook at Back-to-School Night, your child should have brought home a handbook.  Please go over this handbook with your child, and sign and return the form inside.

As we move forward in partnership, let’s stay united as we encourage each other to live out St. Peter’s KEYS!

Knowledge feeds GROWTH.

Every ACCOMPLISHMENT needs courage.

You are LOVE.


--Mrs. Sandra Jimenez



If your child has not yet returned all the required forms--Emergency Card, Medical Packet, Permission to walk/talk public transportation after school, Photo Release form, Technology Acceptable Use Policy, Email address verification—please make sure those are submitted right away.  The information provided on these forms is very important for the safety of your child.



All students not registered for any after school programs must leave the schoolyard by 3:15 PM on regular dismissal days and 2:30 PM on early dismissal days. Students may not leave the schoolyard and return to the campus after dismissal. At no time will a student be allowed to be on campus unsupervised.  Parents must also leave the campus at this time, unless they have an appointment with a teacher or administration.

All students who participate in any after school activity should register for the BVCC St. Peter’s After School Program.  Financial Assistance is available.  Please see BVCC Directors Sheri Schlicker or Rochelle Celedon if you have any questions about registration.



September 5-15 is our first STAR Testing window.  During this time, students will take the computer adaptive STAR test in both Language and Math.  The results of these tests will be available to the teachers in order to help meet students’ needs.  Throughout the year, students will participate in progress monitoring and universal screenings using the STAR test to provide input on academic growth.



If you would like your child to receive Baptism, Reconciliation, or First Eucharist, please fill out a form in the office by September 15.



If a parking spot in the school/church parking lot is marked with a YELLOW number or blocked with an orange cone, please do not park in that space.  Those spaces are rented by the church and must be kept open for the parking tenants.

Please do not park in the white zone in front of the Alabama Street gate--this is only a drop-off area—and avoid parking on the sidewalk.  Also, do not block the rectory driveways, since this will prevent our priests from attending to their many important commitments.



This month, our Tuitions Office will be sending out Tuition statements in both paper form and via email.  Through email, the statement will be an attachment, so please make sure you open the attachment to access the information!  If you have questions, contact the tuitions office at tuition-office@sanpedro.org



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.



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 - Our faith focus this week is that God loves us. Students will discover that taking care of someone or something is a sign that a person or thing is special to us. Also, we will thank God for his love for us and celebrate that "we are children of God."


1A - This week we are continuing to work on our classroom procedures and talking about community. We are working on solving our disagreements and problems using the “I Message.” Please ask your child to demonstrate it for you. Thanks so much for all of your help.


2A - 2nd Grade will be reading “Big Red Lollipop” and How Families Celebrate; continuing with strategies to add sums within 20; sharing family photos and histories, talking about signs of baptism and getting blessings at mass.


3A - We are hard at work practicing our basic addition and subtraction facts, reviewing our prayers and reading orally


4A - This week 4A will describe who we respect and care for God's creation, identify the sequence of events in a passage, and understand place value through the hundred millions.


5A – The 5th graders will be reviewing quotients and fraction properties in math. We'll begin working on fictional narrative writing in ELA review how to define new vocabulary words using context clues. We'll be studying looking at the connection of neurons & growth mindset in science and introducing our new unit on early Americans in social studies.


6A  Religion - 6th Grade Religion will be illustrating what the St Peter's KEYS mean to them to create a classroom poster of each key.  Language Arts – We are continuing our analysis of setting and social context in short stories. We will finish reading the Sherlock Holmes mystery "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" and have our first vocabulary and grammar test on Friday.   Social Studies - 6th Grade Social Studies will begin to explore the question: "Why is it important to study the past?"  Science - Students will be continuing their observations of the weather in their lab notebooks and learning about the key features of a weather forecast.


7A/7B  Language Arts - Students are identifying the types of conflict.  Social Studies – 7th Grade has watched the Roman Empire Fall and they will begin to shift their focus to the physical geography and life in Arabia.  Science - Students will begin creating a model of photosynthesis and cellular respiration...some of the most important processes in the world!


8A  Language Arts - Students are currently focusing on Personal Narratives, what it means, how it applies to everyday and literature based examples.  Social Studies - 8th is answering the question: "What consequences occur when two different cultures meet?" And they will use the answer to that question as a guide in their understanding of the beginning of our US Colonization Unit.   Science - Students are beginning their work on the creation of models of atoms and molecules.




September 5-15     STAR Testing Window

September 7          St. Ignatius High School  

                              presentation to 8th graders at St.  

                              Peter’s School

September 11-15   “Dimes from Heaven” Collection

September 12        School Mass, 8:15 AM

September 13        8th grade Parent Meeting, 7:30 AM  

                              or 6:00 PM in the Faculty Meeting