Dear Parents,

       Happy New Year!!!  I pray that everyone enjoyed a blessed Christmas with loved ones.  I am thankful for another year filled with hope, challenges, and growth.  Together, let us start 2018 with a prayer:

Lord, You make all things new.

You bring hope alive in our hearts

And cause our Spirits to be born again.

Thank you for this new year,

For all the potential it holds.

Come and kindle in us a mighty flame

So that in our time, many will see the wonders of God

And live forever to praise Your glorious name.  


--Mrs. Sandra Jimenez



Next Spring, our 7th graders will be attending Caritas Creek Environmental Education Program and retreat at CYO camp.  To help these students raise funds for their trip, visit their GoFundMe page (https://www.gofundme.com/send-mission-kids-to-env-camp) and make a donation, or submit a cash or check donation at the school office.  Any amount would help, and please share the GoFundMe page with your family and friends!



We depend on parent volunteer support throughout the school year! Some upcoming events include our FAMILY DANCE and CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK FAMILY MASS RECEPTION.  If you would like to help plan future events and fundraisers, or would like to join one of our parent groups, please contact Mrs. Jimenez at sjimenez@sanpedro.org or leave your name and number at the office.



Please see the enclosed flyer for the upcoming school event, the AZTEC TREK!  This is our school walk-a-thon fundraiser, and it’s our only mandatory fundraiser for the school year.  Please support our children and our school!



Students who had no tardies in December have free dress this Thursday, January 4.  Teachers notified students if they qualified for this prize.



KINDER - Parents, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year celebration. It was great hearing all about your child's winter break-What they did, where they went, what exciting things they saw and learned. I am looking forward to hearing more stories as the week goes by. I want to take a moment to thank you for helping your child complete the winter packet. I hope it was helpful. This week, we will continue learning more sight words and doing group activities to reinforce these words. We will be working on counting to 100, addition, subtraction, identifying shapes, writing complete sentences, patterning and starting our super Math centers-"CHAMP!"

1A - Welcome back! I hope you all had a great Christmas break. This week in first grade we will be reading and discussing how we measure time. In religion we are learning about different holy people and the different ways that we show love for God and others. In math we are beginning our unit on place value by practicing grouping and counting by 10s. In science and social studies we are learning about weather and seasons.

2A - Second grade will be reading about ways deaf people enjoy music; subtracting without regrouping; talking about making good choices and asking forgiveness; investigating spills in science; and using our mapping skills.  Mark your calendars for our First Communion meeting on Wednesday, January 10 at 6:00 PM.

3A – Happy New Year to all!  We are back at school working hard on our studies and our KEYS.  We are continuing to donate canned foods for our friends who experienced the terrible fires last year. Please help us to show LOVE and SERVICE as we UNITE as a school.  In Reading class, we've begun Addie's One Wish to the Brightest Star by Gloria St. Joy. In Math class, we'll continue to practice our subtraction problems with 2 and 3 regroupings.  In Language class, we are learning about simple and complete subjects and predicates.  

4A - Happy New Year!  I hope all 4A families enjoyed their time together during the Christmas and New Year's holiday break.  This week 4A students will begin the new year by learning how Jesus taught us to pray, multiplying 4-digit numbers by 1-digit multipliers with and without regrouping, and understanding story characters' behavior and relationships. I want to thank those who brought books for the children at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital; the gifts were donated over the Christmas break.  I also want to thank those who continue to support our food drive.  Keep up the good work, service, and love.

5A - 5th grade will start out 2018 with some time for reflecting and goal setting on how we want to grow during this year. We will also check in on how our salt solutions changed during Christmas break and begin discussing the first permanent settlements in America.

6A  Religion – Happy New Year! 6A will be visited by Paula Pardini this week.  Language Arts – A new year means more opportunities to grow and learn! in 6th grade ELA, we will be growing our ability to make sound arguments and support them with logical reasoning, as we begin our introduction to our next unit: non-fiction and argumentative writing. We will connect some of the themes in our novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry as we debate the meaning of "equality" and "freedom."   Math - We are starting to work on everything fractal... preparations now begin for the 3rd St. Peter's Annual Fraction Fair!   Social Studies – 6A will begin to explore Ancient China.   Science – 6th grade scientists will review the connection we discovered between density & heat of liquids during our last investigation. Students will learn to connect their observations regarding density and heat with weather patterns.

7A/7B   Language Arts - Welcome back! Students have ended their Unit on A Christmas Carol. They are now moving on to the Introduction of Poetry, what it is, key characteristics and the different forms.   Math - 7th graders are now working on their financial comparison project using ratios, proportions, and percents to determine where they would want to live based on hypothetical careers.   Social Studies – 7th grade will spin the globe over to European Physical Geography.   Science - Students are hard at work on their human body systems presentations and projects!

8A   Religion – Happy New Year! 8A will be visited by Paula Pardini this week.   Language Arts - Welcome back, Class of 2018! Students are closing their Night Unit with a Literary Analysis Essay, interpreting the significant events, topics, and themes in the novel. On Thursday, January 11, students will also have a Holocaust Guest Speaker Presentation.   Math - 8th graders are using inequalities and equations in their Business project to determine if their business is profitable or not.  Social Studies – 8A will be assigned their amendments for their amendment research projects.   Science - Students continue their work with chemical reactions as we prepare for our first project of the year!



Jan. 4      Free Dress for No Tardies in December

Jan. 10    First Communion Parent Meeting, 6:00 PM