As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I want to say Thank You for being part of the St. Peter’s School family! I am proud to be part of our community as we continue to work together to teach our children to live our core values to grow, accomplish, love, serve, and unite. I am grateful for your support towards this goal.
While we are thankful for all our blessings—our families, friends, homes, and health, to name a few—let us also remember to pray for those who are in need. We especially pray for all the victims of the wildfires, and for those who have lost their lives in the fires. And let us not forget the first-responders who continue to work to contain the fires. We pray for the health and safety of all.
Together, let us offer this prayer (written by “Anonymous”):
O Heavenly Father:
We thank You for food and remember the hungry.
We thank You for health and remember the sick.
We thank You for friends and remember the friendless.
We thank You for freedom and remember the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service,
That Your gifts to us may be used for others. AMEN.
--Mrs. Sandra Jimenez
As the weather gets colder and you bundle up your child, please ensure that he/she follows uniform policy as posted by the school office and stated in the school handbook. All undershirts, including long-sleeve undershirts, should be white. If your daughter wears tights, they should be solid black or white and extend to the ankle. Ankle- or knee-length socks must be black or white. Boots may not be worn.
APPOINTMENTS WITH TEACHERS
Feel free to make appointments with teachers when you have a question or concern. Please avoid last-minute morning meeting with teachers, as teachers use this morning time to prepare their materials for the day so that they can best meet your child’s needs. If you would like a morning meeting, notify the teacher ahead of time by email or by calling the office a day in advance. We appreciate your cooperation on this matter.
We depend on parent volunteer support throughout the school year! We recently experienced wonderful school events—the Halloween festival, Family Movie Night, and 140th Anniversary—and those would not have been possible without our loving parent volunteers! Some upcoming events include our Christmas prayer service and reception, Family Lotería Night, and the Family Dance. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your name and number at the office.
BVCC WINTER CAMP
If you would like your child to participate in the BVCC Winter Camp, open from December 26-28 and January 2-4, you can fill out and return the registration form which was sent home last week. Forms are also available in the school office and in the Parish Hall with the BVCC After School Program.
IN THE CLASSROOM
KINDER - This week in Kindergarten, we will continue to write and produce complete sentences. Students will make sure they have a capital letter at the beginning of their sentence, a period at the end, spaces between words, and that it makes sense. We will also learn about the Mayflower and read One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims. In math, we will continue to add and subtract objects to find the total amount. Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving break filled with joy!
1A - This week in first grade we are thinking about the many things that we are grateful for and making keepsake books of personal gratitude. In religion, we are saying prayers for those affected by the fires. In math, we are working on Thanksgiving word problems. I hope you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!
2A - We will be reading “Biblioburro”, rounding numbers up/down, and reviewing place value. Mark your calendars for the next First Communion meeting, Wednesday November 28 at 5:45 PM in St. Peter's Church. Have a safe and restful Thanksgiving Break!
3A – 3A will not have a spelling test this week since we only have 2 days of school. Reminders: Saint projects are due on Tuesday, November 27th. We will also go to the Presidio for our field trip that day. Wishing all a very peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving.
4A - In 4th Grade, we will be celebrating and completing all Thanksgiving activities! In Religion, we will focus on what we are thankful for and create a writing sample about what God has blessed us with this Thanksgiving season. In Reading and Social Studies, we will create a lapbook. In our lapbook, we will learn about the history of Thanksgiving, specifically focusing on the First Thanksgiving. In Science, we will be reviewing for our Rocks test that is on Tuesday. In Math, we will create a Thanksgiving meal using our multiplication skills...yummy! Happy Thanksgiving to all! I am so thankful for your support and for the ability to teach your children! Please remember that students can use Raz-Kids as well as STMath at home during this Thanksgiving break!
5A - During this short week, 5th graders are learning about the Mayflower and other details of the first Thanksgiving. We'll do some review of long division strategies in math. In Language Arts, we'll practice writing a Thanksgiving poem that uses figurative language. Have a relaxing Thanksgiving break, and remember that if you have time, 5th graders can always do RAZ Kids, STMath, or read.
6A Religion – 6th Grade will be sharing what they are thankful for as we prepare for Thanksgiving break! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! Language Arts – I am thankful for the wonderful students I see each day, for their passion for learning, their creative and critical thinking, and their joyful hearts. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!
7A Religion - I want to wish 7A families a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for all that you do for your children and the support that you give to St. Peter's School. Language Arts - Students are wrapping up the introductory activities based on the play A Christmas Carol. They will begin reading when we return from break. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Science - Students will wrap up work on cell structures these couple of days. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
8A/8B Religion – In eighth grade religion this week students will continue to expand their knowledge on the East and West schism, more specifically the causes of it. Language Arts - Students have begun the preparation and research of the historical content on the novel, Night, World War II, The Holocaust. Through this, students will have a better understanding as they read. They will begin the novel when we return from break. I hope all have a Happy Thanksgiving! Science - Students will get more information on their rocket project and practice their measurement skills. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Nov. 21-23 No School—Thanksgiving break
Nov. 26 12:30 PM Dismissal
Nov. 27 8:10 AM School Mass
Nov. 27 3A Discovery Lab (Presidio) Field Trip
Nov. 28 5:45 PM First Communion Parent Meeting in Church