This past Sunday, thanks to the planning and organizing by Sister Marian Rose and Ms. Janice Vela (our Interim Development Director), we celebrated the 140th Anniversary of St. Peter’s School! We even received an official proclamation from san Francisco Mayor London Breed naming November 4, 2018 as “St Peter’s Catholic School Day!” I feel so blessed to be a part of the legacy of St. Peter’s School. I think of all the people who have carried out the mission of mercy before us at St. Peter’s, and I am grateful for their love and dedication towards our community. Today, we continue to live out that mission and help our children to reach their goals, by living out our core values--to GROW, ACCOMPLISH, LOVE, SERVE, and UNITE. St. Peter’s school has evolved over its 140 years, but we remain strong in our commitment to provide a quality, Catholic education and spread the Good News of the Gospel.
We remember our Mission Statement:
Open Hearts, Open Minds
St. Peter’s Catholic School community nurtures the whole child to develop a lifelong passion for learning and to live out the Works of Mercy.
As we commemorate the 140th Anniversary of St. Peter’s School, we give thanks to all those who have served and continue to serve St. Peter’s School; we pray for all of our students and families; and we pray for strength and patience as we move forward together in our mission.
This week, we also honor our veterans. They have given their lives and their lifetimes to serving our country at home and abroad, so that people may enjoy their freedom. Here at school, we recognize our very own Mr. Frank Gonzalez, an army veteran, and all of your loved ones who are veterans as well. Although our country and the world have a long way to go so that all are treated with equal respect and freedoms, we wouldn’t be where we are today without the struggle and commitment of our veterans. God bless our veterans and their families!
--Mrs. Sandra Jimenez
Last week, we had a number of big school events—our Halloween celebration, Family Movie Night, and our 140th Anniversary Celebration. These events would not have been possible without the help of our parent volunteers! THANK YOU to all volunteers who helped with the set-up and clean-up of these events, worked the booths or tables during the events, or donated items and money/gift cards.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES AND SURVEYS
Parent-Teacher conferences continue until the end of this week. Please ensure that you keep your appointment, as it will be key to strengthen the home-school connection, and will help to nurture your child’s intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Also, after your conference, please go to the Middle School Science Lab so that you can fill out an online survey about the school. If you already had your conference but you weren’t able to complete the survey yet, please stop by when you pick up your child from school. Your input is valuable and is an important part of our accreditation process. Plus, there will be snacks for you, and you will receive a parent hour AND two KEYS for each of your children!
ST. PETER’S AZTEC SWEATS
Thank you for your patience as we await the arrival of our gray Aztec sweats order. The order has been placed, but there are a few sizes of the sweatshirts that are still out of stock with the clothing distributor. We will not receive the shipment until the entire order has been completed. Again, thank you for your patience with this matter!
IN THE CLASSROOM
Kinder – This week in Kindergarten, we are going to explore different sounds we hear around us. We will identify objects that make sounds and write our ideas on a chart paper. We will continue to work on blending sounds to make words. In Math, we are adding to find how many and use addition to solve word problems. Parents, please help your child sign on to Mathseeds at home. Thank you!
1A – In first grade we are having a review week, due to parent/teacher conferences. In religion, we are making cards to show gratitude to our veterans. In math, we are beginning to work with fact families. In social studies, we are reading and discussing the importance of different places in the community.
2A – 2nd Grade will be reading “I Fall Down!” and in Math, subtracting 3-digit numbers with regrouping and counting by 2's, 5's and 10's (play games!). We will talk about how we can take care of others' needs, and discuss, “who is your favorite saint?”
3A – This week we're learning about the men and women who serve and have sacrificed their lives to keep our world safe. We'll honor these veterans at Mass on Tuesday, Nov. 6. In Religion, we begin learning about saints. Our saint project will be due on November 27th. These men and women are shining examples of our St. Peter's KEYS: Service, Love, Accomplishment, and Growth.
4A – 4th Grade, thank you for such an awesome week! This week in Religion, we will begin learning about different Saints. We will be working on a Saint Project that includes researching on our chrome books and creating a mini-poster. In Reading, we will focus on our new story, The Power of W.O.W., as well as talk about our November book report. In Math, we will continue to focus on Multiplication, multiplying money and in word problems. In Science, we will learn about the rock cycle and the three different types of rocks. In Social Studies, we will focus on the different regions of California. I look forward to seeing you at Parent-Teacher conferences.
5A – In honor of the midterm elections, 5th graders used the mentor text Granddaddy's Turn to start a class discussion about the importance of voting and civic engagement in social studies. We'll also continue studying similes and metaphors in ELA, learn a song to help us remember the long division process in math, and prepare to host you at 5th grade's student-led conferences this week. Looking forward to meeting with you all in person soon!
6A Religion – 6th Graders are leading the Veterans Day Mass to honor the men and women who have served to protect our country and our freedoms. Language Arts – 6A is finished with their narrative rough drafts and will now work on proofreading and editing techniques. Students will help their classmates identify common writing mistakes in grammar, organization, and style. Math – 6A will divide decimals by decimals. Social Studies - Students will continue learning about pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. Science – Students will learn how geologic time is divided into units.
7A Language Arts - Students will wrap up their novel study on Walk Two Moons with their Unit Test this week. They will participate in a review game, Jeopardy, to complete the test successfully. Students will also continue their introduction to Drama with review of specific terms, dramatic opposites and the element of acting with improv games! Math – 7A will multiply positive and negative fractions. Social Studies – Students will watch Unbroken for Veterans Day and will be talking about the sacrifices that men and women have made to protect our freedoms and our country. Science - Students continue to learn about the special tools found inside of cells that give them the ability to do incredible things!
8A/8B Religion – This week, students will be expanding on their previous knowledge of the Eastern and Western churches by learning the root causes of the schism and how icon veneration played a major role in this split. Language Arts - Students have successfully completed their Mockingbird Debate! They will continue to work, individually, on their Woodworking Project, due on Friday, November 16. Students are also continuing to prepare for their High School Entrance exams with lessons centered on vocabulary and grammar. Math – Students will solve multistep equations. Social Studies - Students will be talking about the Midterm Elections and why voting is both a right and a responsibility! Science - Students continue to learn about chemical reactions as they prepare to start on their first project: the rocket project!
Nov. 6-9 12:30 Dismissals, Parent-Teacher Conferences
Nov. 5-16 STAR Testing
Nov. 7 Free Dress for No Tardies in October
Nov. 12 No School, Veterans’ Day Observed
Nov. 13 School Mass, 8:10 AM
Nov. 14 LifeTouch Picture re-take day