Growing in faith is an important goal here at St. Peter’s School, and last weekend 22 of our St. Peter’s students grew closer to God as they received the sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time. With the support of their families, Mrs. Schusteritsch, Mrs. Ortenzo, and Sister Lucy, the First Communicants were lovingly ready to receive Jesus.
As parents, we have the responsibility of being role models of living our faith, not just when receiving First Communion, but at all times. I offer this prayer so that we can continue to be positive role models of faith:
Lord, give us the wisdom and the courage to help our children as you would,
to develop in them a Christ-like love for all people;
to nurture in them a desire to give and not simply to take;
to teach them to be doers of Your Holy Word.
Guide us in our responsibilities.
Strengthen our love as a community so that we may work together in coming closer to You.
May we be the expression of Your love to our children, to help us be one in the Body of Christ.
--Mrs. Sandra Jimenez
Last week, your child may have received a statement for any unpaid balance for the mandatory AZTEC TREK Fundraiser. This balance is past due; please pay the amount as soon as possible.
If your child took LifeTouch Spring pictures, please return payment of the pictures that you wish to keep, and return any photos that you do not purchase.
SUNDAY FAMILY MASS
This Sunday, April 29 at 9:30 AM is Family Mass at St. Peter’s Church. Please join in the celebration of the Eucharist. Attend mass in uniform and receive a free dress pass to use during the month of May.
Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4 is Spirit Week at St. Peter’s School! See the attached flyer for the ways that your child can participate in the different themes of each day of the week.
FAMILY LOTERIA NIGHT
Join us in playing Loteria on Friday, May 4, from 5:00-7:00 PM in the Parish Hall! See the flyer for ways that you can help out with this fun event.
RE-REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019
If you have not done so already, please return the bright orange re-registration form to school. The form and new tuition rates are also available on the school website, www.stpeterssf.org. In order to reserve your child’s space for the next school year, the registration fee of $450 per student is now due.
With safety as a priority, the students, faculty, and staff practiced a shelter-in-place drill at school last week. This helps us to be prepared in the event of an emergency on campus. Teachers have taken the time to have age-appropriate discussions of safety at school. As partners in education, parents should have appropriate discussions with children as well. We appreciate your support on this matter.
APRIL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Homeroom teachers identify Students of the Month at the end of each month. We celebrate these students because they have exemplified living the St. Peter’s KEYS:
Knowledge feeds GROWTH.
Every ACCOMPLISHMENT needs courage.
You are LOVE.
KINDER - Savannah Febo comes to school every day with great enthusiasm and with a smile on her face. She is kind and thoughtful to classmates as she tries to make them feel better when they are upset. Savannah is also persistent and tries to do her best work every day regardless of the task. Over the past month, she has shown tremendous growth in Math and Reading. For these reasons, and many more, Savannah is our student of the month
1A - Ella Jimenez is a kind, caring, and thoughtful student. She is an incredibly hard worker and she loves to push and challenge herself and make her brain grow. Ella always goes above and beyond what is asked of her and lately she has been working hard to step out of her comfort zone. For these reasons I am really proud to announce Ella is first grade's student of the month.
2A - Isabella Del Rosario is second grade's student of the month. She has worked so hard all year. Isabella never gives up, she works cooperatively with others, and has grown so much academically this year.
3A - Viviana Hernandez is a diligent worker on all class and home assignments. In class she stays focused even when distractions are around her. She has developed into a very responsible student who helps others to understand concepts that are new or difficult. She definitely exhibits a Growth Mindset and it is serving her well as she prepares for the fourth grade. Her family, her teacher and her classmates are proud of her.
4A - Karina Ramirez is a shining example of a student who lives out St. Peter's School's KEYS. She is a wonderful student who works really hard to do her best. Her hard work paid off as she earned Second Honors during the Third Quarter. She is respectful in class and to all of her classmates and friends, as well.
5A - Charlize Becerra is always cheerful and willing to help our class. She is curious, persistent, and dedicated to learning new things. Charlize is also a talented and creative writer. We're so glad that Charlize has been able to share her growth mindset and positive attitude with 5th grade this year!
6A - Yasmin Bello-Leon has shown much GROWTH since the beginning of 6th grade. She is beginning to share her interests and knowledge with her classmates and has inspired curiosity in many of her peers. Yasmin has an exciting zest for learning and is proving that she can balance many different sixth grade responsibilities. We appreciate her hard work this year and the support that she gives her peers and teachers. Thank you for setting a great example of a student with the KEYS to open hearts and open minds!
7A - 7A is a hard-working class, and this month a perfect example of hard work and a positive Growth mindset is Juan Galvez. He has shown great attention, patience, dedication, and teamwork in everything he has worked on, from math, to his STEAM Fair Project, to his interactions with teachers and classmates alike. He also has shown some great learning skills by sharing some fantastic questions and ideas. Juan has certainly shined brightly this month!
7B - Luis Flores has a great way of persisting and putting in the work to accomplish his goals. His teachers appreciate his thoughtful participation in class. He shows that every accomplishment needs courage because he's willing to take risks and try new things in order to learn.
8A - Emilio Jones has consistently demonstrated what is means to grow and how necessary it is to have courage to accomplish difficult tasks. He has blossomed in his academics and personal endeavors. He has learned to build up the courage to confidently speak in small and whole group activities. Emilio continues to share his talents with all those around him and to rise up to his true potential!
IN THE CLASSROOM
KINDER - This week in Kindergarten, we will talk about natural resources. We will learn that natural resources are things that come from nature, such as plants, water, animals and soil. We will determine natural resources used to make various items on the school and record them on a chart. Also we will explore words with short and long o sounds. In Math, we will compare and analyze flat shapes.
1A - This week in first grade we are reading and discussing how different structures are built. In religion we are continuing our study of the Eucharist. In math we are measuring weight and capacity. In science we are continuing our study of kites and wind. In social studies we are discussing jobs and the need for them.
2A - Second graders will be summarizing stories and determining an author's point of view, We will start working with arrays in math (3 x 3 =9). We will continue working with soils in science.
3A – This week we are focusing on completing our Rainforest Unit in Science and our Social Studies Unit on the Pacific Coast Native Tribes. In Reading, our story for the week is called The Legend of the Persian Carpet. It is written by a famous children's author, Tomie dePaola. In Math class we are working on fractions, lines, line segments, and rays. Please continue to have your children practice their multiplication and division basic facts as it is imperative for our more advanced math problems.
5A - This week in math, 5th graders will continue practicing comparing and ordering fractions with different denominators. We'll also read more stories about the lives of children during the Revolutionary War.
6A Religion – 6th graders will be reading the Old Testament stories of Esther and Job. Language Arts – 6th Grade is in the middle of our novel unit Tuck Everlasting, reaching the exciting climax and answer the question, will Winnie drink the water? We are having very interesting ethical discussions around the purpose of life and tampering with "nature." Students will begin looking at the stages of their own lives as they create a Ferris Wheel as a culminating project. Social Studies – Students will begin to compare the daily life in Athens to the daily life in Sparta. Science – Students will continue working on testing their designs for insulating a model home.
7A/7B Language Arts - Students have begun reading the novel The Outsiders. They are recording and analyzing the main ideas through a series of Comprehension Questions. These questions will serve as a resource for class discussions. Social Studies – Students will continue their First American Civilization Research by outlining the textbook information about the Aztec Empire!. Science - Students are putting the finishing touches on their genetic disorder presentations as we prepare to present on Thursday.
8A ** 8th GRADE REMINDER--Graduation Fee ($140), Confirmation ($8), and any Outstanding Bills (tuition, AZTEC Trek)--DUE: Tuesday, May 1. **
Religion – 8th graders will be continuing with their book study of Refugee by discussing and Quick-sketching Chapters 16-21. Language Arts - Students did an amazing job finalizing their Zoot Suit 1940's Dress-Up Presentation and Swing Dance Performance last Thursday! They have wrapped-up their introduction to Romeo and Juliet and have begun reading the play. Social Studies – Students will begin reading and becoming experts on the Causes of the Civil War--deciding which Cause had the greatest influence in starting the war.. Science - Students are in the beginning stages of their mousetrap car project: this week we dive deep into the mechanics of a mousetrap car.
Apr. 26 Student Council Primary Elections
Apr. 26 3A to Mercy High School to watch Seussical
Apr. 26 7A to Mission Science Workshop
Apr. 27 Student Council Final Elections
Apr. 29 9:30 AM Sunday Family Mass
Apr. 30 – May 4 SPIRIT WEEK
Movie Monday / Teacher Tuesday / Work-It
Wednesday / Tourist Thursday / Fairy Tale Friday
May 1 8:15 AM School Mass
May 4 5:00-7:00 PM Family Loteria Night