This Sunday, we celebrate Mother’s Day. We recognize the important role that mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and all mother-figures play in our lives! We are thankful for the love they show us and sacrifices they make for us. During this month of May, we also dedicate time to pray to our Blessed Mother Mary. We look to Mary as an example of faith, love, and courage as she said YES to God! Let us pray in thanksgiving for our Blessed Mother Mary and for all mother-figures in our lives.
We Praise You and we thank You for the gift of our mothers, through whom You give us life and through whom we experience love. We thank You for Mary, the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, a mother so gracious and a woman of example in motherhood for all of us. May our prayer warm the hearts of all mothers. May they know that they are loved and precious. May mothers all over the world feel in their heart the joys of being called a mother and in all their goodness and all their failings, be blessed in Your love and forgiveness.
We pray in Grace they belong close to You Lord Jesus Christ, AMEN.
(Prayer by Geevetha Mary Samuel)
--Mrs. Sandra Jimenez
THANK YOU, TEACHERS!
This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week! Join me in showing thanks to all of our teachers for all that they do at St. Peter’s School!
PRAYERS FOR OUR 7th AND 8th GRADERS
This week, our 7th graders are having their 5-day retreat and outdoor education experience at Caritas Creek Camp. This week is also time for the final preparation for our 8th graders before they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday. Both are important events in the lives of our 7th and 8th graders, and we keep them all in our prayers.
From May 7 – May 18, students will be completing their final STAR standardized tests of the school year. These tests help identify areas of strength and growth so that teachers can meet students’ needs, and results are also shared with the Department of Catholic Schools at the Archdiocese of San Francisco. To help students do their best, please make sure that your child is getting a good night’s rest and eating breakfast. Also, providing your child with a recess snack would be helpful. Please help the teachers in encouraging the children to do their best on the last STAR tests of this school year.
We are extremely proud of all those students who showed COURAGE and school spirit in running for office! Below are the newly elected officers for the 2018-2019 school year:
President, Tattyana Montenegro
Vice-President, Cesar Jimenez
Secretary, Julian Bautista
Treasurer, Matthew Jimenez
Commissioner of Religious Affairs, Oscar Castaneda
Commissioner of Traffic & Safety, Luis Flores
Commissioner of Sports, Odalis Alvarez
Commissioner of Communications, Elijah Langlois
FAMILY LOTERIA NIGHT
Thank you to all parent volunteers who helped in the planning and preparation of our first Family Lotería Night last Friday! We appreciate all the time and donations that helped make the event possible. If you are interested in planning future community building and fundraising school events, please contact Mrs. Jimenez.
If you are aware that your child has lice, please keep him/her at home and immediately begin treatment to help remove the lice. Your child may not return to school until your child is fully clear of all lice and nits. We want to prevent the lice from spreading to other children in school. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
If your child 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.
Aztecs! Did you play a sport this year? If so, you are invited to join us for our Annual Sports Celebration on May 20 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (after our 9:30 a.m. Sunday Family Mass) in the school gym. Not only will we have delicious pastries and exciting information to share with you, we will also take the time to recognize some scholar athletes for exemplifying our core values: grow, accomplish, love, serve, and unite! Registrations for 2018-2019 sports seasons will also be available at the celebration. See you there!
IN THE CLASSROOM
KINDER - This week, we will learn about how things can be alike and how things can be different. We will start by reading a poem about a made-up world and discuss how things are very different. Also, we will explore words with long and short e sounds. We will use sound boxes to count the sounds and write words. In Math, we will learn how to compare solid and flat shapes.
1A - This week in first grade we are reading and talking about the different people in our lives that help us. In religion we are talking about the importance of forgiveness. In math we are continuing our introduction to addition with regrouping. In social studies we are learning about the different directions and how to use a compass. In science we are beginning our unit on sound and vibrations.
2A - Second graders will determine the theme of the story, Poetry! We will finish up math arrays and review adding coins. We will continue working with our composting jars and garden in science. We will talk about our special gifts in religion.
3A – This week we are completing our Mother's Day projects. In Religion, we continue to learn about the different types of prayer including The Rosary. During Math class, we've begun learning how to multiply two digit numbers by one digit.
4A - This week 4A students will identify and use adverbs in writing, explain and identify an author's purpose for writing, and rename improper fractions as whole numbers or mixed numbers in simplest form.
5A - This week in science, 5th graders will investigate making solutions of different concentrations. Students will continue working to challenge themselves with their math groups and will also have a special introduction to coding workshop on Friday.
6A Language Arts – 6th Graders will begin their literature circles unit, focusing on different roles as they read a novel with a small group. We will also be studying how to use context clues to find the meaning of unknown words. Social Studies – Students will be working on an Alexander the Great Board Game Project. Science – 6th grade scientists will continue examining the effect of wind patterns on our weather by comparing land breezes and sea breezes.
7A/7B 7th Graders are at their Caritas Creek Camp retreat this week! Science – 7th graders will study ecology while at Caritas Creek Camp in Occidental.
8A **8th GRADE REMINDER--Graduation Fee ($140), Confirmation ($8), and any Outstanding Bills (tuition, AZTEC Trek)—NOW PAST DUE! Please make payments in the school office.**
Religion – 8th Graders will be preparing for their upcoming Confirmation. They will be receiving Confirmation this Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Cathedral. Language Arts - Students have finished Romeo & Juliet. They have discovered how far one will go to be together in this tragic love story. They will now begin their introduction to their last novel of the school year, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. Social Studies – Students will be watching the movie Glory about the Civil War and will begin a 4th Quarter Passion Project. Science - We continue to build our mousetrap cars this week as we prepare to compete next week!
May 7-11 7th Grade Retreat at Caritas Creek
May 7-18 STAR Testing
May 9 Free Dress for No Tardies in April
May 9 6:00 PM 8th Grade Confirmation rehearsal at St. Peter’s Church
May 12 10:00 AM 8th Grade Confirmation at St. Mary’s Cathedral
May 16 8:30 AM May Crowning Prayer Service and Student Council Installation
May 20 9:30 AM Sunday Family Mass
10:30 AM Sports Celebration in the Parish Hall