Welcome back to school! Mr. Suarez (Director of School Culture and Community Life), Mrs. Fresnoza (Director of Academics), all the faculty and staff, and I hope that you had a wonderful summer break.
We warmly welcome all new students and families to our school community. In addition, we have some new faculty and volunteers joining our school family. Our new 4th grade teacher is Ms. Elizabeth Watters. Mr. David Guzman is returning to St. Peter’s as our 7A homeroom teacher and Middle School Math Teacher. Ms. Julia VanConas is our new Mercy Corps volunteer.
The Que Pasa will be sent to you every Wednesday. In addition, it will be posted on the school website, www.stpeterssf.org and sent to you via SchoolSpeak. Please take the time to read through the newsletter each week since it does contain important information.
For this new school year, let us pray:
God of our past, our present and our future,
God of our dreams, our designs and our decisions,
Be love in us as we journey through this new school year. Be our inner vision, that we may see life through your eyes,
Be our inner hearing, that we may listen well for your call,
Be our inner judgment, so we may discern clearly that which gives life, promotes growth, and nurtures love. As we move into this school year, fill us with hope and abiding trust that you dwell in us,
So that, in both joy and sorrow, we radiate hope. AMEN. (from https://rscj.org/prayer-new-school-year)
I look forward to another great school year with everyone in our St. Peter’s Family! Grow, Accomplish, Love, Serve, Unite!
St. Peter’s has the KEYS to Open Hearts, Open Minds!
--Mrs. Sandra Jimenez
BEFORE and AFTER SCHOOL
The school doors open at 7:30 AM. You may drop off your child as early as 7:15 AM at the Alabama Street gate. If you must drop off your child before 7:15 AM, please bring him/her into Church for the 7:00 AM Mass so that they will be supervised at all times.
Please do not park in the White Zone on Alabama Street. For safety purposes, the driveway must be kept clear at all times. Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this matter!
The Buena Vista Child Care (BVCC) After School Program is available to students in grades K-8 beginning on Thursday, August 23. It begins after 12:30 dismissal that day and closes at 6:00 PM. All students who participate must be registered in the program and past-due payments must be paid.
All students not registered for and participating in the after-school programs must leave the schoolyard by 3:15 PM on regular dismissal days and 2:30 PM on early dismissal days. Students may not leave the schoolyard and return to the campus after dismissal. At no time will a student be allowed to be on campus unsupervised. Parents must also leave the campus at this time, unless they have an appointment with a teacher or administration.
CAFETERIA and LUNCHES
Cafeteria service will begin on Monday, August 27. Please make sure your child brings payment for lunch if he/she will be purchasing their lunch.
** Lunches may no longer be delivered to school during the school day. Please make sure your child comes to school with a prepared lunch or purchases a lunch from the school cafeteria in the morning.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
Back to School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29. There will be childcare available if necessary. Please see the attached flyer for the schedule for Back-to-School Night.
We continue in helping our students live out St. Peter’s KEYS, which are based on our core values of Grow, Accomplish, Love, Serve, and Unite:
Knowledge feeds GROWTH.
Every ACCOMPLISHMENT needs courage.
You are LOVE.
Throughout the year, the teachers and students will be focusing on how to live out this vision. Please join us in helping students to live their values in all they say and do.
Please make sure to read and complete all the forms that were sent home with your child today. The information provided on these forms is very important and due back to the office by Friday, August 31st.
The following St. Peter’s CYO teams are seeking coaches:
Boy’s Soccer: 8th grade
Girl’s Volleyball: 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grades
Please contact Mr. Suarez at school or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help our teams. Thank you for your consideration!
California Law, (California State Law A354) requires that all students entering 7th-12th grades show proof of a Tdap (Whooping Cough) Pertussis booster shot. If you have not already done so, please submit documentation to the school no later than August 28th. The San Francisco Department of Health informs us we cannot offer a grace period for those who do not have a booster. Please contact your child’s health care provider and arrange for the Tdap booster.
August 23-24 12:30 Dismissal
August 23 BVCC Services Begin
August 27 Regular School Schedule Begins,
7:55 AM - 3:00 PM
August 27 Cafeteria Services Begin
August 29 Back-to-School Night, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
August 31 All school forms due
September 3 No School – Labor Day Holiday