Even after celebrating Presidents’ Day this past long weekend, let us continue to remember our nation’s leaders, service men and women, and even ourselves as Christian citizens. Together, let us offer this prayer (from unlockingthebible.org):
Thank you for your common grace and every good gift. We know freedom, industry, jobs, healthcare, and a stable economy come at no small cost. Thank you for the men and women who’ve sacrificed to serve our Presidents and country by protecting and leading us. Thank you for making your “sun rise on the evil and on the good, and for sending rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). You show your goodness and kindness through these common, good gifts.
Show us how we can contribute, serve, speak, and act in a way that exalts Christ (Colossians 3:17). We want to do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to you, Father, through him. We want to use our gifts and opportunities to better our country and ultimately honor Jesus’ name. May your Church be the hands and feet of Christ to our nation.
We ask this in your holy name. AMEN.
--Mrs. Sandra Jimenez
Your child has received a collection envelope and flyer for the AZTEC TREK. Students and families can help support our school by collecting pledges for our walk-a-thon and game day. This is our only mandatory school fundraiser, and it helps to keep St. Peter’s School’s tuition the lowest in the Archdiocese. The minimum mandatory amount to be collected by each student is $100, but the more money a student collects, the more prizes and class points can be earned! The due date for all money to be turned in is this Friday, February 22. Thank you in advance for your support!
FAMILY DINNER AND DANCE
Join us at our annual Family Dinner and Dance! This year, it will be held this Saturday, February 23. Ticket forms were sent home last week and are also available in the office. Tickets are limited, so don’t wait until the last minute!
This Sunday, February 24 is our Sunday Family Mass at 9:30 AM. Students who attend mass in full uniforms will receive a free dress pass for the following Monday.
LIFETOUCH SPRING PICTURES
Students have the option of taking Spring Pictures next week on Thursday, February 28. If your child will be taking photos that day, he/she may be in appropriate free dress.
RE-REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020
Being sent home with Que Pasa is the re-registration form for the upcoming school year, along with the new tuition rates for 2019-2020. Please return the re-registration form by March 13, 2019 in order to help plan for the next school year.
ARCHDIOCESE ELEMENTARY FAMILY GRANT
The application process for the Archdiocese Family Grant for the 2019-2020 school year has now begun. Please go on to mytads.comto begin the application process. Be sure you have your 2018 income tax information or 2018 income information (Calworks, social security, food stamps, etc.). Please be sure you have completed the total process by the Archdiocese deadline—April 14, 2019.
New students entering for the 2019-2020 school year must complete the BASIC Fund Application no later than March 15, 2019.
Renewal families will be filling out their BASIC Fund Renewal Application in March and April. All student accounts must be current with no past due balances. Please be sure you have your 2018 income tax information or 2018 income information (Calworks, social security, food stamps, etc.). Contact the school office if you have any questions.
FREE SPECIAL PROGRAMS!
THE LANTERN CENTER FOR HOSPITALITY AND EDUCATION offers the following FREE services:
· English Classes for adults: Monday-Thursday from 10:00-11:30 AM
· Computer Class for adults: Mondays, 9:00-10:00 AM
· Afternoon Activities for Families (Computer Access, English Practice, Homework help, Art & Games, Reading, Cooking): Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 PM
· Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
THE LANTERN CENTER is located on 3106 Folsom Street in San Francisco. For more information, call 415-401-7379. ALL ARE WELCOME!
The LANTERN CENTER is hosting a Workers’ Rights Workshop on Tuesday, February 26 from 10:15-11:30 AM. Mujeres Unidas y Activas will be making a special presentation.
Please ensure that your child 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. Socks must be black or white and extend above the ankle. Shoes may not have blue or red on them, and boots may not be worn.
IN THE CLASSROOM
KINDER - This week, we will write about an animal and create an animal card for it. We will begin by brainstorming our ideas on a word web. Also, we will learn about baby animals; discover how their behavior and appearance are the same and different. In Math, we will count and write numbers 15-18. Parents, please continue to help your child with homework. Thank you for all that you do!
1A - This week we are reading, writing, and learning about how different animals work together in the wild. In religion, we are continuing our study of the Sacrament of Baptism. In math, we are working on subtracting from larger numbers. In science, we are finishing our study of the moon. In social studies, we are reading about U.S. Presidents.
2A – We are reading “Grace for President.” For math, keep counting with quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies, half dollars, and dollar bills. (Please let your child play with coins!). We are going to see what happened to our solids in water in science. We are learning about the Eucharist--we remember the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The students are getting excited about making their First Communion! Mark your calendar for First Communion rehearsal meeting next Wednesday, February 27 at 5:45 PM in St. Peter's Church.
3A – 3A is going on a field trip this Thursday to the California Academy of Sciences. We will take in a tremendous amount of KNOWLEDGE. We will learn about our Solar System in the Planetarium. We will observe a webcam of the coral reef in the aquarium. Lastly, we will walk through the academy's rainforest and discover many fascinating creatures and plant life. When we return we will begin an investigation of all three areas that we visited and do several research activities.
4A - I hope you had a nice President's Day weekend! This week in Religion, we will be focusing on the Beatitudes. We want to live out the Beatitudes each day to become closer to God. In Reading, we will begin Part 2 of Wonder. We are working on our comprehension skills and developing our vocabulary. In Math, we will continue with long division and work on long division word problems. In Science, we will focus on glaciers and earthquakes and study how both have changed earth's surface. In Social Studies, we will be discussing St. Junipero Serra and the missions. Our mission project is coming home soon! Please remember our cereal box book report is due on Monday, March 4th.
5A - This week in math, 5th graders are building their fraction sense by practicing placing fractions closer to 0, 1/2, or 1 on a number line. We're now on chapter 4 of Harry Potter and are starting an imaginative writing activity inspired by the novel. In social studies, students will learn about the causes of the Revolutionary War.
6A Religion – Students will have their 9th visit with Paula Pardini as part of their Building Bridges program. Her final visit will be March 4th. Language Arts – Students continue to research their historical figures and are finding out quite a few interesting facts about these inspiring people. This week we'll focus on using correct citations and learn the rules of creating a bibliography and why it's so important in academic writing. Students will also learn a key idea in creating slide show presentations: simpler is better! Math- 6A will use integers to represent real-world problems. Social Studies – Students are researching SPICE (social, political, intellectual, cultural, and economic) details of their assigned Ancient Chinese Dynasty. They will share their research with their classmates this week!
7A Language Arts - Students are continuing their unit on Poetry. After reviewing different poem techniques and characteristics, they will begin the creative process by composing a Selfie Poem. Math - 7A will simplify algebraic expressions. Social StudiesStudents will begin designing their family shield - inspired by the Crusaders during the Middle Ages. Science – Students are breeding their monsters with another monster and following inheritance of traits over two generations of monsters!
8A/8B Religion - This week in eighth grade religion students will be preparing for their ACRE test which they will be taking next week! Language Arts - Students are finalizing the play Zoot Suit with a culminating 1940's Dress-Up Presentation and Swing Dance Performance. They have researched the Pachuco style and participated in dance lessons this past week. They will have their final performance this Thursday, February 21. ¡Vamos a bailar el swing! Math - Students will write an equation of a line. Social Studies– Students will complete their Constitution by the end of next week by reflecting on how the Constitution is followed today and the responsibilities that come with the freedoms that are listed in the document. 8th Grade will also watch the film Selma in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's efforts to pass the 24th amendment and change voting laws in the United States. Science - Students are beginning their study of different types of energy and transitioning into their next project: The Egg Drop.
Feb. 22 AZTEC Trek Money Due
Feb. 23 5:00-8:00 PM, Family Dinner and Dance
Feb. 24 9:30 AM, Sunday Family Mass
Feb. 25 12:30 Dismissal
Feb. 26 8:10 AM, School Mass
Feb. 27 5:45 PM, First Communion rehearsal and Parent Meeting
Feb. 28 LifeTouch Spring Pictures (Optional)
Mar. 2 10:00 AM, First Holy Communion Mass