As parents, we strive to be role models of open hearts and open minds for our children. Here at school, we encourage each other to develop a growth mindset and live our St. Peter’s School KEYS so that we can open our hearts and minds. Lent pushes us to dig out of our souls all the things that have clogged our hearts, the little sins that we clench in our fists, keeping us from opening our hands, hearts, and minds freely. God is offering to not only lift the burden from our shoulders, but also to help in rebalancing our load in the future. Tossing those small bad habits, pushing aside bitterness and resentment so that we might love God with our whole heart, and with all our strength.
What is weighing you down? How might you prayerfully sort through what takes up room in your heart and mind? What habits and grudges can be cleared out, left behind?
God, take away what clutters our hearts, feed us with your Word, so that we might have the strength and freedom to love you with all our hearts, all our souls, all our being.
(Adapted from Daily Reflections for Lent: Not By Bread Alone)
--Mrs. Sandra Jimenez
We appreciate all families who turned in all their AZTEC TREK fundraising money on time! Our Aztec Trek walk-a-thon and Game Day last Friday was a fun day filled with school spirit and the spirit to GROW, ACCOMPLISH, LOVE, SERVE, and UNITE!
Congratulations to our individual fundraising winners!
1st place – Rio Rangel in 1A
2nd place – Wyatt Baldago in 5A
3rd place – Dominic Leonor in 1A and Isaac Leonor in 4A
Congratulations to our AZTEC TREK Class winners!
1st place – 4A
2nd place – 1A
3rd place – 3A and 7A
Movie tickets – Aurora Ramirez in 6A
$25 McDonald’s gift card – Isaac Leonor in 4A
Golden State Warriors gift pack – Mariah Ibarra-Febo in 3A
SF 49ers gift pack – Mariah Ibarra-Febo in 3A
Retro board games – Jaykob Offril in 4A
Sports board games – Jesus Lopez in 8A
Free Dress Passes – Amariz Araujo Ortega in KA and Wyatt Baldago in 5A
**If you have not yet turned in your mandatory minimum AZTEC TREK collection of $100, please do so immediately. Thank you for your cooperation!
NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY
Since all teachers will be attending an In-Service this Friday, March 15, there is NO SCHOOL for this Friday.
RE-REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020
The orange re-registration form for the upcoming school year, along with the new tuition rates for 2019-2020, was sent home with Que Pasa. Extras are available in the office. Please return the re-registration as soon as possible in order to help plan for the new 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 15, 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.
IN THE CLASSROOM
KINDER - This week, we will read about a boy whose daddy drives a big truck. We will make predictions to guess what will happen in the story. Then, as we read, we will stop to confirm our predictions and see if we were right or wrong. We will also learn about transportation and the vehicles people use to get from one place to another. In Math, we will focus on counting up to 100. Students will use their 100 chart for support during partner work.
1A - This week we are reading, writing, and learning about how people work with animals. In religion, we are continuing to learn about the significance of Lent. In math, we are sorting different solid objects by their attributes. In science, we are constructing pinwheels to measure the speed of the wind. In social studies, we are continuing our study of the US government.
2A – We are reading “The Woodcutter's Gift” and measuring in inches, centimeters, and sometimes using yardsticks. We will be observing what happened to our liquids in science. Students are so excited to go to mass and receive the Eucharist!
3A – In Math, 3A continues to practice multiplication and division facts for mastery. We are also learning about fractional parts and symmetry. In Language Arts, we will complete our books about our favorite animals and will send the finished product to the publisher at the end of this week. The students are really proud of their writing efforts. In Religion, we are reviewing the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for our Lenten Reconciliation this Thursday.
4A - As we continue our Lenten journey with Jesus, we will be focusing on the different symbols of our Lenten season. We will also start to brainstorm an in-class service project. In Reading, we will finish our novel Wonder. The students have done a great job using comprehension skills and strategies for answering comprehension questions, comparing characters, and making connections to other texts, the world, and ourselves. In Math, we will continue to work on our Measurement Unit by learning about capacity and the metric system. In Social Studies, we will finish our mini-unit on the explorers: Francis Drake, Juan Cabrillo, and Sebastian Vincainzo. In Science, we will complete our study of glaciers and earthquakes. We look forward to our next unit of the Sun, Moon, and Planets.
5A - This week, 5th graders will be examining compound predicates found within Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Students will also challenge themselves to improve their writing by adding more "vivid verbs" and strong concluding sentences. We will learn about mixed numbers and begin adding fractions in math.
6A Religion – Students are keeping track of Lenten promises and will begin preparing for next week's sacrament of Confession. Language Arts – 6A has confronted their fears of public speaking, and students have been doing a great job on their presentations. We will finish the rest of our presentations on 20th century figures this week. We're continuing our introduction to poetry and will focus on identifying sound devices in both classic and modern forms of poetry. Math - 6A will begin expressing positive and negative fractions as decimals. Social Studies – Students are learning about Judaism as the religion of the Ancient Hebrews and will compare the traditions of Judaism to those of Christianity. Science – Students will describe what determines the climate of an area.
7A Religion - This week, students will take a Chapter Test in Religion. Language Arts - The students are continuing to analyze and create their own poetry in their Poetry Unit. This week they've finished metaphorical poems and will move along with ballad poems. Math - 7A will subtract linear expressions. Social Studies – Students are finalizing their Renaissance research and group video project to present to the class. Science – Now that they have tested their knowledge of genetics, students will now begin work on their genetics research project!
8A/8B Religion - Students will be learning about forgiveness and how the Church responds to conflict. Language Arts - The students are continuing to exercise their creativity as they progress in their Poetry Unit. This week they've finished ode poems and will move along with elegy poems. Math - 8A and 8B will solve systems of equations algebraically and by graphing. Social Studies – Students are teaching the class about the social, political, intellectual, cultural, and economic contexts of their assigned time period after the Constitution was written. Science - Students will be hard at work learning about the laws of motion while working on their egg drop project!
Mar. 14 8:30 AM, Lenten Reconciliation for 3rd and 4th grades
Mar. 15 No School, Teacher In-Service
Mar. 19 8:10 AM, School Mass
Mar. 21 8:30 AM, Lenten Reconciliation for 5th and 6th grades
Mar. 21 4A Field trip to Garden for the Environment
Mar. 22 END OF 3rd QUARTER