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 Kindergarten teacher is Mrs. Jennifer Gonsalves. Mrs. Sarah Hanson is our new Middle School Math Teacher. Ms. Ana Solorio joins us as our new Mercy Corps volunteer for this school year.
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.
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
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. Join us in helping students to live their values in all they say and do.
BEFORE and AFTER SCHOOL
The school doors on Florida Street 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 and Florida Streets. 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 29. 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.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
Back to School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4. There will be childcare available if necessary. Please see the attached flyerfor the schedule for Back-to-School Night.
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 for your child’s safety and due back to school by Friday, September 6.
GENERAL AZTEC SOCCER ANNOUNCMENT
Co-ed Kinder and 2nd grade soccer team members, as well as 4/5 and 6/7 combo soccer team members, your coaches would like to meet you and your parents on Thursday, August 29 right after school at 12:30 p.m. Please ask your parents to attend this brief informational meeting to exchange contact information and set expectations for parents, players, and coaches.
FIRST GRADE SOCCER PLAYERS
We are looking for a couple more players to play up to fill our 2nd grade Co-Ed soccer roster. If you are interested in playing, please contact Mr. Suárez as soon as possible!
CAFETERIA and LUNCHES
Cafeteria service will begin on Tuesday, September 3. Please make sure your child brings payment for lunch if he/she will be purchasing their lunch.
** Lunches may not 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.
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 September 4. 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.
St. Cecilia School (660 Vicente Street, San Francisco) is seeking an Extended Care/Afterschool Aide for their Transitional Kindergarten Program. Work hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:45-6:00; Wednesday from 2:15-6:00; and Minimum days from 12:15-6:00. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: Chris Uskert (email@example.com)
August 29-30 12:30 Dismissal
August 29 BVCC Services Begin
September 2 No School – Labor Day Holiday
September 3 Regular School Schedule Begins, 7:55 AM - 3:00 PM
September 3 Cafeteria Services Begin
September 4 Back-to-School Night, 6:00 7:45 PM
September 6 All school forms due
September 13 Student Emergency Kit due