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  • Catholic Schools Week 2018! Celebrate with SPS!!

    Dear SPS School Families, Alumni, and Benefactors,

    St. Peter School is excited once again for the advent of Catholic Schools Week! The theme this year is: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. This annual celebration will begin Sunday, January 28th and last through Friday, February 2nd. We have many wonderful activities planned for our students and are also very excited to kick off open enrollment for new and returning families who have not yet re-registered. Here is a summary of our activities for the week. Where appropriate, we welcome any member of the wider parish community to join in our festivities!

    Sunday, January 28, 2018 

    • Kick-off of CSW 2018; Breakfast to follow the 9 AM Mass; this Mass, as usual, will feature our school choir. Students should come to Mass dressed in their uniform. Click here to RSVP to the breakfast
    • SPS 6th Graders will display and be on hand to explain their beautiful “Saint Casts”, which they prepared during the first quarter in Art Class. These will be on display in Pastor’s Hall during the breakfast
    • Open House: 10:30-12:30. All parishioners, prospective parents and students, and current school families are welcome to come over to the school, take a school tour, and discuss all the great things about SPS with our staff, administration, and students

    Monday, January 29th

    • Annual Academic Race for Students
    • Students may wear their gym uniforms
    • Volunteer Appreciation- volunteers will be invited to the school for tea and breakfast items, in thanksgiving for their service to the school. Click here to RSVP to the Volunteer Tea

    Tuesday, January 30th: Student Appreciation Day

    • Students are invited to dress down following casual dress guidelines
    • PTA sponsored Pizza Lunch
    • PTA sponsored presentations by The Academy of Natural Sciences (Drexel University). This fun presentation will be offered to three grade bands and focus on the fun history of fossils and dinosaurs.
    • Teachers will have other fun activities planned for our students during the day
    • Miss Atkinson will also coordinate her annual jump rope-a-thon.
    • Open House: 5:45-6:20 in Art Room for CCD Parents (tours and information available in between CCD Sessions)

    Wednesday, January 31st: Day of Service

    • Grades K-2 will host Baby Showers for the women of Good Counsel Homes. Families in these grade levels are asked to bring in various unpacked items (see below) for the women who are supported by this great organization. You can learn more about Good Counsel Homes by clicking here.
    • Items to donate by grade level:
      • Grade K– Diapers, size 4; baby foods: apple sauce, sweet potatoes, green vegetables and carrots seem to be favored! 
      • Grade 1– Baby grooming items such as hair brushes and nail clippers; nasal aspirators, baby medicine droppers and/or spoons are also desired; diapers size 5
      • Grade 2– pacifiers/clips that connect to baby’s shirt; wrist and small hand held rattles; 3 packs of 4 ounce bottles; diapers size 6
    • Pre-K will assist K-2 as they are able with the baby showers by providing crafts! They will also create “blessing bags” for our seniors.
    • Grade 3 will write Valentine’s Day letters for our veterans
    • Grades 4-6 will identify certain parts of parish grounds that they will claim as their own; they will design a plan for caring for that part of the property in the Spring and select a Saint to which the area will be entrusted; weather permitting they may engage in some light clean up, or at least surveying the area to determine their plans
    • Grades 7-8 will pack lunches to support the Cathedral Soup Kitchen
    • Miss Atkinson will also coordinate her annual jump rope-a-thon during gym class
    • Family Night: 6-7:30 PM: 

    Thursday, February 1st: Day of Prayer

    • Throughout the day, there will be frequent moments of silence and prayer using prayers composed by each homeroom
    • 8th grade will experience the life and challenges of Ugandans through an engaging retreat organized by the Many Gifts, One Heart non-profit organization established by parishioners Paul and Cheryl Foti. They will learn of the challenges of Africans in countries such as Uganda and Liberia, explore projects that can help them overcome poverty and the clean water crisis; develop fundraising strategies; explore clean water technology and walk in the shoes of African children and women. They will even enjoy an African style lunch!
    • Grades 3-7 will recite the Rosary for Bishop Sullivan’s intentions for Catholic Schools. The entire parish community is invited to partake in this and it will be from 1:30-2:15 in the church. 

    Friday, February 2nd: Teacher Appreciation Day

    • School Mass at 9 AM led by our 8th Grade
    • PTA sponsored breakfast for teachers; Pre-K-4 8-8:35; grades 5-8 along with specials 9:50-10:30
    • Early dismissal, 11:30