St. Peter School News
St. Peter School exists to provide a nurturing environment where students become Disciples of Jesus Christ, embrace the love of lifelong learning, and believe in the dignity of all people.
“I am truly your merciful Mother, yours and all the people who live united in this land and of all the other people of different ancestries, my lovers, who love me, those who seek me, those who trust in me. Here I will hear their weeping, their complaints and heal all their sorrows, hardships and sufferings.” —Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dear Parents and Guardians,
April passed quickly and May is in full-swing! May is the month of Mary, and we are celebrating Mary throughout the month within the classroom and as a whole school.
Please be sure that your child arrives to school on time every day. Any student arriving after 8:30 will be considered tardy. Our first class period begins at 8:35 a.m. Students arriving after that time miss important a.m. routines, prayer and morning work. I am kindly asking for your support in getting your child to school on time every day.
Safety - Pick - Up and Drop Off:
Be sure you are keeping an eye on what is ahead of you and behind you when travelling through the parking lot. Please do not use your cell phone and keep your eyes peeled for stopped cars in front of you and children disembarking from parked or stopped cars.
Registration Process 2023-2024:
Thank you to everyone who registered their child at St. Peter School for next year. As a school community, we take the responsibility of educating your children very seriously.
We continue to accept registrations for students in PK - 8 if you know anyone seeking a solid Catholic education for their child. Unfortunately, our third grade is filled to capacity.
First Holy Communion:
Last week we celebrated with our students who received Jesus for the first time. While the day was chilly and rainy, the church was filled with joy and grace. Check out the pictures below...
In closing, be sure to check out the dates section noted below. As you know, Ms. Martha has resigned and we have hired Ms. Martinez to work in the office alongside Mrs. Rodriguez. We captured some pictures to share with you.
Mary Lou Torre, Principal
Eighth Grade News...
Daniella DaSilva - Thomas Vincent Foley Scholarship - Knights of Columbus
Isabella Tardiff - Young Citizenship program
Olivia Medeiros - St. Thomas Aquinas Award
Congratulations to each of these young women. We look forward to all that they will offer to the world as they move on to high school and beyond.
The eighth graders will be going on a field trip to St. Augustine Cathedral for Mass with Bishop Caggiano on May 25. All 8th graders in the Diocese have been invited. Confirmation for 8th graders is at 6 p.m. on the same day at St. Peter Church.
June 9 - 8th Grade Dinner - Details to follow...
June 15 - Graduation - Grade 8 - 6 PM - St. Peter Church
PK - Mrs. Redmond/Ms. Ramos
K B - Mrs. Boyle/Mrs. McCabe
K A - Mrs. Arconti/Mrs. McCabe
1 - Mrs. Smith/Mrs. Kolitsas
2 - Ms. Galli/ Ms. Bush
3 - Mrs. Escudero - Moody
4- Ms. Marchese
5 - Mrs. Galante
6 - Mrs. Hanrahan (MS Math)
7 - Ms. Vivirito (MS English)
8 - Mrs. Puglisi (MS Science)
Social Studies - Middle School/Innovation/Technology - Ms. Vill
Specialists - Mr. Bellucci (PE), Ms. Campbell (Music), Mrs. Preveza (Art/Special Education), Mrs. Vizzo (nee Pantaleo) (Spanish and English Language Teacher)
Counselor - Dr. Repole
Danbury Support Team - Ms. Kruijs, Mrs. Conron
Catapult - Ms. McAvoy
Office Staff - Ms. Martinez, Ms. Burnside, Mrs. Rodriguez
Principal - Mrs. Torre
May 12 - Half Day - Early Dismissal for Students - 11:50
May 18 - Ascension Thursday - Full day of school w/Holy Day Mass
May 25: Grade 8 Mass w/the Bishop - St. Augustine Cathedral - Arrival time: 10:00 am - Leave at 9:00 a.m; Confirmation - 6 p.m. - St. Peter Church
May 26 - Early Dismissal - 11:50 a.m.
May 29 - Memorial Day - No School
June 9 - 8th Grade Dinner
June 15 - Graduation - Grade 8 - 6 PM; PK Moving Up-12:30
June 16 - K Graduation - 1:30 - St. Peter Church - Last day for K students.
Health News - Update
For students entering Kindergarten in 2023/2024
Students entering kindergarten in the 2023/2024 school year are required to provide a physical and immunization record. The date of the physical must be completed within one year of the first day of school.
For students entering 6th Grade in 2023/2024
All students entering middle school must provide an updated physical and immunization record on or before the first day of the 2023/2024 school year.
For students entering 7th Grade in 2023/2024
Students entering 7th Grade must provide an updated immunization record with the Tdap & Meningococcal vaccines completed.
A Note about EpiPens/ Inhalers in the Nurse's Office
If your child has expired medications or expired medication orders in the health office, please make arrangements with the nurse to pick up your child's medications at the end or the school year.
All medications given in school are required to have updated orders from your child's pediatrician. Also once medications have expired a new unexpired medicine should be provided to the nurse.
For Students in the Elementary Grades
Please send in an extra set of clothes in your child's backpack daily in case they have an accident.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the nurse.
Theme and Gospel Values for 2022-2023 School Year:
As you know, our theme for this year is Faith.
The Gospel Value for the month of March is: Mercy - Caring for those who suffer.
Scripture passages to guide our Faith journey:
“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
“Just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.”
“And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
Please continue to pray with your children and support them along their lifelong journey with faith.
September = Faith = Believing in God and all He has revealed
October = Reverence = Showing your deepest respect for things of God
November = Stewardship = Returning to God the first fruits of your time, talent and treasure
Caring for the earth and its resources
December = Generosity = Giving without counting the cost
January= Gratitude = Seeing everything as a gift and being thankful
February = Honesty = Being trustworthy and true
March = Mercy = Caring and forgiving
April = Justice = Being fair and giving each his due
May = Zeal = Being driven by an intense love for God
We received a Vocations Chalice this year. This Chalice moved from grade to grade throughout the school year and was accompanied by prayers and pictures of seminarians from the Diocese of Bridgeport. This offered our students an opportunity to consistently pray for seminarians. By the end of this month, the Vocations Chalice will have resided in every grade level for at least a week. The teachers took some time to jot down thoughts and prayers they did when the Chalice was in their classroom. It was a fabulous learning experience for our students.
Ten Reasons Why Catholic Schools Still Have An Important Place in Our World
I want to share some of these reasons with you over the next couple of months.
Service for the Common Good
"Catholic schools promote service as an essential component of their curriculum. Many Catholic schools have service programs from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Higher education programs such as the Jesuit or Dominican Volunteer Corps promote service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Diocesan organizations such as Catholic Family Services provide resources and help to people from all walks of life. Catholic school students learn that since community is at the heart of who we are, there are no strangers, only brothers and sisters in the Lord. We have a responsibility to respond to the needs of others because we are all part of God's family."