The Messenger

St. Peter School News

May 9, 2022

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.

“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much.

You can never love her more than Jesus did.”

- Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Dear Parents,

Happy May! May is the month of Mary. She can show us the way to Jesus and teach us how to know and love him. At St. Peter School, we will honor Mary through prayer and the Rosary this month.

Hail Mary,

Full of Grace,

The Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us sinners now,

and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Registration Process 2022 - 2023 School Year:

If you have not yet registered for the 2022-2023 school year or if you know someone who is interested in registering their PK-Grade 8 child, please contact the school office at 203-748-2895.

Preschool Changes for the 2022-2023 School Year:

Effective June 30, we will be discontinuing our School Readiness Program at St. Peter School. Families involved in this program were notified earlier this spring.

We will continue to provide preschool educational opportunities for three and four year old students through our Faith-Based Preschool Program. In addition to full day school, we will be offering part - time placements as well. We have a number of spaces to fill. If you have a three or four year old student or know someone who does, we would love to meet you and offer you a tour of our program. Call the school office and ask to speak to Mary Lou, Martha, or Marita.

Recently, the PK teacher brought some of the students to St. Peter Church in preparation for attendance at school Mass later this month. Check out the pictures in the Photo Gallery!

Teacher Appreciation Week:

This past week, our teachers were given special treats throughout the week to thank them for their dedication. A week is not enough to show these teachers how important they are in shaping the lives of the young people who sit before them every day, but we did want them all to know how grateful we are for their work with the students in some small way.

Holy First Communion - May 7, 2022:

Ms. Galli and I were delighted to witness St. Peter School students make their First Holy Communion on Saturday. The looked radiant in their beautiful dresses and suits. The students were reverent during the Mass and listened carefully to Fr. Mecca's homily about the beautiful gift they would be receiving that day. They also loudly and proudly sang "This Little Light of Mine" for their parents, guests, and friends. A special thank you goes out to Ms. Galli who did a marvelous job preparing these students for this sacrament.

Please say a prayer for these students that the peace of God will rest on them and that the joy of the Lord will fill their hearts. We pray that their union with Him will grow stronger with each passing day.

Danna Nicole Guaman

Jaelyn Price

Manuelly Arruda Souza

Sabrina Quezada Moronta

Mikaela Rose Keayes

Juliana Nicole Machuca

Robert John Henry, III

Davi Almeida Souza

Miguel Estevan Andrade

Ariandy Janelle Pichardo

Melissa Louzada Leal

Jayline Sophia Nunez

Pauline Isabella Cruz

Abigail Gina Remache

Jayden Javier Quilligana

Kenneth Lee Burdick, III

Luan Gabriel Nunes Maia

Ryan Solano

Emiliana A. Medeiros

Iker Gabriel Castro

Stacy Mikaela Valdviezo

Photo Gallery:

Be sure to check out the photo gallery! You will see K Zoo Animals, an award presentation, First Holy Communion pictures, first PK visit to St. Peter as a class, and some PE snapshots!

Closing Thoughts:

May the last quarter of the school year be filled with hope, new learning for all the students and opportunities for our 8th graders to truly reflect on where they have been and where they are headed as they get set to begin a new chapter in their educational career in 2022-2023.

Please take a look at the Important Dates section for updates which you may find of interest.

Thank you all for your partnership this school year. It means so much to be able to work together, walk together, and pray together.

In Christ,

Mary Lou Torre, Principal

A Note to 8th Grade Families...

The 8th grade Confirmation will be on June 11. Fr. Mecca and Mrs. Puglisi have been working with the 8th graders in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please pray for these students as they process along their journey.

The 8th grade dinner will be held on June 3 @ 6 PM in the Parish Hall - St. Peter Church. An invitation to 8th grade parents will be sent out shortly.

Our 8th graders will graduate on June 9th at St. Peter Church. This will also be the last day of school for 8th graders.

Important Dates

May 19 - Breakfast of Champions

May 26 - Ascension Thursday - Full day of School with Holy Mass

May 27 - Professional Development - PD - 12:30 dismissal for all students

May 30 - Memorial Day - No School - SR closed

June 3 - 8th Grade Dinner - 6 PM

June 5 - Confirmation Rehearsal for 8th graders participating in this sacrament.

June 6 - Hot Dog Day - An event the students love!

June 7 - Field Day! - Details to follow...

June 9 - 8th Grade Graduation - 6 PM

June 11 - Confirmation - 8th grade students - details to follow...

June 14 - K Screening - New Students

June 15 - K Screening - New Students

June 17 - Scheduled last day of school

Safety Reminders

We ask that you be vigilant when dropping off and picking up your children at the school. Please stay in the car line and pull up to the front of the line when it is your turn.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to keep everyone safe.

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