St. Peter School News
November 22, 2021
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.
“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” - St. Ambrose
Happy Thanksgiving! As we prepare to give thanks this year, we have so much to be grateful for in our families. St. Ambrose says it best as the quote above represents.
The months of October and November have been busy ones! The students packed up Boxes of Joy to ship off to other countries. They did an excellent job selecting items for the child who would be receiving their special box! Students have been practicing for the Christmas concert with great heart. I have had the pleasure of hearing them practice and can not wait for their big performance!
The November Gospel Value is Love of God and Love of Neighbor (acts of kindness and patience and generosity and mercy).
Please visit our website and check out our new feature. We have added a button to make it easier to donate to St. Peter School. Thank you for checking out our website.
We are so thrilled to be able to use the gym this year. Our students love using the spacious gym which is really in our back yard!
The basketball schedule is posted below for the boys. This year, the girls will engage in non-league games. That information is posted as well. Coaches for the girl's group are Ms. Morocho and Ms. Radeschi. Coaches for the boy's teams are Coach Bill and Coach Warner.
"In all things give thanks." (1 Thessalonians 5:18) I wish all St. Peter School famililes time to share laughs, feast on food that is tasty, and create memories that will be cherished forever.
Mary Lou Torre, Principal
Staff Members - K through 8
K - Mrs. Boyle/Mrs. McCabe - firstname.lastname@example.org
1 - Mrs. Lazarra/Mrs. Kolitsas - email@example.com
2 - Ms. Galli - firstname.lastname@example.org
3 - Mrs. Moody (nee Escudero) - email@example.com
4- Ms. Marchese - firstname.lastname@example.org
5 - Mrs. Galante - email@example.com
6 - Mrs. Hanrahan (Math) - firstname.lastname@example.org
7 - Ms. Vivirito(English) - email@example.com
8 - Mrs. Puglisi (Science) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Studies - Middle School/Innovation/Technology - Ms. Vill - email@example.com
Mr. Bellucci (PE) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Campbell (Music) - email@example.com
Mrs. Preveza (Art/Special Education) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Pantaleo (Spanish and English Language Teacher) - email@example.com
Danbury Support Team:
Ms. Kruijs, Mrs. Carino, Mrs. Conron, Ms. Lombardi
Mrs. Correa (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Administrative Assistant
Ms. Burnside (email@example.com) - Administrative Assistant
Ms. DeFlumeri (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Bookkeeper
Ms. Lucy Rice - email@example.com
Mrs. Patti Norman-Paez - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Jessica Arconti - email@example.com
Our scripture reading for the year is: 1Peter 33:8 - "Be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate, and humble."
Our Monthly Virtues are:
September - Faith
October - Hope
November - Love of God
December - Prayerfulness
January - Simplicity
February - Purity of Heart
March - Sacrifice
April - Obedience
May - Reflectiveness
Each month one student from each classroom will be named a Disciple of the Month. The decision will be made based on the student's actions in accordance with the Monthly Virtues.
We will post the names of the Disciples of the Month in this newsletter. Each student will receive a certificate and will be recognized at a Friday Mass.
Stay tuned for our December Service Project!
Updates for 8th Graders
Immaculate High School:
Our 8th grade students participated in the High School Placement Test and those interested in attending Immaculate High School, have submitted their applications. We wish them well in the quest to become a Mustang!
Henry Abbott Technical School:
The new electronic application will be available on November 1, 2021 - A new format is being created and details will be shared once they are made available.
For the Class of 2026, the "Priority Deadline" for 8th grade students to have the best chance for being offered an initial acceptance is December 15, 2021.
Initial Acceptance letters will be sent out in February 2022.
November 25 & 26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School (SR closed)
December 6 - Christmas Concert - 6 PM @ St. Peter Church - Students arrive at 5:30.
December 8 - Feast of Immaculate Conception - No School (SR Open)
December 9 - Dress Down Day for Malta House - See handbook for dress down criteria.
December 23 - Early Dismissal (All classes)
December 24 - January 2 - Christmas Break (SR closed on 12/24 & 12/31)
January 3 - School Resumes
Spotlight on Students
Gospel Value for the month of October was Hope:
We recognized the following individuals for demonstrating this value during the month of October: Melissa Roberto - Grade 8; Brenda Lemes - Grade 7; Lara Seabra - Grade 6;
Daphne Ribeiro - Grade 5; Clara Carneiro - Grade 4; Dennis Arias - Grade 3;
Andressa Arcanjo - Grade 2; Luan Maia - Grade 1; and Sasha Lopez - Kindergarten.
These students believed in themselves and others when tasks were difficult; they possessed an optimistic attitude when facing challenges; they remained hopeful for the future; they encouraged classmates to make kind and wise choices during the day; and they recognized that when things were hard, having hope helped them eventually master the task or overcome the situation!
Annual Christmas Tree Coloring Contest:
Congratulations to Ian Mejia for winning the contest and getting the opportunity to pick out his very own Christmas tree this year! Way to go, Ian!!
Reminders for Parents - Student Behaviors
When talking with your children, remind them to talk to an adult at school if something or someone has hurt their feelings so immediate interventions can be taken.
We appreciate your partnership in these matters.