The Messenger

St. Peter School News

May 31, 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.

"Do not let the past disturb you. Leave everything in the Sacred Heart of Jesus

and begin again with joy."

St. Teresa of Calcutta

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The news of this past week from Uvalde, Texas has been heartbreaking; our thoughts and prayers go out to the families who have been impacted by this senseless act of violence. As our Most Reverend Bishop Caggiano stated this past week, "We stand in prayerful solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Uvalde. May our Lord cling to them in their brokenheartedness, and our Mother Mary wrap them in the mantle of her comforting love."

At St. Peter School, the safety and emotional well-being of your children remains as our highest priority. We have a safety plan in place, and our faculty and staff are here to support your children in any way possible. Below is a link which was shared with us from Danbury Public Schools that you may find helpful in speaking with your children should questions arise.

Talking to your Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

In honor of Memorial Day, we offer a special prayer for those who are serving our country currently, those who have served our country in the past, and those who have sacrificed everything for our freedoms...

God of power and mercy,

You destroy war and put down earthly pride.

Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,

that we may all deserve to be called your sons

and daughters.

Keep in your mercy those men and women

who have died in the cause of freedom

and bring them safely

into your kingdom of justice and peace.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (USCCB)

On a lighter note, the end of the year is just a few weeks away and we still have so much to celebrate with our students! Hot Dog Day, Field Day, Grade 8 Dinner and Graduation, Confirmation for our 8th graders, Kindergarten Moving-Up ceremony, and PK Moving-Up Ceremony are just some of the events on the horizon.

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.

Photo Gallery:

Be sure to check out the photo gallery!

We have pictures of the May Crowning which was such a special celebration of Mary. During the May Crowning, students shared flowers, prayers and blessings in honor of Mary.As this is the month of Mary, we offered a daily devotional in honor of Mary as well.

You will also find pictures of the SR graduation which was well attended by family and friends.

The Q & U wedding in Kindergarten is always a hit and Grade 1 had a great time releasing butterflies.

Annual Diocesan Survey:

The annual Diocesan Catholic elementary school survey is open until June 3rd. The link is here.

Home School Association:

We are looking for parents to join us for HSA Committee meetings for the 2022-2023 School Year. Please consider joining and helping to make a difference at St. Peter School! Contact if you would like more information.

Closing Thoughts:

As the end of the year draws near, I wish to take a moment to thank you for your partnership. The St. Peter School community thrives because each member takes an active interest in helping our students grow and develop as unique individuals.

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. If you have not RSVP'd yet, please do so ASAP.

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 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!

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

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