August, 2017

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A Note from Mrs. Preston

Dear Parents and Friends of St. Peter’s School,

Happy New Year!!

We are accustomed to hearing this greeting at the start of a new calendar year, but it seems especially appropriate as we start this new school year.

So much has been going on in the school throughout the summer months- new carpeting, fresh paint, technology upgrades, updated heating and air system, and security measures installed. It honestly feels like a brand new building!

Most exciting, are the new faculty and staff joining our St. Peter’s family. I am thrilled with the talent, energy and expertise that they are adding to our already incredible staff. Each have shown their enthusiasm and dedication by spending time this summer working in their classrooms, attending meetings, reviewing curriculum, preparing for their new position. I cannot wait for you to get to know them!

Of course, the best part of a new school year is welcoming the students back. We have approximately 30 new families joining us this year. Our New Parent Orientation on Wednesday, August 9th is a great opportunity for us to answer questions and get acquainted. We look forward to having the students back in school on Tuesday, August 22, the day after the special event, the solar eclipse. Tuesday and Wednesday is an 11:30 dismissal, and Thursday and Friday, Aug.24 and 25th are full days, with the After School Program available from 3:30-5:30pm.

As we begin this New Year, we are also beginning the 165th year as the educational ministry of St. Peter’s Church. This is a remarkable accomplishment. Like the parable of the mustard seed, our sweet school is flourishing on fertile soil. In the parable of the small seed, our Lord emphasizes the mysterious, unseen growth of the kingdom according to the good pleasure of God and the patient expectation of faithful servants who plant as He has ordained.

“[Jesus] said, ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.’ ”- Mark 4:30—32

May our mission of preparing our students for a life of faith, virtue, and excellence continue to be blessed for many more years to come!

Kathy Preston