June/July, 2017

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A Note from Mrs. Preston

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

“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.

A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them; a time to embrace and a time to be far from embraces.”

This passage from Ecclesiastes 3 seemed especially appropriate as we came to the end of the 2016-17 school year. Not only did we say good bye to our 6th grade graduating class, but we also wished many important, wonderful women, who have given so much of their incredible talents to St. Peter’s School, a happy retirement.

Before graduating, the 6th grade students shared with me that they had felt safe and cared for while at St. Peter’s; challenges had included cursive writing, staying organized, and some tests; and when asked what difference the faith formation at St.Peter’s had made on their development, their answers were affirming:

“I have a better understanding of the Catholic faith.” “I like to pray now.”

“I’ve grown closer to God.” “I am proud to have become a member of the Catholic community.”

Our mission at St. Peter’s is to nurture and challenge our students so that they will achieve their God-given potential. These graduates are well on their way to doing just that!

Often words cannot begin to express the gratitude we have for the many wonderful volunteers and employees of St. Peter’s School. Those individuals who are retiring have given in so many ways in support of our mission. Most often it has been done in a quiet and unassuming manner, all for the greater glory of God through this ministry of education. We wish our retirees much joy and peace in the days ahead.

While change is often difficult, it is also exciting. During these warm summer months we work diligently to prepare for the 2017-18 academic year. The upper grade classrooms are getting a fresh coat of paint and new carpets; technology upgrades and safety measures are being investigated; curriculum standards are being reviewed and we look forward to welcoming new members to the faculty and staff.

Finally, during this season of summer, I encourage you to take time to relax with family and friends, unplug and read from an actual book, and find peaceful, rejuvenating moments in prayer.

Blessings,

Kathy Preston

Principal