Sept. 17-21

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Wow! So much excitement with the hurricane. It sounds like many of you had wonderful trips! Due to all going on, we will have our first Spelling Test with last week’s words on this Friday. Many students are also catching up on classwork, so you may see some come home with your child.

In school, we just wrapped up MAP testing, but I am continuing with individual reading leveled testing. This will continue into next week.

In Religion, we continue to talk about God as our Creator and how we worship and praise God with reverence and respect. Ask your child about the special Praise Song that we are learning with motions, “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” New for this week is a study on Fables and Characters in ELA Class. This fits nicely with our study on Fiction, and our read aloud, Winnie the Pooh which is, of course, full of morals and virtuous lessons to learn. Ask your child about the puppet show that their group created and the moral of their story. In Math, we are working on addition strategies such as how to add 3 and 4 numbers in the best combinations. Centers continue to be very popular especially the Math Games, Rocks, and Geography Centers.

We will have our first official Science Lab on rock classification with Mrs. Bair this Friday. Thank you to Mrs. Bair!

Thank you for all who attended the PTO meeting. We hope to see the rest of you for the October meeting.

God Bless and Peace Be With You!

Mrs. Ellie Russell

A Note From Ms. Smith

Hello 1st Grade Families!

Our 1st graders are doing a wonderful job reviewing Kindergarten material this week.  As we continue, I encourage you to review the following with your child at home:

  1. Ask your child to write a lowercase and uppercase letter on lined paper.  Lowercase letters should not pass the dotted line.
  2. Please review  word families.  In class, students are saying each word and stating which word family it belongs to. This is great practice!
  3. I encourage you to download ABCYA.com (app or website) for good multi subject review.

Thank you for your support.

-Ms. Smith

August 27-31, 2018

A Note from Miss Wiggins

 

Dear Parents,

Our class had a wonderful first week of school.  We went over rules and procedures and had lots of fun in between.  This week we will start our kindergarten curriculum. During the first semester, I will build a strong foundation of skills with the students.  This foundation will be the catalyst for much growth in the second semester.  Please be patient as we move through the curriculum.  The most important aspect of kindergarten is creating a love for learning.  This can be attained through hands-on activities, choice, and independence.  These components give children a sense of control.  In turn, self-esteem and confidence will increase.

Ms. Moore and I are looking forward to the 2018-19 school year, and we are glad to have our parents as partners in this journey.  Please contact us if you have any needs or concerns.

Beyond grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: School – If you or your child find any pictures or articles pertaining to school, please send them in. We will post the items on our Concept/Question board to encourage inquiry.

Math – Positional terms: below, above, beside, between, inside, outside, in front of, behind, near, and far

Science/S.S. – Unit: How Do We Learn? – Students will use their five senses to learn about their surroundings. They will also learn to ask questions, observe, compare, sort, use tools, and measure.

Religion – The Sign of the Cross Prayer, Grace Before Meal Prayer

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Aug. 28 – Back to School Night Parent Event – 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 3 – School will be closed for Labor Day

 

 

 

 

A Note from Miss Wiggins

 

Dear Parents,

Our class had a wonderful first week of school.  We went over rules and procedures and had lots of fun in between.  This week we will start our kindergarten curriculum. During the first semester, I will build a strong foundation of skills with the students.  This foundation will be the catalyst for much growth in the second semester.  Please be patient as we move through the curriculum.  The most important aspect of kindergarten is creating a love for learning.  This can be attained through hands-on activities, choice, and independence.  These components give children a sense of control.  In turn, self-esteem and confidence will increase.

Ms. Moore and I are looking forward to the 2018-19 school year, and we are glad to have our parents as partners in this journey.  Please contact us if you have any needs or concerns.

Beyond grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: School – If you or your child find any pictures or articles pertaining to school, please send them in. We will post the items on our Concept/Question board to encourage inquiry.

Math – Positional terms: below, above, beside, between, inside, outside, in front of, behind, near, and far

Science/S.S. – Unit: How Do We Learn? – Students will use their five senses to learn about their surroundings. They will also learn to ask questions, observe, compare, sort, use tools, and measure.

Religion – The Sign of the Cross Prayer, Grace Before Meal Prayer

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Aug. 28 – Back to School Night Parent Event – 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 3 – School will be closed for Labor Day

 

 

 

March 19th – 23rd

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

It was great seeing so many brave the rain on Saturday to march with St. Peter’s!  What a beautiful tradition we have.  As we get closer to Easter, we think of tradition and how we celebrate many things.  In our home, the first thing we say on Easter morning is that “H” or “A” word that we cannot say during Lent.  Then we reflect on how our Lenten sacrifices went those forty days as we eat breakfast.  The best part is being able to celebrate this amazing day with our church family as we come to Mass.  Easter baskets and egg hunts, which are always fun, are found after we return from church.  Later in the day, as a family we sit and eat a wonderful meal and count the many blessings we have.  It is these traditions that keep our family close and something for everyone to look forward to as Easter nears.  Through it all, we never lose focus of what Easter is truly about, our redemption.  I wish you and our family the most blessed of Easters.

As always, especially during this Lenten season, I encourage you to visit us for the school Mass on Wednesdays at 8:30am.  We would love to have more parents attend with your children.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss St. Joseph and how important he was in Jesus’ life.  We will discuss the rolls our dads play in our lives and how wonderful they are!

Reading: The class will finish “Little House on the Prairie” by Wednesday!  We will all test with the online AR test for the book so the students also receive Feed Your Mind Cafe points.  The rest of this week, we will focus on smaller reading comprehension passages based on Easter.

Language Arts:   The students will have Easter themed spelling words and we will test next Tuesday, March 27th.  The students will begin adjectives this week!  We will also continue with our daily journal writing.

Math:  The class will test on division on Monday.  We will move into fractions this week!  The class will continue to work in their math groups, as this has proved to be beneficial to all students in the class.

Science: In science the students will finish animal life cycle projects.  Each group is researching a particular species and will present on their life cycle in the form of an Edupuppet.  The class will continue work on pulling important information out of a non-fiction text.  These projects will be emailed to you as the finish!

Social Studies:  The students will begin explorers this week!  We will learn how South Carolina was discovered and by who.  We will also discuss how are Catholic faith played a part in creating South Carolina.

REMINDERS:

 

Thursday, March 29th- start of Spring Break

Monday, April 9th- Classes resume

Tuesday, April 10th- Report Cards issued

Wednesday, April 11th- Class picture day

Thursday, April 12th- Field trip to State House read-in (more info to come)

Monday, April 23rd- 2:00 dismissal

Thursday, April 26th- PTO Meeting

Friday, April 27th- USC Field Trip

Saturday April 28th- First Holy Communion 5:30pm

Monday April 30th – Friday, May 4th- MAP Testing

What is K5 Doing This Week? March 12 – 16

Hello K5 Families,

We have a fun-filled week of learning planned! This week we are learning about the church and St. Patrick’s Day. After Monday morning prayer, Mrs. Preston gave K5 a tour of the church. The students as well as the teachers learned so much!

Also, on Saturday St. Peter’s will march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. All students and families are invited to join us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of March 12 – 16:

Theme and Unit of Study: St. Patrick’s Day

Language and Literacy: Letter sound Rr

Comprehension skills and strategies such as finding the author’s purpose and figurative language within a text.

Sight Words: be, that, who, your

Math: Subtracting numbers in vertical form

Identifying addition and subtraction patterns

Religion: Church is Good

Important Reminders

  • Wednesday, March 14 – Mass
  • Monday, March 19 – 2pm Dismissal (Aftercare Available)
  • Wednesday, March 21 – End of 3rd Quarter
  • Thursday, March 22 – 4th Quarter Begins
  • Friday, March 23 – Donuts With Dad
  • March 29-April 6 – Easter Break

K5 loved learning about butterflies last week!

  

 

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

 

March 12th – 16th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

St. Patrick’s Day is coming!  I hope to see all of you at the parade on Saturday!  Information will go home in the Tuesday folders this week.  Come out and support St. Peter’s rain or shine!

As always, especially during this Lenten season, I encourage you to visit us for the school Mass on Wednesdays at 8:30am.  We would love to have more parents attend with your children.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss St. Patrick and what his mission for God was.  We will discuss the Irish history of our school and how it relates to St. Patrick.

Reading: The class will continue “Little House on the Prairie”.  This week we will focus on how the story is wrapping up and make predictions on how it will end.

Language Arts:   The students will have their spelling test on Friday of this week and all spelling homework is due on Friday.  The class will work on writing about kindness this week.

Math:  The class will finish division this week and test next Monday.  The class will continue to work in their math groups, as this has proved to be beneficial to all students in the class.  Each group has a small amount of practice problems each night for homework to be turned in the next day.

Science: In science the students will work on their animal life cycle projects.  Each group is researching a particular species and will present on their life cycle in the form of an Edupuppet.  The class will continue work on pulling important information out of a non-fiction text.  These projects will be emailed to you as the finish!

Social Studies:  The students will finish Native American’s this week by discussing what their contributions were to the beginning of South Carolina.

REMINDERS:

Saturday, March 17th- St. Patrick’s Day parade

Monday. March 19th- 2:00 dismissal

Thursday, March 29th- start of Spring Break

 

A Peak at Our Week

K5 Week of December 18 – 20

Dear K5 Families,

I am very proud of the progress K5 students have made since my arrival. It has been such a blessing to be a part of this chapter in their lives. I am excited to see what 2018 has in store for them. Ms. Moore and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope you all have a terrific break!

This Week in K5:
Week 3 of Advent: Jesus: The Gift of Joy
“Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” — Psalm 47:1

Theme:
Christmas

Religion:
Advent Season and Christmas

Mathematics:
Sorting, counting objects, and patterns

Language and Literacy:
Letter and sound recognition of Christmas sight words

Reminders:

  • Wednesday, December 20: Polar Express Day in K5! Parents are welcome to join! Please refer to email from Mrs. De Jesus. Dismissal at 11:30am. There is no after school program.
  • Wednesday, December 20: Mass. Students must come to school in their dress uniforms. They will change into their pajamas after mass. Please put your child’s pajamas in a ziploc bag.

“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”

Merry Christmas!

Your K5 Team: Ms. Visotski and Ms. Moore

December 12, 2017

Dear Parents,
During this joyous and special time of the year our thoughts and conversations seem to slow down and we begin to think about our relationships: with Jesus, our Church, families and friends. Thoughts such as love, giving, sharing and compassion stand out as guiding rays of light and seem to take on a special sense of importance. We talk to our children about these values and their importance to each of us and to those close to us. This time of the year brings out the best in us and we seem to be more apt to share with others who don’t have as much as we do. The Giving Tree project at St. Peter’s Catholic Church is a wonderful opportunity for the children to really experience this.

Listening to Christmas stories and singing Christmas Carols help us to get into the spirit of Christmas. Last Friday we all watched the Ballet presentation of “Twas Before Christmas” at Koger Center and it was indeed fantastic and the 4K children started to show their high jumps and spin movements when we got back to school. The children will be participating in our Christmas Music Program later this week.

All of us at St. Peters Catholic School wish you and your family a very Merry, Merry Christmas!

 

Week 16 and 17 – December 11 – 21

Religion:                                                                                           
Advent Season       The First Christmas

Language Literacy:

Review – Letters upper case or lower case / Letter sound

Mathematics:
Review – Numbers 1 to 12

Books:

The Gift of Christmas               The Night Before Christmas

Merry Christmas Curious George         The Crippled Lamb

 

 Important Dates to Remember:

December 11 Monday – K4 Class Caroling at 9:30 to 11:30
December 12 Tuesday – Christmas Music Program rehearsal schedule at 8:30 to 10:30 am
– Mass at 6:00 pm. Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Party will follow.
December 13 Wednesday – Mass with Bishop Robert E. Guglielmore
– Educational Technology Apps on iPads with Mrs. Phillips 3rd Grade Class
December 14 Thursday – “Christmas Music Program” in the church, 7:00 pm;
teachers with students in Neglia Hall at 6:30 pm. No After School Program
December 15 Friday – Christmas Gift and Cookies Exchange at 10:00 am
– Farewell Party for Emma at 2:15 pm.
December 20 Wednesday – 11:30 school dismissal, no After School Program
December 21 to January 2 – Christmas Break No School Days
January 3 – School Resumes / Wednesday Mass

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

December, 2017

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A Note from Mrs. Preston

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

The beautiful season of Advent is upon us! During this time of preparation, we focus on the many gifts given to us by God -most especially, the Christ Child humbly taking on our humanity to free us from sin.

The hectic nature of this time of year seems ironic as the greatest gift we have to give and receive is the gift of peace! Know that it is the desire of the faculty and staff to provide a peaceful environment for the children at St.Peter’s throughout these weeks that are filled with special seasonal activities – rehearsals, decorations, parties, and shopping.

Speaking of shopping…I would like to suggest some gift ideas for your children that may seem counter-cultural to the electronic gifts that I am certain will be the big attraction. Please consider toys and games that will encourage active participation, socialization, cooperation, imagination and creativity.

Games: family board games such as Scrabble, Boggle, Life, Pictionary, checkers and chess and outside games that include balls, hula-hoops, bean bags, and jump ropes.

Building materials: blocks, Legos, magnets, crafts, and tools.

Books, magazine subscription, journals, scrapbooks – anything that encourages writing and reading.

Yet, it is my ardent wish that the true gifts of Christmas are simple and focused on the faith filled messages of Advent and Christmas. As a family, take time to attend church each Sunday in Advent, light the candles on the Advent wreath, read the many spiritual and beautiful versions of the Christmas story, and listen to the words as you sing Christmas hymns.

Silent night, holy night, Son of God, loves pure light

Radiant beams from thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus, Lord at thy birth, Jesus, Lord at thy birth.”

 

Wishing you and your family the many blessings of the Christmas season.

Kathy Preston

Principal