January Newsletter

Happy New Year and welcome back!

I hope each and every one of you had a peaceful, enjoyable and holy Christmas holiday and are eager to welcome a new year. At St. Peter’s, we will continue to encourage Catholic values to help our students grow as loving and faithful followers of Jesus Christ where respect is consistently demonstrated toward people of all ages, background, race, gender, and beliefs.

As the school year advances, we urge all parents to keep in close contact with the teachers regarding their child’s progress.  January, February and March are key teaching and learning months for our students and teachers are always willing to provide parents with the descriptive feedback and tangible suggestions on how to support their child’s learning. 

Fast approaching is Catholic School’s Week and we are excited to celebrate together as a faithful community.  Please click the attached link to join us as we celebrate our Catholic identity Sunday, January 27th through Friday, February 2nd, 2019: CatholicSchoolsWeek2019

Please keep in mind that registration for the 2019-2020 school year begins February 5th, 2019.  If you have questions specifically related to enrollment or financing, please contact Mrs. Alana Jordan (ajordan@stpeterscatholicschool.org). Our doors are always open!


Sincerely in Christ,

Mrs. Aubrey Wall


Classroom News December 3rd- 7th

Math- Students will recognize and identify the parts of a subtraction sentence; students will solve problems using manipulatives and drawings.

Social Studies- Students will identify and describe differences in a city, town, and suburb.

Science- Students will understand moon phases and the path that the moon takes around the Earth.

Spelling- Students will take a spelling test on Friday.  The spelling words are: race, late, rake, make, gave, age, fun, but, brave, space.

Reading/Writing-Students will learn consonant blend “spl” and “sc” words.

We will continue to discuss singular and plural nouns.  Students will also continue writing the sequence of events during story time.

Religion- Students will prepare for the coming of Jesus during the first week of Advent.


Thanksgiving Week!

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A Note from Mrs. Phillips

Happy Thanksgiving!  We have a short week this week and many of you will be out of town for either one or both of these days.  I wish everyone a safe and blessed holiday.  I was reminded this past week how valuable our families, both born into and chosen, is.  Hug your children.  Read to your children.  Listen to your children.  Enjoy your children.  Love your children.

We are all blessed in so many ways, so this week take time to thank God for each of these blessings and teach your children to do the same.  We have a “thankful tree” on our dining room table and during November each time we think of something we are thankful for, we add it to the tree.  It is becoming quite full!  I truly hope you enjoy each moment this week and cherish all you are blessed with.

In Class This Week…

Monday and Tuesday- We will finish our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book study, begin plural nouns, practice our multiplication, finish our weather unit, finish our SC regions unit and presentations, work on our saint projects, and discuss being grateful for all we have.  We will also have a bit of Thanksgiving fun!  Our spelling test is on Tuesday.  There will not be any spelling or STAR homework this week other than to study and the first multiplication packets are due Tuesday if they haven’t been turned in yet.

Classroom News November 12th -20th

Writing: Students will write complete sentences using a capital letter and a punctuation mark.  Students will identify common and proper nouns.

Spelling: Students will take a spelling test this Tuesday.  Spelling words: dog, top, not, box, jog, on, yes, bed, frog, trot.

Reading: Students will identify vowel teams and consonant word sounds.

Math: Students will identify and create addition patterns.

Social Studies: Students will identify natural resources and where they come from.

Science: Students will explain how environments support different types of plants.

Religion: Students will understand that God wants us to love him and everybody.

Classroom News October29th – November 1st

Religion: Students will understand that God wants us to love him and everybody.

Writing: Students will write and identify the main idea of a text.  Students will also practice retelling stories in sequential order.

Spelling: Students will practice using their spelling  words in simple sentences;  The test will be this Thursday.

Math: Students will identify the addends and sum when solving addition problems;  Students will solve problems using numbers and objects.

Science: Students will understand how seeds move from place to place;  Students will also classify objects by using their 5 senses.

Social Studies: Students will identify natural resources in the world and how they are used.

Classroom News October 9th-12th

Religion- Students will understand that God gives us peace.  Students will identify the Trinity.

Writing- Students will identify the main idea in a story.  Students will think about how we can compare books to books, books to ourselves, and books to the world.

Spelling- Students will practice using spelling words in class.  The first spelling test will be this Friday.

Math- Students will identify Ordinal Numbers and understand that these numbers show a position.

Science- Students will identify the parts of a plant.

Social Studies- Students will identify continents and oceans in our world.

October 1st – 5th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

October is here!  My favorite month!  We celebrate all things pumpkin and spooky, watch the colors come alive in nature, and hopefully have some cooler weather.  Fingers crossed!  What a great time to have a gracious heart.  We give thanks to Him for everything he provides, even if it is a pumpkin spiced latte or the perfect Halloween costume.

Speaking of Halloween, there is still time to get on board helping with the Halloween party!  Please email Mrs. Jordan at ajordan@stpeterscatholicschool.org if you would like to help.  The more the scarier!

Grandparent’s/VIP Day is Friday!  We welcome all grandparents, special visitors, and VIP’s from 7:30 until 12:00.  This year will be a little different and we will have special times to visit both the photo booth and the book fair.

Book Fair- (In the Library) 9:00- 9:30

Photo Booth- (In the Music Room) 10:00- 10:20


In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss how God provides and how we can show a gracious heart in everything we do and to everyone we meet.

Reading: The class will begin reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” this week!  I have several class copies we can share, but if you would like to provide a copy for your child, that is more welcome.  Each student will have their own novel study packet which will include comprehension questions for each chapter as well as other reading strategy pages.

Language Arts:   The students will learn about subjects and predicates this week.  We will test on the spelling words from last week on THURSDAY due to Grandparent’s Day on Friday.  STAR homework still due on Friday.

Math:  The class will continue with addition strategies and practice with two and three addends, both regrouping and not.

Science: In science the students will continue our weather unit.  We will learn about what a meteorologist does, how weather is predicted, and make some predictions of our own.  (Hopefully some cooler temps are in our predictions!)

Social Studies:  The students will continue with map skills and will practice how to plot coordinates this week.




Monday, October 1st – Friday. October 6th- Book Fair in the Library!

Friday, October 6th- Grandparent’s Day

Monday, October 8th- NO SCHOOL Columbus Day

Monday, October 15th- 2:00 dismissal

September 24th – 28th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Happy Fall! Even if it is still 90 degrees outside.  Please be sure to send a water bottle with your child each day.  It keeps disruptions to a minimum, especially when it is still so warm out.

Chocolate money is due this week.  Please send it in if you haven’t already.


In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss why God loves us and how we can best love others.

Reading: The class will finish learning about Roald Dahl this week and read about how chocolate is made.  This is a great way to prepare for reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. which we will begin next week as our first novel study.

Language Arts:   The students will finish with proper sentence writing structure.  The spelling list this week is from the first few chapters of CCF and we will text NEXT week.  STAR homework due on Friday.

Math:  The class will begin addition strategies with two and three addends, both regrouping and not.

Science: In science the students will begin to learn about weather!  We will learn about different types of weather and how they affect us.

Social Studies:  The students will continue with map skills and will practice how to plot coordinates this week.



Monday, October 1st – Friday. October 6th- Book Fair in the Library!

Friday, October 6th- Grandparent’s Day

Monday, October 8th- NO SCHOOL Columbus Day

Monday, October 15th- 2:00 dismissal

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