A Note from Mrs. Preston
Dear Parents and Friends of St. Peter’s School,
“Learning is hard work. People learn better when they feel valued and supported. To value and support learners we must know them. We honor learners by caring for them as they are and simultaneously expecting more of them. People learn differently. Teaching is more efficient and effective when it matches learner need. To teach academically diverse learners well, teachers must teach flexibly. Virtually all learners benefit when they learn in places with high instructional ceilings and lots of ways to climb to the top.”
The above quote is taken from an article given to our faculty at the start of this school year. It speaks to what is important at St.Peter’s Catholic School. As we begin the second month of the 2016-17 academic year, I am impressed by the efficiency at which the faculty has come to know their student’s learning styles and respond to student needs by collaborating with parents, Guidance Counselor, and support services. Goals have been established and high standards are understood. At the end of this month, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be another important opportunity to monitor student progress and work collaboratively to support student success.
Speaking of success, our first fundraiser, World’s Finest Chocolate, was a resounding success, raising over $5,000. Thank you to all who participated so willingly, to our PTO President, Nichole Storey for acquiring the prizes, and to our Chairman, Mr. Michael Schrenker for leading this effort. The prize winners are:
First: Dale Robinson – Fire Tablet
Second: Carter Schrenker – FujiFilm Instax Camera
Third: Carmen Hudson: – $25 Frankie’s Giftcard
Grand prize:Daryl Ellerby, tickets to a Spring Firefly game, with box seats and spending money
Top selling class: Second grade-Dress- Down Day, Friday, Oct.14
Now, we set our sights on the fun, fellowship fundraiser, The Angels in the Vista Auction! Stay current on exciting auction items shown on the school’s web site and Facebook page. The Auction Committee is still accepting acquisitions and please add an item to your child’s theme classroom basket.
Please be mindful that the success of these fundraisers in the past has enabled us to keep our tuition at the same rate for the last five years. Your participation does make a difference!
The month of October is filled with many special events-Grandparents Day, Scholastic Book Fair, Pet Blessing, and the ever-popular PTO Halloween Party. These events are the perfect complement to the hard work of learning.
Peace and blessings,