For the cutest video ever, please click here to see our pastor Father Linsky, his pup Bailey, and our talented students “lacing up” for the big race to 10K on May 5th! Please share the video with family and friends so they can support our school May 5th. Thank you and God bless! Please see below and click here for more details.
Dear parents and friends of St. Peter’s Catholic School,
It had been a long, wet, dreary week. I was ready to call it a day when one of our 4-year-old students burst into the office proclaiming loudly, “MRS.PRESTON, I LOVE MY LIFE, I LOVE THIS SCHOOL, AND I LOVE YOU, TOO!!!” I smile even now as I realize that R.J.’s exuberant declaration is the personification of the Easter promise of new life. I know that day he lifted my spirit and reminded me of the many blessings of God’s love.
Our students in grades 1 through 6 also inspired me with their reverence and respect as they participated in their Lenten Retreat on April 1st. Our teachers took great care in preparing lessons and activities that would teach God’s message of sacrifice and love.
Outside our windows, flowers are blooming and temperatures warming. Inside the school, our students, too, exhibit new growth, competence and achievement. This month 4 students will attend the Diocesan Spelling Bee, Saturday, April 18th at Bishop England High School in Charleston. Please keep Angelia Meagher, 6th grade, Steven Sy, 5th grade, Raymond Cao, 4th grade, and Allie Davis, 3rd grade, in your prayers as they prepare for this special event.
Our 6th grade students are excited about their upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. They will present oral reports, based on their Washington, D.C. research projects, to parents and me April 13 and 14. The 6th grade students will share highlights of their trip at the final PTO meeting on May 7th.
Please join us for our annual student art show. Every student will have a piece of art exhibited at the St.Peter’s Art Show held at Springhill Suites on Thursday, April 30th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Mrs. Wyrick has diligently collected and organized the numerous pieces the students have created throughout the year. We look forward to continued collaboration with Mrs. Maria Giomi-Rodillo, Director of Sales at the SpringHill Suites in the Vista. The students are happy to know that she has promised hors d’oeuvres will include the ever popular meatballs!
We are especially excited about the 24-hour online fundraising event that St.Peter’s School will be participating in on May 5th. This event, Midlands Gives, brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for Midlands non-profits during one 24-hour period. In 2014, over $704,000 was raised for 150 non-profits. And we have an alumnus who has agreed to match the donations to St.Peter’s School up to $10,000! Our goal is to raise $10,000, so the school gets $10,000 more from our donor. Funds raised will go to 1)kick-start a fund for a new school-wide reading curriculum and 2)provide financial aid. Please be sure to go to MidlandsGives.org and see the many great non-profits participating on May 5. For more details, please click here.
Such amazing, wonderful growth taking place this spring at St.Peter’s Catholic School!!
Wishing you and your families many blessings,
Mrs. Kathy Preston, Principal