Dear parents, alumni, and friends of St. Peter’s School,
It seems hard to believe that we have come to the end of the 2013-2014 school year, a year filled with significant achievements. In this the second year of our new logo, a beautiful mosaic made by all of the students now hangs in the first floor hallway. It symbolizes our commitment to nurture and challenge our students, so that they achieve their fullest God-given potential. Please drop by to see our logo in mosaic, which truly brightens the hallway and inspires all who see it.
Our new website is now live, thanks to our Development Director, Mrs. Hero. It is just the beginning of improved communications with our current and prospective parents. Special thanks to our Advisory Board President, Dr. Dan Norris, not only for help with the website, but for all the ways he has aided the school in the area of technology. We are very grateful to Dr. Norris.
A new Physical and Emotional Health Program (PEHP) was initiated this year and was very well received by students and parents.
Our biggest fundraiser for the school, the Angels in the Vista Auction, under the direction of Co-Chairs, Melanie McGehee and Katie Spann, raised a record-setting $40,000. Mrs. McGehee and Mrs. Spann truly understand, “It is better to give than to receive.” All in our school are in awe of their efforts that resulted in such success!
St.Peter’s School was one of 12 recipients nationally to receive “Today’s Catholic Teacher” Innovations in Education Award.
Yet, this is just the tip of the iceberg, when I think of all of the amazing work taking place at St.Peter’s School to make it a place of academic and spiritual development. We are blessed by many volunteers who work with our teachers to support our students as well as parents and parishioners who give their time, talent and treasure to support the school. Our new pastor this year, Fr.Gary Linsky, has brought new energy to the stewardship of our school, and we are grateful to have his excellent leadership.
Ultimately it is the words and actions of our students that give proof to our progress. When asked how religious instruction impacted their development, our graduating 6th grade students responded,
“It makes a difference having religion every day of school.” “I am more comfortable with my faith.” “I want to go to church now.” “I can apply Bible stories to decisions or obstacles in my life.” “I find strength in sharing my faith.” “I have been inspired by our religion classes, going to Mass and Morning Prayer, and I am more aware of the needs of others.”
I am very proud of all our students. Please encourage them to read, practice math, and most importantly, go to church and continue praying this summer. I have also invited the students to send in pictures of themselves in their St.Peter’s t-shirts from a vacation destination, near or far. Prizes will be given when they return in August!
Wishing all our St.Peter’s families a restful and rejuvenating summer break,
Mrs. Kathy Preston, Principal