A Note from Mrs. Preston
Dear Parents and Friends of St. Peter’s Catholic School,
There are so many opportunities throughout the Lenten season when we are able to teach important lessons that support character and moral development. Our students in St. Peter’s Catholic School learn about sacrificial love, putting the needs of others before themselves, and the gift of prayer. Our4th grade students have given up their recess on Fridays to attend Mass. When I asked a few of the students their thoughts about this sacrifice (after assuring them, there was no wrong answer!) their responses were heartfelt:
“We all like going to recess, but going to mass on Fridays makes me feel calmer.”
“It is a good reminder that Jesus died on the cross for us and I like seeing Fr. Bernard.”
Wednesday during Holy Week, April 12, the entire school will participate in a Lenten Retreat. Activities prepared by the teachers will enable our students to better understand the beautiful message of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
School will be closed for the Easter break from April 13- 21.
Other important events taking place this month include St. Peter’s Day at the Columbia’s Fireflies baseball game, Sunday, April 9th at 2:30. Our PTO President, Mrs. Nicole Storey has arranged this fun afternoon for us. Tickets are only $9.00 and a percentage of the sales will come back to the school. Please contact the office, 252-8285 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Our final PTO meeting of the 2016-17 school year will take place Thursday, April 27, 5:30pm in Neglia Hall. Please plan on attending to hear from our 6th grade about their trip to Washington, DC, plans for next year, and a review of the current academic year.
On Ash Wednesday, at the beginning of our Lenten journey, students wrote Lenten promises that included:
“I will help my Mom and Dad with chores.” “I will pray every day.”
“I am going to try to not argue with my sister and each time I do, I will give a dollar to the Rice Bowl.”
Our on-going faith formation and personal development, supported through the liturgical seasons, are the ultimate gifts of a Catholic education.
Wishing you and your family the peace and joy of Easter.
Kathy Preston, Principal