November, 2017

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A Note from Mrs. Preston

Dear Parents and Friends of St. Peter’s Catholic School,

I vividly remember the large cornucopia table decoration that was displayed on my grandparent’s dining room table around this time, every year. The colorful, artificial fruits and vegetables spilling out of the large cone-shaped basket was always an indication that Thanksgiving was right around the corner.

The cornucopia is a symbol of abundance, nourishment, and gratitude. During the month of November we will focus on all that we have in our lives for which we are grateful. As I reflect upon the blessings of the St. Peter’s School community, I am so grateful for the following:

  • A hardworking and loving faculty and staff, dedicated to nurturing each students academic, social, emotional and spiritual growth.
  • Parents and grandparents who are committed to the mission of the school
  • Volunteers who give of their time so generously
  • Our Pastor, Fr. Linsky, and parishioners who understand, support, and care for the school unconditionally.
  • Beautiful students who make me smile every day

This month we will be mindful of the needs of those less fortunate by supporting the Harvest Hope Food Bank. Collection receptacles will be in the school for non-perishable food items and toiletries.

Throughout the month of October we celebrated the lives of the Saints, culminating in the Holy Day of Obligation, All Saints Day, which included our Second Graders dressed as their special saint at our school Mass. The community of saints provides for us examples of those individuals who have lived virtuous lives for God. It was brought to my attention that November is National Black Catholic History Month and as such we will focus this month on St. Josephine, St. Monica, and St. Augustine, African saints who have had a huge impact on the history and traditions of Christianity.

The virtues of justice, fortitude, faith, hope and love are exemplified through the lives of the saints, as we strive to teach and model them at St. Peter’s Catholic School.

This Thanksgiving may you be nourished by the abundant blessings of family, friends, and faith and be filled with a grateful heart.

Kathy Preston