October, 2017

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A Note from Mrs. Preston

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

Traditions are important events and activities, repeated year after year, that ground a community with shared experiences, memories and beliefs. The month of October we look forward to continuing a number of important traditions at St. Peter’s Catholic School.

The first Friday we welcome Grandparents and special friends of our students for Grandparents’ Day. Our guests are invited to visit the classrooms, enjoy refreshments and drop into the Scholastic Book Fair. This year we are especially excited that our students and guests will be able to attend a performance by Porkchop Productions. Our students really look forward to this special event. Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan (Ava, 5th grade) for sponsoring Porkchop Productions once again.

Another sweet tradition that our pastor, Fr. Linsky, began is the Pet Blessing which will take place on our soccer field, Wednesday, October 11th. Parents are invited to bring the family pet (on a leash or in a cage) or the students can bring a picture of their pet to this ceremony where our own Capella Pueri will sing. The feast of St. Francis of Assisi reminds us of the beauty of all God’s creations.

The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. This year we are initiating the Living Rosary, which the entire school will participate in on Friday, October 13th. The Rosary has been officially used since 1569, when Pope Pius V approved the devotion. It has been used by Catholics to pray for peace and intervention during turbulent times throughout history. It is my hope that the Living Rosary will become a new tradition at St. Peter’s School.

Finally, we end the month with the ever-popular tradition of the Halloween Party. Families are invited to dinner, games and dancing on Thursday, October 26th; fun costumes are always appreciated!

Traditions fortify a community. These shared experiences remind us of the importance of being in communion with one another-helping, caring and praying together.

I look forward to sharing these traditions with you.

Wishing you and your family the many blessings of a loving community.

Kathy Preston