Important Dates in December
Dec. 4 – 13 – Santa for Seniors Collection
Dec. 4 – Dec. 8 – Selling “Rafiki” bracelets for “Me to We”.
Dec. 1 – Dec. 14 – Spirit Wear sales
Dec. 7 – K Gr. 4 – Going to the movie, “The Star”
Dec. – 8 – PA Day – No School
Five Days of Christmas Week
Dec. 18 – Dress in Red and Green
Dec. 19 – Dress in Glitter and Glam
Dec. 20 – Whoville Day
Dec. 20 – “Christmas Dinner” for lunch for students
Dec. – 20 – Christmas Concert – St. Benedicts School 6:30pm
Dec. 21 – Christmas Sweater Day
Dec. 21 – Marian Celebration Liturgy – 9:00am in St. Peter Gym with Deacon Terry
Dec. 22 – Dress as Santa’s Helper
January 8 – School starts again at 8:30am
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Thank you all for your support and encouragement since September. We wish you all the joy and blessings of this Christmas season.
If you visit our school website https://stpeter.wcdsb.ca/, you can register your home email address and our monthly school newsletters, along with other notes and reminders throughout the year, will automatically and conveniently be sent to your home or work email.
All Newswire communications also get posted on our school website so you can access them there as well for future reference.
Bookmark and check our website often for updates and school calendar items.
Spirit Wear Sales
Spirit Wear sales continue in the next few weeks until Dec. 14, 2017. All sales will take place online only. There are size samples in the school office for you to try before ordering. Delivery of orders will be in January of the New Year.
Place your order at:
Cold Winter Days
With the winter months approaching, winter safety is an important consideration. Children should always come to school dressed appropriately for the outside each day. Even in extreme cold when they might be kept inside, there is always the consideration of coming to and from school, as well as the risk of an emergency procedure where we must evacuate the building. When the snow hits the ground, students are going to be tempted to play in it. There will be no throwing snow or ice. Snow must be left on the ground. Students should also follow the direction of the supervision staff about playing on snow piles. Sometimes these piles will be deemed off-limits. School winter safety policies are designed to protect everyone on school property from injury.
During periods of severe weather your best sources of information about possible school closing and/or school bus cancellation is the School Board Website www.wcdsb.ca or a local radio stations. Please do not call the school. For further information, refer to student’s agenda.
Catholic Caring Community
Thank you to our St. Peter Community who continue to donate so generously to the Santa for Seniors Christmas Drive. Selected students from all grade levels will be taking the items collected to the Marian Residence to give these small gifts to the residents who are there and to spend time visiting with them.
Items needed may include slippers, toiletries, socks, puzzle books, mints, yarn and small gift items. You can send items to school with your child from Dec. 4 – Dec. 13, 2017.
We will be celebrating a Marian Celebration Liturgy in the school gym on Thursday Dec. 21, 2017 at 9:00am. Parents are welcome to attend.The We Day Team will be selling “Rafiki” bracelets for $10.00 during the week of Dec. 4 – 8, 2017. These bracelets are hand made by and the “Mamas” in Kenya and proceeds will go to “Me to We” associates and will help to fund education, food, health care, income and water in Kenya.
We will continue to have our Advent Liturgies on Monday mornings at 8:30 to review the messages from the “Sundays of Advent”.
Students of the Month – November
The theme for November was “Being a Peacemaker”
JK/SK – Aliyah G. and Willow D.
Gr. 1/2- Adrian M. and Scarlett R.
Gr. 2/3 – Maddyn M.
Gr. 3/4 – Gavin F.
Gr. 4/5 – Matthew Q.
Gr. 5/6 – Ayden N. and Izaak V.
Gr. 7/8 Reese C. and Alyssa G.
St. Peter School Council
The St. Peter School Council met on Wednesday November 29, 2017. We welcomed a guest speaker, the Public Health nurse associated with our school, and we focused on our goals with our Foundations for a Healthy School. We then spent some time discussing teaching and learning Math, particularly in Kindergarten and Gr. 1.
We discussed our finances and how our plans for our yard improvements are coming along. Our 20 trees have been planted in our yard, and we await our low play equipment to be installed.
Our fundraising activities for the year will be Pepperette sales in February as the major fundraiser for St. Peter School. Mission Fun Day will be our fundraising activity for charity.
We will also be making plans for a Numeracy Night in late January to help parents and students understand math concepts in a fun learning environment.
Other fundraising activities will arise as may be needed. We will continue to have food drives and “Santa for Seniors” collections during the Christmas holiday time.
The School Council approved the use of some of the proceeds from our Bingo work to cater a Turkey Dinner for all of our students on Wednesday Dec. 20 during the regular lunch time. We will be having AAA Grade turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn and gravy. It is our hope that every student in our school gets at least one Turkey Dinner during this holiday season. If there are any student allergies that we don’t already know about, please inform your child’s teacher, or the school office, before the lunch on Dec. 20, 2017.
A big Thank You to our Bingo Team who volunteer on weekends and evenings at the Cambridge Bingo Center to raise funds for St. Peter School.
Thank you Mr. Woodworth, Mrs. Woodworth, Mrs. Curtis, Mr. Curtis, Mrs. Faria, Mrs. Farrow, Mr. Farrow and Mrs. Maidment.
A successful form of fundraising for our School Council activities is our volunteer times at the Cambridge Bingo Center. Shifts are only 2 ½ hours at a time. We have a team of volunteers who generously volunteer their time but we can always use more people on our team. If you might be interested in becoming a volunteer, please call the school office for information about training and scheduling.
We all use mathematics daily in what we do. Involve your child in using numbers to solve problems and make those everyday decisions with you.
“Do we have enough plates and utensils for all the guests coming for the birthday party?”
“We are doubling this recipe. How much of all the ingredients will we need?”
“We are fertilizing the lawn. The fertilizer bag covers three square meters. How many will we need?”
“This store is selling the game you want for 20% off of $27.00. That store is selling the same game for $19.99. Where should we shop?”
The calendar is now displayed on the “Calendar” section of the St. Peter Website. https://stpeter.wcdsb.ca/calendar/