School Ends on Friday June 29 at 3:00 pm.
It is hard to believe how quickly the school year has passed. I would like to thank all parents for your faith, trust, and commitment to the mission of Saint Peter School. It is your belief in the Catholic education values that help us to sustain our school. This was a very busy year and you, as partners in education, played a great role in making it a success!
I also would like to thank all of our outstanding teachers for their dedication to quality instruction and learning opportunities as well as the EXTRAcurricular opportunities they have provided to our students throughout the year. Their willingness to support new initiatives, coach athletic teams, organize fundraisers, field trips, assemblies, liturgies and sit on committees speaks to their commitment to the children at our school.
Thank you to the support staff at Saint Peter as well. Our EAs, ECEs, Administrative Assistant, Library Technician, and Custodians do a phenomenal job. Saint Peter is fortunate to have such a hard-working, caring group of individuals.
A very special thank you to the staff at Saint Patrick’s Parish, who have provided our students and staff with spiritual guidance and support throughout the year.
A great big THANK YOU to all of our students for such a great year. Your commitment to spiritual, academic, athletic and social excellence is what makes Saint Peter such a special place.
To our Grade 8s…we wish you nothing but the best as you continue your education as Grade 9 students in secondary school. You have performed well in your leadership role this year and have modeled, for the Grade 7s, what it means to be the student leaders of an inclusive Catholic school community.
Every school year brings changes to staff due to enrolment, professional challenges or personal choices. Below is a summary of some of the changes in staffing for next year.
|Bob Sauer – Retiring||Jennifer Van Tright as Special Education Teacher|
|Melissa Kent –Doyle Family of Schools CYW||Caitlin Welsh – CYW for Saint Peter|
|New Grade 4/5 Opening – Michelle Hall|
|Jacqueline Lizun – Finishing LTO and moving to Saint Anne||Grade 1/2 LTO – Teacher to be determined|
|Christina Coughlan – Finishing Planning Time LTO||McKenna Scott – Planning time teacher|
|Paul Patrick – Finishing LTO||Grade 7/8 LTO – To be determined|
|Nicole Bell to Saint John Paul II|
Next School Year
School begins again on Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 8:30 am. We will meet on the blacktop at the back of the school if the weather is fine, or in the gym if it is raining. Because our enrollment might change over the summer, and there might be some change in staff, we cannot let students know about their future class assignment until we start school. Many factors are considered in the creation of class lists, including: academic strengths and needs, social groupings and gender ratio, etc. The teachers and administration take great care to ensure, to the best of our ability, all students’ needs are met.
Some September dates to mark on your calendar now:
Tuesday Sept. 4 – 8:30 am—School Starts—Meet on the blacktop
Thurs. Sept 20—5:30pm—Meet the Teacher BBQ
Fri. Sept 21—P. A. Day
Wed. Sept. 26—School Council Meeting
Students of the Month – June 2018
The theme for May was “Fairness and Justice”
JK/SK – Geziah A. and Anthony D.
Gr. 1/2- Joshua K. and Emilia A.
Gr. 2/3 – Emma L.
Gr. 3/4 – Gavin F.
Gr. 4/5 – Philip S.
Gr. 5/6 – Blake S.S. and Cassondra F.
Gr. 7/8 – Sheridan L and Riley G.
Summer Math: Take Advantage of Math in the World
Summer is a great time to learn how math relates to the real world. Math is everywhere!
Help your child prevent “summer learning loss” by taking advantage of the many great opportunities to practice math naturally!
Below are a few ideas to get you started:
- Cooking can involve weighing, measuring, ordering, estimating, adding, multiplying …
- Restaurants and shopping can involve money, number identification, estimating, adding, subtracting, division …
- Parties can involve matching numbers of people to plates, cutlery, area of tables, estimation, multiplication …
- Trips can involve time, distance, budgeting, speed, evaluating various routes, license plate games (e.g. adding or multiplying the numbers on the plate) …
- Home projects can involve estimation, measuring, multiplication …
- Gardening can involve measuring, counting, area, division …
These ideas all demonstrate how much math is involved in our daily lives and will support your child in his or her basic computation and problem-solving skills in natural, fun and real ways.
Congratulations to our Grade 8 Graduates who will be leaving us and moving in to various high schools in Cambridge in September. Take our best wishes with you, our love and affection, and hopefully something of the lessons you have learned here at Saint Peters.
I wish you all a very happy, safe and enjoyable summer. Please be sure to take time as a family to talk, play and pray together. I look forward to seeing you all in September. To those families who are not returning to our school—you will continue to be in our prayers as you make your journey on to new places.