Important Dates in June at Saint Peter School
June 4 – Cross Country Meet at Shades Mill
June 5 – Regional Track and Field Meet
June 7 – Family Science Night 6:30pm – 8:00pm
June 14 – End of Year Liturgy – 9:00am in gym – Families welcome
June 14 – Volunteer Appreciation Acknowledgement
June 22 – “The Incredibles” – whole school going to the movies
June 26 – Grade 8 Graduation
Visit our school calendar regularly for all upcoming events and important dates in advance. These are updated on a regular basis. Please visit Saint Peter School website then click on the calendar at the bottom of the website page. https://stpeter.wcdsb.ca/calendar/
Saint Peter Family Science Night
Thursday June 7, 2018
From 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Students with their parents are welcome to participate in activities and experiments.
Win prizes too!
The Saint Peter School Council continues to meet to discuss issues that affect our students, discuss plans for the future of our school and our Board, and to hear and offer advice about school events. Please see the Saint Peter School website under the School Council Banner for minutes from every meeting. Please consider joining the Saint Peter Catholic School Council next year. It is a great way to have a say in some of the activities at Saint Peter as well as to lend a necessary hand to the staff and students.
Thank you to Peter Polaski and Bree Almeida our Council Co-Chairs this year, and all of the regular parent participants, for their input and dedication.
We have a group of volunteers that fill our scheduled times at the Cambridge Bingo. This is a lucrative fundraising venture and we sincerely thank all those who willingly attended training sessions and work at Bingo Games for the benefit of our school. If you wish to join our team, please call the school for training times.
Newswire and Cash Online
If you visit our school website https://stpeter.wcdsb.ca/ you can register your home email address for our monthly school newsletters, along with other notes and reminders throughout the year, which will be automatically and conveniently sent to your home email or cell phone.
School Cash Online is a web-based solution that gives parents the ability to pay for student items online. Parents can make payments; sign permission forms print or view their receipts and their current account history all in real-time. Go to this website: https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ to register. The School Board’s plan is to have all schools be “cash-less”, so register now to become familiar with the program.
Leaving School at Lunch
Students are required to have a signed and dated note to leave the school property at lunch. Otherwise a parent or guardian will need to come to the Main Office to sign students out for lunch. When student’s return to school property, they are expected to move in to the main school yard as soon as possible. There should be no students hanging around the front sidewalk of the school, the parking lot or the bike racks etc. Students need to get on the school yard where they can be supervised. If they have a large drink or something else to eat, they cannot bring it on the yard and will have to dispose of it. The main message is, “if you are going out for lunch, eat your lunch out and then come back. Do not bring your purchased lunch on school property and expect to eat it here”. There has been some concern with garbage being left in areas around the school boundary which will attract mice and rats. The guideline around not allowing food on the yard is the same in all schools because of the possibility of bees and allergic reactions to them.
Scooters and bikes are used as an effective form of transportation to and from school. They cannot be used on school property though because of the safety of other students who are there, and especially not on the sidewalk and parking lots. If a student is riding a scooter where they should not be, we will remind them of what the guidelines are and if they persist in riding where they should not be, we will get in touch with parents to gain support in ensuring safety.
With the warmer, sunnier weather, students wear lighter clothes which may expose their skin to more sun. Please remember to wear sunscreen, hats and sunglasses for students to wear when they are outside at recess breaks. Staff are not permitted to apply sunscreen and sunscreen cannot be shared with other students.
Catholic Board Online Registration
Why Wait for August?
Registering to attend one of Waterloo Region’s 46 Catholic elementary schools and five Catholic secondary schools has never been easier. In fact, a quality, inclusive, faith-based education is now just a click away thanks to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s new online registration system.
- Parents can access the Online Registration form by clicking on the Register for School link on the WCDSB homepage (wcdsb.ca) and then choosing either Kindergarten, Grades 1-8 or Secondary Registration. The link to Online Registration can be found under the Registration Options button.
- Children born in 2014 are eligible for Junior Kindergarten.
- Children born in 2013 are eligible for Kindergarten.
- Extended Day program now available at Saint Peter
Are You Moving?
To assist us with enrolment projections for September 2018, please inform the school if you are planning any changes that may result in your children not attending Saint Peter Catholic School next year.
Extended Day Program
The Board operated Extended Day Program will be at Saint Peter for 2018-19 school year!
Did you know the Extended Day Before and After School Programs are offered for children from JK to Grade 6, before and after school, on PD Days
and Christmas and March break.
If you haven’t already, please express your interest by pre-registering online for the 2018-19 school year.
Parents will be asked to confirm their child’s schedule online by August 17th.
To pre-register visit www.wcdsb.ca and follow the Extended Day Program links to 2018-19 Pre-registration.
WCDSB Extended Day Programs……….
- Are led by the same knowledgeable Early Childhood Educators that work in the kindergarten classroom during the day providing continuity for children and families
- Are offered at your child’s school providing convenient, consistent programming for parents and children
- Operate from 7:00 a.m. to school starting bell time and school ending bell time to 6:00 p.m.
- Operate on PA Days for the same daily fee.
- Operate at select schools during March Break and non-statutory days during Christmas Break for the same daily fee. (children enrolled at any school can choose a convenient location from the list of selected schools)
- Allow for fulltime schedules or part time schedules that follow a weekly recurring set of days
- Are available for an affordable fee, offering a variety of payment methods, including most major credit cards (see website for list of fees)
- Are eligible for Region of Waterloo child care subsidy
- Have ongoing registration throughout the school year with no waiting list
Would you like to know more about WCDSB Extended Day Programs?
Or call 519-578-3660
Catholic Caring Community
Congratulations to the Grade 2 students of Saint Peter for receiving sacrament of First Communion on May 26, 2018.
Mission Day was a huge success and fun all at the same time. We were able to raise about 2,800.00 which will allow us to make donations to reach our $1000.00 goal for WE Walk for Water!
We will also be giving donations to Nutrition for Learning, St. Vincent de Paul Society and KidsAbilty.
Thank you to all staff, students and families who gave so generously!
Students of the Month – May
The theme for May was “Acceptance”
JK/SK –Greyson B. and Ethan C. L.
Gr. 1/2- Olivia W. and Helena R.
Gr. 2/3 – Ethan S.
Gr. 3/4 – Romeo L.
Gr. 4/5 – Guylaine S.
Gr. 5/6 – Cade R. and Jaden G.
Gr. 7/8 – Hajna P and Jason S.
Athletics and Events
The Cross-Country team have been practicing and will compete in races at Shades Mill on June 4.
We had a wonderful Track and Field Day on May 25 at St. Benedicts. From that meet we created a team that will represent us at the Regional Track and Field Meet on June 5 at Wilfred Laurier Stadium in Waterloo.
We wish all our student athletes success and pride in their accomplishments.
Our Board has recently partnered with Knowledgehook, a digital assessment ‘for’ and ‘as’ learning math resource, which is available for all classroom teachers from grades 3-8.
“Knowledgehook, is now a Board approved “Green Tool” which ensures student information is stored in a secure manner. This online, interactive math resource will support student learning in grades 3-8. Knowledgehook will provide additional math support and instruction for learning both in the classroom and for differentiated home-practice. If you have any questions or concerns about this program please speak to your child’s classroom teacher.”
All books are due back to the Library the week of June 4-8.
Keep students reading all summer with OverDrive
Summer is quickly approaching and while our Saint Peter Library is closed during the summer break, your child can access our digital collection 24/7 all year round! Help your child keep their reading skills strong this summer with eBooks and audiobooks.
Students can borrow titles using their Google student logins. Digital books can be enjoyed on a computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader device. Read right in the internet browser or download using the free OverDrive app. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire so there are never any late fees. Our digital collection can be accessed anywhere in the world, as long as there is an internet connection.
Visit our digital collection at http://wcdsb.lib.overdrive.com
Student Transportation for September 2018
Busing information for students will be available to schools and families during the week of Monday, August 20, 2018. Since Junior Kindergarten students will not have an OEN number prior to September, STSWR will be sending a direct mail out to families of Junior Kindergarten students detailing busing information for September 2018. Senior Kindergarten students will receive a mailed postcard with “Student Login” instructions to retrieve their information. Letters and postcards will be mailed out during the week of August 15th. Families with students in the Special Education programs will receive a letter home indicating busing information during the month of August. If you have any questions please contact Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region at 519-650-4934 ext. 221.
End of School Year Information
Report cards will be sent home on Tuesday June 26, 2018. There will be no scheduled interviews however if a parent wishes to discuss their child’s report, their teacher will make themselves available. Please make arrangements by phone.
Please note that the Parent/Student Response Forms should be completed and returned to the classroom teacher by Thursday, June 27th.
The last of day of school is Friday June 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm. Buses will be here at that time to take students home. Students are expected to attend school every day until the last day, unless parent approval has been given and the main office has been notified by a parent.
At this point in time, some staffing changes are still in the balance. A separate newsletter will be sent home at the end of June, notifying the school community of some of the changes for the upcoming school year.
School begins again on Tuesday September 6, 2018 at 8:30 am.