Advent Begins…

Advent is a time of waiting and preparing. It is about choosing to embrace ideals that shape us into better versions of ourselves and point us toward the most important story that we are a part of. This week we light the candle of Hope. Hope allows us to continue along the journey, despite the challenges and set-backs we face.

Here is a prayer you can use with your family this week as you reflect on Hope.

God of hope

be with us in our Advent journey

to the stable and beyond,

be with us in our meeting

and in our travelling together,

be with us in our worship

and our praying together,

be with us in our Advent journey

to the stable and beyond,

our God of hope.

Advent Giving Project: Santa for Seniors

This year the staff and students of Saint Peter will be collecting various items that our local community is in need of. We are donating to Cambridge Shelter and Saint Luke’s Place.

They are in need of the following items:

  • Small tubes of toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Chapstick
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Facial Tissue
  • Hand Warmers
  • Winter Hats
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Soft Chocolate (Mars, Aero etc.)
  • Tim Horton Cards in $5 amounts
  • Dollarama Cards in $5 amounts.

We will be collecting these items until Friday December 13th. Thank you for working with your children to make a difference in the lives of all members of our local community!

Also, staff who are participating in Jeans for December have donated an additional $20 to our community charity fund. If you see our teachers dressed more casually than usual, they are contributing to a good cause and making a real difference in the community. Formal dress will return in January.

A Special Welcome Back To Mrs. Petro 

After a brief time away, Mrs. Petro has returned to health and to Saint Peter. We are so glad to have her back in our community!

This Month’s Umbrella Skill…AUTHENTICITY 

Authenticity is a skill that supports our community in many ways. When you are truly authentic, you are comfortable with yourself and much more accepting of others. Here are the connections we are working with students to make this month!


  • The quality of being genuine or real
  • Representing your true self instead of what you think others want you to be
  • Staying true to your beliefs
  •  Trustworthiness
  •  Believability and truthfulness
  •  Being comfortable with yourself
  • When your actions match your words and values

Popcorn Thursdays …Students and Staff Love it!

Our grade 8s will selling Popcorn for $1 each Thursday to raise some funds for their graduation. The idea is that the grade 8s take a leadership role in this, so the sales will be cash only and will take place weekly on Thursdays. If you happen to send your child with a dollar, they can enjoy popcorn. If not, they can always enjoy another week. We will be selling the popcorn weekly until Christmas. If it remains popular, we may continue throughout the winter and into the Spring. It will definitely be delicious while it lasts!

Popcorn Thursdays


Monday, December 2nd 

  • P.A.L.S. SURPRISE PIZZA PARTY at Lunch for All P.A.L.S. Leaders
  • Advent Candle Lighting & Authenticity Umbrella Assembly @ 12:15PM Led by Mrs. LeDrew and Mrs. Faria’s Class
  • Intermediate Basketball Practice After-school

Tuesday, December 3rd

  • Study Hall at Lunch
  • Pizza Day
  • Grades 5 and 6 students at Safety Village

Wednesday, December 4th

  • Study Hall At Lunch
  • Basketball Club at Lunch Time

Thursday, December 5th

  • Study Hall at Lunch
  • Volleyball at lunch
  • Grade 8 Popcorn sales at Lunch ($1/bag, cash only, sold weekly on Thursdays)
  • Intermediate Basketball Practice After-School

Friday, December 6th

  • P.D. Day
  • No School for Students.

Looking Beyond This Week…

  • Advent Mass Led by Mrs. Petro’s Class at 8:45AM at School with Father Ross (December 12th)
  • Last Day to Bring In Advent Items For Seniors (December 13th)
  • Umbrella Assembly @ 8:40AM -Focus is Resilience – Led by Mrs. Haman and Mrs. Harrington (December 16th)
  • Christmas Sweater Day (December 16th)
  • Sparkle and Shine Day (December 17th)
  • Christmas Concert Performance #1 (December 17th in the AM in the Saint Peter Gym)
    • Parents with last names beginning with the letter A until K should attend this time block.
  • Christmas Concert Performance #2 (December 17th in the PM in the Saint Peter Gym)
    • Parents with last names beginning with the letter L until Z should attend this time block.
  • Wear Red Day (December 18th)
  • Wear Green Day (December 19th)
  • Community Turkey Lunch (December 19th)
    • Students can bring in $2 to help with the costs of the meal. BUT anyone who forgets or is not able to bring in their money will still be eating. We want everyone to be there to celebrate together.
  • Dress Like Christmas! (December 20th)
  • Christmas Vacation Begins (December 21st)
  • First Day Back at School in 2020 (January 6th)
  • Teaching Mass for grades 5 and 6 at St. Patrick’s Parish (January 8th)
    • We would LOVE to see as many parents as possible of grade 5 and 6 students attend with your children!
  • Comfy Clothes Day (January 9th)
  • Grade 7 Immunizations (January 9th)
  • University of Waterloo Child Cognition Lab (January 10th)
  • Mount Mary Retreat (January 15th to 17th)
  • P.A. Day (January 25th)
  • Mindfulness Umbrella Assembly: Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Monteiro’s classes leading (10 AM on January 27th)
  • Report Cards Go Home (February 13th)
  • Grade 7 Swim to Survive (February 13th)
  • Family Day (February 17th)
  • Autonomy Umbrella Assembly: Mrs. Robertson and Mr. Smart’s classes leading (12:15PM February 24th)