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Announcements – September 26, 2018

Wednesday’s Weekly Announcements

To keep up to date on School News, follow on our website school.saintpetersaintmartin.org/news and for School Events & Activities at school.saintpetersaintmartin.org/school/calendar. If you have any questions or comments about anything in this communication, please contact the school office (831-4846) or the contact person listed in the announcement.

Dear St. Peter Families,

I hope and pray that your child’s school year is off to a wonderful start. We certainly are proud of each of the students here and their bright and shining faith!

I want to inform you of two things:

First, on October 11, 2018, to celebrate our Blessed Virgin and the Holy Rosary, our students in grades 4K-5th will have a part in the Living Rosary. For the Living Rosary each child has a prayer in the rosary to recite. Fifth graders read the mysteries and the meditations.  We create a rosary around the perimeter of the church inside.  We will rehearse the rosary with the students on the 9th, and then we will pray the Rosary together at 8:30 on the 11th in church. Please join us if you are able.

Second, October 15-17 the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Association (WRISA) Visiting Team will be at St. Peter School to see how our school measures against the 13 Standards and 77 Benchmarks of the National Catholic Education Association. This process of Accreditation will involve looking at the evidence that has been put together over the past year, interviewing parents, teachers, students, committee members, pastor and principal, observing in classrooms, participating in our daily Mass, and basically looking at everything we do as a school. On the 16th and 17th, members of the Visiting Team may stop you at Morning Drop Off or Afternoon Pick Up to ask you about the school. The Visit from the Team will culminate with a meeting the afternoon of the 17th at 3:30. Later in the school year, we will receive a report based on the Visiting Team’s recommendations which will help us develop goals for the next seven years. We are excited, nervous, and looking forward to this event. Please pray for our school during this time, and for the Visiting Team comprised of principals and teachers from our diocese. 

The Holy Spirit Hustle forms went home today. We are hoping for another successful fundraiser like last year’s record-breaking one.  We have not decided on the incentive, but it is very likely that Mrs. Klaas and duct tape will become close friends once again!

That is all I have for now! Thank you all for your prayers and support of our school.
Mrs. Klaas, Principal

Announcements Flyer

Folders today contain the following items for each family (unless noted otherwise):

  • Individual reminders about a variety of things.
  • Scrip Order Form for your convenience.  If you do not need to use this week, just leave in folder.  We will replace the order form as needed each week.
  • 40 days of Life flyers.  Vigil starts September 26 (today) and runs through November 4.  Kick off Event is Saturday, September 29.  See flyers for details.  Here is the link for available slots:link for the Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RDZZ-HXFNCXBXfryJiyAvF4hEyIhYub1h7tAvdTC3Tk/edit?usp=sharing
  • St. Peter Family Directory.  Thank you Sue Tansey for putting together and all who sent in there information.  If there are any errors or changes that need to be made, please let the office know and we will update in this announcement page.
  • Holy Spirit Hustle fundraiser packet.  Please remember to sign and return the permission slip for participation.  This must be returned to school in order for your student to participate.  See details in the packet.
  • Home and School Here to Help!  A new feature of our Home and School will be our Pastoral Care Ministry. This feature is aimed to help those families who would benefit from meals provided for a period of time, a helping hand, or prayer. Example of type of help: Family A has a new baby. The Meal Train Coordinator, Jess Carrano, would contact the family and get the logistical information in order to set up a meal train. Other examples of family need: a family member in the hospital, a fire, natural disaster, sickness in the family. If you have a need that could be helped by our Pastoral Care Ministry please send Mrs. Klaas an email with your family’s information/need and a family contact member. Mrs. Klaas will pass this information on to Mrs. Carrano. Email Mrs. Klaas at kathi.klaas@stpetermiddleton.org or call her at 608-831-4846..
  • Lifetouch Pictures.  Please look them over.  Picture retake day is October 17th.  If you would like to have your students picture retaken, please send back the picture packet before that date.
  • Squires Group family letter.  Meetings will be starting in October for families interested in having their boys and dads joining the Squires group.
  • “Find Your Greatness” flyer featuring Dominick Albano.  See flyer for details on this presentation happening October 20th at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Wisconsin Dells.
  • Other Announcements

    • Recess Duty for the Next Week: Thursday, 9/27 – Bridget Yallaly; Friday, 9/28 – Erin Heller; Monday, 10/1 – Bridget Yallaly; Tuesday, 10/2 – Jeanne Wells; Wednesday, 10/3 – Michelle Lancaster
    • Recess Duty for PreK for the Next Week: Thursday, 9/27 – Maria Serrano; Friday, 9/28 – Danielle Meinholz; Monday, 10/1 – Emillee Scott; Tuesday, 10/2 – None; Wednesday, 10/3 – Betty Sisk
    • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is in need of some materials for their atrium. Follow the link to donate items:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ea4a82ea5fa7-wish.
    • Josiah Caleb Neumaier was born September 7th and was quickly intubated and wisked away to the NICU because he had swallowed/inhaled a significant amount of meconium. While quite sick at the time, he is doing much better now and was released from the hospital on the 19th, still on oxygen as his lungs continue to heal. The Neumaiers are grateful to be together as a family again and appreciate all the prayers that have been said on their behalf.

      As the St. Peter’s community, we would like to help one another during life’s more demanding seasons, like newborn-time, by showing our love through meals. Have you seen the bumper sticker, “Love People – Cook them food” — I guess that’s what we are trying to do!! If you aren’t confident in your ability to “cook them food”, no problem. A restaurant gift card is also a great support (especially if you buy Scrip 😉 If you are able, please sign up to provide a meal to help them during this transition. Click on the link below to go to Meal Train, an easy to use forum where you choose a date to provide a meal. The website has the pertinent information that you will need, but feel free to contact Jess Carrano if you have questions about how to use Meal Train (jmcarrano@gmail.com).

      https://mealtrain.com/eydml1.

    • Following is a meal train link for Mr. and Mrs. Zepp created by Elizabeth Ulaszek.  Meals can be delivered to school for Mr. Zepp to bring home:  https://mealtrain.com/68e81q .
    • Bucky Books are on sale from now until October 16.  Please remember for every 5 books you sell, you receive a free book for your own use.  We have about 30 more books in the office to sell.  These books have been purchased by school.  We need everyone to sell as many as they can.  Each book nets the school $15.  Cost of selling the books is $35.  Let the office know if you would like more books sent home with your student.  Monies can be turned in at anytime.
    • Koats for Kids collection beginning Monday, September 10 and through October 6. Remember to share your family’s outgrown, gently used jackets, coats, snow pants, mittens, hats, gloves and scarves with those who are less fortunate. The campaign does not collect boots. Turn in items at school and we will get them to Klinke Cleaners. A box is available at the front entrance of school and in the rear of church for your convenience.

    Upcoming Events

    For the most up-to-date list of Events & Activities, Please follow our online Calendar of Events (school.saintpetersaintmartin.org/school/calendar/).

    September

    DATE TIME EVENT
    26 6:00 pm Benefit Dinner Meeting
    27 7:55 am Band Lessons
    28 9:00 am Eucharistic Adoration

    October

    DATE TIME EVENT
    2 8:15-10:15 am Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 4K and K
    2 1:30-3:00 pm Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
    4 8:15-9:15 am Catechesis of the Good Shepherd grade 1
    4 7:55-8:55 am Band Lesson
    4 6:00 pm Family Adoration and Potluck(Breakfast for Dinner)
    5 7:00 am Adoration on First Friday
    5 Piano Group Lessons
    5 9:00-10:00 am Morning Playgroup
    5 1:30-3:00 pm Pumpkin Patch Field Trip (raindate)
    6 11:00 am – 2:30 pm Trailride-Elizabeth Idzi Family (3) and Guillermina Calzada Family (2)
    7-12 Fire Prevention Week
    9 Individual Piano Lessons
    9 8:15-10:15 am Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 4K and K
    9 12:30-1:00 pm Fire Dept. Puppet Show
    10 8:30 am Holy Spirit Hustle
    10 12:30 pm EARLY RELEASE afterschool until 4:00 pm
    11 8:15-9:15 am Catechesis of the Good Shepherd grade 1
    12 9:00 am Adoration
    12 9:15 pm Raindate for Holy Spirit Hustle
    14 7:00-12:00 9m KC Pancake Breakfast
    15-17 Visiting Team at St. Peter
    16 8:15-10:15 am Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 4K and K
    16 Piano Individual Lessons
    16 6:00 pm Education Commission Meeting
    17 9:00 am School Portraits Retake
    18 7:55 am Band Lessons
    18 8:15-9:15 am Catechesis of the Good Shepherd grade 1
    19 9:00 am Family Eucharistic Adoration
    19 5:00 – 8:00 pm Fish Fry
    19 8:00 pm Fish Fry-Hall Scrub: Marie Pope; Beth or Doug Ulaszek; (3 more people are needed-many hands make lighter work)
    21 11:00 am-2:30 pm Trailride-Erika Kalscheuer Family (3), Elizabeth Idzi Family (3)
    22 6:30-7:30 pm Faith Formation for Sacramental at St. Martin
    23 8:15-10:15 am Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 4K and K
    23 Piano Individual Lessons
    25 12:30 pm EARLY RELEASE afterschool until 4:00 pm
    26 NO SCHOOL
    30 Individual Piano Lessons
    30 8:15-10:15 am Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 4K and K

    St. Peter Catholic School Mission Statement

    St. Peter Catholic School is dedicated to continuing the strong tradition of Catholic Education, academic excellence, and the formation of morals, values, and the faith in a Christ-centered community.

    “St. Peter Catholic School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.”

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