Sunday, May 21, 2017

Week 32

"God is not looking for extraordinary, exceptionally gifted people, just laid- down lovers of Jesus who will carry His glory with transparency and not take it for themselves." - Heidi Baker


Here are some friendly reminders for this week:
- On Monday, the 3K and 4K students will be going on a field trip to the bowling alley. We will leave the school around 12:30PM, and return around 3:00PM.
- On Thursday, the 4K students will have Field Day in the afternoon. Please be sure to send your child with gym shoes, or good shoes for playing the games. Thank you in advance!
- On Friday, the 3K and 4K students will be attending Mass with the school at 8:15. Afterwards, we will come back to school and get ready for the farm field trip. We will leave around 9:40 on Friday for the Farm. Thank you to all who have signed up to volunteer!
- Please be sure to check the Wednesday announcements for a full calendar and list of reminders from the office. Thank you!

We are so grateful for all of you and for all the ways you have helped our classroom. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

In Christ,
Mrs. Rosemeyer and Mrs. Sullivan






Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Week 31

This Thursday (May 11) is the St. Peter Learning Fair. Starting at 5:45, families are welcome to stop in the classroom’s to look at some of the student’s projects and what they have been working on in school. After the classroom visits, the students are welcome to sing in the Music concert starting at 6:30. The piano students will start with a recital, followed by the PreK singing their songs. The PreK students will sit with the class in the front during the piano recital, and after they are finished singing they will go sit with parents/families.

-This Friday (May 12) is the Mother’s/Grandmother’s Luncheon. Bishop Morlino will be coming to join us for Holy Mass at 11:00. We are very blessed to have him visit our school. After Mass, we will have the luncheon in the cafeteria followed by Bishop Morlino visiting our classrooms in the afternoon.

- Students are asked to bring fresh cut flowers for the May Crowning on Friday, May 12 to help decorate Mary's altar. Any flowers you have are appreciated!

-A note from the office: “Volunteers needed: On Thursday evening after our time of prayer, we are looking for strong men to help us move stages from church basement to school. A pick-up truck would be extremely helpful in moving the stages and 2 strong men per stage are generally required as the stages are heavy. Also, any other people, men, women and children who can help set up chairs for the Learning Fair are also needed. If you can help, please return the green form.”

-If you haven’t brought in snack for the class this year, our students would greatly appreciate any snack items for these last few weeks (goldfish, graham crackers, etc). We appreciate your generosity!





 
 
 

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Week 30

"We were created for worship: body, mind, and soul. If we don't worship the one True God, we will worship other things. When we worship God, we make a sacrifice...an offering of our wills, our hearts, and our lives." -Father Matt Williams

Here are some friendly reminders for this upcoming week:

- The Evening of Prayer for St. Peter's school is Thursday, May 4. At 5:15, the Potluck will start and Exposition will start at 6:15. Benediction will be at 6:55. We would love to see everyone at this event to give God thanks for everything He has provided this year!
- We are asking families who have not yet brought in snack for this year to please sign up to bring in for the last few weeks of school. Boxes of graham crackers, pretzels, goldfish, etc are greatly appreciated! We are so thankful for your generosity in helping to provide snack for our students.
- Please stay posted for special end of the year dates/times of events. There is a lot happening this last month of school! Mrs. Meinholz sends weekly announcements on Wednesdays, so be sure to check this week for upcoming events at St. Peter's.

Thank you for all you do for our classroom! We are so grateful for you and we hope you had a great weekend.

In Christ,
Mrs. Rosemeyer and Mrs. Kelly

St. Peter, pray for us!
St. Joseph the Worker, pray for us!



 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Week 29

“People need to know, by the way you live your lives, that God is real.” - Deacon Ralph Poyo

Happy Easter to everyone! We hope you had a blessed Easter Sunday and Easter octave. It was wonderful to come back this week to tell the students how Easter isn’t over and we continue to rejoice! The students adjusted getting back into the school routine after the Easter break. Even with 30 days left of school, we continue to refresh the students with our classroom routines and expectations. Can you believe we only have six weeks left of school?

Our exercise theme this week included students learning more how exercise affects their bodies. We discussed how certain exercises help to strengthen parts of our bodies. At the art table, the students used white crayons and black paper to create their own x-rays of their hands. On Friday, they used spaghetti noodles and glue to create a picture of the bones in their bodies. We will have these art projects hanging up soon, so be sure to check them out! In the play center, the students played “doctor” with the doctor kit and used the exercise materials to strengthen the “injuries.” They really enjoyed the pretend play of doctor and patient, as the play center was very popular this week!

One of the small groups worked more with number identification and memorization. Students learned a song and played a game using the number cards, while also having to identify the number. The other small group made lemonade by following a recipe, and using all the ingredients. The majority of the students liked the fresh lemonade! If your child has told you about this recipe, or you would like to try it at home, please let us know and we will get you the recipe.

Here are some friendly reminders for this week:
  • Thank you to all the families who helped to support our Lenten project! The school raised more than our goal amount, which means the whole school will have an ice cream party! Most importantly, many people in the Middle East will benefit from the donations. Remember to keep these people in your prayers!
  • If you have signed up for April snack, please be sure to send it in when you can. Thank you in advance. :)
  • We understand Thursday, April 27 is take your child to work day. Please let us and Nancy know in advance if you are planning to take your child with you to work.

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful Divine Mercy Sunday! We are so thankful for everything you do for the school, and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

In Christ,
Mrs. Rosemeyer and Mrs. Sullivan

St. Peter, pray for us!
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us!





 
 
 
 

 

 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Week 28

“If we believe in God, then God has to be apart of every part of our life.” - Father Leo Patalinghug

We hope everyone enjoyed their spring break and are getting back into the routines. It’s been a busy, productive week in the PreK class! The students enjoyed welcoming Mrs. Sullivan on Monday morning as she started her position for Mrs. Kelly. Additionally, we started our new exercise unit on Monday and will continue for the next few weeks.  We have also been preparing for the Triduum happening next week, and the celebration of Easter on the 16th. If you are looking for activities or would like to learn more about the Triduum, here are some resources:




On Monday, we started our exercise unit by learning about different kinds of stretches and ways to warm up our bodies before or during a exercise activity. The students decorated a pair of tennis shoes to hang in our classroom at the art center, and played with the exercise equipment some of the students brought in for the play center. The students had choice at the math and block center; however, the most popular choice for both were the magnet tiles and pipes for building. We think we may have some future engineers and construction workers in our class for how much they love to build!

Here are some friendly reminders for the upcoming week:
  • On Wednesday, the 3K/4K students will not be going to mass. Instead, we will be attending the Living Stations of the Cross in the Church. The ⅔ and ⅘ students have been working very hard to prepare for the Living Stations, and we welcome all parents/grandparents to join in for this time of prayer and reflection.
  • The students have off Thursday, Friday, and Monday this upcoming week and next week. We hope you have a prayerful Holy week and beautiful Easter celebration!
  • This is the last week of our Lenten service projects. Many of our students have been earning money by showing different acts of charity. We ask that you continue to discuss this project with your child and continue to be generous with your donation. Thank you so much for your generosity! Here is a quick note from Mrs. Klaas explaining the Lenten service organization we are helping: “Students are collecting money for the Near East Welfare Association which is a Catholic charity that helps needy people and churches in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe.  This organization works with local churches and religious sisters, priests, and lay workers to ease the suffering of the poor, the displaced and persecuted.”

Thank you so much for all the time and efforts you give to the St. Peter school community! We appreciate all you do and it is a pleasure working with you. Have a great Easter and may God continue to bless your families.

In Christ,
Mrs. Rosemeyer and Mrs. Sullivan

St. Peter, pray for us!








 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Week 27

“We need the new evangelization. We need to be reawakened in our love for and adherence to the good news that Christ has died for us and has given us eternal life so that we can go to heaven.” - Scott Sollom

Thank you to all the grandfathers and fathers who came to the mass and breakfast on Friday morning for the Solemnity of St. Joseph. The kids were very excited to have such special guests in the school. Also, thank you for the volunteers who helped make the breakfast happen! Without your help, things wouldn’t have gone as smoothly as they did. We appreciate families who signed up to bring in treats for the feast day of St. Patrick on Friday as well. Our students had a lot of energy to end the week. :)

Our students enjoyed the second week of the Dr. Seuss unit this week! They decorated their own hat after reading the Cat in the Hat, started our classroom garden after reading The Lorax, and made “pink ink drink” from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Be sure to ask your child about our classroom garden and how they enjoyed the pink ink drink. If you would like to make your own pink ink drink at home, here is the recipe we followed and multiplied for all the students in our class:

4–6 large strawberries (fresh or frozen)
4 ice cubes (if using fresh strawberries)
2–3 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
½ cup orange juice
blender
glasses and straws

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy. Serve in a glass with a straw. This recipe makes one serving. Recipe from: http://www.seussville.com/parents/recipes/pink-ink-yink-drink

We have one more week until spring break! Here are a couple friendly reminders for the upcoming week:
  • Spring Break for St. Peter’s is Monday, March 27- Friday, March 31. We hope you enjoy your time off of school!
  • Please be sure to check the Wednesday folders for any fees or payments needed from the office.

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend with your families! We will see you tomorrow and God bless!

In Christ,
Mrs. Rosemeyer and Mrs. Kelly

St. Joseph, pray for us!
St. Peter, pray for us!




 
 
 

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Week 26

“We desire crazy adventures. This is what we’ve forgotten. We’ve forgotten the adventure it is to follow Jesus. We’ve made following Jesus Christ lame and boring and burdensome. Jesus invites you to risk. He invites you to walk on water.” - Father Joe Freedy

This week was the first week of our Dr. Seuss unit! From the read aloud stories to the small group lessons, the students learned more about the fun within the Dr. Seuss books. We started the unit on Monday reading the Lorax, and creating the character using paper plates and paper. The 4K students created Truffula trees to go along with the Lorax, and these are hanging on our bulletin board in the hallway. Please be sure to check them out! Along with reading the Lorax, we talked about the lessons within the story. We shared how Dr.Seuss connects the Lorax with environmental concerns happening in our world today. Additionally, the class read the books Horton Hears A Who, Are You My Mother?, and Oh the Things You Can Think!

Thank you for all the parents who chaperoned on our field trip on Wednesday to Seussical! With your help, things transitioned smoothly throughout the morning. The students seemed to enjoy Seussical and the field trip experience. On Friday, we talked with the class how different characters in Seussical showed compassion throughout the musical. Then we discussed how they can show compassion to people in their lives. The students connected to the character Horton the elephant and how he tried to do the right thing in the story even when it was hard. He also showed compassion to everyone, not just certain characters. “A person’s a person no matter how small” is a line that was repeated both in Seussical and the book. What a great message!

The PreK students started technology this week with Mrs. Klaas and Mrs. Rosemeyer. Together with the kindergarten students, they will be learning the basics of technology throughout this third trimester. On Friday, some of the students learned parts of a chromebook, and had the opportunity to practice using the touch pad on the chromebook. Other students learned the simple definition of algorithm, and practiced simple coding activities. Some of the students worked independently on the desktop computers in the classroom, exploring the www.starfall.com website. This is the website the PreK students can play during their 20 minutes of computer time during centers. They are familiar with some of the games, and they enjoyed the time for more exploring during independent time.

Here are some friendly reminders for the upcoming week:
  • The father/grandfather breakfast is on Friday, March 17. 3K and 4K will go to mass this day and join fathers/grandfathers attending. There will be breakfast afterwards in the cafeteria. We’re looking forward to it!
  • Office of Safe Environment is pleased to announce a special session of Protecting God’s Children for Parents!  This session will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Bishop O’Connor Center Auditorium Conference Room.  Please note, while this Session is geared toward parents/guardians, it also satisfies the compliance requirement for employees and volunteers.   Registration is open!  Please register at www.virtus.org  
  • If you haven’t submitted your letter of intent for next year to the office, please do so this week in order for the office to have your child’s seat saved for next year.

Thank you for all your work and dedication to the St. Peter school! We are so grateful for the ways you give of your time and energy towards the classroom. It was very nice to meet with each of you at conferences last week. God bless your weekend!

In Christ,
Mrs. Rosemeyer and Mrs. Kelly

St. Peter, pray for us!