March 21- Grade cards/ Camp Y-Noah meeting
for grade 5 parents
March 22- Grade 4 Seder Meal / grade 6 to
Toledo Museum of Art
March 26-April 2 - Holy Week / No school /Spring Break
April 3- Kindergarten screening- no
preschool or kindergarten classes that day.
April 4- 3rd quarter honors after Mass
April 5- Spring pictures
April 6 - Prayer Circle in gym 8:15
April 9- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
“Pennies for Patients” collection begins
Another Auction Success
The 2nd Annual St. Peter School Benefit Auction was a great night of fellowship and fun! Over 300 guests
joined together to make this fundraiser for St. Peter School one to remember. We thank the Auction Committee for planning, organizing, and leading the evening: Kurt and Sarah Beidelschies, Chad and Bri Smith, and Paul and Tonelle Wagner. Each of them offered their special talents and a lot of time to make this event successful. We thank WMS, Paul Wagner, Chad Gottfried and Kristy Gottfried for for the auction services they provided. We thank Brad Kennedy and his crew from the Corner Inn for the delicious food.We thank Mayor Scott Washburn, Jason Beidelschies, Jeremiah Johnson, and Tracie Stull for their bartending skills. To everyone who donated an item for the auction or volunteered in any way, thank you! To the sponsors and donors who shared their generosity, thank you! If you know of anyone who would like to have a “sponsor banner” hung in the gym, please contact Mrs. Anderson. To all who came, enjoyed, donated, helped, participated, watched, and/or contributed to the evening, thank you!
The 5th and 6th graders led the Stations of the Cross in shadow for the school on Monday. It was a touching and meaningful depiction of our Savior's last hours.
Father Charles McCarthy visited the school last week to share stories about being a priest. He told the students about his vows of poverty (give to others), chastity (love God), and obedience (do the right thing). He also taught us how to say "Good morning, brother" in Father Tony's native language.
SPS Challenge Grant
I am always amazed at people’s generosity. In response to a recent mailing to our out-of-town alumni in which we updated them on the current happenings at St. Peter School, I received a phone call from a former student, Dave Logsdon, who wanted to speak further about how best to help our school. In our conversation, he decided to set up a “challenge grant” in memory of his mother, Carol C. Logsdon and in honor of his father, Maury Logsdon. The Logsdon Family Foundation will match up to $10,000 in support for our school, such as: school library, audio-visual equipment, technology, teaching and learning resources, and the gift that keeps on giving, the School Endowment Fund. If you would like to take part in this challenge, please mark your donation: SPS Challenge Grant.
We thank Maury Logsdon and his family for supporting our efforts here at St. Peter School. Each gift is a blessing to our students, families and staff.
The SPS Challenge Grant has brought in $1,350.00 so far. Up to $10,000 will be matched by the Logsdon Family Foundation! If you would like to take part in this cause, place your donation in an envelope marked “SPS Challenge Grant” and send it to school. Thank you for your support!
The 6th graders are measuring the diameter and circumference of circles in the classroom to calculate estimations of pi. Pi Day is just around the corner!
Brittany Thiel visited the preschool class on Friday to talk to the children about what nurses do.
For the Love of Pete March Winners!
$1,000- Sherry Thiel
$500- Cheryl Thiel
$250- Bob Best
Next monthly drawing will take place on April 18
Thank you for your support!
Amy Hinesman 740-496-1311 or
Amy Irwin 419-209-0604 for more information.
We have reached 301 tickets sold! The total donation to the school from the 2017-2018 raffle is now $29,250! There are 2 more monthly drawings until the grand prize drawing for $10,000, $3,000 and $2,000 at the festival.
Jodi Salyer, the Upper Sandusky Postmaster, visited the preschool class to talk about the post office and what the workers do. This is part of the community workers unit in preschool.
The preschoolers had a visitor from the Humane Society on Friday. Maggie the dog came with her friends to talk about what the Humane Society does for our community.
Students enjoyed a visit from the NED Show, a character building educational program with a very positive message. NED is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best. This high energy show included yoyo tricks. To help pay it forward so other schools can enjoy the show, we will be selling yoyos in the main hall each morning before school.
> If you know of someone who would like to send their child to St. Peter School and would like a tour, please have them call the school office at 419-294-1395. We would love to meet them and show them around!
> Please clip and save your Box Tops for Education to help raise money and purchase items for the school. We thank John and Cheryl Lyon for helping organize this cause. To date, $1,002.90 has been raised through this program.
>I would like to share a message Mrs. Wendell received from a former student who is now in High School: “Sixth grade was the best year of St. Pete’s. Everyday I wish I could go back...Camp Y-Noah was one of the best experiences of St. Pete’s. Middle school and high school pull me away from God more and more because they aren’t allowed to teach religion. I still think about (God) every day for the gift of life. Please stay at St. Pete’s at least until my own kids get through.”
That’s what we are here for: to make a lasting difference in these kids lives as we guide them to a closer relationship with God.
>We will be making updates to our Family
Handbook this summer. If you would like to
offer ideas for areas in need of revision, please
fill out the slip above. We will consider all
suggestions with the guidance of the Diocese.
> More good news: the SPS Challenge Grant has brought in $1350.00 so far. Up to $10,000 will be matched by the Logsdon Family Foundation! If you would like to take part in this cause, place your donation in an envelope marked “SPS Challenge Grant” and send it to school. Thank you for your support!
> The FFA students will bring the Kiddy Barnyard
to St. Peter School on Friday, March 23 for the
kindergarten class to enjoy.
> The 4th graders will be planting seeds on
Friday as part of the Community Garden project
in Upper Sandusky.
> Speaking of gardens, the 3rd graders have
taken over our Tower Garden for the rest of the
year. They have planted tomatoes, cucumbers,
different greens and some herbs. We can’t wait
to enjoy “the fruits of their labor.”
> Spring MAP testing takes place in April
We want our students to do their best to show how much they have grown academically since fall. Please try not to schedule appointments during school hours.
Did you know…
There is financial aid available to help with the cost of sending your child to St. Peter School. Please contact the school office for information on the NOSF & Ed Choice Expansion Scholarship.
The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund application period is now open! Go to www.nosf.org to apply.
The EdChoice Expansion Scholarship application
window for kindergarten-5th grade is open through April
27. Please contact Mrs. Anderson or visit
www.education.ohio.gov/edchoice for more information.
Several students recently participated in the St. Peter School Festival logo contest. The four students on the left received Honorable Mention for their drawings. Claire Lortz, not pictured, entered the winning logo which will become the official logo for the 2018 Festival. Her class will be treated to an ice cream party. The three students on the right won the Great Slogan Award. All winning entries will be used for festival advertisement. We thank Matt and Jennifer Arnold for holding this contest as part of the festival promotion.
Putt Putt Pizza is continuing their “Buy 100-Get $1,000”
promotion for St. Peter School. Just purchase a pizza at regular price (no coupons, no discounts) and mention St. Peter School. They keep track of the numbers, and when 100 pizzas are purchased, St. Peter School receives $1,000. What a great deal!
So far, 45 pizzas have been purchased.