Sacrifices and Surprises
Being principal, I don’t always get to spend as much time in the classrooms as I’d like. The most enjoyable part of my day is when I am interacting with the children.
Greeting them at the door in the morning is a special way to start each day. I receive so many smiles and “good mornings” and “have a good days.” What polite children you give us!
I have had the pleasure of enjoying lunch with the upper grade students for a while now. During our lunches, I have been instructed in a game called “Chopsticks” which is a finger tapping game in which you try to outsmart your partner. It took me awhile to catch on, but I’m starting to get better at it… it’s quite mathematical. What smart children you give us!
Sometimes students will surprise me with a story or drawing they made just for me. Sometimes they show and tell me about their school projects. Sometimes they offer me a birthday treat they helped make. What friendly children you give us!
Often I just like to sneak in and sit in the back of the classroom and learn whatever the students are learning. It never fails, I get excited and join in the lessons.
Those are some of the most rewarding parts of being principal.
We will draw the grand prize winners at the St. Peter School Festival on June 10th . Those lucky winners will win $10,000, $3,000, or $2,000. Please contact Amy Hinesman (740-496-1311), Jon Rieser (740-496- 3895), or Heidi & Jerry Vent (419-294-3419) for more information.
Sixth Graders Visits Fairhaven
The 6th graders visited Fairhaven Community to decorate cookies with the residents. They had a surprise visit by Mayor Washburn, who came to read a proclamation celebrating National Nursing Homes Week.
Bike Ride Fun and Fitness
Thank you, Mrs. Eyestone, for allowing us to have fun and teaching us how to be fit at the same time.
Last Friday, the 5th and 6th graders enjoyed a 16 mile bike ride as part of their physical education program. Each spring, Mrs. Eyestone begins to prepare the students for their ride by teaching bicycle facts and safety habits. Students are encouraged to get their bikes out and ride, ride, ride to prepare for the trip.
Parents are asked to volunteer and provide a place for lunch. We thank Mr. and Mrs. Baker for opening up their home to this year’s students.
The trip has become quite a popular event. Each year, we are joined by parents, Bud Miller, graduating seniors who are alumni of St. Peter School, and others who enjoy the fresh air and exercise.
Bike riding is an activity that can be practiced for life. We are lucky to have the opportunity!
Crowning of Mother Mary
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.
This United States of America Military quilt was pieced and quilted by Pat Smith and includes actual t-shirts worn by a member of each branch of the military while they served in our country. The quilt will be raffled off at the St. Peter School festival on June 10.
Field Day !!
The students enjoyed a beautiful afternoon outside in friendly competition during Field Day on Tuesday.
Science & Engineering Skills
The kindergarteners try out their science and engineering skills by building a house of cards, lining up Dominoes, and balancing cubes on a popsicle stick.
AG DAY !!!!!!!!!!!
The 2nd graders participated in Ag Day at the High School to celebrate our rich heritage in agriculture.
The 1st graders release their butterflies after patiently watching their metamorphosis.
Solar Pizza Anyone ???
The 1st graders enjoy the pizzas they baked in their solar ovens!
The waiting is the hardest part!
Reminders and other news:
With all the end of year activities and hands-on learning going on both in- and outside the classrooms, we have been posting a lot of photos on our website and our Facebook page. Make sure you check them out at www.stpeterupper.com and follow the link to our Facebook page.
Thinking ahead to next year, we will be looking for volunteers to help coach CYO sports. All you need is a love of kids, a little bit of patience, and the heart to have fun while coaching and leading our youth. Contact Chad Baker for information.