Feb. 19-20- No school/ Teacher Inservice
Feb. 25- Festival meeting after mass in the school gym
Feb. 26 - Stations of the Cross 8:15
March 1-2- External Validation Team visit for
March 5- No school / Teacher Inservice
March 8-10- Transfiguration of the Lord Parish Mission
March 12- Stations of the Cross 8:15 in church
March 15- End of quarter
March 16- No school (St. Pete’s students only) / Teacher records day
March 17- St. Peter School Benefit Auction
March 19- Stations of the Cross 8:15 in church
March 21- Grade cards
The first graders have been busy with hands-on activities. They celebrated the 100th day, designed protective boxes for an egg drop, watched a magician, and made "pretzel" log cabins.
Student Council Sells Valentine Telegrams!
Thank you Mrs. Trachsel and Student Council!
The St. Peter School Festival is quickly approaching and planning is underway. Please join the festival
committee for an overview of this
year’s festival on February 25, 2018 in the school gym. In the meeting we will discuss some exciting changes we are making to the festival, as well as discuss what our festival profits go to and why it is so important to our school and parish to have a successful festival. Food will be served, starting at 11:45 am, and a movie will be shown in the cafeteria, with supervision, for children during the time the presentation
takes place. For more information contact:
Jennifer Arnold 402-995-9401 or Matt Arnold 402-995-9288
Our St. Peter School Auction Committee will present our 2nd Annual Benefit Auction for the children of St. Peter School and would like to invite your participation on March 17th, 2018. This St. Patrick’s Day themed event will be a fun-filled night for parents,grandparents, friends and other members of the community to gather together and enjoy each other’s company.
ALL proceeds from this major fundraising event benefit our Pre-Kindergarten-6th grade school. Our teachers and staff take great pride in promoting morals, values, respect, dedication and kindness as well as high academic standards in their teaching of the students.
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.
>We thank the SPS Parent Team for a wonderful evening of dancing and family fun last Friday at the Family Valentine Dinner and Dance. You can see photographs at www.stpeterupper.com
>The 3rd quarter ends Thursday, March 15. There will be no school for St. Peter students on Friday, March 16 for
teacher records day.
>The students will pray the Stations of the Cross at 8:15 on Monday mornings during Lent. March 26 (gr.3) and March 12 (gr. 4) will take place in the church. March 19 (gr. 5-6) will take place in the gym. Please join us as you are able.
>The Knights of Columbus invite you to their
Friday Night Fish Frys each Friday during Lent at
the K of C Hall.
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.
Lifetime of Giving
Right before Christmas break, we received a letter from Amy Tucker. She stated, “I am writing to you to make a donation in honor of my parents, Ann and Henry Bils. This year they asked that we not purchase gifts for them since God has already provided for all their needs. (We) would like to acknowledge their great dedication to the church, your school and our family with this donation... Please use this donation for (the needs) you deem appropriate.”
How wonderful to honor our parishioners who have, through the years, supported the church and school. Thank you, Ann and Henry, for a lifetime of giving!
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.
Family Valentine Dinner & Dance Highlights
FOR THE LOVE OF PETE RAFFLE
Congratulations to the following For the Love of Pete Raffle winners for February:
$1,000- Gary Heffelfinger
$500- Kenneth Hinesman
$250- Terry Sue Baker
The next monthly raffle will take place March 17th at the
St. Peter School Benefit Auction.
Thank you for your support!
Amy Hinesman 740-496-1311
Amy Irwin 419-209-0604 for more information.
The Summer Festival Committee is having an
organizational meeting in the school gym for all parents and parishioners on February 25 after the10:30 Liturgy. Please plan on attending to see how you can donate you time and talents for this wonderful school fundraiser.
For more information contact:
Jennifer Arnold 402-995-9401
Matt Arnold 402-995-9288
The 2nd Annual St. Peter School Benefit Auction is March 17, 2018. Tickets and information were sent home last week. Save the date for a fun-filled adult evening of food and fellowship as well as bidding excitement!
There will be no school on Monday, March 5 for professional development and Friday, March 16 for St. Peter students (only) for teacher records day.
Easter (spring) break is March 26-April 2. There is no school for preschool or kindergarten on Tuesday, April 3 due to kindergarten screening.
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 period is now open. I strongly urge you
to consider applying for this needs-based
scholarship if you think your family may qualify.
Contact the school for more information or visit
www.education.ohio.gov for more information.
"Little Hats, Big Hearts"
The 5th graders are helping a former student with her Confirmation service project by joining with the American Heart Association and Nationwide Children's Hospital to knit red hats for babies born in February, raising awareness about congenital heart defects. The 5th graders are very excited to help with the "Little Hats, Big Hearts" project.
Fifty one students from grades 3-6 (74%) received honors for the 2nd quarter. To earn First Honors, a student must have straight As. Second Honors requires a B average, and Progress Award is earned by students who did not make 1st or 2nd Honors, but did not drop any letter grades since the last grading period. Way to go, students!