Parent Newsletter #8 10/18/21
Well, the last vestiges of summer have left us and much cooler temperatures have stepped in to fill the void. While this was nothing new to anyone who has spent any time in Ohio, it is always tough to say goodbye to summer and brace for winter. As we brace ourselves for the approaching winter, we want to also be prepared for the sickness that winter brings as well. While we are still in the never-ending nightmare that is COVID, we also understand that other illnesses such as flu and colds have not been eliminated from the Earth. With that said, we continue to ask for your help in combating sickness by monitoring your child(ren)’s health daily. If you notice anything unusual or any signs or symptoms of
sickness, please keep them home. It is much better to miss a day or two of school than potentially a few
weeks. I must commend all of you on doing such a fantastic job in this department all year and I hope this
continues moving forward. With that being said, we will continue our practice of taking any symptom that a student reports seriously and we will always err on the side of caution when a student reports not feeling
well by calling home. If you have any questions or concerns about anything, please let us know. Here are
the latest news and notes for this week at St. Pete’s.
In Case You Missed It...
● We are asking for any unsold discount cards and any money to be returned to the office as soon as possible. Thanks to all who participated in our discount card fundraiser.
● Please remember to send an excuse note to school upon your child’s return after an absence. Also, please remember that our school policy states that if a student is absent or sent home with an illness, they must be symptom-free for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school. This is especially important as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 health and safety protocols and monitor the health of our students.
● Please don’t forget to return your preferred P/T conference times so we can get you scheduled. If
you need a new sign-up sheet, please let us know. Conferences are November 4th and 5th.
● Due to high demand and problems with inventory, we will only be selling ice cream on Fridays during lunch. We can still accommodate whole class birthday treats as long as we are notified in advance to ensure we have enough available. We apologize to the students as this has been devastating news to them.
● Reminder that students will be permitted to wear shorts to school until the end of the first quarter which concludes on November 4th. Please refer to this policy in the family handbook posted on
● The CLC and the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a purse bingo event on Friday, October 29th at 7:00 at the K of C Hall. All proceeds from this event will go to St. Peter School and OLC School in Carey. More information about this event can be found on our school website.
● St. Peter School has been asked to sponsor a display in the Winter Fantasy of Lights this year. As a recent grant recipient, we believe it is important to show our gratitude by sponsoring a recently orphaned display. Our new display will need to be set-up so we are looking for a group of volunteers to help with this. Once a date and time have been set, we will let you know. Thanks in
advance for your willingness to help.
● Picture retake day will be November 4th.
Just Thought You Should Know…
● Our annual Holiday wreath sale has begun and ends on October 25th. Order forms were sent home last week and more information is available on our school website. We want to thank Drew and Tricia Rall as well as Emily Beckley for running our wreath sale fundraiser this year. If you have any questions, please let us know.
● St. Peter School will be selling our annual Boo Grams again this year. However, due to COVID-19 precautions and in an effort to maintain a safe and sanitary school environment, Boo Grams will be limited to pre-selected items and delivered to students instead of having our
traditional “Boo Store”. Money for Boo grams will also be handled differently. If you need additional order forms, please let us know.
● CYO basketball registration forms have been sent out for any 3-6 grade student interested in participating this year. Students enrolled at St. Peter School or students who are members of the Transfiguration of the Lord Parish are eligible to participate in CYO basketball. If you know anyone who might be interested, please let us know and we can provide them with information.
Registration deadline is October 26th. All players must complete a physical prior to participating. Physical forms will be sent home once we receive your registration.
● Our annual St. Peter School Christmas program will look a little different this year. In order to prevent large gatherings and a late night for our kids, we have made the decision to have the program over two nights. Our PK-2 program will take place on Wednesday, December 15th at 7:00 and our 3-6 program will take place on Thursday, December 16th at 7:00. More information will be shared as we get closer to the dates of the program.
● Our next Scrip order is due today. Please refer to and include the new account number found at the top of the form when making purchases.
● The 1st grade class led our school liturgy service this past Wednesday and our 6th grade class will be leading the liturgy this week starting at 8:15. There are no longer any seating restrictions for these services so parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. These services will also be live streamed on our school Facebook page, like last year, for those who are unable to attend.
● Our next For the Love of Pete raffle drawing will take place on November 1st. There are still tickets available to get entered into next month’s drawing. Please contact the school if you would like to purchase a ticket. Ticket price is $100.
● Happy Birthday this week to: no birthdays this week
● Please check the school website at www.stpeterupper.com for latest updates, schedules, or
Quote of the Week: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we
call it the present.” - Bill Keane
Click HERE to view/print CYO Athletic Contract.
The STEM program had some fun learning the importance of measuring length, width, and depth in engineering and mathematics. In order to practice, why not measure your schoolmates?
Free Meals Extended Through the End of the
2022 School Year!
We are pleased to announce that students will receive free lunch for the remainder of the 2021 school year and the 2022 school year.. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Ohio Department of Education announced extensions of nationwide waivers permitting school meals to be served at no cost through June 30, 2022. Students have been able to receive free meals since September 14, 2020, and will now continue to be able to eat lunch at no cost until the end of the school 2022 school year. Any questions, please contact me or Mrs. Melissa Rall our Federal Food Coordinator.
Blake England Principal
St. Peter Catholic School
CALLING ALL ST. PETER SCHOOL ALUMNI!
We need your help. We are compiling a contact list of our alumni in order to keep you all up-to-date on the happenings here at St. Peter School. This is part of our continuing effort to further connect our past with our present so we would greatly appreciate your assistance. Please click on the link below and fill out the contact information and we will be sure to keep you in the loop! Thanks for leaving a great legacy that our future and current generations can look up to.
Oct. 27 Liturgy Gr. 5
Oct. 29 Purse Bingo 7:00PM K of C Hall (Upper)
Nov. 4 Picture Retakes
Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov. 5 NO SCHOOL
Parent Teacher Conferences
Click HERE to view October Calendar
Please note that due to national food shortages, there may be some slight changes to the upcoming
school lunch menus. While we don’t anticipate drastic changes, we have been told to expect some changes based on food availability. Any changes that happen to the menu will be communicated with families ASAP. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Click HERE to view Week #3 Menu
Click HERE to view Week #4 Menu
In an effort to continue our school tradition of Boo Grams, St. Peter School will be holding a sale, but some adjustments will be made. The sale will be held from Monday, October 18 - Wednesday, October 27, and the Boo Grams will be distributed on Friday, October 29. If you wish to purchase Boo Grams, please complete the chart (names and grades), and then return payment in the envelope. Just one dollar gets either candy or a surprise Halloween treat! Exact change or a check made out to St. Peter School is appreciated.
Click HERE to View/Print
Boo Gram Order Form
The 4th/5th/6th grade STREAM students have been working hard to expand the town of Upper Sandusky! Each team was tasked with designing a building, for the company of their choice, to bring to Upper Sandusky. They were given a lot size to build on, and dimensions that needed to be met for the building project. Students used their STEM knowledge and creativity to come up with the best design for their building. They had to come up with a name for their company, what it sold or services it offered, and a newspaper advertisement to get the people of Upper Sandusky excited about their new business. They brought businesses like Chick-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, Trampoline Parks, and Tractor Stores to Upper Sandusky. Their buildings incorporated creativity and the many new skills we have been learning in STREAM class. We are all so proud of their creations!!
St. Peter School students are competing in monthly reading challenges and the September winners are runners-up were recognized for their hard work and effort. The monthly winners will also be treated to lunch by Mr. England. Students are pictured from left to right front row: Kendall England (winner 2nd Grade), Aurora Clark (runner-up 2nd Grade); second row: Reese Stringfellow (runner-up 4th Grade), McKenna Daniel (runner-up 3rd Grade), Asa Anderson (winner 3rd Grade), Crosby Daniel (runner-up 1st Grade); third row: Carter Thiel (runner-up 6th Grade), Evie Bramel (winner 4th Grade), Emmett Kilbride (winner 6th Grade), Oliver Stringfellow (winner 5th Grade), Michael Dickey (runner-up 5th Grade). Pictured separately is Madeleine Jenkins (winner 1st Grade) and Ms. Wetherell's 2nd Graders who were the September classroom winners. Great work St. Peter School students!
Click below to purchase your
For the Love of Pete tickets on line.
Cards are available. Please contact the school office to purchase cards.
Mass Delays / Cancellations:
If school is delayed on a Wednesday, the 8:15 am Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 pm. Monday Scripture and Communion Services will follow the School Schedule. If school has been canceled for the day due to weather,
holidays, teacher’s meeting, etc., we will not have the Scripture study/Communion service.
All other weekday Masses will still be held at their regular time. When a weekday Mass is canceled it will be posted on Social Media. Please call the Parish Office or Father Conrad if in doubt. 502-931-9303 Weekend Masses will be canceled for a County Level 3 Snow Emergency and will be announced via television, radio, and internet. Whenever weather is questionable please use your own judgement
Now, we can keep you informed in real time. If you would like to receive periodic messages from Transfiguration of the Lord or St. Peter School (or both) just follow the link below to sign up. Once you complete your profile and select "Text" or "Email" you are in the loop. It's great for last minute schedule changes (which will be targeted to effected parties) or news to share about the parish and school or perhaps an inspiring video message. We are excited to have you better engaged and to share opportunities for involvement.
Thanks for all you do.
Reminder to St. Peter School families who are enrolled in Smart Tuition to please check the due date for tuition payments to ensure they are paid on time. Smart Tuition charges a $50 late fee for all delinquent payments so please pay attention to due dates. If you have any questions please let us know. Thanks.
St. Peter’s School is now registered through Amazon Smile. This program is a fundraising program through Amazon.com. Each time a purchase is made through this program, Amazon donates .5% of the purchase price back to the School. Please consider using this each time you purchase an item on Amazon. There is no limit on the usage, and this can be used by anyone who currently has an Amazon account. Please go to https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_ge_ul_lm_raas for more details on the program.