Jan. 22- Ensuring Human Dignity conference with Bishop Thomas at Sawmill Resort
Jan. 25- Penance Service for 1st Communicants at 7:00 in church
Jan. 28- Catholic Schools Week
Feb. 4- Parent Team 4:00
Feb. 9- Family Valentine Dance
Feb. 12-13- Student Council Singing Valentines
Feb. 13- “Fat Tuesday” celebrations in classrooms---bring on the sweets!
Feb. 14- Ash Wednesday
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!
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!
Catholic Schools Week will begin with a student- led Mass at 10:30. Afterward, everyone may come to the school to see the classrooms during Open House. The Knights of Columbus will serve pancakes and sausage for a small donation, and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia will hold their annual bake sale. All proceeds will benefit St. Peter School.
"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.
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 begins Feb. 1 for next year’s K-5th grade students. Applications can be requested from the school office or go to www.education.ohio.gov to find out more about this needs-based scholarship. All current recipients will receive a renewal application from the school.
Putt Putt Pizza is continuing their
“Buy 100-Get $1000”
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 $1000. What a great deal!
The 1st graders recently completed an economics project. They worked with their group to design and create Christmas items to sell at their "store." They had been earning "coins" in class for good work and behavior which they used to buy items from each other's store. What an authentic learning activity!
FOR THE LOVE OF PETE RAFFLE
$1,000- Ellie Agar
$500- Gary/Karen Frey
$250- Maurice Logsdon
Maurice Logsdon has donated his $250 For the Love of Pete Raffle Prize to the St. Peter School library in honor of his wife, former school librarian, Carol Catherine Logsdon.
298 tickets have been entered in the raffle. $28,150 has been donated to St. Peter School. The next drawing will be Jan 28th.
Thank you for your support!
Please contact: Amy Hinesman 740-496-1311 & Amy Irwin 419-209-0604 for more information.
>Semester tuition is due Jan. 30.
>The First Communion Penance Service will be Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 in the Church
>The EdChoice Expansion Scholarship application period begins Feb. 1 for next year’s K-5th grade students. Applications can be requested from the school office or go to www.education.ohio.gov to find out more about this needs-based scholarship. All current recipients will receive a renewal application from the school.
>FYI- Spring soccer sign ups will take place at the Fire Station on Jan. 18 from 6-8:00. Forms were sent home last week.
>Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, begins with Ash Wednesday which falls on on Feb. 14 this year. To keep the focus on Ash Wednesday, the students will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 13, also called “Fat Tuesday.” Historically, “Fat Tuesday” is the day people used up all their sugar and lard for baking before the beginning of Lent, a time when many people give up sweets as part of the required fasting during Lent.