Welcome back!

Dear Parents,

We are excited to welcome your children back to school next week! Please read the following carefully for important updates and information on our start of school.

Tuesday 9/5
Opening Day for Grades 1-8 is an early dismissal at 12:00 pm (no lunch)
K1 and K2 will be having orientation meetings on 9/5. Details were communicated by Ms. Somerset and Mrs. Guide in their welcome back emails.
Reminder from the nurse Please bring in all emergency or daily medications with accompanying doctor’s orders to the nurse on Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM.

Wednesday 9/6
Opening Day K1 and K2 is an early dismissal at 11:30 am.
Grades 1-8 will have a full day.
Parent Orientation 8:00 AM with Coffee beginning at 7:45 AM in the Parish Center.

Arrival at School
Classes begin at 8:00 am. Students arrive between 7:30 – 7:45. K1 – 6 enter through the cafeteria door and at 7:45 are dismissed to their classrooms. Gr. 7-8 go directly to the middle school. Students arriving to school on time settle in, prepare their class materials and focus their minds on the lessons to come. Lower grades and anxiety are associated with chronic tardiness. Help your child succeed by being on time!

Dismissal from School
Dismissal times are staggered to alleviate congestion in our driveway. At 2:20, K1 and K2 are dismissed. At 2:30, grades 1-4 are dismissed. At 2:45, grades 5-8 are dismissed. There is no space for you to arrive early and wait in your car for your child. If you are early, you will be asked to loop around the block so that you do not impede the flow of cars. Parents should not exit their vehicles at pick up. Teachers are outside to assist.

Uniform Policy
Wearing a uniform is a badge of pride, creates an identity for a school, and is an important part of being a school student. Our uniform policy is strictly enforced and parents should expect to be contacted if their child does not arrive at school in uniform, prepared for the day. Please visit http://saint-peter-school.org/news/school-uniforms for guidelines and for uniform ordering information.

School Lunch Program
Our new online system MySchoolBucks will be active in October. We will be accepting checks for hot lunch for the month of September. The menu for September is here: September Lunch Menu and lunch is $4.50 per day, small lunches are available for $3.50 per day. For September cost of large lunch is $76.50 and small lunch is $59.50. Please remember we are not able to accept cash from children at lunch.

Thursday 9/7
Opening Mass 8:00 AM. All are invited to celebrate our first school mass of the year.

Afterschool Program Begins
Afterschool Registration HAS CHANGED! Please click here for the information to register: Afterschool Information and Registration

Remember: You must register on SMART TUITION using school code 11350.
Mrs. Carazo is the Director of Afterschool pcarazo@saint-peter-school.org

Back to School BBQ  – Thursday at 5:30 PM (rain date Friday 9/8) We’re looking forward to seeing both old and new faces. This will be a great time to also meet our new faculty, students, and families.

Thursday 9/21, 6:00 PM
Our Back to School Night will begin at 6:00 PM in the Parish Center and then move to individual classrooms where teachers will present their curriculum and information about expectations for their class. This night offers the opportunity for you to ask questions about the class and curriculum in general. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held later in the year and are the opportunity for a discussion of questions particular to your student.

Monday 9/25 – Saturday 9/30
Theater Week and School Play! We are excited to welcome back the Missoula Children’s Theater to St. Peter School. This year children will be performing Cinderella. Students in grades K2 – 8 are invited to audition starting Monday September 25th at 12:30. The play will be performed on Friday, September 29th at 6:00 pm and Saturday, September 30th at 1:00 pm. Play rehearsals will be 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday of that play week. Students must be available for all rehearsals. More detailed information to follow.

NWEA Fall MAP Testing
The week of September 18th and continuing for the next few weeks, students will be taking the NWEA MAP test in language arts, reading, and math. St. Peter School will continue to work hard in ranking as one of the top schools in the archdiocese for high levels of academic improvement. Please do not schedule doctor’s appointments during the weeks of 9/18 through 10/6 as the MAP test will be in session. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this.

All of us at St. Peter School look forward to welcoming you to a wonderful school year!

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