St. Peter's Elementary
Here, at St. Peter's we are proud of each and every one of our students. We try to foster an environment of mutual respect among our students and staff. Upon entering our school, visitors are welcomed with friendly faces, and a clean - nuturing environment in which students are challenged to do their best, and be their best.
Be a Proud St. Peter's Saint!
We are proud to announce that St. Peter's Public Park is officially open.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF PLAYGROUND/ THANKSGIVING/WALK-A-THON
We are very excited to inform you that next Friday, October 11th at 9:00 a.m. in the gymnasium we will officially open our playground/park, celebrate thanksgiving and throughout the day our students will participate in our annual walk-a-thon. Also, our students will spend time in our playground with their families. A schedule of events will be sent home next week via a newsletter and school messenger. Again, we will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the school gymnasium and we are asking our primary students (K-3) to bring a vegetable and elementary and junior high students (4-9) to bring along a non-perishable food item for the local food bank.
The photographer will be at St. Peter’s on Monday, October 7, 2019 to take individual pictures. Please be reminded that you DO NOT need to send money on Picture Day. You will be able to select your desired package after viewing your proofs.
Thanksgiving Holiday is Monday, October 14, 2019. Therefore, there will be NO SCHOOL on this day. School will resume on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at regular time. It will be Day 9 on the school schedule.
REGIONAL PD CLOSE-OUT
The NLESD is hosting a Regional PD Close-Out (Avalon West) on Monday, October 28, 2019. Therefore, there will be NO SCHOOL for students on this day. School will resume on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at regular time. It will be Day 8 on the school schedule.
Please be aware that due to the safety of school property we still have 3 video surveillance cameras set up at the back of our school. Please note proper signage is in place and if you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
We are in the midst of our 1st major school fundraiser for this school year. In the past our walk-a-thon has been very successful and raises approximately $5000.00 each year. Our small community school only has a couple of fundraisers each year; so we kindly ask you for your support again. Sponsor sheets have been already distributed and we are asking that those sponsor sheets, along with money raised, to be passed in to homeroom teachers by Monday, October 7th. All money raised will go to our library and a new volleyball set.
RESOURCES FOR STAFF AND FAMILIES
On our District web site (www.nlesd.ca) under the ‘tab’ Students and Families, under Resources, there are many online resources for K-6 Report Card Guide, Internet/Social Media Safety, Learning to Code, Health & Wellness, and much more. Please visit and browse at your convenience.
SCHOOL COUNCIL VACANCIES
Our School Council has 2 parent/community representative vacancies which we are looking to fill. These positions are open to any parent/guardian(s) residing in either of our three communities. If you would like to nominate a candidate, please complete the form below with the candidate’s signature and return to the school by Friday, October 18th, 2019.
If you wish to send along Birthday Invitations, please send along an invitation for each and every child within the class. This will prevent children from becoming upset. Thank you in advance for understanding.
Friday, October 25, 2019 will be Jamarama Day at St. Peter’s. All students and staff are encouraged to wear their P.J.’s and donate $2.00. All monies raised will be donated to the Janeway.
Please be aware that there are great resources/materials for all students, families and staff which can be found at: www.nlesd.ca/schools/busing .
Most notably, resources include:
- Bus Safety Tips Brochure
- Student expectations on the Bus
- Bus safety video (we encourage everyone to view
this 15 minute video)
* Also, bus evacuation drills must be practiced at school this year. It is expected that these drills will be coordinated here at school before the end of November.
We have recently placed 2(two) new signs in front of the school and once again we would like to remind all visitors to our school to be respectful of the Blue Zone parking space. This parking space is reserved for those visitors with a valid Blue Zone Parking Permit. As well we would like to remind everyone that when visiting the school they remember not to park in the designated parking area for Special Transportation located on the bus parking lot. This area is treated as a bus parking area and is reserved for those drivers with a contract to transport students to school.