What a wonderful week at Saint Peter School. It started with a bang as Kindergarteners marched the hallways with instruments in honor of Mardi Gras. Mrs. Baglivio also made them pancakes for Fat Tuesday. The children told me they were the pancakes they’ve ever had!! If that weren’t enough, Grades K-2 celebrated Dr. Seuss Day with some wonderful Green Eggs and Ham and other yummy treats!
On Ash Wednesday we were so happy to return to the Church as a school to mark the beginning of Lent and receive ashes. This season of Lent gives us the perfect opportunity to look into our hearts and to reflect on our lives so that we may work consciously on improving our relationship with God and becoming the best people we can be. In Pope Francis’ Lenten address, he says, “Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all” (Gal 6:9-10).
Our 8th Grade students engaged in fun activities during Religion class this week. Students held cards with the different parts of the Mass and had to match with students holding the correct explanation and then put themselves in the correct order. They also played a Stations of the Cross board game in preparation for our weekly Stations of the Cross during Lent.
On Thursday, our Student Council walked to St. Gregory’s Food Pantry to deliver all of the food we collected. Service to others is part of our core mission and foundation here at school. It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).
The Science Lab is always a busy and exciting place! Our 6th graders learned about Solar and Total Lunar Eclipses. The 7th graders built their own T stands with meter sticks for this experiment on hot air rising! The bag with the heat source rises higher than bag without. 8th graders started building their volcanoes!
On Friday, PreK 3 through 2nd grade went on a Story Walk with Mrs. Ergunay, school parent and author of Bedtime for Cranky Crab. They even collected sea creature shapes along the way to complete a craft! What a fun and wonderful experience for the students!
Peace and blessings always – Mrs. Kobrin