Principal's Corner

Mrs. Maureen Ingham

Mrs. Ingham's Message for January 13, 2019

This new year has us off and running at Saint Peter School as we step up the pace for learning, providing service to others, awaiting the newest of technology and preparing for a season filled with new and different experiences.

 Our intermediate grades are kicking off their business called SPS543, as students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 meet to determine how they can create new learning in the form of running their own business. Representatives were elected in each of these three grades and the CEO and CFO from Grade 5 will lead the charge of this exciting and innovative initiative. Look forward to lots of great news coming from this group...already they are planning on funding a new drinking fountain on the second floor !

 Online education is prevalent in all areas of higher education and at SPS we are embarking on a new path in the area of Middle School Spanish that will help to prepare our students for their online learning of the future. Students in Grades 6, 7 and 8 are very excited about this latest experience...and personal chrome books for classwork truly enhances the excitement!

 Downstairs on our first floor, the primary classes are busy transitioning out of holiday mode and returning to school mode. These little people who came to us in September as babies...some not even three...are writing their names, counting to 20+, and following the classroom rituals and routines like experts!

 Our Reading Interventionist has been working with many of our students who need some extra support in the areas of Language Arts. As we turned the page on the calendar to 2019, she has begun serving many of our students as a part of our newly developed Enrichment Program. For these students who need an extra challenge...they are just about ready to dive into the activities and experiences that have been designed just for them!

If some of these descriptions sound like experiences you may want for your child, you are in luck. Our annual Open House is being held on Sunday, January 27 from 9:00-12:00 noon. Come and meet our teachers, enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast complete with a Yogurt Bar and see our great school. Students and parents will be available to answer any questions and show you where we come together each day to work and learn, to play and pray.

ST. PETER RC SCHOOL...THE PLACE TO BE!!!

Maureen Ingham, Principal


Mrs. Ingham's Message for January 6, 2019

A new year...a time when we are all called upon to create a list of “New Year’s Resolutions”… things we are going to do in the coming year to improve ourselves...physically, spiritually, emotionally and/or mentally. And for most of us the list is created...the intentions are good...but the long term follow-through is somewhat lacking. I am guilty of all of the above. So...this year I am suggesting a different plan for the New Year. Just pick one thing that you CAN and WILL do that will make a difference for you, and those around you, and stick with it!

And maybe the “something” is not something you AREN’T going to do anymore...but

something you ARE going to do...something that will make you and those around you better because of your resolution.

At school we will talk about resolutions...goals...at the age appropriate level of each of our students. Beginning in Grade 3, we will meet one on one with each student to look at their report card to see what academic and behavioral goals they may want to set for the next trimester. In addition, as this is the beginning of the new year, we will talk about what each student can do as an individual to make a difference for themselves and all of those around them...to make their world a safer, calmer, more sensitive, kinder, more thoughtful place to be!

Knowing our students like I do, I can see someone trying to remember his homework every day. Another student might try harder to keep his hands to himself in the halls and in gym. Another student may try to find kind words rather than tattle all the time. And yet another may find herself reaching out to include a classmate who is often on the periphery of the social interactions of the class.

Little things...big meanings...small changes...huge results for all! No matter what resolution we set our minds towards achieving, always remember that Jesus is the ONE that will help us keep on the path we have set. No resolution will come to fruition if HE is not at the center of all of our trying.

JESUS IS NOT ONLY THE REASON FOR THE SEASON… BUT HE IS THE REASON FOR ALL THAT WE DOALL THAT WE ARE AND ALL THAT WE HOPE TO BECOME.

In 2019 and always...let us begin our New Year’s Resolution list by putting first things first...

LORD, JESUS...BE AT MY CENTER IN ALL THAT I TRY TO DO IN THIS NEW YEAR AND ALWAYS...WITH YOUR HELP, GUIDE ME IN THE WAYS THAT MAKE ME AND THOSE AROUND ME BETTER, KNOWING THAT ALL IS BETTER IN YOUR NAME. AMEN.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF OUR ST. PETER FAMILY

Maureen Ingham, Principal


Mrs. Ingham's Message for December 30, 2018

Our entire school family gathered in our favorite place, our church, to close out this calendar year and celebrate the most Holy Birth of Jesus. Our annual Christmas program was shared with a packed house of children, families and friends as each class performed their well-rehearsed pieces.

God bless our SPS school family, and from all of us we wish you, our parish family, the healthiest, happiest and holiest of New Year’s!

Maureen Ingham, Principal


Mrs. Ingham's Message for December 23, 2018

Candy and carols and CARING

Holly and honey and HOPE

Reindeer and Rudolph and REASON

Icicles and ice skating and IMAGE

Santa and sleigh and STAR

Toys and trucks and TIME

Music and mistletoe and MAGI

Apples and aprons and ANGELS

Sweet and sugar and SHEPHERD

With all of the hype and “busyness” of this Christmas season, we at our wonderfully blessed school celebrate the birth of Jesus by remembering the real meaning of this “holy” holiday.

Jesus is the REASON for this season. He is the IMAGE of HOPE for all of us...each and every day! The STAR in the sky led the MAGI to the place of this most holy birth. ANGELS were singing and SHEPHERDS were drawing near to spend TIME with our newborn king. Christmas comes only once a year on our calendar...

but the true spirit of the season… the spirit of CARING for all of God’s creatures, in a kind and respectful way, is something we can celebrate every single day of the year!

FROM ALL OF US AT SAINT PETER RC SCHOOL...we wish you the very happiest, healthiest and holiest of holiday seasons! GOD BLESS US ALL!

Maureen Ingham, Principal