Many of our classes have identified the service project they will be devoting their energies to this school year and it is exciting to see their ideas and activities unfold. From the smallest to the tallest, all of us at Saint Peter RC School will be involved in meeting the goals of our 2017-2018 school year theme: “We Come to Learn… We Leave to Serve.” And all are getting practice in serving others, just as Jesus spent His life doing.
Students in PreK 3 and PreK 4 are working together with their teachers, Mrs. Shanks, Mrs. Lilly, Miss O’Rourke and Mrs. Paonessa, as they gather their family and friends to support NIAGARA HOSPICE. The sign in their hallway invites all who want to purchase a leaf for $1.00 to stop by. Even our little ones understand that they have a responsibility to help others. Their tree truly is a “giving tree” as they learn the value of giving to others, no matter how large or how small the gift is.
I will use this space to share many of the other activities that our classes have created as their service projects. If anyone in our Parish family has any additional ideas, we are always open. Just call the office and we will see how and where we can make your idea fit!
Once again we see that even some of our smallest “angels” are busy at work. Brielle, Enzo, Joseph, Kaleb, Emily, William, Kensley, Jase, and Armen are definitely “ANGELS” in the true sense of the word. As they learn the letter “a” and the sounds that accompany it, they are also introduced to words that begin with that same sound... “A” is for angel. They created angels to reinforce the letter and the word associated with it, and of course they learned the angel prayer that I am sure many of us know and recite each day:
ANGELS SENT BY GOD TO GUIDE ME,
BE MY ROCK AND WALK BESIDE ME.
BE MY GUARDIAN AND PROTECT ME
ON THE PATH OF LIFE DIRECT ME.
Maureen Ingham, Principal