"And I say to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it." - Matthew 16:18

Principal's Corner

Mrs. Eadie's Message for July 25, 2021

Are your children becoming good problem solvers? This is a critical life skill for this generation of 21st century learners. At St. Peter R.C. School, we have a wide array of STREAM classes that will be offered this school year. STREAM means Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math. STREAM courses will be integrated into the curriculum for daily instruction as well as after school sessions. With a solid academic curriculum and a strong focus on learning to live lives as young men and young women in the Catholic faith, it makes sense to find out how you and your children can become part of this faith and family centered school! Call St. Peter’s today at 716-754-4470 to find out more! Financial aid is available, and we still have some open spaces for new students. Summer hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:00 AM until Noon. Call

and leave a message and we will get back to you!


Mrs. Eadie's Message for July 18, 2021

While you may be deciding if this will be a good week for taking the kids to the beach or the campground, have you wondered about the decision you made for your child’s educational home for September? St. Peter’s still has some openings (for some grade levels), and we would be happy to have your family join this incredible school family! Our school boasts state-of-the art technology throughout the campus, and we are working this summer in planning an amazing school year ahead! What better gift can you give your child other than a solid Catholic school elementary education? Call the school office today at 716-754-4470 to find out more! Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify. Summer hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:00 AM until Noon. Call and leave a message. We will return your call to answer your questions and/or set up a campus tour.


Mrs. Eadie's Message for July 11, 2021

There are still openings in some grade levels at St. Peter R.C. School for September 2021. Find out how your family can join this vibrant school community. With a focus on rigorous academics and building a solid foundation in our Catholic faith, this is the best gift you can give your child
(or grandchildren). There is financial assistance available for those who qualify. Call the school today at 716-754-4470 to find out more or schedule a personal tour of our campus. Summer hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:00 AM until Noon. Call and leave a message and we will get back to you!


Mrs. Ingham's Message for July 4, 2021

Dear St. Peter’s Community...

From the bottom of my heart I send love and thanks for this beautiful parting gift given to me at the last Children’s Mass this school year. Upon opening it, I felt a deep sense of fulfillment. This picture spoke to me in a most special way...I was sent here to live and share the message and the stories of

Jesus...and if I did that, then I can walk out the door on June 30, 2021, knowing that I have done the job I was sent to do. I have been blessed beyond forever! I know that Jesus lives in every child at our school...I see it, I hear it and I feel it as I walk into each classroom, through the halls and around the playground and lunchroom. Please know that each day I will pray for continued blessings for the children, the staff the families and for all of you, the parish community. Thanks to all for the most wonderful opportunity of a lifetime. Sharing God’s message to those so willing to hear, is a gift beyond measure.

God bless and thank you for my gift...for your love and support...and for your prayers...always.

Maureen

There is no greater feeling than “giving back...or paying forward.” Maybe it is returning a favor, buying someone a cup of coffee in the Starbuck’s line, or honoring someone who has done “good” for others.

The former classmates of the Honorable Catherine Miklitsch, St. Peter RC School Class of

1966, did just that! “Cathy” attended St. Peter RC School and went on to graduate from Madonna High School and Niagara University. Cathy had a long career in Law, graduating from Franklin Pierce Law Center in New Hampshire.
Throughout her career, Cathy received numerous awards for leadership and her contributions to the legal profession.
Cathy has been recognized for her respect, honesty, vibrancy, caring, love, fairness, integrity and passion for learning. In honor of Cathy, her classmates at St. Peter’s School, Class of 1966, made a donation of a video camera and tripod to support the St. peter RC School Library and Media Center.
The presentation was made to Principal, Maureen Ingham by two members of the Class of 1966; Maureen Kellick and Lynette Leone. We at SPS are most grateful for this thoughtful and much needed gift for a variety of activities within the Church and School.


Mrs. Ingham's Message for June 27, 2021

As you open up this bulletin on the last week of June, I am sure you are all thinking... what else can this lady possibly have to say in print, after all of these weeks and years of sharing life at Saint Peter School with my weekly bulletin articles. I know I have written a lot, but bear with me as I send this last note to all of our Saint Peter RC Community. Then, you can say you have read and seen and heard the last of my lengthy communications with you...the friends, the parents, grandparents, teachers, supporters and most importantly...the children of this community called Saint Peter’s...the greatest School and Parish family, anywhere!

Do you know what a gem sits adjacent to this holy and welcoming Church? It is a child-centered, Christ-filled learning environment second to none...and because I have been an educator for over 46 years, I am very confident in that statement.

When I arrived over 10 years ago to serve as the Principal, I did so because Father Sibby told me I had to...it was my obligation, he stated (not too gently, I might add)...and as we all know too well...when that Catholic guilt hits, there is no turning back.

And so there I was...in a building I hadn’t entered since my own children started there with Mrs. Calandrelli many years ago. Add this little known secret...this was my first rodeo as a Principal, too! I was scared and unsure, but it didn’t take long to realize that it wasn’t Father Sibby that called me it was Jesus...so I guess I am pretty glad I said “YES!”

Memories of happy days and sad times, of teaching and learning, of listening and speaking, of outstandingly dedicated teachers, and of beautiful children, far too many to list, but none I could ever forget...all of these have filled my last ten years...and so much more. I have been blessed beyond imagining and I leave, this week, a

better person, definitely and older lady, but a grateful human being for the gift of my time at St. Peter School.

To all of you reading this I send my most sincere and humble gratitude for supporting me in my time here as your Principal, a ministry that has been a gift to me each and every day. Fatigue, uncertainty, tough decisions, ABSOLUTELY...but smiles, hugs, successes, support and teamwork have made it all WORTHWHILE.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for the opportunity to serve our children, our families and our parish.

A final note...listen to Jesus...even when He speaks to you through others...He will always guide you down the path you are meant to travel...and He will be with you every step of the way.
Trust in the Lord...hold on tight, and know that He will never let you fall!

GOD BLESS SAINT PETER’S...GOD BLESS US ALL!

Much love, many thanks and forever prayers... Maureen