Contact St. Peter’s Catholic School: 803-252-8285, 1035 Hampton Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DECEMBER NEWS FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MRS. KATHY PRESTON
St. Peter’s Capella Pueri will be performing Thursday, November 21st, 2013 from 5 – 9 pm.
Where Is Vista Lights?
The entire historic Columbia’s Vista is participating in Vista Lights. Stroll up Gervais St. to Lincoln to see all the festivities. VISTA LIGHTS IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC AND OFFERS A GREAT FUN-FILLED NIGHT. Everyone loves a tree lighting and the Vista traditional tree-lighting ceremony, will be held at 7 p.m. This year’s spectacular lighting will be hosted by our city’s mayor and features the beautiful voices of St. Peter’s School choir, Capella Pueri. Come join us!
LOOKING FOR A GREAT SCHOOL??
Parents are talking about St. Peter’s School on greatschools.com. Click HERE to read what parents are saying about our school. And then sign up for an upcoming 60-Minute Info Session for Parents. You will find out all you need to know about St. Peter’s School. (Please see below.) As part of being a great school, flexible options are offered to parents with busy schedules. This year we have a brand-new option for our K-4 students.
St. Peter’s Catholic School Offers Flexible Options for K-4 Students This Year
Added to our full-day program, we now have a half-day program available. Our K4 teacher, Mrs. Tori Rolack, has taught at St.Peter’s for 7 years, has a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, and is the mother of three beautiful daughters. Click here for more information on half-day options available in K4. You can also read Mrs. Rolack’s newsletter and see week-by-week plans for her class. Students are accepted year-round on a space available basis. To learn more about this and all St. Peter’s Catholic School offers your children, please attend our next 60-Minute Info Session for Parents on November 6th at 12:15. See below for complete details.
60-Minute Info Session For Parents Interested In A+ Academics and Small Classes Where Students Receive The Individual Attention Young Learners Need to Succeed
With: Mrs. Kathy Preston, Principal
SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT 60-MINUTE INFO SESSION
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 12:15 AT ST. PETER’S SCHOOL
Please Sign Up: Mrs. Emily Hero, ehero@StPetersCatholicSchool.org, 779-0036
YOU WILL FIND OUT: All about Financial Aid; what The National Center for Education, which issues “The Nation’s Report Card” on schools, says about academic achievement and Catholic elementary schools; how St. Peter’s students score high in the national achievement test, the Iowa Test of Basic Skills; why small class size is so important to young students; how Catholic faith & traditions develop excellent, virtuous character; all about St. Peter’s diverse, welcoming environment with 12 different religious backgrounds represented among our students; what SACS Accreditation means and why St. Peter’s has achieved it for over 40 years!
FIRST ANNUAL HISPANIC CULTURE CELEBRATION
It was an afternoon of learning and music, dancing and colorful costumes as St. Peter’s Catholic School enjoyed their first Hispanic Cultural Celebration, Thursday, Oct 24th. After sampling treats of Spanish food during their lunch period, students gathered in the church hall to enjoy a parade of 21 Spanish speaking countries, complete with national costumes. Merengue dancing was demonstrated by eager 1st graders, while 2nd and 3rd grade students entertained with a Mexican song. Oral presentations by the older students, a flamenco piece on the piano by Liam Sullivan, and salsa and tango dancing by professional dancers delighted everyone present.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CAPELLA PUERI, OUR TALENTED CHOIR
Sunday October 20, eleven advanced choristers of Capella Pueri were joined by three Choral Scholars to sing Choral Evensong at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia. Capella Pueri will be singing in the upcoming performance of the Nutcracker, Nov. 25 to Dec. 1 at the Township Theatre. Please buy your tickets now. Here are the angelic voices of our children’s choir for your enjoyment!
NEW TECHNOLOGY & SPECIAL PROGRAMS CHALLENGE OUR STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE
Special Literacy Programs Develop Lifelong Readers at St. Peter’s:The Daily Five (grade K5-1), Blue Bag Reading (4th grade), Book By My Side (school wide).
Outstanding Music Program continues, in collaboration with USC’s School of Music and under the direction of Dr. Wendy Valerio.
A new Physical and Emotional Health Program begins in January with Dr. Rachel Brown, M.D. and Mr. David Cowan.
After-School Activities Spark Interests and Talents, with typical offerings including: Piano, “Mind Your Manners,” Debate Club, Art Club, Cooking Club, Capella Pueri ( St. Peter’s talented children’s choir), and lots more!
Turning our minds and hearts to God in prayer is how we begin every day at St. Peter’s. Every Wednesday students attend Mass. Is there any better way for a school day to begin?
Interested in touring the school? Please contact Mrs. Emily Hero, 779-0036, and she will arrange a tour of the school for you.
FOR ST. PETER’S SCHOOL CALENDAR 2013-14, PLEASE CLICK HERE.