† Catholic Schools Week †
January 29th -February 3rd
Tuesday, January 30th, SPCA celebrated Chinese New Year with a Chinese Luncheon. Even some students wore traditional Chinese clothes.
Wednesday was Pajama Day for all grades. A comfy way to watch the Laser Show!
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Thursday, February 2nd, was Student Appreciation Day. Students enjoyed no homework and a dance presentation by the 5th, 6th,7th, and 8th grade to songs like the “Cha Cha Slide” and “Can’t Stop The Feeling”. After lunch students were able to “Make Your Own Sundaes”. After the sundaes, there was a friendly Volleyball competition between 7th graders and 8th graders. Then following that game, the 7th grade and 8th grade played against the Faculty, respectively.
The 8th Grade’s victory was well received from the the 3rd grade.
Friday was Teacher Appreciation Day. Closing Liturgy was held at St. Mary Mother of Jesus Church. The A. S. K. Induction followed the Mass. The inductees were Emma Fu, Michael Sikiric, Daniel Jarka, Daniella Smith, Brian Chan, Thomas Palopoli, Francesco Restivo, Joseph Bruno, Ruby Rivera, Matthew Musolino, and Luis Mastrokokis.
Happy Chinese New Year!
The most common way to wish someone a Happy New Year is by saying Gong Hey Fat Choy in Cantonese.
The Dragon Parade brings good luck and prosperity for the coming year
and is essential for any Chinese New Year celebration. A cloth dragon is held on poles by a team of a dozen or more members who make the dragon “dance” by raising and lowering the poles. Each year celebrate a different animal which according to the traditions, helps determine that year’s fortune. This year is the year of the rooster. So from St. Peters Academy, Gong Hey Fat Choy!!!
Some of our Chinese students wore traditional Chinese outfits.
Christmas Toy Drive
December 1- December 15
The students of the ASK program are bringing the Christmas spirit to the less fortunate. They are having a toy drive in the spirit of giving at Christmas. We thank you for helping to make our toy drive a success.
Toys should be new, unopened, unwrapped, and nonviolent. Thank you.
The students of the ASK program held a food drive in the spirit of Thanksgiving. They asked their charitable peers to lend a hand by giving to their food drive.
Luke 3 :11
“And he would answer and say to them, ‘The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.'”
St. Peter Catholic Academy takes the issues of bullying and harassment very seriously. Recent research suggests that young people, who are bullied, may not always tell adults, as they may be afraid or ashamed. This may result in a student being victimized for a prolonged period of time before it is discovered and carries the potential for serious short, medium and long-term side effects.
In order for the school to carry out its duty of providing all students with a safe environment in which to learn, grow and develop – the school seeks to enlist the support and co-operation of all parents in the academy community.
In addition to the standard preventative measures endorsed and practiced by schools across the country, the academy is committed to working in a proactive manner with parents. The following are just a few warning signs parents should watch for: child seems very tense, tearful and unhappy after school; child refuses to tell you what happens at school or child has lost interest in school work and gets lower grades.
These signs may not necessarily mean your child is being bullied, but if present, it is necessary to check out what is worrying your child. Be assured that the academy is committed to continually reviewing its policies and practices in respect of bullying and harassment.
Mary Lou Reitz