Polar Express Day
All aboard! The whole school, Junior Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade, gathered together, complete with blankets & pillows, to watch The Polar Express. Polar Express Day was a blast! Students and faculty had some fun by wearing pajamas to watch the movie. Students were given a golden ticket to board the Polar Express. The presented their golden ticket to get punched to get some popcorn.We had chocolate milk and cookies similar to the kids on the train.
On the evening of December 13th, one of St.Peter’s favorite traditions – the Christmas Show – was held in the gym on the Feast Day of St. Lucy. The whole school, Junior Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade, performed songs that got the audience in the Christmas spirit. Leading up to the show all the students practiced and performed their very best. There is no doubt that the audience was impressed by their hard work and talent.
With a gym packed with over 350 guests, all students were
dressed in Christmas best as they performed many Christmas hits. Eighth grader, Massimo Bianco, emceed the extravaganza. The Jr. Pre-K wore some Christmas pajamas and reindeer ears to perform popular songs like Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. The Kindergarten, in all white and gold, sang Frosty the Snowman, Away in the Manager, and S. A. N. T. A.
1st and 2nd sang Jingle Bell Rock, Go Tell it on a Mountain, and Red Red Hat. 3rd and 4th Grade performed Bethlehemian Rhapsody (The Nativity). A fun, new, and interesting rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
5th through 8th grade performed both Baby, Please Come Home and Oh Holy Night. Catalina, Lucas, and Anthony Almeida wowed us with a solo. The 7th grade performed Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Whereas the 8th grade performed Last Christmas.
Multicultural Christmas Luncheon
Christmas, in many countries, is a chance to gather with loved ones, exchange gifts, and indulge in many traditional holiday foods. Under the instruction of 5th grade homeroom teacher, Mrs. Gammone, the 5th-8th grade students participated and supplied food from the country of their ancestors for this Christmas feast. Many European countries believed that spirits, both good and evil, were active during the Twelve Days of Christmas. These spirits eventually evolved into Santa’s elves, especially under the influence of Clement C. Moore’s The Night Before Christmas (1779-1863) illustrated by Thomas Nast (1840-1902). This multicultural luncheon had traditional dishes from Greece, Egypt, Ireland, Lebanon, Italy, Jamaica, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Poland, China, Vietnam, and Colombia, just to name a few.