2021 Yearbook Ad Drive
Deadline: Friday, April 9th
$25 for Quarter-Page
$40 for Half-Page
Advertise your business/services, or congratulate your 8th grader!
Please send an envelope with your advertisement and
payment to the main office.
Digital photos may be sent via email to
email@example.com, however the ad
will not be published until the office has
received your payment.
All ads will be printed in black and white.
Questions? Email Ms. O’Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, thank you for supporting SPCC.
Every year, the SPCC 8th grade presents a wonderful tradition of presenting the Stations of the Cross. The students create all of the art for each of the Stations. They write about the meaning of their Station and then offer a prayer for their station. They take the time to memorize what they have written and then recite it during the presentation. They perform silently as they take us along the journey of the Crucifiction of Jesus.
We are so proud of them. We pray you enjoy their hard work and prayerful presentation of the Stations of the Cross. We also pray you had a blessed Easter.
Meadow Farms Fundraising at SPCC!
Today a fundraising catalog went home from Meadow Farms. It is a fun way to shop on line and raise money for our school. Please be sure to check out the flyer in the envelope and here SPCC Meadow Farms Fundraiser Information 2021 and catalog inside the envelope and online. All you need to do is:
Step 2: Enter our SPCC School ID – MF1193082
Step 3: Follow the on screen directions to build and share your online store
Be sure to share your information with family and friends so that they can support SPCC through your online store at Meadow Farms. This is a great Contact Free Fundraiser.
As always, thank you supporting SPCC!
This season our SPCC Annual Our Time to Shine Auction will be going VIRTUAL!
We aren’t able to gather in-person for our always exciting and popular live auction and dinner, but we won’t be deterred. We are excited to say that we will be holding the auction virtually beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021! We will be having Super Raffles and Silent Auctions featuring dozens of raffle prizes and items for bid that can be previewed and bid at stpetercentralcatholic.com.
Below is a donation form if you have anything to donate for the auction. No item is too small. Here are some ideas: gift cards, services, vacation homes, merchandise, tickets or passes to events and special places…and many more. Every donation, great or small, helps to make our Auction a success! Anyone can donate to help SPCC.
Thank you in advance for supporting SPCC!
Download the flyer at the link below
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Anytime is a great time for ready to bake rolls from Texas Roadhouse.
You love them there and now you can love them at home whenever you want.
Support SPCC and purchase your ready to bake rolls.
You can buy a dozen rolls for $6.00.
Each dozen includes: homemade honey cinnamon butter and a free appetizer voucher.
Pickup is at Texas Roadhouse – Worcester location/Lincoln Street
on Saturday, March 27 from 10:00 am – Noon
To order: www.rebrand.ly/breadorder or you can click on the link below or scan to QR code below
Orders are due by Thursday, March 25
Thank you for supporting SPCC!
Congratulations to all of our Ferbruary Star Students! We are so proud of all of you. Keep up the wonderful work.
Matthew Manzi Lagorce-PK
Luciana Tupayachi-Gr. K
Nashira Francois-Gr. K
Kaleia Henchar-Gr. 1
Gavin Aho-Gr. 1
Chase Labonte-Gr. 2
Zuriel Leshore-Gr. 2
Eden Killebrew-Gr. 3
Teagan Dumas-Gr. 3
Noah Connolly-Gr. 4
Angelica Nguyen-Gr. 4
RJ Carr-Gr. 5
Morriah Victor-Gr. 5
Matteo Padilla-Gr. 6
Michelle Asare-Gr. 6
Rodrigo Tupayachi-Gr. 7
Bryce Atuquayfio-Gr. 7
Shawn Sullivan-Gr. 8
Ainsley MacDonald-Gr. 8
Keep up the good work. We are proud of you!
I sent a message via the phone over the weekend, but wanted to share my thoughts in writing for all to see.
Let me begin by thanking you for ALL the support you have given to make this year successful for our students. I have expressed gratitude numerous times for the extraordinary steps we are all taking to make in-person education a possibility.
Now I would like to share a little bit of our financial situation with you all. You make tremendous sacrifices to pay the tuition, and for that we are most grateful. The tuition does not cover the exact cost of educating your child at St. Peter’s. Each year our school raises about $150,000.00 in fundraising to offset that cost. We have Bingo which brings in $50,000. Christmas Fair $13,000, Calendar Drive $9,500, Auction $40,000. Musical $35,000, Golf Tournament $10,000. and the list goes on. Last year due to the closure on March 13th, our school lost $230,000 in revenue including the fundraisers. We applied for the CARES Act money from the Government and were able to keep personnel on the payroll and make it through the August 31st closing of the budget year.
That brings us to this year…still no Bingo, no Live Dinner and Auction, etc.
I am grateful for all of you who have stepped up to raise money. Our 12 days of Christmas raised twice what the fair usually makes, the calendar drive brought in $4,000. more than ever before. A Mom set up a Super Bowl pool and sold out three. The day after she arrived at the door with $3,000. In cash. Another Mom works with Texas Roadhouse to sell rolls and dinners and send us checks for our participation.
It seems like every week another fundraiser arrives in your child’s school bag. I wish there was another way, but our purpose, other than the obvious budget obligation is to provide “something for everyone”.
Pick and choose what works for your family and social media friends, please. If every family helps in some way, we will be successful in our efforts.
If you have ideas or want to help, let us know. All are welcome.
Thank you for All that you do, most importantly the trust you place in us to walk this educational journey with your children.
To download a copy, Click the link below.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
For whatever reason, I was made aware that some of you did not receive the message about no school on Sunday night, not sure what happened so I am just going to chalk it up to another technological glitch. As if the COVID wasn’t enough for all of us to deal with, the snow keeps coming. I know that many of you are questioning, why we are calling off school when the storm has passed or not yet begun, please understand that in twenty-one years, I have never made the NO School call. It is generated from Worcester Public Schools and based on the transportation. We do not technically pay for the buses, so we are at their mercy to make the call. Most of the time they are good calls. This year, I will say that without the public school students in session, I think they make the call more hastily than in other years. We have five buses of students, transported to SPCC, the number of riders is smaller due to social distancing., but many of our families rely on the buses. I understand how trying all of this has been for all of you, our teachers and our children. I stand by our Diocesan decision to stay remote until January 25th. The spike of the virus was so high following the holidays, our families were affected by the virus. Unlike the spring, when everything was shut down, many of our parents are working outside the home in front line positions and exposure is happening despite precautions. When someone in the household tests positive, the children must quarantine for fourteen days. This equates to a lot of interruption to our in-person learning, as teachers try to teach remotely to several at home and address the needs of the students in attendance in class.
When I set up the remote program, I did so at the request of families who are compromised or have circumstances that made it too risky to have a student attend in person. In grades Kindergarten through Grade 5, I designated one teacher at each grade level to be the remote teacher. In grades 6, 7 and 8, since the students have multiple teachers each teacher is set up for remote learning. I offer this as a way of explanation. Lately, we are receiving phone calls about travel or appointments, and the desire to have your child go on remote for the day. Our system is not set up for this. Remote access will be reserved for students who are ill or must quarantine, due to exposure to the virus. In the case of illness, if that teacher is not one of the “remote learning teachers”, it will take them a day to gather the necessary equipment, needed to teach remotely. I also hear your concerns for better acoustics for your remote students. We are working on that too, but please understand that the teacher moves around the room and also attends to the students in the classroom. Some teachers are understandably more comfortable with all of this, but I am so proud of all of them for learning and doing all they can to make this challenge work for our kids. Thank you for your understanding.
We have over two hundred chrome books in the school and are busy writing grants for additional devices. When we went to remote learning in January, we were prepared and able to assist with some who lacked enough devices at home. Some chrome books were returned with missing parts and others needed to be cleaned from food spills. We do not have the money to automatically replace such expensive pieces. We have had requests to keep them at home throughout the snowy weather. Unfortunately, we cannot do that because they are always being used in the classrooms while we are in attendance.
Snow days are quickly becoming a thing of the past across New England. I have heard from many of you, who think that removing a snow day from a child’s life is a terrible thing. Agreed there should always be time for sliding, snow angels or shoveling out a grandparent but since we have all mastered the technology, some educators want to do away with them altogether.
We have made a decision at St. Peter’s, after listening to parents, teachers and students that snow days will be from 9-12 with synchronous learning with the teacher. We will fulfil our requirement for a day of learning by abbreviating the length of each class. I heard, your comments about not enough technology at home or difficulty managing the remote process. I have heard the concern in your voices about child care and how many grandparents or day cares are not equipped to help with the remote process. So, the afternoon will be snow time.
Most important, I cannot thank you enough for your honesty, attention to our COVID checklist, reporting and patience. You have helped us to remain in- person learning, which we all know is the right thing for our children.
May God bless you all,