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St. Peter Principal's Mid-Summer Newsletter JUNE 23, 2021

Congratulations to the St. Peter Cheerleaders who recently attended UCA Cheer Camp at Southeastern. They won 2nd place Gameday Cheer, 3rd place Gameday Band Dance, 3rd place Camp Routine and Most Improved! Go Runners!

A video message from Mr. Kraus, Principal:

Just some of the items that will be for sale next week at our Pavilion Sale!

School Office CLOSED

Friday, June 25th - Friday, July 16th

Office staff and Administration will be checking phone and email messages during this time. The school office phone number is 985-892-1831.

The school office will re-open on Monday, July 19th from 8:00am -1:00pm until the school office re-opens officially for the 2021-2022 school year on Tuesday, August 3rd, from 7:15am - 3:00pm.

Please note that the school office will be closed on Monday, August 2nd, for our Faculty & Staff Morning of Reflection.

Mark your calendar - BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - Wednesday, August 4th from 4:30 - 6:30pm!

1st Day of School for 1st - 7th Grade - Thursday, August 5th; 11:20am dismissal

Congratulations to all of our students on their success with Reflex Math!

Throughout the year, students have been given the opportunity to work on the Reflex Math Program at school and anytime at home. The goal of the program is to earn at least three green lights each week. For optimal gains in fluency, it is recommended for students to get five green lights per week.

Our school’s expectation is that all 2nd grade students are fluent in all addition and subtraction basic facts before the beginning of 3rd grade. All 3rd grade students should be fluent in addition, subtraction, and multiplication before beginning 4th grade. Students have made great gains throughout the school year, and some still need a little practice. We know that in order to ensure success in math in the older grades, students must be fluent in their basic math facts. We need your help!

If your child is an incoming 3rd or 4th grade student and has not reached 100% fluency in addition and subtraction, would you please have them continue during the summer to login to Reflex Math and “get a green light” at least three days each week, preferably five, to practice and continue mastering their facts. It should only take about 10 minutes to complete.

We will continue to celebrate our students during the summer for reaching 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, and 100% fluency through videos on our St. Peter Family Information Facebook page. I will have their certificates and treats ready for them when they return in August! If a child reaches 100% fluency during the summer, they will be invited to a SNOWBALL Party at the end of summer on July 29th at 2:00. I can’t wait to see the progress they make!
CLICK HERE for the link to the book log! Happy Reading!

A Message from Mr. Clint Goss, Dean of Students and Campus Ministry

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4th – 7th Grade REQUIRED Summer Reading

All summer reading assignments are due on the first day of school, Thursday, August 5th.

The 4th - 7th grade REQUIRED summer reading list and assignments can be found in the link attached to the text/email associated with this newsletter. You can email your new ELA teacher or Mrs. Lauren Johnson at ljohnson@stpetercov.org with any questions.

4th Grade ELA- Mrs. Suzanne Schaefer, sschaefer@stpetercov.org; 5th Grade ELA- Mrs. Claudia Miller, cmiller@stpetercov.org; 6th Grade ELA- Mrs. Shannon Pazos, spazos@stpetercov.org; 7th Grade ELA- Coach Phil Williams, pwilliams@stpetercov.org; and 6th & 7th Grade Honors ELA- Mrs. Kim Wright, kwright@stpetercov.org

CLICK HERE for the link to the book log! Happy Reading!

Camp Roadrunner is so much fun!

Meet Our NEW St. Peter Faculty & Staff:

Mrs. Mimi Boudreau, Intervention Coordinator

Mrs. Mimi Boudreau is joining St. Peter Catholic School as an Interventionist Coordinator. She is a native of Mandeville and a parishioner of St. Peter Catholic Church. Mimi attended St. Scholastica Academy and later graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Specific Learning Disabilities. She is certified in both Elementary and Special Education for grade K-12 and has taught in various grade levels, including middle school ELA, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, second grade and most recently first grade. Mimi and her husband, Deryl, have been married for 20 years and have 3 children: Madison, Lauren and Aiden. Mimi enjoys helping her students learn and develop intellectually and spiritually. She believes education is a journey that is fun and exciting and wants to help instill a sense of curiosity and fervor for learning into her students. She also feels blessed to share the Catholic faith with them and to help them understand the many talents and gifts that God has given each of them to fulfill His perfect plan for each of their lives.

Miss Mary Carter, 4th & 5th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Miss Mary Carter is joining St. Peter as the 4th and 5th grade social studies teacher. She is from Covington and attended Spring Hill College earning her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education this past May. Receiving a Jesuit education and gaining knowledge and experience, she is ready to take on her first year of teaching and looks forward to becoming a part of the school community. Miss Carter hopes to provide the best education to her students and teach with an open heart and an open mind.

Mrs. Tammie Mott, Rosetta Stone Teacher

Mrs. Tammie Mott is joining St. Peter as the Rosetta Stone Coordinator. She was born in Utah and moved to Mandeville, Louisiana when she was in first grade. She graduated from Mandeville High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from LSU. She taught for seven years in St. Tammany Parish public schools before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She has enjoyed serving as a volunteer at St. Peter school for the past several years. She has two children currently at St. Peter, Macie and Cullen. She feels blessed and excited to be teaching again.

Mrs. Courtney Newton, 1st - 3rd Grade Religion Assistant

Mrs. Courtney Newton is joining St. Peter as the 1st - 3rd Grade Religion assistant. She was born and raised in Opelousas, LA where she graduated from Opelousas Catholic High School in 2001. She attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2005. Courtney started her career in mortgage banking and later worked for Chevron North America as a Financial Analyst in Houston and New Orleans for 6 years. For the past 12 years she has stayed home with her 4 children, ages 13, 11, 8, and 4.

Mrs. Savannah Partin, 1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Savannah Partin is joining St. Peter as a first grade teacher. She was born and raised in Mobile, AL. She earned her bachelors from The University of South Alabama in Education. After completing her bachelors, she continued her education and earned her Masters in Early Childhood Education. Savannah is currently working towards her PhD in Early Childhood Education at East Tennessee State University. Before coming to St. Peter, Savannah worked as a preschool teacher in New Orleans and Daphne, AL. She has also spent some time educating teachers in professional development sessions at a childcare agency in Mobile, AL. Savannah loves teaching in hands on and interactive ways to engage all senses of the students in her care. Savannah says, “It is such a rewarding experience to be able to share the love of God in everything we do as a Catholic school educator!” Savannah is married to Brent Partin with two children, Michael (9) and Harper (10 months).

Mrs. Heidi Pear, Enrichment Dance Teacher

Mrs. Heidi Pear joined St. Peter as an Elective Dance teacher for 6th and 7th grade students. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Slidell. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Heidi and her husband Jon have two amazing children, Peyton and Mary Grace. Heidi is the Children’s Director at Northshore Academy of Dance. Heidi loves sharing her joy for dancing with others. “Let us praise His name with dancing” Psalm 149:3

Mrs. Lauren Signorelli, Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Lauren Signorelli is joining St. Peter as a Kindergarten teacher. She was born in New Orleans and lived on the Northshore most of her life before marrying and moving to Metairie, where she taught preschool for eleven years. Before coming to St. Peter Catholic School, Lauren taught at St. Francis Xavier for six years. She is certified in Early Childhood Education, and is passionate about early exposure to children's literature-- she is forever growing her children's picture book library. She is married to her husband James, and has a son named Dominic starting first grade at St. Peter in the fall as well as a baby girl due in November.

Mrs. Anne Koerner Simpson, Enrichment Choir Teacher

Mrs. Anne Koerner Simpson is joining St. Peter as the choir enrichment teacher. Anne has been the Vocal Director of Music for St. Peter Church since 2001 where she sings, conducts choirs and instructs individual singers while coordinating the music ministry. Anne holds a degree in music from Loyola University in addition to graduate work in the field of chant, sacred music and liturgy. Anne has received extensive instruction in the Ward method, a pedagogical method of teaching music to children using various techniques based on the music of our Catholic tradition. Anne lives in Covington with her five children - her youngest two girls are students at St. Peter School.

Mr. Joseph Thompson, 6th & 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Mr. Joe Thompson is joining St. Peter to teach 6th & 7th grade Social Studies. He is a member of St. Peter Parish and a father of five kids, three currently at our school, one at SSA and his oldest at St. Paul's. He has been married to Erika Thompson (our 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade religion teacher) for over 17 years. He is a San Diego native, but don't hold that against him. He has lived in Covington for seven years. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville (class of 2001) and is a devout Catholic.

Mrs. Kim Wright, 6th & 7th Grade Honors ELA Teacher

Mrs. Kim Wright is very excited about being a faculty member at St. Peter Catholic School and looks forward to teaching 6th and 7th grade Honors ELA. She believes it is a privilege to share her love of Christ and the English language with her students and to accompany them on the adventures found between the covers of excellent books! Mrs. Wright and her husband, Mark, have been married for 23 years and have five children, ranging in age from 20 to 6. She is a native of New Orleans and a graduate of Mount Carmel Academy. She earned an undergraduate degree in political science with a minor in English from Louisiana State University, where she also graduated from law school. After practicing law and working in non-profit development, she was finally able to realize her dream of becoming an English teacher in 2006. In 2010, she began homeschooling her children and serving St. Peter Parish as Confirmation Coordinator. After 8 years in that role, she became a teacher and administrator at the Holy Family Hybrid Homeschool, teaching grammar, composition, and literature.

CLICK HERE for the supply list.

All supply fees will be drafted through your FACTS account on Friday, August 13th.

Has your family moved this year? Do you have any new contact information? Please email Tanya Montour at tmontour@stpetercov.org with your updated family information.

Service Hours Expectations for 5th, 6th & 7th Grade Students

CLICK HERE for the service hours expectations & form.

CAFETERIA NEWS!

The USDA has extended free meals through the 2021-2022 school year, allowing the Archdiocese of New Orleans to serve our students free breakfast and lunch next school year!