August 18, 2017 | Backpack News | Ss. Peter & Paul School
**STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED 30 MINUTES EARLY EVERY WEDNESDAY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. BUS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE. **
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER!
Sunday, August 20 Family Mass, Back to School BBQ, Soccer Pictures
**Children’s Liturgy will be for Kindergarten only this day**
Monday, August 21 NO SCHOOL – Virtual day of learning/Eclipse
Tuesday, August 29 Protecting God’s Children, 6:30 p.m. in Morris Hall
Thursday, August 31 Back to School Reconciliation Service 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept 4 NO SCHOOL – Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, Sept 9 Deacon Jimmy Ghiglione Birthday
Monday, Sept 11 Fr. John’s Birthday
Friday, Sept 15 11:15 a.m. dismissal – No Bus Service (Unit 10 Institute Day)
Friday, Sept 15 – 29 Yankee Candle Fundraiser
Thursday, Sept 28 Lifetouch Yearbook Picture Day
Family/Soccer Mass and Back to School BBQ
Just a reminder to have your child bring a canned good with them to 10:30 a.m. Mass this Sunday. Players should arrive by 10:20 a.m. and be in uniform (jersey, shorts, and socks, NO CLEATS OR SHIN GUARDS!). They will meet with their team/coach in the gathering space. (If your student is in Choir AND Soccer, they are to go to the Robe Room in basement, put on robe, then go back to Soccer Team, process in with them, and then walk to Choir area.) Soccer pictures will be taken after Mass. **Children’s Liturgy will be for Kindergarten only this day.** After Mass, come enjoy the School Board sponsored Back to School BBQ, visit with old friends and meet some new friends too! We extend a special welcome to the many new students and families! (see below for more details!)
Picture schedule:K 12:00-12:10 p.m., 1/2 Girls 12:10-12:20, 1/2 Boys 12:20-12:30,
3/4 Girls 12:30-12:40, 3/4 Boys 12:40-12:50, 5/6 Girls 12:50-1:00, 5/6 Boys 1:00-1:10,
7/8 Girls 1:10-1:20, 7/8 Boys 1:20-1:30 p.m.
Evening soccer games will still be played since the eclipse will be over and any danger of looking at the sun will have passed.
Huge Hornet Welcome!!
Welcome to our new interim principal, Mrs. Peg Bodinet! SSPP is very grateful for your servant heart!
Welcome to our teachers this year: new 6th grade teacher, Ms. Christina Reinhardt and computer teacher, Mrs. Amy Michiaels.
Also please welcome to the following new students and their families: PK: Noah Awalt, Robert Briggs, Carter Fisher, Blake Grzywacz, Christopher Hayes, Cecilia Klaas, Juliet Little, Noah Otero, Margot Patterson, Kaleb Perez, Kyler Stultz, Emma Trimble, Amelia Wachter & Kerry Wachter. K: Melanie Knebel, Parker Lovell, Reese Reinhardt. 1: Tucker Frawley, Julitza Rojas. 4: Ayden Perez, Emily Small. 6: Hannah Small. 7: Mary Elizabeth Benware, Gabrielle LaRobardier, Alyssa Oliver, Ellie Ronzo. 8: Allison Peck.
KUDOS: to Mrs. Phetsadasack, Mrs. Martin, Mr. Rudy Bouse (grandparent of Emma Berg:grade 6, Lily Berg: Grade 2 & Christopher Hayes: Preschool) and the St. Louis Astronomical Society for providing the Eclipse glasses. Thank you!!
Protecting God’s Children (PGC) Classes:
ANY parent/guardian who may coach, want to be a field trip chaperone, classroom helper (room parent), playground supervisor or lunch helper MUST complete the Protecting God’s Children program plus have a Background Check processed. This is in accordance with the Safe Environment policy of the Springfield Diocese. We may be contacting you to resubmit a background check as they are good for only 5 years. .
SSPP will be holding a session on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Morris Hall.
PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE at 618-345-4343 TO SIGN UP
The following area sessions are listed on the diocesan website (www.dio.org), under Safe Environment Program:
8/22 at St. Mary’s, Edwardsville 8-11 a.m.
8/22 at St. Mary’s, Edwardsville 7-10 p.m.
8/23 at St. Boniface, Edwardsville 6:30-9:30 p.m.
9/5 at St. Cecilia, Glen Carbon 6:30-9:30 p.m.
9/6 at Marquette High School, Alton 6:30-9:30 p.m.
9/7 at St. Paul, Highland 6:30-9:30 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE:
SSPP’s Annual School Auction is Saturday, November 11, 2017!
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP SSPP SCHOOL:
SHOPWITHSCRIP.COM Please call the school office for the SSPP enrollment code. Additional questions, call the school office at 344-5450.
SCRIP: The school office carries a variety of scrip cards and can order almost anything. Go to www.glscrip.com or www.shopwithscrip.com for the complete list. The school receives different percentages back on each card purchased. If you know you’ll be shopping at a specific store (ie shopnsave, etc) or dining at a specific restaurant (ie olive garden, etc), or paying your store charge (ie kohl’s, etc), please think about purchasing them from school. Thanks for your support!
SCHNUCKS E-SCRIP CARD: If you don’t have one, contact the school office and we will get one to you. You only have to have them scan it at the time of your checkout – That’s it! Pretty easy, isn’t it?
Inserts in today’s Friday Folders:
New Band Member bulletin (4-8), Band Schedule