Parent-Student Handbook 2013-2014
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St Peter Prince of the Apostles School Website
- April 18
- Good Friday
- Holiday / No School
- April 20
- Easter Sunday
- April 21
- Inclement Weather Make-Up Day
- Tiger Tales / Jean Spirit
- April 22
- 7:30am: Fr. Prays w/Primary Staff
- April 23
- 6:30pm: School Council Mtg. / Annex Library
- April 24
- 7:30am: Fr. Prays w/Annex Staff
- 10:00am: DAYOSA / Gym
- 1:00pm: Talent Show / Parish Hall
Brainpower Summer Camp is NEVER boring! Programs for kids ages 18 months to age three and programs for kids ages three through age 10! Weekly themes set the tone for activities including indoor gym games, playground time, arts and crafts, water fun and swimming, technology, sports, field trips, reading and visiting performers! Early camp care starts at 7 am and late camp care ends at 6p. Register now to reserve your student's space for a memorable summer!
St. Peter's Strategic Plan Update
Please see the documents below which were presented during the parent's briefing of the strategic plan. We are asking for parent support by volunteering for one of the goals identified in the five year plan. Contact information for Goal Chairperson is listed under each goal.
Looking for a school for your child?
Studies suggest you consider these five important factors:
Will the academics offered provide enough rigors for your child to be successful and help them achieve beyond the basics?
St. Peter’s is:
- A TWO-TIME winner of the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
- Offers rigorous curriculum delivered by 100% degreed teachers
- Member of the University of the Incarnate Word Brainpower Connection
- In the 2013-2014 school year, 31 students invited to participate in the Duke University Talent Search based on standardized test scores of 95% or higher.
Additionally, at St. Peter’s:
- More than 95% of our students go on to Catholic high schools with many achieving honor roll status and leadership positions in their schools.
- Members of the National Elementary Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society
- Facilities include a state-of-the-art science lab, two libraries, two art and music studios
- Technology labs and participation in the Google Education software program
St. Peter’s Early Childhood Center for students age three and four features:
- Full-day PreK until 3p with optional afterschool programs until 6p.m.
- Degreed Teachers
- Full-time paraprofessional
- Early childhood Creative Curriculum® with weekly theme-based lessons
- Literacy circles (more than half of our four-year old students are reading!)
- The Writing Without Tears program teaching students how to form letters correctly in an engaging environment.
- Number Name Math Project that extends through K5 exploring not only numbers but concepts, reasoning and mathematical thinking
- Classroom technology and library time
- Big Brother and Sister Program where younger students and matched with older “mentor” students.
Will your student get that one-on-one attention at all levels of their education?
- Student-teacher ratio of 16-to-1 not including paraprofessionals and specials educators
- A full-time reading specialist
- Accelerated Reader Program linked between the classroom and the school libraries
- One-on-one tutoring and classroom support through the UIW work-study program
- Number Name Math Project exploring not only numbers but concepts, reasoning and mathematical thinking
- Counseling Services through professionals at the University of the Incarnate Word
Does the school provide a cultural fit with activities to create a well-rounded student as well as a strong culture within the school community?
St Peter’s provides:
- Full-time teachers providing enrichment in theatre arts, music, art, Spanish and weekly library time.
- Various middle school electives from drama, sports, yearbook, music, chess, Quiz Bowl and more.
- Access to on-site classes after school (ballet, piano, etc.)
- Partnership with the San Antonio Symphony for fourth and fifth grade students
- Parish School with weekly mass
- Required service hours for students and parents
- Tiger Spirit Program promoting Tolerance, Integrity, Generosity, Empathy and Responsibility
- Diogras Award program with peer nominated recognition for student work outside the classroom including leadership, music, character, sportsmanship, visual fine arts, creativity and citizenship.
- After School Care service on-campus until 6 p.m.
- On-campus Scouting programs for all ages
- Active Parent Teacher Council and School Council
Do you have financial flexibility and a visible return on your investment?
St. Peter’s provides:
- A three percent prepay discount
- Four different tuition payment plans and no credit card processing fees
- Free morning care
- Each graduating St. Peter’s student receives a $1500 per year scholarship to either Brainpower High School (Incarnate Word High School or St. Anthony's High School) and a $1500 per year college scholarship to the University of the Incarnate Word
- St. Peter’s provides a $100 tuition discount for members of the military
- PTC sponsored 8th grade scholarship
- Buckley scholarship valued at $4,500 based on need
- Additional financial aid available through Hope for the Future
Is the school concerned with the total health of your student?
St. Peter’s offers:
- Physical education and health for primary and middle schools
- Access to the University of the Incarnate Word facilities
- Catered school meals aligned with healthy guidelines for children
- Worth the Wait Program for grades 6th-8th
- radKIDS® training for primary and middle school students
- Middle school sports including golf, football, basketball, baseball, softball, track, soccer and volleyball
- Tennis program through University of the Incarnate Word
- CYO sports program for grades K4-5th
- Member of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation