Parent-Student Handbook 2013-2014
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St Peter Prince of the Apostles School Website
- April 17
- 7:30am: Fr. Prays w/Annex Staff
- 12:30pm: Minimum Day / Early Dismissal / Teacher In Service
- 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
Mastering the basics while benefiting from hands-on learning (1st-5th Grades)
St. Peter Prince of the Apostles School uses a variety of instructional methodologies to help each child learn the best
way they can. Programs focus on mastering the basics, while simultaneously offering students ample opportunities for
hands-on learning and development. Aside from classroom instruction, students also learn through field trips, on-site
and offsite presentations, and school events and activities.
Highly qualified, certified teachers provide an Archdiocese-approved curriculum which includes mathematics, science, religion, social studies, language arts, Spanish, music, fine arts and physical education. With the integration of traditional and digital methods, students are able to learn in integrated environments, better equipping them for the more stringent demands of middle school and eventually, high school.
Religious and spiritual growth is very important at St. Peter’s and this plays a central part in the total development of each child. Students strengthen their religious foundation by beginning and ending each day with prayers, attending weekly masses, observing holy days of obligation, as well as reconciliation. First Reconciliation and the Sacrament of First Communion are offered in 2nd grade following sacramental preparation for Catholic students. St. Peter’s accepts and respect students of all faiths and welcomes cultural diversity in its community.
Spanish vocabulary is reinforced and conversational Spanish is introduced in 1st grade to prepare the students for more challenging language instruction from 3rd to 5th grade.
Technology instruction is an integral factor in St. Peter’s total development of each student. Basics such as keyboard and word processing skills are taught, with the intention of moving students into project-based learning. Technology is not learned in a vacuum. Homeroom teachers work diligently to incorporate real-world applications to support each child’s understanding of the role technology plays in every day life.
Fine arts, music and physical education instruction are also valuable components of the elementary curriculum. Students are able to harness their creativity and physical abilities, which contribute to overall learning and development.