September 13, 2017
“Blessed are the Peacemakers” by Sister Mary Angela at http://srmarymichael.wordpress.com
In Christ’s Love,
Sister Mary Michael, CK
EARLY DISMISSAL is Friday, September 15 at 1:00pm due to the Faculty Meeting.
MESSAGES 4 MARY Week 2 leader board – While Pre-K had the lead last week 1A has moved ahead with the most money in donations per child! Way to get those donations in, a treat is coming your way! 1B and PreK are in 2nd and 3rd respectively. After 2 full weeks, we are at $5,416.99 - we still have a way to go for our goal of $40,000. Please reach out to all family, friends and neighbors for their donations. 3B sure did something to get to 75% participation! Every little bit helps and the funds go to making St. Peter School the BEST! Go get those donations. Stay tuned for the grand prize announcement coming soon. Our annual fundraiser is off to a great start. For online giving go to http://www.saintpeterslincoln.com/messages-for-mary.html The paper copy is also available on the website. This is our ONLY fundraiser for the year, so please get those donations in. Our goal is five donations for each family. God Bless. ---The Fundraising Committee
COLLECTION FOR HURRICANE RELIEF This weekend, our parish will have a second collection for hurricane relief in our country. Proceeds will be channeled to Catholic Social Services as part of our diocese response. The collection will take place at all Masses after communion. If you would like credit on your year-end statement, envelopes will be available before Mass begins. Please write your name and envelope number on it, or you can bring an envelope with the same recorded info to place in the second collection. May God bless you for your generosity and charity. The children donated $602 for hurricane relief last Friday. This Friday’s collection will go to the same.
MARIAN MASS at the Waverly Retreat Center is tonight Sept. 13 at 7pm. NOTE: Fatima Play Performance Date will be Oct. 13 (7pm) and Oct. 15 (3pm) at St. T’s Kaczmarek Hall.
FALL PARISH FESTIVAL will be this Friday from 5:00-7:30pm in the St. Peter's lower parking lot and field. Advance ticket order deadline is September 14 or may be purchased at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at http://www.saintpeterslincoln.com/fall-parish-festival.html It is not too late to sign up to volunteer at the Parish Festival! Please click on the Sign-Up Genius link and consider donating an hour or so of time that evening to help out. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084EA9A62FA57-stpeters1
HEALTH SCREENINGS will be on Sept. 19-20. Screenings will include height, weight, vision, and hearing. If your children wear glasses, please be sure they have them in school on these days. Kindergarten and 7th Grade students do not need to be screened due to the physical requirement for incoming K and 7th graders.
THE PARENTING DARE Lori and Eric Doerneman have a proactive parenting presentation on TOB teachings and keeping kids healthy in today’s culture, which is no easy task. I am finding information such as this essential for us to work together as school and home, parents and educators (we are people not places). Lori and Eric will be here for our Oct. 17 SFA meeting which begins at 7:00. Please add it to your calendar, as this is so important that if we are to work together, which we must, if we are to effectively help our children, all families need to have one parent in attendance. Thank you for planning in advance and getting this on your calendar.
SCHOOL LUNCH VOLUNTEERS are still needed to help with lunch on the 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Please contact Sarah Hodge for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
INTRODUCING PEACEMAKERS WEEK! The week of Sept. 25-29 this year will be designated PeaceMakers Week. A committee of teachers has worked together in the past year to create a PeaceMakers Curriculum for our school. This curriculum has been customized from reviewing virtue-building and anti-bullying programs. This includes a set of core concepts that will be taught at each grade level throughout this week. The big concepts for each day are: M – Kindness/Empathy/Awareness, Tu – Leadership/Responsibility/Resilience, W – Friendship, Th – Conflict Resolution and F – Teamwork. Throughout the year, the teachers will also be teaching a specific virtue per month to their homeroom classes and hopefully including ways you can work on practicing this virtue at home. If you have any further questions about PeaceMakers Week or the curriculum, please ask your child’s teacher, or this week’s blog has more information.
MATT TALBOT KITCHEN & Outreach (MTKO) has a great volunteer opportunity available to you and your students. The 21st Annual Huskers Helping the Homeless event will be October 7 prior to the NU vs. Wisconsin Badgers. Volunteers are stationed downtown and throughout the city of Lincoln before the game and accepting monetary donations on behalf of MTKO. Students receive 3 hours for volunteering. Volunteering for “Huskers Helping the Homeless” is fun and simple! Register online at www.mtkserves.org or contact us directly at 402.817.0623 with any questions. Thank you for your support of MTKO!
PUMPKIN RUN is a one mile kids fun run to be held Saturday, October 7 at Pioneers Park. Register online at http://www.nebraskasportscouncil.com/PumpkinRun_Lincoln Registrations deadline is Friday, September 22. Mrs. Richter will distribute the packets and t-shirts at school a week before the run.
DISCERNMENT Opportunity for Young Women Fiat Ministries is hosting a discernment retreat on Friday, Sept. 29, 6:30pm through Sunday Oct. 1 at 3:00pm for single women ages 18-26 at Camp Kateri (McCool Junction). Fee of $25 includes meals, lodging, materials. To Register or for more information www.fiatministries.org. Please register by Sept. 27.
CK SISTERS Outdoor Fall Workday Sat., Sept. 30, 1:30-4:30pm We will be cleaning up our vegetable garden, transplanting young trees, as well as cutting down trees and brush. Helpful items to bring include gloves, wheelbarrows, shovels, pickups, chain saws and energy! Children are also welcome! Mark your calendars now and contact Sister Mary Angela at email@example.com if you would like to come and help. Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th St., about 2 miles west and south of Pioneers Park. Click on Workday for the detailed flyer.
Scrip News We are in need of volunteers to sell Scrip at the weekend Masses during the 8:00am and 11:00am Sunday Masses. If we get enough volunteers, the time commitment would be approximately one Mass every other month. If you are available for either of these Mass times, please contact Christy Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. No prior experience is necessary!
E-Scrip will be sent home this Friday, Sept. 15. To sign up or make changes to your order, please contact Scrip Coordinator Christy Dickinson at 402-840-7801 or email@example.com
Scrip Volunteers for September 16/17 Masses: Knights of Columbus will be covering all Masses. Thank you
EXTENDED DAY If you are interested in using our extended day program on a part-time basis, we have made accommodations to provide for half-time enrollment. For those needing three days a week or more, that defaults to the full-time rate. One or two days a week will be considered half time, and the rate is ½ what it would be if you were full time. Contact Mrs. Moser if interested firstname.lastname@example.org
FORMED.ORG The diocesan subscription for formed.org expires in December. There are a lot of great things there; take a look if you have not yet done so. If you need the password, the office staff can get it to you.
LEADERSHIP CAMP online registration begins September 15 (4pm) at www.campkateri.org This Catholic program is a 7-day summer camp for boys entering 6-9th grade. Camp 1 will be held July 8-14, 2018. Camp 2 takes place July 15-21, 2018. The cost is $415. For more information, go to the website or email CampKateriT@gmail.org It fills quickly if you want in, get there quickly!
FOOD COLLECTION Please remember to bring food on Fridays for Catholic Social Services. The children also have a mission collection weekly. We encourage children to bring a little of their own money, or to do an extra job for which they can earn funds to give to the Missionary Childhood Association.
MATH COUNTS We had our inaugural introduction with our 6-8th students, and will be beginning the program here at St. Peters. Signup info will be going home with 6-8th students.
DRONE EXPO! The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum is holding Drone Aviation Workshops on Saturday, Sept. 30, 10:00am or 11:00am for students in Grades. 4-8. Bring your own drone and learn from expert pilots. One-hour workshop requires advanced registration. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. For more information or to register, go to http://sacmuseum.org/drone-workshop-registration/
SPORTS INFO Please remember to check the Lincoln Catholic Sports League website at www.cysi.org for information on volleyball and basketball schedules. The link is on our school website as well.
BASKETBALL CLINIC Supreme Court is hosting clinics at Pius X beginning September 17. You can register at https://supremecourtbball.sportngin.com/register/form/945483720 or pick up a flyer in the school office. ---Paid Adv.
LARGE HOUSE for sale: 7 bedroom, 6 bathroom, main floor master, spacious kitchen, finished basement, large laundry room. Spacious throughout! Great for a family to grow in! If interested, please call Beth 402-420-8390 or 402-570-3069. ---Paid Adv.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
September 18 @ St. Peter
5:45 St. Peter Black vs. St. Joseph (7)
6:45 St. Peter Black vs. St. Joseph (8)
7:45 St. Peter Maroon vs. St. Joseph (8)
September 18 @ St. Patrick
6:00 St. Patrick vs St. Peter Maroon (7)
September 19 @ Blessed Sacrament
5:45 Sacred Heart vs. St. Peter Black (7)
September 19 @ St. Michael
6:45 NAM vs. St. Peter Maroon (7)
7:45 NAM vs. St. Peter Black (8)