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Storytime in the Blum Library

February 12th, 2019

Caregivers and children ages 18 months to three years old are invited to attend this complimentary drop-in activity at St. Peter’s School! Storytime is held from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM on select Mondays throughout the year, in the newly renovated Blum Library, located on the Third Floor of the School. Come visit us for a fun morning of reading stories and a chance to connect with other families! UPCOMING DATES: Mar. 11, Apr. 8, Apr. 29 and May 13. Please email strezza@st-peters-school.org to register for Storytime and click here to learn about other ways you can visit our School!



Coffee & Conversation with the Head of School on March 14

February 10th, 2019

Join us for a Coffee & Conversation with the Head of School on Thursday, March 14 in the Blum Library from 8:30AM – 9:30AM along with special guest Jeff Gibson of BLOCS (Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools). Jeff will explain how companies can make a majority of their tax payment in the form of a contribution to a qualified scholarship organization (like SPS) instead of giving corporate tax dollars to the state, through a special statewide program known as EITC/OSTC. For the past few years our school has been partnering with BLOCS, who serves as a liaison between SPS and EITC/OSTC, helping bring over $190,000 in scholarship funds to the School. Nearly all PA Independent Schools take advantage of this program to help offset their tuition assistance budget.
For more information or to RSVP to this event, email Clare Dych, Director of Advancement, at cdych@st-peters-school.org. We are requesting RSVPs for this particular session to ensure we have adequate materials prepared.



Annual Auction Raffle Tickets: Now On Sale!

February 4th, 2019

Get excited for St. Peter’s School’s Annual Auction, to be held Friday, April 5 on the historic Moshulu ship and restaurant at Penn’s Landing. This is the biggest fundraising event of the year and a whole lot of fun for the School community. The 100 for 100 Raffle Tickets are NOW ON SALE! How the raffle works:

– Purchase a ticket for $100 (there are only 100 available for purchase)
– A single number 1 through 100 will be drawn a week prior to the auction
– The owner of the ticket will have the opportunity to choose one of the Live Auction items (Please note that select Live Auction experiences, including SPS specific items, are excluded from the raffle.)



4th Annual Maker Faire a Great Success!

February 2nd, 2019

Thank you to all of our presenters who helped make our 4th Annual Maker Faire a great success! SPS Students engaged with professionals in careers including fashion design, emergency pediatric medicine, travel design, real estate development, TV production, interior design, small business consulting, radio engineering, pro bono law, tattoo art, collegiate athletics, theater production and criminal justice. THANK YOU to everyone who shared their background, expertise and passion with our students.



Affinity Group Lunch on January 25

January 15th, 2019

St. Peter’s School offers an Affinity Group lunch for students interested in meeting to share their experiences together along with a faculty member. These optional gatherings are intended to help develop connections between students who identify with a particular group. Our first Affinity Group lunch will take place on Friday, January 25 at 12:30pm, and will be a student of color group, open to all students of color, defined as anyone identifying with the following heritages: Latinx, Black/African, South Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Mixed/Biracial.  If you are interested in having your child attend, please reach out to their classroom teacher or advisor to request your child add your student to this group. Please note there is no lunch provided for this event, so please plan for your child to bring their lunch, pick up their Smart Lunch, or pizza prior to the meeting. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kate Childs, our Community Life Director, at kchilds@st-peters-school.org. To learn more about how Affinity Groups help support students of color in independent schools, click here



MLK Week of Service and Engagement

January 11th, 2019

During the week preceding MLK Day, January 14 – 18, SPS students engaged in activities to learn about and celebrate diversity.  Activities included a collaborative mural art project for the “I Have A Dream” speech, community service activities at the Old Pine Community Center and the St. Peter’s Church Food Cupboard, and the ECD Peace March through our neighborhood.



Winter Enrichment Classes

December 13th, 2018

Registration is now open for our Winter Enrichment Classes, which start the week of January 7! These classes offer unique learning experiences for students staying after school.

NEW THIS WINTER, we are offering Dance and Creative Movement, Run the Course, Metal Working, Cool Science, Winter DIY Crafting, and Zen Kids, along with fan favorites like Gymnastics, Junk Modeling, Sports Surprise, Mix it Up Cooking, Sewing, Indoor Soccer and Hip Hop. Classes range from $120 – $190 for the eight-week session.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & SCHEDULES

REGISTER HERE



Celebration of Light on December 18

December 1st, 2018

Family and friends are invited to St. Peter’s School’s Celebration of Light at St. Peter’s Church, located at 3rd & Pine Streets on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00pm. Students from First through Eighth Grades celebrate the holiday season with songs from diverse sources. Celebration of Light is a special night when we celebrate the returning of light to our hemisphere, with an emphasis placed on the many traditions of the season, including Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas. School dismissal is at 12:00pm that day, and students report back to their classrooms at 5:30pm that evening. Please note Aftercare is available on that day.



Fall 2018 Edition of The Independent

November 30th, 2018

We are excited to share the Fall 2018 edition of our bi-annual publication, The Independent. This edition includes a Spotlight of Student Government President, Lily Murphy ’19, and an Alumni Spotlight of Phillip Paige ’69.

You will also find details on the ECD’s fall visit to Elmwood Park Zoo, a Harvest Festival recap and information about our STEAM program. Plus, learn more about our new Head of School, Matt Evans, as well as what students can expect during this year’s School Services. Click here to read the new issue.



Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day Recap

November 6th, 2018

Thank you to all the Grandparents and Special Friends of our students who visited the School on Tuesday, November 20, spending time in the classrooms before heading over to Old Pine Community Center to enjoy a performance by our students. If you weren’t able to attend, you can watch the Facebook Live recording of the wonderful performance here.