Views From the Nest – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Views From the Nest

 Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

The Old Bard, William Shakespeare, would have been proud to see the Saints Peter and Paul fourth and fifth grade students perform Midsummer Night’s Dream on November 10 and 11, 2016, in the Little Theatre at the Short Street Campus.

Mr. Trent Stephens, Director, adapted this popular Shakespearean comedy for younger performers and audiences.  The students have been preparing for the play since the first week in September. We are extremely excited about the show and we know everyone will be thoroughly impressed with the talent, energy and commitment of the SPPS students.

In addition to the school performances, the cast and crew will be traveling to Mary Todd Elementary and Northern Elementary this week to perform the play and share our love for the Arts!

Please make plans to attend and support our school and young performers.  You may purchase tickets by clicking the links below:

Thursday Performance

Friday Performance

Megan Naylor-Drama Teacher

 

…And that is my View From the Nest.

Views from the Nest – 2nd Grade

Views From the Nest

SaintsGiving Day is October 19, 2016

 “Sharing Our Gifts”

Why SPPS is a gift in my life…

By Second Grade Students

 Holland-My school is a gift to my life because my teachers and friends are nice to me and make me feel smart. My friends play with me and make me laugh. Mrs. Abrams teaches me about God and I like going to school where I can learn more about him every day.

Alex-SPPS teaches me more about Jesus and how to be good. SPPS teachers me a lot and makes sure I understand. We go to church and earn about God and SPPS makes learning fun and not boring. This is how SPPS is a gift in my life

Addison-My friends at SPPS are like family. They are nice to me and play with me every day are recess. We always learn something new in specials. Our teachers help me when I don’t understand things. SPPS is a gift to my life because not everyone gets to go to a school like SPPS.

Eli-Saints Peter & Paul is a gift in my life because all of the teachers are nice and helpful. We learn a lot about God. We have a lot of recess. I have so many good friends in school. The lunch ladies serve us good and healthy lunches. All the specials teachers are nice. Mrs. Majors is great.  Mrs. Coleman, Mrs. Bowls, and Mrs. Abrams are fantastic.

Cooper-Saints Peter & Paul is a gift to my life because God is everywhere at school. The teachers are great and they help me learn about the life of Jesus and how God loves me. Some kids can’t go to a school like ours and I like being where my mom teaches. We also get to do fun things for other people all the time and be like Jesus was. SPPS is a perfect place.

Spencer-Saints Peter & Paul gives me a chance to learn more about God and get a good education and also the teachers are very nice and helpful.

Anna-I learn a lot from the teachers. The teachers are nice. I learn lots. They help me learn new things and that makes me feel good. They teach me about God in religion class. They teach me to be kind and to care for others. They teach me about God. It is fun! It is a nice community. It is a nice school. SPPS is special.

Evelyn-Saints Peter & Paul is a gift in my life because I hated homeschool with my mom, because I wanted to just have fun times with my mom.

I love Mrs. Coleman and all of the teachers are so helpful and nice, and I love that we have so much art and games to help you learn. All the teachers are so stern but also kind and nice.

When I got glasses I didn’t feel embarrassed because everybody was so nice, and I did get a few, “You have glasses now!” and a few people wanted to hear the story of how I got them.

Sadie-It is fun. It is fun because there’s friends, there’s fun ways to learn, the teachers are nice.

Kara-Saints Peter & Paul is a gift in my life because I learn to live a good life. I learn about God. I love field trips that help me learn about people and my community. I like to play with my friends. SPPS is fun!

Nathan-I have great friends. I really have nice teachers. We go on field trips, like the pumpkin patch. We learn about Jesus.

Carter-In church I get to learn about God and follow him. My friends care for me. We learn in fun ways Learning will help make me smart. I love SPPS!

…And that is our View From the Nest.

 

 

 

Views from the Nest – 3rd Grade

Views From the Nest

SaintsGiving Day is October 19, 2016

 “Sharing Our Gifts”

Why SPPS is a gift in my life…

By Third Grade Students

 I asked them to write down 5 ways that SPPS is a gift in their life for homework.  Then they had to narrow it down to one or two topics and expand upon it.   These were written in the classroom and not at home.  They warmed my heart!   Julie Kelley

FRIENDS

SPPS is a gift in my life because of the friends.  The friends at SPPS are kind because they share their love when others are sad. They are helpful with helping others when they are stuck on their work.  They give respect and don’t cause harm to one another.  Friends at SPPS will never ignore you and will always put you first. – Bobby Smith

BUILDING

SPPS is a gift in my life because we have a really big school. We have three floors in our school.  Also we have a gym and a library. There is a lot of space in this school. –  Connor Langrel

CURSIVE

SPPS is a gift in my life because we get to learn cursive. Some schools don’t get to learn cursive, so we are lucky to learn it in third grade.  We will need to know it for later in our life. And that is one reason that SPPS is a gift in my life.  – Ellie Majors

Friends/Our Catholic Faith

I think SPPS is special because they’re part of my family, as the Lord might say. They’re not friends or family, they’re both!  People that don’t believe in the Lord…well they don’t know what they are missing. I just hope everyone will love, care, give, help and heal one another.

I think SPPS teaches education the best and other private schools do too. I wish the poor could go to private school. It’s a good thing that we are lucky that we go to this school. God puts us in the place and time He wants and He knows that when we fall, he will catch us in his loving arms. – Madailein Cory

DRAMA

SPPS is a gift in my life because we have drama class. A lot of schools don’t have drama class.  I just can’t believe that I have drama. When I used to be in my public school, I never had drama. But now I’m like “Oh my gosh!”  I have drama! It’s really funny whenever we are watching Charlie Chaplin. That is why SPPS is a gift to me. -Lexie  Reyes-Baez

CAFETERIA LUNCHES

I love the food that we have. They serve lots of healthy stuff like fruit, bananas, and salad. The lunch lady is nice. Their burgers are the best. My most favorite lunch is walking taco and their rice. – Brady Wasik

GOOD TEACHERS

The teachers at SPPS are really nice.  The teachers will help you when you need help.  When you get stuck on something, they walk you through it. They will do anything to help. SPPS has really good teachers. – Jimmy Fox

FRONT OFFICE

SPPS is a gift in my life because when I go to Ms. Cheryl, she is the best. She can get us medicine if we have a stomachache. That’s probably what I have but sometimes you might have a headache or a gum problem. – Justice Beall

ICE PROGRAM

SPPS is a gift in my life because they help people that are special people.

Others help them like speech class, English and Math. Helping them helps them be better at being nice and helping them be super – duper nice to each other. – Nakya Christopher

PRAYER

SPPS is a gift in my life because we go to church and pray before lunch. I am grateful for church because most schools don’t get to go to church. I want to go to church and pray and not stay in class all day and stare at that one rule: No Praying!!  I find it inappropriate to not pray at all. There are wonderful priests and singers.   – Lucias Ford

SCHOOL AND CHURCH

SPPS is a gift in my life because our school has a church so we can know more about Jesus. We can learn about the saints and others. We can read about Jesus Christ. I am glad to have a church so we can know Jesus. – Joaquin Bras

…And that is our View From the Nest.

 

 

Views from the Nest- Lesley Farmer 9/20/16

Yesterday I sent three separate emails to SPPS.  Each email had a different way in which I needed to get my children home because, in our family, getting our kids to and from school is a daily challenge due to ever changing schedules.  And instead of being frustrated with me for constantly changing what I needed to happen, I got reassuring replies (on each of them), “Don’t worry about it, we will make sure the kids are taken care of and are where you need them to be.”  It made me realize that I truly have a village helping me raise my children at SPPS and without them we would be lost.

Both of our kids started at SPPS in the Little Angels program; Jackson started when he was 2 and Maddie started when she was just 3 months old.  When we chose SPPS we knew the many great qualities we saw from our walk through and knew of their dedication to the arts which we valued so much.  But what we didn’t know is we were finding the village that we all seek to help us raise our children.  As two working parents, which I imagine most of us are, we had to entrust SPPS to help shape the little people we are trying to raise into amazing big people.  But what I did not know was the commitment and love the SPPS community had for my children would be beyond what you expect a non-relative to have.   SPPS was there when I was desperately trying to potty-train Jackson, they were there for Maddie’s first steps, they were there when our family had a tragedy, and they were there for every magical moment in my children’s early education.

When it came time for our kids to move onto Kindergarten, both Craig and I lost our breath at the thought of losing the relationships and love we created with the staff, families, and friends.  We knew we could never replace the warmth and affection that we felt, just from walking through the doors at SPPS.  We knew, from the bottom of our hearts, that the sacrifice of our family’s finances to continue to go on to K-8, would far outweigh any extra vacation, fancy car, or bigger house, because we had found our village.  The village that calls me when Jackson seems a little off that day.  The village that texts me when Maddie has an amazing moment that they knew I should not miss.  The village that I know I can always be open and honest with when I have a problem, and the village that hugs our family early in the morning until I pick them up late in the afternoon.  This is where we belonged and GOD made sure we knew it.

Choosing to go on to the K-8 program was the best decision we could have ever made for our family.  I am thankful for the support, commitment and even more so, the patience that everyone in the school has for all of us.  I am especially thankful on those days when my world has been flipped upside down, and I need extra help from our entire village to take care of my family.

...AND THAT’S MY VIEW FROM THE NEST                                                                                                                                            

Written by Lesley Farmer, SPPS Parent and Council Member

Views from the Nest – Middle School 9/6/16

Sts. Peter & Paul Middle School is truly a unique and special place. It is about preparing your “tween” for high school and supporting their growth spiritually, academically, and socially.

Spiritually, Middle School students attend daily religion classes, weekly mass, and monthly Adoration. Within this area exploration of adolescent issues are covered in the Theology of the Body curriculum.

Academically, a challenging curriculum is led by experienced teachers who partner with you and your child to achieve academic success supported by the High Marks Program, which is open to all. A rich variety of Enrichment classes and opportunities offer experiences in the Arts, Technology, and Athletics as well.

Socially, a House System for grades 6-8 to promote community and spirit. Elementary School “buddies” help teach responsibility and caring, while other programs such as KYA teach understanding of local and world-wide political issues. Extended field trips (i.e. Carter Caves, Space Camp, and Washington D.C.) support the curriculum and create lasting student bonds.

 

It’s a great day at Sts. Peter & Paul Middle School! Click the following link for a glimpse into a Middle School Morning.

 

https://goo.gl/photos/7cRr4FeBriG7KfrX9

 

…And that is a View From the Nest.

Views from the Nest – Kelley Wiley 8/29/16

Recently someone asked me, “Why do you volunteer?” Without hesitation the answer was simple: “To make a difference.”

For me I think that a huge part of what makes SPPS so special is the community in which we have formed. Over the years, I have built friendships and relationships with families and staff that I truly cherish. I want to make a difference in my children’s lives; I want to teach them that volunteering and giving back is rewarding and appreciated. Deepening friendships, meeting new people, maintaining significant ties to the school, and being involved in my children’s education gives me a sense of pride and mission for SPPS.

I am proud to be part of an amazing community. I am proud of the relationships and friendships I have formed over the years and I am proud to call SPPS my family. So next time someone asks me why I volunteer, the answer will still be the same. I am making a difference in my community and in the eyes of my children.

“It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” –Mother Theresa

Kelley Wiley

Middle School and PK Parent

 

 

…And that is my View From the Nest.

Views from the Nest – Pam Rice 8/22/16

The best thing about working at the Early Childhood Campus is that when your day is a bit rough or you are feeling slightly stressed you can walk down the hall and rock a precious, tiny baby for a while or visit a toddler room for some hugs and snuggles.  You can crawl into Mrs. Hellard’s PK3 classroom teepee with a group of kiddos and listen to knock-knock jokes. Your glum mood will be lifted instantly.

There is a purity and innocence with the age of the children that I am blessed to work with that serves as a constant reminder that Christ is ever present in each and every one of us. That is never more evident than when you look into the eyes of a baby that only God is capable of creating the miracle of a new life.

The importance of our work at the Early Childhood Campus is reinforced each time a young mother and father walk through our doors with their young child and place him or her in our arms; entrusting us with his or her care, to protect, to love, and to nurture this glorious little being. I love my work!

Pam Rice

Co-Director of the Early Childhood Campus

 

 

…And that is my View From the Nest.

Views from the Nest – Jamie Burch 8/17/16

Our 2016-17 journey may have started with dark clouds in the sky, but the smiling faces of your children coming to our first school day were bright lights. Your children are so polite and well mannered, reflecting the values you have instilled. I am so blessed to work with your children and
already appreciate your support.

And what an exciting start to the school year! As I walked the halls visiting the classrooms, I saw so many exciting things happening from day one – Ms. Lynn practicing routines with her 1st graders, Ms. Coleman’s 2nd grade starting the day with brain games, Ms. Kaelin having her 5th graders use
critical thinking skills to solve a problem, Ms. Parker integrating Spanish into Kindergarten calendar time, and the Middle School teachers reviewing behavior and classroom expectations with their students to get them off on the right foot, just to name a few.

I can’t wait to see how this year develops and to watch and guide your children’s development through the wonderful faculty here. I know the first few weeks of school can be a challenge, and I am here any time to talk to you about any aspect of SPPS life you would like to discuss.

I am blessed to serve as principal here and SPPS is blessed that you have chosen us for your children and your family.

In Christ,

Jamie Burch, Sts. Peter & Paul School Principal

…And that is my View From the Nest.

Kroger Community Rewards

It is time to re-enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program.  Our goal this year is to have 200 families enrolled in the program.  This is a very easy way to donate to the school every time you shop at Kroger.  Simply by registering your Kroger Plus card, SPPS will receive a donation from Community Rewards.  Last year we received $5,000 from this program.

Please take a few minutes to re-register your Kroger Plus card with Community Rewards by going to  www.Kroger.com/communityrewards.  Our group number is 11646.  Kroger Community Rewards requires that all participants re-register their cards August 1st – 31st.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the office at (859) 254-9257 or info@sppslex.org.

Cross Country

SPPS Cross Country schedule is available for students in 3rd -8th grade – (Basic timed running).  Students do not have to attend all practices/meets to participate
Cost $40 +$12 if you want a new T shirt

Cross Country Schedule