Welcome to St. Peter!

St. Peter Parent Survival Guide

This is the unofficial parent guide to St. Peter Catholic School, written by parents for parents.  Following are some tips and suggestions from parents that you may not figure out until you have been around the block a couple of times.  We hope this serves as a reference for you.  If you have any additional suggestions for tips for other parents, send them to

When you need to get a sitter (adults only events): 

-New Parent Party - August 20, 2016, 7:30PM -Back to School Night - August 22, 2016, 7:00PM
-Grade Level Parent Parties - Parents occasionally have a parent party for their grade hosted in someone's home.
-Parent Poster Parties - These are fun, social parties hosted and paid for by parents. All funds raised support PTO.
     -Grade Level Parent Meetings - Occasionally, there are required archdiocesan meetings that parents have to attend. 
     -Field Trips (If you want to volunteer to chaperone)

School Day Activities you may want to attend:

- All School Mass on Wednesdays (*except several special Masses) (We know not everyone can attend every Wed, but the kids love to have you there if you can make it.) - Special Masses: Veterans Day (*Friday, November 11, 2016, 8:15am) All Saints Day Mass - 5th Grade Saints (*Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8:15am) St. Patrick's Day Mass and Parade (*Friday, March 10, 2016, 9:30am Mass, Parade following Mass). 3rd Grade Fathers Mass (March 22, 2017, 8:15am) 1st Grade Mothers Mass (May 3, 2017, 8:15am) 8th Grade Ribbon Mass (April 26, 2017, 8:15am) - May Crowning (May 5, 2017, 2:15am) - Spirit Day Volleyball Game (February 3, 2017, 10:00am)

Activities and Events that you really don't want to miss:

- Back to School Sunday - August 14, 2016, 10am-1pm (You really need to be there to pick up packet of important forms and information, volunteer duty sign up, visit to classroom, learn about after school clubs and activities, PTO events, cafeteria information).

- New Family Parent Party - August 20, 2016, 7:00pm (This is certainly not mandatory, but it is a great event to meet other new families as well as current families that are new parent mentors).

- Trunk or Treat, Saturday, October 29, 2016, 6PM-8PM (The younger kids really enjoy this event).

- Halloween Parade, Friday, October 28, 2016, 2:00pm, (PK-3rd grades: Parade starts at 2pm with classroom parties following the parade. Of course not everyone can be there, but is fun to watch the kids in their costumes and the kids love seeing the parents there).

- Christmas Performances (PreK, Kindergarten, 1st Grade: These classes have special Christmas performances that parents are invited and highly encourage to attend).

Bring a Guest to Lunch - Thursday, February 2, 2017, time dependent on student grade, (Each student can bring a guest to lunch. Students bring a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or a special family friend).

- St. Patrick’s Mass and Parade (Friday, March 10, 2017) Again, many parents cannot attend due to work schedules, but if you can, it is fun to watch the kids parade through Kirkwood.

- Donuts with Dad - Thursday and Friday, February 2-3, 2017, 7:30am-8:00am, Donuts, juice and coffee with your child before school starts. This is a fun tradition the kids look forward to each year. 

- Mornings with Mom Thursday and Friday, March 30-31, 2017, 7:30am-8:00am, Donuts, juice and coffee with your child before school starts. This is a fun tradition the kids look forward to each year. 

- First Grade Mothers Mass - First Grade Mothers are invited to attend Mass, sit with their child and attend a special reception after Mass. You really don't want to miss this if you are a First Grade mom!

- Third Grade Fathers Mass - Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8:15am, Third Grade Fathers are invited to attend Mass, sit with their child and attend a special reception after Mass. You really don't  want to miss this if you are a Third Grade dad!

- Fifth Grade Saints Mass - Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8:15am, The Fifth Graders dress as Saints for the All Saints Mass on November 1, 2016, 8:15am. You really don't want to miss this if you are a Fifth Grade parent. 

- Eighth Grade Ribbon Mass -  The Eighth Graders receive their St. Peter ribbons from Msgr. Jack at this special Mass. This is the beginning of the graduation festivities so Eighth Grade parents don't want to miss this.



Just Me Apparel is the approved retailer to buy your uniform.  It is the only place you can get a new girl’s jumper or skirt.  There are opportunities to get used ones from other parents through word of mouth or the St. Peter Parent Facebook group.  Stores like Target, Gap, Old Navy and Land’s End have uniform pants for boys and polo shirts for boys and girls.
Tips from parents:

- Target for shirts, just me apparel for pants and shorts, they last longer.
- Buy one pair of shorts up a size, they are hard to find in the spring.
- For boys, buy more shirts and long pants than you think you will need especially with back to school sales.
- Most kids don’t wear long sleeve shirts. Most do not wear button down, most wear polos.
- When you find navy leggings, buy a lot of them!
- For girls, look for hand me down jumpers as they last forever.

Lunch Cards

Tips from  parents:

More money on little kids lunch card than big kids because big kids will just eat until it is gone.
Bookmark the food service website with your user name and password. Makes checking the balance much easier. 

School Supplies

Tips from parents:

Buy extra school supplies when they are cheap in the fall because you'll never find exactly what you had later. Orange folders are hard to find.
Prang is a glue and is available at St. Peter. Don’t drive yourself crazy trying to find it.

CYC Sports Dates

Volleyball – 3rd-8th Grade – August – November, Sign ups in Spring

Soccer – Preschool – 8th grade – August – November, Sign Ups in Spring

Basketball – 3rd-8th Grade – December- March, Sign Ups in Early Fall

Baseball/Softball – Preschool (T-ball) through 8th – April – June, Sign Ups in January

Track – 1st Grade – 8th Grade – April- May, Sign Ups in January

Golf – 2nd – 8th Grade – April – May, Sign Ups in January