Packet Day and Other Important School Dates

Packet Day is just around the corner–August 8, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. in the Southwest cafeteria. The school board has a fun activity to help the kids take a look around the building. Don’t miss it!

See important dates for the 2017-18 school year below.

August 8 Packet Day, 2-6 pm (at Southwest)
August 14 School Supply Drop-off, 3-6 pm
August 16 First Day of School; Noon Dismissal
September 4 No School—Labor Day
September 29 2:20 pm Dismissal for Professional Development
October 6 No School—Diocesan Professional Development Day
October 7 Meyer Fest
October 26 Noon Dismissal for Conferences (1-6 pm)
October 27 No School—Conferences (8 am until Noon)
October 31 2:20 Dismissal for Professional Development
November 21 Noon Dismissal—Faculty/Staff Retreat Afternoon
November 22-24 No School—Thanksgiving Break
December 8 No School—Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 14 Grades K-8 Christmas Program (1:30 & 6:30 pm)
December 18-21 Start of Christmas Break TBD, pending move back to STP
December 22-January 7 Christmas Break
January 8 Classes Resume
January 15 No School—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 28 Open House—Catholic Schools Week
January 28-February 3 Catholic Schools Week
February 15 Noon Dismissal
February 16 No School—Diocesan Professional Development Day
February 19 No School—Presidents Day
March 3 Projected Date of St. Peter’s Auction
March 9 No School—Diocesan Educators’ Ministry Formation Day
March 12-16 Spring Break
March 19 Classes Resume
March 27-28 Kindergarten Screening Dates
March 30 No School—Good Friday
April 2 No School—Easter Monday
April 9-13 Iowa Assessments (grades 3-8)
April 20 Noon Dismissal
May 1 Marian Mass, 8:45 am
May 16 Noon Dismissal; Clap-out for Class of 2018; Kindergarten Sneak Peek, 1-2:30 pm
May 19 Class of 2018 Graduation; Brunch @ 10:30 am; Mass @ 1 pm; Dance, 7-10 pm
May 24 Grades K-7 Fun Day
May 25 Projected Last Day of School for 2017-2018 School Year, Noon Dismissal

School Office Closed for July

The school office will be closed for the month of July. However, the administrative staff will still continue to monitor messages. Please direct emails to Angie Meyer or Mary Omecene. School parents will begin receiving information about the school year in the coming weeks. School parents will begin receiving information about the school year in the coming weeks.

Big Changes on Campus

What a difference a few weeks can make! Thanks to everyone who helped with Phase One of the big school move. Everything we need for the move to Southwest High School is stored in the gym, and everything being left behind is packed away in the south building. Workers have been on site since right after Memorial Day: taking down walls, removing windows, floors and stairs, and tuckpointing the stone on the exterior of the school building. We are right on schedule! Demolition will continue through June.

View from Legacy lot

View from Legacy lot

3rd floor looking west

3rd floor looking west

Looking north from courtyard

Looking north from courtyard

Resource room

Resource room

Volunteers Needed for Graduation Brunch, May 20

Our beloved Sally always took care of this event and made it so special for our 8th-grade students and their families. Please volunteer here to continue her tradition of creating a memorable gathering as our 8th-grade students leave St. Peter’s School. There are opportunities on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We’ll need our biggest crew on Saturday for the cleanup afterward. The gym needs to be empty for the “big school move” starting on Sunday!

Join the Landscape Maintenance Committee

The Landscape Maintenance Committee is devoted to keeping our campus beautiful and welcoming through all seasons. Can you help? We need volunteers to water and keep us blooming all summer! Contact Mary Hellings if you can spare a few hours. There is something to fit any schedule. Bring the kids, or just enjoy the peace and beauty on your own.