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  • Principal’s Note

    August 2019 2019-2020

    Tiger Tales

    Newsletter Dates to Remember:

    October 31—


    November 1 — All

    Saints Day

    November 8—

    Beethoven to


    November 9—

    Assembly 2019

    November 14—EZ’s

    Family Night

    November 16—

    Robotics Comp.

    November 20– PTC

    Board Meeting &

    School Council Mtg.

    November 22—Early

    Dismissal ,12 Noon

    November 23—Alamo

    Heights Holiday


    November 25—29

    Thanksgiving Break –

    No School!

    Greetings, Tiger Families, The past week has been filled with many exciting events within our community. We celebrated Red Ribbon Week by participating in fun dress up days that were physi- cal signs of our commitment to say no to drugs and to keep our community safe and strong. Thank you very much to Mrs. Valdez and the Red Ribbon Week committee for planning these days for our school community. We ended the school week with a special commissioning of our middle school altar servers. Fr. Agustin offered two training sessions for these students and then com- missioned them after our school Mass, when he offered a special blessing over them and presented them with special crosses. Almost all of our middle school students have served in a school Mass this year as a lector, gift bearer, altar server, or choir member. Our parents and family members are always welcome to join us on Friday mornings and if you haven’t had a chance to do so yet, you might mark your calen- dar for November 22 when our school Mass will be presided by Bishop Michael Boulette. It was great to see so many of you this weekend at our Halloween Carnival. Our PTC, parent volunteers, and faculty and staff all outdid themselves this year. The costumes were great, the food was delicious, and it was great to see so many mem- bers of our school, parish, and neighborhood come together for a night of fun and fellowship. We cannot thank Elisa Garcia, Becky Pawelek, and all of our volunteers enough for the hours and hours of work they put in to make the night such a success. The weekend concluded with the Run with a Mission 5K at Morgan’s Wonderland. We officially surpassed our goal of 100 registrants with a total of 129 this year! Thank you to Coach Morris for promoting the event and generating lots of excite- ment and to Mrs. Montoya and our cheerleaders for representing us so well. Be sure to support Tiger Cheer on Saturday, November 2 as they compete in Cheer4Christ at Central Catholic at 8:50am! While the past week and weekend kept us all very busy, the energy, enthusiasm and participation we saw throughout were vivid reminders of how blessed we all are to be part of this wonderful community. Sincerely, Gabriel Duarte

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    Please join us and support

    our St. Peter’s Cheerleaders

    at the


    Cheerleading Contest

    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    @ the Central Catholic High

    School Convocation Center

    CHEER 4 CHRIST Cheerleading inspires students to demonstrate their school

    spirit and positive attitudes through uplifting chants, team cheers, and Christian com-

    petition. It is cheerleading PLUS discipleship where squad members love and support

    each other to live their lives for Christ.

    Dates to Remember November 1, 2019— All Saints Day

    November 2, 2019—Cheer Competition

    November 3, 2019—Daylight Savings Time Ends

    November 6, 2019—Gala Meeting

    November 8, 2019—Beethoven to Broadway

    November 9, 2019—Assembly 2019

    November 14, 2019—EZ’ Family Night

    November 16, 2019—Robotics Competition

    November 20, 2019—PTC Board Meeting

    November 20, 2019—School Council Meeting

    November 22, 2019—Early Dismissal, 12:00 noon

    November 23, 2019—Alamo Heights Holiday Parade

    November 25th-29th—Thanksgiving Break, No School!

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    Mark Your Calendars for our Annual St. Peter’s School

    Thanksgiving Luncheon on

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    In the school gym.

    TLC, K3, K4 & K5: will eat from 10:45-11:25 am

    1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th: will eat from 11:30-12:15 pm

    5th, 6th, 7th and 8th: will eat from 12:15-1:00 pm

    Order Forms Will Go Out Shortly!

  • Megan (Flores) Martinez

    SPS class of 2001

    Megan Martinez owns a growing business that

    recently was featured on Good Morning SA.

    Megan was delighted to be interviewed and

    said, “Once a St. Peter’s Tiger, always a Tiger.”

    L & M Blooms is a small floral business she

    created for flower and craft designs needed

    for any occasion. She unofficially started in

    2012 when she was prompted to do flowers for her wedding. With

    the help of her mom (former SPS staff), they created the bridal party

    florals and a few extras for the reception. It was exciting, nerve rack-

    ing, and fun at the same time. It ignited a passion she never knew she

    had for floral design! A friend approached her asking if she could

    make her wedding cake and Megan said, ‘No but I can do you flow-

    ers!’ That’s when she really began to create designs for various cli-

    ents. “Most of the crafts were added as clients requested. Initially my

    name was passed by word of mouth and we

    became an official business in November


    Ms. Leopold and Mrs. Duren both had a big

    impact on her at SPS. “I can remember taking

    advanced math in 8th grade and Ms. Leopold

    would continuously stress how important it

    was that we learned and understood math on

    different levels.

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  • I find myself to this day reminding my own

    daughters how important math is and how it is

    one of the subjects they’ll always use no matter

    what career path they chose. Mrs. Duren taught

    so many life lessons on how to present yourself

    and how to take pride in what you do - which is

    something I remind myself of daily, along with

    the importance of handwriting! Thank you cards

    are something I try to include with every order

    and yes, they’re hand written! I’ve been lucky

    enough to have reconnected with Ms. Duren at my daughters school

    and she hasn’t changed one bit!”

    “I’ve been able to reconnect with a few friends from St. Peter’s

    thanks to social media. It’s such a great feeling when someone I grew

    up with reaches out to inquire about designing something for them.

    Likewise, my logo was designed by former classmate, Yvonne Ramos.

    For me personally, it still feels like a small supportive family when

    those connections come through. St. Peter’s definitely gave me one of

    my life long friends - Anita Bagge - and that is something I will always

    be grateful for.”

    Having stayed in Catholic education through

    my undergraduate degree, a faith based edu-

    cation has given me a sense of direction, pur-

    pose, and reasoning. Without my personal

    faith, none of my business would be possible.

    I keep a mentality of ‘With God’s will, he will

    guide through it.”

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    4 TH

    GRADE James Boothroyd

    Hector Ale Martinez Abel Julian Rios

    5 TH

    GRADE Holden Combs Meghan Leiker

    6 TH

    GRADE Ethan Garza

    Dakota Hilburn Gabriella Perdikis

    7 TH

    GRADE Annabella Flores Nicholas Garcia

    Mark Leiker Ben Valdez

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    To Our First Quarter Gold and Silver

    Honor Roll Students! Way to Go!

  • EZ’s Family Night !

    Please join us on Thursday, November 14th from 5pm-8pm at EZ’s on North

    New Braunfels. This will be a GREAT way to meet some fellow parents and

    kids as well as some of the staff. Location is 6498 N. New Braunfels Ave.

    A portion of your purchase will go back to St. Peter Prince of Apostles School.

    See you there!

    A Message from the Winter Gala Committee

    We are in need of your Silent and Live Auction items

    to make this the most fabulous Gala ever!

    If you have something special you would like to donate, please contact Alane Rivera (210-885-2036).

    Or, bring your item to the Parish Office

    Monday through Friday during office hours: 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-5:00 pm

    FACTS Did you know there is a hotline just for parents?

    If you need assistance with your FACTS account, they are

    available to help Monday through Friday

    6:30 am—7:00 pm

    FACTS Parent Hotline


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