By Lisa Gilbert, Principal, St. Peter Academy
Nothing says Halloween like children in costumes. Last Friday night, the students of St. Peter Academy donned their Halloween costumes for our annual Spooktacular event. Among the costumes were a pirate, Spiderman, a bumble-bee, a “shadow”, and the more traditional princess and witch. Our very own first grade teacher, Mrs. Laura Hesek, was dressed as a soda can, much to her students’ delight.
Decorated by parent volunteers, our community room, which is home to morning assembly, lunch hour, and the extended day program, was transformed into a creepy chamber of cobwebs, candy and cauldrons. Young and old enjoyed the festivities throughout the night. There was something for everybody. Thanks to a generous donation by the Lawn on D of 100 pumpkins, students enjoyed decorating pumpkins with their favorite stickers. Cookies, brownies, and candy were in ample supply, as was pizza and punch. Baseball fans gathered in a corner of the room to watch the Red Sox vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers World Series game. Later in the evening, children took a whack at the Piñata, which eventually gave way to an eruption of cascading candy. Parents and teachers mingled, while children played, danced, and giggled. Indeed, Friday night’s Spooktacular was a true community event.
Our Vision Statement is one of our driving forces: “St. Peter Academy is a family oriented, forward thinking learning community providing academic excellence while educating the whole child.” As we plan community events, we are ever mindful of the social aspects of development and how important it is for children to have a sense of belonging. At. St. Peter Academy, we believe that community events such as the one we just hosted, help children feel connected. We are always looking to grow our community. To learn more about our program, please visit during our upcoming Open House on November 6, from 9-11:30a.m. All are welcome.
“The mission of St Peter Academy is to encourage lifelong learning through a rigorous differentiated curriculum. Utilizing innovative best practices, each child is recognized as an individual and is encouraged to attain their maximum potential – spiritually, emotionally, academically, physically and socially. We are a close knit, diverse community of learners who foster social justice with a sincere understanding and respect for all people.”
St. Peter Academy is located at 371 W. Fourth St. South Boston, MA 02127. Serving ages 15 months to sixth grade.