"Inspiring students to love God, their Catholic faith and learning"

Below you will find important information regarding school information. Please read it through carefully. Please visit our website for all information and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

School Hours

The regular school day schedule will be from 7:45-3:10. 

School starts at 7:45. Students are tardy after 7:45 a.m. Preschool students must be signed in and out by parents. After-school care students must be signed out by parents. 

Dismissal Time

3:05 PM for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and Bus Riders. 

3:07 PM for 2nd Grade through 8th Grade

3:10 After School Care and Walkers 

Early Dismissal

1:15 PM Bell- PK, K, and 1st grade and siblings dismissed

1:20 PM Bell- 1nd-4th grades and siblings dismissed

1:25 PM Bell- 5th-8th grades dismissed

Drop-off Procedures

1. Enter from West High Street (between the school and the small state parking lot)

2. Students in grades 1-8 should use Drop-off line. Pre-K and K students may be walked to the front entrance doors. We recommend working toward dropping K off as the year progresses.

3. The first car should pull up to and stop before the yellow crosswalk and/or the STOP sign.

4. Students MUST exit the vehicle from the passenger side once stopped in the drop-off zone (see diagram).

Parking/Crosswalk Procedures

1. To reduce line congestion, typically, only parents with Pre-K or K students should park and cross students. (Must be walked to crosswalk.) Students with cumbersome items or special circumstances may also use the parking area and be walked across.

2. NO PARKING in the first row of spaces (see diagram).

3. NO PARKING in spaces, even with or beyond the crosswalk.

4. NO PARKING along the fence bordering the wooded area.

5. Park facing OUT of the parking space.

6. Students should NOT be dropped off between parking rows (see diagram).

7. EVERYONE must use the crosswalk when crossing the drop-off line; and need to wait to be crossed by the Safety Patrol or adult on duty.

8. DO NOT drop students off between the rows of parking spaces in the “Non drop-off area” (see diagram).

9. 2 lines should be used to exit the lot.

Pick-up Procedures

1. ALL cars entering the lot, parking & pick-up, need to have a St. Peter hang tag with the student last name. If you need to purchase extra tags for other pick-up vehicles please contact the office.

2. Enter from West High Street (between the school and small state parking lot)

3. Gates open at 2:55 p.m. for parking.  

4. Parking begins in spaces nearest school past the crosswalk, filling in the furthest spaces of the double row progressing toward the entrance. Once the first row is filled, cars can begin filling in the second double row of parking spaces, then finally the row that borders Main St. (we recommend backing into these spaces)

5. At 3:07 p.m., the pick-up line is opened, and cars can begin lining up. Pick-up line cars need to stay as far left as possible so cars wishing to park can still enter the lot. Please do not start the pick-up line until indicated to do so at 3:07 by the staff on duty. 

6. Students will be called to the 1st 6-10 cars by last name. Once loading is complete, they will be released, and the process repeated until all students are picked up.

School Lunch

School lunch is pre-paid through your FACTS Parent Portal. School lunch charges are as follows: Lunch is 2.75 per student. A la carte charges: extra main entree is 2.00, extra side is 1.50, and milk is .50. You will get an email from St. Peter/FACTS when your lunch balance is $10 or below, you will need to add funds to your pre-paid account at this time.  You may add funds at any time. The free & reduced lunch application is attached HERE. Please fill out the form if you think you may qualify. We receive federal money toward professional development for teachers and title services for our students based on the number of children who qualify for free and reduced meals. Preschool lunch is included in the cost of preschool student tuition. If you have any questions regarding lunch billing, you may email [email protected]. There will be a Wellness Committee meeting Thursday, August 17 at 3:30 in the school cafeteria. All are welcome to attend. 


It is essential that St. Peter be notified of all student absences. If your child will be absent/needs to leave early, a note, email, or phone call should be made to the school office (573-636-8922). Parents can email [email protected] with absences and homework requests. The office will notify the teachers as necessary. It is most helpful to notify the office before 8:30 a.m. before official attendance is complete. If you are planning a vacation and your child will miss three or more days of school, please fill out a Vacation Request Form from the office. This is to be completed two weeks prior so that teachers can make assignments available for the absence.


If your child requires medicine to be given at school, you must fill out a permission to administer form with dosage information. Medicine forms are sent home at Open House and should only be returned if/when your student needs medicine that the parent provides either over-the-counter or prescription medicine. The school does not provide medicine. Contact our school nurses with any questions or concerns at [email protected].  

Health Records

Under Missouri law, student health records must be up to date in order to attend school. Please note the Diocese of Jefferson City no longer accepts religious exemption as a reason not to receive required vaccinations. The school nurse keeps records of student immunizations and is required by law to report to the state of Missouri the names of students whose immunizations are deficient. If student records are deficient, a reminder is sent to the parents. Parents may be asked to keep students out of school until required immunizations are received. 


All parents in PK-8th grade must have VIRTUS and complete the background check for their children to attend St. Peter Catholic School. As always, please stay up to date with your VIRTUS training. This is required for all parents/guardians that have students PK-8 in schools in our Diocese. Some things do expire and/or need to be updated, so it is good to log into your account regularly.   To complete VIRTUS go to virtusonline.org

School Newsletter

The school newsletter is emailed out on Thursdays. You can sign up for the newsletter email on our website  HERE. It is here that exciting announcements are made, updates to the calendar, schedules, and events are shared. It also includes links to things that involve our students and parish. Please read it weekly.

School Text Alert

The school-wide text system is also available for parents to sign up to receive school news, and can be found on the school webpage or the link attached. Important updates, such as weather-related cancellations and upcoming events, are often communicated through text message updates.  Sign Up for Text Alerts

School Website

The school website (found here) has a lot of important information. You can find the staff phone extensions and emails on the webpage. 

Water Bottles and Uniforms

Uniform shirts can be ordered through the doc HERE. Orders will be sent home as soon as they are available. You can order anytime, but no order is guaranteed if it is past an order deadline. Order deadlines are: July 12, 2023, October 2, 2023, January 8, 2024, March 4, 2024. The link is also attached to our school website. School-approved water bottles can be ordered on the same doc. Water bottles will be sent home with students after the order is received by the school office. Only clear water bottles are allowed at school. Water bottles and uniforms will be invoiced through your FACTS Parent Portal account.

On “Spirit Wear Days,” students may wear any St. Peter Catholic School top that contains the “Keys to the Kingdom” with dress code bottoms. ALL items with the “Keys to the Kingdom” must be purchased through the school. "Spirit Wear Days" are Fridays and special occasions throughout the school year.

If you would like Spirit Wear, you can order through the online store offered by an outside company. When the store is open, a link to order will be attached to the newsletter and webpage. On-line payment will be accepted at the time of the order. The online store will be open August 14th-August 25th, October 23rd-November 3rd, and February 5th- February 16th. Uniform-approved fleece 1/4 zip pullovers, jumpers, and skorts can be purchased through our link HERE with Lands End. If you have any questions or need assistance with your order, please contact Carrie Hayes at [email protected]


We continue to use the FACTS student information system, which you used to enroll or re-enroll your student(s). You can use the same login information at www.factsmgt.com to check your child’s grades, to apply funds to their lunch account, etc. School fees are billed through FACTS Parent Portal, and you will pay through FACTS Financial. You will receive a notification for when your fees will be taken out per the plan you signed up for. The FACTS system will send you an email when your fees will be taken out. If you need to schedule a different date you may go in and change your date. You will go to your financial tab to see the details of your payment plan, balance and payments. You may also print from there any receipt you might need; ex. Preschool payments. 

Picture Day

Wagner will do online ordering only again this year. Fall pictures will be taken for the yearbook on August 31, 2023. This is uniform dress only. If your child is absent or unable to take pictures that day, picture retakes will be October 11, 2023. We will also have a Spring picture day on March 22, 2024. This is a dress up or dress down day within the guidelines in the dress code section of the school handbook, please review.  

Early Out Tuesdays

Early out Tuesdays are Dress Down Days and take place the second Tuesday of each month. Students may dress down on the early out Tuesdays in school approved dress down clothing {review the student handbook}. School will dismiss at 1:30 PM on scheduled early out days and there will be no after school care for Pre-K thru 8th grade. 

1:15 PM Bell- PK, K, and 1st grade and siblings dismissed

1:20 PM Bell- 1nd-4th grades and siblings dismissed

1:25 PM Bell- 5th-8th grades dismissed

The first early out Tuesday is September 12th.


A new Scrip order form, the Scrip and fundraising explanation letter to all families, and the electronic Scrip sign up form (if you are not already signed up) are all attached here as well as on our webpage. All Scrip orders need to be placed by 10:30 AM. on Mondays to be guaranteed for that week. If you have a paper order, please use the blue pouches (if you have them) to send them to school. Your family receives 40% of the percentage of the product you buy. 

There will be other fundraising opportunities throughout the school year. All money received from these fundraisers will go into your account to be used for the next school year. The money you earn can be used for preschool-8th grade fees, it can be sent to Helias for school fees, or donated to church or school.

There are 4 documents attached to help with your fundraising this year. 

Fund Raising Calendar

Scrip and Fundraising Information

23-24 Fundraising Packet

New Scrip Order Form

We are still collecting Box Tops for Education. Box Tops for Education has an App for parents to use to scan Box Tops with the benefits coming straight to St. Peter. This is a really simple and a great program for our school. Your participation is appreciated!

Job Opportunities

St. Peter Catholic School is still looking for an Classroom Aid 7:25-4, subs for the school year, and aftercare workers. If you are interested or know someone that would be a great fit, please encourage them to apply on the Diocsean website (HERE) and email Gayle Trachsel, Principal [email protected].  

Little Saints Sunday School Care Program

Recognizing the need to provide assistance to parents with younger children on Sunday mornings, on September 3, St. Peter will begin offering a care program during the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass for children ages 2-5.  The program will be held in the current Preschool building.  Parents and grandparents will be invited to bring their little ones to the Preschool building starting at 8:45 a.m., and children will be picked up immediately after the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass.

Children will learn about God’s love, pray together, play, and have fun in a safe and creative environment.   All Little Saints Care Program volunteers will undergo a screening interview, have a criminal background check, read and sign the Code of Conduct, and be certified in “Protecting God’s Children,” the diocesan safe environment training program. For more information, contact Gayle Trachsel at [email protected].

If you would like to help volunteer with this new program, please reach out to Gayle Trachsel via email at [email protected].

If participate in this new program, please fill out the attached registration form and return it to school/church or by email.

Little Saints Sunday School

Big Bucks

We are happy to announce that Diamond Pet Foods is again headlining

Big Bucks 2024: A Night at the Bluffs on April 12, 2024.

The Big Bucks committee has already begun reaching out for donations for the event. If you would like to help or donate please let us know. You can email us at [email protected] and/or please fill out the attached form.

We are still looking for volunteers to assist with committees so please contact Brad Shimmens at [email protected] or Abby Borberg at [email protected]

The next Big Bucks meeting is Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 5:30 PM in Fr. Ahrens room.

Donor Pledge Form Big Bucks 2024

The Spirit Wear Store is now open and will close Friday, August 25th. Those orders and payments are made through the attached web store. Students may wear Spirit Wear on Fridays and random days through out the school year.

St. Peter Spirit Wear Web Store

Snack Cart

The snack cart will be available to students from grades 4-8 starting Monday, August 21st. Snacks are $.75 each and will be for sale in the library from 7:35 until announcements each morning. Proceeds go to the library fund to help purchase books.

St. Peter Athletics

Please remember, Mrs. Bell is the current St. Peter Athletic Director position. All communication regarding athletics will come from, and can be directed to her at [email protected], or 573-636-8922 Ext. 233. 

Attached are the links to register for athletic activities (except Little Olympics) and to be a coach or assistant coach for the 2023-2024 academic school year. You can register for all activities at once or wait until each season gets closer. Please try not to duplicate registrations as it becomes tedious looking through all students that are registered for activities. The links will also be found on the St. Peter school website under the Athletics tab, then click on Athletic forms.

Information regarding the season, placement, etc. for individual sports can be found on the sports pages on the St. Peter website under the Athletics tab.

To register for athletics, click HERE

To sign up to COACH, click HERE

The only paperwork required to be sent to Mrs. Bell is a copy of a current physical exam form. The MSHSAA physical exam form can be found on the St. Peter website under the Athletics tab, and is available on the MSHSAA website as well.  

As always, we are looking to add new members to the St. Peter Athletic Committee. The Committee is a sub-committee of the School Advisory Board and meets monthly. The AC is responsible for supervision as well of athletic events hosted by St. Peter. If you have questions or would like to know more about the responsibilities of a AC member, please contact Mr. Veit @ [email protected]. If you are interested in being a member please contact Mr. Veit or Mrs. Bell ([email protected]).


Scrip News:

Scrip will begin on Monday.  Orders need to be turned in by Monday at 10:30. I will try and send orders home on Monday with your child. If I have to order cards to complete your order it will go home on Wednesday with your child.   


Other Fundraising news:

FUNDRAISER          BEGINS           ENDS                PICK UP

Scrip                         August 18        May 10  Sent home/picked up weekly          

Ready Popped Popcorn      August 25         September 08         TBA

Braided Bread                     October 13       October 27        November 08             

World’s Finest Chocolate    January 26        February 16        January 26

The profit breakdown is as follows:

         Scrip: Family - 40%   School - 60%

         Braided Bread—Family $6.00 per loaf    School – .80

         World’s Finest Chocolate- (family $15 per box school $11.45)

child/children will receive a dress down pass for each box sold up to 10 passes(maximum per child)

          Ready Popped Popcorn 50% Profit ($5.00) $3.00 - Family $2.00 to school

The amounts have been adjusted to include the 10% tithe

Money raised from these fund raisers will go into your account. They can be used for the next school year for St. Peter Preschool through 8th grade school fees, Helias Catholic High School tuition, or they can be donated to the school or church.

You must raise a minimum of $25 to receive credit for your fundraising. Amounts less than $25 are placed in the general school account at the end of the school year.

After School Care Help Needed:

After School Care is looking to hire aides for the 2023-2024 school year. Must be high school age as of August 1st and wanting to work with kids. If interested please fill out an application at diojeffcity.org. For questions, send an email to Ms. Betsy at [email protected].

St. Peter Catholic School Help Needed:

St. Peter is still looking for an Classroom Aid 7:25-4PM M-F, and subs for the school year. If you are interested or know someone that would be a great fit, please encourage them to apply on the Diocsean website (HERE) and email Gayle Trachsel, Principal [email protected].  

Meet Our Staff

Hello, I'm very excited to start my 11th year as principal at St. Peter Catholic School.  This is my 21st year as a principal and 27th year in education.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in Special Education from Lincoln University. I have a Reading Recovery Certificate from Southeast Missouri State University and my Masters and Educational Specialist Degree in Elementary Administration from William Woods University. I plan to graduate this year with my Doctoral Degree from William Woods University in Educational Leadership. My husband Matt and I have seven children. We have six daughters and one son. Our oldest two daughters are nurses, with our third daughter in college studying nursing. My son recently graduated college with a degree in Electrical Distribution and is an apprentice lineman. Our fourth and fifth daughters are at Helias. Our youngest daughter is in 6th grade at St. Peter.  I enjoy reading, spending time with my children and grandchildren, and traveling with my family. 

I love St. Peter Catholic School and look forward to meeting all the new families this year!

Church News

Quick Reference Guide to the Diocese of Jefferson City Stewardship Model

Catholic Stewardship Renewal/Time and Talent Form


  • To Pray: that is, attend Mass faithfully in the parish on weekends and Holy Days.
  • To Participate: that is, to use one’s time and talents to strengthen the parish community and advance the Gospel.
  • To Sacrificially Give: that is, pledge and remain current on a tithe of financial first fruits to support the life and ministries of the parish. The goal is 8% to the parish and 2% to other worthy charities.

Dance hosted by 8th Grade Parents.

Important Dates

Thursday, August 17 B Day

Friday, August 18 C Day

Monday, August 21 A Day

Tuesday, August 22 B Day

Wednesday, August 23 C Day

Thursday, August 24 A Day School Advisory Council Meeting

Friday, August 25 B Day Praise Assembly, Spirit Wear Store closes


Click on the link to see the attachment:

August Lunch Menu

Sign Up For Text Alerts

Scrip Order Form

St. Peter Catholic School Webpage

For questions, concerns or comments related to school, please see below for contact information.

If it relates to general classroom instruction, homework, schedules please talk to the classroom teacher.

If it relates to attendance: [email protected]

If it relates to general school information such as calendar items, school uniform, fees, lunch, etc: [email protected] or [email protected]

If you need the school nurse: [email protected]

If it relates to policy, safety, &/or discipline: [email protected]

If it relates to administration: [email protected] 

If it relates to enrollment or counseling: [email protected][email protected] or [email protected]

If it relates to athletics: [email protected]

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St. Peter Catholic School

314 West High Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101

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