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

School Office Hours

The school office will open Tuesday, August 1st from 10AM-1PM. Office hours will be

Monday through Thursday

from 10AM-1PM until August 10, 2023.

Open House is Monday, August 14

from 4:30PM-6:30PM.

School starts Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

Welcome back to all of our students and families! We are so excited to start this new school year with you! Before the first day of school, you should know a few important updates.  The first day is Wednesday, August 16th. School starts at 7:45 AM. Please mark the St. Peter Catholic School Open House on your calendar; on Monday, August 14th, from 4:30-6:30 PM. You and your family are invited to bring your school supplies, meet the teachers, and discover what your child will learn this year. Below you will find important information regarding school information.

Please visit our website for all information and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. I look forward to meeting you over the next few weeks, and please do not hesitate to contact us at the school if you have any questions or concerns.


Mrs. Gayle Trachsel, ED.S

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].


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 VI,RTUS 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

Home and School will host a Uniform Re-sale on Monday, August 14th, in Selinger Center Gym from 4:30-6:30 PM.  

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.

Home and School will give a free Spirit Wear shirt to each student at Open House on August 14th. If you would like additional 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. 

Open House

Open House is on Monday, August 14th from 4:30-6:30 PM. Be sure to pick up your free Spirit Wear shirt from Home and School. 

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 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 and email Gayle Trachsel, Principal [email protected].  

Click HERE for the updated Fee Structure for the 2023-2024 school year. School fees will be invoiced through your FACTS account starting next week. If you are adding lunch money to your account be sure you are applying it to the 2023-2024 school year.

Attached is the tentative school calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. The detailed calendar on our website will be updated throughout the summer months.

2023-2024 School Calendar

HERE is the 2023-2024 School Supply List for PreK through 8th grade.

During summer cleaning of the school the trophy case in the main hallway nearest the front entrance was removed for safety reasons. The trophies that filled this case are available for the taking. Most are from the 90's and early 2000's. They are displayed near the school office and will remain there until Open House on Monday, August 14th. Anyone interested can take them then or can contact Mr. Veit prior to then a[email protected] or 636-8922 Ext. 242.

Sharing the bounty of our Catholic Faith…

At Open House on August 14th, families are encouraged to visit the 2nd and 3rd grade hallway, at the table with the statue of Mary we will have many prayer cards, medallions, and other religious items that have been donated to help encourage students as they “Follow the Path of Jesus” this year. Please feel free to take whatever items you like.

St. Peter's 8th Grade class would like you to participate in the following fundraiser:

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 August 8th at 5:30 PM in Fr. Ahrens room.

Donor Pledge Form Big Bucks 2024

School Uniforms

School uniform tops can be ordered at anytime through our website HERE. Orders received by the July 12 deadline have been filled as best as possible from stock inventory. Not all orders are compete at this time but should be by the start of school. Invoices are being posted to your FACTS portal. If you received an invoice you have an order to pick up. Pick up times are 10AM-1PM Tuesday, August 1st through Thursday, August 3rd. Contact Carrie Hayes ([email protected]) with any questions or to make other arrangements.

The Home and School Uniform Re-Sale will be at Open House, August 14, 2023.

Uniform Re-Sale Tags

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]).

Cross Country practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the first regular practice to be on Monday, August 21. Please contact Scott Skinner for more information at [email protected].

Nurse's Notes:

As a reminder: students must provide a Doctor's note for any restrictions with an injury and/or a release of an injury. Also we have a 24 hour return policy after fever, diarrhea, or vomiting, and strep throat diagnosis.

Please remember to submit updated immunization records to the school office. Your child must be in compliance before he/she can start the 2023-2024 school year. 

Students entering Kindergarten will be required to have the following: 

  • 4 DTaP, DTP, or DT’s—Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis. (DTaP,DTP,DT are all commonly known as “tetanus shots”; the difference is the amount of diphtheria, and the presence or absence of pertussis vaccine). 
  • 3 Polio immunizations are required.
  • 2MMR's - Measles, Mumps and Rubella 
  • 3 Hepatitis B’s are required.
  • 2 doses of Varicella (chicken pox vaccine) 

 8th grade students will be required to have all the following in addition to the above:

  • 1 T-dap 
  • 1 Meningococcal

If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse. Liz [email protected].


Scrip News:

I will run scrip again this summer every other week. Orders need to be placed

by Monday at 10:30AM (by email or electronically on the app).

I will deliver the orders on Thursday afternoons at 4PM on the big flat.

Order August 7th - delivery August 10th

I will be at Open House August 14th to answer any fundraising questions anyone may have and explain electronic scrip to anyone who wants to try it.  Attached is the fund raising schedule for this school year.

Fund Raising Calendar

After School Care Help Needed:

We are needing one adult supervisor; Monday through Friday 2:15 to 5:30PM each day school is in session for the 2023-2024 school year. The job entails helping the director supervise the staff and children grades K thru 8th, helping provide a safe, Christian environment. Great job for any retired individuals, college student or stay at home mom. If interested please fill out an application at diojeffcity.org. For questions, send an email to Ms. Betsy at [email protected].

After School Care is also 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 you would like to learn more about the job, you can email Ms. Betsy.

Note that this is a date change from Sunday, August 6th to Thursday, August 10th.

Church News

St. Peter will hold our parish celebration for parishioners and the community on Friday, August 11 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM on our campus and Broadway. Live music, food trucks, country store, giveaways, kids zone and a beer garden will all be included in the fun!


We need help from our parish family to make this a great time for all. Please visit our volunteer sign up link, https://signup.com/go/cqjaAbZ to volunteer some of your time that evening. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt; please add your shirt size in the comments field.


Please keep in mind that all adult volunteers (graduated high school) who work with children need to be VIRTUS certified (trained and background checked). If you are an event volunteer, you only need to sign up with the VIRTUS office to have a background check run. No one will see the results of this check; it is only for safe environment purposes. The link to get this done is: https://diojeffcity.org/safe-environment-archive/single-occasion-volunteer-form/ Please be sure this is done before the event.


Items needed for the Country Store! We are asking for donations of cakes, pies, treats, or whatever you would like to donate that can be sold that evening! Please bring offerings from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM to Selinger Centre gym on August 11. Thank you for your contributions to our event! Bring the family for a night of fun, food and friendship!

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

Friday, August 11, Block Party 5-9PM

Monday, August 14, Open House 4:30-6:30PM

Wednesday, August 16, First Day of School


Click on the link to see the attachment:

Sign Up For Text Alerts

Scrip/Fundraising Packet

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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