Service Learning

Service

Love and compassion for others lies at the heart of all we do at St. Peter the Apostle. Service learning is an important aspect of everyday life which encourages students to fully live the Gospel call to love everyone. Service learning includes meaningful service projects, student planning and implementation of service activities.

Our school community serves in the following ways:

WISHING FOR WELLS – A charity:water project led by the Class of 2015. The class has raised over $11,000 for clean water projects at two sites in Ethiopia. You can see the latest update from January 19, 2015 HERE

S.O.C.C.K.S Day: (Serving Our Community Catholic Kids Style):
Schoolwide Community Service Projects during the month of January and ending during Catholic Schools Week each year. Each grade has chosen the following organizations to learn about and serve in 2015-16:

Pre-Kindergarten – West Broad Street YMCA
Kindergarten and 1st Grade – St. Mary’s Community Center
2nd Grade and 3rd Grade – Oatland Island Education Center
4th Grade – Adopt a Soldier
5th Grade – Ronald McDonald House
6th Grade – The Interfaith Hospitality Network
7th Grade – Social Apostolate
8th Grade – The Freeman Project

Advent Angels Project: St. Peter’s collects hundreds of dollars each Advent through various fund raisers. With the donations we are able to help families enjoy Christmas blessings! Each Christmas, we give a generous donation to the Holy Childhood Association and purchase grocery gift cards to leave in the parish office for needy families.

Canned Food Drive: The Student Council and National Junior Honor Society sponsor a Food Drive each November.

Holidays for Heroes: The 8th Grade participates in the “Holidays for Heroes” program during Christmastime. The program is sponsored by Pitney-Bowes and the Red Cross.

Jump Rope for Heart: Each February, St. Peter the Apostle participates in this American Heart Association fundraising event whereby students jump rope, learn about heart health and raise money for the AHA. On February 27, 2015  they generated over $6,000 for the American Heart Association and had a blast doing it!

Recycling at SPA: The National Junior Honor Society sponsors water bottle and classroom- paper recycling projects throughout the year. Newspaper & paper recycling as well as inkjet cartridge recycling are also done on campus. 

Red Ribbon Week: The National Junior Honor Society helps SPA celebrate National Red Ribbon Week, a drug prevention campaign, each year during the last week of October.

“Mini Relay for Life” at St. Peter’s each May supporting the American Cancer Society. Classes walk in 30 minute intervals during the event which will be held at the St. Peter’s football field. The students will walk the field throughout the day. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join them. At the conclusion of the event, we will host a “Survivors” lap. If you, or someone you know is a cancer survivor, please join in for the final lap and closing ceremonies.