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

Congratulations to our Confirmandi!

Laynee Adams, Allison Amick, Keegan Bell, Brock Berhorst, Tinley Bode, Ross Brademan, Maddox Bryant, Maksim Careaga, Lucas Cox, Kile Dassrath, Brianna Flores, Macie Fritz, Sabella Garner, Grace Garnett, Reese Hoecker, Jeniya Howard, Benjamin Kelly, Lilly komaromi, Leah Lachcik, James Lauf, Carson Lueckenhoff, Natalya Mosha, Olivia Peters, Kayla Pitts, Violett Pollock, Kamden Rackers, Brenden Ralston, Andrew Rockers, Porter Schaefer, Taylor Schneller, Tucker Schnieders, Henry Schroeder, Jax Vanderfeltz, Cruz Warner, Lydia Woods, Brittney Zablon.

Big Bucks

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our Big Bucks fundraising event a success! It takes many hands to pull off a fundraiser in this capacity so a big shout out to all those involved especially the following committee members:

Brad Shimmens, Co-Chair

Abby Borberg, Co-Chair

Alicia Shimmens

Staci Kampeter

Victoria Struemph

Janelle Haley

Adrienne Schrimpf

Karina Genenbacher

Liz Rackers

Liz Vanderfeltz

Kelsey Lenox

Craig Plassmeyer

Grace Schnieders

Mindy Biddle

Save the Date! Big Bucks 2025, Friday, February 28th.

The St. Peter Spelling Team competed in the Diocesan Spelling Bee on April 11th. There were 20 teams and 174 contestants.

In the 5th grade, Leo Owens finished in 7th place.

In the 6th grade, Isabella Stock took 3rd place and Raven Pilkington finished in 2nd place.

In the 8th grade, Valyn Owens was 10th and Molly McCracken 11th.

Congratulations to the team on a job well done!

May is Mary’s month! As we honor our earthly mothers, we also honor our heavenly Mother. And during May, throughout the Catholic world, special devotions honor the Virgin Mary. “May Crowning” is a traditional Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May, and it recognizes Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Since medieval times, there has been a correlation between Mary and the month of May. May is considered the season of the beginning of new life. “May Crowning” marks a new spiritual season. Our Mary, Queen of heaven and earth, lifted us right out of the last long, cold days of winter and firmly planted our hearts in the warm and promising soil of spring.

We will hold our own May Crowning on May 3, 2024, at 2:00 pm, in Church. Students may bring a flower to school to place in a vase in their classroom. (You may pick it from your garden or bought) Each classroom will have a vase of flowers. The vases will be placed around Mary. We will start with a procession of one student from each class carrying vases and praying together, and a wreath of flowers will be placed on the statue of Mary. (The act of crowning is rooted in the view of Mary as the Queen of Heaven.) Events like this remind us to be grateful for the gift of one another, as well as the gift of faith we are able to share at St. Peter Catholic School.

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Attached is the TENTATIVE calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. Dates are subject to change; the full calendar will come out over the summer months. It will be posted in FACTS and attached to the newsletter.

Updated Tentative 2024-2025 School Calendar

Winter Concert and Talent Show videos are available for purchase. The order forms are due on Friday, April 26.

Winter Concert Video Order Form Talent Show Video Order Form


The fundraising year has officially ended, and was successful. I sent out the

annual statements to the families that earned over $25.00. Please return these

back to school by May 6th indicating where you want your money to be applied

for next school year. Any forms not returned by May 6th will be placed in the

school general fund.

Summer School through Jefferson City Public Schools

Summer School through JCPS is June 3-27th, 2024. St. Peter students who live within the boundaries of JCPS are eligible to sign up. If you would like to sign your child up for summer school, please fill out the linked form and return to the St. Peter School office. Please contact Mrs. Garner if you have questions.

Elementary form for grades going into K-5

Middle School form for grades going into 6-7


On April 30th, St. Peter School is spreading warmth and generosity by designating it as a free meal day for all students. On this special occasion, every student at St. Peter School is invited to savor a delicious FREE school lunch without any charge. The school aims to foster a sense of community and inclusivity by providing this complimentary meal, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to enjoy a nutritious lunch without the burden of cost. It is a thoughtful gesture that not only supports the students, but also reinforces the spirit of unity and care within the school community. **This does not include parents participating in the Parent Lunch that day. Parent lunch is $3.75**

St. Peter School is delighted to announce a series of Parent Lunch Days, providing a wonderful opportunity for parents to share a meal with their children and experience the vibrant school atmosphere. On March 26th (A-E), April 16th (F-K), April 30th (L-R), and May 7th (S-Z), parents are invited to join their child/ren for lunch. A nominal Parent Lunch Charge of $3.75, payable in cash, applies to cover the cost of the meal. To ensure a smooth experience, parents are kindly requested not to bring fast food. Upon arrival, please check in at the office, where you will be directed to the cafeteria. To guarantee your spot and help with planning, we encourage parents to reserve their lunch by emailing dschrimpf@stpeterjc.org. St. Peter School looks forward to fostering strong connections between parents and the school community during these special Parent Lunch Days.

Lunch Schedule: PK: 10:30-10:55

Kindergarten: 10:35-11:05

1st Grade: 11:05-11:30

2nd Grade: 11:10-11:35

3rd Grade: 11:30-11:55

4th Grade: 11:40-12:05

5th Grade: 12:00-12:20

6th Grade: 12:05-12:25

7/8 Grade: 12:20-12:45

Meet Our Staff

My name is Liz Vanderfeltz and I am the 7th-8th grade social studies and 7th-grade science teacher. I also have an 8th-grade homeroom. This is my 11th year teaching at St. Peter and 13th in education. Throughout my career, I’ve taught many subjects including; World History, American History, Civics, Geography, Life Science, Health, and Literature.

I graduated from St Peter Catholic School and Helias Catholic High School. I have a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers). I also earned a Master’s degree in Teaching from Columbia College.

My husband, Zeke, and I were married in December 2015. We have two sons, Teddy (6) and Frankie (2), and a very spoiled yellow Labrador named Morrison. We are members of St. Peter Parish.

I teach advanced tap dance classes at Dancers’ Alley in my free time and enjoy gardening, kayaking, and hiking with my family. On the top of my bucket list is to visit all of the parks, sites, memorials, etc. managed by the National Park Service, so in the summer you can find me road tripping across the country!

After School Care Help Needed

After School Care is looking for aides for the 2024-2025 school year. Must be high school age or older and wanting to work with kids. If you are in eighth grade and would like to know more about the job, you can email Ms. Betsy at bbartow@stpeterjc.org.

Registration Open for Helias Catholic Youth Summer Camps

Registration is now open for Helias Catholic High School’s summer 2024 youth camps.

This year’s Crusader Camps include archery, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, football, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.

Crusader Camps span from late May to August, serving age ranges from kindergarten through high school.

Please visit www.heliascrusadercamps.com to learn more about Helias Catholic’s summer camp opportunities and to register.

Art Camp Registration Form

On Wednesday, May 1, 2024 students may wear a red shirt with uniform bottoms in honor of Midwest March for life.

Church News

Important Notice — Mass Time Changes

After 6 months of observations, effective April 7, due to low parishioner Mass attendance, our NEW Weekend Mass Schedule will be:

4:30 PM (Saturday Vigil), 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM (en Espanol)

Effective April 1, we will be returning to a two-priest weekday Mass schedule. The NEW Weekday Mass Schedule will be:

Monday - 12:03 PM ONLY

Tuesday - 8 AM and 12:03 PM

Wednesday- 8 AM and 12:03 PM

Thursday- 12:03 PM ONLY

Friday- 8 AM and 12:03 PM

Watch a video with more information HERE

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.

Important Dates

Thursday, April 25, B Day

Friday, April 26, C Day Praise Assembly

Monday, April 29, A Day

Tuesday, April 30, B Day Student Free Lunch, L-R Parent Lunch

Wednesday, May 1, C Day 6th Grade Vocations Day

Thursday, May 2, A Day

Friday, May 3, B Day, May Crowning, 8th Grade Class Trip

Saturday, May 4, Little Olympics


Click on the link to see the attachment:

Updated April Menu

May 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: attendance@stpeterjc.org

If it relates to general school information such as calendar items, school uniform, fees, lunch, etc: kbezler@stpeterjc.org or chayes@stpeterjc.org

If you need the school nurse: egarnett@stpeterjc.org or jhummel@stpeterjc.org

If it relates to policy, safety, &/or discipline: mveit@stpeterjc.org

If it relates to administration: gtrachsel@stpeterjc.org 

If it relates to enrollment or counseling: sgarner@stpeterjc.orgpwekenborg@stpeterjc.org or gtrachsel@stpeterjc.org

If it relates to athletics: kbell@stpeterjc.org

St. Peter Catholic School

314 West High Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101