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

There will be NO SCHOOL Holy Thursday, April 6, Good Friday, April 7, and Easter Monday, April 10, 2023.

Enrollment for St. Peter Catholic 2023-2024 School Year

Enrollment for PreK-8 started on Monday, March 13th. You received an email with directions and a link to start the process. If you have not done so already, enroll your child now. Remember, you do not create a new application, just select re-enroll.

Diocesan Spelling Bee

Great job to all the students who participated in the Diocesan Spelling Bee on March 29th. Overall St. Peter Catholic took 1st place out of the 19 teams competing! Congratulations to all!

4th Grade: Leo Owens 3rd Place

Lucy Schroeder 1st Place

5th Grade: Blake Hamman 10th Place

Izzy Stock 4th Place

6th Grade: Kayla Pitts 3rd Place

Maksim Careaga 1st Place

7th Grade: Ava Hoelscher 10th Place

Valyn Owens 4th Place

8th Grade: Kevin Bredeman 11th Place

Isaac Dudenhoeffer 2nd Place

Resources from Mrs. Garner, School Counselor

Due to the recent tragedy in Nashville, I would like to share a resource that may be helpful.  

Helping Children with Tragic Events in the News

Please contact me if you have specific questions or concerns for your child(ren).

I would also ask that you join our school community in the prayer below.

Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by recent tragedies. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayers for strength. Bless those who have survived and heal their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage to face the days ahead.

Help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance, and in comfort to the best of our abilities. Keep our hearts focused on the needs of all the community. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Order Here

Dear Parents,

Your children are coming home with a bracelet medal of St. Benedict as an Easter gift. The students have learned what these medals mean, however, we also wanted to provide that information to you. It has been a tradition to wear the medal of St. Benedict for many years in the Catholic Church. Each part of the medal has meaning. St. Benedict's lived from 480AD to 543AD. In Montecassino, Italy, he set up the monastery that became the root's of the Church's monastic system. He wrote The Rule of St. Benedict, which is still directing religious life after 15 centuries. Wearing this medal is a ward against Satan and the fallen angels encroaching evil. It stands for the power of prayer in times of temptation and suffering. We, at St. Peter's, hope that you all have a very blessed Easter!


Scrip News:

Be Sure to check the Raise Right App frequently. They will have brands with bonuses daily. Check the App to see the daily bonuses. 


Other Fundraisers:

The Spring Gifts and Cookie dough delivery date has been changed to April 19th.


I am working on yearly statements. The Scrip year ended March 31st. Any purchases made after that date will go towards the next school year.   I hope to have the statements sent home to the families after the Easter Break. 

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Auditions

The audition information for Beauty and the Beast is now on the website (linked above). Auditions will be held on May 3rd following school in the music room. Callbacks will be the next day on May 4th, same time and place. I look forward to seeing all of you there!

-Ms. J"

*Due to some scheduling conflicts, we will be moving the musical date to the 10th and 11th of November 2023.

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 bbartow@stpeterjc.org.

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 are in eighth grade and would like to know more about the job, you can email Ms. Betsy at bbartow@st.peterjc.org.

We are still looking for one preschool afterschool care aide from 3:00-5:30PM. 

Must be 18 and willing to be CPR certified, and have a love for children. 

All interested persons should complete the application on the Jefferson City Diocesan website and contact the Principal, Mrs. Gayle Trachsel at Gtrachsel@stpeterjc.org. Positions Available: Classroom Aide, Preschool afterschool aides. 

Registration 2023-2024

Registration for St. Peter Preschool 2023-2024 School Year

Registration for Preschool has begun! Applications are now being accepted online through the St. Peter website HERE where you will click on the Application Form link. Also, fill out the form linked below and send it to Mrs. Garner. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Garner at 636-8922 ext 327 or sgarner@stpeterjc.org

If your child is already an enrolled student at St. Peter Preschool, you will not create a new application. Currently enrolled preschoolers would have received the Preschool Information Form and returned it to school.

PreSchool Information Form

District Website

Central Missouri Community Action shared this video with us as a promotion for the Harlem Wizards fundraiser game happening April 12 at Helias Catholic. Watch it HERE

Registration is now open for Helias Catholic High School’s

summer 2023 youth camps.

This year’s Crusader Camps include archery, baseball, basketball, 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.

Visit www.heliascrusaderscamps.com to learn more about Helias Catholic’s summer camp opportunities and to register.

Please join us in supporting the

Helias Catholic Lady Crusaders Soccer team as they host a

Blue Out game

on April 11, with a 5:00 p.m. kick-off against School of the Osage.

The team will be raising funds to support cancer research, detection, and treatment.

Catholic parochial elementary school students with a student ID or wearing school attire will get in free!

Helias Catholic Speech and Debate Team Hogsmeade Carnival and Trivia Night

Join us on April Fool's Day at Helias Catholic High School for fun and frivolity at the Hogsmeade Carnival and Trivia Night hosted by the Helias Catholic Speech and Debate Team!

Events at the April 1 carnival (1:00-3:00 p.m.) will include a cauldron cake walk, book toss, pin the nose on Voldemort, a sorting station, wand making, a mini muggle play area, portkey plinko, butterbeer, dragon egg cracking, silent auction (this will end during the trivia night) and much more.

The trivia night (4:00-6:00 p.m.) will include Harry Potter trivia, a silent auction, costume contest, table-decorating contest, butterbeer and more.

The cost is $5 for a wristband for all activities in advance; $6 at the door. Trivia night cost is $15 per person or $100 for a table of eight.

To purchase in advance, go to www.heliascatholic.com, click on "Giving" then "Make a Donation," and enter the number of wristbands or trivia passes you are purchasing in the "Additional Information" section; you will receive an email receipt of the payment, which should be shown at the door for wristbands.

Parents, you MUST sign up through this link. Your student is not automatically signed up for First Communion.

Click here to sign up for First Holy Communion

Church News

St. Peter Catholic Parish is seeking a full-time Parish Secretary. This position handles sacramental records, answers phones, and other administrative duties as assigned. This position interacts with parishioners, volunteers and visitors. The work schedule is Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00PM. The individual must have good communication skills, a friendly demeanor, experience with computers and office equipment, and the ability to interact effectively with a variety of religious and secular personnel. Ability to learn new software and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel are essential. St. Peter Catholic Church offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, vacation, and matching 403b retirement plan. Qualified candidates should email their resume with references to jsecrist@diojeffcity.org. For a detailed job description please visit our website at https://www.saintpeterjc.org/employment/

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.

Art Camp Registration Form

Important Dates

Thursday, April 6, Holy Thursday NO School

Friday, April 7, Good Friday NO School

Sunday, April 9, Easter

Monday, April 10, Easter Monday NO School

Tuesday, April 11, C Day Dress Down Day 1:30 Dismissal

Wednesday, April 12, A Day

Thursday, April 13, B Day

Friday, April 14, C Day Morning with Mom


Click on the link to see the attachment:

Updated April Menu

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: attendance@stpeterjc.org

If it relates to health, 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: aberendzen@stpeterjc.org or egarnett@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

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