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

Christmas Breaks begins today with 1:30 dismissal. School will resume Thursday, January 4th, 2024. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The liturgical color for Advent is purple, symbolizing our preparation for the coming of Christ. The violet color of the three purple candles on the Advent wreath reflect this symbolism and serve as reminders of the prayer and penance of this season.

But on the third Sunday of Advent, the pink candle on the Advent wreath is lit. Long before pink became a symbol of breast cancer awareness, it took prominence in the third week of Advent as a sign of joy. “Gaudete” (meaning “rejoice”) This marks the halfway point on our Advent journey. The pink Advent candle represents the joy of anticipation for Christmas and is lit on Gaudete or Rejoice Sunday. The rose color of this third candle reminds us that the joyous feast of Christmas is near.

Big Bucks

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

Big Bucks 2024: A Night at the Knights (St. Martin's) 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 BigbucksSPS@gmail.com and/or please fill out the attached form.

We are still looking for volunteers to assist with committees so please contact Liz Rackers at lizrackers@gmail.com or Abby Borberg at dunn.abby@yahoo.com

The next Big Bucks meeting is January 8, 2024 at 5:30 PM at Clean Fuels Alliance America, 605 Clark Avenue.

A sign-up for night of event will be sent out soon so be on the lookout for that. Electronic ticketing will be available in the new year. More information to follow.


Donor Pledge Form Big Bucks 2024


Scrip News:

***NEW SCRIP VENDORS: We have started carrying Pizza Haus certificates in the

Scrip Program. They will work in the Wardsville, Jefferson City, Westphalia and

St. Martins locations. Academy Sports, Big Lots, Five Below, and Pet Smart are

also on the scrip program, and I try to keep them in stock.

Help support our new vendors and order some today.

I am also doing some cleaning. If anyone shops at the following places, I

ordered cards and need to cut back on my inventory and find someone who

lives out of town to use some of the following cards.

Long John Silvers, Jack in the Box, Outback Restaurants, Lands End,

Visa Cards. (No activation fees), Red Robin

Longfellows/All in One, Schaefer House, Dunkin Donuts

Dix Road Cleaners, Panda Express, Sephora

Other Fundraising news:

Our last fundraiser of the year is the World’s Finest Chocolate Candy Bars. That will start on January 26th .

School Aide (7:25-4:00)

We are also looking for an Aide for the school. Interested candidates can email Mrs. Gayle Trachsel at gtrachsel@stpeterjc.org with an application and fill out the sub-application online at the diocesan website (diojeffcity.org).

Preferred qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; early childhood education certification or relevant coursework preferred.
  • Previous experience working with young children in a childcare or educational setting is desirable.
  • First Aid and CPR certification (or willingness to obtain it).
  • Pay dependent on experience and qualifications.

Subs (Hours 7:25-3:25)

We are looking for additional subs to add to our sub list. Do you have one day a week that you might be willing to sub? If so, please complete a sub-application on the diocesan website (diojeffcity.org) and email Gayle Trachsel (gtrachsel@stpeterjc.org) and/or Kelley Bezler (kbezler@stpeterjc.org). Hourly pay $15.00


  • 60 college credits; early childhood education certification or relevant coursework preferred.
  • Previous experience working with young children in a childcare or educational setting is desirable.

All interested parties should contact Mrs. Trachsel at gtrachsel@stpeterjc.org.

Meet Our Staff

My name is Kathy Porting. I teach first grade here at St. Peter Catholic School. I’ve been teaching for 36 years with the last 26 being right here. My husband, Keith, and I have two children. Our daughter, Ashley, is married and is a teacher, too! Our son, Nick, completed his graphic design degree and works in Columbia. Together we enjoy camping, or I should probably say “glamping”! We travel many weekends during the summer. In addition to camping, I enjoy cheering on my favorite sports teams, the Cardinals and Chiefs, and spending time with our family and friends.

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.

Important Dates

Tuesday, December 19 C Day 1:30 Dismissal, End of Semester, Christmas Parties 12:45

Wednesday, December 20 thru Wednesday, January 3 Christmas Break, NO School

Wednesday, January 4, A Day School Resumes


Click on the link to see the attachment:

December 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