Saint Peter School in Merchantville has rounded out its curriculum with a Latin Studies program for students in all grades. Principal Joseph Saffioti said that nine students from Saint Pete's were recognized for their stellar marks on the National Latin Exam. The test, which is administered globally, requires students to read and interpret passages and answer questions relating to Roman culture, Latin grammar and Latin vocabulary - all in Latin. The exam was administered to the school's 7th and 8th grade honors students, and nine out of the 25 students obtained national recognition for their performance including AnaMair Muller, who obtained a near perfect score. New Jersey is among the more competitive states in terms of the number of students participating in the National Latin Exam, so these initial achievements are no small feat. Furthermore, there is a clear correlation between those students who perform well on this exam and top level performance in all English Language Arts domains.

Did you know that you can help the Merchantville PTA earn money to use for programs for your children by bookmarking our school Amazon link and using that URL every time you make a purchase on No sign up required, all you have to do is make sure you click on the link from first, then you'll be directed to the online website, shop normally, and Merchantville PTA makes 0.5% on your purchase! - easy as 1-2-3! Remember to bookmark the url and use it every time you go to Amazon to make a purchase. Box Tops for Education is another simple school fund raising program from General Mills. Each Box Top clip is worth 10 cents. It’s simple. Buy the products; clip the Box Tops; send the Box Tops into Merchantville school. Enrolled schools receive two checks a year from General Mills to purchase the things they need like: books, school supplies, playground equipment, teacher training computers, etc. Thanks for your help!

Merchantville Elementary School students worked hard in Art class throughout the year. As school comes to a close, their students took a moment to show off some of their work. Thank you to Ms. Baker for giving them a great opportunity to show their artistic side. This is Karen Baker's third year as the Art Teacher at Merchantville School, and her eleventh year of teaching Art. She graduated from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, with a BFA in Illustration and a certification to teach art. Before coming to Merchantville she taught art for six years at The Village Charter School in Trenton - a K-8 school - and for two years prior to that at Urban Promise's K-12 program in Camden.


Merchantville School's Science Expo on 5/30 was a success! Their STEM Escape Room was more challenging—and more humid—than ever, yet all teams thought productively and worked together like champs! Congrats to teams Drama Llama Ding Dong and Taco Cat for escaping the rooms first in their age groups. These groups were made up of 8th grade and 4th grade girls, respectively. Way to show serious girl power! Congrats also to teams Golly GENE and The No-names, who successfully escaped as well. Thank you to all the faculty, staff, families and friends who supported this event and help promote a passion for STEM in our school community!

Mrs. DiBease is hosting a summer reading book club for St. Peter students entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades and Mrs. Roseboro is hosting a math skills program for students entering 2nd through 5th grades. Summer reading saint books will be on sale this Sunday in Pastors' Hall after the 10:30 Mass. If you cannot make it this Sunday, here's the information. Check this website link for Summer Reading Lists. Summer office hours at the school will be Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The office will be closed on Fridays during the summer.

Merchantville School Parents! It is that time of year again where you can buy your school supplies online. If you do so between now and June 23rd, the supplies will be delivered to the school before school starts! The School Toolbox website is easy to use and adding multiple children is a breeze! All proceeds go to helping our NJHS support local and global charities PLUS each box bought helps starving's a win-win-win!

On the BOE agenda for the May 29th public meeting is the approval of two new hires. Krista Travaglini in the newly created position of Director of Equity, Curriculum and Instruction at a starting salary of $87,500, and Nicole Jones for 6 hours a week of instruction for the Summer Enhancement Program to run Monday, June 24 – Thursday, July 25 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Ms. Travaglini has 16 years of experience as a reading and literacy specialist, most recently in the South Harrison Township school district. The Board is also expected to approve co-curricular, advisors and coaching positions for the 2019-2020 school year. Adenda.

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