Beginning Monday August 12th, Knife River has asked that we access Petra and the soccer fields along Cottonwood from the south (the Babcock end of the project). Knife River will be working between Durston and the Petra entrance at that time. Approximately one week later, they will change the access direction (notice to be given).
Over the Labor Day weekend, Knife River plans to have Cottonwood open with access from each end for the soccer games. Once the weekend is over, however, Cottonwood will be closed again to all but local and emergency traffic. This will impact school traffic, so plan accordingly, especially on September 3rd, Petra’s first day.
Questions? Contact Steven Baeth, project manager, at Knife River-Belgrade.
Humanities teachers Sam Koenen, Beth Zeman Stohlmann, Gregg Valeriano, David M Wilmington, along with Headmaster Craig Dunham (not pictured) just returned from a two-day Socratics summit in Boise. Hosted by our friends at The Ambrose School and moderated by George Fox University‘s Joseph Clair, participants engaged in Socratic discussion around Augustine’s Confessions with the goal of better identifying and implementing the essentials of this method of instruction for our and other Association of Classical & Christian Schools.
The following items are available for pick-up from Mrs. Cook at our front desk between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays-Thursdays:
– 2019-20 Petra yearbooks
– CTP test results for 5th-7th grades
– 4th quarter honor roll certificates
Thinking of making a change for your Pre-K through 11th grade student next school year? Classical Christian education may be the ticket! Begin your inquiry of Petra by way of our Tours on Thursday at either 9 or 10 a.m. No R.S.V.P. needed, no obligation required; just come and learn!
At the beginning of May, an anonymous family at our school pledged a match gift of up to $75,000 for all funds raised between then and May 31, 2019. Now in June, through the generosity of 32 donors – parents, grandparents, staff, friends – we matched the match (and then some)! As one father included in a note with his check, “Thank you for providing a great school to partner with in raising our children. We are happy to be used to help in the Petra mission.”
With just one week left to go of our $75,000 match campaign, we’ve seen $43,750 given, which brings us to $87,500 when doubled! May 31 is the last day to have your gift – regardless of how big or small – matched. Give online or drop off a check today (all gifts are tax-deductible). Thanks!
An end-of-year tradition, our Petra Academy Field Day is scheduled for Friday, May 24, beginning with team introductions on the playground at 8:45 a.m. followed by the mile run at Bronken Field. Families are invited to watch in the morning and/or join us at 12 p.m. with sack lunches for an all-school picnic on the playground. All students will be released for a 1 p.m. early dismissal and the Memorial Day weekend (no school Monday, May 27).
Friday will also be our final Spirit Day, so please wear Griffin Gear with jeans or shorts and tennis shoes in which to compete.
While Friday looks to be the one bright spot in the week (sandwiched between two wet days), it also looks to be chilly. Should Field Day be cancelled, we will call off school for the entire day. We will make this decision and communicate via email and social media no later than 5 p.m. Thursday so everyone has a chance to adjust plans for Friday.
Petra Academy seeks applicants for the role of Community Coordinator (formerly Office Manager). This person will be outgoing, energetic, and enthusiastic in helping new and returning families connect with and experience our classical Christian mission in deeper and meaningful ways. Applicants should be comfortable with multiple software platforms, as well as recruiting and coordinating multiple teams of volunteers while overseeing the functions of Petra’s office and assisting the Headmaster and leadership team in the promotion of the school. Click here for information about pay and how to apply.