March 27th – March 31st
Mission Statement: St. Peter School provides a quality education built on Catholic values and teachings.
SUNDAY, March 26th:
- FOUND Youth Group “Catch Me if You Can” 6:30-8:00 pm meet in Martha Jane Room
MONDAY, March 27th:
- Scholastic Book Fair begins today through Friday – Library
- Jubilation Choir rehearsals resume today 3:00-3:45 pm
- Technology Board Meeting 4:00 pm – School Conference Room
TUESDAY, March 28th:
- Kelsey Celek w/QCT here w/grades 6th, 7th, 8th
- Quanada & Children’s Advocacy Network for Children Speakers here w/2nd, 6th, and 7th grades
- PMO Band Rehearsals – QND; 6th 4:30-5:30 pm, Gr 6-8 Jazz Band 5:30-6:00 pm, Gr 7/8 Concert Band 6:00-7:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29th:
- Children’s School Mass – held at 8:30 am – 3rd grade in charge of preparation
- PMO Band Rehearsals: 5th gr 1:15-1:45 pm; 6th gr 1:45-2:15 pm
- Early Dismissal at 2:17 for students PK-8th. (This will occur throughout the school year.)
- QCES Mega Raffle tickets sent home today
- Scholastic Bowl HOME Match vs Pittsfield 4:00 pm
THURSDAY, March 30th:
- Kindergarten SmArt Arts field trip to Quincy Art Center 12:15-2:00 pm
- Scholastic Bowl AWAY Match vs Unity 4:00 pm
- Handbell Choir Rehearsal 3:00-4:15 meet in School Music Roo
FRIDAY, March 31st:
- Peter Mens Prayer Group this morning
- QPD K9 Unit visiting 6th DARE classes 1:00-2:00 pm
- Scholastic Bowl Team practice – 3:00-4:30 pm in the Martha Jane
- FACTS Applications Deadline for Tuition Assistance 2017-18 School Year
- Tolton Scholarship and Newcomers Scholarship Application deadlines (tuition scholarships); due to QCES Foundation Office(in St. Anthony Parish Office)
SUNDAY, April 2nd:
- FOUND Youth Group – “Who’s on First?” Field games 6:30-8:00 pm (field/Martha Jane Room)
- SAINTS ALIVE Youth Group 6:00-7:30 pm – gym~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Congratulations to our IESA 8th grade Crusaders Volleyball team. Our girls went to Tolono, IL this past week to compete for the state title. We are very proud to report that our girls placed second! We are
very proud of our girls! They were such an awesome team together to reach this level of competition. Congratulations to our girls from St. Peter School that were a part of this team: Olivia Arntzen, Emme Kirn, Delaney Mason, Maddie Miller, Ava Monteyne, Ellie Peters, and Mallory Walker.
IESA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Eric Orne has accepted the position as our IESA Athletic Director. Our QCES grade schools welcome him and we are so very fortunate to have him in this position.
BOGO BOOK FAIR – March 27th – March 31st
Scholastic Book Fair starts next week! Classrooms will be visiting the book fair on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please look for the note that will be sent home this week regarding your child’s scheduled day and time. We invite you to attend the fair during your child’s scheduled classroom visit or during the extended book fair hours before or after school. If you are unable to attend the book fair you can also visit our Online Book Fair by clicking on the link : http://www.scholastic.com/bf/stpeterschool22.
All books sold online count towards our sales! Our schedule of extended book fair hours will be: Wednesday, March 29th — open after school until 3pm; Friday, March 31st — open before school
7:50 am-8:05 am.
SPS 6th GRADE VISIT TO JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BIZTOWN
On March 21st the sixth grade students were able to go on an exciting field trip to BizTown. The Donald O. Schnuck JA BizTown is a mini-city in which kids discover how the “real world” works. Each day, about 100 fifth or sixth graders become JA BizTown “citizens” where they work in one of 17 businesses, make financial decisions, pay taxes, and donate to charity.
As part of the Junior Achievement curriculum the students participated in four weeks of classroom lessons led by Mrs. Julie Pajic, Mrs. Julie Simons and Mrs. Angela Sloan that prepared them for their “business trip.” Students visited JA BizTown for the learning experience of their lives! Each citizen had a job for the day, were paid twice, managed a checking account, shopped, received health check-ups, were interviewed on TV and much more. The time spent at JA BizTown may have been only one day, but the impact that this experiential learning provided will last a lifetime!
Z & N MAGIC SHOW – FRIDAY, APRIL 7th 1:00 pm
Please mark your calendars for Friday, April 7th! We are excited to announce that Z & N Magic will be performing in our St. Peter gym on Friday, April 7th at 1:00 pm. Zach Bunch and Nate Gilbert will entertain grades Preschool through 8th with their magic and illusions! We wish to thank Mrs. Sharon Garrison for providing this opportunity for our students. Mrs. Garrison approached us with a wish to give her grandson, Chandler Cain, this very unique birthday gift. With this gift she also wanted to share this special show with all of our students. Thank you very much, Mrs. Garrison!!
Mardi Gras Kings and Queens as well as “Allelulia letter carriers” participated in our “Bury the Alleluia” prayer service last week. The 8th grade students and their teachers led the prayer service for the students in grades K-8 to prepare our students for the season of LENT.
2017-2018 K-8th GRADE REGISTRATION
Registration Forms for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year are due to the school office Monday, May 1st. FACTS tuition assistance applications must also be filed by March 31st. If you would like to begin your FACTS Assessment please go to the following link for St. Peter School families. St Peter School: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/42NRL
We ask that you please read through the letter from the Quincy Catholic Schools Leadership Team. Several changes have been made regarding tuition and fees payments. Instructional and Technology fees can no longer be included in tuition loans and must be paid by May 1st to avoid a late fee penalty.
Our tuition loans will once again be available through HOMEBANK. If you are going to pay PK-8th grade tuition with a loan please indicate this on your registration form. Loan information and instructions will then be mailed to approved families during the first week of June.
FACTS will now assess all tuition assistance applications. These applications are due March 31st. The leadership team will also provide assistance completing the FACTS application form. If you would like to take advantage of this assistance, please contact Mrs. Venvertloh, [email protected] or 223-1120 and she will set you up with a tuition mentor. This will be someone outside of St. Peter Parish and all information given will have strict confidentiality maintained.
We also have 2 scholarships available for families – Fr. Tolton Scholarship and Newcomers Scholarship. The QCES Newcomers Scholarship is a partially need based full tuition scholarship that will be awarded to a student whose family does not currently have any children enrolled in one of Quincy’s four Catholic elementary schools. The Father Tolton Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship awarded to one family registered at each of the four Quincy Catholic parishes who have demonstrated financial need as determined by information provided by the family on the FACTS Application Form. Please contact the school office if you need an application form for either scholarship.
If you have any questions regarding registration for next year, please call the school office and we will do our best to find the answers for you. You may also contact Paul Rittof, executive director of the QCES Foundation, at 217-779-3157 or [email protected].
2017 “EVERYBODY WINS” MEGA RAFFLE TICKETS
Tickets for the 2017 “EVERYBODY WINS” Mega Raffle will be sent home to nearly 1,000 QCES & QND families on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017. New this year…families that sell 5 Mega Raffle tickets before May 1st, their children will receive an out of dress code day on May 12th! In addition to purchasing Mega Raffle tickets from Quincy Catholic schools’ families, they can also be purchased online at quincymegaraffle.org starting on March 29th. Only 4,000 tickets will be sold at $100 per ticket. The Grand Prize is $100,000; 2nd Prize is your choice of a new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro or a new 2017 Kia Sorrento; and Third Prize is $10,000. There will be 74 prizes given away in all, totaling $167,750.
ALSO NEW THIS YEAR – There will be one Super Early-Bird Drawing for $10,000 cash. The “Super Early-Bird” Drawing will be held on Friday, May 12th, on Y101 at 8:10 a.m. Both ticket purchasers and sellers will have their names entered into the “Super Early-Bird” Drawing. To be eligible for the “Super Early-Bird” Drawing, tickets must be purchased and returned to the QND Foundation Office by 4 p.m. on Monday, May 1st.
In addition to the “Super Early-Bird” Drawing on Friday, May 12th, there will be 18 “Early-Bird” Drawings. Five $100 “Weekly Wednesday” Winners will be announced live on Y101 at 8:10 a.m. each Wednesday, from May 17th – 31st, and one $500 “Fantastic Friday” winner will be announced live on at Y101 at 8:10 a.m. each Friday from May 19th – June 2nd. The remaining 55 prizes, including the top three prizes mentioned above, will take place at the “EVERYBODY WINS” Mega Raffle “MEGA EVENT” on Saturday, June 3rd, from 5 – 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Grounds on south 36th St.
Proceeds from the “EVERYBODY WINS” Mega Raffle are shared equally between the QCES and QND Foundations, and provide increased tuition assistance for QCES K – 8 students, as well as additional tuition assistance and technology upgrades for QND students. Quincy’s five Catholic schools will also benefit from the $40,000 “Ticket Give Back” program. The purchasers of Mega Raffle tickets can choose if they want $10 of their ticket to be given to one school or divided equally among two or more schools.
All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. You need not be present to win. For more information on the “EVERYBODY WINS” Mega Raffle, or to purchase a ticket, please visit www.quincymegaraffle.org, or contact Paul Rittof, Executive Director, QCES Foundation at (217) 779-3157 or Kurt Stuckman, Executive Director, Quincy Notre Dame Foundation at (217) 224-2598.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
April 3 Chess Club Meeting 6:00 pm Maria Goretti Room
April 4 Mastic Arts Classes w/rooms 4E, 4W, 6W, 8-103, 8-104
PK4 yr. old classes field trip to Hy-Vee 8:30-10:45 am/12:30-2:30 pm
April 5 Children’s School Mass 8:30 am prepared by 2nd grade
Gr 2 First Communion Parent/Student Meeting #2 – School Cafeteria 6:15 pm
April 6 Gr 4 field trip – QND “Culture Day” 9:15-11:45 am
Mastic Arts Classes w/rooms 5E, 5W, 6E, 7-101, 7-102
Scholastic Bowl HOME Match vs Unity 4:00 pm
April 7 Spirit Day! 1st grade recipient choice
Habits Assembly – 1st gr presenting Habit #7 Celebrate Your Faith (Sharpen the Saw)
Z&N Magic Show 1:00-1:45 pm in the gym
April 9 City Wide Reconciliation 3:00 pm
Stations of the Cross – Through Mary’s Eyes 4:00 pm in Church
April 10 School Advisory Board Meeting 6:30 pm – School Conference Room
April 11 Papa John’s Night
April 12 Children’s School Mass 8:30 am prepared by 1st grade
Stations of the Cross presented by 7th grade 1:00 pm in Church of St. Peter
April 13 GSA Meeting 10:00 am School Conference Room
School Lenten Crosses Reveal 2:00 pm gym
Holy Thursday Mass 7:00 pm – Church
April 14-17 No School – Easter Vacation
April 18 No School – Teachers attending NCEA Conference in St. Louis
April 19 School Resumes w/full bus service; daycare in session