May 22nd – May 26th
Mission Statement: St. Peter School provides a quality education built on Catholic values and teachings.
SUNDAY, May 21st:
- QND Graduation
MONDAY, May 22nd:
- PK 4 Classes Madison Park Fun Day 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- No Classroom Library visits this week – Return books only until end of year
- Jubilation Choir rehearsal 3:00-3:45 pm
TUESDAY, May 23rd:
- 8:30 am Children’s Mass prepared by Grade 4 (please note this is a Tuesday)
- Gr 8 Confirmation 7:00 pm Church; Reception to follow in the gym; no school today for 8th grade students
WEDNESDAY, May 24th:
- No Children’s Mass today
- Gr 8 Graduation: 9:00 am pictures in Church; 10:00 am Awards Ceremony in Church; 11:30 am Lunch at the Patio Restaurant; 7:00 pm Graduation/Mass in Church; Reception to follow Mass in the Gym
- Early Dismissal at 2:17 for students PK-8th. (This will occur throughout the school year.)
THURSDAY, May 25th:
- Last Day of Preschool Classes/Graduation for PK4 students/Madison Park Day for PK3
- Grade 7 field trip – Mark Twain Cave, Hannibal
FRIDAY, May 26th:
- Last day – hot lunches served for school year; please bring sack lunches w/drink next week
- All hot lunch charges through today’s lunch are due; Past Daycare charges through today must also be paid – please also include payment for any time at daycare May 30-June 1; Service hours and/or payments due for hours not completed
PIZZA MAKING DAY 2017 – Please help! We need your opinion!!
Mark your calendars! Pizza Making Day 2017 is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, November 4th. For those unfamiliar with this great SPS event, students and families will be asked to sell pizzas during the month of October and then SPS parents, teachers and staff will assemble the pizzas the morning of November 4th with families picking up the pizzas to deliver that day. All money raised goes to the St. Peter School Technology Fund. Last year we assembled over 2,500 pizzas and netted over $16,000 for the SPS Technology Fund!
Pizza Making Day is a fun event! It’s a great way to meet SPS parents and teachers while earning service hours. More information will follow in the fall, but please mark your calendars for November 4th.
Also we have had several requests for thin crust pizzas over the past couple of years, so we are asking for your vote… thin crust or thick crust? If you have a preference, please send your vote to Karen Sedovic at [email protected]. The majority vote wins!
SCHOOLKIDZ SUPPLY KIT ORDER INFORMATION – DEADLINE MAY 24th
Tired of driving from store to store to purchase school supplies for your child? Great news! We are offering the SchoolKidz Supply Kit program at our school this year. Kits include the exact colors, quantities, and brands teachers are requesting in a personalized box ready for your child’s first day of school. Simply return your paper order by May 19 to have all your child’s necessary supplies. Orders can also be placed online at www.shopttkits.com with an ordering deadline of May 24. Enter our school’s account number 70465. This kits will be ready for pick up at Taking Care of Business Day in August. Questions? Contact Mindy Hough at [email protected].
SCHOOL PICNIC – JUNE 1st
The St. Peter School Picnic will be on Thursday, June 1st. School will begin with the normal start time of 8:05am. We will have morning bus service and morning daycare. We will celebrate our last Children’s Mass at 9:30am with our 2nd grade helping with this Mass. Mass will be followed by a hot dog lunch. If your child does not like hot dogs, please send a sack lunch with him/her. Outdoor activities and music will begin around 10:45am. A final song will begin at 1:15pm, with dismissal to follow at 1:30pm. We will not have bus service or daycare.
The 2017 Picnic will feature great music by The Mobil Sound and Light Show with Dave Cawthon, a delicious treat from The Shaved Ice Shack, and a fun outdoor activity area including an obstacle course, photo booth, train rides, and face painting. Bags games, the playground, kickball, basketball, and soccer areas will also be available for students to enjoy.
The School Picnic Volunteer Sign Up Link is below. Thank you in advance for volunteering your time. We are looking forward to celebrating a great year!
END OF THE YEAR WRAP UP
Library Books – Please make sure that your family has all St. Peter School library books returned, all lunch and daycare charges paid off. We are asking that all library books be returned this week.
Hot Lunch – Hot lunch/milk will be served through May 26th. When paying off your lunch account balance, please make sure you include any hot lunches/milk purchased through this date. We will also need to have this balance paid off by May 26th. Students will have to bring their own sack lunch w/drink on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30th and 31st. (Please no Jimmie John’s, Subway, etc.) We will have a free hot dog lunch for everyone at the school picnic.
Daycare Accounts – We will have daycare through the morning of June 1st. Accounts must be reconciled by May 26th. Please remember to add in payments to your total if your child/ren will be at daycare on May 30th, 31st, or June 1st.
Service Hours – All Service Hours are also due on Friday, May 26th. Each St. Peter School family is required to perform 10 service hours for the school or St. Peter Church per school year. You do have the option of paying for these instead, which is $10.00 per service hour. If you are volunteering at the school picnic you may post date these into your service hour record.
All items listed above must be taken care of in order for your children to receive their report cards. Thank you so much for your help with this.
LOST AND FOUND
Please check our lost and found!! We have quite a pile of clothing, jackets, lunch boxes, earrings, etc building up again. We have these items just inside the doors of the school entryway. Please take a few minutes to look for any lost items your child may be missing as at the end of the school year these items will be donated to charity.
DID YOU KNOW?
County Market presented us with $1000 check from the MAX Dollars for Education—thank you to everyone who registered and used your MAX card! We sincerely appreciate the generosity from County Market and our supporters.
We also received a grant from Quincy Service League in the amount of $500. The money will be used to purchase books for our Kindergarten literacy program. We are so grateful and excited to have received such a generous gift!
Finally we are very happy to report that after writing a grant to the Tracy Family Foundation we received a check in the amount of $24,600. Because of their overwhelming generosity we will be purchasing servers to support our technology needs.
2017 “WCU GOLF FOR SCHOLARSHIPS” WINNERS
Last week the WCU hosted their 10th annual “Golf for Scholarships” Tournament. They were able to give away more $500 scholarships than in any previous year. Eighteen names were drawn and we are very happy to announce that 4 St. Peter School students were among the ones drawn. Congratulations to Ashley Pabisiak, Chandler Cain, Keeden Orpet-Hulett, and Adison Tangy!
EVERYBODY WINS MEGA RAFFLE – Mega Event June 3
The Everybody Wins Mega Raffle “Mega Event” for top 55 prizes will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 5 p.m., on the grounds of Knights of Columbus in Quincy. Drawings will begin at 6 p.m. with announcement of $100,000 GRAND PRIZE winner at 9 p.m.
SAINTS ALIVE STUDENT EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION
June 3 from 11 am until noon at The History Museum – Ernest Wood Addition 332 Maine Street
Joseph Malham, Father Tolton’s iconographer and Artist in Residence at Chicago’s St. Gregory the Great Church will be on hand to chat with students, parents and the public.
A selection of student work will be specially highlighted at the museum, but all completed work will be presented, designated by school.
Our 7th and 8th grade students participated with this Iconography Project on May 11th with a class provided by the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County.
QND SUMMER EVENTS
QND Summer Sports Events and Grade School Camps – There are many opportunities for grade school students to attend sports camps at QND this summer as well as sports events for everyone. Please visit www.quincynotredame.org for details on the summer sports events and individual camp dates and times.
QND 150th Celebration June 11 -Quincy Notre Dame High School will host their 150th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Mass with Bishop Paprocki will be 1:00 p.m. in the QND gymnasium. An Open House will follow the Mass, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. All are welcome!
QUINCY SCHOOLS BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR
St. Peters will again be helping with the Quincy wide Back to School Fair which will be held in August prior to the 2017-2018 school year. There are many ways in which you can help out… the 1st thing we will be doing is collecting slightly worn shoes and clothing items for all ages of school children. It is heart-warming to watch the children “shop” through the donated items to find the perfect pair of shoes or just the right outfit for them to wear to school. If there are items that no longer fit your child and you are willing to donate, please drop them off in the boxes located just inside the main door of the school. If you have any questions please call Kathy Harman at 222-3155. Thank you for your help!
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY IN OUR CURRICULUM 2017-2018
Next year we are looking into the possibility of providing our 7th & 8th with a selection of electives that have not have been provided in the past. Our intent is to offer the students such things as introductions to creative writing, foreign language, journalism, photography, art, and health. The opportunities are endless. We know there are some very talented educators who may like to come into the classroom to teach a specialized field. If interested in this exciting new endeavor please call Mrs. Cindy Venvertloh or Mrs. Chris Reichert at 223-1120. Please call soon as we are planning for next year.
AFTER-SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER POSITION AVAILABLE
Teacher wanted for an after-school Spanish program at St. Peter School for the 2017-2018 school year. The program will be held one day a week, immediately after school, for 1 hour. If you are a current teacher, a retired teacher, or bilingual (Spanish/English), please email Jamie Scholz at [email protected] for additional details regarding the program and compensation.
16th ANNUAL RAIDER CHALLENGE 5K RUN/WALK, 10K RUN, 1 MILE YOUTH RUN
The 16th Annual Raider Challenge 5K Run or Walk, 10K Run and 1 mile Youth Run will be held June 24th beginning at 7:30 am. This event begins and ends at QND and the runs and walks will include areas in both South Park and Indian Mounds Park. This is a great family activity for all ages — T-shirts, goody bags, food and fun for all. Please register online at http://signmeup.com/117848. For additional registration information, contact Kristin Sturhahn, 217-440-8701 or [email protected]
IESA CROSS COUNTRY-Grades 6-8 (2017-2018)
Quincy Catholic Running Crusaders ARE BACK for another season! Don’t miss YOUR opportunity to be a part of this AMAZING team! The Cross Country official season begins August 1 and extends through mid-October! There are summer events beginning in June! Please contact Denise Sangoi at 316-5729 or [email protected] if you are interested.
Advance Physical Therapy will have their free sports physicals on June 6th and August 1st, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 pm. The physicals are for all CYO, QND, QHS and any other school sport physical. The only athletes not included are incoming (2017-2018 school year) 6th and 9th grade students as they must have physicals meeting the requirements with immunizations. Physicals from Advance are free but an appointment must be made by calling 217-222-9300. These physicals will be done at the Advance Physical Therapy location in the Blessing Physician Services Building at 927 Broadway Suite 100.
SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM
Quincy Public Schools have announced their Summer Food Service Program for the summer of 2017. Berrian and Washington Schools are the two main lunch summer areas. Lunch will be served from June 5th through August 8th Monday through Friday from 10:45-12:00 at Berrian School, 1327 South 8th St. and from 12:15-1:30 at Washington School, 8th and Sycamore Sts. Meals will also be served at Adams School, 2001 Jefferson St. from June 5th through June 30th, also Monday through Friday. These will be brunch type meals and will be served from 7:30-8:00 am and again from 9:00-9:30 am. A cold breakfast will be served at QJHS and QHS, same dates as Adams School, from 9:00-10:00 am. Meals are at no cost to anyone ages 1-18 years old. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Jean Kinder at 217-223-8700, Ext. 2261
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
May 29 Memorial Day – No School
May 30 8:30 am Children’s Mass prepared by Grade 3
Long Range Planning Meeting 6:00 pm Seton Hall
May 30/31 No Hot Lunch served; please bring cold lunch w/drink; milk or drinks will not be provided or available for purchase
June 1 Last Day of School gr. K-7; AM Bus Service and Daycare will be provided; School Picnic: 9:30 am Children’s Mass prepared by 2nd grade; Hot dogs, chips, snack and drink will be provided; if your child does not like hot dogs please provide a sack lunch w/drink for him/her; 1:30 pm dismissal; We will not have PM Bus Service or PM Daycare