Weekly Update

February 12 th – February 16 th

Mission Statement:  St. Peter School provides a quality education built on Catholic values and teachings.

Follow the Golden Rule

SATURDAY, February 10th:

  • IESA 8th gr Crusaders Volleyball AWAY games – Jacksonville (Turner Jr High)Tourney

SUNDAY, February 11th:

  • FOUND Youth Group – Dodgeball – 6:30-8:00 pm – Meet/pick-up in Martha Jane Room
  • Jr Table Tennis Tournament – K of C (registration was sent home w/students)

MONDAY, February 12th:

  • Grades 5 and 8 ACRE Testing – continues this week through Friday
  • Jubilation Choir Rehearsal 3:00-3:45 pm – Parish Music Room
  • Chess Club Meeting 6:00-7:30 pm Maria Goretti Room
  • IESA 7th/8th gr Crusaders Volleyball AWAY games vs Pittsfield 6:00 pm

TUESDAY, February 13th:

  • Art Classes w/Stephanie Javaux – Rms 4W, 5E, 6E
  • 8th grade classes visit QND 9:15 am-1:00 pm (will eat lunch at QND) Must wear QND Dress Code
  • Mardi Gras Carnival – 6th grade students will lead scheduled classes throughout the morning (gr K-7) – Students/Staff may wear purple/green tops w/out of dress code bottoms
  • PMO Band Rehearsals – QND Music Rm: 5th gr 3:30-4:30 pm; 6th gr 4:30-5:30 pm; 6th-8th gr Jazz Band 5:30-6:00 pm; 7th/8th gr 6:00-7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, February 14th:

  • Happy Valentine’s Day! Students/Staff may wear red/pink/purple/Valentine attire w/dress code bottoms
  • Ash Wednesday 8:30 am Children’s Mass – Gr 1 assisting
  • Additional Masses: 12:10 pm; 6:30 pm; Mass at QND 10:00 am
  • Kelsey Celek W/QCT here w/7thand 8th grade classes
  • After School Art Class (Gr 4-8) Maria Goretti Room (registered students only)
  • After School Cooking Class (Gr K-3) Cafeteria (registered students only)
  • PMO Band Rehearsals: 5th gr 1:15-1:45 pm; 6th gr 1:45-2:15 pm; 7th/8th gr 1:45-2:15 pm
  • PMO Choirs Rehearsals: 7th/8th gr 3:00-4:00 pm; 4th-6th gr 4:10-5:00 pm at QND Music Rm

THURSDAY, February 15th:

  • Moms are Praying – Martha Jane Room 8:10 am
  • GSA Meeting 10:00 am School Conference Room
  • Handbell Choir Rehearsal 3:00-4:15 pm

FRIDAY, February 16th:

  • ½ day of school – 11:30 am dismissal; Full bus service today; no PM daycare
  • No PM 4 yr old Preschool Classes today
  • Teacher Inservice 12:00-3:00 pm
  • Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 8:30 am in the gym

SATURDAY, February 17th:

  • IESA 7th/8th gr Crusaders Volleyball AWAY games vs New Berlin 1:00 pm

SUNDAY, February 18th:

FOUND Youth Group-Cassanos Pizza Party-drop off/pick up at Cassanos 6:30-8:00 pm

  • IESA 8th gr Crusaders Volleyball AWAY games – Jacksonville (Turner Jr High)Tourney


Registration Night for 3 and 4 yr old Preschool students for the 2018-2019 school year is set for Feb. 20th.   Mrs. Venvertloh emailed information letters and enrollment forms to all of our school families last week.  Registration forms for next year’s 4 yr old preschool classes were also sent home with our current 3 yr old students on Tuesday, Feb. 6th.  Just to make sure we didn’t miss anyone, we also mailed registration paperwork to every family with preschool age children (3 yr and 4 yr PK) that are registered with our Parish.    If you have a child eligible for 3 or 4 year old Preschool and did not receive this paperwork by Friday, Feb 9th, please be sure to contact Mrs. Roberta Hutson in the school office to request the enrollment paperwork (223-1120).
Next year our 3 year old classes will be three days a week (Tuesdays-Thursdays) while our 4 yr old classes will take place five days a week.  Morning classes are from 8:05-11:00 am and afternoon classes take place from 12:00-2:47 pm.

We have the potential to fill the classes quickly as we have many parishioners and school families who have children who are eligible to enroll in our classes.  Upon receiving your paperwork please be careful to read through the information letter and registration form.
On Feb. 20th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. we will begin accepting registrations for these classes. Our school doors open at 5:30 p.m. (We are not able to accept registrations prior to Feb. 20th.)  We look forward to seeing our potential preschool families on the evening of Feb. 20th.


       We have set our Kindergarten Round Up this year for March 16th.  Information/registration forms were sent home with our current 4 yr old PK students.  As we did with Preschool enrollment, we will also email all of our current school families this information.  We are also mailing the information to our families with Kindergarten aged children that are members of St. Peter Parish.  Please contact the school office to register for Kindergarten Round Up or with any questions you may have, 223-1120.

We would like to extend a very special thank you to Mrs. Kristie Bunch for chairing this event again this year.  Mrs. Bunch has chaired this event for several years and we appreciate all of her time and commitment to this special day.  We are looking for someone to help her and possibly take on this fun project.  If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact the school office, 223-1120.

**Reminder to our current Kindergarten families – Kindergarten students will be dismissed on March 16th for the day at 11:30 am due to Kindergarten Round Up in the afternoon.  Please make arrangements to have your kindergarten child picked up at 11:30 am.  There will not be afternoon bussing or daycare for kindergarten on this day because of their early dismissal.


       We have been informed that applications for FACTS Tuition Assistance will be online applications only.  The link for St. Peter School families is:  https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/42NRL

We have also received the following information/guidelines from the Tuition Assistance Review Committee.  2017 tax returns will be the required tax return for the 2018-2019 FACTS Application.  A family can submit a 2016 tax return for additional information purposes but decisions on a family’s 2018-2019 tuition assistance award will only be made, based on the family’s 2017 tax return, unless they are not required to file a 2017 tax return.  It is the committee’s understanding that any families that have already applied and used their 2016 tax return will be sent a notice from FACTS informing them of the required tax return.

Families are encourage to have their 2017 tax returns done as soon as possible.  FACTS applications first round deadline is March 29, 2018.  This means all required documentation, W2s, 2017 tax returns, etc must be submitted by this date.  Submitting by this deadline date will give families a greater chance of receiving tuition assistance.  At this time, the Tuition Assistance Review Committee’s goal is to have the first round of tuition assistance award letters mailed out no later than Monday, April 30th.   If you have any questions concerning tuition assistance, please contact Paul Rittof, Director of the QCES Foundation, at [email protected] or 217-779-3157.


       Our 6th grade classes are planning and organizing our Mardi Gras Carnival to celebrate Fat Tuesday!  On Tuesday, Feb. 13th, students in grades PK-7th grade will be able to come join in the fun and try their luck at the Carnival Games. (Our 8th grade students will be visiting QND for the day.)  Students in grades K-7th may be out of dress code for this day.  We encourage them to wear Mardi Gras colors of purple and/or green  tops with out of dress code bottoms.  Thank you 6th grade for giving us this fun day!


During this season of Lent, we are once again having Lenten prayer partners.  Each student and staff member will receive a prayer cross with the name of a student or staff member written on this cross.  Throughout the season of Lent we will be secretly praying for our prayer partners.  On the Friday, before Easter break we will all come together and reveal who we have each been praying for during this Lenten season.

                Congratulations to everyone that participated in our 100th day challenge food drive!  We anticipated that if every student brought in 2 canned goods/non-perishable food items we would reach our goal of 100 items per grade level.  We even combined some of our grades with lower student numbers together.  We certainly surpassed this challenge!  Our students and staff just kept bringing in food items during Catholic Schools Week.  Our final total was 2,250 items.  These were donated to Quincy Catholic Charities and they were absolutely thrilled with your donations.  We were told that our St. Peter School family’s kindness and generosity will provide many families with much needed help and will make their lives just a little easier.  We pride ourselves in being a stewardship parish and you have certainly extended this stewardship beyond our walls to help families in our community.  Thank you to everyone!!

Please mark your calendars for these special upcoming events:

Feb 20             Preschool Registration for 2018-19 school year

Mar 1               Freshman Registration at QND 6:30-8:30 pm

Mar 5-16          IOWA Testing for grades 2-8

Mar 16             Kindergarten Round Up; Current Kindergarten Classes will dismiss for the day at 11:30 am; no after school busses or daycare for Kindergarten

Mar 20             Spring Pictures Grades K-8

Mar 26-Apr 2  Easter Break – No School

Apr 10              Confirmation (8th Grade) Rehearsal/pictures for Confirmation will be Apr 4th

May 6               First Communion (2nd Grade) Rehearsal will be May 3rd

May 8               Olympic Day (Gr 5-8) rain date May 10

May 21             Graduation (8th Grade)

May 29             Last Day of School (Grade K-7) unless more snow days are used



Feb 19              President’s Day – No School

IESA 7th/8th gr Crusaders Volleyball AWAY games vs Macomb 6:00 pm

Feb 20             Gr 2 field trip – Quincy Art Center SmArt Art Class 11:50 am-2:15 pm

Preschool Registration for 2018-19 from 6:00-7:30 pm; doors will open at 5:30 pm

Feb 21              8:30 am Children’s Mass – Kindergarten assisting

IESA 7th/8th gr Crusaders Volleyball HOME games vs Payson 6:00 pm

Feb 22             Kindergarten field trip – Quincy Art Center SmArt Art Class 12:00-1:45 pm

Feb 26             Art Classes w/Stephanie Javaux – Rooms 4E, 5W, 6W

Chess Club Meeting 6:00 pm Maria Goretti Room

School Advisory Board 6:30 pm – School Conference Room

Protecting God’s Children Session 6:00-9:00 pm Blessed Sacrament (Call 222-2759 to register)

Feb 27             Kelsey Celek w/QCT here with Kindergarten and 3rd grade classes, Rms 4E and 6E

Feb 28             8:30 am Children’s Mass – Grade 8 assisting

Kelsey Celek w/QCT here with 5th grade classrooms

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