Weekly Update

April 16 th – April 20 th

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

Follow the Golden Rule


SATURDAY, April 14th:

  • Chess Club Tournament 8:00 am – 12:30 pm in the cafeteria

SUNDAY, April 15th:

  • FOUND Youth Group – 2 x 4’s for Hope; meet in Martha Jane Room 6:30-8:00 pm

MONDAY, April 16th:

  • Spring BOGO Book Fair today through Friday
  • No Classroom Library visits this week
  • School Advisory Board Meeting 6:30 pm School Conference Room
  • Jubilation Choir Rehearsal 3:00-3:45 pm

TUESDAY, April 17th:

  • 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, April 18th:

  • 8:30 am Children’s Mass – Grade 3 assisting
  • Vocation Day – Grades 5th – 8th 9:00 am – noon
  • 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
  • Scholastic Bowl Team AWAY Match vs Central 4:00 pm
  • After School Art Class (Gr K-3) Maria Goretti Room (registered students only)
  • After School Cooking Class (Gr 4-8) Cafeteria (registered students only)
  • PMO Choirs Rehearsals: 7th/8th gr 3:00-4:00 pm; 4th-6th gr 4:10-5:00 pm at QND Music Rm

THURSDAY, April 19th:

  • Moms are Praying – Martha Jane Room 8:10 am
  • STEM & Arts Presentation Gr 6-8 w/visiting schools 12:45-1:45 pm
  • Handbell Choir Rehearsal 3:00-4:15 pm

FRIDAY, April 20th:

  • Out of Dress Code Day – Just Because!!
  • 4th Quarter midterm; midterm reports will be posted on Renweb by Apr 27th
  • WCU Golf Scholarship Outing – registrations due to WCU today
  • After School Spanish Class 3:00-4:00 pm Martha Jane Rm/Maria Goretti Rm
  • Scholastic Bowl Team – practice 3:00-4:30 School Library

SUNDAY, April 21st:

  • Jubilations Choir sings at 9:30 am Mass
  • Football meeting for 7th-8th grade boys interested in joining Jr Raiders Football 6:00 pm QND


       This past Tuesday evening our 8th grade St. Peter School and PSR students received the Sacrament of  Confirmation during Mass celebrated by Bishop Paprocki in St. Peter Church.  We congratulate all of you on this special event of your spiritual journey.  May you always feel the love and strength of Christ.

Christian Harris Thomas More Alexandre, Adrian Lee Francis of Assisi Blattner, Noah Andrew Luke Clark, Kenzie Reis Gianna Beretta Molla Craven, Blake Todd Anthony Mary Claret Degitz, Neil Vasant Cornelius Dighe, Joshua Robert Anthony Dyer, Lindsey Jane Joan of Arc Fischer, Jack Edward Sebastian Gilliland, Austin Perry Peter Haskins, Jordyn Taylor Margaret of Cortona Howe, Angela Irene Catherine of Alexandria Huber, Julia Faith Vitus Hun, Courtney Marie Anne Johnson, Hunter David Nicholas Jones, Kaleb Alan Hubert Kenning, Calvin Joseph Sebastian Lavery, Olivia Rose Gianna Beretta Molla Ley, Katie Schelp Sebastian Ludlum, Elliott Allyn John Maas, Andrew Joseph Padre Pio McDonald, Casey Ryan Michael the Archangel McVey, Luke Robert Sebastian Mettemeyer, Nathan Richard Sebastian Pabisiak, Sergio Pierre Charbel Makhlouf Raad, Abbey Maureen Philomena Rhodes, Johnathan Kent Camillus Schreacke, Ethan David Hubert Sparrow, Emily Elizabeth Cecilia Strieker, Joshua Ryan Michael VanderBol, Katelynn Lee Maria Mary Walker, Naythen James Sebastian Ware, Payton Ann Gianna Beretta Molla Willer, and Kristen Elaine Cecilia Zanger.


St. Peter School is accepting applications for an Interventionist Specialist who has experience in special education, writing and overseeing ISP and 504 plans.  This person will work directly with the teacher and students within the class who have challenges in academic areas. This certified teacher will be working with students using the Readers and Writers Workshop approach as well as in various subjects.  Interested applicants should send their resume to Mrs. Cindy Venvertloh at 2500 Maine Street, Quincy, IL 62301 or email to [email protected].


       Don’t forget that the St. Peter School Chess Club Tournament is this Saturday, April 14th.  Sign-in/registration begins at 8:00 am in the cafeteria.  There will be a parent meeting at 8:30 am to go over the rules and then games will begin shortly after the meeting.  Please have your child bring snacks and other “games” for them to have in between their matches.  Have Fun and Good Luck to everyone!!


The Scholastic BOGO Book Fair is coming to our school during the week of April 16th.  Our teachers have signed up to bring their classes through the book fair to purchase books.  This year one of our goals is to get more new books into our school library and on the shelves of the classroom libraries.  To reach this goal our school will participate in the “All for Books” spare change collection.  Thank you to everyone that donated to the All for Books spare change collection!  We appreciate your generosity in helping provide new books for our school library.  The classroom that donates the most spare change will win free books for their classroom library.   We will announce the total amount and the winning classroom as soon as this is determined.

We are still in need of volunteers to help with book fair activities.  We need volunteers to help set up the book fair, run the cash register, help the student shoppers find the perfect book, and help with the clean up and packing up of the book fair.  As you can see we need many volunteers and hope you can help!!  All the money raised during this event will go directly back to our teachers to help them purchase books to build their classroom libraries and our school library.  If you are able to help, please click on the Sign-up Genius link below to see what volunteer opportunities are available.  Thank you so very much!

Saint Peter School Spring Scholastic BOGO Book Fair



This Wednesday we will have our Vocation Day for students in grades 5-8.  The purpose of the day is to help students gain information about the different callings God might ask us to take in our life.  There will be singles, married couples, deacons, sisters, and priests of many different orders present at our event.  In all of these choices, God has called these individuals to live their life in unity with him.  They have all been called to be followers of Christ but yet their paths look different.  Our students the opportunity to talk to these individuals about how God called them, what did this choice mean to them and how they have tried to answer God’s call in their daily lives.  We are truly blessed to have all of these different people share with our students how God has touched each of their lives.


       This past week we opened our online enrollment for the upcoming school year.  If you have sent in your pre-enrollment form and family agreement, you should have gotten an email from Renweb.  Please complete your online enrollment at your earliest convenience.  If you have any questions, feel free to call the School Office and we will do our best to find the answers.  This is a learning process for all of us! 

            If you have not sent in your pre-enrollment/family agreement forms, we ask you to please do so as soon as possible.  Once we have your forms, we can set up your online enrollment packet. 

Just a reminder, that the instructional fees and technology fees are due May 1st

We thank everyone for their patience.  We truly feel this will be a tremendous convenience for families.


       On April 23rd, from 4:00-8:00 pm, Buffalo Wild Wings is hosting a fundraising event for our PMO Music Organization which includes their Bands and Choirs.  Please share as many of the attached tickets to friends, family, coworkers, community members, etc. as possible.  You may make as many copies of the tickets as you need.  Participants will need to have a ticket and present the ticket to Buffalo Wild Wings in Quincy the night of April 23rd in order for their sales to count towards PMO.  Buffalo Wild Wings will also honor electronic copies of tickets (screen shot from a device).  PMO will then receive 15% of the total sales from our supporters for the night.  This is for dine-in and carry-out orders.  What a win-win…awesome food and support of a very worthy organization!  Thank you so much for your support!


       Now that the weather has decided that it is indeed Spring and we have had some beautiful, warm days…Well, except for our snowy Sundays, please remember any donations that you may have for the Back to School Fair.  We need gently worn shoes and clothing.  There will be a donation box in the front entry of our school through the end of the school year.  As you are packing away winter clothes and unpacking clothes for this spring and summer, we ask that you please consider donating items that no longer fit or can no longer be worn by your child.  The upcoming City-wide Back to School Fair will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 and the need for gently worn shoes and clothing is great.  Thank you so much for your help with this project!  Your kindness and generosity is, as always, appreciated so much!


Judging from the amount of tickets that have been turned into our school office, the Mega Raffle sales is going well.  Please remember that St. Peter School will have an out of dress code day for students whose family sold 7 or more Mega Raffle Tickets on Thursday, May 3rd.  

The “Super Early-Bird” Drawing for the $10,000 cash prize will be held on Friday, May 11th, 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 Tuesday, May 1st.

            There will also 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 16th – 30th.  There will also be one $500 “Fantastic Friday” winner, which will be announced live on at Y101 at 8:10 a.m. each Friday from May 18th – June 1st. The remaining 55 prizes, including the top three prizes, will take place at the “EVERYBODY WINS” Mega Raffle “MEGA EVENT” on Saturday, June 2nd, from 5 – 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Grounds on South 36th St.


       WCU will have their annual Golf for Scholarships Event on Friday, April 27th at Cedar Crest Country Club.  Lunch will be served at 11:00 with Golf following at noon.  Registration forms are due to the WCU by the deadline of April 20th.  Participants may nominate a student for the scholarship drawing.  Last year the WCU awarded 18 $500 scholarships to students in the Quincy Catholic Schools.  We thank all members of the WCU for their support of our schools.

            QND Campus Ministries is hosting the Quarters for Christ fundraising event.  All proceeds will benefit the QND Campus Ministries.  This will be held on Saturday, April 28th, at the QND Cafeteria.  This auction is a fun event – sharing time with family and friends and the fun of trying to win the auction items. 


       Quincy Golden K Kiwanis and John Wood Community College are presenting their 5th Annual Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show and Competition on Sunday, May 6th, 2018.  This will be held at the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium on the JWCC Campus.   For our St. Peter students, this event is open to all 6th -8th grade students.  Participating in this event benefits these young men and women by giving them the opportunity to perform on stage before a live audience in a professional setting.  It allows them to showcase their talents and gain experience of performing in a structured time restricted setting.  We are so very proud of Hana Knuffman, currently in 7th grade.  Hana performed a song and guitar ensemble with her friend, Anna McClure, in last year’s talent show.  They received 1st Place in the People’s Choice Junior Division.  Anna also attended St. Peter School until her family moved out of state.  We are so very proud of both girls!!

            We have application forms for this event in our School Office.  The deadline to have these returned to the Golden K Kiwanis is April 28th, 2018.  Applications are also available at Jwcc.edu/talent.


       All current 2017-2018 students in Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students, by Illinois law, must have a dental exam form on file with the school.  Exams that have been within the last 14 months are acceptable.  If you have questions as to whether your child’s exam is on file or need an Illinois Dental Form for your dentist, please contact Sara Bradfield, 223-1120 or [email protected]  In order for us to be compliant with the state these exams must be on file by May 15th, 2018.  Thank you for your help with this requirement.


Apr3-30           Collection of new or clothing in good condition for Back to School Fair

Apr 23             Art Classes w/Stephanie Javaux – Rms 4W, 5E, 6E

Apr 24             Art Classes w/Stephanie Javaux – Rms 4E, 5W, 6W

                        Gr 3 field trip to Dr. Paul Miller’s Office 1:00-2:00 pm

                        Gr 7 Field trip to QND – Trivia Competition 1:00-2:00 pm

Apr 25            8:30 am Children’s Mass – 2nd grade assisting

                        Yearbook group pictures being taken this morning beginning at 9:30 am

                       Scholastic Bowl Team – Regionals begin today at Mendon Unity 4:00 pm

Apr 26           SmArt Art Classes – Rms KN, KS, 1W

                        GSA Meeting 10:00 am School Conference Room

Apr 27             4th Quarter Midterms posted on Renweb

                          SmArt Art Classes – 1E, 1W, 2S, 3E, 3W

Apr 29             FOUND Youth Group – Fear Factor/Jesus, Ninja Warrior 6:30-8:00 pm

Martha Jane Rm


May 1-30          Collection of new or gently used shoes for Back to School Fair

May 3               Out of dress code for students whose family sold 7 or more Mega Raffle Tickets

May 4               6th-8th Grade Spring Dance

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

May 7               2nd grade students only – No School in honor of their First Communion

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

                        Gr K-2 Read Day in Madison Park

May 11              Gr 1 Spirit Day

May 21             Graduation (8th Grade)

May30              Last Day of School (Grade K-7) unless more snow days are used

                        School Picnic Day

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