Weekly Update

May 29th – June 2nd

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

MONDAY, May 29th:

  • NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

TUESDAY, May 30th:

  • No Hot Lunch served; please bring cold lunch w/drink; milk or drinks will not be provided or available for purchase
  • Long Range Planning Meeting 6:00 pm Seton Hall

WEDNESDAY, May 31st:   

  • 8:30 am Children’s Mass prepared by Grade 3
  • No Hot Lunch served; please bring cold lunch w/drink; milk or drinks will not be provided or available for purchase
  • Early Dismissal at 2:17 for students in Grades K-7t h
  • 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; Library books or payment must be submitted; Report Cards will be held until all accounts are reconciled

THURSDAY, June 1st:

  • 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; Free lunch of Hot dogs, chips, snack and drink will be provided; Thank you WCU for your wonderful donation to pay for this lunch; 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; out of dress code day – shorts must meet dress code requirements of length to 2 inches above knee; no spaghetti straps tops

FRIDAY, June 2nd:

  • Schools Out!! Summer Vacation Begins!!


This past Tuesday, May 23rd our 8th grade students from St. Peter School, St. Peter PSR, St. Anthony School, and St. Anthony PSR  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.

Seth William Luigi Scrosoppi Anderson, Olivia Grace Cecilia Arntzen, Ayden Jerome Christopher Baker, Sam Edward John Barbagiovanni, Lake Landon Anthony Bergman, Tyler Thomas Peter Bertram, Rachel Ann Teresa of Calcutta Bilgri, Abigail Marie Jude Bliven, Parker Edward Padre Pio Brown, Logan Davis Isidore Buchele, Jace William Peter Buckwalter, Jade Sophia Elizabeth Buckwalter, Ian William Peter Cawthon, Jack Deno Philip Neri Crickard, Clara Rose Quiteria Davis, Caroline Nicole Teresa of Calcutta Deters, Taylor Janelle Cecilia Dietrich, Philip David Paul Dyer, Alison Catherine Catherine of Siena Fetter, Mary Evelyn Mary Florea, Susan Katherine Kateri Tekakwitha Geiser, Bryce Thomas Peter Genenbacher, Scott Duffy Genesius Gough, Nicholas Andrew Sebastian Griffin, Connor Edward Patrick Hagerbaumer, Craig Thomas Francis of Assisi Hagerbaumer, Caroline Elizabeth Clare Haxel, Magdalen Jeanette Teresa of Calcutta Hun, Grant Robert Sebastian Hyer, Luke Gregory Michael Jennings, Devin Bradley Francis Jones, Alexis Loretta Cecilia Kamp, Haley Marie Maria Goretti Kerkhoff, Emerson Lorraine Elizabeth Ann Seton Kirn, Ethan Nathaniel Mark Kite, Nicholas Joseph Patrick Klingele, Emma Elizabeth Maria Goretti Krause, Gunner Alvin Luigi Scrosoppi Kurk, Nathaniel Charles Sebastian Larson, Hunter Joseph Peter Leindecker, Jack Michael Francis of Assisi Mahoney,Delaney Anne Margaret Mary Mason, Alex Michael Andrew McCulla, Madeline Alexis Lucy Miller, Ava Marie Lucy of Syracuse Monteyne, Elizabeth Kathryn Dorothy of Caesarea Peters, Isabella Grace Elizabeth Pisciotti, William Landon Thorlak Pritts, Claire Danelle Elizabethof Hungary Reichert, Stephen Wilson George Reis, Molly Marie Cecilia Ringenberg, Hunter Donovan Joachim Rischar, Wyatt James James the Greater Smith, Logan Ryan Sebastian Sparks, Abigail Elise Grace Stegeman, Catherine Elise Cecilia Steinkamp, Zain Hunter Christopher Stephens, Melissa Mei Clare of Assisi Stocker, Sydney Doyle Margaret Stokes, Isabella Thian Ngan Teresa of Avila Trinh, Madeline Aloise Teresa of Avila Van Dyke, Natalie Marie Sarah Vonderheide, Mallory Claire Philomena Walker, Marina Jeanette Cecilia Webb, Maxwell David Sebastian Wedding, Gabriel Edward Michael Whittaker, Georgia Ann Cecilia Wilson, and Carly Ann Judith Wolf.


       This was a very busy week for our 8th grade!  Confirmation Tuesday evening and then they graduated on Wednesday!  We are so very proud of them for their dedication to “doing their best and God will do the rest”.  We will certainly miss these young men and women and wish the very best for them in their high school years.  Please join us in congratulating these amazing young people!  We are very proud of you!

Seth William Anderson, Olivia Grace Arntzen, Ayden Jerome Baker, Benjamin John Becker, Tyler Thomas Bertram, Logan Davis Buchele, Ian William Cawthon, Tatum Bianca Covey, Clara Rose Davis, Caroline Nicole Deters, Taylor Janelle Dietrich, Philip David Dyer, Alison Catherine Fetter, Susan Katherine Geiser, Nicholas Andrew Griffin, Caroline Elizabeth Haxel, Sheriden Marie Hull, Magdalen Jeanette Hun, Alexis Loretta Kamp, Haley Marie Kerkhoff, Emerson Lorraine Kirn, Ethan Nathaniel Kite, Emma Elizabeth Krause, Gunner Alvin Kurk, Nathaniel Charles Larson, Hunter Joseph Leindecker, Delaney Anne Mason, Alex Michael McCulla, Madeline Alexis Miller, Ava Marie Monteyne, Alaura Nicole Moore, Louis Vincent Pagliara, Elizabeth Kathryn Peters, Isabella Grace Pisciotti, William Landon Pritts, Molly Marie Ringenberg, Hunter Donovan Rischar, Wyatt James Smith, Zain Hunter Stephens, Melissa Mei Stocker, Sydney Doyle Stokes, Madeline Aloise Van Dyke, Mallory Claire Walker, Kailey Elizabeth Wall, Marina Jeanette Webb, Maxwell David Wedding, Gabriel Edward Whittaker, and Georgia Ann Wilson.


       We cannot thank our 7th grade parents and students enough for the wonderful receptions for Confirmation and Graduation.  We moved these receptions this year from the cafeteria to the gym and it was an outstanding success.  There was so much room for families and friends to visit and take pictures.  The gym was beautifully decorated and the refreshments were very much appreciated.  Our 7th grade parents and students spent many hours preparing, setting up for these receptions, and the task of cleaning everything up and putting things away.  We certainly appreciate all their efforts!!  We especially want to thank Mrs. Carrie Lavery and Mrs. Carrie Schreacke for all of their time and talents in planning and coordinating these events.  We would also like to thank our 7th grade students that helped set up and tear down the gym.  You worked so hard and we were very proud of all your efforts.  We thank everyone so much for making these nights special for our 8th grade students and their families!


       Congratulations to our 4 year old preschool students!  They have graduated from Preschool and are on their way to Kindergarten.  Congratulations to:  Gabriel Anderson, Katelyn Bainbridge, Lucas Bunch, Aubrey Campen, Jack Cook, Lillian Fischer, Aislynn Griffin, Sarah Hagedorn, Mason Hough, Jack Khoury, Anna Koenig, Noah Lamberson, Avery Lash, Richard Mast, Logan Mays, Parker McAdams, Landon Meyer, Dane Miller, Jefferson Miller, Emily Neiswender, Dylan Peters, Erin Pritts, Jacob Reeder, Alexandra Reis, Curtis Robnett, Adam Stuckman, Tuscan Sturhahn, Kate Terwelp, Declan Tierney, Brennen Tonnies, Beckam Ufkes, Abraham Venvertloh, Paisley Willer, and Thomas Williams.

SCHOOL PICNIC – JUNE 1st – Early dismissal 1:30 pm

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.  This will be an out of dress code day.  Shorts must meet dress code requirements of length to 2 inches above the knee; no spaghetti straps tops.  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 free of charge hot dog lunch.  We have been blessed by receiving a very generous donation to cover our lunch costs from the WCU!  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!


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.  Thank you again WCU for your generous donation to cover the costs for this lunch.

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.


       Please check our lost and found!!  We have quite a pile of clothing, jackets, lunch boxes, earrings, etc.  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.

2017-2018 SUPPLY LISTS

       Supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year will be enclosed with report cards sent home on the last day of school (school picnic day).  They will also be available this summer on renweb and on our school website.


       Our school office summer hours this year will be on Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.  If all goes well, it is our plan to take some time off in July.  Our schedule will be posted in the Church bulletin.  Have a wonderful summer everyone!


       Thank you to everyone for saving and sending in Campbells Labels.  We have 115,747 labels that we can convert into items for our school!  Thank you so much!!  This is the last year for the Campbells program as they are developing other programs to help schools.

We extend a very heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Angela Van Dyke for coordinating this program for many years.  We truly appreciate all the countless hours you have put into this program to support our school.


       Thank you so much for your support with this year’s Spirit Days! For our 4th quarter recipients, Haiti Walter Filtration Systems (1st grade) and Great River Honor Flight (Kindergarten) we brought in $250.00.   This school year we raised a total of $2565.00 for the following recipients:  Our Lady of Assumption Parish in Haiti, Carter Thomas Cancer Fund, Advocacy Network for Children, Toys for Tots, St. Peter Social Concerns Group, Horizons Soup Kitchen, Madonna House, Our Lady of Assumption Water Filtration Systems, and Great River Honor Flights.  Thank you so much for sharing with these very worthy recipients.

Our theme this year was “His Love for you is Deeper than the Ocean”.  With just the simple act of Spirit Day, our children have shared God’s love with others that may need a little support, that may need to know that others care, and to reassure them that God’s love for all of us is truly deeper than the ocean.  Our children have certainly shown this year they are Stewards for Christ.

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!


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.


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!


       During the month of May, 7th and 8th grade students from all 5 Quincy Catholic Schools and students from QND participated in Iconography Art Classes.  Each student was asked to choose a Saint to feature for this project.  All of our St. Peter students’ artwork will be on display in a photo album at Quincy’s History Museum.  We have just received notification that the following St. Peter students’ artwork will be professionally framed and on display at the Iconography Exhibit during the months of June and July:

7th grade students – Neil Dighe, Josh Dyer, Savannah Escamilla, Olivia Fuqua, Jack Gilliland, Julia Hun, Kenady Janes, Madison Mason, Sergio Raad, Fiker Rosen, and Emily Strieker; 8th grade students – Logan Buchele, Tatum Covey, Clara Davis, Taylor Dietrich, Alison Fetter, Emma Krause, Gunner Kurk, Delaney Mason, Maddie Miller, Ava Monteyne, Ellie Peters, Melissa Stocker, Madeline Van Dyke, and Mallory Walker.

On June 3rd, from 11:00 am –noon, Joseph Malham, Fr. 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.

Please make time to visit the History Museum, 322 Maine Street this summer during June or July to view our students’ artwork.  We are so very proud of them!  We thank the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County for giving our 7th and 8th grade students this opportunity.


We have had some concerns from families about their FACTS applications.  Mr. Rittof has informed the schools that letters to families that have applied for tuition assistance through the FACTS program should be sent out sometime during the week of June 5th.


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!


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.


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.


       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.


       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



A few important dates to mark on your calendars:

August 9th –Taking Care of Business Day

August 15th – Kick off the School Year Mass

August 16th – First day of school Grades 1-8; 11:30 am dismissal; No bus service

August 16th-18th – Special schedule for Kindergarten classes

August 17th – 18th – Special dismissal time for grades 1-8; 2:17 pm with bus service

August 21st-23rd – Preschool classes begin with special schedule

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