Weekly Update

September 11th – September 15th

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

 SUNDAY, September 10th:

  • FOUND Youth Group Meeting 6:30-8:00 pm

MONDAY, September 11th:

  • Jubilation Choir rehearsal 3:00-3:45 pm in Parish Music Room
  • Protecting God’s Children Class – Blessed Sacrament 6:00-9:00 pm; call 222-2759 to register

TUESDAY, September 12th:

  • NED Show Assembly for gr K-6th 1:00-1:45 pm in the gym
  • Gr 6 DARE Class 1:00-1:50 pm
  • PMO Band Rehearsals-QND Music Room: 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
  • CYO 3rd/4th gr Volleyball Games 5:30, 6:15, 7:00 pm at St. Peter Gym
  • IESA Gr 7/8 Cross Country Raider/Crusader Invitational Meet-South Park 3:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, September 13th:  

  • Children’s School Mass held at 8:30 a.m. – 5th grade in charge of preparation.
  • PMO Band Rehearsals: 5th gr 1:15-1:45; 6th gr 1:45-2:15; 7th/8th gr 1:45-2:15
  • After School Cooking Class 2:30-4:00 pm Cafeteria Kitchen (registered students only)
  • Quincy Art Center Art Classes 2:30-3:30 pm Maria Goretti Rm (registered students only)
  • PMO Choir Rehearsals: Gr 7/8 3:00-4:00 pm; Gr 4-6 4:10-5:00 pm at QND Music Room
  • CYO 7th/8th gr Volleyball Games 6:00, 7:00 pm at St. Peter Gym
  • Early Dismissal at 2:17 for students in grades PK-8. (This will occur throughout the school year.)

THURSDAY, September 14th:

  • Gr 4 field trip – Adams County Fairgrounds – Olde Tyme Assn. School Days 8:30 am – noon
  • Handbell Choir Rehearsals begin today 3:00-4:15 pm
  • CYO 5th/6th gr Volleyball Games 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 pm at both St. Peter and St. Dominic gyms; Peter teams’ games will be at St. Dominic tonight

FRIDAY, Sept. 15th:

  • First Quarter Midterm; Midterms will be posted on RenWeb Sep. 22nd
  • After School Spanish Class 3:00-4:00 pm Maria Goretti Room (registered students only)
  • Wort’s last day with 2nd grade


       Each year we pick a theme for our school year and this year it is “The Golden Rule”.  That is, we will treat each other as we would like to be treated.  We will show kindness and respect to each other and strive to do our best each and every day.  To help with this, St. Peter School has adopted goals this year.  Our First Goal, our Service Goal, was introduced to students at our Spirit Day Assembly this morning:  The students and staff of St. Peter School will raise money from September, 2017 to May, 2018 to provide our sister parish, Our Lady of the Assumption, with 10 water filtration systems.  As many of you know, Fr. Leo and a group of parishioners traveled to Haiti this past July.  Fr. Leo, Mrs. Karen Sedovic and Mrs. Kim Venvertloh shared their experiences with us at our assembly.  Many of the children do not have the gift of attending school, many people do not even have simple huts to call home, children choose soap for gifts over candy or toys and the shock of people drinking and cooking with unclean, possibly infected water was very distressing.  This became our first goal: to focus on providing clean water to the people in Haiti.  Throughout the year, each day our students and staff will pray for the people in Haiti.  All of our Spirit Day collections will be given to our Sister Parish in Haiti for water systems.  We will keep tally boards in the gym lobby as well as in Seton Hall to chart our progress. Teachers will also discuss with their students facts about Haiti, watch videos of our parish’s mission trips and have our parishioners that participated in these trips come speak and share their experiences with our students.  This goal will allow our students and staff to learn more about the Haitian culture, our sister parish, and realize how blessed we are in our country.


       We have attached the instructions on how to pay on-line for lunch and/or daycare accounts.  We thank Mr. Beaber for researching this option for us and working through it to sort out any kinks in the system.


       FOUND is open to all 7th – 9th grade students.  They typically meet twice a month.  The first meeting will be this Sunday, Sep. 10th from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Please meet in the Martha Jane Room for the activity.  If your son or daughter would like to join, or if you have any questions about FOUND, please contact Gina Bergman.


       This Tuesday our Kindergarten through 6th grades students will attend an assembly featuring the NED Show.  During this assembly our students will learn three messages – Never Give Up, Encourage Others, and Do Your Best through storytelling, magic, humor, and yo-yo tricks.  The NED Show visits 2 million students every year across the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.  They have performed at the White House eleven times and will visit 5000 schools this year.  Their goal is to promote positive attitudes and encourage all of us to do our best every day.  This assembly is presented to us at no charge through their pay-it-forward sales.  After the assembly students will be able to purchase NED Show yo-yos through Sept. 19th.  Our 6th grade has volunteered to coordinate these sales.  Yo-yos will be on sale at the beginning of our school day, Sept. 13-19, in the gym lobby.  Thank you so much to our 6th grade students and teachers for their leadership with this fun promotion.  The sale of these yo-yos allows St. Peter School to pay-it forward for another school to receive an assembly and be encouraged by the NED Show messages of never give up, to encourage others, and to do your best.  This is also a goal of St. Peter School to follow the Golden Rule.  An informational flyer/order form is attached to this update.


       We want to give a very special Thank You to Mrs. Wort for filling in for Mrs. Mellon this beginning of our school year.  We are so very grateful to her for always stepping in and using her years of teaching experience whenever we call on her.  She has done a wonderful job guiding our 2nd grade students these past weeks.  We wish her all the best as we let her begin her “retirement” once again.

            Welcome back Mrs. Mellon!  Mrs. Mellon will return to her classroom on Monday, September 18th.  We are looking forward to having you back with us!  We have missed you!


CYO Volleyball games will begin this week and continue through November 7th.  Games will be played at St. Peter, St. Dominic, and QND.  We will post the games/times in our Weekly Update each week.  Thank you to all of our girls that are participating and to our parents that are coaching and leading these girls.


ACES is a basketball organization for 5th & 6th grade boys who would eventually like to play high school basketball at Quincy Notre Dame.  Teams play primarily on weekends from November through February.  Because it is a “traveling” team, ACES plays mostly out of town in such cities as Macomb, Palmyra, Galesburg, Hannibal, and sometimes in the metro St. Louis area.  The cost per player is $150. There is no guaranteed playing time in games as there is in leagues such as the YMCA or CYO.   We play approximately 25-30 games per year, often getting more than one game per travel date. Boys should make every effort to attend both nights of tryouts if possible.  

Tryouts will be:

Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3 at Quincy Notre Dame

5th Grade Boys:  5:30-6:30 p.m. each night

6th Grade Boys:  6:30-7:30 p.m. each night

Please direct any questions to Tom VanderBor at 653-8377 or [email protected].



We have two upcoming opportunities to attend a Protecting God’s Children Session.  If you are interested in helping in your child/ren’s classroom, driving for field trips, etc our Parish and the Springfield Diocese require you to attend this training.  We have the following sessions in September:  Sep 11th Blessed Sacrament Parish 6:00-9:00 pm, call 222-2759 to register, and Sep 18th St. Dominic School 6:00-9:00 pm, call 222-5996 to register.  This is a one-time only training.  If you have already participated in a class, you do not have to take it again.


       Just a reminder for our Kindergarten and Sixth grade parents concerning the required physical exams (6th and Kdg.) and Kindergarten eye examinations.  These exams are required by the State of Illinois.  The official state exam forms should be signed by your child’s doctor and are due to the school office by October 15th.  Many of our families have already turned these in but we still have several missing.  We ask that you please schedule your child’s exam or if it has been completed to please send your exam form to the school office.  Any child in Kindergarten or Sixth grade that has not had this mandated examination by October 15th is not allowed to attend school.  Thank you for your help with this matter.


       School pictures will be taken on Thursday, Sept. 19th for students in Preschool-8th grade.  (Picture retakes are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 9th)  Picture information/order forms were sent home this past week with students.  Each child will need to bring his/her own issued envelope with the order and money enclosed on this day.  You may also send this in ahead of time.  Checks should be made out to Interstate Studio.  Families also have the option of ordering online.  Students will not be allowed to call home for forgotten picture orders/envelopes.  Please be sure to read over the form carefully. 

            What to Wear on Picture Day?  Students are allowed to wear an appropriate top of their choice with dress code bottoms.  Please know that for girls – dresses of any color are allowed on this special day to look your best. 

Additionally, Spring Photos will be taken again this year!  We will let parents know when we have a date set for this.


       On school picture day – Sept. 19th – we need to have 3 volunteers to assist with the students as pictures are taken from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.  We will need help from 8:15 am to approximately 12:30-12:45 pm.  If you are interested in assisting, please contact Mrs. Hutson or Mrs. Bradfield in the school office at 223-1120. (Please be sure to record this time as service hours!)


       On Tuesday, September 26th, St. Peter School will attend the All City Mass at QND.  With the uncertainty of when we will return for lunch shifts, our cafeteria staff will serve brown bag lunches.  This lunch will consist of a ham and cheese sandwich, carrots, applesauce cup, apple juice, and milk.

WE ARE ON THE LOOKOUT – Need service hours?

Are you interested in earning any service hours?  If so, we have the following opportunities for families to earn service hours:

  1. Cafeteria: We are looking for volunteers to fill in for our cafeteria staff when they are ill or have outside appointments.  This would be to help serve food to students and the hours would be 10:30 am – 1:00 pm.
  2. Prairie Farms caps: simply record the Prairie Farms caps online. 
  3. HyVee UPCs and/or General Mills Box Tops for Education: These need to be separated, trimmed, counted, and bagged.
  4. We need help with the packing of boxes of donated used toners cartridges that we ship to Funding Factory. We have the boxes and packing materials.  We just need help with packing these to send.

If interested in any of these opportunities, please be sure to contact Mrs. Roberta Hutson at

217-223-1120 or [email protected].



Sep. 18             Welcome Back Mrs. Mellon!  Thank you Mrs. Wort!

                          Protecting God’s Children 6:00-9:00 pm at St. Dominic School; please call 222-5996 to register

Sep. 19             School Pictures Grades PK3 – 8th beginning at 8:30 am

                            Gr 7/8 IESA Cross Country QJHS Invitational Meet-Bob Mays Park 4:30 pm

Sep. 20            No Children’s Mass today due to Priests Convocation

Sep. 21             GSA Meeting – School Conference Room

Sep. 22            Quarter One Midterms posted to RenWeb

Sep. 24            FOUND Youth Group – The Amazing Race – 6:30-8:00 pm; meet in Martha Jane Rm

Sep. 25            School Advisory Board Meeting 6:30pm in School Conference Room

Sep. 26            All City Mass 10:00 am at QND; change in lunch menu-brown bag lunch served for hot lunch

                          Gr 7/8 IESA Cross Country Liberty Invitational Meet-Liberty 4:30 pm

Sep. 29            SAINTS ALIVE Youth Group meets 6:30-8:00 pm in the gym

                        Protecting God’s Children 6:00-9:00 pm at St. Dominic School; please call 222-5996 to Register

Sep. 19             School Pictures Grades PK3 – 8th beginning at 8:30 am

                          Gr 7/8 IESA Cross Country QJHS Invitational Meet-Bob Mays Park 4:30 pm

Sep. 20            Children’s Mass 8:30 am  4th grade students leading

Sep. 22            Quarter One Midterms posted to RenWeb

Sep. 24            FOUND Youth Group – The Amazing Race – 6:30-8:00 pm; meet in Martha Jane Rm

Sep. 25            School Advisory Board Meeting 6:30pm in School Conference Room

Sep. 26            All City Mass 10:00 am at QND

                        Gr 7/8 IESA Cross Country Liberty Invitational Meet-Liberty 4:30 pm

Sep. 29           SAINTS ALIVE Youth Group meets 6:30-8:00 pm in the gym

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