Weekly Update

May 28 th – June st

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

Follow the Golden Rule

MONDAY, May 28th:

  • Memorial Day – No School

TUESDAY, May 29th

  • No hot lunch served today; students should bring cold lunch w/drink; Please no Jimmie John’s, Subway, etc.; NO SODA
  • Last day of daycare for this school year

WEDNESDAY, May 30th:

  • 8:30 am Children’s Mass – Grade 6 assisting
  • School Picnic!! Schedule listed in this update
  • 12:30 dismissal; Morning Bus Service only; no afternoon busses; please arrange for your child to be picked up from school at 12:30
  • Mega Raffle Weekly Wednesday drawings today through June 1st; 8:10 am on Radio Station Y101

THURSDAY, May 31st:

  • School Office will be open from 9:00 – 11:00 am

FRIDAY, June 1st:

  • Mega Raffle Final Fantastic Friday drawing today 8:10 am on Radio Station Y101

SATURDAY, June 2nd:

  • Mega Raffle Event – K of C Grounds 5:00-11:00 pm. Come join in the fun! Good Luck to everyone for a winning raffle ticket!

JUNE 24 – 29   Totus Tuus  Gr 1 – 6 mornings June 25-29; Gr 7 – 12 June 24-28  7:00-9:00 pm


This past Monday, May 21st, our 8th grade graduated from St. Peter School.  We are so very proud of them for their dedication to “doing their best and God will do the rest”.  This class was an amazing group of young adults that set goals and faced these challenges with grace and determination.  We will certainly miss these young men and women and wish the very best for them as they enter their high school years.  We ask that you join us in congratulating these amazing young people and keep them in your prayers.  Congratulations and our very best wishes: Noah Andrew Clark, Kenzie Reis Craven, Neil Vasant Dighe, Joshua Robert Dyer, Savannah Rose Escamilla, Lindsey Jane Fischer, Olivia Marie Fuqua, Jack Edward Gilliland, Austin Perry Haskins, Jordyn Taylor Howe, Angela Irene Huber, Julia Faith Hun, Kenady Kay Janes, Hunter David Jones, Kaleb Alan Kenning, Kaleb Charles Lash, Calvin Joseph Lavery, Olivia Rose Ley, Katherine Schelp Ludlum, Elliott Allyn Maas, Madison Nowell Mason, Andrew Joseph McDonald, Nathaniel Richard Pabisiak, Sergio Pierre Raad, Abbey Maureen Rhodes, Fiker Steven Rosen, Shaylon Paige Sargent, Johnathan Kent Schreacke, Ethan David Sparrow, Emily Elizabeth Strieker, Joshua Ryan VanderBol, Naythen James Ware, and Payton Ann Willer.


       We cannot thank our 7th grade parents and students enough for the wonderful receptions for Confirmation in April and Graduation this past Monday.  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 then the task of cleaning everything up and putting things away.  We certainly appreciate all their efforts.  Thank you 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: Ian Bealor, Robin Bessay, Benjamin Bergman, Greyson Bliefnick, Maggie Brown, Kate Derian, Mya Deters, Rose Eckersley, Rocco Fimmen, Aubree Fry, Daniel Fynn-Thompson, Brady Geiselman, Chaydin Gerding, Adilyn Gosnell, Hudson Hauk, Carl Hilbing, Levi Hoener, Bradley King, Andrew Konrad, Michael Ley, Makyah Liesen, Chandler Lowenberg, Brantley Miller, Roger Moore, Felicity O’Neill, Asher Peters, Jayde Phillips, Luca Santora, Michael Sedovic, Allie Smith, Hollis Smith, Grace Stokes, Kellen Thomas, Mary Emma Venvertloh, and Thomas Williams.  Have a wonderful summer!  We look forward to seeing you in August as Kindergarten students!


       Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Griffith, our 4 year old Preschool teacher, on being awarded the Golden Apple from WGEM.  This is such a huge honor!  Many teachers are nominated for this award each year and while, there are so many awesome teachers in this region, only a few teachers are chosen to receive it each year.  Congratulations Mrs. Griffith!!  We are very proud of you!


       We are still in desperate need of volunteers for our school picnic!  We need volunteers in many areas for this fun day.  Please consider volunteering for this special event!  The sign up genius link is:  End of Year School Picnic 2018

       Our school picnic for grades K-7 will be held on May 30th.  This is our last school day for the 2017-2018 school year.  We will begin our day with School Mass and will dismiss at 12:30 pm.  Please note that we will not have morning or afternoon daycare and we will only have morning bus service.  Parents will need to make arrangements to have your children picked up at 12:30 pm.

We wish to extend a very special thank you to Ms. Mindee Miller for chairing this event.  She has put in a lot of time and effort into planning this fun day!  Thank you also to everyone that volunteered to help with our school picnic.  This is an awesome way to end our year together!  Our students look forward to this end of the year celebration and we appreciate everyone’s dedication in making this event such a fun day for everyone!

Here is our schedule for the day:

8:30 am                        School Mass – 6th grade assisting

9:30-10:15 am              Gr 4-7 attending The Magic Show

Gr K-3 will be on the school grounds w/Games, Music, Photo Booth, Ice Shack

10:30-11:15 am             Gr K- 3 attending The Magic Show

Gr 4-7 will be on the school grounds w/Games, Music, Photo Booth, Ice Shack

GSA will provide lunch today:   Gr 4-7  11:00     Gr K-3  11:15

12:15-12:20 Wrap Up and students return to classrooms

12:30 pm Dismissal from classrooms

                                     Summer Vacation Begins!!!


Did You Forget?  School Supply Kit Orders Are Due Soon, Don’t Delay! Please complete and return paper orders to the school office by Monday, May 21st. If you are wanting to order online follow this link below and use the Account # 70465  Online order deadline is Friday, May 25th.

Remember to order for the class your child will be attending this fall. Any questions please contact Mindy Hough at [email protected] or 309-335-1680.       HOME – Shopttkits eCommerce


       As the end of the school year is fast approaching, we remind our families that several things are due before school dismisses for the school year.

SERVICE HOURS – If your family has not completed the required 10 service hours for the school year, please submit $10 per hour not completed.  If you are working at the end of the year school picnic, you may send these hours in as soon as you know how many you will work.  Please submit all service hours or payment to Mrs. Hutson in the school office.ST. PETER SCHOOL LIBRARY BOOKS – Library books were to be returned by Friday, May 18th. Any school library book not returned, parents will be charged for the amount of the book cost.

LUNCH ACCOUNT/DAYCARE ACCOUNT – All lunch money and/or daycare money owed must be paid by Friday, May 25th.

STATE MANDATED DENTAL EXAMS – Students currently in grades Kindergarten, Second, and Sixth must have Dental Exams on file with the school.  These were due May 15th and all families that needed this exam were notified.

REPORT CARDS WILL BE HELD until all of the above items are reconciled.  Please send Service Hours, Dental Forms, Lunch payments, Daycare payments, Library Books or payments for lost books to the School Office.  We have notified families this week if your child still has a Library Book checked out.


       Last week, we thanked our committee and volunteers for providing our After School Spanish Class.  Regretfully, we missed a very important volunteer with this class, Lacey Hauk.  She was part of this wonderful group of parents that were a part of our Spanish Club.  We sincerely apologize for our mistake and thank Lacey very much for all of her time and effort with this class.

We also wish to extend a very special and heartfelt thank you to our school families for all of your help this school year.  We have so many special happenings during the school year that would not be possible without you sharing your time and talents with us.  From the Parish Picnic, being a room mother, serving on committees and boards, lunchroom and/or library duty, volunteering for special school events, all the way to the end of the year school picnic, or just coming to our aide when we ask for any kind of help, you are all always there for us.  Words just cannot express how much we appreciate you!  We have such awesome families!!  Thank you so much!  We wish you a very happy and relaxing summer!


       We ask that parents please check our lost and found.  We have several jackets, sweaters, lunch boxes, jewelry, dolls, scarves, gloves, etc.  After May 30th, items will either be donated to Back to School Fair or thrown away.  We have placed the lost and found in the School Entrance for parent’s convenience.  Thank you for your help with this!


Mr. Rodney Shelton, our Technology Teacher, will be available for tutoring this summer.  This will be for Kindergarten through 8th grade and will include all subjects.  Mr. Shelton will be available this summer Monday – Thursday with the times to be set as needed, preferably 9:00 am -1:00 pm.  Please call the school office, 223-1120, by May 30th if you are interested in having your child get a little extra help this summer.


       St. Peter School is looking to hire a teacher aide/para educator for the 2018-2019 school year.  This person will work with 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades, assisting both teachers and students.  This position is for approximately 5 hours per school day.  If interested in applying, please send your resume to Mrs. Cindy Venvertloh at [email protected] or 2500 Maine, Quincy, IL 62301.


       Our School Office summer hours will be on Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  We will be open on Friday, June 29th from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm for Tuition payments.  Please remember:  Tuition is due June 29th.  You may pay online through your FACTS account or bring payment to the school office by June 29th.  If you are planning on making several payments for tuition, these must be made online through FACTS.

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!


       Just a reminder that the Tuition is due on June 29th.  We encourage families to pay online through your FACTS account, but we will be open on June 27th and 29th for families to bring in payments to the School Office.

We ask that you please check your email frequently over the summer for emails from FACTS and Renweb.  Please take a moment to make sure these are released from your junk mail.  Any updates or information concerning the upcoming school year will come to you from these accounts.

For your planning, our first day of school this coming fall will be August 22nd.  We have received word from Quincy Public Schools that our school day start and ending times will remain the same: doors open at 7:50 am (tardy bell at 8:05 am) and dismissal beginning at 2:47 pm (Wednesdays 2:17 pm).  We will have our Opening School Year Mass on Aug 21st at 5:30 pm.  Students are welcome to bring in their school supplies to their classrooms after Mass.  We have attached our 2018-2019 School Calendar to this update.  We will email any changes that may occur to parents over the summer.

Just an FYI, if you have out of town Grandparents that make plans to attend our Grandparents’ Day, this day has been set for this school year on March 1, 2019.


       Thank you so much for your support with this year’s Spirit Days!  This year we dedicated all of our Spirit Days to our Sister Parish in Haiti, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.  We raised a total of $2780.65 and as we reported earlier, we presented a check of $3000.00 to Father Delix when he was here in April.

This year our Goal was to “Follow the Golden Rule”, that is to treat each other as we would like to be treated.  With just the simple act of Spirit Days, our children have followed God’s Golden Rule.  They showed their concern for the families of our sister pariah not having clean water to drink or cook with and stepped up to help.  With the cost of $150.00 per filtration system, our student/staff provided money to purchase 20 of these systems.  Our beginning of the year goal was 10 filtration systems!  We are so very proud of everyone helping make life just a little more healthier and comfortable for our brothers and sisters in Haiti.

Way to go!!


       Many of our families took advantage of ordering their child’s school supplies through School Supply Kits.  For families that will still need school supplies, we are enclosing school supply lists in your child’s report cards that will be sent home the last day of school (school picnic day).  They will also be available this summer on Renweb and on our school website.


Did you know that you now have the opportunity to place your Spirit Shirt order online?  Also, you can order St. Peter School apparel as well.  Our Spirit Day shirts and sweatshirts with the Spirit Day logo will only be available through this sight so please be sure to place your order for the upcoming school year.  The St. Peter School apparel is available in our school colors.  Students will be able to wear the polo shirts as part of the dress code. You will find that the logo is one that is embroidered on the shirts, hats, etc. We encourage both parents and students to place orders if you are able so that you can wear your shirt with pride.

Place your order by going to your following site:  https://store.landmarxwear.com/sites/patriots    ALL ORDERS are DUE no later than August 5th.  We wish to thank Megan Lovelace for organizing the sales.  A date will be set in August for all items to be picked up at school before school resumes this fall.


Just a reminder, if you have not registered your child for Totus Tuus, enrollment for St. Peter Parish families is through May 25th.  There is a limit to the amount of participants that we can have.  On May 26th, if we have spots available, we will open the enrollment to all Parishes.  Totus Tuus is a fun and energetic morning Catholic Day Camp for children entering grades 1-6.  This also includes Evening Faith Experiences for students entering 7th – 12th grades.  Totus Tuus will be from Monday-Friday, June 25-29 for grades 1-6 and Sunday through Thursday, June 24-28 for grades 7-12.  We hope your children can join us for this very fun filled and faith filled week!


       It’s time to sign up for our St. Peter Parish Directory Pictures!  Please take a few moments to schedule your family’s photo session for the Parish Directory.  All families who participate will receive a free 8×10 portrait and a copy of the directory.  Portraits will be taken June 19-23, July 10-14, and July 17-21.  You can sign up online at appt.lifetouch.com.  If you need assistance in scheduling an appointment, we will be available after all Masses to help!  Please call Lyn Strieker (217-316-4590) if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help.  Again, please schedule a time for your family’s photo…our directory will not be complete without you!


We are attaching to this Update registration forms for QND summer camps for Baseball, Lady Raiders Basketball and Boys Basketball Camps and the Raider Challenge.  We are also attaching a Save the Date for QND Summer Cheer Camp


       Advance Physical Therapy will be having their free sports physicals on June 5th and July 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm.  The physicals are for all CYO, QND, QHS and any other school sport physical.  The only athletes not included are 6th and 9th grade students due to requirements with immunization.  The physicals are free, but an appointment must be made by calling 217-222-9300.  These exams will be in the Advance Physical Therapy Office located in Blessing Physician Services Building, 927 Broadway, Suite 100.


The CYO plans to offer the following activities for the 2018-2019 school year…please keep these dates in mind while planning ahead for sports schedules:

-Fall Volleyball: Mid-September to Early November on Tues & Thurs evenings for girls grades 3rd-8th (An additional night may be added for a boys league)

-Winter Basketball: Mid-January to Mid-March on Sundays for boys and girls grades 1st – 8th

-Spring Volleyball: Early March to Mid-April on Tues and Thurs evenings for girls grades 3rd – 8th

-Karate: 3rd – 8th grade Karate plans to be offered in multiple 8 week sessions throughout the school year on a similar schedule to current year. The next session will begin August 8, 2019 for more information or to register please visit the website.

-More info and Registration forms will be available on the website as they become available…go to www.cyoquincy.com


  • The CYO will begin looking this summer for a Paid Coordinator to run the Winter Basketball league…please submit interest to [email protected]
  • The CYO board is considering adding additional volunteers to help assist the board with the various activities.  If you would have interest in volunteering to assist with any of the current leagues or potential new activities please submit your interest to [email protected]

I would like to invite you and your family to the 17th Annual Raider Challenge on Saturday, June 23rd.  This is a 5k and 10k combination road race/cross country race or walk that begins and ends at Quincy Notre Dame High School.  The races will take you through one or two of Quincy’s beautiful and historic river-bluff parks.  There is also a 1 Mile Youth Fun Run.  Each participant will be given a goody bag, which includes a performance t-shirt!  All proceeds go directly to fund both the boys’ and girls’ Cross Country Teams at Quincy Notre Dame.

Attached to this weekly update is the printable Raider Challenge brochure.  You can register for the race using this brochure, or visiting www.signmeup.com/124182.  More information is available at www.facebook.com/RaiderChallenge.

Running Wild in Quincy is also hosting a Registration Day at 3502 Broadway on June 2nd.  Register for the Raider Challenge at their store from 11am to 2pm and they will pay $5 of your registration! PLUS, they will give you a $5 Running Wild gift certificate!

I hope to see you all there Saturday June 23, 2018!!

~Kristin Sturhahn, QND Head Cross Country Coach


The Quincy Humane Society is offering 2 summer camps for students entering 2nd-8th grades.  Critter Camp sessions are for children entering 2nd-5th grade and Leaders in Training is for incoming 6th -8th grade students.  Please contact the Quincy Humane Society at 217-223-8786 or [email protected] for more information or to register for a camp – registration deadline is May 28th.

Thank you for an outstanding school year!

Have an awesome summer!


Remember the 3 things Fr. Leo asks of you:

Pray every day, Read every day, Go to Church every Sunday

Remember to keep Christ in your day

                                           And as always –

Do your best and God will do the rest

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