Weekly Update

October 5th – October 13th

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

SATURDAY, October 5th:

  • Jubilation Choir singing at 9:00 am Wavering Park; Running with Eagles Wings Event
  • Raiders Football HOME games – second round JFL playoffs – noon at QND
  • QCES Cross Country Tom Oakley Invite – Bob Mays Park 8:30 am

SUNDAY, October 6th:

  • FOUND Youth Group participating in Life Chain 2:15-3:30 pm 16th and Broadway St.
  • FOUND Youth Group “Movie and Popcorn” 6:30-8:00 pm Martha Jane Room

MONDAY, October 7th:  

  • No Jubilation Choir Rehearsal today

TUESDAY, October 8th:

  • PK4 Classes field trips – Quincy Fire Dept 8:30 am/12:30 pm
  • PMO Band Rehearsals at QND: 3:30-4:30 pm Beginner’s Band; 4:30-5:30 pm Concert Band; 5:30-6:00 pm Jazz Band; 6:00-7:00 pm Cadet Band
  • Crazy 8’s Math Club begins today 3:00-3:50 Room 6W (registered students only)
  • Protecting God’s Children Session – St. Francis Parish 6:30-9:30 pm; call 222-2898 to register

WEDNESDAY, October 9th:  

  • Children’s School Mass held at 8:30 am – Grade 2 assisting
  • Parent Teacher Conference forms due to school office today
  • PMO Band Rehearsals during school: 5th Gr 1:15-1:45 pm; 6th Gr 1:45-2:15 pm Music Room
  • Teachers Meetings 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Early Dismissal at 2:25 for students in grades PK-8. (This will occur throughout the school year.)
  • Qcy Art Center After School Art Class (grades K-3) 2:30-3:30 pm Martha Jane Rm (registered students only)
  • PMO Choir Rehearsals at QND: 3:00-4:00 pm – 7th/8th gr; 4:10-5:00 pm – gr 4th-6th

THURSDAY, October 10th:

  • No School – Teachers attending Quincy Conference

FRIDAY, October 11th:

  • No School – Teachers attending Quincy Conference

SATURDAY, October 12th:

  • Jubilation Choir singing at 9:00 am Wavering Park; Running with Eagles Wings Event
  • Raiders Football AWAY games – final round JFL playoffs – Pittsfield – time TBD
  • QCES Cross Country – Rushville Sectional – Rushville 10:00 am

SUNDAY, October 13th:

  • Gr 8 students, teachers, and chaperones leaving today at 1:00 pm – trip to Washington DC
  • SAINTS ALIVE Youth Group “Right to Life Scavenger Hunt in the Dark” 6:00-7:30 pm in the gym


            All Preschool, Kindergarten, 6th Grade Students, and new students to Illinois Schools must have had a physical exam within the past school year (since Oct. 16, 2018).  Kindergarten and new students to Illinois must also have a vision exam.  These IDPH Forms must be to the school office by Tuesday, October 15th.  Students that are missing this information have been notified through a letter home to parents.  We will send another notice home this week.  Students that do not have this requirement turned into school on October 15th must be excluded from school according to State of Illinois mandates until the proper paperwork is turned in.    Please make every effort to have your child’s information turned in as we do not want to ever exclude any child from attending school.

            Thank you again to the many parents that have turned these required documents in to us.  We truly appreciate your help with this.


        Wow!  The end of our first quarter of the school year is almost here and it is time to begin preparing for Parent Teacher Conferences.  We sent home information about these upcoming Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences on October 3rd.  Each one of your children has their own form to schedule a conference.  We ask that you please list a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice on your children’s forms.  Please do not list a specific time as we have 362 conferences to schedule.  In order to organize and work on scheduling conferences, we ask that you please turn in your children’s conference forms by Wednesday, Oct. 9th.  We will strive to give every family their 1st or 2nd choice.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.

 ST. PETER SCHOOL PIZZA SALE Sep 30th – Oct 21st

It’s Pizza Time!!  We have heard from some of our students that they need more order forms!  That is awesome!  Order forms/money is due to school by Oct. 21st.  Our goal this year is to sell 3,000 pizzas.  Pizza Making Day will be Saturday, Nov 2nd.  We will soon have a sign up genius for volunteers to sign up to help.  Please read our attached information flyer for more details.  Thank you to all of our families for helping with this annual “fun”draiser!


        Our St. Peter School Before/After School Daycare is reaching out to our families with a wish list for the program.  They are asking for used toys and/or clothes for the students that attend daycare.  If you have any of these items that your children no longer play with or use, they would greatly appreciate your generosity.  Here is a list of the requested items:

            Doll House w/accessories and dolls, Barbie Doll House, Ken and Barbie Dolls, Barbie clothes, Playdough, Orange Paint, White Paint, pkg of 6-thin markers, pkg of 12 neon crayons, pkg of 12 neon markers, assorted beads for making bracelets, car rug w/cars and trucks, regular UNO cards, and Stratego Games.  For their reading center – they would like to have 10 new standard size pillows and 10 standard pillow protectors.  We do need the pillows and protectors to be new, not previously used.  For those occasional spills or bathroom accidents, they would like to have used size 3-4 and size 5-6 boys and girls clothes that your children have grown out of and are no longer able to wear. 

We thank you for any donation that your family is able to make!  These items will be put to good use and be popular items to play with at daycare!


ACES (Association of Catholic Elementary Schools) is the precursor of the IESA basketball program, QCES Crusaders, for 7th and 8th grade students.  Most games are held on weekends beginning in late October/early November, and the season finishes in February in most years.  Boys will play games normally in Barry, Macomb, Galesburg, Quincy, and other locales.  Normally a season will consist of 25-30 games, with multiple games being played on the same day many times.  Cost is $150 per child and is intended for those boys who currently plan to attend QND.  Please contact Tom VanderBor with any questions at [email protected].

Tryouts for 5th and 6th grade boys ACES basketball teams will be held on the following dates and times at Quincy Notre Dame:

5th grade: Monday, September 30, and Wednesday, October 2, from 7-8 pm

6th grade: Monday, September 30, and Wednesday, October 2, from 8-9 pm


The QND Choirs will present a Fall Choral Concert on Monday, October 7 at 7:00 pm in Blessed Sacrament Church.  The Concert Chorale, Mixed Chorus, Women’s and Men’s Glee and Madrigal Choir are directed by Monica Scholz and accompanied by Robert March. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend!  


        Tryouts for the Quincy Catholic Schools QCES Crusaders 7th/8th grade Boys Basketball teams will be on Monday, October 21st at St. Peter School Gym.  7th grade boys will have tryouts from 5:00-6:30 pm and 8th grade will have their tryouts from 6:30-8:00 pm.  These teams participate in the IESA Basketball League.  For more information, please contact Mr. Tom VanderBor at [email protected] .

QND PEPSI GRIDIRON CHALLENGE – Please send in your caps!

        Just a reminder that we are supporting QND’s efforts in the 2019 Pepsi Gridiron Challenge.  Refreshment Services Pepsi is giving away a total of $25,000 in prize money (1st place $10,000, 2nd place $7,500, 3rd place $3,000) to the area high schools.  The challenge is based on total caps collected/total students in the school.

            Simply bring in to our school the caps for any Pepsi product – sodas, waters, teas, Gatorade.  It must be products distributed by Pepsi.  You can go to pepsigridironchallenge.com for a complete list of products.  We have a drop off bin in our school entryway for your caps.  Thank you so much for your support of QND.


        The Quincy Area Youth Orchestra will hold auditions this Sunday, Oct 6th from 4:00-7:00 pm.  This Orchestra is open to all area 7th-12th grade students who are accepted by audition.  Interested families should call the Quincy Symphony Office at 217-222-2856 to arrange an audition appointment time. Information, application forms, and audition requirements for each instrument may be found at this link:



        If you want to volunteer in your child’s classroom, help with classroom parties, drive for a field trip, etc. it is mandatory that you attend a one-time only training session of Protection God’s Children.  The session will last approximately 3 hours and again, you only have to take the class one time. 

You may attend a PGC session at any Church in the Springfield Diocese, whichever one is the most convenient for you.  This is the last current scheduled session at this time:

St. Francis Solanus Church, 1721 College Ave. – Oct 8th 6:30-9:30 pm; please call 222-2898 to register

Upcoming Dates:


Oct 13-18         Gr 8 Washington DC trip

Oct 14              School in session – no AM or PM bus service today

                        No Jubilation Choir Rehearsal today

                        Gr 3 field trip to John Wood Log Cabin

Oct 15              All health forms for grades Preschool 3 & 4, Kindergarten, 6th grade and new students

                        due to school office today

Chess Club meets 6:30-7:30 pm Maria Goretti Room

Quincy Fire Dept Safety Firehouse for 3rd and 5th grades 9:00 am

Oct 16              8:30 am Children’s Mass – 8th gr assisting

Oct 18              End of First Quarter

                                    PS 4 classes field trips to Mill Creek Farm 9:00 am/1:00 pm

Oct 20             FOUND Youth Group Bonfire – Nick Venvertloh’s house 6:30-8:00 pm