Weekly Update

February 16th – February 24th

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

SATURDAY, February 16th:

  • QCES 7th/8th gr Girls Crusaders Volleyball HOME games vs New Berlin 1:00 pm St. Peter Gym

SUNDAY, February 17th:

  • Jubilation Choir sings at 9:30 am Mass

MONDAY, February 18th:

  • Presidents’ Day – No School
  • QCES 7th/8th gr Girls Crusaders Volleyball HOME games vs Macomb 6:00 pm

TUESDAY, February 19th:

  • Kelsey Celek w/QCT here with grades Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, Rooms 4E, 6E
  • PMO Band Rehearsals at QND: 3:30-4:30 Beginners Band; 4:30-5:30 pm Concert Band;5:30-6:00 pm Jazz Band; 6:00-7:00 pm Cadet Band

WEDNESDAY, February 20th:

  • Children’s School Mass 8:30 am- 1st grade students assisting
  • PMO Band Rehearsals: 5th gr 1:15-1:45 pm; 6th gr 1:45-2:15 pm Music Room
  • After School Quincy Art Center Classes – registered students only in Grades 4-8 2:30-3:30 pm
  • PMO Choir Rehearsals at QND: 7th/8th Concert Choir 3;00-4:00 pm; 4th-6th Cadet Choir 4:10-5:00 pm
  • Teachers Meetings 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Early Dismissal at 2:25 pm for students in gr PK-8th. (This will occur throughout the school year.)
  • WCU Tuition Grant Applications due to WCU today

THURSDAY, February 21st:

  • Moms Are Praying 8:10-9:00 am Martha Jane Room
  • Becky Butler/Budding Artists in the Classroom here w/Rooms 4W, 5W, 6W
  • GSA Meeting 10:00 am – School Conference Room
  • Crazy 8’s Math Club Meeting 3:00-4:00 pm (registered students only)
  • Handbell Choir Rehearsal 3:00-4:15 pm

FRIDAY, February 22nd:

  • 3rd Quarter Midterm; Reports will be posted to RenWeb by March 1st
  • Becky Butler w/Budding Artists in the Classroom here w/Rooms 4E, 5E, 6E
  • Scholastic Bowl Team – practice 3:00-4:30 pm School Library
  • Saints Alive Youth Group 6:00-7:30 pm in the School Gym

SUNDAY, February 24th:

  • FOUND Youth Group “Game Night” 6:30-8:00 pm; Meet in Martha Jane Room


It is bittersweet as we announce that Mrs. Nancy Schodroski will be retiring at the close of the 2018-2019 school year.  Mrs. “Schod” has taught for 37 years.  We have been blessed to have her as part of our St. Peter School family for the past 11 years.  She teaches 7th /8th grade History as well as 7th grade Religion and Reading.  Mrs. Schodroski has always been a very innovative teacher and always challenged her students to put their very best into everything they do.  She will truly be missed by all of her St. Peter School family and we wish her the very best as she begins her new adventure in life at the close of this school year!  Congratulations Mrs. Schodroski!

Just a reminder, with your Lunch Account Balances on Renweb – if you have a positive balance, this means that you have money in your family’s account.  If your account shows a negative balance, this is the amount of what is owed to your account.


       For parents wishing to claim your tuition payments on your income tax filing, we are attaching the instructions from FACTS to this update.  There is also a FACTS helpline phone number included in this attachment for additional help.

2019-2020 Preschool Enrollment Night will be on February 26th at 5:30 p.m.  (School Doors will open at 5:00 pm.)  Parishioners and current school families were sent a letter/registration form with all additional information.  (If for some reason you do not receive a letter please be sure to contact Mrs. Roberta Hutson, school secretary at 223-1120.)  Children must be either 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2019 and be toilet trained to enroll in the program.


       Kindergarten through 8th grade Pre-enrollment/registration paperwork was emailed to parents on Thursday, Feb. 14th from Mrs. Venvertloh.  Please make every effort to read through all the information that was sent as there are many important dates and deadlines.  If you have any questions, please contact the School Office at 217-223-1120 and we will do our best to help guide families through this.  Please note the first important date/deadline is that all pre-enrollment/family agreement forms are due to the school by March 1st.


Parent Night/Dress Rehearsal is Thursday, February 28th, at 6:30 pm in our school gym.  All K-6th students and 7th/8th students in the Grandparents Day Electives Class are expected to participate.  This is part of their Music Curriculum/grade and has been on our school calendar from the beginning of the school year.  Students should be in their classrooms between 6:00-6:15 except for our 7th/8th grade students.  Instead of going to their classrooms in Seton Hall, our 7th and 8th grade students will meet in Mrs. Reeder’s Music Classroom.

Dismissal at the conclusion of our program will be as follows to try to alleviate congestion in our hallways and stairwells:  Students will be dismissed from the gym at the end of evening but instead of collecting each of your children from their individual classrooms, students will go to the classroom of their youngest brother or sister.  Moms and Dads will pick up everyone from that classroom.  We ask that parents keep their son or daughter’s coats with them during the performance.  If that is not possible, then students, upon arrival should leave their coats in their youngest brother or sister’s classroom and then report to their own classroom.

We are looking forward to this wonderful performance of celebrating the Great Outdoors!


       Grandparent/Special Person’s Day is scheduled for Friday, March 1st and we are also looking forward to this very special day!  Mrs. Reeder and our students have been working very hard on our Musical Program and we know it will be awesome!  We are so very blessed to have our grandparents/special persons join us for this very fun day for all of us.  Once again, we have many reservations to come join us for lunch.  If Grandma and Grandpa weren’t sure if they could join us and now discover they can, please just let the school office know.  All are welcome!!  We will begin our day with our Musical Program at 9:30 am in the gym, followed by lunch beginning at 11:00 am.  Please share with your children that when the youngest child in the family’s classroom is called brothers, sisters and cousins should also come to lunch at that time to eat with Grandma and Grandpa. They may then visit their grandchildren’s classroom.  We will end our day with Mass at approximately 1:00 pm.  Students should sit with Grandma and Grandpa and we will dismiss the students at the conclusion of Mass (approximately 2:00 pm).  Please make arrangements for your children to leave with Grandma and Grandpa/Special persons or please be here to pick them up.  We will not have bus service or St. Peter After School Daycare on this afternoon.  We will also not have 4 year old Preschool classes on this Friday.


       Our Kindergarten Round up will be Friday, March 15th from 12:30-2:30 pm in our gym.  We thank Mrs. Gina Bergman for being our coordinator for this event this year.  All potential Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1st, 2019.  We have sent home Kindergarten Round Up registration forms home with our 4 year old Preschool students and have mailed forms to our families that are St. Peter Church parishioners.  We are also attaching a registration form to this update.  If you know of a family that may be interested in St. Peter School, we ask that you please share this information with them.


Does your son or daughter enjoy playing the game of Chess?  St. Peter Chess Club is hosting a Chess Tournament on Saturday, March 9th from 8:30 am -12:30 pm.  The tournament is open to all 4 Catholic Grade Schools for students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.  You do not need to be a member of the Chess Club to participate/compete in this tournament.  Matches will be divided into different age groups.  Registration is due to the St. Peter School Office by March 4th.  For more information please contact Chris Gill at [email protected].  We have attached the information and registration form to this update.


Quincy Notre Dame High School will hold an Open House on Sunday, February 24th, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at 1400 S. 11th Street, Quincy, Ill.  Parents and students interested in attending QND are invited to attend.  Everyone is welcome to come for all or part of the afternoon. The first hour will be informational presentations and discussions in the cafeteria for the parents while the students visit with current QND students in a classroom. The second hour is open for tours of the school with teachers available in the classrooms.  Families can explore on their own or be included in a QND student-guided tour.

The schedule for the QND Open House is as follows:

1:00 p.m. – Welcome and overview with Principal Mark McDowell and QND students (QND Cafeteria)

1:30 p.m. – “Ways to Make QND a Reality” presentation with question and answer session about financial assistance, completing the FACTS form, Gene Grawe Fund and more (QND Cafeteria)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Tour QND and meet teachers

For more information, please contact Mary Pat Vahlkamp at 217-223-2479 ext. 326 or email [email protected].


With the announcement that Mrs. Schodroski will be retiring, St. Peter School will now have a teaching position open and we are seeking to hire a new teacher.  The ideal candidate should have an Illinois teaching license as well as an endorsement in History/Social Studies for the Junior High level.  Other responsibilities include teaching Reading and Religion to students in grades 7 or 8.  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Mrs. Cindy Venvertloh, St. Peter School, 2500 Maine Street, Quincy, IL 62301 or [email protected] Please send by March 1st.


       St. Anthony of Padua Parish is seeking an elementary school principal for their parish school, St. Dominic, beginning August 1, 2019.  St. Dominic School provides academic excellence in a Catholic environment for 170 students in preschool through 8th grade.  The ideal candidate will be a practicing, faithful Catholic who is knowledgeable and supportive of the mission and philosophy of Catholic Schools and is committed to evangelization through excellence in Catholic education.  Applicants should hold a Master’s Degree in Education with Illinois License and have experience in elementary school teaching and administration.  All interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, and proof of Illinois Professional Educator’s License to Fr. Tom Donovan, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 2223 St. Anthony Rd, Quincy, IL 62305 or email [email protected] by March 1, 2019.

We send our sincere best wishes to St. Dominic School Principal, Mrs. Sue Kelley, on her retirement and thank her for all of her years of dedicated service to our Quincy Catholic Schools.


Feb 25             No Jubilation Choir Rehearsal today through March 18; Jubilation Choir Rehearsals will resume on Monday, March 25th

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

Feb 26             Preschool Enrollment Night 5:30 pm; doors open at 5:00 pm

Feb 27             8:30 am Children’s Mass – Kindergarten assisting

Scholastic Bowl AWAY Match vs Unity

Feb 28             Crazy 8’s Math Club meets after school

All School Parents Musical Program 6:30 pm in the gym; Students need to be in their classrooms between 6:00-6:15 pm

March 1            Grandparents/Special Persons Day!

-No Preschool Classes today

-9:30 am Musical Performance in the gym

-11:00 am lunch begins

-Mass 1:00 pm; students will be dismissed from Mass (approx. 2:00 pm)

-No afternoon bus service or afterschool daycare

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