Weekly Update

May 27th – June 3rd

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

MONDAY, May 27th:

  • Memorial Day – No School

TUESDAY, May 28th:

  • All school library books must be returned today!

WEDNESDAY, May 29th:

  • Children’s School Mass (Buddy Mass) 8:30 am – 5th Grade students assisting
  • Gr K-2 Read Day in Madison Park 9:15 am – 2:00 pm (Gr K-2 students should wear their Spirit Day shirts w/dress code bottoms. They will need to bring a sack lunch w/drink – no soda.)
  • PK 4 Classes – Summer Birthday Celebrations
  • Gr 6 field trip – Moorman Park
  • 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 – Grades 4-8 2:30-3:30 pm (last class)
  • Early Dismissal at 2:25 pm for students in gr PK-8th               

THURSDAY, May 30th:

  • 3 and 4 yr old Preschool Classes – last day!
  • Gr 7 field trip – Mark Twain Cace
  • Handbell Choir Rehearsal 3:00-4:15 pm

FRIDAY, May 31st:

MONDAY, June 3rd:

  • Gr K-7th – last day! School Picnic Day!
  • 8:30 am Children’s Mass – Gr 4 assisting
  • School Picnic following Mass – Dismissal at 12:30 pm
  • No afternoon bus service; no afternoon daycare
  • Protecting God’s Children Session Blessed Sacrament Parish 6:00-9:00 pm; Call 217-222-2759 to register


 All library books must be returned by May 28th or students must pay the cost of the book.  We ask that our library parent volunteers continue to come to help check in books being returned.  Thank you so much for all of your help with our library this school year!  We truly appreciate all of your help and dedication!


       LUNCH MONEY – Lunch Account money owed was due last Friday, May 24th.  If you have not paid this, please remember to add in the cost of lunches for May 28-31.  Any money (balance) left in your family’s account will carry over to next school. Year. 

DAYCARE MONEY – Family Accounts for the last week of Daycare (May 24-May 31) will be billed after the afternoon daycare session on May 31st.  Parents will receive your daycare invoice over the weekend.  This must be paid by 11:00 am on Monday, June 3rd.

There will be morning daycare only on June 3rd.  If you are going to use morning daycare on June 3rd please estimate that cost onto your account for that day and add to your total to pay.

We thank you so much for your help with this.  Please be aware – It is school policy to hold report cards for students unless their lunch and daycare accounts are paid up to date.


       This past Tuesday, May 21st, our 8th grade students, many of them entering our school as preschoolers, graduated from St. Peter School.  This class was an amazing group of young adults that set goals and faced these challenges with grace and determination.  It was an honor to have them as a part of our St. Peter School family and has been a joy to watch them grow and mature.  We will certainly miss these young men and women and wish the very best for them as they enter their high school years.   We know that they will continue “To do their best and God will do the rest”.   We thank you for letting us be a part of your lives and will continue to keep you in our prayers.  Congratulations and best wishes!

            Tanner James Anderson, Graceanne Kay Bertram, Joshua John Bocke, John Reece Cole-McCoy, Alex Shaffer Connoyer, Marko Cucuk, Eva Rose Dickerman, Dominic Sebastian Durante, Amber Jordyn Durst, Blair Catherine Eftink, Alison Mary Entrup, Brock Robert Evans, Madison Rae Frese, Sophie Elizabeth Gramke, Abigail Grace  Hagedorn, Sean Christopher Hagedorn, Jacob James Hoyt, Anna McDaniel Keck, Avery Matticks Keck, Bryce Christopher Keck, Trevor Thomas Keck , Ava Elizabeth Kenady, Faith Christine Kientzle, Brady Michael Kindhart, Hana Mary Knuffman, Lily Ann Koetters, Ada Mae Kurk, Colin Mason Kurk, Colin Jonathan Larson, Charles Edward Lavery, Emily Elizabeth Mason, Claire Danielle  McCutchen, Mackenzie Beth O’Brien, Madelyn Jean O’Brien, Olorunifemi Vida Odumosu, Ian Charles Paxton, Grayson Danielle Pritts, Tristan Wright Pritts, Lia Caroline Quintero, Enrico Fabio Raad, Giorgio Antonio Raad, Delaney Ann Ringenberg, Macy Kay Schlipman, Braden Patrick Sheffield, Luke Edward Stokes,Jackson John Stratton, Sophia Ann Weis, and Emori Noelle Will.


       We also had a very special day in our 4 year old preschool classes as they also graduated and are now ready for Kindergarten!  We have had a very fun year with all of you and wish you all the best as you enter Kindergarten!  Congratulations to our very special graduates: 

Mia Bond, Elizabeth Boudreau, Cassidy Bradfield, Ross Breckenkamp, Arianna Brock, Greyson Doellman, Thomas Dyer, Esmae Erd, Harrison Fischer, Londyn Fleming, Larren Frese, Caleb Genenbacher, Caleb Holtschlag, Channing Howe, Alivia Kasparie, Madilyn King, Blane Mast, Leo Mast, Evan Mays, Ava Motley, Olivia Ohnemus, Connor O’Neill, Rohn Phillips, Paige Rabe, Charlotte Scholz, Dominic Shinn, Dylan Sowell, Kathlynn Sturhahn, Lawson Tait, Olivia Terwelp, Isla Ufkes, Hudson Vahle, Augustine Venvertloh, Bradley Weiman, Laikyn Willingham, and Rose Zanger.  We wish you all the best!


Our annual end of the school year picnic will be June 3rd.  We will begin our day with our Children’s Mass at 8:30 am and then the picnic will start following Mass (around 9:30 am.)  We need many volunteers to help with this fun activity.  You may sign up through sign up genius with this link:  


Please consider helping out!!  If your family still needs service hours, this will count toward your hours needed for this 2018-2019 school year.  We want to thank Mindee Miller for coordinating our school picnic again.  Thank you, also, to everyone that volunteers to help with this.  Your children enjoy the activities and it is a fun day for everyone!

Our picnic schedule will be:

            8:30 am – Children’s Mass

9:30-10:15 am – Gr 4-7 will attend a Magic Show; Gr Kindergarten – 3rd will be on our school grounds       

                                    with games, music, photo booth, and the Ice Shack

10:30-11:15 am – Gr K-3 will attend the Magic Show; Gr 4-7 will be on our school grounds with the     

                                    same activities listed above

GSA will provide a hot dog lunch:  Gr 4-7 at 11:00 am; Gr K-3 at 11:15 am

            12:15-12:20 pm – Wrap up and students return to their classrooms to pick up their report cards

            12:30 pm – Dismissal; we will not have afternoon bus service or St. Peter School daycare


The Knights of Columbus will once again be awarding 1 (one) $500 scholarship to one family/student at each of the five Quincy Catholic schools for the 2019-2020 school year. They have provided us with information about the scholarship, which also includes two entry forms at the bottom of the page. Additional entry forms will be available until 8 p.m. at the MEGA EVENT on Saturday, June 1st, if someone has more than two children who will be enrolled in Grades K-12 next year at one of our five Catholic schools.


                St. Peter School is looking to hire a teacher aide/para educator for the 2019-2020 school year.  This person will work in the Kindergarten classroom, assisting both students and the teacher.  This position is from 7:45-12:45 Monday-Friday.   If interested in applying, please send your resume to Mrs. Cindy Venvertloh at [email protected] or 2500 Maine, Quincy, IL 62301.


        Our GSA is looking for a volunteer coordinator to schedule volunteers to help with 1st and 2nd lunch shifts (11:00 am – noon).  This coordinator creates a schedule for all parents/grandparents that volunteer to help us out in the lunchroom.  This does count for service hours.  If you have any questions and are interested in helping with this, please contact Tara Bealor at [email protected]


       We extend a very heartfelt thank you to Mrs. April O’Brien for being our coordinator for the past several years.  You did a wonderful job and we truly appreciate all of your help!


       Parents, Grandparents, and Retired Teachers – St. Peter School would love to have you be a part of our Electives Program this upcoming school year for our 7th and 8th grade students.  It is an opportunity to work with students for an hour a day in any area that you specialize in.  For example:  Spanish, Human Rights, Drama, Cooking, Health, Dance, or other areas not listed.  Please contact Mrs. Chris Reichert for more details or any questions you may have, 217-223-1120.


With the end of the year here, your child will begin bringing supplies home.  We know many of these items often get tossed when they come home, so we would like to extend the offer to leave your child’s supplies here at school if you do not want them or don’t mind donating them.  We’re trying to expand the art department and with your help of donations of any markers, colored pencils, water color paints, scissors, rulers, glue sticks, sharpies, or crayons would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for any donations!  ~~ Mrs. Weis and Mrs. Reichert


       Just a reminder…If you are interested in ordering your child’s school supplies from 1st Day School Supplies, please remember orders must be submitted by June 15th.  We are again attaching the flyer to this update.  Each teacher has submitted to 1st Day their complete school supply list.  You can easily order school supplies for your child and they will be delivered directly to school in August for families to pick up. You may order through the following link:  https://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/  If you have any questions or need help ordering, please contact Mrs. Mindy Hough at [email protected]   


       Please check our Lost and Found if your child is missing shirts, jackets, gloves, lunch boxes, etc!!  We have so many items and it continues to grow every day!  Our Lost and Found is located just inside the front doors of school.  Once school is dismissed for the summer, all unclaimed items will be washed and donated to the Back to School Collection or the Ladies of Charity.

TOTUS TUUS – JUNE 23rd – JUNE 28th

       St. Peter Parish is once again offering our Totus Tuus Catholic Kids Day Camp/Evening Faith Experience.  The Catholic Kids Day Camp is for Grades 1-6 during the day (8:00 am-12:00 pm) and the Evening Faith Experience is for Grades 7-12 in the evenings (7:00-9:00pm).  Totus Tuus registration forms have been sent home with our students.  Enrollment is on a first come/first serve basis until the class size limit is reached.  Enrollment for St. Peter Church/School families was open until this past Friday, May 24th.  We will now have open enrollment until Friday, June 21st.  Totus Tuus sessions are very faith filled experiences that are also fun for your children!


We ask that you please be sure to check emails from the school and be aware that you may receive Parent Alerts over the summer.  These will contain needed information about the upcoming school year.


       All incoming students for the above grades are required to have the following mandated State of Illinois Physical or Dental Exams:

            Preschool – Physical Exam, Kindergarten – Physical, Vision, Dental Exams, Second Grade – Dental Exam, Sixth Grade – Physical and Dental Exams, Ninth Grade – Physical Exam

            All Physical and Vision Exams are due to school by the set deadline of October 15, 2019.  Dental Exams are due by May 15, 2020.

            Freshman Physical exams are due by October 15, 2019 to the high school your son or daughter will be  attending.

We ask that you please call your doctor to set these exams up during the summer.  If we do not have the exams by the deadline set by the State of Illinois, your child will not be allowed to attend school until the exam is done.  Please note that Sports Physicals cannot be accepted for this exam.


June 17                        School Advisory Board Meeting 6:30 pm School Conference Room

June 23-27                  Totus Tuus Evening Faith Experience (Gr 7-12) 7:00-9:00 pm

June 24-28                  Totus Tuus Catholic Kids Day Camp (Gr 1-6) 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

June 28                        2019-2020 Tuition Due

~~Welcome Back!!~~

Aug 14                          Kick off the school year Mass 5:30 pm; students may also bring in school supplies to their classrooms following Mass

Aug 15                          First day of school; early dismissal 11:30 am; Full bus service

Thank you for an awesome school year!

Have an outstanding summer!

Remember to keep Christ in your day

And as always,

Do your best and God will do the rest