Weekly Update

October 27th – November 3rd

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

SUNDAY, October 27th:

  • Jubilation Choir sings at 9:30 am Mass
  • Gr 8 Confirmation REAP Retreat 12:30-5:30 pm St. Francis Church
  • Trucks or Treats! 4:00-6:30 pm – Lower East Parking Lot (in case of rain-gym)

MONDAY, October 28th:

  • Parent Teacher Conference Schedules will be sent home with students today
  • Kindergarten classes – 50’s Day Celebration (for our 50th day of school this year)
  • Jubilation Choir Rehearsals 3:00-3:45 pm
  • Peter School Halloween Bash – grades 6-8 in the gym 6:00-7:30 pm

TUESDAY, October 29th:

  • School Picture Retakes beginning at 8:30 am; we will also take several group shots for our yearbook-We plan to take photos of CYO Fall Volleyball teams, Cub/Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, & Chess Club
  • 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 3:00-3:50 Room 6W (registered students only)
  • Chess Club meets 6:30-7:30 pm – Maria Goretti Room

WEDNESDAY, October 30th:  

  • Children’s School Mass held at 8:30 am – Grade 6 assisting
  • QPD/St. Peter School Lock Down Drill w/Sgt. Mark Folkenroth 1:15 pm
  • 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 4-8) 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 31st:

  • Happy Halloween! Dress Code-Orange and Black Day; Students/Staff may wear Orange, Black, or appropriate Halloween shirts
  • Halloween Parade for grades K-3 (students will wear their Halloween costumes) 2:00 pm; gr. 4-8 will line up outside for parade; Parents/families are welcome to come watch!
  • Halloween Parties will be in classrooms throughout the school day
  • No Handbell Choir Rehearsal today; will resume next Thursday, Nov. 7th
  • Homework Club (Gr 7/8) meets today 3:00-4:00 pm
  • All Saints Day Vigil Mass 5:00 pm

FRIDAY, November 1st:

  • Children’s All Saints Day Mass 8:30 am – Gr 5 assisting
  • Peter Church All Saints Day Masses: 8:30 am; 12:10 pm; 6:00 pm
  • Gr 8 students will dress as their Confirmation Saint during Mass and throughout the day
  • After School Music German Lingua Class meets 3:00-3:45 pm Martha Jane Room (registered K-2nd gr students only)


       The Newman Singers, a liturgical and concert group from the Newman Catholic Student Center in Iowa City, Iowa, will appear in concert at our St. Peter Church on Sunday, November 3rd at 3:00 pm.  The Newman Singers have traveled extensively for the past twenty years, appearing at churches, schools, and conventions, presenting concerts and giving workshops on liturgical music, youth ministry and youth choirs, and leading congregations in liturgy.   The Newman Singers have sung at World Youth Day, NCYC (the National Catholic Youth Conference), the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, and numerous times at the NPM National Conference (National Association of Pastoral Musicians).  Their eleven recorded collections of liturgical music, written by their founder and director, Joe Mattingly, are used in parishes, schools, and institutions throughout the country.  Their mission is to spread the gospel with spirit and music.  Visit the Newman Singers on the web at www.newmansingers.com

            Free-will donations will be accepted at the concert.  Don’t miss this dynamic group that represents the best of Catholic youth music ministry!  For more information, contact Monica Scholz, [email protected]


       St. Peter School will be hosting a talent show on Monday, November 25th and is in search of fantastic acts!  We will have tryouts after school on Monday, November 11th.  Sign-up sheets will be in classrooms and we need to have all acts registered by November 4th.  The information letter is attached with this update. We are looking forward to seeing our students perform with their awesome gifts and talents!


       Want to start your day with friends and exercise?  St. Peter Parish is hoping to begin early bird exercise sessions.  These classes are tentatively scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and possibly Saturday mornings.  Our early morning workouts will target core muscles from your shoulders down to your knees.  We are attaching an information flyer to this update.  Please call Jill Tracy, 217-257-2460 for more information or to express interest in joining.  We hope to announce start dates and times soon!


The QND Extravaganza “Raider Luau” will be held on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at the Ambiance, 5225 Koch’s Lane.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm as well as the Silent Action will begin at 6:00 pm.  Dinner begins at 7:00 pm.  Enjoy an evening with dinner and drinks (both beer and wine) and both live and silent auction items to benefit QND.  The raffle grand prize is $3000.00 in cash, or 1 year QND tuition or 2 years Catholic grade school tuition.  Raffle tickets cost $50.00 Tickets for the event are $60.00 each if purchased through November 1st or $65.00 after this date.  Event tickets and raffle tickets are both available online at https://quincynotredame.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/Extravaganza2019, at the Gene Grawe Office in the Narthex of St. Peter’s Church, at the main office at QND, or by contacting Jeanne Anderson at [email protected].  Thanks to all of those who contribute their time, talent and treasures to this important event which benefits QND in a number of ways!


St. Dominic School is seeking candidates for the secretary position at the school. This position performs secretarial duties; handles designated clerical responsibilities (correspondence, reports, students’ records, appointments, lunch and tuition accounts on FACTS, etc.) related to school and the office of the principal; keeps the office running smoothly; greets visitors; and represents the principal in telephone and personal contact with the public. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Carol Frericks at [email protected] or 4100 Columbus Road, Quincy, IL 62305. Thank you.

Upcoming Dates:

Nov 4               Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences 3:15-5:55 pm

Nov 5               Gr K-8 Bus Evacuation Drills today

Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences 3:15-5:55 pm

Nov 6               Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences 2:40-5:40 pm

                           After School Art Classes (registered students only gr K-3)

Nov 7               Early dismissal w/full bus service 11:30 am; no after school daycare today

                          Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00-3:20 and 5:00-7:20 pm

No Preschool 3 classes today (Parent Teacher Conferences)

                           Preschool 4 classes will have classes today (conferences in January)

Nov 8               No School

Nov 10              Gr 8 Confirmation Reap Retreat 12:30-5:00 pm at St. Francis Parish Renewal Center

                           Saints Alive Youth Group “Hungry for Jesus Hungry Hippos” 6:00-7:30 pm gym

            Nov 11              Veteran’s Day – School is in session