Parent Letter 03-02-2107

Dear Queen of Peace Families,

TOMORROW: Friday March 3rd – – –

Queen of Peace School IS IN SESSION – No Bus nor Hot Lunch – Please send a bag lunch.

Also on Friday March 3 – Knights of Columbus Fish Fry from 5 to 7 pm in the school gym

Mardi Gras celebration re-cap! What a wonderful evening it was!

Our Mardi Gras committee is still working on the final figures, but our fundraiser netted right around $30,000!

Mardi Gras Thanks You!

The Mardi Gras Committee would like to extend a great big thank you to all those who made our fundraiser a tremendous success. Where do we start?

First of all, thank you to everyone who pitched in and helped with setup, food prep, decorating, beverages, working the event, cleanup and tear down. It just wouldn’t be possible without all of you, the volunteers.

Secondly, we’d like to thank all the businesses and donors, large and small, that so generously contributed items, certificates and general financial assistance for Mardi Gras 2017. It’s these prizes and auction items that make the evening’s events so exciting. Thanks also to Principal Van Loh, the Queen of Peace School staff and the students who so patiently put up with our activities from Thursday to Sunday as the event engulfed the entire first floor of the school.

Most importantly, we’d like to thank all of the wonderful guests that came on Saturday night, whether they be school parents and parishioners their friends and families or just curious members of the community coming to see what all the excitement was about. It’s our Mardi Gras guests that make this fundraiser such a huge success. Thank you! We hope you all enjoyed yourself and will spread the word when next year’s event rolls around!


The Catholic Schools Raffle has wrapped up!  

A message from our Raffle Committee:

Queen of Peace School & Catholic United Financial Raffle


  • 2,280 tickets sold
  • $11,400 collected

Thank you so much for participating and selling so many tickets in our first year!  With so many other things keeping us busy we had some great results.  Looking forward to increasing our sales in 2018!

On to the fun!

Catholic United Financial Winners

  • Top Selling Student:       Grace Lavan with 131 tickets sold (Winner of a Kindle Fire HD!)
  • Top Selling Grade:           5th grade averaging 49 tickets per student (Winners of a Pizza & Ice Cream Party!)

Queen of Peace Incentive Raffle

We had 102 entries into our school raffle for gift cards or cash!  Amazing job to all of the students!  Cash and gift cards will be handed to the students onFriday, March 10th!

With that being said… our winners are:

$10 Cash

  • Parker Bills
  • Isaac Hill

$20 gift cards for Cloquet Premier Movie Theatre

  • Addyson Defoe
  • Ryan Huls

$10 gift cards for Dairy Queen

  • Clara Gaffney
  • Katelyn Terch

$10 gift cards for McDonalds

  • Josilyn Nikko
  • Isaac Swanson

$10 gift cards for Cloquet Warming House

  • Isabella Genereau
  • Cruz Lee


We are still looking for a part-time Pre-School Aide. Would you like to help? (Pay is $9.50 per hour.) 

Any adults (18 or older) interested in being a part-time aide in the preschool classroom for approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours during the middle of the day, are asked to contact the school office at 218-879-8516. A Background Study and Safe Environment Training must be completed before working with preschool students.

Pennies for Patients: As in past years, we are participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s program to raise money to help in the fight against blood cancer. The dates are February 10 through March 30. Students brought home a flyer and a collection box on Friday, February 10th. Students are encouraged to collect dollars, checks, and change to help with the Pennies for Patients effort. More information is available online at:

Upcoming Dates:

  • March 3 – Queen of Peace School IS IN SESSION – No Bus nor Hot Lunch- Please send a bag lunch.
  • March 3 – Knights of Columbus Fish Fry from 5 to 7pm in the school gym
  • Mar 6 and 7 – Parent/Teacher Conferences in pm – to be scheduled on
  • Mar 9 – Catholic United Financial Raffle drawing in St. Paul
  • Mar 11- Destination Imagination regionals at Proctor HS
  • Mar 12 – Daylight Savings Time begins
  • Mar 20-24 – Spring Break – No School

Best wishes for God’s blessings to all,
from Bill Van Loh, Principal

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