Parent Letter 04-13-2017

Dear Queen of Peace Families,

On behalf of everyone at Queen of Peace School, I want to wish all families a Blessed and Happy Easter!

As we near the completion of our journey through Lent and to Easter, we invite your participation in the Student Council Food Drive and Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl project.

Lenten projects: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

Student Council Food Drive: Please send non-perishable food items to school, now through next Tuesday, April 18th. Our students collected 121.8 lbs. of food at Thanksgiving holiday time. The goal this time is to collect 130 lbs. of food for the needy!

We plan to bring the food over to the local Carlton County food shelf at the Salvation Army store in Cloquet on the Tuesday after Easter.

The Food Shelf serves approximately 50 families each day, and serves over 700 families each year. Thank you to all school and parish families for donating food for our neighbors in need.

There are collection boxes located near the school entry doors.

CRS Rice Bowl collection continues: Through Catholic Relief Services, we encounter our brothers and sisters most in need around the world. 75% of Rice Bowl donation supports programs around the world, such as help for children in need of food in Africa. 25% of your donation helps ease hunger and poverty here in our own diocese. Rice Bowl collections continue through Lent and until Easter. Please collect small change and bills to help. Students are asked to bring their filled rice bowls back to school on Tuesday April 18th, after Easter break. We will combine all the donations and send a check to Catholic Relief Services for the total.


The Pasties Sale has completed. We expect the orders to arrive in early May. Thank you to all who helped and all those who purchased pasties!

Congratulations to our Destination Imagination teams!

All four of our DI teams placed either 1st or 2nd in their categories and are going to State, following the Regional competition at Proctor HS on Saturday March 11th. The State DI competition will be held on Saturday April 22nd at Jackson Middle School/Champlin Park High School in Champlin, in the northern Metro area.

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 14 – Good Friday (No School)
  • April 16 – Easter Sunday
  • April 17 – (No School) Easter Monday
  • April 18 – School resumes – Please send food donations for the needy.
  • April 19-21 – Wolf Ridge trip for 5th and 6th graders
  • April 21 – Preschool Open House, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. – Please tell family, friends, and neighbors!
  • April 22 – DI State Tournament competition
  • April 25 – Hartley Nature Center – Grades K-2
  • April 26 – Hartley Nature Center – Grades 3-6
  • April 26 – Administrative Professionals’ Day – Thank you Mrs. Kalm!
  • May 1 – NWEA Spring round of testing begins

Due to a new scheduling conflict, the Spring Music Program will be on Wed May 17th. – Not on the 18thas originally scheduled.

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

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