Parent Letter 05-24-2017

Dear Queen of Peace Families,

First, just a reminder that the permission slips and payments are due tomorrow, Thursday May 25, for both the Zoo and Valleyfair trips. Please send or bring those to the school office. Thanks!

School is NOT in session on Friday for a Staff Catechetical Formation day, nor on Monday, which is Memorial Day. Have a wonderful weekend!

As you may have heard, or may have seen in the parish bulletin, we have advertised some staff and faculty openings at Queen of Peace School for the 2017-2018 school year. These include: our 2nd and 4th Grade teaching positions, our Preschool Assistant Teacher position, and one of our part-time After School Club positions.

The teaching positions have been advertised on the state-wide MN EdPost website. Our After-School Club opening has been advertised at Fond Du Lac TCC, at St. Scholastica, at UMD, and on two additional job-listing sites, ( and

We have received applications from several well-qualified teacher candidates and have begun the interview process.

We offer our heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Petrovich, Mrs. Sternberg, Mrs. Genereau, and Mrs. Twite for their work and service for our school and students. And, we wish them well in the future.

I wish to personally thank these individuals AND all of our staff for the wonderful contributions they make to the lives and learning of our young people.

***A reminder to parents: There will NOT be After-School Club on the last day of school, Thursday June 1st. We will have Mass at 8:30 a.m., followed by Field Day activities at Pinehurst Park. Parents are welcome and volunteer help is needed. School will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. – Happy summer!!

Parish notes: All school and parish families are invited to the Summer Sizzle Picnic activities. On Saturday July 22nd we will have Bingo after 5:00 p.m. Mass, and there will be a picnic at Chub Lake on Sunday July 23rd after the 9:30 a.m. Mass.

We are asking for volunteers to help with photos for the new parish directory. The need is for volunteers to help with reminder calls and also to sit at the table while photos are being taken.  Please contact Peggy in the parish office if you are willing to help. (218-879-6793)

Queen of Peace “Scavenger Hunt” continues!

The Queen of Peace School Family Scavenger Hunt is back. This 2nd annual edition of the hunt began on Friday, May 19th at 3:30 pm sharp. Scavenger hunt flyers went home to each family with the children last Friday afternoon.

This year’s winning family will receive an actual treasure chest loaded with loot. Get the whole family involved and join in on the fun!

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 25 – All School Assembly for K-6 at 2:00 pm
  • May 26 – School NOT in session – Staff Catechetical Formation
  • May 29 – School NOT in session – Memorial Day
  • May 30 – Grades 4-5-6 Safety Patrol trip to Valleyfair
  • May 30-31 – Preschool Programs – Bridge to Kindergarten
  • May 31 – K-6 students – Trip to Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth
  • June 1 – Last day of school – Field day activities – Early dismissal at 1:00 pm (NO After-School Club)


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

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