Parent Letter 11-02-2017

Dear Queen of Peace Families,

Thank you to students and families for bringing food and cash donations as part of our Halloween celebration. We collected 50.2 pounds of non-perishable food items and $15.75 in cash. Annalise, Clare, and I carried two boxes and a bag of food, plus the money, to the local Cloquet Food Shelf.  A photo of our two student helpers is shown below, at the scale in the Food Shelf building.

Thanks to everyone who donated to help Cloquet area families in need!

Thank you to all families for participating in the Marathon fundraiser!

Congratulations to our top three student fundraisers: Ahna B. at $705, Willow S. at $630, and Paige B. at $541. The top earner wins an Apple TV-device and the other two earners each win a $25 Apple iTunes gift card.

Our total amount raised was over $6,300.00 !

For families whose child(ren) will participate in Destination Imagination:

DI – 2018 Challenge Previews are available at this web address:

Meeting TODAY: All parents of children participating in DI, please try to come to the meeting on Thursday Nov 2nd at 4:30 pm in the cafeteria. We will discuss teams and adult leaders.

Thank you to all Parents and Volunteers!

The main wreath order is in… However, we can still accept paid orders through Friday November 10th.

Our committee chair asked me to let everyone know that we are still in desperate need of more volunteers on delivery day, Nov 16th. Please sign up to help!

Thank you!

Our delivery date for wreaths is Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Please call the school office, if you have any questions. (218-879-8516)

Mardi Gras 2018 is February 10th, just about 3 months away. The Mardi Gras Committee needs more members to assist with the planning of this large event. We will soon be starting to meet. The first thing we will be working on is deciding on our large presale raffle items. If you know a business or individual who would be willing to donate a large item or if you would like to join this fun team please contact Norlene at or 213-4951.

The MNSAA Accreditation Renewal Site-Team visit – is completed! Our initial feedback report from Sister Sharon, the team chair, was very positive. The MNSAA board will meet in December to process the committee’s report. We should hear from them, officially, at that time.

Every seven years, non-public schools are required to work through a rigorous process of self-study and review, which includes being visited by a site-team from MNSAA (Minnesota Non-Public School Accreditation Association). Last year, we conducted the Self-Study and drafted a new School Strategic Plan.  Thank you, to the families who helped with providing snacks and coffee, and other support for the team. And, special thanks to Mrs. Kalm and all of our wonderful school and parish staff for their extra work in helping to complete this process!

Have you ever wondered what to do with crayons that are old, not needed, or worn down to a short nub?

Crayons – Recycling information from WLSSD web-site.

Proper Disposal
Used and new crayons, candles, and paraffin wax are used to make campfire starters by a local non-profit organization.

(Call first, as certain crayons cannot be used to manufacture this product)
Air Park Products and Services (218-723-4631)
4619 Airpark Boulevard
Duluth, MN 55811

Upcoming dates:

  • Thurs Nov 2nd – DI Parent meeting at 4:30 in cafeteria
  • Mon Nov 6 –   School Picture Retakes
  • Tues  Nov  7 – Student Council – Election Day
  • Thurs Nov 9 –  1st “New” Student Council meeting
  • Fri    Nov 10 – Veterans Day Mass – reception after
  • Thurs Nov16 – Wreath Distribution Day
  • Nov 21- End of Trimester
  • Nov 22 – School NOT in session
  • Nov 23-24 –       Thanksgiving Break-No School
  • Nov 30 – Report Cards go home
  • Dec  1        QP School – IN SESSION – No Bus nor Hot Lunch
  • Dec  1        Home for Holidays Spaghetti Dinner
  • Dec 2        Home for Holidays Parade

Best wishes for God’s continued blessings to all!


Bill Van Loh, Principal


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