Parent Letter 12-20-2017

Dear Queen of Peace Families,

The school staff and I want to wish everyone a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

School is on “break” after this Thursday Dec 21st and resumes on Tuesday January 2nd.
(The break is December 22nd through January 1st).

As a school, we gathered donations to help a local family that has fallen on hard times, through no fault of their own, and were chosen to be the recipients of The Best Christmas Ever. Queen of Peace School signed up to buy the family new winter coats.

Our donations totaled $520.00!  Thank you for helping this family in need!

Mardi Gras is coming on Saturday Feb 10th – SAVE the DATE!

Congratulations to the top three spelling contest winners from each classroom in Grades 3-4-5-6! They will be competing in the School-wide Spelling Bee, which will take place after Mass, at approximately 10:30 am, on Friday January 12th.

Grade level winners’ names (in no particular order):

  • Third Grade –  Cate, Cruz, Rownen
  • Fourth Grade – Ethan, Adam, Angelo
  • Fifth Grade – Niko, Clare, Ahnna
  • Sixth Grade – Macy, Ryan, Grace

Spelling is fun! Reading and spelling study are great ways to learn new words and grow our vocabulary!

We have printed out study materials for these students, to take home for practice over Christmas break. A copy of the “Study List” for school bees and a copy of the 2018 “Spell It!” booklet, are also each attached in PDF format, if anyone would like to share them with their child(ren).

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

DI – 2018 Challenge Previews are available at this web address. We will need to have the teams make their choices before Christmas:

Upcoming dates:

  • Dec 19             K-6 Christmas Program 6:30 PM
  • (Refreshments afterward – Help needed…)
  • Dec 19-20       Preschool music programs at 2:00 pm each day
  • Dec 21             Cloquet HS Madrigal Singers at 10:30 a.m. in the church
  • Dec 22-Jan 1  NO SCHOOL – Christmas Break
  • Jan       2          School resumes
  • 5          Principals’ Mtg at Queen of Peace
  • 8          NWEA Winter testing begins
  • 12        All-School Spelling Bee after Mass
  • 12        Catholic United Raffle begins
  • 15        NO SCHOOL M. L. King Day
  • 19        NO SCHOOL Staff Catechetical Formation
  • 26        NWEA testing window ends
  • 28        Catholic Schools Week Mass
  • Jan 28-Feb 3  Catholic Schools Week


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

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