Parent Letter 01-18-2018

Dear Queen of Peace families,

Please let us know, by calling the school office or telling your child’s teacher, if your family is planning to be here for the “kick-off” of Catholic Schools Week at the 9:30 a.m. mass on Sunday January 28th. We encourage ALL families to participate!

Catholic Schools Week is coming soon: January 28th through February 2nd. We will have special activities continuing throughout the week. Please watch for next week’s news.

Mardi Gras is coming on Saturday February 10th !!! — Update:

We are only three weeks out from our big event.  We hope your sitters have been scheduled and you are all planning to attend this year’s Mardi Gras. Here are a few reminders and ways you can help out.

Event Tickets

Remember to sell event tickets and turn in your ticket order form/payment. We ask each family to buy/sell at least two event tickets. Event tickets sold prior to February 5th are eligible for a pre-event drawing. You will receive fundraising credit for any admission tickets you purchase or sell.


We are asking each family to donate three baskets, one each valued at $5, $10 and $15. More info will be coming with ideas.

Silent Auction

We need interesting, quality items to include in our auctions. Family credit will be given equal to the winning bid price. Donated items may be placed with another item as needed by the Silent Auction Committee. Contact Jen Saletel (218) 343-5396 or Norlene (218) 213-4951 with any questions.

Baskets and Silent Auction items may be brought to the school office beginning Feb 1st. Please fill out and attach a credit slip (located in office) with your name and value of your donation. We would prefer to have all items at the school by Friday noon, February 9th to make set up easier. It is also helpful if you can let us know in advance of any large items being donated, to assist with planning.

Raffle Tickets

Spread the word about our two awesome large raffle items and sell a few tickets too! Electric Meat Smoker with $400 B&B Meat card

2 Night Stay Good at Great Wolf Lodge, Wisconsin Dells with $400 gift card good at any Great Wolf Lodge (can be used to extend stay, food, etc…)

Information on the two raffles is located on our website and Facebook event page. Tickets available at the office.


Of course, with an event this big, we will need lots of help. We will be posting our volunteer list this Friday, indicating areas of help needed in many areas. Please take a look and sign up for one of the areas. Many hands make light work!

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

It is THE event of the year! Be sure to get your tickets and attend!

The Catholic Schools Raffle continues!

Just a friendly reminder that the first collection of sold tickets is TODAY, January 18th. Top sellers from each grade will get an entry into a drawing to win gift cards or cash!

We can sell tickets anywhere in Minnesota (and by mail with out-of-state friends and relatives) between the dates of January 12 and February 25. Last year we raised a total of $11,400 for our school. This year’s goal is $19,000. Can we reach it? If everyone pitches in, the answer is yes!

Sixty $5.00 tickets have been assigned to each family, for a total value of $300. Some of us can sell more, and some fewer, but we can all help! Several families have had good results connecting with other area churches, as well as with extended family and friends. A member of our parish won a free vacation at Wisconsin Dells last year. The top prize is $20,000 or a 2018 Chevy Trax SUV!

Please remember all sold ticket stubs AND ALL unsold tickets must be returned to comply with Minnesota gaming laws. The purchased ticket stubs must have the buyer’s contact information, so they can be notified of winning a prize. Persons 18-years of age and older are eligible to win!

Destination Imagination:

Our two 2018 teams are the Tune-Tastics (Elementary Level- Fine Arts category) and the Super-Joopers (Middle Level- Scientific category)! Their meetings have started. Go creative kids!


Upcoming dates:

  • January 19    NO SCHOOL – Staff Catechetical Formation
  • 26    NWEA testing window ends
  • 28    Catholic Schools Week “kickoff” Sunday Mass – 9:30 a.m.
  • Jan 28-Feb 3  Catholic Schools Week
  • February 1     Talent Show–Family Fun Night –  5 to 7 pm
  • 2      Grandparents Day – Mass at 9:30 —- and Spaghetti Lunch
  • 2      Groundhog Day
  • 8      Region Spelling Bee at NESC
  • Saturday February 10       Mardi Gras! 6 pm to 12 pm
  • 13    Celebrate – St. Valentine’s Day in classrooms
    February 14 – Ash Wednesday  Mass at 9:30 am
  • 19    No School – President’s Day
  • 20    Multi-Region Spelling Bee
  • 23    End of Trimester
  • 25    Catholic Raffle Tickets Sale Stops
  • 26    Catholic Raffle Tickets DUE


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

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