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Information & News

Parent Letter 02-15-2018

Dear Queen of Peace Families, Lent is beginning this week and it’s time for TUNA Pizzas on Fridays! Please see the info sheet attached to this message. Thanks to Pete and his crew at Eskomo Pizza Pies in Esko, our school will … Continue reading

Parent Letter 02-06-2018

Dear Queen of Peace Families, Mardi Gras! is coming this weekend, Saturday February 10th. Many wonderful auction items, food, fun, and raffles… …AND please keep selling those Catholic United-School Raffle tickets! Lent is coming next week and it’s time for … Continue reading

Parent Letter 02-01-2018

Dear Queen of Peace Families,

Thank you to all the parents and staff for the significant amounts of time and work that have contributed to making Catholic Schools Week such an enjoyable, learning experience for our students, and a wonderful success. We are looking forward to many Grandparents and Grandfriends joining us for Mass and Lunch tomorrow, Friday February 2nd.

Mardi Gras is only a week away. Many wonderful auction items and raffles… AND please keep selling those Catholic United-School Raffle tickets!

Mardi Gras is coming on Saturday February 10th !!! … Updates from our Mardi Gras committee

Mardi Gras Update: 1 week to go!!


Event Tickets

Event tickets turned in by February 5th are eligible for a pre-event drawing. All order forms must be turned in by February 7th for processing. After that tickets needs to be purchased at the office. You will receive fundraising credit for any admission tickets you purchase or sell prior to day of event.


We are asking each family to donate three baskets, one each valued at $5, $10 and $15. Please fill out slip for value of basket and family credit when you drop them off at the office. If you have any questions on the $5, $10, $15 Baskets: contact Becci Erickson via email or via text at 218-380-1053.

Silent Auction

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 the value of your donation. We would prefer to have all items at the school by Friday noon, February 9th to make set up easier.

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…) Flyers are available at the office.


Thank you to those who have already signed up to help. Mardi Gras has continued to grow. We have added so many things, that to make it smooth sailing for all the areas we really need your help.

Please sign up! Many time slots are just an hour and others can be shared positions.  The more people we have the smoother the events will go for all of our patrons including all your friends!
Spread the word

Please share news about the event, raffles, and silent auction items on Facebook as they are highlighted.

We will be highlighting our bigger raffle items and Silent Auction items over the coming days.

One of our newest raffle board prizes, we are excited to announce is a Beretta A350 Xtrema 12-gauge camo pattern shotgun.

The Beretta raffle, as well as the iPhone X raffle board, may have a sneak peek after masses this weekend. Be sure to check it out.


Mardi Gras is coming on Saturday Feb 10th – Get your Tickets!

It is THE event of the year! Be sure to attend!
Do we have any families that might sell Raffle tickets at Super One, if the store would give us permission? Please let us know in the school office. Thanks!


An important update from Kim F., our Raffle committee chairperson:


Queen of Peace School –

Catholic United Financial Raffle


Top sellers from each grade will get an entry into a drawing to win gift cards or cash!


Our Fundraising Goal for 2018 is:



We are 2 weeks into the Catholic Schools Raffle and we are at 8% of our goal!


I’ve been hearing that many of you are selling away and holding onto tickets.  Please do NOT keep your sold tickets!!  We are required to turn them in throughout the fundraising timeline and need to collect whatever you have sold.  Whether you have 1 or 100 sold, PLEASE turn them in.  I am more than happy to collect your tickets and money during drop off/pick up time, or even meet you somewhere convenient!


Remember this is a GREAT way to earn your fundraising credit, as it is 100% towards your commitment as well as to the school!

On to the fun!


Here are the results from the last two weeks.

Week 1 Top Sellers by Grade:

  • Blake Gerard, PK – 15 tickets
  • Sebastian Evander, K – 70 tickets
  • Santiago Feiro, 2 – 8 tickets
  • Cruz Lee, 3 – 30 tickets


Week 1 Top Seller at Queen of Peace = Sebastian Evander, K – 70 tickets!


Week 2 Top Sellers by Grade:

  • Blake Gerard, PK – 3 tickets
  • Sebastian Evander, K – 35 tickets
  • Parker Bills, 2 – 60 tickets
  • Adam Marthaler, 3 – 41 tickets
  • Ahnna Bader, 5 – 25 tickets


Week 2 Top Seller at Queen of Peace = Parker Bills – 60 tickets



Sales tip of the week:  Get a few classmates together for an afternoon, pick specific neighborhoods, and sell door to door.  Make it a fun competition to see who can sell the most tickets, at a single house, on a block, in a given timeframe!


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!

Is anyone, or perhaps, are two families together, interested in hosting a Soup Supper during Lent?

This is a Catholic tradition of coming to the church on a Friday evening for the Stations of the Cross prayers, and then having a meatless “soup supper” afterward.

Stations of the Cross will begin at 5:30 pm, so the soup can be brought in a crockpot and will need to be ready to serve around 5:50 or so. Donations of different kinds of meatless soups, some rolls or bread sticks, and probably some fresh veggies are needed. Coffee, water and lemonade mix  will already be there and there won’t be a need for paper products, as the napkins and cups that are there can be used.


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: 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 Special Lunch
  • 2     Groundhog Day
  • 8     Region Spelling Bee at NESC – Good Luck Clare !!!
  • 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   ALL Catholic Schools Raffle Tickets DUE in school office



Best wishes for God’s continued blessings to all!


Bill Van Loh, Principal

Parent Letter 01-25-18

Dear Queen of Peace Families, Catholic Schools Week begins this Sunday, January 28th! Please join us at the 9:30 a.m. Mass: Students are asked to wear their uniforms to Mass on this Sunday, especially those who have a helper role in … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Parent Letter 01-12-2018

Dear Queen of Peace Families, We hope everyone stayed safe and warm during the snow day on Thursday! Please remember that school is NOT in session on Monday, January 15, NOR on Friday January 19th. We will be in session … Continue reading

Parent Letter 01-04-2018

Dear Queen of Peace Families, We wish everyone a blessed and Happy New Year! Catholic Schools Week is coming soon: January 28th through February 2nd. We will begin with special family and student involvement in the Sunday 9:30 a.m. mass on January … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Parent Letter 12-14-2017

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